Welcome! (In Egypt, they say "Ahlan Wasahlan.")

Tamalyn Dallal has dedicated her life to Raqs Sharqi (AKA “Bellydance.”) She dances it as a daily practice for health, healing, exercise and relaxation. This dance is a “miracle dance” that reduces stress and helps us appreciate and love Egyptian, Turkish and Levantine music and culture.

Celebrating 4 years of ONLINE CLASSES 2020-2024

Mondays, 7:30-8:30am CDT

Slow, Shimmy, Travel Steps
There is an order to classes and practice sessions that is balanced and gives time for variety: Warm ups, Slow, Shimmy, Medium tempo and cool down. This class shows how the tried and true structure of classes (and practice sessions) that Tamalyn taught in her book "Bellydancing for Fitness" (2004) brings us back to this refreshingly varied format. You don't need to have the book to take the class. 

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom. You can request Google Drive versions e mailed to you as well. 
4 classes, August 5-26, $55

Choreography to "Warda" (from Asena/later on the bellydance Superstars CD/DVD)

August 6-27, 7-8pm CDT

Remember the first "Bellydance Superstars" DVD in 2004. So many people were inspired to dance from those CD's and DVD's. One of Tamalyn's song choices (and performances) was "Warda." It was a hit and immediately recognizable for years. She is not teaching the choreo from the DVD because it was improvised, but she is creating a special choreography, reminiscent of those times, for this class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmiMSPRzw2Q&t=6s 

*Please note that the choreography classes are  1 hour long and choreographies are 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 minute pieces.

*All classes are recorded and kept on Zoom to watch for 8 weeks. You can also request them to be e mailed as Google drive files. So classes can be taken on your own schedule.

Thursdays, 12 Noon -1pm CST

Tamalyn's Unique Approach to Double Veils

Tamalyn will begin with one veil then build it into dancing with double veil. Each week will be a new double veil wrap, which will be added on top of the veil wrap from the previous weeks, until, by the end of the month we will have a 7 veil dance. 

Recordings of each class will be available on Zoom for 8 weeks and/or Google Drive (upon request)

Thursdays, August 8-29 

Originally taught in January, 2024, This class involves drills and exersises with combos. It recieved so much enthusiasm from those who took the class that it is being offered as series of 4 recordings for those who missed it. $50.
Recordings are on Google Drive, which you can keep to study with over and over.
Available April 1,- 30, 2024

This series covers Tamalyn's clear and concise approach to basic bellydance movement. In every dance form it is important to have a good base. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as dancers who want to review and polish the basics. 

Bywater, New Orleans

Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm (Classes resume July 8th)
Bellydance Basics and Beyond
For all levels. Ongoing
$60 for 4 classes or $20 drop in.
10 classes, used within 10 wk., $120

Pay via Paypal to tamalyndallal@yahoo.com, Venmo Tamalyn-Harris or in person via cash.
At: "The Movement Collective"
3921 St. Claude Ave, (Bywater)
New Orleans

Multiple Online Classes on the Datura Online site

Instructional: "Hands and Arms," "The Gravitational Pull of the Earth," "Isolations, Integration and Layers," "Complex Hip Movements, Relaxed" and "Layered Shimmies"

Documentaries "Zanzibar Dance, Trance and Devotion, "Ethiopia Dances for Joy," and 40 Days and 1001 Nights"