In this new interview with Iana, Suhaila talks about her childhood, her mixed identity, and how to stay inspired even through tough and challenging times. We hope that it inspires you! Listen to the Interview!
Apply to earn a scholarship to the Fall 2021 semester at the Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education!
The Salimpour School and the Suhaila Institute of Online Education are excited to offer a funding opportunity for the Fall 2021 semester! If you're planning on attending one of our 12-week online courses starting in August 2021, don't miss this chance to be awarded $750 towards your tuition. Recipients must follow the instructions below, and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]