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School News: Updated Performance Catalog Requirements

The School has revised the Level 4 Personal Performance Catalog requirements for the Suhaila and Jamila format certification programs. The new requirements can be found at this link: These changes go into effect immediately and will apply to anyone testing after August 2015. For potential 2016 testers, compare the requirements against the catalogs you [...]

By |2015-04-22T16:12:51-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Certification Program, School News|Comments Off on School News: Updated Performance Catalog Requirements

Video Research: Mona El Said

Today, we have some video research fun.  Take some time to review the work of the great Mona El Said.  To start you off, here's a video of Mona performing in the 1970s at the Omar Khayyam nightclub in London.  Learn more about Mona in an interview by Shareen El Safy published in Habibi magazine:  link. [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:51-07:00March 12th, 2015|Creative & Artistic People, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Video Research: Mona El Said

Communication (Quotes & Thoughts)

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words. Ruth St. Denis As an exercise just for fun, think back on your  belly dance performances and imagine that someone in the audience was watching your dance as communication or expression.  What did your [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:47:52-07:00February 17th, 2015|Quotes & Thoughts, Salimpour School|Comments Off on Communication (Quotes & Thoughts)