Study with Tarifa Winter/Spring 2018

Join Tarifa in Pensacola on April 28, 2018!


Tarifa’s Classes in Jacksonville, Florida


Small Group Class Sessions held at Tarifa Salem Eastern Dance Arts Private Space have a limited capacity. Therefore, students must secure their spot by registering by each sessions’ deadline. See how to register below:

          • Make check or money order payable to Donna Smith and mail to 5820 Cedar Oaks Dr. Jacksonville, Fl. 32210
          • Send $45 via PayPal Friends & Family to   


For more information on class content, location or payment you can email Tarifa at or private message the Tarifa Salem Eastern Dance Arts page on Facebook. The small group class sessions being offered this spring are listed below.  Scroll further down for other upcoming events. 

  • Session I: (Closed) Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm on January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
    • Fee $45 (cash, check or via PayPal Friends & Family)
    • Registration Deadline Jan. 5, 2018
  • Session II: (Closed) Saturdays 10:30 am – 12 pm, Feb. 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
  • Session III: Saturdays 10:30 am – 12 pm, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
    • Fee $45 (cash, check or via PayPal Friend & Family)
    • Registration Deadline March 1, 2018
    • Drop-in Fee $13
  • Jazz Dance: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
    • Fee $45 (cash, check or via PayPal Friends & Family)
    • Registration Deadline March 2, 2018
    • Drop-in Fee $13

Tarifa is available for private study by appointment only! (Fees Below)

  • One Hour Private $60
  • Two Hour Private $110
  • One Hour Semi-Private $76
  • Two Hour Semi-Private $130

Get Tarifa Fit:  


Tarifa is a seasoned Personal Trainer and enjoys working with clients to help them reach all of their fitness goals. She runs 45 minute sessions at her private space or at Boone Park in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. Contact Tarifa for a free assessment at Fees for training are:

  • 1 Training session per week – $35
  • 2 Training sessions per week – $70
  • 3 Training sessions per week – $90

Tarifa’s 2018 Workshops/Events:

February 2018

Sweetheart Gala 2018Tarifa taught a two hour Workshop on February 23rd  in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida at the exciting Sweetheart Gala Annual Event. She presented a workshop on the “Zaar” which is an ancient dance of healing which was and still is practiced in Northeast Africa and various other parts of the middle East. The ritual, an old pagan tradition, was thought to have originated in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.  The folk that practice such rituals believe that the djinn has taken possession of the person who is deemed ill. The rhythmic movements aid the dancer in achieving transcendence that result in communing with the spirit which will eventually be convinced to leave this person chosen as its vessel.  This ritual has been re-enacted on stage by many dancers and companies. Students learned movements typically seen in the Zaar ritual which can be incorporated into staged routines without being inappropriate or offensive. Tarifa performed Ibrahim Farrah Choreography to Ayeela Tayha with two of her lovely students, Cynthia Goldson Harris and Hydee Vanderpoole at the Friday night Hafla. Tarifa also performed her new solo choreography incorporating “Zaar” and “Dervish” type moves at the Saturday night Gala Performance. It was a wonderful event! Congratulations to host, Gina Marie Newman for her incredible success!

April 2018

Save the Date, Spring Raqs Pensacola

Tarifa will be the featured instructor/artist on April 282018 at the Annual Spring Raqs Pensacola hosted by Gina Nolan. This event will include two 2 – hour workshops taught by Tarifa and a Gala Performance featuring Tarifa Salem, Gina Nolan and many workshop participants.  The first workshop will be an Oriental Veil/Sagat piece in which Tarifa will focus on strong execution of movement themes without sacrificing essence of the folk. The second 2 – hour workshop will be Tarifa’s widely popular Assaya choreography that was introduced in 2013 at the “Celebrating the Life and Work of Ibrahim Farrah” Workshop. For more details on how to register and how sign up to dance in the Showcase that evening, go to

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