Hire Mystic Bellydance for your event!
Our charges are based upon the East Anglian Belly Dance Community recommended charging system.
All genuine enquiries are considered and we will supply you with a schedule detailing what we offer, general information about our performances and the relevant charge.
When you hire Mystic Bellydance for an event, you are not just hiring a group of dancers. Our charges are based on the level of knowledge, hours of study, investment of time and energy that has been undertaken through a number of years as individuals and as a troupe. A great deal of care and time goes into creating our own unique and varied dance routines which we rehearse throughout the year ready for our performances. We source, customize or make our performance outfits, accessories and props and are passionate about supporting the dance community and portraying our chosen dance form with the respect it deserves.
For performances we will have carefully selected our dance routines to make the best of our time at your event, have taken care to create a specific playlist on CD and MP3 to perform to, carefully applied our make-up, styled our hair, ensured our costumes are ready and looking their best before even arriving at your event in good time, and ready to perform.
The funds we raise from our performances help us to fund rehearsal space and special costuming for our charity work and annual show and so please bear in mind that you are not just paying for a person to turn up in a costume and wobble their belly.... you are paying for our individual and collective artistry.
What about dancers who will perform for free for our event?
Well for a start, how can you be certain that you have booked a person or group that can actually dance? What training have they had? Have you seen them dance elsewhere? Have they considered the audience they are going to be performing to? Are they dressed in appropriate costumes that are suitable for family audiences?
Have they even considered the health & safety implications for themselves and the audience at your event? Do they have 3rd party insurance? Are they a professional or even semi-professional dance troupe?
There are lots of questions you should be asking, but more importantly, why are they happy to dance for free? Any singer of a good calibre won't perform free of charge! If they choose to waiver their fee, that's fine, but you should at least know what they would be charging you, and why they have chosen to waiver this.
Often many teachers will take out their newer students to perform, so they get the experience of dancing in public... and that's fine, but the event organiser and audience need to know this, as it can be damaging to those dancers and troupes who work incredibly hard behind the scenes to try and give memorable, fun, exciting and inspirational experiences to their audiences.