Institute Semester Course List and Schedule

Fundamentals 1 and 2 certification is available throughout the year through online courses and in-person workshops.

Summer 2021

Enroll

  • Summer sessions beginning May 16th and June 6.  
  • Exam information below.
  • Read Course Policies below.

Session beginning June 6th, 2021

100 Level

  • Salimpour Fundamentals 1 (S1): Introduction to Suhaila Salimpour Format
  • Salimpour Fundamentals 2 (J1): Introduction to Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary 1/1

Final Exams for Summer 2021

  • 100: Practical Exams for Fundamentals (101 & 102) are due one month from the end of the course. Students receive their written exams after they have passed the practical portion of the exam.
  • More information about Certification Exams here.

Summer 12-Week Session:  May 16 – August 15, 2021 (break July 4 – 10)

200 Level

  • Salimpour Foundations 1 (S2):  Suhaila Salimpour Format Foundation Technique and Application Testing Course Preparation with Tiers for Non-Testers

300 Level

  •  Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Fundamentals

400 Level

  • Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Foundations

Fall 2021

Enroll

  • Fall Session:  August 22 – November 21, 2021.
  • Winter Break:  October 3-9, 2021.
  • Exam information below.
  • Read Course Policies below.

100 Level

  • Salimpour Fundamentals 1 (S1): Introduction to Suhaila Salimpour Format
  • Salimpour Fundamentals 2 (J1): Introduction to Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary 1/2

200 Level

  • Salimpour Foundations 1 (S2):  Suhaila Salimpour Format Foundation Technique and Application Testing Course Preparation with Tiers for Non-Testers
  • Salimpour Foundations 1 (S2):  Suhaila Salimpour Format Foundation Technique and Application Test Preparation
  • Salimpour Foundations 2 (J2): Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary 2/2 Test Preparation

300 Level

  • Salimpour Intermediate 1 (S3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application: Personalization and Professionalism Test Preparation
  • Salimpour Intermediate 2 (J3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application: Integrating the Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary Test Preparation
  •  Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Fundamentals
  • Salimpour Performance Preparation: Practical and Professional Application of Performance Skills using Suhaila Salimpour Technique and Methods

400 Level

  • Salimpour Performance 1 (S4): Technique Testing and Salimpour Choreography Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 1 (S4): Personal Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 2 (J4): Technique Testing and Salimpour Choreography Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 2 (J4): Personal Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Foundations

500 Level

  • Salimpour Teaching 1 (S5): Projects Exam
  • Salimpour Teaching 2 (J5): Projects Exam

Final Exams for Fall 2021

  • Students must have approval to register, pay for, and take the exam.
  • 100: Practical Exams for Fundamentals (101 & 102) are due 30 days after the end of the course. Students receive their written exams after they have passed the practical portion of the exam.
  • 200-300: Final exams for Foundations and Intermediate (200-300) will be held in these windows.  Testers select and commit to ONE exam window.  Personal Exam Windows, based on availability, can be scheduled for an additional fee.
    • Sunday, November 28, 2021 through Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
    • Sunday, December 5, 2021 through Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
  • More information about Certification Exams here.

Spring 2022

Enroll

  • Spring Session:  January 23 – April 24, 2022.
  • Spring Break:  March 6-12, 2022.
  • Exam information below.
  • Read Course Policies below.

100 Level

  • Salimpour Fundamentals 1 (S1): Introduction to Suhaila Salimpour Format
  • Salimpour Fundamentals 2 (J1): Introduction to Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary 1/2

200 Level

  • Salimpour Foundations 1 (S2):  Suhaila Salimpour Format Foundation Technique and Application Testing Course Preparation with Tiers for Non-Testers
  • Salimpour Foundations 1 (S2):  Suhaila Salimpour Format Foundation Technique and Application Test Preparation
  • Salimpour Foundations 2 (J2): Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary 2/2 Test Preparation

300 Level

  • Salimpour Intermediate 1 (S3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application: Personalization and Professionalism Test Preparation
  • Salimpour Intermediate 2 (J3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application: Integrating the Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary Test Preparation
  •  Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Fundamentals
  • Salimpour Performance Preparation: Practical and Professional Application of Performance Skills using Suhaila Salimpour Technique and Methods

400 Level

  • Salimpour Performance 1 (S4): Technique Testing and Salimpour Choreography Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 1 (S4): Personal Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 2 (J4): Technique Testing and Salimpour Choreography Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Performance 2 (J4): Personal Recital Preparation
  • Salimpour Teaching Assistant Training: Salimpour Foundations

500 Level

  • Salimpour Teaching 1 (S5): Projects Exam
  • Salimpour Teaching 2 (J5): Projects Exam

Final Exams for Spring 2022

  • Students must have approval to register, pay for, and take the exam.
  • 100: Practical Exams for Fundamentals (101 & 102) are due 30 days after the end of the course. Students receive their written exams after they have passed the practical portion of the exam.
  • 200-300: Final exams for Foundations and Intermediate (200-300) will be held in these windows.  Testers select and commit to ONE exam window.  Personal Exam Windows, based on availability, can be scheduled for an additional fee.
    • Sunday, May 1, 2022 through Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
    • Sunday, May 08, 2022 through Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
  • More information about Certification Exams here.

Online Course Policies

Payment, Transfer, and Withdrawal Policy

  • Online course payment policy:
    • Enrollment course fees/tuition payments are due in full by the ‘balance due’ dates listed in the online store.
    • Enrollment course fees/tuition payments are due in full before the student may participate in or be given access to the course.
    • If enrollment course fees/tuition payments are not paid in full by the balance due date, participants will be automatically removed from the course.  The student will be automatically enrolled in the next course minus $500.
    • Enrollment course fees/tuition payments are non-refundable.
    • Online courses have limited attendance. Registration is guaranteed only to those students who pay the amounts by the designated published deadlines.
    • A $50.00 fee applies to all returned checks.
  • Online course payment transfer policy:
    • All transfer requests must be in writing.
    • Enrollment/online course fees/tuition payments can be transferred to another online course, one time only, for a $100 transfer fee; this applies to both medical and non-medical related transfers.
    • A request for a non-medical related transfer must be made at least three months (at least 91 days) before Day 1 of the online course.  The request should be submitted by email to suhailainternational@gmail.com. Transfer of payment will only be completed if Suhaila approves the request.
    • A request for a medical related transfer must be made on or by Day 1 of the online course. Suhaila’s staff must receive an up-to-date doctor’s note regarding the medical emergency/ medical issue that prevents the student from participating in the course. Transfer of payment will only be completed once Suhaila Staff has received the doctor’s note at suhailainternational@gmail.com.
    • An approved transferred payment can only be applied to the same number/level online course held within one year from the first date of the initial course.
    • Online course payments/tuition may not be transferred from one person to another. Student’s cannot “sell” their spot in the course.
  • Online course withdrawal policy:
    • All withdrawal requests must be in writing.
    • Students may withdraw from the course within seven days of the beginning of the course. In such cases, the student does not get a refund. Their payments will be transferred and applied toward another course within the year for minus a $300 transfer fee.
    • Students who withdraw from a course after the first seven days, for any reason, will forfeit all payments made for that course.

Homework Policy

  • Online course homework policy:
    • Prep courses- the online testing preparation courses were designed to prepare students for the online certification exams.  Preparation courses give students an opportunity to receive feedback that will help them improve as dancers and work towards certification. If coursework is turned in late, the submitted material will not be reviewed and the student will miss out on receiving feedback for that assignment, which may prevent the student from receiving approval to enroll in the exam course. Assignments may take 10-20 hours each week to complete.
    • Exam courses- students who are enrolled in the online exam courses are expected to submit all assignments on time. If an assignment is turned in late, the student will not receive credit for that assignment. No refunds will be offered for failed exam courses that were the result of assignments being submitted late. Assignments may take 10-20 hours each week to complete.
    • Pre-course/pre-test homework- Most testing preparation courses allow for choreography video to be submitted for evaluation and approval (“sign-off”) prior to testing.  Most of these courses require that the choreography video (often with related assignments such as mapping or gridwork) be submitted the week prior to the official start date of the course.  During the course, the student will typically have one additional opportunity to submit a choreography for approval as a mandatory pre-testing requirement.  The courses are paced evenly and strategically to guide the student through the material.  Late choreography and technique assignments may not be graded or evaluated, which may affect (and even prohibit) a student’s ability to test in the next available exam.  (With permission, students might have the option to take private lessons for an additional fee.  In other cases, they may be required to retake the testing preparation course before taking the exam.)

Exam Fees Policy

  • Online Course Exam Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Performance Course Exam Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Certification Exam testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.