Thank you Students and Friends for an Amazing 2014 at Om Laila!


Posted on December 26, 2014




It has been a fun and fabulous 2014 at Om Laila Studio. A big huge hug and thank you to students and friends for the big time enthusiasm and support that comes through for such a small space!
Thank you to Anna and David at May Cafe for hosting our bellydance parties and to the event organizers that ask us to dance at their shows. Thanks to photographers and videographers that come out to capture our happiness and joy.


We are super excited for classes, events, workshops and performances in 2015!!!
Have you seen the new newsletter? Or the new video?




Register for classes soon. The studio is small and spaces are limited!


We ended the year with a few groovy gigs and here are some pictures. Happy New Year and see you in 2015!


– “The Healing Market” photos by Michael Zender






– Shaila, Roula Said and Kaleena Lawless before dancing at a holiday party



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Last Day of Classes and Fabulous Show!


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

more TBA



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Great Show On Saturday and More to Come on December 13


Posted on November 10, 2014


– Art by Laila (Roula’s Daughter)


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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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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The “AHA! Moment” Book at Om Laila Studio


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 info@omlaila.com 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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