How to Get Certified

Certification programs are available in the Suhaila Salimpour and Jamila Salimpour Belly Dance Formats.  The Salimpour School’s online classes, publications, audio download training tools, and instructional CDs/DVDs were developed to assist students with home practice towards testing and maintaining proficiency in both formats.  Testing is provided at the Salimpour School and at certification series and workshops around the world.  Online testing for L1 is also available.

Certifications remain valid for two years and may be extended by either testing for a higher level or completing the requisite number of Continuing Education Credit’s (CECs) with a renewal fee. More information about maintaining certification status can be found here.

Why Get Certified?

  • Train to be the best dancer you can be.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to preserving the highest level of quality in your art.
  • Empower yourself by reaching goals in a structured and creative environment.
  • Take a proactive step to move forward in your dance development.
  • Receive a sense of personal accomplishment and achievement.
  • Invest in your personal and/or professional development.
  • Learn body awareness and proper technique offered in a safe and structured format.
  • Progress in creativity and emotional development within a supportive, positive learning environment.
  • Build on knowledge gained in previous levels, as each subsequent level is part of a carefully crafted and consistent continuum of knowledge.
  • Learn choreography, improvisational and teaching skills.

For the Instructor & Professional

  • Establish professional credentials and enhance your teaching resume.
  • Receive intelligent material for class curriculum and learn how to develop curriculum.
  • Develop as an artist, gaining the tools to anticipate and respond to change.
  • Create a continual and lifetime path for learning new things and developing skills.
  • Provide greater earning potential; the tremendous demand for Suhaila Salimpour format instruction is worldwide.