Bellydance Fall 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 larger dance community. Leslie is currently working towards her Level 5 certifications in both formats.

Level 1

10 Weeks

September 10 to November 19, 2019 (no class Oct 1)

Tuesdays 6-7:15PM


Your journey into bellydance starts here. Learn foundational isolations, footwork, and "basic steps". We start class with a full body warm up, work on standing drills and basic walking with isolations, and end class with a short dance combo. Throughout the session we will also explore different styles of bellydance including: classical, cabaret, folkloric, classic Egyptian, Modern Pop and more. Located at Leslie’s home studio in Central Edmonton. Address will be provided upon registration. Class size is limited. Registration recommended but drop ins available if there is room in the class.

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Monthly Workshop

Saturday Mornings

September 28

October 26

November 16

December 14

Location- Rm 186- Orange Hub


Monthly workshops that focus on a variety of different concepts. Each class is 3 hours and is open to dancers of all stylizations and approaches in bellydance. Class includes technique drills, finger cymbals, dance movement, performance concepts, and dance combinations. Leslie also takes requests from students ahead of time on what they would like to work on. Each workshop is 10AM to 1PM. Location- Room 186 (Gateway Chorus) in The Orange Hub.

Payment Options:

All 4 Workshops: $189.00 (includes GST)

One Workshop: $52.50 (includes GST)

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

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Edmonton Salimpour Collective

Classes and Rehearsal


Weekly technique classes and rehearsal Monday nights from 6-8PM.

The Salimpour Performance Collectives take great pride in presenting and representing the influential Salimpour legacy in belly dance. These performance groups are officially sanctioned by the Salimpour School and help to keep you motivated, inspired, and connected with the Salimpour School.

Interested in joining? Contact Leslie for more information.

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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Class Refund Policy:

Please note refunds will only be provided in the event of a class cancellation. All other refunds are at the discretion of the seller on a case by case basis under unique circumstances. Missed classes or workshops cannot be made up at a later date.

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