Booking and Events

Hire a professional Belly Dancer for your next party or gathering! Kamini is available to perform at:

Photo by Nils Eddy.

Weddings… Make your wedding one your guests will remember with an elegant performance by Kamini.

Girls Night In!… A private ladies-only mini-lesson and performance for you and your crew! Perfect for baby or bridal showers!

Community Events…Family-friendly entertainment with  global flair!

Restaurant & Club Performances…Add value to your diners’ experience with weekly or monthly performances or for that extra-special occasion!

How to hire a professional belly dancer:  Have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below to get an idea of what to expect. You will find that most of your questions will be answered there. Email Kamini with the date, time and location of the event as well as the number of guests you are expecting. If Kamini is available she will put you on her calendar and ask you to fill out a performance contract.  The performance contract can be downloaded here (coming soon). Please fill it out, sign it, and get it back to Kamini via post or email. That’s it, you are booked!

Performance FAQ:

Q. How much does it cost?
A: Rates vary by location and event. Rates are provided upon request by submitting the date and city of the event along with your contact info so that we can get back to you.

Q: How long is the show?
A. A typical show is between 15 – 30 minutes and may be broken up into one or two sets. The dancer may use props such as finger cymbals, swords, veils, and candles. When appropriate, the show may include audience participation, for example, the guest of honor may be asked to belly dance!

Q. Is it appropriate for children?
A. Yes, the belly dance show is family friendly. Children often love to dance, too!

Q. Who provides the music?
A. The belly dancer provides a music CD and the venue should provide the sound system (louder is better). Usually the dancer will stay out of sight until the CD has begun playing.

Q. What kind of music is used?
A. Depending on your preference, music can range from classical Arabic to modern pop. Kamini’s music collection includes everything from classical Arabic to Bollywood hits, Bhangra, and Balkan influenced belly dance music.

Q. Is tipping appropriate?
A. Yes. Unless the host has requested otherwise, the dancer will gladly accept tips. Tips may be tucked into the dancer’s belt, or dropped in the dancer’s basket.

Q. What if I need more than one belly dancer?
A. With enough advanced notice and depending on schedules, more than one belly dancer may be booked.

Q. How far in advance should I make the booking?
A. It is always better to book the show sooner than later. If you are flexible about the time that the show begins, last minute shows can often be worked in. However, at least a weeks notice is preferred.

Q. What about out of town shows?
A. Kamini lives in the Bend area. Shows and workshops outside of Central Oregon will need to be booked well in advance.

You can reach Kamini by email at bijoudancer@gmail.com.

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