Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: Yes. No booking is valid nor honored without a deposit. The $50 deposit is due at booking time and is non-refundable.
Q: How are the payments handled?
A: The $50 deposit is collected at the time of booking by online credit card payment through PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, or Apple Pay. Alternatively, you can mail me a check at the address that I can provide.
I will collect the balance payment in cash before the show begins. This ensures that you can enjoy the rest of your event without distraction.
Q: Is tipping appropriate?
A: Yes, tips are appreciated and appropriate. The dancer will accept tips unless the host has requested otherwise. Tips may be tucked into the dancer's belt, or thrown above her head as a "money shower", which is a traditional way of tipping in Middle Eastern culture. No tipping into the dancer's bra or front/back of the belt is allowed. Alternatively, the client may include tips at the end of the show.
Q: What is the booking process?
A: I collect the deposit by PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, Apple Pay, or a mailed check, as well as emailing a contract for your review. We sign the contract by mail, and I collect the balance after the performance.
Q: Is audience participation allowed?
A: Absolutely! During certain songs, it is always encouraged from willing guests, making the party that much more fun and exciting, creating a lively atmosphere and wonderful memories. Any special people or guests of honor can be invited to dance with me if they feel comfortable. I also offer a photo opportunity to your guests, either during, or after the show.
Q: This is a family event and there will be children. Will a belly dance show be appropriate?
A: ALL of my belly dance shows are appropriate for any age. While a show could adopt a sensual character, it is never sexual, nor is it expected to be. I offer family-friendly entertainment, which children love to watch and very often join in on the dance floor!
Q: What about music?
A: I provide a CD/iPod with music to be used for the show. The client or venue is expected to provide the sound system. If the sound system will have no have CD capacity, I will have on hand an iPod player that will be submitted to your DJ beforehand. Please notify the dancer which of the two will be used.
Q: Can I preview your performance before booking you?
A: YES! I understand that as a client you want to see "what you are getting". I provide a large selection of videos on my website for reference.
Q: How far in advance should I make the booking?
A: It is advised to contact me at least 3-4 weeks in advance for your event. However, I will do my best to fit in last minute requests, if possible. Feel free to email me with information about your upcoming event!