Hip Hip Cabaret and Winter 2 Term Starting Now


Posted on March 5, 2015


We had a great time at the February edition of the Hip Hip Cabaret. The Bellydance Choir is a live music performance ensemble and we have been workiing together for under a year. However, this was the very first time we performed as (an almost full) group outisde of our own shows at May Cafe! We are quickly learning and experiencing the joys and challenges of presenting our work with live musicians and vocals. Here’s a couple of pictures from the evening:


roula at hip hip cabaret


Hip Hip Cabaret at Round


Next up is the fundraising event at Beit Zatoun on March 7 and Star Bellydancer Canada Competition on March 15. See our events page for more information!


In class news, the first term started this week and there is still space left in level 1 and 2 on Monday evening, Karma/PWYC Saturday at 11 and the Introduction to Bellydance Courses Wednesday at 7:30 and Saturday at 12:30. Please see the new pricing and payment options page, and also the Introduction to Bellydance Course page to learn more. Many of our students in Toronto and beyond take classes and workshops with Roula as an experienced artist but you can start as a baby, beginner belly dancer too!!


shai promo


See you in the studio for the March/April term!



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Student Facilitators Week at Om Laila Studio


Posted on January 27, 2015


Class at Om Laila have been off to a great start! We also had a full and fun zill workshop that included take home videos of drills and songs to play along with. We covered patterns, rhythms and a song. There was a lot of ringing, clacking and 1,2,3s!

zilly1

We also have another show coming up on February 7th with Nomadica. Performances at Om Laila’s Luscious Love-In include Abigail, Valizan, Kranti and studio dancers Kaleena, Liz and Shaila. Here is the Facebook event group!

loveinposterfinal

Roula is on holiday this week but the students are still attending classes to rehearse their material from this term. This is a collaborative effort between students that don’t want to miss a week of dance and music. Anyone is welcome to join in on these classes. It’s PWYC.

It’s cold outside but the studio is nice and toasty. Come visit anytime! :)

Finally, we have a new poster in the studio! Yay!

roula-and-jaash



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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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Improving your Om Laila Experience!


Posted on November 26, 2014




Om Laila has been busy working toward improving the experience and relationship with our students. Here’s a few things to look forward to:


  • Om Laila is making it easier than ever before to register for classes or to schedule a demo to try a class. You can register by clicking here.
  • New (and groovy, have to say) lighting has been set up to guide you to the secret treehouse studio. Sometimes you have to go through darkness to get to the light…but not when you’re on your way to class!
  • The next studio show is on December 13th. If you haven’t joined the event group, please do and share your enthusiasm with us and our guests. Here is the event group.
  • New beginner classes will be added to the schedule in the New Year and your old favourites will remain the same. If you know a friend that wants to try belly dancing, pick up some postcards the next time you’re in the studio and tell them about us!



The new studio just passed its first birthday! If you have taken classes or workshops at the studio, or have seen our shows, we ‘d love to hear feedback either privately by writing to info@omlaila.com or by writing us a testimonial. It would be greatly appreciated! Little businesses need like Om Laila need your help to spread the word!


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Okay, one more picture from the last show…because we really like it!





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