Looking for some great Sacramento belly dance entertainment? Every night of the week, Sacramento has Arabic belly dancing shows for your enjoyment. So whether you are checking out Sacramento belly dancers to potentially hire for your next birthday party or just want to hang out with some friends and be entertained by beautiful belly dancers in Sacramento restaurants, you’ll be able to find a fun belly dance show in your own backyard without having to book a plane to Egypt!
Here are a couple of tips to make sure your fun belly dance night in Sacramento runs smoothly.
Sacramento belly dancer Nyla Crystal with Sacramento world music band Sambandha
#1 Make a reservation. The hookah patio at Kasbah Lounge fills up quickly and fills it’s exotically decorated rooms on weekend nights. While the restaurants are beautiful to look at, you’ll be salivating over the delicious food other people are eating while waiting for your table.
#2 Check out the belly dance restaurant show schedule. Belly dance shows at Marrakech in Sacramento are every Friday and Saturday or by special request on other days. The show starts between 7:30 pm and 7:45 pm with a second belly dance show starting around 8:30 pm. On some slower nights, the restaurant will have only one belly dance show so make sure to be there for the 7:30 pm show!
Arabic belly dancing and American Tribal belly dancing goes on every night at Kasbah Lounge in Sacramento’s Midtown. The first show starts between 9:00 pm and 9:30 pm with a second show around 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm. On busier nights, the belly dancer may have a 3rd set!
*Bonus tip – Thursdays and Second Saturdays at Kasbah Lounge host live music with belly dancing! Catch world Middle Eastern music by Sambandha every 2nd and 4th Thursday or classic Egyptian music by Sacramento’s Flowers of the Nile every 1st, 3rd (and 5th) Thursday as well as every Second Saturday. You won’t be disappointed! Live music and belly dancing are the perfect mix to complete you night of belly dance entertainment in Sacramento.
#3 No bums allowed. The Middle Eastern restaurants pay for the belly dancers to perform so they expect folks watching the show to order at least an appetizer and drink. How could you resist after smelling the delicious food being prepared in the kitchen? Not savvy to Middle Eastern food? Kasbah Lounge features a hamburger for those less adventurous while a lamb or chicken kabob at Marrakech will satisfy a picky eater.
#4 Tipping is fun and encouraged. Like the waitstaff, belly dancers and musicians rely on tips to supplement their gig payment. Belly dancers can be tipped either by tucking bills into arm bands or hip belt or by placing the tip in a tipping pot provided by the dancer. Don’t know when to tip or where to tip? Just ask and the belly dancer will let you know the best way to show your appreciation. Musicians will usually have a tip jar.
#5 Have fun with photos and belly dancing. Want a photo with belly dancers in restaurants in Sacramento? Just ask and be sure to show your appreciation with a tip! At the end of her show, the belly dancer will usually ask for brave volunteers to get up and belly dance. If you are shy you can still join in on the fun by dancing in your seat or clapping to the music.
Sacramento belly dancer Nyla Crystal with Sacramento Egyptian music band Flowers of the Nile
1833 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825-1903
2115 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816-4738