Bellydance Summer 2019

Study with one of Edmonton's most sought after instructors

Leslie offers a variety of classes and workshops for all levels of experience and ability- from beginner to advanced. Whether you are trying bellydance for the first time, or looking for individual feedback to grow as a dancer, there is something for everyone. Leslie's classes are inclusive and safe spaces for all. 

Leslie's classes are largely based on the Salimpour instruction models and formats. She is Level 3 certified in the Suhaila Salimpour Format and Level 2 certified in the Jamila Salimpour Format. Suhaila Salimpour is a master instructor, and her certification program is recognized internationally and throughout the bellydance community. Leslie is currently working towards her Level 5 certifications in both formats.

Salimpour Style

Thursdays 6-7:30PM

First class: April 11th

10 Weeks

Bedouin Beats


This class is all about hipwork, hipwork, hipwork!! We'll work on classic and modern steps through the lens of the Salimpour formats. Then you will get to apply these steps and isolations to a fun and dramatic choreography that channels your inner diva bellydancer! This class is great for dancers of all styles looking to increase their technical and performance abilities. Be prepared to work hard and then werk even harder on stage.

This term the focus is on structured improvisation through combinations and concepts to help dancers hone their improvisational technique. The class will work together on a performance concept for the Bedouin Beats show. Students that are interested will also have the opportunity to perform at the next Exploratorium show hosted by Leslie. 

Salimpour Style Class at Bedouin Beats Winter 2018. Choreography by Leslie Holmes.

Bellydance Fit

Saturday 10:45-11:45AM

Rosie T Fitness


Yalla Yalla Shake it! Bellydance Fit is a fun but crazy workout all at the same time. You will learn how to bellydance and get a full body workout with some great music. Be prepared to shake, shimmy, and sweat!

This class is part of a monthly membership at Rosie T Fitness- a ladies only fitness studio with unlimited access to classes with your membership.

Private Lessons


Want to work on a specific technique, improvisation, or choreography? Feeling behind? Want to get ahead? Private lessons to suit your specific needs. One on one or group rates available.

Leslie is available for private one-on-one lessons, private group lessons and workshops in Edmonton and out of town. Fill out the form below or send an email to to discuss the possibilities!

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Not in Edmonton or want to supplement your dance training? Take online classes through the Salimpour School.