Welcome to Belly Dance Choreography

Learn How to Bring Original Emotion & Drama to Your Dance

Learn Leyla's Choreography Steps and Structure
So You Can Start Being Your Own Choreographer

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

Belly Dance Instruction by App, a Better, Faster Cheaper Alternative to DVDs

Performing at Oriental Potpourri

Create a Choreography in 30 Minutes

Testimonials for Leyla

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
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
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 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. 😀
AllisonBelly Dance Village! is the one place where I can go to not only get instruction but support that is above and beyond! Having access to all video’s is very important and the fact that I do not have to wait for a DVD to be delivered to my front door means that I can work on my dance right away! Leyla has helped me with my dance in making everything she does easy and in a way that you can understand! have been a part of other online instruction and I will tell you that no one can hold a candle t…
Allison FlylnnBelly Dancing by NajlaOhio
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
Hello Leyla & Dan I just wanted to say Thank you. One  morning I was online and suddenly I found Leyla. And it was awsome.  I like how she dances. And Bellydance Village is everything I need. Thank you very much Leyla and Dan! Dayse, From Germany
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!
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
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
ShemeraNew Mexico
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
Awesome.i did chapter 1 tht’s fantastic.leyla-najma is my god mother of belly dance …..Rehka
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

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.
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
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
Exceptional Teaching
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
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.. 🙂
“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
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
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
I feel like I’m in a serious dance class actually learning the art of BellyDance; you appear serious about the instruction and are not trying to be all cutesy (which is nice).  Granted I’ve only seen Hip Mastery 1 , it does cue me into how the others will be delivered;  I will be getting to them as soon as I can do the first DVD’s moves quickly…Zumba ain’t got nothing on you!  Is there anything I can do to help get the word out, because Leyla these are good and need to be in every dancer’s libra…
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
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
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…