Nomadica with Om Laila Dancers and Guests – Nov 8 at May Cafe


Posted on October 31, 2014




The seasons are changing and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend more time indoors bellydancing! Autumn is a time of letting go, itemizing blessings, recounting joys and balancing dark with light. Try reflecting on this significant seasonal change while walking the path to the studio and enjoying the garden’s new fall look!



Latest Happenings


Om Laila is preparing for a show that will be taking place on Saturday November 8 at May Cafe. The venue is at 876 Dundas Street West and is ideal for dinner, drinks and pinball! This show will feature 3 talented dancers: Alexandra Talbot, Anuka and Saba. We are also happy to re-debut a more grown up version of the Om Laila Bellydance Choir that will include 3 dancers and 6 singers!


You can purchase advance tickets through Paypal or get in at the door for $20


And remember to join the Event Group on Facebook for updates!


While you are eagerly awaiting next Saturday enjoy this performance by Roula from a show at Lula Lounge last week. This Ala Warag Il Foull choreography is being taught in the Level 3 class!




Om Laila studio is into a new fall term. Most classes are full or are filling up but it’s never too late to drop in or join a class that still has some space. Write to info@omlaila.com to check availability and to come by for belly dancing or singing. The studio is also now taking payments by credit card!


The final Sing, Dance and Bring the Drama Warda workshop is sold out but there is a waiting list so write to Roula if you are interested in coming out to dig deep into the song, Batwannes Beek.


The Choir is still free to current students and $50/7 weeks otherwise. We rehearse Thursday at 7 and learning the choreography to the songs we are learning is at 8pm (PWYC)


On a final note, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Om Laila students are very creative!






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New Belly Dance Classes Start Next Week At Om Laila Studio


Posted on October 23, 2014




We can’t believe the first fall term has already come and gone! This has been a fun and productive 7 weeks. The beginners are learning Essential Bellydance technique, while Level 2 and 3 continue to work on their technique, in addition to learning choreography with a healthy dose of Seven Waves thrown in to the mix. The Musical Dancer class on Thursday at 6 is learning a choreography that is danced to just the percussive sounds of their own zills!


This will also be the last term to register for the Bellydance Choir at $50/7 weeks. Prices will go up in the New Year.


If you are currently enrolled in the Bellydance Choir and would like to learn the choreography to be an even more versatile performer Kaleena is now teaching and rehearsing choreography from 8-9 right after the choir rehearsal. This class is pay what you can with a $10 suggested donation.




For more details about classes and workshops check out the newsletter.


Upcoming Events and Workshops


TONIGHT – Roula is dancing with the Maryem Tollar Ensemble at Lula Lounge! Show starts at 8. Click here for more information


This coming Sunday is the second Sing, Dance and Bring the Drama workshop. There is one spot left. Contact the studio if you would like to reserve this spot!


Finally, on November 8 Nomadica and Om Laila Dancers will be performing at May Cafe! We had an amazing show in July and no doubt this one will be equally groovy. A little less performers this time and more dancing for guests!


See you in the next term!



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New Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Bellydance Workshops and More!


Posted on September 17, 2014


The new term of classes is well underway but new students can drop in for $20 any time!




This week Level 1 is working on essential bellydance moves: tilts, slides, twists and “the drawer,” as well as basic hip drops. The Level 2 class learned Roula’s basic zill methodology and has started on a new choreography.


Level 3 tonight at 6, followed by mixed level technique. The Musical Dancer Class is tomorrow at 6 (zill emphasis) and Musical Dancer Choir at 7 (singing). Any Om Laila student can attend the Musical Dancer Choir for free. For Non-Students the term fee is $50.




The 11:00 am Seven Waves class is FULL but there is almost enough students to start one Tuesdays at 11:00 am. Email info@omlaila.com to reserve a spot.


Two events coming up soon!


Roula is singing at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto this Saturday, September 20. Check out this article in The Toronto Star or join the Facebook event group


– “The Garden of Ideas” Contemporary Art from Pakistan at Aga Khan Museum in Toronto


Finally, Om Laila Studio’s Fall Workshop Series starts with the first on Sunday September 28. This three-part series is a tribute to Warda and focuses on learning the song and a choreography. Each choreography has a different character and energy to embody and communicate. More information on the Workshop Page and there is also a Facebook Event Group. Take one or take them all!


See you in class!



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New Bellydance Classes in Toronto Start Today


Posted on September 8, 2014


We are welcoming new and returning students to the fall term today with Beginner Level 2 at 6:00 pm and Beginner Level 1 at 7:30 pm and showing student appreciation by offering a handmade gift. Excited to see what everyone will pick! Here’e some pictures of the Om Laila-style bling.








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