Belly Dance events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
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Current Events
Ongoing Event

October 26 - Albany
Jamila Salimpour Advanced Hipwork: A Shimmy Isn't Just a Shimmy! Taught by Suhaila

When: Thursday, October 26th, 7-9pm
Where: Salimpour Studio, 425 San Pablo Ave., Albany
Cost: $30 early bird special if you register by October 19th, or $35 drop in

Recommended that students have at least a good working knowledge of Jamila Level 1 material.



Nov 4 - Salinas
Fall Harvest fundraiser for will go to benefit the victims of the Nor Cal Fire

With the upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving right around the corner and so many in need of our help this fall season how better to help than by dancing to help those who are in desperate need right now. The date is November 4th, 2017 at the Pajaro Street Bar and Grill in Salinas from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with proceeds to the No Cal fire victims. If you are interested in donating your talent and time, for this great cause please contact: Ginny-Navah Papst


November 11, 2017 - Los Altos
Fabulous Fall Festival

11AM – 8PM


Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Redwood City
That '70s Bellydance Show

7:00 - 8:30pm

This dynamic tribute to classic American bellydance brings together established local artists in a modern stage show. Experience performances by dancers who are part of bellydance history and dancers who draw inspiration from the era of bustling Middle Eastern nightclubs throughout the United States. These venues helped develop the roots of American bellydance as a unique blend based on the music and dance of Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, and more.

Featuring: Desert Dream Dance Company, Dunia, Hannah Romanowsky, Jennifer Cooper, Khamsin, Malia Defelice, Maria Sokolova, Sandra, Troupe Scimitar, Una

Dragon Theatre: 2120 Broadway, Redwood City, California

Ticket link:




Ongoing Events
Please double check these, as some my not be current

Doumbek Classes in San Jose with Faraz
1st and 3rd Wednesdays - Happening now!!!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the doumbek, now is the time! Join us as we explore one of the most dynamic drums on earth. A great class for musicians and dancers, all levels of experience welcome. Faraz is an Old World percussionist specializing in the rhythms of Northern Africa, Western Africa and the Middle East. Faraz has been playing old world rhythms since 1996.
6:45pm Gathering
7:00-8:00pm Drum
$20 per class or $30 per month
BYOD (Bring Your Own Drum) some available for lend with prior arrangement.
For more information, please contact Mike/Faraz:  |  (650) 817-5207
Note: Classes are subject to cancellation due to lack of participation, your RSVP appreciated.



Baxtalo Drom - 4th Fridays at Amnesia


Tannourine First Fridays
Starting May 2nd and on First Friday of Every Month After That

All NEW Monthly Arabic Live Music & Belly Dancing Parties at the Tannourine Restaurant, San Mateo. Bellydancer Showcase, beginning at 8:30 pm. Dancers, please contact Leyla Lanty by email if you want to sign up to perform.

Starring the Sensational Singer ~ Khalil Abboud
Live Music by Nazir Latouf ~ ‘oud, vocal
Younes el Makboul ~ violin, vocal
Faisal Zedan ~ drum

Tannourine: 120 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo
Reservations ~ 650-638-1960
$10 Cover + $15 Minimum for all non-performing guests

Leyla Lanty

12/5/14 update:
First Fridays at Tannourine Restaurant 120 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo
Open Stage Dancing to Live Music by Khalil Abboud, Tony Lammam, Mohammad Amin, Younes Maqbul
Sign up by contacting Leyla Lanty on Facebook or
Reservations recommended ~ 650-638-1960 $15 Cover /$30 minimum


Marrakech Restaurant - San Francisco
Monthly Arabic Live Music & Belly Dancing Parties at the Marrakech Restaurant
First Sunday of Every Month (Next on May 4, 2014)

Open Stage Belly Dancing. Dancers: Contact Leyla Lanty to sign up or to get more info. We welcome all dancers! If you don't dance but want to watch a first class showcase, be sure to come join in the fun!

Shows start at 8:00 p.m.
Marrakech Restaurant: 419 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
Reservations: 415-776-6717
$10 Cover Charge for all but performers.

Leyla Lanty


Third Friday of Every Month - San Mateo
Tribal Night Dinner Party with FatChanceBellyDance® and guest dance artists!

Come and join to this fun night of world-class entertainment and music.
Tannourine Restaurant: 120 W. 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Reservations highly recommended: 650-638-1960

If you are a local or visiting performer/dancer and interested in performing with us, please contact: Kae Montgomery Tribal classes in Sunnyvale!


Thursdays with Stasha: Tanjia Moroccan Restaurant
4905 Telegraph Ave @ 49th, Oakland  reservations: 510-653-8691


First Friday of Every Month - San Mateo

Enjoy a night of star-studded dance the first Friday of every month.
Tannourine: 120 W. 25th Ave @ El Camino, San Mateo, CA
Reservations highly recommended: 650-638-1960

**If you are a local or visiting performer you can contact me to sign up to perform!


El Morocco Dancers' Nights with Yosifah Rose and Al 'Azifoon
Dancers' Nights are the FIRST SUNDAY of every month!

El Morocco Restaurant: 2203 Morello Avenue (at Taylor Boulevard), Pleasant Hill, California
Arrive before 6:30 p.m. for best seating because many shows are standing room only!

Dancers' Night is a monthly showcase of professional and up-and-coming student belly dancers. Instructors and students of ALL styles of Middle Eastern Dance are welcome. Contact Yosifah Rose to perform at Dancer's Night!

Yosifah's Phone: (925) 372-8520
Yosifah's Web Site:
Al 'Azifoon's Web Site:
El Morocco's Web Site:
El Morocco Reservations: (925) 671-0132

Due to time limitations, NO dancer walk-ins the night of the show.
Attention Instructors: if you would like to be featured in a Dancer's Night Show, please contact Yosifah!


Belly Dance Nights - Albany
A Night of Performance with Dancers for the Suhaila Salimpour School of Dance

1st Sunday of Every Month, 6:00pm

Montero's Cafe
1106 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA
Full Bar, Dining, Dancing