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 CDT

Refresh Your Dance with technique, music and a bit of dance philosophy.
"Bellydance", (Raqs Sharqi) is cultural, yet it is also what each of us who dance make of it. Let's focus on inspiration, joy and respect.  

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, July 8-29, $55

This version of the Egyptian Golden Age classic "El Fan" is made in Spain: Egyptian with a Spanish flavor.

July 9 - 30, 7-8pm CDT

*Please note that the choreography classes are now 1 hour and chorepgraphies shorter than before. You can practice and learn them within the month, and use them in performances requesting 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

Focus on Shimmies: Technique, Relaxation and Variety

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

Thursdays, July 11 - Aug. 1

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

Workshops Outside New Orleans

New York City, June 29-30

Bellyqueen: https://bellyqueen.com/tamalyn-veil-bolero
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1007671194048176/ (Please RSVP as going and invite anyone who you think might be interested)

Master instructor Tamalyn Dallal is on her way back to New Orleans from Europe and stopping in NYC to share her signature veil techniques and approach to embodying music melanges. Seize this rare opportunity to learn from a dancer who has dedicated her life to Middle Eastern dance. Tamalyn is also available for private lessons for individuals and small groups.
Sunday June 30th
12.30-2.30pm: Bolero and veils (at Bellyqueen)
7-9.30pm: Djam NYC Show (at the Secret Room NYC)
Bellyqueen School @Playwrights
440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4G, New York, NY 10003
Press "Playwrights" on the intercom to be let into the building and to activate the elevator
Secret Room NYC
707 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Single Workshop: $55, $50 unlimited members
Sign Up at:
(Navigate to June 29 and 30)
* Gnossienne and Scheherezade Double Veil:
These beloved songs of the classical genre have been incorporated into Middle Eastern music in many ways. We will dance an exploration of this cross over, incorporating double veil as well.
* Romantic Bolero (Includes 1 Veil):
Savor this romantic Cuban beat and musical style as it became loved in the Middle East/North Africa. We will explore this intersection as well as an unrelated classical song, "Ravel's Bolero" and how that has crossed over into Middle Eastern music. We will dance with and without a veil and learn how such distant cultures crossed and melted together deliciously.

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"