Belly Dance events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. If you would like to share an event, please contact me and I will gladly post it for you. 2018 is shaping up nicely!!!

Current Events
Ongoing Events


October 6-7 - Sebastopol
Sirens Bellydance Festival


October 12 - Sunnyvale
Dance Essence Presents Belly Dance at the Bean Scene

7-9pm, free!

Bean Scene Cafe, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA

Sign up for a spot here:


October 20 - San Jose

Future dates: December 9

Adira’s Dance and Costume: 2038 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Haflas begin at 1:00pm
Contact for a dance slot.


November 10 - Los Altos
BABDAMA, Fabulous Fall Festival
Dancing, Live Music, Vendors

Hillview Community Center: 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Alto, CA


November 18 - Scotts Valley, CA
Setareh & Co. Present
Santa Cruz Raks Belly Dance Showcase

3rd Saturday of every other month.
6pm Show
$7 suggested donation

Bruno's Bar and Grill: 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. G, Scotts Valley, CA 831-438-2227  |


December 9 - San Jose

Adira’s Dance and Costume: 2038 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Haflas begin at 1:00pm
Contact for a dance slot.


Nothing at this time....


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

Doumbek Classes in San Jose with Faraz
1st and 3rd Wednesdays (unless reschedule for holidays, etc)*

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
$30 per month; $20 per class drop in
BYOD (Bring Your Own Drum) some available for lend with prior arrangement.

For more information, please contact Mike/Faraz:  |  (650) 817-5207

2018 flyer (pdf)

*current calender of classes


Sundays- Live Music Night Al-Masri restaurant
Bands (Tahneen Band, Pasha Band, Caravan Band, and Arabian Passion Band)

Saturdays, Light Rain band (regular menu)

Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant,4031 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

All-You Can Enjoy Buffet Dinner - $25 ......includes...... Appetizer • Salad • Rice Pilaf • Entrees •Dessert • Show (Vegetarian/Vegan Entrees Included)
For call-in and reservations: 415-876-2300
Doors Open: 5:30PM

On Live Music Nights: Dancers dine 1/2 off or $12.50; non-dancers and guests pay $20 cover charge and $5 additional for the buffet dinner. All beverages are not included in the cover charge or buffet dinner price.


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

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


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