FAQs for events & classes

What should I consider when hiring Ariya to perform?

  • Space for Ariya to keep her things whilst she is performing and space for her to get ready

  • How long do you want Ariya to perform for? Typically, a set lasts for approx 25 minutes - this can be tailored to your event though

  • Adequate music system and format of music required for the day (USB/PHONE/BLUETOOTH)

Can I hire more than 1 dancer?

Yes - Ariya has contacts with many bellydancers and this can be arranged

How much does it cost to hire Ariya to perform?

The price is based on a number of factors. Factors such as the length of the performance, timing, time of year, location and type of event. Performances outside of London that require additional travel time will be charged accordingly. Ariya may also be able to recommend a more local belly dancer.

Can Ariya travel outside of London?

Yes - Ariya is available to travel outside of London. Please note, additional charges will be factored into the price to account for travel time and cost.

Why hire a bellydancer?

A bellydancer adds an extra sparkle to your event making it absolutely unforgettable. Ariya is friendly and very interactive, sure to get your guests having plenty of fun! A bellydancer adds the WOW factor and is suitable for all crowds

Is this family friendly entertainment?

Yes - Ariya performs for mixed crowds or female only crowds. The performances are family friendly

Can I choose the music and colour of costume?

Yes - Ariya is able to tailor her costume and music requirements for your event

What if Ariya is unavailable for the date and time of my event?

Ariya will try her best to be available for your event, unfortunately it is not always possible. Ariya may suggest alternative timings, if this still does not work for you then Ariya can recommend another professional dancer.

I am a beginner, can I learn from Ariya?

Of course! Ariya will give you in depth breakdowns, suitable for people of all skill levels!

What should I wear to learn?

Comfortable clothes such as gym wear. Loose fitting clothes that are easy to move around in. You can also wear a hip scarf if you wish.

I have injuries, can I still learn?

If you have clearance from your doctor then yes. Please let Ariya know of any injuries you may have so she can make sure the movements are adapted to prevent further injury

What are the benefits of learning bellydance?

There are many benefits of learning bellydance, here are a few:

  • Boosted confidence

  • Increased mobility

  • Increased flexibility

  • Improved body form

I feel self conscious, do I need to show my belly during class?

No! The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable when you are learning, having your belly on display is completely up to you