Yearly Archives: 2019

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Meet the Salimpour Performance Collectives!

Building Community Through Shared Goals As the Salimpour School has grown and expanded over the years, little enclaves of students have popped up all around the world. These communities had first been centered around Suhaila’s longtime sponsors, such as in Florida, Taiwan, and Belgium. And as Suhaila and her Level 5 instructors build their student [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:45-07:00May 8th, 2019|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Meet the Salimpour Performance Collectives!

Summer Contest 2019: 70 Seconds for 70 Years of Salimpour

The Salimpour School is celebrating 70 years of sharing the art of belly dance with the world. When Jamila Salimpour first started teaching in 1949, she had no idea she would become one of the leading figures in American belly dance. Since then, the Salimpour School has expanded into an internationally-acclaimed educational institution, with its [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:45-07:00March 18th, 2019|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Summer Contest 2019: 70 Seconds for 70 Years of Salimpour

Sheherezade: Storytelling For Wider Audiences

In the Beginning… of the 2000s Belly Dance Boom In 2003, belly dance in the United States was on the verge of an explosion of popularity. Since the 1980s, interest in the dance lay dormant, superseded by fitness trends like aerobics and Jazzercise. And the idea of the “exotic orient” as a peaceful place full [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:45-07:00March 5th, 2019|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Sheherezade: Storytelling For Wider Audiences

Moving with Grace: A New New Home

For an area of the United States known for its creativity, innovation, and unique creative community, the San Francisco Bay Area has become notoriously difficult for artists and non-profit organizations. Many commercial property owners are tantalized by the prospect of renting to start-ups, tech companies, or other office-oriented businesses that will be more likely to [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:45-07:00February 19th, 2019|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Moving with Grace: A New New Home