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Booking a Belly Dancer in Sacramento

Bellydance is a great addition to any event! Sacramento’s Bellydancers reguarly perform at a variety of events, from festivals, concerts, and galas to private birthday party and local restaurants. Thinking of booking a bellydancer for your next event? Do it in three easy steps:

1) Check our our “Frequently Asked Questions” page on this website to get an idea of what a Bellydance performance consists of. Also, check the individual websites of Sacramento’s Professional Performers to see what kind of dance and costuming style suits the theme of your event.

2) E-Mail or call a performer whose style you would like to feature at your event. (Many dancers do not publicize their private phone numbers, but will be happy to provide it through an e-mail inquiry.) The Bellydancer will forward you a Performance Contract, and often ask for a 25% deposit.

3) Return the contract with your deposit, and be sure to provide the dancer with detailed directions to your event, and any special instructions (i.e. the dancer is a surprise and the dancer should arrive in plain clothes instead of the usual Middle Eastern robe). And you’re booked! You will have a great show! Please feel free to contact your performer with any questions or ideas you have.

Rates

Here are the traditional options offered by our Network performers, as well as established local rates:

Classic Show $200 & up
A typical show consists of a 20-30 minute solo dance to traditional Middle Eastern music, incorporating finger cymbals, veil, and/or sword, as well as fun audience participation. The dancer will often get the guest of honor up to dance, teach the women and kids – and the brave guys – how to shimmy, and more! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations. The show can be tailored to fit themes or musical preferences.

Show/Lesson $250 & up
A combination show and mini bellydance lesson is a great way to break the ice and get your guests laughing in no time! A full show followed by a mini group lesson is often performers, or you can book an hour lesson followed by a mini-showcase. This is a great option for baby showers, bachelorette parties, or if your gym/facility is looking for a preview of bellydance classes.

Wedding Performances $300 & up
Wedding performances can vary in style and duration, from a Classic Show to several mini-shows to a full zeffa (wedding march) led by your dancer. Your professional Bellydancer will work closely with you and/or your wedding planner to ensure you have a perfect performance for your special day. Shows will be tailored to suit the theme and colors fo your wedding.

Belly Dance Showcase – Prices Vary
The Sacramento Network of Professional Dancers can provide big-stage, professional performances for large venues. Mychelle can also provide live music, fire dancers, henna tattooing, and tarot card reading for a full Eastern experience! Please contact Mychelle Crown at mychelledancer@yahoo.com for booking and pricing information.

Restaurant Show – $45 & up
Sacramento’s Professional Bellydancers perform weekly at the city’s finest Middle Eastern restaurants, including Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant, Maalouf’s Taste of Lebanon, and more (see Local Venues for a full listing). We provide a discount for regular restaurant performances in exchange for extra compensation from promotion, tips, and meals. If you would like to feature Bellydancing at your restaurant, contact Mychelle Crown at mychelledancer@yahoo.com.