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) Share…
What You Need to Know Prior to Booking
How to Tip a Dancer
Tips are a traditional part of the dance show, but many Westerners do not know how to do it tastefully and respectfully. Some dancers will not accept tips directly, which is their choice. I accept tips. Most dancers feel appreciated by the giving of tips, as it shows you really enjoy what she is doing….
About Restaurant Dancing
Ah, the restaurant gig. Fun, unpredictable, often ill-paying, it’s regular, bread-and-butter work, yet is often also tiring and tedious. It tends to be the last bastion of bad dancing. On occasion, it is the secret stomping (shimmying?) grounds of diamonds-in-the-rough. I know I cut my performance teeth and learned the hardest way possible the year…
What Should You Expect from a Professional Performer? (Are you truly ready to call yourself a professional?)
The following checklist should be used as a guideline, both for the student who is considering taking their dancing further and for the potential patron wanting more information about hiring a dancer. Any performer calling themselves a “professional” should be able to meet a minimum set of standards and expectations for a show, be it…
Q – What is appropriate behaviour during a show for the performer and the audience?
Westerners are used to a very polite distance between themselves and a dancer. We’re used to sitting back in a darkened theatre with the dancer elevated on a stage. Share on Facebook Follow me…
Q ~ I want to hire a dancer for an event, but I don’t want it to be too sexy. How do I tell her this?
Most of us do not put on racy, provocative shows. Sometimes we are playful, and we are paid to be entertaining. If we know (and usually we ask questions about your event) that there will be children and/or elders there, we will tailor our dance and costuming to be more conservative. A great dancer will…
Spice Road says “Farewell”
Spice Road Belly Dance is officially retired as a group. Winnipeg’s best party and event bellydance troupe members are working on new projects. Nicola will be busy with Amar Egyptian Dance, a project-based, theatre stage dance group. Other members are working on new solo and group projects of their own. Photos and video of Spice…