Nicola will book for:
-studio-based combo lessons/short performances
-educational lectures/demonstrations with 5-8 minute short performances
…in safe, suitable, select locations such as studios, community centres, and other public venues.
Nicola is not booking performances of full 15-20 minute sets.
If you’re seeking a “bellydancer” for your party, restaurant, event, or wedding, Nicola recommends Karla Yanina: https://www.facebook.com/karla.yanina.3.
“Just wanted to thank you… again for Saturday. My mom was so surprised and everyone enjoyed the performance so much. Several people called yesterday to say thanks and that you were the highlight of the evening! You really helped to make it an extra special evening for my mom and for that I can’t thank you enough! Will let you know as soon as I have the pictures…can’t wait!” ~ S.Baker xoxoxo
Invite the magic of Orientale dance to your next celebration.
Orientale dance is traditionally performed at weddings and other family celebrations to warm hearts and enliven the mood. Nicola embodies authentic Egyptian Orientale dance with a joyful, playful spirit.
Beautiful, elegant, compelling, magnetic, smooth, powerful, classic, sensuous, nuanced, pretty, and playful–this is just some of the praise for Nicola. Master-level dancers have commented on her talent and especially her musicality , including Hadia, Cassandra, Sahra Saeeda, Jalilah Zamora, Roula Said, and Suzannah del Vecchio. Her varied and extensive experience makes her a charming, entertaining performer in any venue. Nicola has danced in restaurants, in many stage shows, cabarets, gyms, parties, parks, homes, backyards, and poolside on the pavement. She has even taught and danced on a piano bench, and “in the hay” with a canine assistant at a horse ranch!
Nicola offers family-friendly mixed lessons/dance demos, half- or full-day workshops for dancers of all levels, shows for weddings, parties, retirements, cultural events, festivals, stagettes/bachelorettes, blessing ways, promotions, and more.
Nicola was the first dancer in Winnipeg to offer stagette parties featuring “bellydance”.
For details, see Nicola’s CV.
Nicola performs in authentic costuming appropriate for the audience and the show. Costuming styles reflect current trends in Egypt. For example, the picture at right depicts the modern bedlah (bra and belt) costume, while at left, Nicola appears in casual, teaching attire.
Nicola donates free and discounted shows and gift certificates to charities, non-profits, and community groups, based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nicola’s dance theatre group, Amar Egyptian Dance, is available for casual shows such as street festivals and community gatherings (at her discretion). AED bookings require 2-4 weeks notice.
Nicola is happy to discuss your booking over the phone or via email. Once the details are sorted, you’ll receive a written agreement to confirm these details. This makes for a happy show for everyone.
Nicola is available for consulting, choreography, television and film work. She has also developed teaching units and materials consistent with the MB Department of Education’s Social Studies curriculum.
See: Teaching & Performance Rates for prices and packages available.
Prior to show:
non-refundable deposit of 25% is required, 1- 2 weeks in advance
bookings made less than 48 hours before an event carry an additional charge of $25
host must provide a private, secure space to warm-up and change, and to store belongings/costuming during the performance and access to a clean bathroom and water
host must provide a stereo system that will play burned CDs/MP3s–$10 surcharge for portable stereo brought by Nicola
venue/party should be as described during booking interview
payment is due promptly upon arrival, prior to show, by cash. Full pre-payment may be paid by cheque, e-transfer, or Paypal
details of event: reason/theme of event, expectations, who/how many people attending (ages, women only, co-ed , children), location with specific directions, parking info, indoor or outdoor, type of flooring, obstacles or hazards –open fire, animals, other performers, size of the dancing area, length of set/number of sets, special requests/preferences e.g. music, styles/props, costuming, special attention (e.g. birthday-girl/boy)
Nicola reserves the right to refuse a show. If she arrives and deems the venue/audience unsuitable or unsafe, she will decline to perform. Your deposit and (in the event of out of town booking) transportation fees will be retained.
liason/contact person to meet Nicola upon arrival for orientation, updates, and timing of the show’s start
ceiling height minimum 8 feet, without obstructions (e.g. hanging light fixtures or decorations)
minimum floor space of 8 x 8 feet (approx.)–15 x 15 minimum more for troupe
clean, stable floor or stage surface free of debris, water, power cables
clear passage to stage or floor area
secure, safe space with a locking door in which to change and store her gear while performing (not a shared space)
access to a clean, private washroom