Why should you hire Maia? Read below for an FAQ on how to hire a bellydancer.
Is your show family- friendly?
The answer to this one is an emphatic “YES”! My shows are classy, fun, entertaining, and always family friendly.
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
I have been performing since I was four years old, and am extremely comfortable on stage. This makes me adaptable. What kind of show do you want, something HUGE and theatrical, or small, intimate, and with the Guest of Honor as the main focal point? Whatever your whimsy, I have the experience, training, and professionalism to back it up and make your event exactly the way you wanted it to be.
Any insider secrets to share?
In the performing arts, you often get what you pay for. Buyer beware! Dancers invest long hours, not to mention thousands of dollars on instruction, travel, quality costuming, props, and workshops for our continuing education to become professionals. If the dancer you are hiring is offering a much lower price than any other in town, chances are that they have not made those investments.
What important information should buyers have thought through before hiring?
I always ask the same questions- how long do you want your show to be, will there be a guest of honor, what is the occasion, what is the nationality of the groups represented (this helps me make an appropriate music choice)? Also, how are you planning on having music- is there a stereo or Ipod dock close by? Can I use the venue’s sound system? Will it be loud enough to be heard, or should I bring my own sound (this is not a problem)?
What questions should a client ask to hire the right dancer?
How long have you been dancing? What are your specialties? Are you comfortable working with crowds? Do you also teach? Where are you currently teaching or working? Is your show family friendly (the answer to this one should be YES!)?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Know what you want, and communication is key. Do you want a flashy spectacular show that will keep your audience glued to their seats, or do you want a low-key fun show that the family will talk about fondly for years? Then be sure and let me know, so that you get the BEST show for your vision of the entertainment!