Add some fun and excitement to your next special event! Surprise and delight your guests with a professional belly dance performance or mini-classes by Sara.
An engaging performer, Sara has danced at countless public and private events including :
- engagement parties
- bridal showers
- children and adult birthday parties
- surprise parties
- girls’ night out
- retirement parties
- wine tastings
- corporate events and celebrity galas
- sporting events
What to Expect
All performances are family friendly. Absolutely no bachelor parties or all male parties.
A typical performance is 15-20 minutes. For shows longer than 30 minutes, please call for a consultation; it may be too much for your audience. A performance by Sara generally includes an entrance piece with veil, a mix of instrumental, contemporary or pop music with zills (finger cymbals) followed with an exciting drum solo finale.
Performance music, props, additional dance styles and costuming may be tweaked to please your audience. Advanced props (including sword, fan veils and cane) or costume changes can be added to a performance for an extra fee.
Expect audience participation! Sara is a lively and engaging performer who uses touch of humor to interact with the audience. A dance with the guest of honor or traditional line dances may also be incorporated into a performance.
Belly Dancer Performance Packages
Mini Performance- $150
15 minute belly dance performance with veil and zills. Perfect for hosts on a budget!
A standard 20 minute belly dance performance with veil and zills.
Split Show- $200
Two 15-20 minute performances that may be split during the event. Good for larger parties with lots of tables to wiggle through so that all of the guests can see and interact.
Performance & Lesson-$250
Short performance followed by a 45 minute belly dance lesson. Have fun learning some belly dance steps and a short choreography to show off your new moves! Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers or just a night with the girls.
Weddings & Formal Events-$300+
20 minute performance including advanced props, a dance with the guest of honor, followed by audience participation where guests will be encouraged to join in the fun! This package is perfect for weddings and quinceñeras and can be tailored to your event. Time will be allowed for an opportunity at the end of the show to take photos with guests.
Live Music Combo- $300+
Interested in live Mediterranean music or a music & dance combo show? Ask Sara about booking Gypsy Caravan for your next party! Gypsy Caravan plays Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Jewish and other Mediterranean favorites on clarinet, guitar, percussion and vocals. The perfect combo for adding atmosphere to your gathering.
If a specific time cannot be determined for a performance, Sara can be booked for a flat 2 hour rate of $300. This includes a 20-30 minute performance and 1.5 hours of flexibility.
Duets or Multiple Dancers-request quote
More dancers, more fun! Sara also works with many other skilled and talented dancers for larger events. Contact Sara for a quote and availability.
Restaurant & Nightclub Rates-request quote
Discounted rates are available for weekly or monthly performances at restaurants, hookah lounges and nightclubs. Contact Sara for a quote and availability.
Ready to Book?
Contact Sara to book your belly dance performance! Please include date, time, type of event, number of guests and any other details or questions you may have.
Additional Booking Notes
Please allow plenty of time to book your event! Sara is booked several weeks in advance. Last minute events and holidays may incur a higher fee.
Pricing starts at $150 and is based upon type of performance, number of sets and location. Advanced props, costume changes and additional dance styles may be added to a performance for an additional fee.
Quotes for gigs outside of Loop 1604 will be assessed for travel time in addition to performance cost at .50¢ per mile.
A deposit of 25% is required to guarantee your performance time and finalize your booking. The balance is due the day of the performance and may be paid by cash, check or PayPal.
A 15-20 minute set means that the performance shall be at least 15 minutes, but no more than 20 minutes. 20-30 minutes sets are at least 20 minutes and no more than 30 minutes. Performance times can also be tailored to your specifications. For shows longer than 30 minutes, please call for a consultation; it may be too much for your audience.
Performances that start later than the agreed upon time may incur an extra fee. Please keep in mind that dancers often have more than one performance scheduled per night.
Sara will need to know if your event is inside or outside, at a residence, event venue or in a public setting and how many guests will attend. It is also good to know what kind of surface is going to be used in the performance area (concrete, stage, grass, etc.).
A good sound system is essential to a great performance! For small space events, a PA system can be provided by Sara. For larger events, a sound system that is loud enough to fill the room will need to be provided. If there is a DJ, Sara will need to know what kind of media and equipment to bring (CD’s, iPod, auxiliary cords, etc.).
Costuming can be tailored to your event. Tummy, body jewelry and tattoos can be concealed at your request.
An assistant may be present during the performance for security and help with equipment.
In the extremely rare case that guests are inappropriate toward the dancer, the music system is not working properly or if there are any circumstances in which Sara deems a performance unsafe or impossible to continue, she may at her discretion end the performance and is to be paid in full.