Bellydance Winter 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.

Monthly Workshops


Beginner Bellydance

January 15-February 19, 2019

Tuesday nights 6-7:15PM

6 week session


This is where your bellydance journey begins! Learn foundational technique, including isolations, arm patterns, and steps. This class is for anyone new to bellydance or for dancers who haven’t taken a class in some time and want to brush up on their technique. Each week will focus on a different concept and end with a short combination to put the class content into practice.

This class will be held in a central Edmonton location and have a small class size to facilitate student growth and comfort. Drop ins available for the month of February. Location will be emailed upon registration.

Next class will begin early March- stay tuned for more details.

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Please let me know more about yourself and your interest in the class.

Salimpour Style

Thursdays 6-7:30PM

Starts January 24th

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. Please bring finger cymbals and a veil. This term we will be doing a veil choreography (veils available for sale at studio). 

This term we will focus on understanding the Middle Eastern music that is essential to know for all bellydancers. Each class will also focus 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 spring Exploratorium show hosted by Leslie. 

Please bring finger cymbals and a veil.


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

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.

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