Yalla began as a small group of dancers in 2004 who shared a love of bellydancing. Middle Eastern drumming followed soon after that and Yalla has since grown into a thriving group.

Yalla is the University of Pennsylvania's only Middle Eastern drum and dance troupe. We perform one main show in the Spring and perform several other times throughout the year at smaller events.

We strive to not only teach our members about Middle Eastern music and dancing, but also about Middle Eastern culture as well.