Belly Dance Services by Bessy
Areas of service:Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Hialeah, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Miami Beach, Opa Locka, Homestead, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale and North Miami Beach.
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Belly Dance Entertainment for Private Parties and Corporate Events: Miami, Broward, Homestead, Palm Beach, Florida.
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About Belly Dance Services by Bessy
Bessy offers belly dance entertainment and services to clients in the Miami, Broward, Homestead and Palm Beach areas in Florida. She's available for almost every occasion and can be booked easily through the internet. Want to provide a top notch performance show for your guests? You're in the right place!
Questions and answers
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Hiring a professional belly dancer can be very tricky through the internet these days. Please take your time to search for a professional belly dancer. There may be beginner students or even stay-at-home moms that belly dance as a part-time out there with a website, claiming to be professional dancers. Read their website, the information they have online, watch everything from pictures to videos BEFORE calling them. Also, don't be scared to ask questions!
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Why must I pay a deposit for my event?
A. The deposit ensures that Bessy will hold this date and time for your party or event. A cancellation would mean a loss of work, as Bessy could not schedule another event during that time.
Q. Why is it so expensive?
A. Bessy's performance rates are the professional standard for the Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach area. Lower rates can be found. However, that usually means the experience and performance level of the dancer is also lower as well. Don't leave your event to chance. Hire a professional dancer if you want a professional service!
Q. I'm in Palm Beach County. Does your rate increase?
A. Yes. Bessy works in the MIami, Broward, and Palm Beach County area. However, she is mainly based in Miami. To be able to get to your party or event, she has to travel almost 89 miles, that's why she charges $20 for all Broward gigs and $40 for all shows in Homestead and Palm Beach County.
Q. Why don't you bellydance at men's private parties?
A. Sometimes bellydancing is portrayed in movies and TV as being very seductive or somehow sleazy. This is very bad, since it's a false perception. It gives some people the wrong idea. Like most bellydancers, Bessy will not dance at male-only gatherings (like men bachelor parties) because they are probably expecting a stripper or an exotic dancer and that's not what Oriental Dance is about! Real bellydancing is family friendly entertainment. Sorry, but no inquiries for all male events will be considered, only some girls bachelor parties will be accepted.
Q. What kind of music is used?
A. It depends on your preference, but Arabian/Egyptian music is preferred.
Q. Is it appropriate for kids?
A. Yes! Like always, all our performances are family friendly. We do not contract for bachelor parties.
Q. Is tipping allowed?
A. Yes. The dancer will gladly accept tips. (thrown above her head as a "money shower")
Q. How far in advance should I make the booking?
A. Please make the booking as soon as possible. Holidays and weekends tend to book out completely.
Q. Who provides the music?
A. Bessy provides an Arabic/Egyptian CD or USB (MP3) with all her music (and the venue or person hosting/contracting the dancer should provide the sound system.
Q. What about out of town shows?
A. Shows and events outside of these areas will need to be booked in advance but can easily be accommodated. The client pays the nightly booking fee, plus travel and lodging expenses.
Q. I am interested in booking a performance for a charity of non-profit event. Are Bessy's prices the same for these kind of events?
A. Charity benefits and non-profits looking for a discounted or donated performance are assessed on an individual basis. Bessy donates a select number of performances to charity each year. Please, feel free to contact her for more information.
Q. Can I take pictures/video of the performance?
A. Photos and video are the perfect way to remember your party, and Bessy/the RakSharki Goddesses would love to be a part of those memories! Take as many photos or videos as you would like! Feel free to send Bessy copies of any photos or videos. She would love to see them! No photos or video of Bessy or the RakSharki Godddesses may be taken and sold for profit.
Q. My event is in a public place. Will Bessy and/or the RakSharki Goddesses still be able to perform?
A. Public locations are fine for performances, but Bessy and the RakSharki Goddesses will not be responsible for any permits or permissions required. That is your responsibility. If the venue refuses to allow Bessy and/or the RakSharki Goddesses to perform, the full cost of the performance will still be charged for reserving the date and preparation time.
Q. We would like you to wear a more conservative costume for our event, is that possible?
A. Bessy has a wide variety of costumes and can wear traditional folkloric costuming that covers her arms and belly. If your family, guests, audience, or friends are very traditional and you would prefer the dancer to wear a more conservative costume for your performance, please specify during booking.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
I specialize in Raqs Sharqi, Baladi, and Saidi (cane dance.) My belly dance shows consist of a lot of props.
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
- Escuela de Baile Sabor Latino, HN (Belly Dancer)
- Superior Performing Arts Center (Continuing classes)
- Adobe Certified Associate (Web Designer)
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
If you want to save money and time, hire a performer directly. Never hire an expensive agency to look for a performer for you. In just 20 minutes you can find a professional belly danceronline that is trustworthy and that will delight your guests and start the party!
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
I'm Honduran, 21 years old, and I used to model before getting into belly dance.
- How did you get started?
I tried out a free belly dance class and automatically fell in love with this art form! I continued taking classes in Miami, FL. until I received my certification and started advertising online in 2010.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
Please have this information ready before you begin to look for entertainers:
- The date and time of the event.
- The time you would like the show to start.
- Location of event... What's the Address?
- What's your budget?
- Approx. how many guests will attend your party?
These are just some of the questions you'll get from a professional dancer when you call to book a performer. Also, read the website of the professional entertainment agency, group, or individual before you commit to a contract. It will save you time and money having these handy answers on hand.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I work for about 50-100+ gigs per year. From birthday parties to weddings, to about any occasion there is, except bachelor parties.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
If the clients are happy with the entertainment and want to prolong a performance or show, they can do so for an additional fee.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), scroll down. Those are the kind of questions clients should always ask.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Birthday parties, weddings, girl's night out, and kids parties.