Upcoming Events

Arab Dance for Kids

Class for Kids (Ages 7-11)

April 23, 2:30 - 4:30

Come learn about the dance and music of the Middle East at Ashkenaz, on Sunday, April 23rd! Students will learn the basics of the vibrant and exciting dances of the Arab world by playing with shapes, rhythm, and essential steps.

Geared towards kids age 7-11; all genders welcome.

For more information, visit salimpourschool.com.

How Weird Street Faire

Performance with the Suhaila Dance Company

We're celebrating the Summer of Love at the Underground Nomads stage at the How Weird Street Faire.

Performance at 2:30, but come for some of San Francisco's best and most well-known dancers, including Elizabeth Strong, Jill Parker, FatChanceBellyDance, and Unmata!

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

How Weird Street Faire poster

Shake The Bay

Performance with the Suhaila Dance Company

May 20, 8pm, at the Brava Theater in San Francisco.

Shake The Bay, a benefit for Alzheimer's, is in its third year! Join us for a fantastic evening of some of the Bay Area's best belly dancers.

For tickets and more information visit shakethebay.com.


Shake the Bay poster

Choregraphy Workshop: Hard Rock Tamzara

Choreography Workshop at the Salimpour School of Dance

The Tamzara is an Armenian folk dance, often performed in a line, like debke, but is counted in 9/8. In the 1960s and 1970s, dancers often performed to a Tamzara as a finale song in the 5- and 7-part cabaret performances in Middle Eastern nightclubs throughout the United States.

This Tamzara is played by a rock band, and the choreography blends Jamila Format, Armenian folk dance, and a little bit of jazz dance.

Come ready to rock!

7pm - 9pm. $17 or one class card punch.

Workshop Weekend in Vancouver, BC

Workshops and Performance

Hosted by Sally Myrfield.
Workshops count for Salimpour School CECs!

June 9-11, 2017 :: Vancouver, BC


FREE Belly Dance Fitness!

Free classes at Bay Street Emeryville

Saturdays, July 1 - 22, 4pm - 5pm

Come move and groove at Bay Street in Emeryville, and learn the basics of belly dance. Classes are free!

More details coming soon.

Enta Omri in Austin, Texas

Suhaila Salimpour's Enta Omri

Hosted by Stacey Lizette.

September 3, 2017 :: Austin, Texas



Workshop Weekend in Edmonton, Canada

Workshops and Performance

Hosted by Leslie Holmes
Workshops count for Salimpour School CECs!

November 10-12, 2017 :: Edmonton, Canada

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Workshop Weekend in Columbia, SC

Workshops and Performance

Hosted by Maria Palacio.
Suhaila Format and Jamila Format workshops, plus a jazzy choreography!
All workshops count towards Salimpour School CECs

November 10-12, 2017 :: Columbia, South Carolina

Visit the Facebook event for more information.