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Historically, women are “the caretakers”. Society encourages us to put other people first, and our value is often defined by how well we take care of someone else. We are daughters, mothers, sisters, spouses, friends, lovers, bosses, and teachers. It can be hard to find time for ourselves when we devote so much to caretaking [...]

By |2016-04-28T07:09:43-07:00May 4th, 2016|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Caretaking

Salimpour School Licensed Instructors

The Salimpour School is proud to announce our CEC Licensed Instructor program. Select weekly technique classes, specialty classes, and workshops have been licensed so that you can earn your Salimpour School CECs with these Suhaila L5 certified dancers. Here is a list of the CEC centers: Albany, CA: Salimpour Home Studio San Diego, CA: Rachel [...]

By |2016-04-19T15:36:48-07:00April 19th, 2016|Certification Program, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Salimpour School Licensed Instructors

For Whom Do You Dance?

I have often been asked “why do you dance?" In a recent interview, I was asked "for whom do I dance?" I knew my answer immediately. The most important person for whom I dance is my daughter, to share my art and love with her and to show her how to express herself to the [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:51-07:00April 6th, 2016|Salimpour School|Comments Off on For Whom Do You Dance?

International Woman’s Day (Quotes & Thoughts)

No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius. -Anna Pavlova As women, we are faced with stressors and obstacles on a daily basis. But as women, we are also blessed with a natural ability to express our emotions and work together cooperatively.  We place a high value on our interpersonal [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:51-07:00March 4th, 2016|Salimpour School|Comments Off on International Woman’s Day (Quotes & Thoughts)

Summer Workshop Contest 2016

We are excited to announce an optional contest for the dancers who attend one of the workshops held at my studio this summer.  The winner will receive a one year subscription to online classes. What does dance mean to me? Create an artistic representation of what dance means to you.  It can be a drawing, [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:51-07:00March 2nd, 2016|Certification Program, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Summer Workshop Contest 2016

Listening to Music

Most of us have time to listen to music, even if we just put on some background music.  But every little bit of time exposed to the music, even music in the background, makes a difference.  Give some thought to how you might listen to more Middle Eastern music.  Think about playing the original classics [...]

By |2015-04-22T16:37:01-07:00April 28th, 2015|Certification Program|Comments Off on Listening to Music

School News: Updated Performance Catalog Requirements

The School has revised the Level 4 Personal Performance Catalog requirements for the Suhaila and Jamila format certification programs. The new requirements can be found at this link: These changes go into effect immediately and will apply to anyone testing after August 2015. For potential 2016 testers, compare the requirements against the catalogs you [...]

By |2015-04-22T16:12:51-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Certification Program, School News|Comments Off on School News: Updated Performance Catalog Requirements

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 Khayyam nightclub in London.  Learn more about Mona in an interview by Shareen El Safy published in Habibi magazine:  link. [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:51-07:00March 12th, 2015|Creative & Artistic People, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Video Research: Mona El Said

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 Emerson (1803-1882)   Photo:  Cheeky Monkey (2008) by Andy Rennie.  Flickr License.  Flickr photo page.

By |2015-03-04T14:21:27-08:00March 10th, 2015|Quotes & Thoughts, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Insist on Yourself (Quotes & Thoughts)

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 you to take some time to learn more about her story, hear her voice, and view her life's work.  Here are [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:52-07:00March 5th, 2015|Creative & Artistic People, Inspirations, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Inspirations: Judith Jamison