"She's from another level, and she brings the dance to higher sphere just by the song she chose, her outfit, her control, her musicality. She's transcendent! " (Comment re; Tamalyn's interpretation of Farid El Atrache's "Zaman Ya Hob" in Cairo, Egypt, 2011)
Re; Tamalyn's annual month long workshop in Shanghai, China;
"Last year, you let me understand and experience the joy of oriental dance. This year, you showed me a road into my heart, my soul. You helped me to better understand the meaning of Love, and to experience the spirit of dance! "(Fuzhou, China)
"I love Ms Tamalyn’s laughs and I like her earnest and responsible attitude (such professionalism). She treats all of us equally. I especially love the way she covers her mouth when she laughs, she is so adorable. But a master really is a master, her eyes are incredibly sharp." (Guanzhou Province, China)
"The morning Core Movement Course structure is detailed, straight to the point, and yet flexible, no chance to feel bored. The introduction to the history and cultural aspects of the dance we love, unblocked and opened our eyes, allowing more soul in the dance. The afternoon session seems tough in the beginning, but slowly, I was able to appreciate Ms Tamalyn’s intent. Discovering our individual strengths and abilities, opening our body’s, allowing the sense of Raks Sharqi to grow from within. Also the friendship cultivated during this period, from strangers to knowing, everyone shines like a diamond, so pure, so strong and so persistent." (Guilin, China)
Re; Tamalyn's blog and the Orientalia Zanzibar festival, from a priest who does humanitarian work around the world
"Thanks for sharing and keep bringing joy and peace to a world where it is needed and all are looking for it. "
Re; Tamalyn's legacy running the Mid Eastern Dance Exchange studio in Miami Beach
"Tamalyn is the queen of bellydancing, she one and only. Her students are everywhere around the world and they are proof of her legacy."
She brings bellydancing to your heart and gives it new life."
"I adore Tamalyn. She is the Mother of real Belly Dance in Florida. Check out the dance influence she has in all our big stars. The Best dancer ever!!!"
"Tamalyn is one of the most respected belly dance teachers around right now, with over 30 years of belly dance and teaching experience. Her students include Bozenka and Amar Gamal from Miami. "
Re: Tamalyn's latest film, "Zanzibar Dance, Trance, and Devotion"
"I'm currently studying Swahili in Zanzibar, and living with a host family. We watched a clip of your film online, and my family really, really enjoyed it."
Re; Tamalyn's books;
What a marvelous travel journey....I felt I was traveling right along her side...! It really makes possible for us back here who do not have the opportunity to travel to these exotic regions to really experience and understand their everyday lives. Their customs, surroundings, food, music and dance are very different than ours but at the end you discover that we are all moved by the same values.
I highly recommend it, it will open up a whole new vision of a world we understand so little about. " By Al from Miami, re; Tamalyn's book "40 Days and 1001 Nights"
"Ms. Dallal gives us a warm, exciting glimpse into adventures most of us will never experience, and a world we often do not understand." Re; Tamalyn's book "They Told Me I Couldn't