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
Announcements
Ongoing Events

February 24, 2018 - Alameda
Mary Ellen Donald Middle Eastern Treasures concert at Elks Lodge in Alameda


Features: 2 great Arab bands
Musical ensemble with Younes el Makboul, violin and vocals; Bouchaib Abdelhadi, oud and vocals; Susu Pampanin, tabla; Amina Goodyear, riq; Terri Anne Gutierrez, duf
The Arabian Passion Band with Nazir Latouf, oud and vocals; Reda Darwish, tabla; Imad Mizyed, percussion, plus special guest artist to be announced joined by Mary Ellen Donald on doumbec

Exquisite Belly Dancers: Amberetta, Alma, Rebecca Vasile, Basinah and Zahara
Two large percussion ensembles
Audienc edancing

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door ($10 kids under 12.)
Features: Potluck meal bring something to share - with beverages provided by Mary Ellen.

Flyer with many more details www.maryellendonald.com

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March 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

www.setarahdancer.net  |  setarehdancer@gmail.com

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March 25 - Redwood City
March Hafla Madness

Napa Dance Studio: 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063
2PM – 5PM
$5 Donation to the studio required at the door for all non-members.
Info at http://bayareabelly.info/march-hafla/.
Dance spots available, email Sudeep for a spot: Sudeep@nuthouse.com

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April 8 - San Jose
HaflAdira

Future dates: June 10, August 12, October 20, December 9

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

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April 12-15 - Concord, CA
Rakkasah West 2018

2 stages in a lovely clean building and plenty of free safe parking.

Workshops Thursday April 12 - Sunday April 15
Our Instructor Staff: Alma, Sunnyvale, CA - Ava Fleming, Phoenix, AZ - Fahtiem, Los Angelas, CA - Leila Haddad, PAris, France - Ma'Shuqa Mira Murjan, Los Gatos, CA - Naheda - Germany - Reda Darwish, CA - Terrianne Gutierrez, Petaluma, CA - Tim Bolling, Oakland, CA - WildCard BellyDance, Rio Nido, CA

Classes and Festival will be held at:
Centre Concord: 5298 Clayton Road, Concord, CA

Friday April 13 - 7pm to 11pm - $15
Saturday April 14 – 12noon – 10pm - $18
Sunday April 15 - 12noon - 7pm - $18

http://rakkasah.com/west/

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April 27 - Sunnyvale
Dance Essence Presents Belly Dance at the Bean Scene

6-9pm, free!

Bean Scene Cafe, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
http://www.danceessence.org/calendar/

Sign up for a spot here: http://signup.com/go/BYvgghv

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May 6 - Redwood City
8th Annual Bay Area Belly Festival

Celebrate the Art of Belly Dance. The Bay Area has so much talent so come and watch this amazing line up of dancers; also shop in the Bazaar of Wonders.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018
Festival Hours 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.
General admission $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Senior discount. Kids for FREE.

Angelicas: 863 Main St., Redwood City
Angelicas is a beautiful venue! Full meals, appetizers and beverages available all day

www.bayareabelly.info

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May 20 - 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

www.setarahdancer.net  |  setarehdancer@gmail.com

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May 26-27 - Walnut Creek and Orinda
Belly Dancer of the Year
Workshop and Competition

Saturday May 26
11am - 2:30pm: Workshop Featuring Kata Maya, 2017 Belly Dancer of the Year
5:30pm:  Doors open for shopping
6:30pm - 10pm:  Belly Dancer of the Year Preliminaries

Sunday May 27
11:30am:  Door open for shopping
12:30pm - 4:30pm:  Duet, Fusion Dancer, Fusion Troupe, Grand Dancer, and Troupe
6:30pm:  Door open for shopping and socializing
7:30pm - 9:30pm:  Belly Dancer of the Year Live Music Finals Featuring PANGIA

Contest Location  |  Orinda Library Auditorium: 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA

Workshop Location  |  1235 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

http://www.bellydanceroftheyear.net/

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June 1–3, 2018 - Glendale, CA
Cairo Shimmyquake Festival

Glendale Civic Auditorium: 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91280

Workshop teachers: Devilla, Michelle, Sadie, Mira Betz, Shoshanna, Ma*Shuqa, Veena and Neena, Tito Seif, Susu and TerriAnne, Edenia, Fat Chance Belly Dance

www.cairoshimmyquake.com

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July 7-14, 2018 - Mendocino Woodlands
Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp,

Mendocino Woodlands featuring music and dance classes, nightly concerts, folk dancing, late-night cabaret, fire show, hiking.

www.middleeastcamp.com

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June 10 - San Jose
HaflAdira

Future dates: August 12, October 20, December 9

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

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June 15 - Sunnyvale
Dance Essence Presents Belly Dance at the Bean Scene

6-9pm, free!

Bean Scene Cafe, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
http://www.danceessence.org/calendar/

Sign up for a spot here: http://signup.com/go/BYvgghv

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July 15 - 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

www.setarahdancer.net  |  setarehdancer@gmail.com

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July 21 & 22, 2018 - Alameda
Carnival of Stars Festival,

A Fantasy Convention – Cos Play costume competition, BDUC regional Egyptian dance competition, festival dancing– entertainment for the family

Alameda Elks Lodge: 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA

www.carnivalofstars.com Producer: Pepper Alexandria

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June 29 – July 1, 2018 - Clovis, CA
Hot Raqs Festival

Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, Clovis, CA
http://hotraqs.com/index.html

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August 12 - San Jose
HaflAdira

Future dates: October 20, December 9

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

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September 14 - Sunnyvale
Dance Essence Presents Belly Dance at the Bean Scene

6-9pm, free!

Bean Scene Cafe, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
http://www.danceessence.org/calendar/

Sign up for a spot here: http://signup.com/go/BYvgghv

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September 16 - 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

www.setarahdancer.net  |  setarehdancer@gmail.com

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September 22 - Santa Cruz
Coast Belly Fest

Vets Hall: 846 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA

www.coastalbellyfest.com

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

6-9pm, free!

Bean Scene Cafe, 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
http://www.danceessence.org/calendar/

Sign up for a spot here: http://signup.com/go/BYvgghv

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October 20 - San Jose
HaflAdira

Future dates: December 9

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

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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

www.setarahdancer.net  |  setarehdancer@gmail.com

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December 9 - San Jose
HaflAdira

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

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Announcements
Nothing at this time....

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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:
mchlfr4@gmail.com  |  (650) 817-5207

2018 flyer (pdf)

*current calender of classes

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Baxtalo Drom - 4th Fridays at Amnesia

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baxtalo-Drom-The-Lucky-Road/509158232438278

http://amnesiathebar.com/newp/

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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
leyla@leylalanty.com
www.leylalanty.com

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 leyla@leylalanty.com
Reservations recommended ~ 650-638-1960 $15 Cover /$30 minimum

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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
leyla@leylalanty.com
650-326-1363
www.leylalanty.com

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

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First Friday of Every Month - San Mateo
PERFORMANCES and PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES!

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
info@tannourinecuisine.com

**If you are a local or visiting performer you can contact me to sign up to perform!
Andrea
andrea@andreabellydance.com
www.andreabellydance.com
510-290-6627

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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
(925) 671-0132 ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
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!

E-Mail: easternstrings@att.net
Yosifah's Phone: (925) 372-8520
Yosifah's Web Site: www.yosifah.com
Al 'Azifoon's Web Site: www.alazifoon.com
El Morocco's Web Site: www.elmorocco.net
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!

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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
510-524-1270
Full Bar, Dining, Dancing

www.suhaila.com

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