Virtual Classes and More

Virtual Classes via Skype:

True Beginner on Skype (2)Starting in January 2021, Tarifa will offer at least two 3-Week Mini-Sessions via Skype. The dates for the first session will be January, 14th, 21st and 28th from 6:30 – 8 pm. Each of the 3 classes will be run like as an Intensive. They are 90 minute classes and students who enroll should plan on being available for the entirety of the class. The video call will be initiated 5 minutes before the start of class to insure that all students are connected. Prospective students should connect with Tarifa on Skype before enrolling by going to her profile which is . Tarifa’s Skype name is live:tarifasalem. It helps to become familiar with the platform before the first night of class. Once registered, you will be added to the class chat group and will be included on each of the three scheduled calls. All supplemental materials (music, resource documents, etc.) will be available on the chat for your use.

The fee for the January Session (three 90-minute classes) is $35 non-refundable and should be sent via PayPal (friends & family) to If you prefer to mail a check please be sure to make it out to Donna Smith and make sure to send it out early enough to be received before the first class to the following address:

Donna Salem Smith
800 Betsy Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210

In Person Classes at the Lourie Center SC: 

NYC Jazz Moves & Grooves Ten Week Session starting Wednesday, Feb. 3rd from 9:45 – 10:45 am. All members welcome!

Cardio/Core ongoing fitness class held every Wednesday from 11 am – 12 pm. Full membership required to participate! (Go to for details on how to join.)

Yoga/Stretch ongoing fitness class held every Friday from 11 am – 12 pm. Full membership required to participate. (Go to for details on how to join.)

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Donna with Dumbell 1Cardio/Core Description: Students will warm-up with low impact rhythmic combinations that will prepare the body to work at a higher intensity where we will strive to reach between 65% & 85 %  of our target heart zone during various intervals. We will work the core muscles which are the stability muscles located between shoulders and hips (torso) using weights, resistance bands and exercise balls. We will also engage in known core exercises (like the plank) which do not require equipment but are extremely effective in developing strength, stability and proper alignment which in turn can prevent injury. Each class will end with a thorough cool-down which includes therapeutic stretching and meditative breathing.

7BA53F9B-D07D-4E0D-A3DF-BDB77C519D46Looking forward to this new class at the Lourie Center which starts January 15th. This class is a combination of modified yoga (suited for active seniors) and of a series of Tarifa’s (Donna’s) favorite dance and fitness stretches. This class will also incorporate some Graham Technique floor exercises which will help students increase strength and flexibility in the abdominal muscles,  back muscles (particularly those along the spinal column) and hips by employing classic “Graham Contractions”, “Spirals” and “Releases”. The Center will provide students with mats that have been sanitized before class. It is recommended that shoes be removed for this class so students should wear a pair of socks that don’t slip. Please bring water!

Masks are required at all times at the Lourie Center! Social Distancing guidelines will be adhered to in all classes. Thank you for complying!

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