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What's included in a bellydance show?
The basic bellydance show consist of an entre with a props like Wings of Isis, veils, cymbals, fan-veils, cane. Classical composition, dance with lighted candelabra on the head, drum solo expanding audiences view on ability of human body, dance with the guests of honor and the audience. Suggestions of any kind (like your favourite song that you would like to incorporate or a costume color to match with the theme) are welcomed!
What types of events hire bellydancers?
Many, many different types of events: From night clubs to sofisticated restaurants, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, grand openings, corporate events, children's parties, cultural events, and more. Almost all events can have a belly dancer, your children will not see anything inappropriate, they will experience eastern fairy-tale.
Does Anastasia perform at bachelor parties?
Absolutely not. However, she does Bachelorette parties. Anastasia performs for the bride and her bridesmaids and then (if desired) teaches a little class. It is a lot of fun and girls love it!
How far in advance should I book a show?
At least 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure availability (the sooner the better). Last minute bookings are worth a try, sometimes we can accommodate last minute requests. Please try to plan ahead.
Can I dance with the dancer during the show?
In the beginning of the show, please allow the dancer to perform choreography without interruptions. Towards the end she will invite people up to dance. Feel free to dance with her, but please be respectful, do not grab her or touch her. You can offer her a stable chair to dance on top of, but do not invite her to dance on the the table. Video recording and photography are always permitted, it's your precious memory!
What is the proper way to tip?
Tipping is not required but it is very appreciated. It is a way of expressing appreciation for the dancer. We strongly discourage you to put the money into the belt or bra, it is not appropriate way to tip. In Eastern culture, to tip the dancer you hold the money in your hand over dancers head and let it go to "shower" over her. Also the client may include the tips in the total payment.
What is the price for a regular performance?
The price can be determined by following factors:
Occasion - Small private parties start from $170, events such as Weddings that require more time and attention to details usually start from $250.
Location - Traveling to remote location will require additional transportation fee.
Timing - The longer you want the dancer to remain at your event - the higher is the price. It is necessary to compensate the dancer for the time that she is not able to book another event whether she is performing or not. Please be ready to start the show at agreed time.
Remember, you are paying for years of training and experience, professional attitude, costumes, choreography, music, make up and hair preparation, driving time, gas, and basic operating expenses. One thing that is priceless is excitement of your guests, joy, fun and great memories!
What if I need more then one dancer?
The DUO performances are easy accommodated, Anastasia has a partner and a set of choreography to entertain at your party. Doet show is twice more exciting than one dancer, and not as expensive as a group. We also work with other dancers and can expand the show to your desire.
How do I book a dancer?
You can e-mail, text, or call to discuss the details ANYTIME!.
(646) 402-1692 firstname.lastname@example.org
What is required from the client?
Things that the dancer usually expects from you at the day of performance are: lockable changing room, sound system playing CDs, IPod, or flashdrive (whichever is preferable to you) and adancing space. To accomodate you on the best level, please notify in advance if you have problems with sound system, your ceilings are low or your venue is held outdoors.