Welcome Belly Dancing Leyla Style. Leyla Najma is a professional Belly Dancer and has been involved as a Belly Dancer for her entire adult life as a student, teacher, performer as well as a studio owner, show producer, more recently as a published author as well as a producer of over 30+ Belly Dance Instructional videos offered as DVDs and online belly dance classes.
Leyla-Najma.Com was originally created in 2001 and has evolved extensively through the years and is supported day to day by my partner Dan. Here’s what you’ll find.
All the instruction as well as my writings evolves around what I call Hip Phylosophy. Hip Phylosophy is the name of a unique curriculum that forms the foundation of all the instructional videos that are offered.
The Hip Phylosophy Belly Dance Curriculum is one that I designed that helps and encourages the individual dancer to really find their own style. To develop their own unique interpretation of Belly Dancing.
The belly dance instructional videos offered here are based on this curriculum, not so that you’ll dance like me but so that you’ll dance like you. So that you will be able to “Dance From Within and Create a Style of Your Own’.
It is a curriculum that has as it’s objective not to create more belly dancers but to help more women with an interest in making belly dancing part of their life belly dance artists. Artists that can create their own unique dance painting.
You can read more about Hip Phylosphy Belly Dance Curriculum from this link.
Belly Dancing is tremendously popular and many women look for a way to explore their interest and capabilities in Belly Dancing by looking for free videos Free videos are a great way for beginning belly dancers to explore their interest before making a financial commitment.
In 2008 we created a DVD called “Belly Dance Basics for the Beginning Belly Dancer” and then took that DVD and broke it into 6 segments offering it as a free email course. This course is the longest running course with more then 6000 women taking advantage it to date and is one of the most popular free beginning belly dance video courses on the interent.
If you are ready to start your Belly Dancing journey today then simply fill in your information in the form below and you’ll get the first video lesson immediately.
Then you’ll receive a new lesson every other day as well as interesting articles and other videos sprinkled in between. Then if you decide that Belly Dancing is something you want to make a larger part of your life will have the opportunity to take advantage of a special discount on the entire Beginning Belly Dance DVD collection.
Back Pain Gone Away
Hey Leyla! I am SO happy I found your website!!! I used to have a problem with back pain but since I started your lessons, it’s gone way down! When I have back pain I practice dancing & it goes away! It’s also helped with my posture & helped me lose weight which has helped with my confidence!!
Leyla , I really liked this video. I could feel the muscles being worked. I like how you broke it down and so that someone who has never belly danced before can follow along and actually learn the moves….
In addition to the 6 free beginning belly dance video lessons, we also created a free 6 video series called “6 Combinations for Speed & Balance”. This video series was also taken from a full length DVD.
This free 6 video series is offered to the beginning-intermediate belly dancer as a way of proving immediate help as well as a way to introduce dancers who might be looking to take their belly dancing to the next level to the Hip Phylosophy way to teaching belly dancing
These 6 drummer accompanied videos contain a progressive set hip combinations that build on each other and will not only help you with your hip speed and balance, give you some fresh ideas as well as also give you a pretty good workout
This is not your “everyday” same ole style of teaching/instruction,
Not the same moves taught over and over. The clarity of instruction is outstanding. Leyla breaks down move with all 4 sides demonstrated with each drill broken down clearly and in detail. If you’re a beginner you will love the introduction to new steps. intermediate dancer learn new combinations and build core strength and strengthen your legs and quads. Angela Dickson, Georgia
If you’re a beginning-intermediate or intermediate dancer you can easily take advantage of this 6 video series by entering your information in the form below. You’ll get the 1st video immediately as well as associated and related information throughout the entire series
I produced my first Belly Dance instructional DVD called Hip Phylosophy and then in 2007 wanted to create a new title on Hips & Abs, but after a little bit of investigation it became clear that a smarter decision was to purchase our own video production equipment and self produce our own Belly Dance instructional DVDs. Since that time we’ve created over 30 titles covering all levels and a wide array of skills.
In the time we’ve spent self producing our own Belly Dancing Instructional DVDs we’ve developed a very efficient and semi-automated process that allow us to offer all individual titles at not more then $19.95.
In addition with 30 title we’re able to create quite a number of Belly Dance DVD collections that offer you an even greater savings. Ultimately, the low cost of self-production affords the creative freedom and license to produce belly dance instructional content without having to be concerned with running up the video production bill.
The result are some very unique titles, such as “Hip Mastery” and “Belly Dance Training From Home“. If you’re a performing professional, or intermediate level belly dancer these are two titles that I’d highly recommend.
Hip Phylosophy is not just a way of teaching but for me it’s a way of thinking and way of thinking about the dance we have chosen. You’ll find a collection of articles covering a wide array of topics that you’re free to read and comment on. Some of these articles have appeared in Belly Dance Chronicles which are made available in PDF format for your convenience.
Right now I’m not taking new students but you can click the link above to learn more should I begin to take new students in the future.
Mobile is more then a movement it’s a trend and Leyla-Najma.Com is fully mobile enabled. If you sign up for free videos you’ll be able to watch them on your phone and take your dancing with you using our HTML5 mobile web app.
Mobile is a great way to port videos to your television from your phone, or tablet device. It only takes a cable or two and now you have a belly dance video remote control. Browse Leyla-Najma.com with your phone and check it out.
Thanks for stopping by and if there’s something that you can’t find here or if you have any questions you’re more then welcome to send email through the contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.