Dear Dance and Music friends!

I hope that everybody is doing well and being safe. We are all confined in our own space due to the Covid19 and we have to pray for a solution. Our world is definitely going through changes and I am positive that we shall overcome.

I am now teaching zoom classes Dance, Frame Drumming, Arabic, French, Sufi Heart Meditation Tarot readings, and life coaching. One of my Datura class is published, please connect with

5-day Maghreb Dance Intensive

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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 Scheduled Classes

ZOOM Scheduled Classes

DayPacific TimeCourse
Tuesdays9:00 am to 10:00 am PDT (Beginners A2) Arabic Beginner
Tuesdays10:30 am to 11:30 amArabic total beginners
Wednesdays6:30 pm to 7:30 pmEgyptian Arabic - for Sharqi Dance
Thursdays10:30 am - 11:30 amEgyptian Arabic 101 - for Bellyqueen
Thursdays1:30 pm to 2:30 pmNorth African Dance

Regarding the 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.

I am intending also to offer some lectures on specific topics related to North African culture as well as costuming, wedding ceremonies, dance and rituals, Symbols in the Arab World, Amazigh- Berber Tribal marks and many more. Additional information to follow when details are available.

ZOOM Classes offered by Appointment Only

Please contact Amel Tafsout at

  • Frame drumming – individual classes
  • French language – I am creating a group that will start soon.
  • Tarot reading & life coaching


DatePacific TimeWorkshopContactSpecial Instructions
January 23rd - 30th10:00 am to 12:00 pmOnline Workshops from Mexico City - ZOOM meetingAthena HoweEvent Pending Confirmation of Dates
February 24 - 28Maghreb Dance Intensiveameltafsout@gmail.comLocation: Studio Afra in Plymouth, CA. Proper social distancing honored. See the flyer on this page and below text for more details.

Maghreb Dance Intensive – In-Person 5-Day Workshop

Social Distancing rules honored at this in-person 5-day workshop  

Content: 25 hours of social distanced 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 $600. EARLY BIRDS WILL GET A DISCOUNT OF $50 IF THEY BOOK BEFORE January 30th, 2021! The fee should be paid no later than, February 15th, 2021. Day-trippers are permitted.

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 $200 non-refundable deposit. You are not registered until I get the deposit.


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...
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


Please be safe.

Love and light,

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