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Video Research: Mona El Said

Today, we have some video research fun.  Take some time to review the work of the great Mona El Said.  To start you off, here’s a video of Mona performing in the 1970s at the Omar […]

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Insist on Yourself (Quotes & Thoughts)

Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.
Ralph Waldo […]

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Inspirations: Judith Jamison

Earlier this week, we posted a quote from Judith Jamison, the Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  Judith has had an incredible career as a dancer and a choreographer.  We encourage […]

Check out our Events & Upcoming Performances

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New Class Schedule at the Salimpour Studio Beginning May 8, 2015

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Wednesday nights through April 8, 2015- Persian Dance Series with Shahrzad

Shahrzad Khorsandi is teaching a Six-Week series on Persian Dance. Wednesday nights, 8:15- 9:30pm.  More info.

May 2015- Exact Date TBA – Hahbi’Ru Choreo: Tunisian 6/8 Dance

Rita Alderucci (Rebaba) Master Class on DATE TBA.  Learn a Hahbi’Ru Tunisian 6/8 Dance from Rita, an original member of Bal Anat and co-founder of Hahbi’Ru Dance Ensemble.  More info.

Thursday nights through May 7, 2015- Persian Dance Series with Hannah

Hannah Romanowsky is teaching an Eight-Week series on Persian Dance. Thursday nights, 8:15- 9:30pm.  More info.

May 13-17, 2015- Salimpours at TribalFest

Join Suhaila and Isabella Salimpour at three exciting TribalFest workshops.  The festival will come to an end with a performance by Bal Anat. More info.

August 3 & 10, 2015 – Master Classes with Sabriye Tekbilek

Sabriye Tekbilek will be back at the Salimpour Studio teaching two master classes: an exciting Khaleegi Choreography, and an earthy Beledi Progression  More info.

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Weekly classes for all levels.

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