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Yara Bellydance

Instructor, Performer, Costumier & Choreographer

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Hire a Belly DancerHiring a skilled dancer who is also a good entertainer is essential to creating the best show possible. A performance should create a wonderful experience for people to remember. Sarah strives to provide professional, mesmerizing, and exciting entertainment to highlight and elevate the overall energy of any event.


Yara is available for events in the U.K. for Restaurants, Parties, Weddings, Festivals, Corporate Events, Night Clubs, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Bachelorette Parties, Concerts, Galas, Corporate Functions, Special Theme Parties (i.e., Moroccan, Arabian Nights), Concerts, Nightclub performances ….etc.Contact Yara for booking and questions:


There is a lot of talk about how to make your reception the most fun, the most original, and the most fabulous! The most traditional wedding entertainment in the Middle East is a bellydancer. The bellydancer is standard fixture in the wedding intertainment and brings good luck to the new couple, while making their wedding the talk of the town! The best time for a bellydance show is anytime after dinner to later in the evening.

Let Yara know either way to ask the bride and groom and guests to dance or not. A Zeffa is another fantastic addition to the entertainment of your wedding.


Historically the the bellydancer led the bride and groom through the streets, bringing them luck and fertility. Today the dancer(s) leads the couple (and often the whole wedding party) dramatically into the reception hall, playing finger cymbals and wearing a sparkling Shamadan (candelabra) on her head. Sarah will need to know the approximate distance or

How long is the show?

A typical show is between 25 - 40 minutes. The dancer may use finger cymbals, swords, veils, and 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 Persian 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. Michelle's music collection also includes Bollywood hits and contemporary Turkish and Persian favorites.


Is tipping appropriate?

Yes. Unless the host has requested otherwise, the dancer will gladly accept tips. Tips may be tucked into the dancer's belt, or thrown above her head as a "money shower".


How far in advance should I make the booking?

It totally depends. It is always better to book the show sooner than later. If you are flexible about the time that the show begins, last minute shows can often be worked in. However, Saturday nights during the holidays and during wedding season (May - September) tend to book out completely.


Can I get a sample DVD?

Performance DVD's are available for agents and overseas venues considering entering into a performance contract. There are also several video clips posted on the videos page.