Welcome to the Salimpour School

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 [...]

Introducing: Abigail Keyes

Salimpour School is proud to introduce one of our resident instructors here at the Salimpour Studio, Abigail Keyes. Abigail Keyes was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she also was a competitive [...]

Liberate and Be Enough

Most of us have heard the phrase:  “Shut up and dance”.  And in my classes I often say “no more resistance”.  What I mean is to forget all those things that hold you back--all the [...]

Strange Brew: Contemporary Elements for Belly Dance every Wednesday, at 7pm 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.
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Educating Belly Dancers Since 1949


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