Posted on August 13, 2015

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Fall into Bellydance and Arabic Music this Autumn at Om Laila


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The autumn schedule and event calendar is up with exciting new classes, workshops and happenings. Let's get to it! You can register for any of these classes and events by visiting The Store

Open House! We would like to invite you to our open house on Sunday September, 6 from 1-5pm for a costume sale, lemonade party and Om Laila style hospitality including percussion, dance and singing. Bring a friend!

We now offer a monthly membership $200 no tax Any 2 classes Or 1 class and a private

Monday 6:00pm-7:15pm Essential Bellydance Introduction to Intermediate Connect to your body in a new and nourishing light through Roula's multi-level movement methodology. Level: Foundation and Further (Introductory - Intermediate) 99+HST for 4 weeks

Tuesdays 11:15 am -12:45 pm – Bellydance and Beyond – intermediate to Pro Dive in and develop more of you in this mixed-bag class supplementing dance technique with experiential musical training. $120+hst for 4 weeks

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Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm Percussion and Voice Immersion with Roula and Naghmeh Farahmand – All Levels 6:00 – 6:30 Rhythms and Technique Multifaceted master instructors, Roula Said and Naghmeh Farahmand teach rhythm training, technique and drills on various percussion instruments. Explore frame drums/daff, tambourine/riqq, darbuka, dahola, zills. Specialize in one instrument or try them all.

6:30 – 7:00 Singing and Lyrics This 30 minute segment will focus on freeing and embodying the voice, learning song melodies, and learning the pronunciation and translation of the lyrics.

7-8 Ensemble Class The ensemble class puts the rhythms and songs together so they can really be brought to life. Learn traditional songs from the Arab world and from Iran. People will have different parts to play and/or sing to make up elements of the whole. Here we put technique and drills into context and actually make music! $120+hst for 4 weeks

Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm Rehearsal with Roula and Naghmeh Audition or Invite Only write to info@omlaila.com for more information

Thursdays 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Seven Waves All Levels with Roula More details coming very soon! $99+hst for 4 weeks

Sundays Sept 13, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 6 11:00 – 1:00 Ecstatic Chant with Live Drums Drawing from intoxicating traditional and original Sufi-inspired melodies and rhythms. Simple hypnotic words in Arabic, Farsi and English make this inviting to all. PWYC at the Door

Private Classes with Roula Private Classes with Roula Said in the following: Essential Bellydance and Seven Waves Qanun, Arabic rhythm and drumming, singing and zylls/saghat/finger cymbals. Mentoring classes to emerging and established professionals who seek to deepen their work or venture into cross-disciplinary exploration.

Workshops and Events at a Glance

September 6 1-5pm: Open House, Costume Sale, Lemonade and Om Laila style fun and hospitality at the studio
October 17-18: Whirl and Chant Workshop Retreat at Wyldwood in Marysville
October 25: Autumn Zaar
November 1:
Joy of Aging Show in Vaughan

Looking forward to a fun and exciting fall at Om Laila!

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There are so many amazing studios I have studied with as well as rich community of talented and inspiring teachers in Toronto, but by far Om Laila has been the most fundamental influence of bellydance in my life. If you are looking for a deep way to connect with bellydance that incorporates a level of body awareness, a healing space for genuine love of dancers and anunderstanding of middle eastern music and lyrics, and can want to gain a complete finesse to the art of egyptian technique, you must check out Om Laila. Roula Said and all the wonderful teachers that have ever taught at Om Laila have given me a language and foundation that i would have never gotten anywhere else. It is holisitc and yet translatable to many other styles of bellydance you may encounter. Om Laila will become your family.

-Shaila

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