Enliven Your Event With Belly Dance
In the many cultures, no wedding is complete without a belly dancer! Whether belly dance is part of your culture or a fun addition you have always wanted to explore, we will make your wedding sparkle with elegant, uplifting wedding entertainment custom-crafted just for you. Classy and colorful costumes and props coordinated with your decor; a perfect music playlist created just for your crowd; lots of creative ideas and surprises – this is just the beginning of an unforgettable entertainment experience!
From her dramatic veil dancing to her finger cymbals, you will not be disappointed by hiring the best of Pittsburgh entertainment! All of her packages are customizable for YOUR event. Janim will be happy to work with you to make your event the BEST!
Looking for wedding entertainment ideas? Here are a couple of tried-and-true ways we integrate a belly dance show into your wedding and all the celebrations leading up to it.
Janim dancing with the Bride-to-Be: A fun time at a bridal shower!
Performing with the band!
1001 Nights – Reception/ Cocktail Hour Entertainment: This option is the perfect transition from dinner to dancing! Entertain your guests with a full-length (20-30 minute) belly dance show during the end of your meal or during cocktail hour while they wait for you and your bridal party to arrive!
For increased elegance, consider a 2-part show with a costume change or additional dancers/drummers. Janim works regularly with talented professionals and can assemble the perfect show to suit your occasion. Your guests will thank you for giving them something fun to start off the night! Pricing* begins at $250 for a solo dancer/ $400 for 2 dancers/ $500 for 2 dancers and a drummer.
Zeffa Procession: The zeffa (or zaffa) is a traditional Arabic wedding procession where the belly dancer leads the newlyweds through the room and to their table, often balancing a shamadan (lit candelabra) on her head while playing finger cymbals to symbolically light the way for the couple. (A flameless LED option is used as wedding venues often prohibit fire.) The zeffa can stand alone or serve as a segue into a full belly dance performance.
Janim works with TEAM ZEFFA, drummers and fellow dancer, Jemeena to provide a robust wedding procession. Contact us to find out more! Pricing* begins at $500 for 2 dancers and 2 drummers (recommended minimum for a robust procession).
World Dance Performance: Do you want to dazzle your guests with a round the world dance performance? We will construct a performance catered to your event that brings an international flair to your local venue. Incorporating the sizzle of Brazilian Samba and the elegance of Middle Eastern bellydance, we will captivate your guests with a performance to remember. Pricing starts at $550 with 4 to 5 dancers. Show length typically 30-35 minutes.* (The number of dancers and the addition of live musicians can be customized to meet your needs!)
Bridal Party Choreography: Add a little pizzazz for your Bridal Party with a routine choreographed just for you! Strut on in with hip shaking moves for your entrance or to wow the crowd during the night! This package includes 2 lessons for the Bridal Party leading up to the event, video notes and suggestions. Janim can dance in the choreography along with you or segue into a full performance. Pricing* begins at $250 for the choreography and lessons.
*Pricing does not include travel time
What to expect from Janim and Team Zeffa?
A Quick Response to Your Request, A Fully Customized Performance Package, Professional/Courteous Demeanor, Fabulous Award-Winning Performance and all of your Guests Wow’d and Talking About it for Days!
Interactive Workshops for Bachelorette Parties and Bridal Showers: Treat the Bride to Be and all your guests to a a few hours of girl bonding with a belly dance workshop at your home or the location of your choosing. A classy alternative to the run of the mill bridal shower and bachelorette party festivities!
::: Testimonials :::
“Excellent! Would hire again and again! Janim performed a Belly Dance at my sister’s wedding. We had almost 400 people in attendance and everyone was captivated by her. We received compliment after compliment. She was classy, graceful, and personable. If you’ve ever hired a belly dancer you know that being a good dancer goes beyond the dance moves. Janim connected to the music, the audience and made the whole wedding more fun and authentic! My whole (Lebanese) family was so pleased with her performance and presence at the wedding!” – Nawal Rajeh, Youngstown, OH