Dear Dance and Music friends!

I hope that everybody had a nice holiday season and I want to wish you a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2021 in hopes that things start to look up for everybody.  

I am still teaching several zoom classes that can be viewed on my class schedule. I have also been invited to give several lectures this month on topics from spirituality in dance to culture appropriation.


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Upcoming Events

all-day 5-day Maghreb Dance Intensive Wo... @ Studio Afra
5-day Maghreb Dance Intensive Wo... @ Studio Afra
Feb 24 – Feb 28 all-day
5-day Maghreb Dance Intensive Workshop - Feb 24-28, 2021 @ Studio Afra
5-day Maghreb Dance Intensive Workshop – Reserve your spot now and save $50! Study with the legendary Amel Tafsout, a first source master dance artist and one of the finest examples of North African Maghreb[...]

ZOOM Classes

ZOOM Scheduled Classes

DayPacific TimeCourseContact
Mondays4:00pm - 5:00pmArabic
Tuesdays9:00am - 10:00amArabic Beginner
Tuesdays10:30am - 11:30amArabic
Wednesdays4:45pm - 5:45pmArabic
Thursdays1:30pm - 2:30pmNorth African

For the Thursday dance class, I like spending 3 weeks on one North African dance style, such as the Andalusian, Mauritanian, Tunisian and more. Please contact me prior to the class time to sign up and receive the Zoom Link.


ZOOM Classes offered by Appointment Only

Please contact Amel Tafsout at

  • Frame drumming 
  • French 
  • Tarot reading & Life coaching


DatePacific TimeWorkshopContactSpecial Instructions
February 24 - 28TBAMaghreb Dance Intensiveameltafsout@gmail.comZoom
January 19 & 20, 20216:30pm - 7:30pmNorth African Dance
January 23, 2021 10:00am UNESCO Dance &
January 30, 202110:00am-12pmDance Journey through the MaghrebSacred Shimmy StudioZoom
Janurary 31, 20212pmCultural

NOW ONLINE!: Maghreb Dance Intensive – 5-Day Workshop

Due to many requests and the rise of COVID cases I have moved my Maghreb Dance Intensive online.  

Content: 25 hours of online instruction on North African Maghreb dance.  The focus will be on dance movement, drumming, singing, costuming, history, and the spirituality of the dances of 5 North African countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Libya.

Cost is $500. The fee should be paid no later than February 15th, 2021. Day-attendees are welcome! 

This intensive is given once a year. Dancers come to study from all over the USA as well as overseas.

Please remember that space is limited so register early and reserve your spot by sending a $150 non-refundable deposit. 

Facebook event link:



DatePerformanceContactMore Info
February 6-7, 2021Andalusian Festival in Mexico CityLila Zellet egiptanos@gmail.comEvent Pending Confirmation of Dates
September, 2021Raqs Without Borders, New York CityContact: http://www.torkamada.weebly.commore to come...
March 18-21, 2021Art of the Belly
Amel Tafsout

I am still selling my Music CD, DVD and my tank tops. Please let me know if you are interested to purchase them.

For more information, please send a message to Amel via Facebook or

While you are here, follow me on instagram @ameltafsout

Please be safe.

Love and light,

Amel Tafsout Signature