Amel Tafsout's Weekly Classes:

"You may believe you are seeking Amel for dance lessons. Perhaps you believe she'll teach you to speak Arabic, or to sing charming North African songs, or to play a hand drum, but it is only Spirit, luring you, inviting you to listen more deeply to the longings of your Soul. To work with Amel is to have the secrets of the Universe revealed, one giggle at a time. For when you stand next to this Sister, the beauty of life and the depth of our humanity, are all revealed, whether clapping our hands, or stamping our feet - shaking the foundations of our life ...all because we thought we were going to take a dance class."

- Shamsi Sunshine (Sept. 2013)

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Amel currently has two weekly classes starting in 2015.  Click on the tabs for the complete details:


    Middle Eastern Dance Class (5 sessions)
    Where: THE HUB, 206b Main St, Jackson Ca 95642

    Tuesdays Jan 20-Feb 17th, 5:30—7pm
    Call ACRA 209-223-6943

    This is a dance class open to everyone. Slow warm up as we move to a variety of Middle Eastern music. The students will be introduced to foundational dance movement, footwork, isolations and proper posture. The steps will incorporated into drill and repetition to traditional and contemporary Arabic. -


    “ the legendary Amel Tafsout, meaning ‘Hope of Spring’ is an international and inspirational first source master dance artist, choreographer and instructor. With a research in dance anthropology, and a long training in various healing practices, Tafsout’s knowledge of her culture and her experience in many dance styles and music make her very unique. Amel has lectured, danced, taught, sung and conducted anthropological research in many countries. She has been featured in various TV programs in Europe and North Africa.


    As an instructor, Amel Tafsout’s objective is to help students enjoy the dance while moving to the music and rhythms of a unique dance culture. Amel also shares cultural knowledge and awareness as part of her teaching method.


    Have fun tapping into your feminine while getting in shape! Awaken your Body. Nurture your Spirit. Socialize, Celebrate & have fun while building Strength and Balance. Come and Dance for yourself in a non-judgmental space. Focus on dancing to feel good while gaining flexibility. Great way to start the day


    Five Weekly Sessions:  Starting January 14, 2015.

    Wednesdays at 12:30 – 2:00pm
    Location: Sophia’s Well of Wisdom 270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek,CA

    Contact: 209-418-9003 or


    Sacred Dance welcomes women who share an interest in dance as a language of personal and communal spiritual expression. The class embraces a rich diversity of dance movements, cultures, spiritual traditions and abilities in order to enable an integration of body, mind and spirit. Students will be introduced to foundational dance movements, footwork, isolations, proper posture, movement articulation and bodylines. The class covers basic dance movements and steps incorporating drills and repetition to Arabic and North African music. Have fun tapping into your feminine nature while getting in shape! Awaken your Body. Nurture your Spirit! Have fun while building Strength, Balance and Flexibility! A great way to start the day!


    Class size: Minimum 4 – Maximum 15 Cost: Single class $12 or Five sessions $50  - Bring a Yoga Mat Wear comfortable pants and shoes (not tennis shoes)

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