New York City belly dance company "The Fusion Belly Dancers"
"The Fusion Belly Dancers" lead by Samantha Diaz is a unique and gifted team of dancers that combine dances of the world – Bellydance, Bollywood, Salsa, Hip-Hop, African, Samba, Flamenco, just to name a few - into a new & exciting brand of entertainment. "The Fusion Belly Dancers" style of dance has been captivating audiences from the United Nations to the Apollo Theatre.
Bellydance shows are booked in 30 minute increments. You can arrange to have longer shows if you want. Additional time can be negotiated for "meet-&-greet" type of events and photo opportunities.
What's included in a bellydance show?
In a basic bellydance show, exciting choreographed routines are performed and include various props (i.e. veil, candles, cane, finger cymbals, isis wings etc.) Audience instruction and participation is included if desired.
What types of events hire bellydancers?
There are many different types of occasions: hottest night clubs and elegant restaurants, weddings (Arabic, Russian, American), birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, grand openings, corporate events, children's parties, cultural events, and many many more.
Do you do bachelor parties?
NO! Under no circumstance do dancers listed on www.theBellyDancer.mobi website perform at bachelor parties or at parties that are all male. However, they do BACHELORETTE parties. They can arrange to do a performance for the bride and her bridesmaids and then teach a class for all the girls to learn to bellydance. It's a break from the normal "take the bride-to-be to the club" and everyone loves it!
Is tipping required and what is the proper way to tip?
Tipping is not required but it is greatly appreciated. It is a way of expressing appreciation for the dancer. In Arabic custom, the "tipper" will hold the money in his/her hand and fan it over the dancers head and then let it go to "shower" over her. The dancer will usually let you know where it is acceptable to tip her.
Can I get up and dance with the dancer during the performance?
Usually the dancer has a set show with choreography and interruptions like that are not encouraged. Towards the end of the set, dancers like to invite people up to dance. If your belly dancer does this, feel free to dance with her or decline if you don't. But please be respectful and "bellydance" with her. Do not bump and grind on her, grab her, touch her, be vulgar, or try to out-dance her.
Sometimes we can accomodate last minute requests. Please try to plan ahead and give us as much notice as possible.
Is hiring a bellydancer expensive?
Bellydancer's are not any more expensive than a clown, a band, or a DJ. No matter what happens at your party or event, people will ALWAYS remember the entertainment......good or bad. And you know what they say....you always get what you pay for.
Why is it an additional charge to stay after the performance?
A little thing called "time-cost opportunity." Dancers usually book several shows in one night. It is necessary to compensate the dancer for the time that she is not able to book another gig if she is to remain at your event whether she is performing or not. It is important to make sure you are ready for your performance at the agreed time so that she can adhere to her strict performance line-up. Remember, you are paying for years of dance training, professional attitude, expensive costumes, extensive choreography and practice, music, make up and hair preparation, driving time, gas, mileage and basic business operating expenses.
Belly dancers wanted - Barynya entertainment booking agency is providing Belly Dancers, folk dancers, clouns, singers, DJs, comedians, bands, virtuoso musicians and ensembles for corporate entertainment and private events since 1991 (online since 1998).
Barynya Entertainment established in 1991 (on-line since 1998). Cabaret, Vegas, can-can, musicians, singers, masters of ceremonies, folk dancers, wedding bands, disc jockeys, jazz, storytellers, folk dance troupes, traditional music ensembles, Bellydancers, Jewish, Ukrainian, Gypsy, one-man-bands.