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Learn Bellygram Style Dancing

Did you know that having dancers entertain at parties is a centuries-old custom, an honored tradition in many parts of the world, and for the last quarter of a century, in America too. Belly dancers are hired to celebrate every kind of occasion, including birthday parties, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Ramadan, etc. festivities?

Birthday party at Restaurant

Birthday party at Office

A "bellygram" is a 15-20 minute performance which includes a veil dance, a traditional belly dance and a drum solo dance. The last song of a bellygram set will usually be a modern Middle Eastern song that is easy to clap and dance to. During this song the belly dancer will get the guest of honor, if there is one, up to dance and show them a few moves & just have fun with them.

Performances can be customized to be done in most any venue and for most any occasion. All bellygrams are meant to be suitable and entertaining for ALL ages.

Bellygram at a Bar
  • How to dance for a special guest, i.e. at a bar-bat mitzvah, birthday, etc.
  • How to price your services and negotiation techniques
  • How to deal with celebraties (we danced before Puff Daddy, the Governor of GA, etc.)
  • Music choices for different occasions and audiences
  • Sound system - What's the loudest portable system you can get and still carry? And where do you get it?

Bellygram Workshop

In these workshops, we cover a range of topics including
  • How to get gigs
  • Safety issues - you are entering a strangers house, and might have to deal with "friendly" fans.
  • Helpers - What "bodyguard" and amateur DJ / sound system hauling friends need to know.
  • DJs - How to cooperate with them, introductions, volume level haggeling
  • Culture issues: Did you know that Turks and Greeks dislike each other? That Iranians don't speak arabic? That Moroccans speak french, not english, as their second language?
  • Simulation and role play exercises