Chadia & The Caravan Dancers:
and The Jewels of the Nile:
Reveries Belly Dance:
Merchant Drum & Dance Ensemble:
Mosaic Dance Theater Company: www.MosaicDanceTheaterCo.org
Belly of the Beast (Jessica Lynne):
Current average rates of Pay per venue and
New York City and surrounding metro area including New Jersey
suggested Rates. What to expect in regards to cost:
New York City and surrounding metro area including New Jersey:
MINIMUM RATE: Current New York rates for professional belly
dancers for a 20 min. REGULARLY SCHEDULED restaurant/club belly
dance show is $80-$150. Recommended minimum payment is $100. NJ
CURRENT MINIMUM RATE FOR 2 SHOWS
at the same venue, the same night: $150. Suggested rate:$200
Minimum rate for a 20-25-min. belly dance show at a
PRIVATE/non-regularly-scheduled event in NY and NJ is $200, not
including travel expenses. Current typical range of fees
received by New York pro dancers for these shows is $250-350.
Weddings start at $300.
CURRENT NYC MINIMUM RATE FOR "ATMOSPHERIC"
events (where dancers are hired along with other costumed
actors/actresses to "float around" at a private events/corporate
parties, without a solo show.) $250 for the first hour and $100
for each additional hour. Suggested standard rate is $300-$350
for the first hour and $150-$200 for each additional hour.
LONG ISLAND RATES:
Standard 20-min. Show at a restaurant $100. Suggested asking
HOLIDAYS/NEW YEAR'S EVE RATES:
New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day rates are double for private
events and restaurant jobs. Private event: $350 minimum, but
standard rates begin at $400 ; Restaurant job $150 minimum (if
it's after 1am), suggested rate: $250.
NJ: For travel over 1 hr away, $50 on top of the show fee.
Rates for events booked through AGENCIES: NJ known rate:$85-100
for a "belly gram" (15 min.), $175 to $200 (full show,) with
$150 as a recommended minimum. Rates for a private event
including a SHOW AND A GROUP CLASS for a total of 1 hr, $350 on
weekend, $250 on week day. For a 1 hr class only: $300 on
weekends, $200 on week days.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If a dancer arrives for a restaurant gig
and the show is cancelled, she is usually paid $35 for booking
and coming, but 50% is recommended he/she she gave up other work
opportunities to be there. If her show is cancelled at least
5hrs prior, cancellation fee does not apply. The recommended
deposit is 50% of the total.
troupes rates run in accordance with soloists and vary depending
on the venue and amount of dancers. It is best to inquire with
the troupe director directly for more information.