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 [...]

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

Winter 2017 Choreo Clean-Ups

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!

L4 Weeklong, Jan/Feb 2017

  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017: Nebtidi 10am-noon
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017: Hayati 12:30-2:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 29 2017: Accessible 3-5pm
  • Sun, Jan 29 2017: Enta Omri 5:30-7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2017: Bongo Funk 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2017: Yanna Yanna 5-7pm

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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