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Tarifa Salem

I am a 2nd generation Lebanese American who was brought up in the traditions of the Middle East. I was surrounded by Arabic music, dance and cultural gatherings throughout my childhood. My Uncle Ibrahim Farrah, the late great Middle Eastern dance guru was my hero and my mentor. I moved to NYC after completing my BS degree to study dance and ended up performing in The Ibrahim Farrah Near East Dance Group under his direction for three years. At the same time I earned my Masters Degree in Dance from NYU and immersed myself in other genres of dance. I have been teaching dance since 1978 in Schools that are lucky enough to have performing arts departments. I teach adult Belly Dance classes in the evenings when I am not choreographing and directing my ensemble. (Tarifa Salem Near East Dance Ensemble)

Profile Summary:
Dance Performance, Choreography, Instruction West Palm Beach, FL
Personal Training West Palm Beach, FL
More About Me
Dance, Music, Fitness (running, biking, weight training), Reading, my 2 dogs and 5 cats, my 3 children and my hubby of 32 years.
Work Experience:
BS degree in Health and PE with a Dance Emphasis from West Chester State College, West Chester, Pa.

MS degree in Dance Education from New York University, NYC, NY.

Began Ph.D in Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fl. however left the program after 6 credits due to family pressures.

I have Certification in Aerobic Instruction and Strength and Conditioning Instruction.
Organizations / Affilations:
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education

NEA (National Education Association)
Tarifa Salem is located in West Palm Beach, FL and has the following skills: Dance Performance, Choreography, Instruction, Personal Training
Dance , Health / Fitness
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My Skills

Dance Performance, Choreography, Instruction

Category: Dance
Relevant Education / Credentials
Masters Degree in Dance Ed from NYU BS Degree in Health & PE with emphasis in Dance
Years Experience: 31

Personal Training

Category: Health / Fitness
Relevant Education / Credentials
BS degree in Health and PE from Personal Training Certification from The Fitness Institute through Dr. Tony Abbot.
Years Experience: 1