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Speciality classes by Halimeda include:

  • Middle Eastern Dance Basics as Aerobics - review at a fast pace!
  • Turkish Style Belly Dance - very energetic!
  • Zills with Basic Middle Eastern Rhythms Every Dancer Should Know
  • Improvisation to Live Drmmming (joined by Michaelis on dumbec)
  • "Old School Veil Work" - dancing with fabric with movements adapatable to any style
  • Using the 3/4 Lame Veil - lots of spinning
  • Selected Choreography - you pick the choreography, Halimeda will break it down, prepare the notes and teach it. Normally it takes 1 hour to teach 60 minutes of music for anything but the most simple of choreography. You video the group doing the choreography at the end of the class!

Specialty Classes by 'Aukai available include:

  • Hula Fitness - great exercise based on Polynesian Dance Movements
  • Hawaiian Dance Introduction for the Curious - basic movements using Hawaiian movement names, easy choreography!
  • Tahitian Dance Introduction for the Curious - basic, energetic movments using Tahitian movement names,  and simple combinations!
  • Selected Choreography - you pick the choreography, 'Aukai will break it down, prepare the notes and teach it. Normally it takes 1 hour to teach 60 minutes of music for anything but the most basic choreography. You video the group doing the choreography at the end of the class!

As soon as we can offer lessons again, Halimeda / 'Aukai will be available for private lessons and speciality classes for groups. The speciality classes are designed to enhance a regular class schedule. They are not a substitute for weekly classes and rehearsals. Like private lessons, they are designed to be fun, energetic, educational and structured according the person setting up the class. Fees vary according to the type and length of the lesson. We have several teachers experienced in many types of dance and exercise.   Email or cell phone at (850) 509-4572. If no one answers the phone, please leave a message with your phone number and best time for us to call you.

Private Lessons and Coaching:

Private lessons and coaching for Hawaiian Hula, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, and Middle Eastern drumming and Flamenco will be available again as soon as it is feasible. Our teachers have never stopped learning and are ready to bring their knowledge to you! These lessons are prepared for the specific level of each student or group of students. Prices vary according to the skill level required. Please call (850) 509-4572 to schedule or email In Step Studio

Performing Opportunities - On hold for COVID-19

We have two performing troups Mau'oli'oli Dancers and Troupe Arabesque. Our groups enjoy  community, private party, and educational opportunities. All performers are drawn from the regular classes.  Information on performances is provided during class cool down and stretch out. Special rehearsals are called as needed.

Return to top of page Approach to studio from east (Wakulla Highway) side

How it looks from the road West approach Halimeda's Oasis - 2609 Glover Road is nestled in a woodsey area of south Leon county. The private studio now costuming shop is in the middle of 2 acres, has a yard full of 60 foot tall Long Leaf pine trees and tall azalea bushes. Parking is anywhere along the semicircular drive way. Glover Road is 3 miles south of the intersection of Capitol Circle and Crawfordville Road; it runs between Wakulla Springs Road (SR 61) and Crawfordville Highway (US 319).  Call 850-509-4572 for more information.  Halimeda's Oasis carries dance costuming, dance music and various dance props. Please make an appointment as we do not have regular hours.

ARTS after School at 3510 Weems Road. The school is west side of the road. We have a brand new space; the classes will be in the dance or karate room as before. Please call (850) 509-4572 for detailed instructions.

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