- S301d: Intermediate 1 with optional Certification Testing
- S302d: Intermediate 2 with optional Certification Testing
- T308b: Teaching Assistant Fundamentals
- P305b: Performance Preparation 1
- P306b: Performance Preparation 2
Read the FAQs in the Overview Chapter of the Curriculum booklet to learn more about the Institute’s instructional and evaluation methodologies.
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:
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.
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 Salimpour Step Vocabulary. Both Intermediate 1 and Foundations 2 certifications are required to attend the Intermediate 2 testing preparation course and to test for Intermediate 2.
To prepare for the Foundations testing preparation courses and testing, we recommend reading the course curriculum. Use the 300 Level Training and Resources document for preparation information and required materials, including preparation to submit video of yourself performing required choreography.
*Certification testing is available for an additional fee following successful completion of the courses.
Learn important skills and professionalism that are immediately applicable to your performances. The Performance Preparation online courses include assignments and evaluations of exits, entrances, drum solos, costuming, improvisation, emotional intent, staging, and more. For more information, read the curriculum documentation.
The Performance Preparation courses are a requirement for Level 400. Foundations 1 and 2 are required to take Performance Preparation 1; Performance Preparation 1 is required to take Performance Preparation 2. Students may take these course once they have Foundations 1 and 2 (Level 200) certification.
The Teaching Assistant Fundamentals online course includes assignments and evaluations of warmups, movement breakdowns, explanations, classroom management, and more.
Students must have Foundations 1 and 2 certifications to attend. Successful completion of a Teaching Assistant Fundamentals course is required before students take the Teaching Assistant Foundations course. Both the Teaching Assistant Fundamentals and Foundations courses are requirements for Teaching 1 and Teaching 2. Read the Course Curriculum documentation here.
As you complete the 300 level courses, look ahead to the 400 level course prerequisites.
T408b. Salimpour Teaching Assistant Fundamental Training. Requires successful completion of T308b.
S400d. Salimpour Performance: Technique Testing and Choreography Presentation Preparation. Requires Intermediate 1 and 2 Certification plus successful completion of both P305b and P306b.
R400e. Salimpour Personal Recital 1. Requires successful completion of S400d.