Tamalyn Dallal

Middle Eastern Dance teacher, writer and film maker

Week Long Workshop- Dance and Culture... In New Orlean's famous Garden District! June 5-12, 2019

June 5-12 

$700 (Paid before Feb. 15)

$800 (Paid before May 1)

$900 (Paid before June 1) 

Send via Paypal to tamalyndallal@yahoo.com or use the above button

This intimate workshop is limited to six participants. Also, there are cats, so please advise if you have a cat allergy. 

Please read Alia Thabit's review of the 2016 week long workshop:


Day 1, Wed., June 5: - 2-6pm. Orientation, basic technique and philosophy, films and mix and mingle...

PM: Optional dinner, restaurant TBA.

Day 2, Thurs., June 6: 

10-1, Technique.

1-2, Lunch

2-3, Lecture and discussion

3-5 TBA

PM: Optional evening activities: Dinner and live music

Day 3, Fri., June 7: 

10-1. Technique

1-2 Lunch

2-3,  Lecture and Discussion

3-4,  Guest teacher, topic TBA

4-5,  Zils and combos 

PM: (Optional) Dinner, See the town and Jazz

Day 4, Sat., June 8:

10-1, Technique 

1-2, Lunch 

2-3 Lecture and Discussion

3-4: TBA by Tamalyn

4-5: We create our own dance 

PM: There is no shortage of things to do in New Orleans on a Saturday night. 

Day 5, Sun., June 9: 

Free day to explore New Orleans

Optional daytime activity: Museum crawl: Mardi Gras, Hurricane Katrina, Back Street Museum of Treme (Learn about the Mardi Gras Indians) OR outdoors activities: Swamp walk or kayaking the backwaters of the city.

PM: (Optional) "Follow the Music"....Tamalyn will take you to her favorite Jazz clubs  

Day 6, Mon., June 10: 

10-1, Technique, Focus on hands and arms

1-2 Lunch

2-3 Lecture and discussion

3-4pm- Local Guest Instructor

4-5pm- TBA by Tamalyn

PM: (Optional) Ethnic dinner on Magazine St. You decide: Arabic, Vietnamese, or Ethiopian?

Day 7, Tues., June 11:  

10-1, Technique

1-2, Lunch

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: (Optional) Walking a local labyrinth (Meditation)

Followed by more music and food!

Day 8, Wed., June 12

10-12: Review of all dances and techniques.  

12-2pm: Shared pot luck lunch, inviting back the local instructors and people we've met along the way. 

2-4pm Dancing, Q/A, and sharing all song names so that you can go online, search for music and support the artists.

Registration fees are non refundable unless there is a doctors not regarding health issue or unless there is a major natural disaster affecting either the Tamalyn Dallal or the home of the registree.
Please note that some of the evening events are subject to change, due to the possibility of musicians going on tour, or being open to the possibility of something even more interesting coming up.
Dinners, excursions, drinks and tips are not included in the workshop price. 
There is no performance. This workshop is about experiencing and enjoying New Orleans, and learning its unique culture while learning Oriental dance...Exploring differences and similarities between cultures that helps enrich our dance. 

Where to stay:

The Week Log Workshop will be held at 1635 2nd St. in New Orleans. 
It is on the edge of the Garden District, one block from the St. Charles Streetcar line. 
It is very easy to get around.
There are many hotels in the immediate vicinity, as well as an inexpensive hostel.

Also, there are many AirBNB’s in the area. Those you can find on the AirBNB website. 

High end hotels:

Ponchartrain Hotel - Amazing historical hotel, 4-1/2 blocks away. 
2031 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70130

1851 Mansion on St. Charles - 2 blocks away
2409 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 70130
(888)353-1851 or (504)236-3828

Sully Mansion bed and breakfast - 5 blocks away
2631 Prytania St, New Orleans 70130

Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast - 5 blocks away
2727 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 70130

Hotel Indigo - 3-1/2 blocks away
2203 St. Charles Ave.., New Orleans 70130

Carondelet St. Luxury Condos - 6 blocks away
1812 Carondelet St., New Orleans, 70130

Avenue Plaza Resort - 4-1/2 blocks away 
2111 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, 70130

Henry Howard Hotel
2041 Prytania St., New Orleans 70130

Garden District Hotel Ramada Plaza - 4 blocks away
2203 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 70130

Parisian Courtyard Inn - 10 blocks away
1726 Prytania St., New Orleans 70130

Mid  Range

Creole Gardens Guest House
1415 Prytania St. New Orleans 70130

Inexpensive Hostel 

Auberge Nouvelle Orleans
1628 Carondelet St. New Orleans 70130

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