June 20-27, 2018
$700 (Paid before Feb. 1)
$800 (Paid before May 1)
$900 (Paid before June 1)
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Day 1: - Orientation, basic technique and philosophy, films and mix and mingle...Optional crawfish dinner. Your evening is free to stroll the French Quarter.
Day 2: 10-1, Technique.
2-3, Lecture and discussion; People and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana... Learn the difference between Cajuns, Creole people, Zydeco music, Cajun music, and more.
3-5 Creating dance and combos
PM: Stroll Magazine St. and enjoy the boutiques and restaurants.
Day 3: 10-1. Technique
2-3, Lecture and Discussion: Jazz, Blues, Second Line... Music of New Orleans and the Deep South
3-4, Traditional New Orleans Second Line dance class (Local guest instructor)
4-5, Zils and combos
PM: Twilight Swamp Tour, followed by Cajun dinner and dancing (Outside of New Orleans)
Day 4: 10-2, Technique and dance
Meet the Mardi Gras Indians and learn about their traditions.
Museums: Mardi Gras, Katrina, and Culture of Treme.
PM Free time to stroll the French Quarter
Day 5: Free day to explore New Orleans
Optional afternoon activity: Dancing to the drums in Armstrong Park (Treme)
Evening: Optional, "Follow the Music"....Tamalyn will take you to her favorite Jazz clubs
Day 6: 10-1, Technique, Musicality
2-3 Lecture: "All Roads Lead to Egypt", Following the Cultural routes that have contributed to the development of Oriental dance.
3-5pm, Choreography by Tamalyn Dallal, incorporating what you have learned in the workshop
PM: Gourmet French dinner at Degas Restaurant (Optional)
Day 7 (Tues.): 10-1, Technique, Veils, hands and arms
2-3 Cemetery Tour (This is a local tour of the nearby Lafayette Cemetery, highlighting the cultural significance and history of New Orleans' above ground cemeteries. It's interesting. (Not spooky)
3:30-5 Zydeco dance class (Local instructor)
PM: Walking local labyrinths (Meditation)
Listen to the renown "Rebirth Brass Band" at the historic Maple Leaf Club in Uptown, NOLA. (Optional)
Day 8: 10-4, Wrapping it up, reflecting and celebrating