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.

Mondays, 7:30-8:30am CST
Connecting Dance and Music

We will delve into musical instruments, rhythms and structure and how to listen with your body, your movements, and find yourself in the dance.  

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom. You can request Google Drive versions e mailed to you as well. 
3 classes, May 6-20, $45

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm CST

From the 1956 Egyptian film "Zenouba" this song is fun and the musical changes are easy to hear. It is 4 minutes long, composed by the famed Mohammed Abdel Wahab, this classiccan be danced as a solo or a group. Low stress and fun. Tamalyn taught it in Charleston, SC recently and they loved it. So it is great to dance it online too. 

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom and/or Google Drive
3 Classes, May 7-21

Thursdays, 12 Noon -1pm CST

Embodiment of Egyptian Music Through the Ages, 1920's to Present
We will learn about how dance styles changed from the 1920's until today. Much of these changes come from the music. How can we embody this music and embrace the energy of bygone eras and add it into our own dance style.
Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom and/or Google Drive

3 Thursdays, May 2-16

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. 

In Person Classes in New Orleans (Until May 20)

East Bank (Bywater)

Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm Now till 5/20 then classes resume July 1st)
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

Please note that from May 23- June 30, Tamalyn will be traveling: Miami, Milwaukee, Iceland, Denmark, Berlin, Amsterdam and NYC, in celebration of 65 years on planet earth.

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

Miami, Florida

Tamalyn Dallal has the honor of teaching in Ahmed Hussein's "Bellydance Intensive" Spring Camp. Among the topics she will teach are: "Bolero" (the intersection between Arabic dance and Bolero) Plus one more Latin themed workshop and a talk about her experiences traveling and dancing for Arabic communities throughout Latin America.