Welcome to the Salimpour School

“Banat Iskandaria”

What to Watch for in Suhaila Salimpour’s “Banat Iskandaria” It’s easy to look back at a dance and only see it though a historical lens. We can identify certain movements as “dated” or a body [...]

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 [...]

Two Special Series Taught by Suhaila!

Suhaila Level 1 Fundamentals

Seven Class Series

Special opportunity to work on Level 1 material with the format creator herself, Suhaila Salimpour!

Technique breakdowns, drills, choreography, and SL1 test preparation.

Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Feb 21st-Tuesday, April 4th

Cost: $98 package or 7 class card punches (must be paid or punched in full at beginning of series).

Jamila Level 2 Plus

Six Class Series

Strengthen your understanding of the Jamila format and prepare for JL2 certification testing.

Thursdays, 7-9pm

Feb 23rd-Thursday, March 30th

Cost: $84 package or 6 class card punches (must be paid or punched in full at beginning of series).

New Dance Movement Series!

Taught by Abigail Keyes.

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Feb 20th-Monday, March 20th

Cost: $17 drop in or 1 class card punch

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