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.

Online Classes/In Person Classes, shows 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
80's and 90's, Technique, Music, History

Take a trip down memory lane. We will follow music and dance trends that would now be considered "late vintage." Experience the changes and learn how much this time period influenced the dance as we know it today. 

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom. You can request Google Drive versions e mailed to you as well. 
5 classes, April 1-29, $55

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm CST
"Lessa Fakir"
This song is one of the most famous songs to dance to from Egypt's Golden Age. It is the opening of one of Umm Khulthum's most popular songs. The version used in this choreography is a very rich instrumental by Mokhtar El Said from the Jalilah's Raks Sharqi series.

Recordings of each class will be available the same day on Zoom and/or Google Drive
5 Classes April 2-30

Thursdays, 12 Noon -1pm CST

This is one of the most important concepts in Tamalyn's teaching. It is valuable to learn repeatedly. Sometimes the approach, music or combos vary, so it always stays fresh. But using earth (grounding) and sky (expressiveness) will greatly enhance your dance practice. 

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

4 Thursdays, April 4-25

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

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

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.