300 Level: Intermediate 1 and 2

Recommended Progression of Courses

Dancers with Foundations 1 and 2 certification have several options in approaching the 300 level courses.  See the example progressions below and contact the School to discuss your trajectory through the Institute.  Note that some of the 300 level courses have perquisites in the 300 level; more details is provided in the sections below on this page.

Example 1

  • Intermediate 1 (S301d)
  • Intermediate 2 (S302d)
  • Teaching Fundamentals (T308b)
  • Performance Preparation 1 (P305)
  • Performance Preparation 2 (P306b)

Example 2

  • Intermediate 1 (S301d)
  • Performance Preparation 1 (P305)
  • Intermediate 2 (S302d)
  • Performance Preparation 2 (P306b)
  • Teaching Fundamentals (T308b)

Example 3

  • Performance Preparation 1 (P305)
  • Performance Preparation 2 (P306b)
  • Intermediate 1 (S301d)
  • Intermediate 2 (S302d)
  • Teaching Fundamentals (T308b)

Note that Teaching Assistant Fundamentals (T308b) is not a requirement for any 400 level courses except Teaching Assistant Foundations (T408b).  Dancers may opt to wait to take T308b and T4o8b until after receiving Performance 1 and 2 certification.  These two courses are requirements, taken in succession, for the 500 level courses.

Information

FAQs about the Online Learning Experience

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about the Institute’s instructional and evaluation methodologies.

Definitions: Workshops, Courses, and Classes

  • Workshops are live, in-person events.
  • Courses are multi-week online programs offered through the Institute for distance learning.
  • Classes are offered individually or as part of series.  Usually in 45 to 90 minute increments, classes are available through the Salimpour School Online classes or licensed instructors.

S301d and S302d

Intermediate 1 and 2 Courses with Certification Testing

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:

  • S301d:  Salimpour Intermediate 1 (SL3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application:  Personalization and Professionalism Test Preparation. In Intermediate 1, 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.
  • S302d:  Salimpour Intermediate 2 (JL3): Suhaila Salimpour Format Intermediate Technique and Application:  Integrating the Jamila Step Vocabulary Test Preparation. In Intermediate 2, 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 Jamila Salimpour Step Vocabulary.   Foundations 1 and 2 certification is required to attend Intermediate 2 testing preparation courses and to test for Intermediate 2.  To test for Intermediate 2, both Intermediate 1 and Foundations 2  certification are required.

To prepare for the Foundations testing preparation courses and testing:

  • Use the Training and Resources document for preparation information and required materials, including preparation to submit video of yourself performing required choreography.
  • Read the course curriculum above for pre-course submissions, evaluation, and more.
  • Certification testing is available for an additional fee following successful completion of the course.
  • Visit the Certification Exams page.

P305b and P306b

Performance Preparation 1 and 2: Prerequisites for the 400 Level

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.  To prepare for the courses, the School has prepared online class training plans for regular subscribers that contain the needed preparation content.  These training plans include:  Raks Suhaila, Raks Jamila, Maharjan, Set El Hosen, and Unveiled Drum Solo.  For more information, read the curriculum documentation here:  P305b and P306b Performance 1 and 2.

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 sonce they have Foundations 1 and 2 (Level 200) certification.

 

T308b

Teaching Assistant Fundamentals: Preparation for the 500 Level

The Teaching Assistant Fundamentals online course includes assignments and evaluations of warmups, movement breakdowns, explanations, classroom management, and move.  See the course description below.  Students must have Foundations 1 and 2 (S2 and J2) certification 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 (S5) and Teaching 2 (J5).  Read the Course Curriculum documentation here.

Looking Ahead

As students complete the 300 level courses, look ahead to the 400 level course prerequisites.