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Books by Leyla Najma

Performing at Oriental Potpourri

Create a Choreography in 30 Minutes

Testimonials for Leyla

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. 😀
Kristen
” 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
“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
Inspired
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
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
DayseGermany
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
Bree

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

LilliamNevada
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
DonnaMichigan
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
Deanna
Hi Leyla and Dan, amiraI 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!
AmiraCzech Republic
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
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
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…
Ari
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
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
Shalini
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
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’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
…Ghzeei
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
Aletha
Awesome.i did chapter 1 tht’s fantastic.leyla-najma is my god mother of belly dance …..Rehka
Rehka

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.
MurwanaCalifornia
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
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!
Casey
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
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
Isabela

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