Hire a Professional Belly Dancer - PRICING & FAQS
Price List for Local Venues (Melbourne, FL Area)
Classic Bellydance Routine $350
When you think of belly dance, this is it! A Classic Bellydance Routine consists of a solo dancer that 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 show.
Performance & Lesson $350
This special package includes a performance by Nadirah Johara plus a mini-bellydance lesson (30-45 minutes long) for all your friends, plus a special gift for the host/hostess! Nadirah Johara will supply hip sashes for the use of up to 15 people during the class. This is a fabulous, fun package - perfect for corporate events, bridal showers, baby showers, or just as a way to have fun with your friends. Please provide at least two weeks notice when booking for this package.
Bellydance Duet $600 to $800
Two dancers perform! Nadirah Johara and another professional performer will provide a fun filled evening of traditional 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.
Dynamic Group Show ~ Call for pricing and availability
Need a really big show? Nadirah Johara can provide your event with up to seven belly dancers performing traditional dances from the Middle East and/or a variety of specialty fantasy numbers, including sword, fire balancing, fire eating, candles, wings, veil, feather fans, and MORE!
Restaurants and Nightclubs
A discounted rate is available for venues that have dancing on a regular basis. Please call 817.456.7871 for an information packet and pricing details.
Frequently asked questions
What is your Booking Policy?
A deposit of 50% is due at time of booking to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance is due upon arrival at your event, prior to performance. The deposit holds your timeslot as reserved. It is refundable up until two weeks before the event, at which point it is non-refundable unless Nadirah Joahra has to cancel. Be assured that she will only do so in the event of extreme illness or family emergency. A subsitute dancer will be arranged if you so desire at the agreed-upon fee.
How do I pay?
Deposits may be secured via paypal (or other digital transfer), personal check, company check, or money order. Balance may be paid via cash, paypal, personal check or company check prior to the date of the event, or by cash or money order on the day of the event. Please contact Nadirah Joahra via e-mail or 817.4567871 for payment arrangements.
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!
What if my event runs late?
Multiple bookings for a dancer on a given night are common; please plan your event carefully and coordinate with Nadirah Johara for your reserved performance time. Nadirah Johara will arrive 10-15 minutes before showtime, and will leave promptly after the conclusion of the arranged appearance. Delays resulting in a wait time between arrival and performance will be charged at a rate of $25 per 10 minutes of wait time past the agreed-upon showtime, and may result in your show being cut short due to other previously booked engagements on that same evening.
Is it appropriate for children?
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, or music on a device and the venue should provide the sound system (louder is better) and Bluetooth technology or adapters for music preferred. Usually the dancer will stay out of sight until the music has begun playing.
What kind of music is used?
Depending on your preference, music can range from classical Arabic to modern pop. Nadirah Johara'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".
What if I need more than one belly dancer?
Ask about booking a group of beautiful, talented and professional belly dancers. Nadrah Johara 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?
Please be aware that Nadirah Johara's schedule fills up quickly and try to book your event as much in advance as is possible. Last-minute bookings (within 48 hours) will be charged at a higher rate. 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?
Nadirah Johara lives in the Melbourne, FL area. Shows outside of this area 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 gallery page and see Nadirah Johara’s YouTube channel.