This was a really good read about belly dance and about life. It really made me see how we have to … [read chapter 1]
Very detailed and specific instructions.I’ve viewed a few beginning videos and you were the only one who gave specifics for how to hold arms-fingers, and pelvis. Most just tell you to slightly bend knees and hold arms out. Great instructing
Years ago when I first became interested in Belly Dance I attended a show in Albuquerque, NM called Oriental Potpourri with a friend. I had taken a few classes at my local Spa and had some private lessons with a Turkish Folk Belly Dance teacher. As I sat in the audience and watched dancer after dancer and troupe after troupe I began to understand that there were so many different styles of Belly Dance and I was thoroughly entertained by all the dancers and I thought there was beauty to all the s…
I have searched for many Belly Dancing teachers for 2 years now but you are exceptional and you do stand out from the rest”…Karamia
As for the new Belly Dance Village website – all I can say is WOW ! It is one of a kind will be of great benefit to any belly dancer anywhere in the world. and as far as the DVDs and videos are concerned I think they are the best and most user friendly ones I’ve ever come across Tania, South Africa
I just received and viewed your Hip Phylosophy DVD and I want to thank you and let you know how very pleased I am with your product. You are an excellent teacher and I am certain that the students who view your DVD will be inspired by your technique and style. (for Hip Phylosophy DVD) Thanks” Sarita
I just watned to say that this is probably the best 10 minutes I’ve ever spent. Even though this is only beginning moves and it was a short amount of time, I can really, really feelmy core and muscies….and not in a sore way either. This is so helpfuful. THANK YOU! Bree
Now when I am m going to learn Leyla’s style& combinations I have to say I really love them. I think combinations are very good because I really can learn to use different directions natural way. I really love Hip Mastery Vol 2 soft combinations!I can see her movements are very sensual and I think more close that old fashion authentic BellyDance style what I love. Very good day both you and Leyla! Blessings Minna (from Finland)
I’m a first timer in belly dancing (in dancing in general actually). this video is so easy to follow and I enjoy learning it. …Ghzeei for Belly Dance Basics DVD
Hey Leyla! I am SO happy I found your website!!! I used to have a problem with back pain but since I started your lessons, it’s gone way down! When I have back pain I practice dancing & it goes away! It’s also helped with my posture & helped me lose weight which has helped with my confidence!! Ari Feb 9, 2012 I am doing pretty good and have pretty much everything down, except I am having some trouble with doing chest circles. I can do them to the left but going to the right is difficult for…
I’m 23 and have wanted to learn how to belly dance for years. Unfortunately here are no classes in my area. I have tried many times to learn with DVDs as well as online videos and have never had any success until I came across your site. I’m finally understanding!!! the way you break down the movements and the details you go into are amazing and exactly what a beginner needs…I am so happy I came across this. cant wait for the next video!
” Today I got the free 25 min lesson and I learned more about how to put moves together in that video that I have in my two years of independent study”.
Hi Leyla and Dan, I am very glad I did your online home study course. I will do the next one for sure. This form of study gives me a strong motivation, and sense of duty fo attend and to do my excercise on Saturday……nevertheless the DVDs from both classes are must have items. Thank you so much for your leadership, and for sharing and caring. I am looking forward to next classes!
I just I wanted to say thank you so, very much for provided to me the beginning belly dancing on line videos. I feel so lucky to find your site and make my dreams cames true. You are the greatest belly dancing teacher Good bless you. After I finished practicing and enjoying the 6 on line belly dancing video, please guide me how to follow it up.,.,,,,,, Isabela
I’d have to say you guys have the best deal running with cost, content, and customer service. What I like most about the site is the organization. I like the way the video categories are set up, both by level and below by topic. I also like that the videos that are there stay there and don’t disappear. I know where to find them whenever I go. The layout is very pleasing (for BellydanceVillage)
This is not your “everyday” same ole style of teaching/instruction, not the same moves taught over and over. The clarity of instruction is outstanding. Leyla breaks down move with all 4 sides demonstrated with each drill broken down clearly and in detail. If you’re a beginner you will love the introduction to new steps. intermediate dancer learn new combinations and build core strength and strengthen your legs and quads.Anglia Dickenson, Georgia (for 6 Combinations for Speed & Balance DVD)…
Leyla , I really liked this video. I could feel the muscles being worked. I like how you broke it down and so that someone who has never belly danced before can follow along and actually learn the moves….Deanna
Thank You, Thank You
I just watched teh video and started practicing and I love it…………I love how you explain. Finally I think I can do it because finally I get to understand.
Thanks a lot
Thank you so much for your incredible DVD. It is exactly what I had hoped for. You have done an incredible job of organizing hip work and making it practical. I am so inspired! From Donna, of Michigan for Hip Phylosophy DVD
Awesome.i did chapter 1 tht’s fantastic.leyla-najma is my god mother of belly dance …..Rehka
Love it Love it Love it. It is so awesome that it was made just for me. I really like the amount of repetition and I like how Leyla does things facing front, side, and back. Yeah!!! I love that the first 2 combos (haven’t watched the whole thing yet) involve ami’s. I know how to do them but I rarely use them. (Not sure why). Now I get to really practice and use them.
I have looked at and bought other belly dance DVD’s….. Even the last one looks like an amateur compared to Leyla. I will stick with Leyla and I’m planning on purchasing all her available disks” Shelly
WOW! WOW! That’s all I can say after viewing your Hip Phylosophy DVD. You are such a skilled dancer Leyla. I feel so fortunate to have met you and to have you teach me, I hope our dance community realizes what we have here. Thank you so much for teaching. From Shemara, Albuquerque, NM
I love her videos and how she explains things. I wish I lived closer, as I would definitely be begging for lessons in person. I have lost over 10lbs so far with her free beginning videos online. I wish I lived closer, as I would definitely be begging for lessons in person.
It was really good to learn the posture while dancing an the hip movement required while doing so.I would love to learn more from you…Shalini