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Do you have a wedding, birthday or another event you want to make more special with the help of belly dancers? Do you have trouble finding referrals? Try Airtasker! Book the right professional performers for your event. Take your pick from Egyptian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Persian or Turkish belly dancers for hire. You may think it’s not easy to find this sophisticated and unusual service - even on short notice - not so with Airtasker!
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Top Belly Dancer related questions
Do I need to provide any tools or equipment for my belly dancing service?
While you don’t have to provide any tools or equipment, you can supply your Tasker with a comfortable area to prepare before they dance and then rest afterwards. You may want to provide snacks or a small meal and drinking water after their performance - belly dancing can be very taxing. You can also provide your Tasker with a sound system to use if they don’t have a band or performer providing them with their music.
How long can my belly dancers dance at my event?
This can vary depending on the belly dancer’s stamina, dance style and choreography. Typical belly dances can take a little under four minutes, and most performers can dance continuously for 10 minutes with small breaks in between. Belly dancing takes a lot of energy, stamina and focus, so ask your Tasker about their performance and adjust the timing of your event accordingly.
Are there male belly dancers I can hire?
Yes! It’s a common misconception that belly dancing is exclusive to women and men are barred from practising - if there were restrictions, they no longer exist. While there aren’t as many male belly dancers, their number is expected to increase. You can hire solo or group performers as all-female, all-male or a mixture. Just be sure to mention what you’re looking for in your task post specifically.
What should I look for when hiring a belly dancer?
Choose a belly dancer with experience and who has mastered their craft. A professional belly dancer not only delivers a more consistent performance that’s true to form, but they are also punctual and reliable. Apart from their expertise and work ethic, try to find a belly dancer with a positive attitude. A good belly dancer should be open to suggestions and is a team player.
How far in advance should I book a belly dancer?
Booking as soon as you can is always better. You can book at least two weeks to a month before your event, but consider booking sooner as they may become unavailable during Ramadan. Traditional Islamic weddings can fall on the 10th month of the Islamic calendar and not during Ramadan, so you may want to book a belly dancer weeks before these times or wait until afterwards.
What is Raqs Sharqi?
Raqs Sharqi is Arabic for “Dance of the Orient”. Raqs Sharqi is the Egyptian style of belly dancing and is the style you usually see in weddings and pop culture. This world-famous style of belly dancing evolved in 1920s Egypt by combining Egyptian social and folk dances with elements of Western dances. You may find this style commonly practised by belly dancers, although some can also do Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian belly dancing.
What do belly dancer services include?
Belly dancer services include all the activities necessary to perform this ancient style of dancing at your wedding, birthday celebration, or other special occasions. Your Tasker can work with you to incorporate their performance into an appropriate segment of your event, use the right style and execute it in a timely and professional manner.
Upon request, this can include the performance of one or more belly dancers for hire. While inclusions vary from Tasker to Tasker, here’s what to expect in general when booking this service:
Discussing & planning the performance
Once you’ve hired a belly dancer, they can suggest the appropriate style for your event. You can choose from Persian, Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, Moroccan or even fusion styles. Your Tasker can explain their features and differences, then suggest which can be the most appropriate for your needs.
To make the occasion more memorable, feel free to share your event program and details - your Tasker can suggest at which point they can do the dance and make the most significant impact on your audience.
Demonstrating a dance
If you want to see how the belly dance might look, some Taskers can do short live demonstrations for you via a video conferencing app. Some Taskers may do bits of the performance or an entire routine to show you the movements and the timing. Your Tasker can show you the outfit and whatever accessories they may use, such as finger cymbals or a tambourine.
Instead of pre-recorded tracks, some Taskers may need the assistance of a live band or solo performer to provide the music. You may want to assign the task of finding their accompanying music to your hired specialist.
Attending dress rehearsals
After you’ve chosen a specific style and approved their performance, your Tasker can attend rehearsals. They can do rehearsals in the same outfit they intend to wear at their performance upon request. If not accompanied by live music, your Tasker may check the sound system for their performance and make sure that they provide their music tracks in a compatible format like a CD, MP3 or FLAC file on a USB stick.
You can hire assistants to walk them through the event program and make sure your event security personnel get to know them and give them passes if necessary.
Performing at your event
On the day of the event, your hired belly dancers can make sure to arrive early enough to make the necessary preparations. They can perform their belly dance in a timely and professional manner and complete their agreed sets. Some belly dancers may do an encore performance upon request.