Restaurant Shows

You can enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern meal AND live dancing by local (and amazing!) Guild members. Check out this month’s show schedule and read about our featured performers below. If there is a particular performer you want to see, make sure to check their social media for updates before you go.

Mediterranean Cruise Café
12500 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337,,
At 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays; select holidays
Ansari's Mediterranean Grill & Lounge
1960 Rahncliff Court, Eagan, MN 55122,
At 6:30 and 7:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays; select holidays

Monthly Show Schedule

See who’s dancing where and when. 

Date Mediterranean Cruise Ansari's
Fri July 5

Sat July 6





Fri July 12  Emalee Mirah
Sat July 13  Sonja Alisa
Sun July 14 none Open Stage!
Fri July 19




Sat July 20 Angela P Angela S
Fri July 26 Paula Theresa
Sat July 27 Theresa Emalee
Fri Aug 2 Emalee Becky
Sat Aug 3  Theresa and Vanessa

See flyers below!












Meet our Guild Member Restaurant Performers

(shown alphabetically)

Alisa is a member of Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers.






Angela P. is a member of Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers.









Becky dances regularly at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill. She is also a member of the touring rock band "Verge" where she sings and dances.




Courtney fell in love with Middle Eastern dance over 15 years ago.  She is a member of both Jawaahir and Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers. Currently, in addition to dancing with those dance companies, you can find Courtney dancing at the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe in Burnsville, MN.





Emalee teaches (online) classes and workshops, directs the troupe Blue Lotus Dancers, and enjoys performing at the Mediterranean Cruise and Ansari’s Grill. and IG: @emaleebellyance





Megan is a member of Jawaahir Dance Company.






Mirah Ammal is artistic director of Al-Bahira Dance Company.





Penelope is a member of Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers.






Sonja is a member of Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers.






Theresa is a member of Jawaahir Dance Company.






What’s an Open Stage?

From time to time, the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance collaborates with a local restaurant to create a presentation of amazing and delightful Middle Eastern dancers. You'll enjoy a variety of performances by members and friends of The Guild of Middle Eastern Dance. Enjoy a delicious meal from the many choices of Mediterranean cuisine.

Dancers are not required to wear a mask but may choose to wear mask.
As you enjoy the show, please follow these guidelines:

  • Please enjoy the dancing from your table.
  • Please do not join the dancer onstage unless you are specifically invited up by the dancer.
  • If you wish to tip the dancer, please use tip basket near the stage, or see electronic tip information by the tip basket.