Nadira Jamal, Belly Dancer

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"It was a magnificent performance and I loved the variety of moods, emotions, styles!"

Why hire a dancer   Packages and Rates

Nadira is now accepting bookings for late December onward

Be Sure to Book Early to Secure Your Dates!

Why Hire a Dancer?

    Hiring a dancer to entertain your guests is an ancient tradition, dating back to the dawn of civilization.

    A dancer is a wonderful way to add an exciting and unusual flair to your event.

    Flowing veils, chiming finger cymbals, and Nadira's infectious smile will make your event one to remember.

     

This family-friendly entertainment is perfect for:

Private Parties

Public and Corporate Events

  • Fundraisers
  • Gala Openings
  • Holiday Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Community Festivals
  • Multicultural events
  • Conference entertainment

Nadira is also available for restaurant and theatrical shows.

Check out Nadira's Lesson & Performance packages!

NOTE: Nadira dances at mixed-gender and all-female events only.

Absolutely no bachelor parties or other all-male events!

 

Packages and Rates

Nadira offers several performance packages, as well as a variety of optional add-ons. Starting prices are listed below, but rates will vary depending on the number of dancers, show duration, total time on site, location, time of day, travel distance, and how far in advance you book. Please contact Nadira for a quote.

Nadira will customize each performance to your event to provide the most enjoyable entertainment for your guests. If you don't see what you are looking for in the packages below, or if you have any special requests, please ask!

Discounted rates are available for restaurants and events that hire dancers on a regular basis.

Nadira accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (via paypal).

Party-length Show

A party-length show (which was called a "bellygram" in my teacher's day) is perfect for birthdays and other informal parties. It makes a wonderful kick-off or highlight to a party.

A bellygram typically includes:

  • A 10-12 minute performance
  • 3-4 songs
  • One or more props, such as finger cymbals, veil, candles, or sword
  • Additional time to pose for photos with your guests

Add-ons include:

  • An additional song to get your guests (or just the guest of honor) up to dance
  • Gifts for the guest of honor: CDs, DVDs, hip scarves, finger cymbals, certificates for private lessons, etc.
  • Gifts for all guests

Rates start at $250.

Bellygrams are also available as part of a lesson & performance package.

 

Full-length Show

You may enjoy a longer show at banquets, conferences, and other functions where the guests are formally seated. This is the classic format featured at middle eastern restaurant shows, and is an especially good choice for dinner entertainment.

Full-length shows typically include:

  • A 15-20 minute performance
  • 3-7 songs
  • One or more props, such as finger cymbals, veil, candles or sword.
  • Additional time to pose for photos with your guests

Rates start at $295 for private events, or $350 for events charging admission.

Add-ons:

  • An additional set (with optional costume change)
  • Additional dancers

 

Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Bachelorette Parties

Belly dance is often stereotyped as a means of seducing men, but it actually has its roots in social dance performed by women for women, and can be a wonderful way to bond at showers and other all-female events. A belly dancer is a potent symbol of femininity and fertility. Whether you're looking for a fun "girls night " or a goddess-style blessing, Nadira would be happy to oblige. Choose a traditional bellygram, or a performance & lesson package.

Important note: Nadira does not perform at bachelor parties or other all-male events!

 

Premium Wedding Package

Brides: Visit my wedding page for a full list of my wedding services!

Nadira is happy to give a bellygram or full-length show at your wedding at the normal rates (i.e., no "wedding mark-up"). However, she does offer a premium package that caters to a wedding's special needs and uncertain schedule, as well as to your unique vision for your wedding. This package is also great for other large formal events, such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Quinceañeras.

The premium package includes:

  • An exlusive booking - Nadira won't accept any other engagements for the day of your wedding
  • An in-person planning meeting at Nadira's Somerville studio (optional)
  • Up to 3 consecutive hours at your wedding site
  • A 15-20 minute performance
  • 3-7 songs
  • One or more props, such as finger cymbals, veil, candles or sword.
  • As much time as you would like (within the 3 hour window) to pose for photos with the wedding party and guests.
  • A $50 discount on packages for the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and/or rehearsal dinner.

Rates start at $450.

Add-ons:

  • Additional sets (with optional costume change)
  • Additional dancers
  • Live music (please book several months in advance)
  • Gifts for the bride & groom, wedding party, mothers of the Bride & Groom, or all guests
  • Additional time on site
  • Costume coordinated with your wedding colors

(Costume matching is complimentary if Nadira already has the right color. Please be aware that all color matches will be approximate. Be sure to allow at least six weeks, as most items need to be custom-made.)

 

Performance and Lesson Package

In its most traditional form, belly dance is done among women to celebrate life's milestones and enjoy each other's company. A performance and lesson is fun activity and great way to bond. Perfect for bridal showers, bachelorettes, special birthdays, and women's retreats.

Packages include:

  • A 7-12 minute performance
  • 2-3 songs
  • One or more props, including finger cymbals, veil, candles or sword
  • A 45 minute "Taste of Belly Dance" lesson for you and your guests
  • A hipscarf for the guest of honor
  • Lesson handouts for the guests
  • up to 10 minutes for photos with your guests

Rates start at $395.

Add-ons:

  • Hipscarves for the guests
  • other gifts: DVDs, CDs, veils, finger cymbals, certificates for private lessons
  • Additional dancers to perform and assist in teaching (recommended for parties of more than 20 guests)

 

Party Lesson Package

Can't wait to get up and dance? I also offer party lessons without the performance.

Packages include:

  • A 45 minute "Taste of Belly Dance" lesson for you and your guests
  • A hipscarf for the guest of honor
  • Lesson handouts for the guests
  • up to 10 minutes for photos with your guests

Rates start at $275.

Add-ons:

  • Hipscarves for the guests
  • other gifts: DVDs, CDs, veils, finger cymbals, certificates for private lessons
  • Additional dancers to perform and assist in teaching (recommended for parties of more than 20 guests)

Note: for party lessons without a performance, I will wear teaching clothes, rather than full performance costume. You can see an example below:

 

(That's me in the middle, during a TV appearance with my lovely students.)

 

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