more info: Privates & Workshops
(4+ classes and 4+ students)
semi-Private (2 or 3 students)
private (1 student)
any of the above = 50. / hour + studio
workshops : 2 hour minimum — for dance students (not party bookings)
= 75. / hour + studio
+ facility, transportation if outside of Perimeter
+ performance fee if there is a show
200. / 15-20 minute set
~ additional 15 – 20 min set, w/ costume change 175.
premium restaurant booking (2+ shows per month) 150. / set *minimum 2 sets/night, + minimum 2 bookings/month
New Year’s Eve, weddings, & galas
275. – 500.
~includes 2 – 3 sets, w/ full costuming, w/changes, & props
Zeffa al Arouss (wedding procession) with shamadan (candelabra)
Traditional Egyptian wedding processional. Family members welcome to participate, and multiple dancers are available.
Requires 4-8 weeks advance booking, depending on the number of dancers and drummer(s)
+ 50% deposit, minimum 2 weeks in advance.
Nicola dances with shamadan (candelabra) in traditional gallabeya dress, with a group of dancers, finger cymbals, and drums leading the couple in to the celebration venue and/or dancing around the couple.
This is followed by a solo performance.
Bride should be seated to the groom’s right, on the dance floor or a raised platform/dais.
Family members are welcome to join in with candles and/or drums!
275. Nicola only (no dancers or drummers)
Dance Parties (combo lesson / show)
–showers, parties, Girls’ Night Out, youth groups, staff wellness, blessing ways, retreats, or bachelorettes/stagettes.
Nicola was the very first dancer in Winnipeg to offer stagette parties.
A short, just-for-fun introductory lesson plus short demo dance (5-10 minutes) in casual costuming.
Fee scale reflects length of lesson, performance, & costuming.
Lesson (20+ minutes) + demo ( 8 – 15 minutes)
*up to 60 minutes (includes studio) 250.
(Nicola includes props /supplies to borrow, such as hipscarves and veils for up to 15 people)
* 60+ minutes = additional 25. / half hour
-studio rentals are $20 – $50 +GST / hour, depending on the facility
Recommended: Ted Motyka Dance, Shirley’s Dance Studio, or the Institute of Dance of Manitoba.
-studio bookings must be booked and fully paid for in advance, typically 7-14 days. There are no refunds for cancelled studio bookings.
If you are making these arrangements directly with a studio, Nicola must receive a confirmation of your booking (e.g. copy of email).
-privates/semi-privates may be booked in your home only if you are already a student in Nicola’s classes, and if you have quiet, clean, sufficient, private space. This change is based on repeated safety/security issues.
-privates/semi-privates requiring studio bookings must be fully paid in advance
0.50 / km, return, transportation charge
+ teaching/performing fees
-please contact Nicola for more information, or if you are in a community more than 2 hours drive and interested in negotiating a flat rate for transportation
-out of town bookings requiring airfare must have that cost included in booking a contract
-all full-day or overnight bookings must include meals
-all overnight bookings must also include private, safe, non-smoking accommodations
-Nicola charges standard industry rates or higher, and will not engage in nor condone the practice of “undercutting”. This is a predatory pricing that undermines the integrity of professional dance practice, and is to the detriment of all, including you, the patron. It creates a race to the bottom for working conditions and pay. Any dancer charging less than $125 per set is undercutting–this is a rate set by performers in Winnipeg in the mid-2000’s.
– if Nicola is unavailable for your event, she’ll be happy to provide a referral to a qualified, experienced professional dancer. Currently Nicola refers dance jobs to Asra and Karla Yanina.
– rates are subject to change, and may be re-negotiated, depending on the unique needs and demands of a given booking
-rates will not change once a booking is confirmed, unless the patron wishes to add to the show
-all rates must be confirmed in writing before a booking is considered finalized