Now that you know a bit more about Middle Eastern dance here are a few FAQs on hiring a belly dancer, and how to hire Jolin:
Q: How long is a Belly Dance performance?
A: Performance length is dependent on the style of performance contracted. A short set is typically 10-15 minutes and is perfect for small parties, fund raisers, cultural events and restaurant performances.
A full set is 30 -50 minutes, may include one or more costume changes and is an excellent choice for weddings, corporate events and larger gatherings.
There is also the option of a short 7-10 minute performance and 50 minute dance lesson combination, which is a great option for bachelorette parties (please, no bachelor/stag parties) and ladies night out/in!
Q: How much does it cost to hire a Belly Dancer?
A: Price is dependent on a variety of factors including length of contracted performance, travel distance and scheduling. Arranging last minute performances can be more expensive than booking in advance, so please plan accordingly. Below is a list of base prices, please contact Jolin for a quote specific to your needs.
*restaurant owners/managers please contact Jolin for special restaurant contract pricing!*
Short set: 10-15 minutes starts at $150
Short set & lesson combination: 50-60+ minutes starts at $225
Full set: 30 -50 minutes starts at $350
Q: Who provides the music?
A: Jolin will provide the music on a burned CD, you must provide a sound system that can play burned CDs, or a DJ to play the CD. If you cannot provide a sound system please contact Jolin so we can work out an alternative solution.
Q: Is it appropriate to tip a Belly Dancer?
A: Tipping is appreciated but is not required, if guests choose to tip Jolin, she will direct them to place the tip in the arm band or sleeve of her costume or tips can be placed directly in her hand.
Q: How do I hire Jolin?
A: You've decided you want the best in Middle Eastern dance performance, great! Jolin can be reached by email or phone and is available for performance throughout the New England region. Please contact Jolin to discuss your performance requirements, sign and return the performance contract located below and remit a 25% non-refundable deposit to reserve your chosen day and time. Please contact Jolin if you have any additional questions, contact information is at the bottom of each web page!