Salimpour School – Salimpour™ School

Salimpour School

/Salimpour School

Suhaila Solo: The Art of the Nightclub Show

In our previous explorations of Suhaila Salimpour’s performance video catalog—"Banat Iskandaria," "Pharaonic Suite," 1991 BC, and Unveiled—we have followed the development of her choreographic work to recorded music. What we haven’t seen is her work as an improvisational performer, and yet this kind of performance—in a nightclub setting with a live band—is at the heart of [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Suhaila Solo: The Art of the Nightclub Show

Animal Inspiration Contest Winners Summer 2018

1st place winner: Anjanie Dindyal Prize: One Year Subscription to Online Classes Video Submission via Instagram. -Anjanie Dindyal (SL2 & JL2 Certified) 2nd place winner: Jane Chung How Prize: $200 Credit for SalimpourSchoolOnline The animal that inspires and motivates me is the dragonfly because dragonflies are keepers [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Animal Inspiration Contest Winners Summer 2018

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

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 | May 15th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Celebrating Family at the Center for International Dance

Bal Anat 50th Anniversary: Saturday, Aug 4th, El Cerrito, CA

Bal Anat, is the longest-running belly dance company in the world. The groundbreaking and globally-influential company was created in 1968 by Jamila Salimpour, who drew from her experience as a performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jamila Salimpour created Bal Anat for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Northern California, and the [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Bal Anat 50th Anniversary: Saturday, Aug 4th, El Cerrito, CA

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 | March 28th, 2018|News & Events, Salimpour School, School News|Comments Off on Summer 2018 Animal Inspiration Contest

How This Dancer is Achieving Her Certification Dreams

Lenka Adamkova, a Salimpour School dancer in the Czech Republic, went from thinking she’d never visit the United States to study at the Salimpour School to earning her Level 3 certification in a span of only a few years. Here’s how she broke through her mental barriers, overcame her fears, and stays motivated. Dream Bigger [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on How This Dancer is Achieving Her Certification Dreams

From Suhaila: Exciting News for 2018

Each new year brings opportunities for change and growth. This winter is no different. With the passing of my mother this December, my family and the Salimpour School have already experienced a big shift. And we will be shifting again this spring. Moving and Merging I’m so thrilled to announce that the Salimpour School will [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on From Suhaila: Exciting News for 2018

Bal Anat: 50 Years of Your Belly Dance Family

Memories and the Meaning of Family If you were to ask me, “What does 50 years of Bal Anat mean to you?” The answer is simple: Bal Anat means family. I don’t remember a time in my life without having the family of Bal Anat. I first performed with Bal Anat at the Northern California [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Salimpour School|Comments Off on Bal Anat: 50 Years of Your Belly Dance Family
Loading...