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Books by Leyla Najma

Performing at Oriental Potpourri

Create a Choreography in 30 Minutes

Testimonials for Leyla

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
julie-graceYears 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…
Julie GraceNew Mexico
BarbPricePictureLove 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.
Barb Price
“Viewing your videos have inspired me to continue with belly dancing .you have shown a professional motivation and care in teaching” Thank you for your assistance, Shadow
Belly-Dancer-Jami-ChanceI first ran across Leyla Najmas website not long after I started dancing. I ordered the Hip Phylosophy and started using a couple of the combinations to practice. I live in small-town, Texas, with no local teachers. After quite a frustrating spring and summer driving two hours one way to attend weekly classes, I called Leyla.We visited quite a bit by phone and email about what I wanted out of video classes.She then went to work and produced made-to-order video classes for me.Leylas videos have b…
Jami ChanceTexas
tania_image_reduced copyAs 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
Couldn't Have Done it Without Leyla

murwanaHip Mastery is the best series I’ve found so far for teaching intermediate belly dancers how to put together Egyptian Cabaret moves together into memorable combinations. 

Murwana, California PS: I just finished Hip Mastery Vol 2 and started Hip Mastery 3 and boy are my hips are tired. I’m getting more flexibility and movement in many, many years.
I just wanted to thank you, I love your combinations and breakdown from slow to fast and from the back makes a huge difference in learning. Nancy
Loves Breakdown from Slow to Fast
Yahairas_smallI just wanted to “thank” for de DVD and CD I just received yesterday.I love them! Leylas DVD is wonderful. Easy to understand and follow., since my english is not too good. The music CD is of great help for practising. I have already already started using them.. :)
rose-and-cleo1I am so happy I decided to have a personal video made just for me. I started by filling out a little questionnaire on Leyla’s web site describing what level of dancer I was and just what I was looking to achieve from my class. About 30 minutes later Leyla called me on the phone and we talked in depth about everything. In about four days my video was up and running and I was in shimmy heaven! Rose….Philadelphia

Anglia 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)
Anglia Dickson
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 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
susie-new-jersey“I have been dancing since 1993 and over the years, I have studied with many dancers and I have purchased many videos. After all the wasted money spent on worthless videos that promise to teach how to break down the moves and then use them in choreography. Until now, I had given up hope of finding such a thing.”………….
Suzie GibbsNew Jersey
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
Awesome.i did chapter 1 tht’s fantastic.leyla-najma is my god mother of belly dance …..Rehka
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
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
Sticking with Leyla

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

Lilliam, Nevada

minnaNow 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)
Loves Sensual Authentic Moves
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
I love the way you are showing how to do these moves.  By showing the moves  from the side, it makes it easier to see what you are doing .  You have tremendous talent.  I look forward to trying to learn more. Thank you, Pam
” 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”.
Learned More From a Free Video
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.  white lined paperI wish I lived closer, as I would definitely be begging for lessons in person. 😀
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)
Sarah KellyGeorgia