Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education

Study with Us

Suhaila’s world famous belly dance certification program is available online.  

Train and test from your own home or city without having to travel.

Proven distance training for belly dance instruction and certification testing.

Our Curriculum

Suhaila’s Institute offers a well rounded dance education using various methodologies and a solid range of topics to produce highly trained and educated belly dancers. From her extensive training in both Western dance, Middle Eastern dance, and performance arts, Suhaila presents a fully developed and proven program with certification for belly dance.  The Salimpour School is the foremost educational institution in this field, often referred to as “university of belly dance”, “The Source”, and “the mother ship”.   Learn classic and modern belly dance in a supportive, inclusive environment while connecting with dancers worldwide.

  • Technique

  • Choreography

  • Music Studies

  • Core Dimension™

  • History and Culture

  • Performance Arts Training

  • Personal Expression

  • Folkloric Fusion®

1949

The Salimpour School is founded by Jamila Salimpour, who developed the first codified belly dance vocabulary and finger cymbal method, used by and influencing dancers worldwide.

1998

Suhaila presents the first belly dance certification program, developed around her revolutionary format, providing the most comprehensive study of this art form.

2008

Suhaila creates the first online class website for belly dance to reach a worldwide audience. The site provides over 1000+ hours instruction for beginning to advanced dancers.

2020

The Suhaila Salimpour Institute of Online Education is launched to promote belly dance certification worldwide. The Institute includes five levels from beginning to advanced and basic teaching.