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.

January Online Classes/In Person Classes and Workshops

Save the Date!

Wednesday, April 10, 8 pm  Performance and dance party in New Orleans! 

Featuring "The Istanbul Connection" band, Jill Parker (bellydance) and Melissa (Flamenco) all from the SF Bay Area. Plus, New Orleans dancers, Tamalyn Dallal, Kryss Statho, and more. 

There will be plenty of time for everyone to dance the night away to live music (Fusion of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Latin).

At Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave, inside the Healing Center $20

Mondays, 7:30-8:30am CST
Variations and Unusual Moves

While basics are extremely important, it is good to have your bag of surprises. These are moves that are interesting and mysterious. You might see them and say "I'm not familiar with this move. How is it done?" Tamalyn will break down many interesting moves and show unexpected variations on the moves we know and love. 

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, March 4-25, $55

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm CST
"Nebtidi Mnin Al Hikaya"
This song is one of the most famous songs to dance to from Egypt's Golden Age. Composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab and made famous by the singer Abdel Halim Hafez, it means "Where do we begin?"

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom and/or Google Drive
4 Classes Marck 5-26

Thursdays, 12 Noon -1pm CST

Hands and arms, we think of slow and ethereal. Shimmies we think fast and earthy. This is true, and they are connected, compliment one another and it's good to explore them together. 

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom and/or Google Drive

5 Thursdays, March 7-28

In addition to my March series of classes on Zoom, I am adding bi-monthly "Reruns."
For the months of February-March will be featured the choreography of  "Nostalgias" from 2021. This song is by the Ilahun Band of Argentina and is beloved by dancers the world over. This choreography was an inspiration to many dancers during the pandemic. It is time to bring it back. Each month, in 2024, a favorite choreography will be available $50.
Recordings are on Google Drive, which you can keep to study with over and over.
Available February 1,- 29, 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. 

In Person Classes in New Orleans

East Bank (Bywater)

Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
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


West Bank (Algiers Point)

Intro Bellydance Workshop and Turkish Coffee Cup Reading Demo
March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This workshop will teach you the basic movements of bellydance, and introduce a whole new world of global music with ancient roots. It is relaxing and energizing, great for posture, health and well being.
Tamalyn Dallal has traveled the globe in search of dance and cultural context. Along the way, she learned to read fortunes in the grinds at the bottom of Turkish coffee cups. She will serve Turkish coffee and give participants pointers on reading one another’s coffee grinds. 

The Mind Body Collective

627 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, LA


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"


Workshops Outside New Orleans

SOLD OUT!  (but there is a waitlist) Charleston, South Carolina. You can come to the show on Saturday, March 16. 

Miami, Florida