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    Leila Cairo

    It's about time I started this thread. I love Leila, she's one of my favorite dancers! Does anyone know how old she is?


    [ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=2D9ujbKFYYs"]YouTube - Raks el Assaya - Laila[/ame]


    [ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=5jMJ8KEKCK8"]YouTube - Leila of Cairo - Bint al Belad[/ame]


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    Hi Lulu,

    Here is a link to her homepage. http://leilainegypt.com/home.htm
    If you haven't got her latest CD, "Sukara" you should purchase it as soon as you can. It is a must have for every dancer.

    P.S.

    I think I have another clip to share of her. Let me see if I can find it. She is performing on stage at a music concert.

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    I must not have saved it. Hmmm, I go search again. I wanted to know who the singer was that she was dancing with.
    Last edited by Michelle75; 08-04-2007 at 02:14 PM.


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    If I recall correctly, she said she was 32 when she was here a few months ago.


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    I am kind of a Leila-geek . . . thanks to Bahaia for pointing out I was an Aida-geek!! So I just have to say it about Leila too . . . I created a page on my website for both of them with slideshows of the photos I took . . .mostly LA show in 2006 . . .how time flies!!


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    She is 37 years old.

    Quote Originally Posted by nasila View Post
    If I recall correctly, she said she was 32 when she was here a few months ago.


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    Here is the link I was speaking of earlier. I don't know who the singer is that she is dancing with. I kind of like his raspy voice. Does someone know who he is?

    Leila dancing at a concert on stage with a singer.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0n7T7PeBwY[/ame]


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    I love Leila too! She is very sweet! I ahve both her music cds and her DVD. They are great! ;-) Thanks for posting the You Tube videos!


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    Does anyone know when she had the baby & how they are doing?

    However old she is - she looks great! When she was here in Dallas she had the baby bump & was absolutely adorable!



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    Quote Originally Posted by magdelenam View Post
    Does anyone know when she had the baby & how they are doing?

    However old she is - she looks great! When she was here in Dallas she had the baby bump & was absolutely adorable!

    It has been awhile since she had the baby . . . back in May (on my brother's bday). . . there is a photo posted on GS: look in Community Kaleidoscope and scroll down . . . http://gildedserpent.com/newsgraphic...leidoscope.htm


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    My company is sponsoring Leila in Boulder Colorado September 2008!
    Stay tuned for more info!
    www.amargoddess.com


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    Oh Maria,

    I might have to fly out to Colorado. I like Leila. Do keep us posted when it comes closer.


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    She had the baby back in May. If I remember correctly (and I may not) Gilded Serpent said the baby came early. But when I saw her end of March 2007 and we spoke at great length, she was in her 7th month. The baby is really cute!

    Quote Originally Posted by magdelenam View Post
    Does anyone know when she had the baby & how they are doing?

    However old she is - she looks great! When she was here in Dallas she had the baby bump & was absolutely adorable!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle75 View Post
    Oh Maria,

    I might have to fly out to Colorado. I like Leila. Do keep us posted when it comes closer.
    The date is Saturday, September 6th 2008. It is the Saturday after labor day weekend.
    I will keep everyone posted.


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    Thank you for the lovely clip, Michelle. I ordered Leila's cd and dvd online, they are great!

    I can't believe she is 37 years old, I thought she is somewhere in her early to middle twenties.


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    She is so sweet. I love her smile.

    Thanks for sharing the vids.


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    For all of Leila's fans in the LA area, she is going to be teaching a workshop in October (2007 that is!!)! I got an email with the information this morning!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2:30 -6pm Note: this has changed to November 10th!

    Saidi and Nubian for the Oriental Dancer
    Technique and Improvisation
    also....
    Drum solo technique improvisation

    Saidi is one of the most popular rhythms and dance styles in Belly Dance today. There are a variety of distinct movements used for this folkloric Egyptian dance. In fact, belly dancers in Egypt rarely choreograph Saidi. Once you learn the popular steps and movements, then mix them with a bit of Raqs Sharqi, it can be a fantastic way to really connect with your audience.

    Likewise, Nubian music is loved by audiences around the globe It has it's own African/Egyptian flavor (many Nubian songs are recognizable in America!) and can really get the people up and dancing.

    Also, Leila will teach drum solo technique, which is a must for any working dancer. Drum solo is a very important part of a dance routine, and spicing up your show with some new moves is always good!

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2:30 - 6pm Note: this has changed to Noveber 11th!

    Classical Egyptian Music with Contemporary Dance Technique & Choreography

    Leila shares her technique for dancing to traditional, classically orchestrated Egyptian music, and shows you how to incorporate contemporary steps and sequences through a choreography set to "Esmaooni" by the legendary singer, Warda.

    Each workshop is $50 if paid on or before September 25; after September 25th, $60. You may purchase the Saturday and Sunday workshops together, before September 25th, for $90.
    There will be a 30 minute break during the workshops

    $60 at the door; Saturday & Sunday Workshop Package: $110 at the door

    To sign up, or for additional information please call Natasha 323-314-4757 or email bellydancetasha@yahoo.com

    Workshop Location:
    The Dance House Academy
    2540 Foothill Blvd.
    La Crescenta, CA 91214
    10 minutes from Glendale & Pasadena
    Last edited by cbarros; 09-01-2007 at 08:37 AM.


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    I took her Saidii and Nubian last March. It was a three hour class. She spent about 2 1/2 hours on Saidii and a half hour on Nubian. I really enjoyed the class, my favorite was the Nubian section.

    Quote Originally Posted by cbarros View Post
    For all of Leila's fans in the LA area, she is going to be teaching a workshop in October (2007 that is!!)! I got an email with the information this morning!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2:30 -6pm

    Saidi and Nubian for the Oriental Dancer
    Technique and Improvisation
    also....
    Drum solo technique improvisation

    Saidi is one of the most popular rhythms and dance styles in Belly Dance today. There are a variety of distinct movements used for this folkloric Egyptian dance. In fact, belly dancers in Egypt rarely choreograph Saidi. Once you learn the popular steps and movements, then mix them with a bit of Raqs Sharqi, it can be a fantastic way to really connect with your audience.

    Likewise, Nubian music is loved by audiences around the globe It has it's own African/Egyptian flavor (many Nubian songs are recognizable in America!) and can really get the people up and dancing.

    Also, Leila will teach drum solo technique, which is a must for any working dancer. Drum solo is a very important part of a dance routine, and spicing up your show with some new moves is always good!

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, 2:30 - 6pm

    Classical Egyptian Music with Contemporary Dance Technique & Choreography

    Leila shares her technique for dancing to traditional, classically orchestrated Egyptian music, and shows you how to incorporate contemporary steps and sequences through a choreography set to "Esmaooni" by the legendary singer, Warda.

    Each workshop is $50 if paid on or before September 25; after September 25th, $60. You may purchase the Saturday and Sunday workshops together, before September 25th, for $90.
    There will be a 30 minute break during the workshops

    $60 at the door; Saturday & Sunday Workshop Package: $110 at the door

    To sign up, or for additional information please call Natasha 323-314-4757 or email bellydancetasha@yahoo.com

    Workshop Location:
    The Dance House Academy
    2540 Foothill Blvd.
    La Crescenta, CA 91214
    10 minutes from Glendale & Pasadena


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    I just got an email that the dates for the workshop have changed to November 10th & 11th!!!


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    Catherine, are you coming out for this? it's about 20 minutes from me.


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    It's 10 minutes from me, at that cute little studio, and I'm soooo glad the dates were moved. I'm so there!

    I still can't get over Leila being 37. I thought I remembered her being my age...but she's 5 years older??? That's crazy! Girlfriend looks good.


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    No, she isn't 37. She is a little over 30.


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    Leila is not that old. She is 32-33. But even up close she doesn't look older than 25.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Leila is not that old. She is 32-33. But even up close she doesn't look older than 25.
    Wow! I wonder if Leila is reading this thread and all the speculation on her age! ..l;,


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    lol, she sure is timeless. i would never be able to guess her age. she is such a sweetie too! i cannot WAIT to see her next year!!!! ..g.:


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    In the UK, I did find her very sweet in class and a very pleasant dancer but not overly inspiring as a teacher. I went to three workshops with her and only in one did I feel she had really prepared and knew what she was doing. No doubt she will gain in confidence. She is very beautiful and an absolute picture in costume but overall I don't find her a warm performer unlike say Randa and Nour.
    I must be stuck in an Randa groove these days...............g.:
    I must get out a bit more. No doubt Asmahan will turn my head in a few weeks time!


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    Re: Leila Cairo

    Does anybody know who did the costume Leila is wearing on the Sukkara album cover? I think that dress is gorgeous.


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    Re: Leila Cairo

    Eman


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    Re: Leila Cairo

    I recently bought Leila's DVD and music CDs. I think she is absolutely enchanting.

    Can anyone tell me how tall she is? She looks like she must be at least 6', then again certain performers can make themselves larger than life.

    Sedonia


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    Re: Leila Cairo

    Quote Originally Posted by ssipes View Post
    I recently bought Leila's DVD and music CDs. I think she is absolutely enchanting.

    Can anyone tell me how tall she is? She looks like she must be at least 6', then again certain performers can make themselves larger than life.

    Sedonia
    I'm guessing between 5'11" and 6". It might be posted on her website. I think I remember her stats being on her site, since she is a model as well.


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    Re: Leila Cairo

    Wasn't there a post in the last 2-3 weeks that had pix of Leila and her new baby (name is Yussef, I think?)????


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