Nadira Jamal, Belly Dancer

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“Everyone at the wedding commented on how well you dance and how fun it was.
Thank you very much!!!!!” – Danielle, bride

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Services For Your Wedding     Packages and Rates
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spout bulletMake your wedding stand out - for less than the cost of the invitations!

Belly dance is synonymous with celebration. It is a traditional part of wedding festivities throughout the Middle East and around the world, and it can add sparkle and excitement to your wedding, too.

 

A Belly Dance performance is a wonderful way to:

  • Honor the wedding couple on their special day
  • Entertain your guests during the wedding’s “downtime”, such as the photo or cocktail hours.
  • Have you ever watched kids fidget their way through a reception? Young children are fascinated by belly dance – and since my performances are 100% family-friendly, the kids are welcome to come up and dance with me!

  • Kick off the party and get the guests onto the dance floor.
  • Which would you remember: the stuffed mushrooms, or Aunt Betty learning to shimmy?

     


Click on the video above to watch Nadira dance with lovely bride Danielle and her flower girl.

Full Service for More Than the Reception

I offer reliable, professional services for the wedding celebration, as well as the entire suite of pre-wedding events: engagement party, shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner.  (Sorry, no bachelor parties!)

Every aspect of my performance is customized for your celebration, from the music to costuming that harmonizes with the wedding colors.

Never a Wedding Mark-Up!

As a recent bride myself, I was often charged higher prices simply because I was planning a wedding.   I am proud to offer you the exact same price as any other private party.

But because I understand a wedding’s special needs, I also offer a premium package that caters to a wedding's uncertain schedule - not to mention the rising stress levels that brides face. And it still costs less than most couples pay for just the invitations!

 

spout bulletBelly Dance Services for Your Wedding

Engagement Party

Kick off your wedding celebrations with the sparkle and excitement that only a belly dancer can provide. Consider a "bellygram" for at-home parties, or a full-length show for more formal, seated affairs.

Ice-Breakers and Wedding Party Bonding

Looking for a way to help your bridesmaids and mothers-in-law get to know each other? Belly dance, in its most traditional form, is done by women, for women only. Learning to belly dance is a wonderful way for new acquaintances to break the ice, or for old friends to share some quality "girl time" before the big day. Book a performance/lesson package, or visit my teaching page for more information on semi-private lessons for small groups.

Bridal Shower

Had enough of fussy bridal showers with boring parlor games? Whether you're looking for a goddess-style blessing or an exciting way to kick off the party, a belly dance performance is fun and unique shower entertainment! A "bellygram" is a great choice for parties at home, while a full-length show is best for parties with formal seating. Or book a performance/lesson package, and let the guests join in on the fun!

Looking one-stop planning help? I can provide:

  • an hour of entertainment (performance, lesson, time for photos)
  • a sparkle station with Eye Kandy cosmetic glitter (contact lens-safe!)
  • party favors and door prizes

You provide the venue, food and beverages, and, of course, the bride!

Bachelorette Party

Whether you're planning a slumber party or a wild girls' night out, a performance/lesson package is a great way to get the party started. Have fun with your girlfriends while you learn classic belly dance moves you can take to the dance floor. I can provide:

  • Hip scarves for the guests, to help show off your new moves on the dance floor. The bride's hip scarf is my treat!
  • Middle Eastern pop music that will keep you dancing into the night
  • Party favors and door prizes

Rehearsal Dinner

You've spent months planning your wedding, and the big day is almost here. Sit back, relax, and kick off the festivities with an exciting belly dance performance at the rehearsal dinner. Choose a "bellygram" or a full-length show.

Wedding Day Entertainment

Bring the sparkle and excitement of belly dance to your wedding day. My flowing veils, glittering costumes, and infectious smile will get your guests into a party mood!

A belly dance performance is a wonderful way to honor the bride and groom and show hospitality to your guests. Consider having me perform:

  • While you have your photos taken
  • During the cocktail hour
  • To kick off the reception
  • At the end of the night, to help you exit in style!

Choose a "bellygram" or a full-length performance at my standard party rates (no wedding mark-up!), or my premium wedding package, which caters to a wedding's unique needs and uncertain schedule, but still costs less than most wedding expenses!

 

spout bulletPackages and Rates

I offer several performance packages, as well as a variety of optional add-ons. Starting prices are listed below, but rates will vary depending on the location, show length, number of dancers, total time on site, 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!

Bellygram

A "bellygram" is perfect for informal or at-home 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
  • A few minutes to pose for photos with your guests

Add-ons include:

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

Rates start at $195.

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

Full-length Show

At wedding receptions and other events where the guests are formally seated, you may enjoy a longer show. 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.
  • A few minutes to pose for photos with your guests

Rates start at $250 for private events.

Add-ons:

  • An additional set (with optional costume change)
  • additional dancers
  • An additional song to get your guests (or just the bride) up to dance
  • Gifts for the bride: CDs, DVDs, hip scarves, finger cymbals, certificates for private lessons, etc.
  • Gifts for all guests

Premium Wedding Package

I'm happy to give a bellygram or full-length show at your wedding at the normal rates (i.e., no "wedding mark-up"). However, I also 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.)

The premium package includes:

  • An exclusive booking - I won't accept any other engagements for the day of your wedding
  • An in-person planning meeting at Nadira's studio (optional)
  • Up to 3 consecutive hours at your wedding site on the day of your performance
  • 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 $395.

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 owns the appropriate pieces. Please be aware that all color matches will be approximate. Be sure to allow at least six weeks, as most items will be custom-made.)

Performance and Lesson Packages - my most popular service!

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, or other pre-wedding gatherings.

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 bride
  • Lesson handouts for the guests
  • up to 10 minutes for photos with your guests

Rates start at $345

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 $245.

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:

 

Nadira with students

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