"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 Suhaila Level 3 and Jamila Level 2 certified and is working towards her teaching certificate in both formats.

Bellydance Technique Based on Salimpour Formats With Elinore!

***All live public classes are currently canceled until further notice due to social distancing***

***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 Monday night, 75-minute classes, Bellydance Technique Based on Salimpour Formats, from 5:30-6:45, beginning March 2nd, at the beautiful Shabu Studios!

Start your weeks off right with a deep dive into building strength, balance, musicality, and control in your bellydance movements with techniques based on Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour formats. 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 dance class; no long skirts or belts/hip scarves with heavy beads or coins.
Dance shoes and yoga mat optional, but recommended.
Come prepared to sweat, be challenged, and have fun!

BONUS* This class comes right before Sedona Soulfire's Belly Beauty Body Sacred Embodiment Series, March 23rd-May 18th. Come to my class, and stay for both for a super Monday dance blast off!

Dates & Times

Mondays, 5:30-6:45


Shabu Studios6055 NE Glisan St,
Portland, OR 97213

Drop Ins: $16                                   4 Class Card: $45                                              8 Class Card: $90