Add excitement and magic to your event with the art of Bellydance!
Maybe you're looking for that magic ingredient to make your wedding extra special, your bachelorette party a blast, or your restaurant really stand out from the crowd. Whatever kind of event you're looking to create, bellydance by a true professional can take it to the next level.
Laura has been delighting audiences from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds with her engaging and professional performances for fifteen years. You can rest assured that your event will be a hit as Laura will work with you to create just the kind of show you're looking for!
Packages and Rates
All prices are standard minimum for downtown Halifax. Rates depend on date, location, frequency, and any special circumstances. For New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the price is double. Standard show length is 5-15 minutes, if you would like a longer performance, Laura suggests two separate sets to work within your guests' attention span.
Solo Bellydance Performance
by Laura Selenzi
The Classic Show
A timeless crowd-pleaser at every occasion. Popular at weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and more. Completely customizable to your event, this exciting show typically includes a sweeping and elegant veil entrance number, upbeat dancing, audience participation and a climactic drum solo. Laura specializes in classic Egyptian style bellydance, so you're in for a treat!
1 set: $200
2 sets (up to 1 hour apart): $300
3 sets (up to 1 hour apart): $375
Looking to stand out from the crowd and really wow your guests? Restaurants and nightclubs offering multiple bookings of at least 4 shows get a special rate! This exciting show includes all the elements of The Classic performance, including pulling up guests to show off for their friends. Let Laura work with you to match her music, dance style, and costuming to your unique establishment to create the perfect atmosphere. Laura can also arrange different dancers each week if it's variety you're after.
One 20-min set or two 10-min sets (within 1 hour): $125
3 sets (within 2 hours): $250
Spectacular Wedding Performance
Solo, Duet or Group Bellydance
Bellydance is a traditional part of Arabic weddings, and is said to bring good luck, abundance and prosperity to the happy couple. If you like, this joyful show includes getting the bride, groom and guests up to dance!
This is your day, so please let us know any requests for costuming, props, music selection, etc. Can be performed as a solo, or with two or more dancers for an opulent extravaganza! Let us wow you with dramatic props like shamadan (candelabra) veils, swords, and more! Or, keep it simple and let the beauty of Arabic dance shine on it's own.
Check out an example video here.
Solo shows start at $300, duets at $400
Zeffah Wedding Procession
Historically the Zeffah was a traditional wedding procession where the bellydancer led the bride and groom through the streets, bringing them luck and fertility. Today the dancer 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.
Starts at $200, less if added onto wedding package!
Duet Bellydance Performance
Classic or Fusion style
with Cabaret Serpentine
Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan are Cabaret Serpentine, a dynamic and hypnotic duo showcasing the traditional roots as well as the evolving modern potential of bellydance. Both professional bellydancers, Cabaret Serpentine has been entertaining audiences in Halifax and across Canada for as well as producing their own full scale sold-out shows. Let us wow you with a duet performance using a dynamic mix of solo's and duet numbers.
Aside from classic bellydance, Laura and Monique can also offer Bollywood Indian fusion style dancing, and various specialty props such as Isis wings (pictured), swords, hand candles, and shamadan (traditional Egyptian candelabra headpiece). Ask us for details!
1 set $350
2 sets $400
Duet Bellydance Performance
Traditional Egyptian style
with Laura Selenzi and Tina Afsana
Looking for a more traditional Arabic show? Professional performers Laura and Tina are dedicated to representing the beauty of classic Egyptian style bellydance. Let us showcase a mix of traditional folklore and show-stopping modern bellydance for your discerning audience!
1 set $350
2 sets $400
Weddings start at $400
Group Bellydance Performance
with Cabaret Serpentine Egyptian Dance Company
A group of highly skilled dancers creates excitement, energy and a truly dynamic show. Perfect for cultural events, weddings, festivals and corporate functions. Performances can include 3-5 dancers.
3 dancers: $450
4 dancers: $500
5 dancers: $600
6 dancers: $650
For booking inquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (902) 412-8823
"You were amazing!!!! The best money spent on my wedding!" -Suzie, bride
"We were thrilled with your performance to say the least. All of our guests commented how beautiful and entertaining it was. [You two] are so talented. Thank you again." -Natalie, bride
"You did a wonderful performance, we couldn't have asked for anything better! You looked absolutely stunning and your dance was amazing!" - Samira, entertainment organizer
"On behalf of [my husband] and myself, I wanted to thank you for your beautiful performance. You added that touch of exotic-ness! Many guests complemented your work to us; you were fantastic." - Parisa, bride
"...Laura was absolutely fantastic, and everyone has been raving about the performance. She was professional and wonderful, and very engaging with the crowd (not to mention a very enthusiastic four year old). Many people have come up to us saying how much it opened their eyes to a new form of incredible dancing. It was the perfect touch to our wedding!" - Stephanie, bride
"You were a big hit at our wedding! Thank you for performing...and for being easy going with everything I needed, it turned exactly how I imagined!" - Rund, bride
"...Laura was over the top. Great poise, competence, confidence and talent." - Albert, audience member
"Laura has a great presence on stage in the tradition of Samia Gamal, and her hips were born to Bellydance."
- Yasmina Ramzy, Artistic Director, Arabesque Academy and Dance Company
"I highly recommend Laura as dancer...I am confident that she would change
any gathering from the expected to the captivating." - Melissa Cartwright, Founder, Halifax Burlesque Society
"Laura has always acted professionally and has at every chance exceeded all expectations. I will not hesitate to work with her in the future, I consider her to be talented beyond the level of many of her peers."- Richard A. Burke aka Ivan Bellari V.P., Director, Swift and Bellari Varieties