From the moment you walk into Club Rakasah, you are taken on a magic carpet ride to the exotic Middle East, with intoxicating and hypnotic music filling the air.
Discover the exuberant beauty of Bellydance, Oriental dance, Raqs Sharki - all names for the same ancient art form from the Middle East’s sands of time. An ancient style of dance that combines the joy of body, soul and spirit. It’s evolution has taken different forms depending on the country, region & culture. With differences both in costume and dance style.
Belly dancing is considered to be the oldest form of dance by many historical experts and it’s roots have been traced to: The Middle East, Turkey, The Mediterranean and Africa.
Club Rakasah provides a platform for Bellydancers and musicians to showcase themselves and their art, all for your entertainment. Our performances are mainly Bellydance based, but on occasion also showcase other disciplines of dance such as Burlesque, Polynesian, Flamenco, Capoeira, Lebanese Dance Troupes, Hip Hop, Ballroom and Latin.
Club Rakasah has also paid tribute to iconic belly dancers: Samia Gamal, Taheyya Kariokka, Soheir Zaiki, Nadia Gamal, Nagwa Fouad, Naima Akef & Fifi Abdou.
Come “Dressed To Impress” in after five attire.
Enjoy a meal, or show only - seated at our linen clothed tables with atmospheric candle lighting.
There is also the opportunity for our audience, to shimmy and shake on the dance floor to our live Middle Eastern band Platinum Desert, with awesome DJ: Audi...bringing the hottest Arabic music to our stage.
BYO Hip belts!
Our night bazaar offers glittering costumes, jewelry and tempting treasures for sale, for you to take home and enjoy.
HOSSAM RAMZY Egyptian Master Hossam Ramzy was a world renowned, percussionist, composer. and inspirational teacher, who toured the world sharing his love of music. He worked with many world famous Western artists such as: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, as well as many Arabic artists: Rachid Taha and Khaled to name a few.
SERENA RAMZY Serena was Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a community fully integrated with Middle Eastern culture. She started to dance as an eight year old. Later in life meeting, collaborating and marrying Hossam Ramzy. Serena is authentic and true to Egyptian music. She has been called the Naima Akef of the 21st century. She has always, and now continues to travel though-out the world, performing and teaching the art of Bellydance.
ISSAM HOUSHAN As an acclaimed international artist, he performs and teaches around the world. Percussionist to the Belly dance Superstars. Issam Houshan is a rare and lauded talent. He has a intuitive and artistic connection to the dancer, that is the essence of his drumming style.
KAESHI CHAI Kaeshi is a NYC-based performer, theatrical director, teacher trainer, as well as being an award winning designer. She co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, she has taught and performed in the U.S. in 47 of it’s 52 states and in 38 countries. Kaeshi is an exciting and inspirational dancer.
MICHELLE JOYCE Michelle Joyce (USA) is an internationally known professional dancer and teacher who also launched and produced the Cheeky Girls Productions and Secrets of the Stage DVDs. She started her professional Bellydance career while living in Istanbul, Turkey, studying under Sema Yildiz, the Turkish dance legend, and became the headlining act at The Orient Nightclub in Istanbul.