What I Will Need From You, the Host:
- a private place to change and prepare, preferably with a mirror
- a safe, secure place for my belongings
- clear directions to the location, entrance, time, and any other event details (see “Questions”, below)
- payment upon arrival, in cash ( I will only accept cheques from organizations)
- 20% deposit required for private parties and weddings, 50% for a New Year’s Eve. This is non-refundable, unless I must cancel the engagement due to an emergency. Your deposit may be applied toward a future event, in either case.
- a clear space of at least 5′ by 5′ to dance. There should be no encumbrances or hazards on the floor ceiling or adjacent to the dance space.
- an introduction, which I will happily provide
- a stereo system that will play burned CD’s, with sufficient volume to be heard, and someone to press “play”
Questions I will ask:
- who and how many will be attending (ages, gender, etc.)
- whether or not the guests have seen bellydance before
- the reason or theme of your event
- how long a set you require–I will make suggestions based on the kind of event and audience.
- contact name and number
- if the show is a surprise
- if there is anyone you would pulled up to dance with me–this is loads of fun!
- if there will be tipping offered –we will discuss how this can happen
- if you need a receipt
- for weddings or birthdays, if you would like a copy of the CD I dance to
Out of town bookings:
- please remember there will be a transportation fee–see My Rates
- if overnight accommodations are required, you must cover that cost plus meals
* The more details you can provide me with, the better a show I can create!
* Sorry, no all-male parties. I may make an exception if the party is booked into a public space. I will bring a chaperone in this case. If you want a stripper, please go hire one!
* I will not dance at any gathering if the most of the guests are intoxicated. Please book the show early in the evening.
Author: Nicola (a version of this appeared in the June 2005 edition of the Belly Button Bulletin, EDCOM’s newsletter)
Copyright: © 2005 Nicola
Last updated: 2006/03/20