Tamalyn Dallal

Oriental Dance teacher, writer and film maker

Online Classes April, 2023

(Recordings of all classes are available to download and keep for further practice)

Monday Mornings, 7:30-8:30am CDT

"Exploring Historical Routes and How they Influence our Dancing" Each day of this class focuses on a different route of culture: Persian Empire, Bagdad to Andalusia, The Silk Road, the Ottoman Empire and the importance of Egyptian cinema. We will study how people mixed and migrated and how this influenced the music and dance to make it what it is today. AND we will do a lot of dancing.

$50 (May 1-29) 5 weeks, includes one bonus class


Tuesday Night Choreography Class

7-8:30pm CDT

Egyptian song "Fakkarouni" Oveurture of Umm Khulthum's famous song meaning "I was made to remember."

$60 (May 2-30) 5 weeks, includes one bonus class.


Thursdays at 12:00 Noon, CDT

"6 Points of Focus" This is a very important concept and important part of my teaching. We may think the hip muscles are moving the hips, or wonder how to get comfortable with chest movements, etc. Oriental dance is not always as it appears. We will explore the concepts of gravity and being grounded, internal movement vs external, Expressing yourself from your heart, and more. Once you get used to using the 6 points, you will find that your dance is more relaxed, earthy, and it is safer for your body.

$50 (May 4- 25) 4 weeks


Monday and Tuesday $90


Tuesday and Thursday Classes $90


Monday and Thursday Classes $80


Monday- Tuesday- Thursday Classes $130

Multiple Online Classes on the Datura Online site


In Person Classes, April Through May, 2023

Thursdays, 6-7pm

"Shimmer" Bellydance Basics

For all levels. 

Ongoing through May

$60 per month (Starting at the beginning of each month) or $18 drop in. 

10 classes, used within 10 weeks, $120

Location: Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3800 General Taylor St., New Orleans, LA

Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm

"Shimmer" Bellydance Basics

For all levels.  

Ongoing through May

$60 per month (Starting at the beginning of each month) or $18 drop in. 

10 classes, used within 10 weeks, $120

Location: Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA

*Tamalyn will be traveling to Morocco to attend the Magrebi Dance Congress and The World Sacred Music Festival from June 1-20, so there will be no live classes in New Orleans until July 3rd.

Live workshops/shows outside of New Orleans:

Lafayette, LA 

Performing along with the Oasis Dance Co. at Festival International, Francophone music festival. Sun., April 30, at 2pm. (Free)

Lexington, KY 

June 23-25

Contact Safiya Nawar



Lafayette, LA

July 14-16

Teaching and performing along with many local artists at the "Bayou Belly" Festival



San Antonio, TX

Tamalyn will be teaching and performing at the "Go Live" Music and Dance Conference, October 6-8.

This event is the creation of renown dancer, Karen Barbee. Featuring The National Arab Orchestra, Takht Ensemble, George Lammam, and more. 

For info and registration, visit: 


Handa, Japan