PRICE LIST FOR LOCAL VENUES
(SanFrancisco Bay Area)
Classic Bellydance Routine
A solo dancer will perform for between 25 - 40 minutes.
The first half of the performance is a choreographed
show with finger cymbals, swords, veils, and candles.
If appropriate, the second half of the show is usually
more focused on audience participation. The guest of
honor may be asked to belly dance! The goal is to have
everyone on their feet and dancing by the end of the
Performance & Lesson $350
This special package includes a performance plus a bellydance
lesson for all your friends. Michelle brings hip scarves
and veils for the participants! This is perfect for
bridal and baby showers. 45 minutes in length.
Bellydance Duet $600 to $800
Two dancers perform! Michelle and her beautiful dance
partner Sandra will provide a fun filled evening of
tradional belly dance performance and audience participation.
Great for large parties, concerts, or corporate events.
Weddings $350 to $450
Of course, you want your special day to be
perfect! We are happy to help you plan all the details
of the wedding performance (coordinating costume colors,
special songs, guests to dance with...). We always allow
extra time for weddings because we know that uncontrollable
events can effect your schedule.
A discounted rate is available for venues that have
dancing on a regular basis. Please call 510-384-2773
for an information packet and pricing details.
How long is the show?
A typical show is between 25 - 40 minutes. The dancer
may use finger cymbals, swords, veils, and candles. When appropriate,
the show may include audience participation, for example, the
guest of honor may be asked to belly dance!
Is it appropriate for
Yes, the belly dance show is family friendly.
Children often love to dance, too!
Will she bring music?
The belly dancer provides an Arabic music CD and the venue should
provide the sound system (louder is better). Usually the dancer
will stay out of sight until the CD has begun playing. Live Persian
or Arabic musicians can be arranged upon request.
What kind of music is
Depending on your preference, music can range from
classical Arabic to modern pop. Michelle's music collection also
includes Bollywood hits and contemporary Turkish and Persian favorites.
Is tipping appropriate?
Yes. Unless the host has requested otherwise, the dancer will
gladly accept tips. Tips may be tucked into the dancer's belt,
or thrown above her head as a "money shower".
I need more than one belly dancer?
Ask about booking an
award-winning group of beautiful, talented and professional belly
dancers. Michelle collaborates with other professional troupes and artists
to provide big-stage, extravaganza performances for large venues.
How far in advance should
I make the booking?
It totally depends. It is always
better to book the show sooner than later. If you are flexible
about the time that the show begins, last minute shows can often
be worked in. However, Saturday nights during the holidays and
during wedding season (May - September) tend to book out completely.
What about out
of town and international shows?
Michelle lives in the
San Francisco Bay Area. Shows outside of Northern California will
need to be booked far in advance.
Can I get a sample DVD?
Performance DVD's are available for agents and overseas venues
considering entering into a performance contract. There are also several video clips posted on the videos page.