Posted on December 15, 2014
Today is the last day of classes before the holiday break and will resume on Monday January 5th.Registration is now open to sign up for the new term. Om Laila is a boutique space with limited class sizes so register soon to guarantee your spot!
The studio also has some new signage that we’re very happy about. You will be seeing this new look around the website and social media pages
Om Laila’s Badass Bellydance Bash
Om Laila and Nomadica had an amazing show on Saturday night at Mây Cafe. Many of our friends came out to see us perform and to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Soloists, Melissa Gamal, Michelle MacAleese and Miruna Soiu rocked their performances and Om’s students also brought it in a big way!! Here’s the videos from the performing classes. The first is the Om Laila Bellydance Choir’s back to back number Ala Warag il Foul and the Zill/Drum Solo, which was also a collaboration between level 3 and the Musical Dancer class.
The second video is the level 2’s performing La Te Tab Alayee
Stay in touch for more events like this is 2015 and here is the upcoming schedule:
January 2015 Schedule:
Mondays – 7 weeks –
January 5 – February 23 (no class Feb 16):
6:00 -7:15 Essential Bellydance II w/ Roula
7:30 – 8:45 Essential Bellydance I w/ Roula
Tuesdays – 4 weeks – January 6 – January 27
11:00 – 1 pm: Intensive for Intermediate – Pro dancers w/ Roula:
1 hour Seven Waves, 1hour zill building
Wednesdays – 7 weeks January 7 – February 18:
6:00 – 7:15 Essential Bellydance III
Wednesdays – 4 weeks – January 7 – January 28:
7:30 – 8:45 – Introductory Course with Liz
Thursdays – 7 weeks – January 8 – February 19
11:00 – 12:15 Essential Bellydance/Seven Waves
6:00 – 7:00 Musical Dancer Foundations w Roula
7:00 – 8:00 Bellydancer Choir w Roula
8:00 – 9:00 Choir Choreography with Kaleena
Saturdays – 7 weeks – January 10 – February 21
11:00 – 12:00 Karma Bellydance with Shaila
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Posted on November 10, 2014
The show on Saturday night was a lot of fun. The energy was fantastic. We love dancing to a live band. It’s such a cool vibe.
One of the most exciting parts of the show was the Om Laila Bellydance Choir’s re-debut. Back in July when the studio hosted the Steamy Summer Celebration at Mây Cafe the choir was just a sprout with a couple of songs and members. The ensemble has gorwn! Check them out now!
Every performance was amazing, including a solo from our Flamenco turned belly dancer Alexandra Talbot!
The next show is on Saturday December 13 and this one will be a student showcase with guest dancers including solo and group pieces. The entire show will be to live music, which is pretty darn cool!
Stay tuned for details!
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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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Posted on October 16, 2014
How many times have you learned something that just clicked and improved your dancing instantaneously? I know many belly dancers that can’t wait to share their new tips and insight with their classmates, and now they can with the “AHA! Moment” book at Om Laila Studio.
If your teacher has offered wise words, if you learned by watching someone else in class or read some valuable information, share it in the book. Overtime this will be a collection that can be read by every Om Laila student to motivate and inspire.
And if you were wondering, that beautiful calligraphy says “Om Laila” in Arabic!
If you would like a mini-version of the “AHA! Moment” book, with your own name on the cover, let us know and one can be custom made for $20!
The Om Laila Bellydance Choir
In other exciting news the Om Laila Bellydance Choir continues to grow! This upcoming session will be the last for the $50/7 week price. Current students will have this tuition fee locked, so nothing changes if you have already been attending but if anyone is interested in joining the choir at this rate write to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for the upcoming term.
Also new on Thursday evening is a choreography class with Kaleena that is being offered exclusive to choir members on a PWYC basis ($10 suggested) at 8pm. If you are interested in dancing the choreography for the songs we have been learning this is a great opportunity to grow with this exciting ensemble and have the dances under your (coin) belt to perform these numbers at shows and events.
Check out an example of one of the pieces we’re working on!
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Posted on September 25, 2014
Here are some examples of past collaborations with Roula, her students and other artists!
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Renaming these healing cocoons WombCradles. No words for how good they feel. Part of every private class at Om Laila Studio. #privateclasseswithroula #dropintothedeep #aah #wombcradle #wombcradles #wombconsciousness #wombcentral