Dancer Nights in San Francisco Bay Area:

"First Fridays" ~ Monthly Belly Dance Nights ~ Live Music & Singer Khalil Abboud at
Tannourine Restaurant in San Mateo, CA!

"Casbah Nights ~ Monthly Belly Dance Nights ~ Live Music & Singer Khalil Abboud at El
Morocco Restaurant in Pleasant Hill, CA!


What happened in Egypt in June-July, 2013, Egyptian Revolution, Part 2 - What I saw,
heard, learned there while it was happening.

Cairo 2011 Blog A month-long stay in Cairo, my home away from home

Page last updated 01/23/2020
In addition to her performing and teaching
accomplishments, Leyla has
  • Created an instructional DVD based on her
    popular workshop on essential Arabic words and
    phrases for dancers. DVD is available in digital
    download.  Click on DVD in the menu on the
  • Produced a music CD in Egypt, featuring a dance
    piece composed by Hassan Abou el Seoud.
Click the images at right for more about these must-
haves for dancers.  Some review comments:
DVD - "She is so full of knowledge and shares it. I learned so much from it, now when I dance I
understand music much better kudos Leyla!!!"

CD - "This is one of the most beautifully arranged and produced CDs of Arabic music I have heard.
The sound is rich and velvety, inspirational to dance to and luxurious just to listen to. LOVE IT!" and
"All the songs are danceable! Usually there are 1 or 2 songs on a cd that are usable but this is all
good stuff. I've been playing it practically continuously since it arrived."