Madison has an excellent bellydance friend in the Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Café. It actually used to be quite the seedy place until they spruced it up and give the restaurant its Middle Eastern theme. Now it's the hot spot for up and coming dancers to practice their skill for a live audience, and for bit of extra cash. Not to mention a a great place for catching the music group, Alkhemia. Last night the owner opened the restaurant especially for student night, when any dance student can come and strut between waiters and performance-flirt with patrons. You'll never find a more accepting and supportive crowd anywhere else. Nor will you find better lattes!