What Is a Reasonable Cost to Hire a Belly Dancer for a Birthday Party?

A belly dancer's performance rates vary according to region and the dancer's experience. The show may cost as little as $125 or as much as $300 or more.

Many dancers offer a bellygram option in which they perform one song for $125 to $170. A full show, perhaps with fire or other props, may cost upwards of $400. Many performers offer discounts for reoccurring shows in restaurants or other venues.

Dance troupes invest a good deal of money in preparing for performances. Their costumes cost between $300 and $1500. The training is expensive, and the dancers spend significant amounts of time selecting music and practicing.