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Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

We're excited to announce the recipients of our fall 2020 scholarship! Yes, we're awarding more than one person, because your entries were so strong. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application! Suhaila was already considering, given this was the first semester for the Institute, that she might award one or two $300 scholarships if [...]

By |2020-06-16T13:48:10-07:00June 16th, 2020|News & Events|Comments Off on Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Salimpour School Summer Contest 2020!

Summer Contest 2020! This years's theme: My Home Studio In 2018, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bal Anat. In 2019, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Salimpour School. Now, in 2020, we celebrate the launch of the Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education. And we want to hear about how you train from [...]

By |2020-06-01T18:43:59-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Certification Program, News & Events, School News|Comments Off on Salimpour School Summer Contest 2020!

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 |2019-05-28T12:47:46-07:00May 25th, 2018|Certification Program, News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Exciting Changes to Our Certification Program in 2018

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 |2019-05-28T12:47:46-07:00May 15th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Celebrating Family at the Center for International Dance

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 |2018-06-28T09:36:18-07:00March 28th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Summer 2018 Animal Inspiration Contest

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 |2018-01-28T21:30:21-08:00January 24th, 2018|Certification Program, News & Events, School News|Comments Off on New! Online Belly Dance Certification for Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats

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 |2019-05-28T12:47:46-07:00December 5th, 2017|History, News & Events, Salimpour School|Comments Off on A Seat at the Table: Full Circle with the Ethnic Dance Festival

Persian Dance Series with Hannah

Join us for an eight week series on Persian Dance with Hannah at the Salimpour home studio in Albany, CA.  These classes will focus on technique and vocabulary, including arm gestures, traveling steps, and turns that will be combined into an exciting dance composition.   (Thursdays, March 19-May 7, 2015.)  Click here for more information about [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:52-07:00February 11th, 2015|News & Events, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Persian Dance Series with Hannah