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New! Online Belly Dance Certification for Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats

As the Salimpour School of Dance expands, we’re excited to announce online belly dance certification for Level 1 of both the Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats. We understand that sometimes it’s difficult to make it to a certification workshop at the Mothership or with one of our Level 5 instructors. Maybe the dates and times [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Certification Program, News & Events, School News|Comments Off on New! Online Belly Dance Certification for Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats

From Suhaila: Exciting News for 2018

Each new year brings opportunities for change and growth. This winter is no different. With the passing of my mother this December, my family and the Salimpour School have already experienced a big shift. And we will be shifting again this spring. Moving and Merging I’m so thrilled to announce that the Salimpour School will [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on From Suhaila: Exciting News for 2018

Bal Anat: 50 Years of Your Belly Dance Family

Memories and the Meaning of Family If you were to ask me, “What does 50 years of Bal Anat mean to you?” The answer is simple: Bal Anat means family. I don’t remember a time in my life without having the family of Bal Anat. I first performed with Bal Anat at the Northern California [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Bal Anat: 50 Years of Your Belly Dance Family

From Student to Coach: Meet Rachel George

Happy New Year from the Salimpour School! As we head into 2018, we want you to start the year with your best foot forward… fulltime downbeat right. *wink* As you make your New Year’s resolutions, we know that you’re setting goals for your dance practice. Maybe that includes taking a weeklong workshop at the “Mothership,” [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Certification Program, Salimpour School|Comments Off on From Student to Coach: Meet Rachel George

Integrity, Growth, and Finding My Own Path: A Dancer’s Journey

Guest post by Leslie Holmes (SL3/JL2) Going Where the Magic Happens Leslie helps facilitate the Edmonton Salimpour Collective in Alberta, Canada. I will never forget my first visit to the Salimpour home studio in May 2012. After taking my first workshop with Suhaila in Calgary the previous fall, my best friend and I [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Certification Program, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Integrity, Growth, and Finding My Own Path: A Dancer’s Journey

A Seat at the Table: Full Circle with the Ethnic Dance Festival

By Abigail Keyes (SL5/JL5) In the Beginning: Joumana Jazzes up Belly Dance In 1983, Suhaila Salimpour auditioned for a unique and groundbreaking annual dance event in San Francisco. She presented “Joumana,” the first in a triptych of works she created in collaboration with her mother. These works—“Joumana,” “Maharajan,” and “Hayati”—explore the new musical compositions created [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|History, News & Events, Salimpour School|Comments Off on A Seat at the Table: Full Circle with the Ethnic Dance Festival

Make the Most of Taking the Choreography 5-Day Workshop

By Abigail Keyes (SL5/JL5) Creating choreography doesn’t have to be daunting, and yet for many of us it can feel like an insurmountable task. We struggle with remembering the sequence of steps we have created. Others have difficulty silencing that voice in our head that tells us that our work is too simple, not impressive [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Certification Program, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Make the Most of Taking the Choreography 5-Day Workshop

Make a Plan

I've spent years mentoring students with their training plans. They are a valuable tool that I use myself daily, as a guide to help me to achieve goals without feeling the pressure of time. I know that might sound counter intuitive because training plans are based on time, but for me they are reminders that [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Make a Plan

2017 Level 4 & 5 Dancers!

Congratulations to our newly certified level 4 and level 5 dancers! The level of dedication, training, research and heart it takes to certify in the Salimpour School of Dance is tremendous. We are so happy to congratulate these dancers on their monumental accomplishment! SL4 2017 Certified Dancers Rachel Duff Parya Saberi Janelle Rodriquez Anna Kemper [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Certification Program, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on 2017 Level 4 & 5 Dancers!

Testing Chute Changes

As the school evolves, so do the testing requirements. Changes to the testing requirements for Jamila Level 2, Suhaila Level 3 and Jamila Level 3 are posted and highlighted in this blog.  These changes were implemented to better guide and focus dancers on the necessary content for testing, while allowing dancers more freedom and time [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Certification Program, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Testing Chute Changes
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