Learn Salsa from Professional Latin Choreographer

Join Online Classes to Sway your Feet to the Rhythm

What’s life without a little Cha Cha? We believe everyone should dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. And we’ve got you just that in our online live-streamed classes with a professional Latin choreographer.

Instructor

The training is offered by the Latin professional dancer who has been teaching for more than 3 years now. He’s also an active member of the Riyadh Salsa community. Join the session to learn Salsa with your partner or join solo.

Choose the date and time that suits you best and learn to express yourself through your moves. 

The class will be an interactive one-on-one session with the Salsa instructor.

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The activity is open to enthusiasts of all ages. A secured link will be shared for the live stream before the meeting. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

couple dancing
couple dancing

Book online live-stream classes through the Hala Yalla app and dance like no one’s looking. Download the app now to enjoy live-streamed experiences in sports, entertainment, art, and much more!

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Paint your Imagination in our Online Class

Discover your Creative Arts Talent with Naziya

“Creativity is imagination having fun.”

Albert Einstein 

Is your palette ready? Canvas upright? Brushes cleaned? Because it’s time to unleash the Picasso within for our online creative arts classes at Hala Yalla!

Instructor

Naziya is an art teacher with a passion for introducing the audience to the interactive world of art. In today’s fast-paced world where it’s easy to access the internet from anywhere, Naziya is teaching fabric painting and other painting techniques.

You’ll learn

  • How to be Creative
  • Paint textures & Techniques
  • Painting & Illustrations

Choose the date and time that suits you best and learn to express yourself through art. It’ll be an interactive one-on-one session with the art instructor.

Who can join?

The activity is open to females and boys of 18 years and under. A secured link will be shared for the live stream before the meeting. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

Book your slot right here,

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Paint textures
Feel those paint textures

Stay creative at home, take painting classes, and book the online art class through the Hala Yalla app. Download the app now to enjoy live-streamed experiences in sports, entertainment, art, and much more!

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Zumba your Worries Away – Online Classes

Learn some real dance moves from our Online Classes

Tap your feet to the beat as we bring a professional Zumba instructor to Hala Yalla. Join the live dance session through the Hala Yalla app.

Zumba Instructor

Reem has been Zumba trainer for beginners since 2013 and Hip-hop trainer since 2015. Learn to dance, hip-hop, and afrobeat from an expert like her during the lockdown.

You’ll learn

HipHop
Afrobeat
Zumba

The class will be an interactive private live session with the dance instructor and you can easily book a slot right now👇

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Choose your favorite dance type and learn the poetic motion of the body in an interactive one-on-one session with the dance instructor.

Man dancing
Man dancing

A secured link will be shared for the live stream before your session. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

Enjoy Zumba training in Zumba classes through the Hala Yalla app. Download the app now to enjoy live-streamed experiences in sports, entertainment, art, and much more!

Download the app today on Android or iOS

Learn Painting & Calligraphy Online!

Book Live-streamed Sessions to Learn Painting and Calligraphy on Hala Yalla

Art speaks volumes where words fail to describe. Learn to express yourself through art in an online class.

The Instructor

Hamna is an artist offering painting and calligraphy lessons to beginners of all age groups. After learning painting from “Canvas and Cocktails” in Colorado, USA she’s now teaching art to all art enthusiasts. 

Services

In a live session, she’ll encourage students to brush up their skills by learning techniques in Acrylic painting and basic calligraphy.

  • Acrylic painting: Learn brush techniques, blending techniques, and of course watercolor painting itself
  • Basic Calligraphy: Acquire ancient writing skills

What you’ll need

Before your class begins, make sure you have 

  • A canvas (sizes 16 x 16 and 16×25  are preferred), 
  • Brushes (flat brushes, angular brush, and detail round) 
  • Primary colors of acrylic paint. 

Click the link below to book the interactive private one-on-one live session with the instructor!

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Calligraphic script
Learn to write like that

This session is for females and kids under 13 years of age. Hala Yalla app is providing the answer to the question of ‘how to learn calligraphy’ through its online live stream classes.

A secured link will be shared for the live stream before the meeting. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

Stay creative at home and book the online art class through the Hala Yalla app. Download the app now to enjoy live-streamed experiences in sports, entertainment, art, and much more!

Download the app today on Android or iOS

Join Live Classes and Learn New Skills!

Learn New Skills in Lock Down

Enhance your creativity in quarantine with these live online classes on Hala Yalla.

Since we’ve got all the time we ever needed to learn something new, let’s take advantage of this time and learn in live sessions.

Book the experiences you’d like from the Hala Yalla app.

Beauty Consultant – Manal

Manal is an experienced beauty consultant. She’ll guide you through your haircare and skincare routine so you can enjoy healthy hair and skin while social distancing. In the lockdown situation, she’ll help you to choose the perfect type of makeup for you.

Take care of your skin and hair. Refer to Manal for beauty consultation.

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Lipstick artwork

Paint & Calligraphy by Hamna

Hamna is an artist offering painting and calligraphy lessons to beginners of all age groups. All art enthusiasts (females and children) are welcome to learn or brush up their skills.

She is offering live stream classes on:

  • Acrylic painting: learn brush techniques, blending techniques, and of course painting itself
  • Basic Calligraphy: Acquire ancient writing skills

Please note: Students need to attend the class with:

  • A canvas (sizes 16 x 16 and 16×25  are preferred)
  • Brushes (flat brushes, angular brush, and detail round)
  • Primary colors of acrylic paint

Learn to paint during the lockdown.

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Creative Arts with Naziya

Naziya is a passionate art teacher. She is introducing the audience to the interactive world of art. In today’s fast-paced world where it’s easy to access the internet from anywhere, she is giving live stream classes to art enthusiasts.

She is offering to teach:

  • Creativity
  • Textures & Techniques
  • Painting & Illustrations
  • Painting & Imprinting Techniques
  • Fabric Painting

oil painting of ship on fabric

Learn to express yourself through colors in quarantine. Learn it online with Naziya.

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Guitar workshop for beginners

If you want to learn to play music from scratch, join the live stream classes. 

Muhamed Saleh is an experienced professional in the field of music. Learn different types of chords ‘minor and major’ and music scale. In addition to that, he’ll give right and left-hand exercises. 

Learn the art of music from Mohammed.

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Music with Rashid

In a lockdown, learn the skills of handling musical instruments well. In an interactive live art class, learn to play guitar, harmonium, and piano.

woman playing a piano

Join the live sessions and learn to play instruments in Quarantine. 

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Book the creative art classes you like from the Hala Yalla app to enjoy the discount.

At the meeting time, a secured link will be shared for the live stream art classes. For the best streaming experience, kindly ensure your internet connection has a bandwidth of 3.2 Mbps.

To enjoy the remote learning experience, download the Hala Yalla app.

For Android:

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Or IOS:

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2020 is the Year of Arabic Calligraphy

2020 is the Year of Arabic Calligraphy. Learn the calligraphic scripts to celebrate the culture of calligraphy

In the Year of Arabic Calligraphy learn the calligraphic scripts to celebrate the culture of calligraphy.
 

The art of calligraphy is an ancient form of expression. The soul reflects the fonts while the spirit takes the shape of words.

It’s spiritual writing, a talent that is mastered by few. Calligraphy started as Arab culture, but the beauty of the art is recognized around the globe.
 
With the spread of Islam, the Arabic language, script, and calligraphy also crossed borders. From the 14th century onward, other styles of calligraphy also took root in other regions of the world, such as Persia, Turkey, and China.
 
The culture of calligraphy is too deep-rooted in the Arab community to fade away anytime soon. The love for the art still exists at every level in Arabic culture. 
 
To celebrate the ancient art, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture prince bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced that 2020 will the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy”. The celebrations will focus on its aesthetics, history, and its importance in expressing the full depth of the Arabic calligraphy
 
To celebrate the culture, let’s take a look at the most ancient Arabic calligraphy scripts.

Kufic Calligraphy

The Kufic script is the oldest form of the Arabic script. It appears to be a modified form of the Nabataean script (1st century BC -1st century CE).

The style emphasizes rigid and angular strokes. The ancient script consisted of 17 letters without diacritic dots or accents. The diacritical markings were added during the 7th century to help non-Arab readers with the pronunciation of the Qur’an and other Arabic scripts. In this process, the number of letters was increased to 28. 

The style later developed into several varieties.  The Kufic fonts include floral, foliated, plaited, interlaced, bordered, and squared styles.

The inscriptions on ornamentals and stone carving exist mostly in Kufic font. Also, the inscription in the dome of the rock is in the Kufic Script.

Kufic script
Kufic script

Naskh Calligraphy

With the spread of Islam, Kufic script evolved into Naskh in the 10th century. This font is widely used in the Quran, official decrees, and private correspondences. 

Ibn Muqla is regarded as the inventor of the Naskh script. Within a short span of time, the font became so popular that it was used as the regular Arabic print.

Naskh is written with short horizontal stems and vertical depth above and below the medial line. The curves are full and deep, the uprights are drawn straight and words are generally well-spaced. 

There are 03 variations of the font:

    • Thuluth: The font was established in the 10th century by Ahmad Tayyib Shah. The script is used for the inscriptions, titles, headings, and emblem in books. Thuluth means “third” in reference to the x-height, which is one-third of the Alif
    • Reqa: The handwriting style is derived from the Naskh and thuluth scripts. The font is simple with short strokes and small flourishes. The curves are densely structured and the letter Alif is never written with barbed heads
    • Muhaqqaq: It’s considered as the most beautiful and difficult script. It is largely restricted to short ayahs and phrases
thuluth Calligraphy
thuluth script

Diwani Script

Diwani is a cursive style of Arabic calligraphy. The script gained its popularity during the reign of Suleyman I The magnificent (1520-1566) in the Ottoman Empire. A Diwani text represented the authority of the Sultan and the Ottoman state. 

Spaces between the letters are narrow and lines ascend upward from right to left. There are no vocalization marks in Diwani.

It was generally used in the diwan and council, or in the writings of all the royals decrees, endowments, and resolutions. 

There are two subdivisions of the Diwani script.

  • Riq’a Diwani: This script is written without any decorations. The lines drawn are straight and the lower parts are curved
  • Jeli Diwani: Also known as the clear style, the handwriting is distinguished by the intertwining of its straight line from top to bottom. It’s decorated to appear as one piece. Since the script of Jeli Diwani is difficult to write, hence it’s difficult to master
Jeli Diwani
Jeli Diwani

Modern Calligraphy

In the mid 20th century, the Middle East and North Africa started a movement to transform Arabic art into modern art. The movement was named as Hurufiyyah Movement, derived from the word ‘huruf’– the letters of the alphabet.

It was an aesthetic movement to keep the spirit of Arabic calligraphy alive in modern times. By combining ancient and modern art, the calligraphers developed an Arabic visual language. This kept the sense of national identity and coherence alive.

Modern calligraphy exists in many forms.

    • Calligraffiti. Modern calligraphy was also highly influenced by Western art. This resulted in the form of calligraffiti. Calligraphers used Calligraffiti on the public buildings to convey politico-social messages
    • Zoomorphism. Zoomorphism is a Greek word meaning ‘animal’.  In Zoomorphic calligraphy, animals are used as the visual motif. This style allows artists to stylize animal forms and designs
Zoomorphic script
Zoomorphic script

2020 will be the celebration of the culture of calligraphy in Arabian and Saudi history. In order to celebrate the Year of Calligraphy, the Ministry of Culture will organize a number of events and activities to promote Arabic calligraphy. 

It’ll encourage the interest in calligraphy at the public and private levels. Also, these efforts aim to inspire aspiring calligraphers. 

Celebrate the year of Arabic calligraphy. To stay updated with the calligraphy events and much more, download the Hala Yalla app on Android or iOS