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At Suhaila International, we house both the Salimpour School and the Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education. Our core values revolve around promoting integrity and responsibility in the teaching and performance of belly dance. Our instructors are guided by the following principles:
Responsibilities: Fundamental instructors teach the introductory aspects of Suhaila’s belly dance format. For beginnings, this format provides a strong and safe base. For example, correct posture and movements are clearly explained. Next, Salimpour Vocabulary is taught which includes both stylization and sentiment. In addition, finger cymbal technique is also introduced.
Responsibilities: Foundational instructors teach the beginning level of belly dance in addition to the introductory level. Building on the 100 level, students are guided in Level 200. Therefore, instructors continue to focus on the further development of basics. Because the Intermediate level includes layering of movements, a strong base is necessary. Additional emphasis is given to cultural
and music studies.
Responsibilities: Professional Instructors use lesson planning for their students. Through their own Salimpour School training, they gain performance experience. As a result of this work, they are able to provide basic performance guidance to their students. These instructors, because of their high level of training, are eligible to offer certification workshops and series with School approval.