So I was not expecting to find such a thriving bellydance scene here in Boston! I wasn't even looking for it!!! It so happens that one of my colleagues here at the conference is a bellydancer and she took me to the Middle East Restaurant in Cambridge last night where there was a live music ensemble (keyboard, Oud and doumbek)--they were fantastic, and there were two soloist dancers. When the soloists weren't performing, it was open dance--I got to dance with some very hot chics!!! Too bad I did not have my camera this time.