Category Archives: Workshops

Today’s Word: Be Present

In her workshops and classes, Suhaila emphasizes “being present”. Pull your energy, skills and focus together into “now”, and apply that attention to the work you have in front of you at the moment. Whether you are learning, practicing, rehearsing … Continue reading

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Stage Presence Workshop with Sandey Grinn

Suhaila has brought in Sandey Grinn to work on Stage Presence and Emotional Intent with her local studio and certification program students.  Sandey has extensive experience in performing and teaching, and he brings elements from the acting world that are … Continue reading

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Importance of Improvisation to Live Middle Eastern Music

In the mid 1970s, Jamila sponsored a student night once a month at the Casbah, a belly dance night club in San Francisco. The Casbah was open seven nights a week with live musicians and dancers every night of the … Continue reading

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Jamila Salimpour Format Workshop June 6-10, 2011

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 … Continue reading

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Ghanima Workshop at Suhaila’s Studio, May 15, 2011

We are very pleased to present Ghanima at Suhaila’s Studio for a one-day workshop on Sunday, May 15. Ghanima has prepared some excellent material, and we hope you can join us for her informative workshop. Details are below, and please … Continue reading

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Eighth Wonder Studio Interview: Parts 2-4

We now have the full interview that was conducted and filmed by Christy of Eighth Wonder Studios. The links are below. Conversation with Suhaila Part 2 Conversation with Suhaila Part 3 Conversation with Suhaila Part 4 Visit the Eighth Wonder … Continue reading

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Eighth Wonder Studio Interview: The Evolution of Suhaila’s Format

At the recent January 2011 Multi-Level Weeklong Workshop held at the main studio in Albany, CA, Christy from Eighth Wonder Studios (Calgary, Canada), conducted an interview with Suhaila. The first part is now posted in the blog, and you can … Continue reading

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