Lorelei does not gig much anymore, as she is focused on her Salimpour School studies. But if you want to know what hiring dancers in general, see the list below.
Local estimates only. Extra charges may apply for more than 30 miles of travel More about the costs of hiring a bellydancer on Delawarebellydance.org
Weekly Classes: $10 - $20
Weekly class cost depends on location. But most classes in the area range from $10 - $20 per class. Cost is usually less when you purchase an entire month of classes.
Private Classes: $60 - $150
Private lessons prices can vary based on the teacher ane the location. Some teachers only offer solo lessons, but some allow up to 3 students.
10 - 15 minute mini-show including some props (zills, veil, sword, tray of candles or hula hoop for fusion) and some audience participation. (While most dancers do discount recurring shows, such as weekly/monthly restaurant performances, the minimum price for a single set is $100)
Full Bellydance Show: $250
20 - 25 minute bellydance show including props (zills, veil, cane, double veil, sword, tray of candles, or hula hoop for fusion) and audience participation.
Short show and Lesson: $300
A bellygram length show (10 - 15) minutes with a 30 minute mini lesson on basic bellydance. Specific topics like shimmies, cane, zills, or hoop fusion are possible. Most dancers can also provide hipscarves and coin belts to borrow or keep, with an additional charge.
Middle Eastern Rhythm Demonstration: $300
Teaches you how to play and hear basic Middle Eastern Rhythms such as Baladi, Saidi, Chifitelli and Malfuf. Some teachers focus more on technique and some more on hearing the rhythms. Lorelei for example could teach how to recognize and play Middle Eastern rhythms on any instrument. This includes a 10-15 minute instrumental demonstration, 30 minute lesson, and 30-40 minute practice. Some teachers can also provide drums and rhythms instruments to borrow at an additional price, so be sure to inquire.