Reasons to Attend a Salimpour Workshop
- Study with the best instructor available
- Develop to be the best dancer you can be
- integrate grace, fluidity, and power to your dance
- learn timing, rhythms, and musicality
- learn to break down any style of belly dancing and perform it
- maintain a continuous path for learning new things and developing your skills further
- learn in a safe, supportive, and motivating environment
- realize your full potential as a dancer
- Train safely and effectively
- “Break out of the box” and grow
Preparing for a Workshop
•Leg strengthening exercises including calf raises and stretching.
•20 minutes of cardio 3-5 times a week.
•Review the Suhaila Level 1 Study Guide for both the Suhaila and Jamila programs.
•Review the New Danse Orientale for Jamila format.
What to Bring
•Ballet or jazz shoes for dance movement (and to protect the balls of your feet if they get tender).
•Hip scarves, if you like, but please none with beads or coins.
•Yoga mat (for use during warm-up if you need cushioning for floor exercises).
•Deodorant / antiperspirant (bring with you to workshop to reapply as necessary).
•Refillable water bottle marked with your name.
•Name and phone number of your chosen emergency contact.
•Contact information for your medical insurance and physician (if applicable).
•Check the Bay Area weather before arriving. Although it can be very warm during the afternoons, the weather can be quite chilly in the mornings and evenings. We recommend dressing in layers so you can adjust as needed to keep from heating up or cooling down too quickly
No food or open top drinks are allowed in the studio; of course, if you need little snacks like power bars or nuts, that’s fine. We don’t have a refrigerator or microwave available to students.
FedEx is located across the street from the studio, at 9889 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito. They offer printing services, computer access and Wi-Fi.
Workshop Payment Policies
•A workshop payment may not be transferred from one person to another.
•Transfer of a workshop payment is permitted under the following conditions: A request for a non-medical related transfer must be made at least three months before Day 1 of the workshop. Suhaila’s staff must receive an up-to-date doctor’s note regarding your medical emergency/ medical issue that prevents you from participating in the workshop. Transfer of payment will only be completed once the doctor’s note has been received by Suhaila Staff. (The doctor’s note should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than Day 1 of the workshop.)
•An approved transferred payment must be applied to a workshop held within one year from date of the initial workshop. (A workshop payment may be transferred only once.)
•A $100.00 transfer fee applies to each workshop transfer (online sessions included).
•Transfers apply to all Berkeley, CA Studio (Mothership) workshops and online sessions only.
•Participants may be removed from the workshop list and lose all payments made if the full amount due is not paid by the balance due date.
•Workshops have limited attendance. Registration is guaranteed only to those students who pay the amounts by the designated published deadlines.