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 two 2-hour workshops on Sunday at the beautiful Esmeralda Dance Studio located at 1583 Broad River Rd. That’s 8 hours of study!! Our vendors, Bipin Jain of BJ’s Bazaar of Statesville, Georgia (http://www.bjsbazaar.com/default.html) and Lucy Smith, owner of Scheherezade Imports all the way from Rockville, Virginia (http://scheherezadeimports.com/aboutus.asp) will be set up at the studio on both days for your shopping pleasure!

A Celebration of Middle Eastern Dance and Music

Peter Kfoury and Scott Sullivan

A Saturday night Gala with Ahmed in Celebration of Middle Eastern Dance and Music 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 ($25) go on sale February 1, 2020! For more information you can view the Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/530905957748458/

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.

Weekend Itinerary

Saturday’s Workshops:

  • 10 am – 12 pm Technique
  • 1 pm – 3 pm Shaabi
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Recovery/Stretch with Tarifa
  • 7:30 pm “A Celebration of Middle Eastern Dance and Music (Tickets – $25)

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
  • Party at Pitas $25 tickets go on sale February 1, 2020

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

Donna Smith
800 Betsy Dr.
Columbia, SC 29210

To register via PayPal PLEASE send Friends & Family to Donna Smith,  tarifasalem@gmail.com. (no need to leave a comment)

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