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

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

7-9pm, 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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June 23rd - Oakland
Benefit Aswat Ensemble Show

Islamic Cultural Centerof North American in Oakland at 7 pm.
This is a benefit concert for LEAP, a program which provides music instruction and instruments (also language training) for children in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps. They were born in these camps (they can’t leave) and are denied numerous rights in Lebanon. The concert will also feature the World Harmony Choir. It will be unlike our last Aswat concert – devoted to songs about love, childhood and liberation.

Tickets:
https://notesfromhome.brownpapertickets.com/?cookie_header=1

If you cannot attend but you want to donate at Go Fund Me for LEAP here:
https://www.gofundme.com/music-education-4-palestinian-youth

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June 24 - San Jose
Workshops with Amanda and Lizzy, plus Showcase Night 2018!

Join Amanda and Lizzy for dance workshops! Workshops by Amanda and Lizzy

Sunday June 24
11am - 1pm: Workshop with Amanda: Turkish Dance and 9/8 Rhythms

Amanda introduces basics of Turkish Oriental and Romani dance, focusing on 9/8 rhythms commonly associated with these styles. Handouts provided. All levels welcome.

1:30pm - 3:30pm: Workshop with Lizzy DarkHeart: Improvisational Performance Skills
Participants will engage in exercises that will focus on everything from versatility of movement to engaging the audience to musicality and emotion. The workshop will culminate in the creation of a group piece, which participants will have the opportunity to perform at the Showcase/Benefit that evening. All levels welcome.

Roundhill Studios: 1043-A Garland Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
Each workshop: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
Both workshops: $45 in advance / $55 at the door

Registration and payment information at www.AmandaDancer.com

Amanda and Lizzy DarkHeart cordially invite you to An Evening of Dance from the Near East and Beyond
Featuring: Karavansaray Dance Company -  Amanda and Bellydance & Beyond - Lizzy Darkheart and the Darklings - Arte Flamenco - Diane - Mara - Rawiyah - Sidahliah - Arte Flamenco - House of Inanna - Jill Baker & the Academy

Sunday June 24, 7pm
Roundhill Studios: 1043-A Garland Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 (near the corner of Race and the Alameda)
Suggested donation $10 (sliding scale), All proceeds will be donated to the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale

More information at www.AmandaDancer.com

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

The Second annual HOT RAQS will take place on June 30-July 1, 2018 in the quaint old town area of Clovis, CA (near Fresno in the Central Valley). The event boasts:
-All day performances from competitors and Festival Stage dancers  http://hotraqs.com/festival.php
-Shopping with our fantastic and eclectic vendors
-Workshops with world class instructors
-Evening Gala Shows
-Live Music with the world famous Arabic Accordionist Elias Lammam!
-A fantastic, safe, gorgeous venue with lots of free, covered parking, and super convenient location. Veterans Memorial District Ballroom Clovis, CA

The competition will set itself apart by placing emphasis on professional development and everyone will walk away with invaluable feed back from Season 1 winner of "Project Belly Dance", Andalee, via private critique andr eview of your performance. *Note: There is a unique and innovative "Non-Compete" category for those wanting feedback from judges and Andalee but do not wish to compete directly. Wow! http://hotraqs.com/competition.html

In addition to the Professional Cabaret soloist, Professional Fusion soloist, and Apprentice level soloist, and Troupes there will be a competition for those drummers in our community! We hope there is something for everyone and will also offer open festival stage spots for those wanting to perform but not wanting to compete!

We encourage participants to take some classes with the experienced and respected teachers offering workshops during the weekend: Faisal Zedan, Innah of Iowa, Maria Sokolova, Aubre Hill, & Courtney Duchardt! http://hotraqs.com/workshops.html

The venue is in the big beautiful Clovis Veterans Memorial District Ballroom with lots of space and next door to the Clovis Cole hotel and lots of restaurants, shopping, Farmer's market, & other services. Old Town Clovis is a destination itself as a thriving and vibrant Western themed downtown area. www.visitclovis.com

www.hotraqs.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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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

7-9pm, 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

7-9pm, 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
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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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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
http://www.meetup.com/sauanacademy-almasri/events/219746096/t/me2_grp/?rv=me2

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.

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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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