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Unveiled: Revealing an Integrated Approach to Belly Dance

If you’ve been in the Salimpour School for a while, you are probably already familiar with at least some of the choreographies on Unveiled. And if you are newer to the school, we hope that you have at least watched these recorded performances, familiarizing yourself with Suhaila’s body of performance work. If you’ve been belly [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Certification Program, History, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Unveiled: Revealing an Integrated Approach to Belly Dance

Exciting Changes to Our Certification Program in 2018

At the Salimpour School, we are constantly evaluating our belly dance certification program to make sure that our students receive a comprehensive belly dance education. And after each run of intensives at the home studio, Suhaila and her team look at what worked for students and what didn’t, finding ways to make sure that you [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Certification Program, News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Exciting Changes to Our Certification Program in 2018

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 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

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

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

What is “Jamhaila”?

The Salimpour School's "Jamhaila" concept is important for our students to understand. Abigail Keyes wrote a short explanation that we provide below; a longer version of her explanation that includes historical background can be found in the Jamila certification section (Click Here) of the website. What is “Jamhaila”? “Jamhaila” is the term that we use [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Certification Program, Salimpour School|Comments Off on What is “Jamhaila”?

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 | April 19th, 2016|Certification Program, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Salimpour School Licensed Instructors
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