Winter 2019 Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Workshop


On February 17, 2019 Tarifa will  present “The Lebanese in Me”,  a 4 hour Intensive Workshop that will include a short PowerPoint presentation followed by a 1 hour technique session and a 2 hour session featuring a Lebanese Style Choreography with a some creative departure. Tarifa’s dance style is inspired by traditional folkloric dances of her heritage yet her training in many western genres has had an affect on her choreography, staging and execution of traditional steps. Tarifa is pleased to be presenting this particular workshop with new choreography for the very first time in her new locale, Columbia, SC.  Participants will have an opportunity to perform a solo or group number after the workshop at our post workshop hafla/gathering at Pitas, a local Middle Eastern Restaurant known for it’s outstanding Lebanese and Greek Cuisine. Confirm your spot by registering TODAY! (Details below) 

Lebanese in Me Flyer

  • Workshop Fee $55 before Feb. 15, 2019. Make check or money order out to Donna Smith and mail to 800 Betsy Dr., Columbia, SC 29210  OR send via PayPal as friend or family please to
  • Workshop Fee $60 after Feb. 15th. Payment at door accepted in cash only!
  • NO REFUNDS unless cancelled by host.
Event details are on Facebook at the following web address

8 Week Session at The Lourie Center February/March 2019


Private and Semi-Private Study with Tarifa

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*Tarifa is available by appointment only for private/semi-private study at her own space in Columbia, SC. Appointments must be made at least one week in advance. Send an email to her at to request an appointment.  Tarifa is dedicated to keeping the Middle East in Middle Eastern Dance in honor of her Lebanese heritage and to pay tribute to the ongoing legacy of her uncle/mentor Ibrahim Farrah who dedicated his life to maintaining a standard on representing his culture through instructing students throughout the world on this beautiful dance art. Tarifa performed with the Ibrahim Farrah Near East Dance Group from 1979 – 1982 and along with other company members, she is dedicated to those standards of excellence!

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Classes at the Blue Moon Ballroom


This ongoing class ran through Aug and September.  Thanks to all who attended! Your dedication is very much appreciated!  We are hoping to start another ongoing class later this spring if we see that there is enough interest so please stay tuned!! 


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