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6 class punch card: $90
10 class punch card: $140
1 Drop-in/1 class: $17 / class
Private lessons: $95 for 1 x (90 min)

 

$340 for 4 x (90 min)

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All packages expire 4 months after  purchase.

 

The Salimpour School in San Diego

The SALIMPOUR School Authourized CEC classes in San Diego!!!  

The Salimpour School San Diego location offers Continued Education Credit classses and  is overseen by Rachel George.  

Rachel is one of the highest certified dancers in the world trained in the international SALIMPOUR formats.  She is Level 5 certified and is the Salimpour School licensed instructor in San Diego.  All classes directly apply the Salimpour formats making them fun & challenging along with Rachel’s own unique flare!!

Dance for Fun! *  Dance for Strength! * Dance for Passion! * Dance for Life!

Classes

  • Salimpour Formats
  • Jamila Style
  • Suhaila Technique
  • Combinations
  • Choreography
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Props (veil, double veil, sword, cane)
  • Floor Work
  • Competition Coaching
  • On-line coaching & lessons
  • Professional Presentation
  • Technique
  • Drum solo isolations and stylization
  • Improvisation technique
  • Live music performance

 

 

 

     

         ** NO CLASS November 23rd **

 

Level1:  Wednesday  6pm   SL1 (1 CEC)      **Starts DEC 7th

Momentum Dance Studio  9235 Trade Pl Ste. F, San Diego CA 92126 (Mira Mesa)

Intro Foundation Technique:  All students new to Salimpour formats, whether brand new or advanced dancers, begin with Level 1.   These classes are designed to teach dancers necessary skills, technique and terminology to develop organic movement, to move forward in dance and create their own expression through bellydance.  Classes are structured on the Suhaila Salimpour format . Class composition includes warm-up, technique, vocabulary, musicality awareness and nomenclature. Bring your finger cymbals; cymbals also available at studio for purchase.Rachel is Suhaila Level 5 & Jamila Level 3 certified and is pursuing continued education to maintain her teaching certificate.  (CECs only count if taught by licensed CEC instructor Rachel George).

 

Level 1 :  Wednesday  7pm   JL1     **Starts DEC 7th 

Momentum Dance Studio  9235 Trade Pl Ste. F, San Diego CA 92126 (Mira Mesa)

Intro Jamila Style:   Jamila Salimpour, Suhaila’s mother, was the first belly dance teacher to create a specific format of movements with individual names for each step.  The original  Belly Dance style!   The steps she created are now the majority of belly dance movements taught today.  Class includes combinations from the Jamila Salimpour format vocabulary of step families and Suhaila Salimpour technique and nomenclature.  The Jamila Salimpour format is vintage bellydance; the basis for both American classical cabaret and traditional tribal.  Jamila’s format was the inspiration and foundation of what later became known as American Tribal Style. Jamila is also the master of finger cymbals.  Each class is different and invaluable as far as developing both dance and finger cymbal skills, as well as learning the history of belly dance movements in America. Jamila truly is the American matriarch of belly dance!  Bring your finger cymbals; cymbals also available at studio for purchase.  Rachel is Suhaila Level 5 & Jamila Level 3 certified and is pursuing continued education to maintain her teaching certificate.

 

Elements Level 1:  Wednsday 8pm      **Starts DEC 7th

Momentum Dance Studio  9235 Trade Pl Ste. F, San Diego CA 92126 (Mira Mesa)

Intro - Elements of Dance and Stage:   Dancers learn how to combine Technique & Style creating colorful dance combinations and fun choreography for stage worthy performances.  This class also includes prop introduction (sword, veil, cane).  Dancers also focus on the basics of stage awareness, movement articulation, dance etiquette, professionalism & presentation, and "Gigging Secrets"  :)      It is strongly recommended dancers attend 8 weeks of Level 1 classes before attending.

  

Monthly Intensive Workshops - CECs

Momentum Dance Studio  9235 Trade Pl Ste. F, San Diego CA 92126 (Mira Mesa)

These intensive workshops are designed to help dancers train and be successful throughout the Salimpour program in.  Dancers also  learn dance specifics, additional technique, choreography and more.  Each intensive is based in the Salimpour  formats and offers CECs where applicable.  Please see dates & details of subject matter below.

Prerequisite:  Dancers must have taken at least 8 weekly classes listed above or currently in the Salimpour School or have taken one monthly workshop open to beginners.
Timetable One Sunday per month
Price:  Punch-Card classes may be used for Non CEC Intensives (when applicable).   Click Here  for Payment Options
 

2016

December 11th
*  11am-2pm  Salimpour L1.5 &  L2+ (3 CECs)
*  2:30pm - 5:30pm  Dance Movement with Veil  choreography (3 CECs)  All Levels
 

2017

Januaray 15th
*  11pm -2pm  Salimpour L1.5 &  & L2+  (3CECs)
*  2:30pm - 5:30pm   Jamila Style choreo (bring your finger cymbals)  All levels
February 19th
March 19th

 

Private Instruction

Schedule is flexible; please contact Rachel to set up lesson times

EmailContact Rachel 
503-866-1800

Semi-privates also available; please contact Rachel for information

EmailContact Rachel 
503-866-1800

(All  lesson/class  packages expire 4 months from purchase date. Please use  packages within a 4 month time period.)

 

ONLINE Classes Now!!! 24/7

Want more class options?  Feel like doubeling up your classe or training regimen?  Is it too far to travel for live in studio classes?  This is the perfect answer for your dance class needs!  With hundreds of classes, choreography and multiple finger cymbal guides and training tools at your fingertips, choose what fits your needs.  Create a personalized  training plan or choose from one of the many recommended options:  Suhaila Technique class, Jamila Technique classes, Veil, Double Veil, Sword, Cane, Fan Veil, Pot Dances, Dance Movement, Folkloric Fusion, Specialty classes, Guest instructors, Choreography galore!  There is no shortage here!  Click through  THIS LINK   to create your profile and start your online class subscription today!

 

     **  Wear comfortable clothing to stretch and move in…  Yoga or Jazz class attire is appropriate. Bare feet,  ballet slippers or jazz shoes are all acceptable.
     ** Please be on time.  Tardiness it is disruptive to the class and a proper warm up is necessary for your safety and required for attendance.
     ** All  lesson/class packages expire 4 months from purchase date. Please use packages within a 4 month time period.