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

January 14 - Online Registration
Rakkasah West

starting at 9am PST


January 27 - Richmond, CA
Winter Moon
"DANCES FOR THE WINTER MOON" - A Mid-Winter Workshop Extravaganza
Workshops and Evening Show

All workshops, a delicious lunch and show, $80 in advance, $95 after January 5.

Workshops run from 9:45am - 5:15pm.
Workshop Instructors: Khajulah, San Jose, CA - Sharifa, Walnut Creek, CA - Sandra, Mt. View, CA - Ahava, Berkeley, CA - WildCardBellyDance, Rohnert Park, CA - Denise Mannion, Mt. Shasta, CA

Show starts at 6:30pm, if you are coming to see the show only it's only $8.00!!!
Featuring the live music of Pangia!! Workshop instructors will perform and all workshop participants are invited to perform in the show. There will be limited spaces for dancing with Pangia so let us know soon if you want to do that. If you are dancing to your own cd music - solo, duet & trio's get 7 minutes, troupes of 4 or more get 15 minutes.

Workshops and Evening Show at the Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond, CA
There will be vendors at workshops and the show!


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


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


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


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