We’re so excited to be offering a Jamila Salimpour format weeklong workshop at Suhaila’s home studio (the mothership) in Albany, CA this June 6-10, 2012. You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn from Jamila directly. Jamila has been teaching her format and finger cymbal method since 1949, and the format is still as challenging as ever. She will be assisted in the June 2011 workshop by Suhaila and teaching assistants.
Jamila Level 1 and Level 2 workshops were originally offered separately. Now students have many tools available to assist them in learning the material in advance to make the most of their workshop time. Read more about the requirements for both on the website.
For Jamila format Levels 1 & 2, you can review the Danse Orientale Manual, Jamila Salimpour four-volume Archive Series DVDs, and the Playing Finger Cymbals with Jamila album available on CD or as a download. For Jamila format Level 2, you can learn the two required choreographies (Raks El Zagat and the Pot Dance) through online video subscriptions from Suhaila’s Online Classes. You can see videos of the two required choreographies on the Suhaila Belly Dance YouTube Channel: Suhaila Dance Company performs Raks El Zagat March 2011 and Bal Anat performs the Pot Dance March 2011.
As a special bonus for regular online class subscribers, we’ve added a new choreography, Raks Om El Dunia by Jamila Salimpour. You can read more about it from our previous blog post.