Teaching & Performing Rates


More info:   Privates & Workshops

Group (sessional) –minimum 4 classes and 4+ students

Semi-Private —2 or 3 students

Private — 1 student                        

                               50. / hour plus studio rental

Workshops —  2 hour minimum — for dance students (not party bookings)

                                 75. / hour plus studio rental

                 + facility, transportation if out of town, and performance fee if there is a show


Single performance (15 – 20 min set)           175./set
~ additional 15 – 20 min set  w/ costume change =   150 ./ set

Premium Restaurant Booking — multiple shows per month        125. / set

             *minimum 2 sets/night, + minimum 2 bookings/month

New Year’s Eve, weddings & formal events          250. – 500.

            ~includes 2 – 3 sets, w/ full costuming, w/changes, & props     

Zeffa al Arouss (wedding procession) with shamadan (candelabra)

Traditional Arab wedding processional.   Family members may be included and multiple dancers are available.

-Requires 4-8 weeks advance booking, depending on the number of dancers and drummer(s),  plus 50% deposit.

Nicola dances with shamadan (candelabra) in traditional dress, with group of dancers, finger cymbals, and drums leading the bride and groom in to the celebration 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.

                                          500. and up for group

                                          250. for solo

Dance Parties    or      Combo Lesson & Show

Ideal for showers, parties, youth groups, staff wellness, blessing ways, retreats, or bachelorettes/stagettes.  Nicola was the first dancer in Winnipeg to offer stagette parties.

A short, just-for-fun introductory lesson combined with a short demo dance (5-10 minutes), in casual costuming.

Fee scale is based on the  length of lesson, performance, and costuming.

Lesson (20+ minutes) &  demo ( 8-15 minutes)
~ up to 60 minutes (includes studio time)                                    250.    

– also includes props /supplies to borrow, such as hipscarves and veils

– bookings longer than 60 minutes subject to additional fees

                                                                                                  25. per half hour added

Studio Bookings:

-Studio rentals are $25 – $50 +GST/hour, depending on the facility.

Recommended:  Rising Star Academy of Arts, Ted Motyka Dance, NafroDance, 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 making these arrangements directly with the 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  safety/security issues.  

-Privates/semi-privates requiring studio bookings must be paid in full and in advance.

Out-of-Town Bookings:

                                          $0.50 / km, return, transportation charge +  teaching/performing fees

-Please contact Nicola for more information or if you are 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 include accommodations.


-Nicola charges standard industry rates or higher, and will not engage in nor condone the practice of undercutting.

-If Nicola is unavailable for your event, she will 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 at any time, and may be re-negotiated, depending on the unique needs and demands of a given booking.

-All rates must be confirmed in writing  before an booking is considered finalized.

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Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.