"Bellydancing is the best!"
Learn skills in coordination, strength, and beauty in supportive and structured bellydance classes with Elinore Eaton. Be part of a wonderful community of dancers striving for excellence in technique, wondrous dance movement, and a ton of fun!

Most classes start with a lengthy warm up that includes stretching, seated technique practice and calisthenics to the get the heart pumping! Warmup is followed by standing and walking technique and drills, ending with a short dance combination/choreography. Technique, vocabulary, and nomenclature used in class is based off of Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Format.


Elinore is Level 3 certified in both Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour formats.


Bellydance Technique Based on Salimpour Formats With Elinore!

***Elinore is currently available for online private lessons or masked and social distanced in person private lessons in her home studio in Portland, Oregon. Contact at for more.


I'm excited to announce my new ongoing Thursday night, 75-minute classes, Bellydance Technique Based on Salimpour Formats, from 5:30-6:45PM, beginning February 3rd, 2022, at the beautiful Shabu Studios!

Take a deep dive into building strength, balance, musicality, and control in your bellydance movements with techniques based on Suhaila Salimpour format. Take your dance to the next level with practices in precision, layering, travelling, turns, finger cymbals, transitions, improv, and more. This ongoing class is appropriate for all dance levels since it is fundamentals focused, but will challenge even the most advanced dancer with ambitious timing, layers, and traveling.

Please bring finger cymbals to class, and wear comfortable clothes appropriate for a workout dance class; no long skirts or belts/hip scarves with heavy beads or coins, please.
Dance shoes and yoga mat optional, but recommended.
Come prepared to sweat, be challenged, and have fun!

Dates & Times

Thursdays, 5:30-6:45PM


Shabu Studios
6055 NE Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97213

Drop Ins: $16                                   4 Class Card: $55                                              8 Class Card: $90