Welcome to the Salimpour School

Time Management

"Mommy, why did you decide to do dance class and leave us?" The drama is strong in my household. I was simultaneously impressed and heartbroken. Then there's this one: "You have to go on a [...]

Permission to Train

This winter, give yourself permission to train. Open yourself to not just physical growth, but mental and emotional, as well. Surrender to the work, and enjoy the process. Sometimes we begin viewing our training as [...]

What is “Jamhaila”?

The Salimpour School's "Jamhaila" concept is important for our students to understand. Abigail Keyes wrote a short explanation that we provide below; a longer version of her explanation that includes historical background can be found [...]

Jamila Salimpour’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

Jamila Salimpour’s intimate experience working with elephants during her time performing as an acrobat with the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus in the 1940’s, had a profound effect on her that has lasted [...]

Get your Bal Anat/Enta Omri Memorabilia Tank before they sell out!

We have a limited supply of special edition Bal Anat/Enta Omri tanks from our performance in Belgium. Get yours before they sell out! Click here.

Choreo Clean-Ups Winter 2017!

Choreo Clean-ups are free for workshops participants, but please RSVP because spaces are limited! Those not attending the workshops are welcome to attend for a drop in class rate that must be paid online when you RSVP. RSVP here. Hope to see you there!

Suhaila L3 Weeklong, Jan 2017

  • Sun, Jan 22, 2017:  Maddah 11am-1pm
  • Sun, Jan 22, 2017:  L3FCDS 2-4pm

L4 Weeklong, Jan/Feb 2017

  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017: Nebtidi 10am-noon
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017: Yanna Yanna 12:30-2:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 29 2017: Enta Omri 5:30-7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2017: Bongo Funk 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2017: Hayati 5-7pm

Strange Brew: Contemporary Elements for Belly Dance every Wednesday, at 6:30pm beginning July 6th!

Strange Brew is an on-going workshop style series catered to intermediate/advanced dancers.  Classes are on a drop-in basis and will be taught by either Kami Liddle, Mira Betz, Gina Bruno, Rose Harden, Zoe Jakes, or special invited guests.
For schedule information, please follow their Facebook Page here

Check out our Events & Upcoming Performances

We have so much happening! More info.

See our Class Schedule at the Salimpour Studio

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Educating Belly Dancers Since 1949


Training & Mentorship

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Local Studio

Weekly classes for all levels.

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