Learning Opportunities

Call for Students who are PASSIONATE and DEDICATED to learning the Art of Middle Eastern Dance in the Traditional Styles of the Levant and North African Regions!





flyer_02I so enjoyed teaching an open group class this past August and September at the Blue Moon Ballroom in West Columbia, however, because of the inconsistent attendance I have concluded that it would be in my best interest to only avail myself  for private/semi-private and small group study at my home space by appointment.  I am looking forward to accepting professional contracts for Workshops and/or Master Classes including my “Farrah Factor” Powerpoint Presentation which is near and dear to my heart again after the new year.  Professional contracts regionally must be negotiated and agreed upon at least 6 months in advance. Contracts that require international travel must be confirmed 1 year in advance. (Local contracts for Master Classes should be confirmed no less than 2 months in advance.) Having moved to a new location after so many years of teaching and performing in many genres of the dance arts, I am happy to be able to slow down a bit, yet I remain committed to promoting the art of my heritage at a level worthy of the culture from which it came. I will always provide students an experience based on the standards of excellence I was exposed to by my mentors whom I owe everything to!

Small Group Classes:


Students dedicated to learning, who exhibit acquisition of basic skills AND are consistent in weekly attendance in the small group classes will have an opportunity to learn & perform my repertoire of Folkloric and Oriental choreography at local studio, community or regional events! (Small Group Classes are taught to groups of 3 and scheduled on consecutive weeknights according to what the group preference is

15095043_10154916730273394_5688565144973710457_nand my availability. It is up to students to organize the members of their group and decide on a schedule (day and time to meet weekly) that suits all. These classes will all be scheduled at my private space in Columbia, SC. To confirm the scheduled day and time for your group, a fee of $45 per student for a series of six  75 minute classes must be paid a week in advance of the first class. Contact me via email ASAP if you would like to start your 6 week series in November at tarifasalem@gmail.com. Please leave a phone number that I may call to discuss scheduling details and other pertinent information you will need to know.

Private and Semi-Private Classes:

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All private dance sessions are taught at my own private space or a local public space provided by the student. Sessions are 60 minutes unless otherwise specified. The Fee will be adjusted accordingly. After scheduling your private class with me, you must confirm by sending the appropriate payment via Paypal to tarifasalem@gmail.com. If you prefer to pay by cash, credit or check please email me at tarifasalem@gmail.com for details where to send payment. (see fees below)

    • 1 hr. Private Class – $60
    • 2 hr. Private – $110
    • Semi Private – $76 ($38 each)
    • 2 hr. Semi – $130 ($65 each)

*All Private and Semi-private classes must be booked and confirmed at least 2 weeks in advance. (No refunds.)

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333I’m a certified Personal Fitness Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor who works with clients (dancers & non-dancers alike) committed to reaching optimal health/fitness goals! Schedule your training sessions TODAY!  All sessions run for 1 hour.  I train clients at one of the lovely Riverfront spaces in Columbia, SC. If you prefer outdoor training, it is better to schedule morning or evening sessions during summer hours when it is really hot.


  • One session/week $25
  • Two sessions/week $45
  • 10 session card $220 (must be used within 3 months of purchase)

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