The Salimpour School offers 200 Level certification in both the Suhaila Salimpour Format and the Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary. Details about training, courses, and certification is below.
In Salimpour Foundations 1 (formerly Suhaila Level 2) students continue developing muscle and body awareness while increasing the prevision, efficiency and fluidity of their movements. Layering concepts are introduced in the warm-up. Dancers begin integrating belly dance movements with dance movement and cymbals. Additional music theory, history and cultural elements are included. Choreography is introduced both as a training and testing tool. Fundamentals 1 certification required.
In Salimpour Foundations 2 (formerly Jamila Level 2), students continue their study of the step families, movements, dance history, stylization, and cymbal patterns. Learning is promoted through technique, stylization, choreography, reading, and lecture. Learning tools, workshop information, testing details, and a list of the covered steps, cymbals, etc. are provided in this section. Fundamentals 2 certification required.