Join a group of local people who are passionate about belly dance -  professional belly dancers, students, teachers, drummers, musicians and friends in Maryland and surrounding areas! Meet fellow Bellydancers near you! Come to a local Bellydancing Meetup to share the joy of belly dancing (Raqs Sharqi or Dance Oriental if you prefer). Our calendar is the best feature- see where classes are, post your own events? fill out the polls to help teachers plan. We welcome all styles of belly dance, from authentic folkloric through tribal fusion. Musicians welcome, too! If you are looking for belly dance classes, you'll find them here on our calendar, or ask on our message board.

Come out and meet a huge group of bellydancers at monthly shows: The All Seasons Hafla the first Sunday of every month at the 7 West Bistro in Towson has a mix of professional and amateur dancers- we cheer for them all. It's a great place to meet local teachers and students, too.  Many dancers perform many styles- don't miss it! Check out any of the multi-dancer shows. And the third Sunday of the month, there's the Fez Tones Hafla featuring a live band at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, MD. The first half of the show features a prominent local dancer as headliner, plus guest dancers in a variety of styles. The second half of the show is all open dancing, so grab a hip scarf and join the other dancers! Check the calendar for details on these shows.

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  • 5 days ago · 5:00 PM

    Meridian Dance Company February Hafleh

    4 Bellydancers and Musicians

    Come and join the ladies of Meridian Dance Company for their monthly hafleh. We hope to see you there! If you would like to dance at a future Meridian hafleh (monthly... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 9:30 AM

    WAMEDA Winter Workshops

    3 Bellydancers and Musicians

    Winter workshops with instructors Amustela, Latifa, Nimeera and Yasmin. Here's the workshop schedule: 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.... Learn more
  • February 15 · 6:00 PM

    Fez Tones Hafla Starring EBONY

    8 Bellydancers and Musicians

    Join us for an afternoon of live Middle Eastern music, dance, and tasty treats at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, Maryland. Laying down the tunes will be Kylie Hilali,... Learn more
  • February 4 · 7:15 PM

    Belly Dance Level 1

    2 Bellydancers and Musicians

    Wednesdays 7:20-8:20pm FREE class January 7th. Session runs January 7th-April 1st. Belly Dance Level 1 is a multi level class geared towards novice dancers as well as... Learn more
  • February 3 · 7:00 PM

    4 week session w/Alizarin and Nina Amaya! Baltimore

    2 Bellydancers and Musicians

    Alizarin, Art  Director of Aubergine Belly Dance, will teach the first class of this session, and Nina Amaya will teach the rest. In a small home studio, only 6 dancers... Learn more
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