Along with teaching regular classes, Anabee is also available to dance at any special event, either private or public, that you may be planning, such as: birthdays, weddings, community fund raisers, or bachelorette parties. There is a variety of performance styles she can use to entertain your guests, please see the below information for a quick reference and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or to go over any of the details of your event. I look forward to sharing the experience of Middle Eastern Dance with you!
How long is the show?
A typical show is between 25 - 40 minutes. The dancer may use finger cymbals, veils, or candles. When appropriate, the show may include audience participation, for example, the guest of honor may be asked to belly dance!
Is it appropriate for children?
Yes, the belly dance show is family friendly. Children often love to dance, too!
Will she bring music?
The belly dancer provides an Arabic 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. **Live Turkish or Arabic musicians can be arranged upon request.**
What kind of music is used?
Depending on your preference, music can range from classical Arabic to modern pop. Anabee’s music collection also includes contemporary Turkish and Persian favorites.
Is tipping appropriate?
Yes. Unless the host has requested otherwise, the dancer will gladly accept tips. Tips may be thrown above her head as a "money shower", or collected at the end of the performance by the dancer in a tip basket.
What if I need more than one belly dancer?
Ask about booking a group of beautiful, talented and professional belly dancers. Anabee works regularly with a variety of local dancers and is glad to include them in any event.
How far in advance should I make the booking?
It’s always better to book the show sooner than later. If you’re flexible about the time, last minute shows can often be worked in. However, weekends during the holidays and during wedding season (May - September) tend to book out quickly.
What about out of town shows?
Anabee lives in the Lewiston/Auburn area, and is available to travel up to a few hours for an event. (An extra fee would apply to all travel time over 45 minutes round trip)
Can I get a sample DVD?
Please see the ‘Media’ page on this web site for a variety of pictures of Anabee performing and teaching.
General Price Information:
Classic Belly Dance Routine $350
A solo dancer will perform for between 20 – 30 minutes. The first half of the performance is a choreographed show with finger cymbals, veils, or candles. If appropriate, the second half of the show is usually more focused on audience participation. The guest of honor may be asked to belly dance!
Performance & Lesson $375
This special package includes a performance plus a belly dance lesson for all your friends. Anabee brings hip scarves and veils for the participants! This is perfect for bridal and baby showers, or any small gathering of friends and family. Aprox. 45 minutes in length.
Of course, you want your special day to be perfect! We are happy to help you plan all the details of the wedding performance (coordinating costume colors, special songs, guests to dance with...). We always allow extra time for weddings because we know that uncontrollable events can effect your schedule.