The Online Institute is the home of the prestigious Salimpour Certification Program. Our well-rounded program provides instruction in technique, performance, teaching, music, history, and culture. More information about the Institute is below.
Learn in your own home on your own schedule. Subscribe for training plans and technique.
Available individually with content focused on what you need for the certification process.
Manuals, music, and finger cymbal tutorials available. See Institute levels for more info.
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Take video private lessons with Suhaila or a licensed instructor.
The Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education was created to address the School’s growing worldwide student body, to present more content with increased consistency, to provide more personalized feedback for students, and to establish a more accessible home for the Salimpour certification program. The Institute furthers the aims of the Salimpour School to graduate high quality performers and instructors, thereby raising the standard and status of belly dance worldwide; and to educate through a blend of modern and traditional dance, but always with authenticity in and awareness of Arabic music and the Arabic culture from where this dance originated.
Our Institute’s mission is to provide high quality belly dance education and certification through online learning strategies. The School continues to offer in-person classes and workshops; but all testing preparations and certification exams are handled through Institute online courses.*
Our programs and methods are under constant scrutiny so we can provide the best content for our students.
The Salimpour School and the Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education were created and are maintained based on these core values.