Making noise

I have an admission to make. I love playing finger cymbals. I love making noise and music. Read More

The best moments ever

Being a belly dancer can sometimes seem like all hard work but there are some magical moments too. Read More

What’s in your (dance) bag?

I thought I’d open up my dance bag and show you guys what makes my list of essential items I take to any gig or workshop. Read More

Doing less with more

Feels a little like an oxymoron right? Doing less with more. We are continually encouraged to do more – buy more, be more, see more, do more, but how often do you read something telling you take your more and do less with it? Welcome to today’s blog entry! When was the last time you Read More

Favourite Performances

I don’t know about you, but my favourite performances change over time. Read More

Personal Reflections

How we see ourselves is often not the same reflection that looks back at us in the mirror. Read More

Dancing Eyes

It is said that your eyes are the gateway to your soul. In life and dance, your eyes play a much bigger role than you think! Read More

Suhaila Salimpour

Suhaila Salimpour is Director of the Salimpour School of Belly Dance in San Francisco(1). Read More

Your dance space

Your Dance Space

Have you ever found yourself wondering why you can’t get things done? Read More

A Look at the Taqsim

When my first teacher introduced me to the Taqsim, I was curious, but also completely terrified of it! Read More

Belly Dance Hands

Hands – those funny things that hang off the end of your arms. They are a significant part of Read More

Documenting dance

Documenting dance. Sounds super un-fun right? But, also kind of essential. Read More

Belly Dance Feet

Feet. They’re those floppy bits on the end of your legs. They support everything that you do Read More

Do what you love.

Belly dancing isn’t one of the more “normal” options when it comes to selecting a dance style. So it often comes as a bit of a surprise to people when I say that I’m a belly dancer! One of the next questions I’m commonly asked is “why do you belly dance?” “Why not?” Is often Read More

Belly Dance Life Hacks

When I originally had the idea to share some of my belly dance life hacks, I thought I’d do a quick search to see what everyone else had already blogged about – I made a huge discovery! There are many posts out there covering belly dance life hacks, but they all seem to share the Read More

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