The Salimpour School offers Salimpour Intermediate 1 (formerly Suhaila Level 3) certification and Salimpour Intermediate 2 (formerly Jamila Level 3) certification. Details about these and other Level 300 courses are below.
In Intermediate 1, students combine elements, learning to layer and integrate movement. They develop increased precision and stamina while layering movements with various timings, downbeats, foot patterns, arm positions and finger cymbal patterns. They also receive training in emotional preparation and choreography skills. Foundations 1 and 2 certification is required to enroll in Intermediate 1 testing preparation courses and to test for Intermediate 1.
In Intermediate 2, students apply the Intermediate 1 layering and movement integration to the Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary. By understanding the structure and technique in Suhaila’s format, students learn to expand the overall Salimpour format responsibly as they use the steps, sentiments, and stylizations from the Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary. Foundations 1 and 2 certification is required to attend Intermediate 2 testing preparation courses and to test for Intermediate 2. To test for Intermediate 2, both Intermediate 1 and Foundations 2 certification are required.
What are Intermediate 1 and 2 Testing Preparation courses?
Intermediate 1 and 2 courses are each twelve week online courses designed to prepare dancers for certification testing at the Intermediate level. At the end of a course, with approval, students may test for the respective certification level. Read the Course Curriculum documents for more information including prerequisites:
How do I prepare for a Foundations test preparation course?
- Use the Training and Resources document for preparation information and required materials, including preparation to submit video of yourself performing required choreography.
- Read the course curriculum above for pre-course submissions, evaluation, and more.