Ahmed Hussien in Columbia, SC

Ahmed Hussien in Columbia SC

ahmedhussein2011-smTarifa Salem Eastern Dance Arts will be hosting the incomparable Master Middle Eastern Dance Instructor/ Artist, Ahmed Hussien on April 25th & 26th, 2020 in Columbia, SC for the first time ever! Ahmed will teach two 2-hour workshops on Saturday and Sunday at the beautiful Esmeralda Dance Studio located at 1583 Broad River Rd. Our vendors, Bipin Jain of BJ’s Bazaar of Statesville, Georgia (http://www.bjsbazaar.com/default.html) and Lucy Smith of Scheherezade Imports  (http://scheherezadeimports.com/aboutus.asp) will be set up at the studio on both days for your shopping pleasure!

Peter Kfoury and Scott Sullivan

A Saturday night Gala with Ahmed in Celebration of Middle Eastern Dance will be held at Pitas Lebanese Restaurant and will feature open floor dancing, performances by professional dance artists and musicians  Peter Kfoury, ”The Oud Dude” from Charleston, SC and doumbek player Scott Sullivan from Asheville, NC. More details will be forthcoming. Tickets will be sold at some point after the holidays so stay tuned!

Workshop times are 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm each of the 2 days. (Lunch from 12 – 1 pm daily). Content will include Technique, Shaabi, Oriental and Drum Solo. Tarifa will end each day with a short Recovery/Stretch session.

Saturday’s Workshops:

  • 10 am – 12 pm Technique
  • 1 pm – 3 pm Shaabi
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Recovery/Stretch with Tarifa
  • 7:30 pm Gala Celebration at Pitas (Tickets sold separately)

Sunday’s Workshops:

  • 10 am – 12 pm Oriental
  • 1 pm – 3 pm Oriental (cont.d) and Short Drum Solo
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Recovery/Stretch with Tarifa

View the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2199709210339368/

  • Early Registration Fee by April 15, 2020:
    • Saturday $150
    • Sunday $150
    • 2 Day Package $249
  • Fee after April 15, 2020:
    • Saturday $170
    • Sunday $170
    • 2 Day Package $299
  • Hafla $25

To register with check or money order, remit to Donna Smith and mail to:

Donna Smith
800 Betsy Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210

To register via PayPal PLEASE send Friends & Family to tarifasalem@gmail.com

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