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Protected: Unveiled: Revealing an Integrated Approach to Belly Dance

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By | May 25th, 2018|Certification Program, History, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Protected: Unveiled: Revealing an Integrated Approach to Belly Dance

Protected: Exciting Changes to Our Certification Program in 2018

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Celebrating Family at the Center for International Dance

At the Salimpour School, we believe that our dance community is also our family. With our Bal Anat tour in Europe and Florida, the love and connection just poured forth from the stage, and we’re doing it again this August. This past weekend, we officially joined the family at the Center for International Dance with [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Celebrating Family at the Center for International Dance

Bal Anat 50th Anniversary: Saturday, Aug 4th, El Cerrito, CA

Bal Anat, is the longest-running belly dance company in the world. The groundbreaking and globally-influential company was created in 1968 by Jamila Salimpour, who drew from her experience as a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jamila Salimpour created Bal Anat for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Northern California, and the [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Bal Anat 50th Anniversary: Saturday, Aug 4th, El Cerrito, CA

Summer 2018 Animal Inspiration Contest

We know you study with the Salimpour School because you love challenging yourself to be the best dancer you can be. We are excited to announce our Summer 2018 Animal Inspiration contest! Jamila Salimpour loved elephants. She spoke about how they were very strong and powerful, but also kind and gentle matriarchs. These characteristics inspired [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Summer 2018 Animal Inspiration Contest

How This Dancer is Achieving Her Certification Dreams

Lenka Adamkova, a Salimpour School dancer in the Czech Republic, went from thinking she’d never visit the United States to study at the Salimpour School to earning her Level 3 certification in a span of only a few years. Here’s how she broke through her mental barriers, overcame her fears, and stays motivated. Dream Bigger [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on How This Dancer is Achieving Her Certification Dreams

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
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