Just like any other art/entertainment form, belly dance can be skewed and distorted by people who are under-educated or don’t care. A professional show will always be family friendly. This is one of the reasons it is so important to research and hire the right belly dance entertainer for your event. Cheaper isn’t always better.
Sometimes belly dance can be sensual or sexy but a professional will not be sleezy or slutty. No, belly dancers are not “harem” girls dancing for a sultan (though some dancers do wrap people up in birthday turbans). Nor are we strippers (so no all male party invites please). It can be confusing to know what you are getting since there are so many different types of performers out there, some of who give belly dance this negative impression. Always make sure to watch video and ask questions when you are hiring for your event.
The answer is yes, bellydance is family friendly and a great source of party entertainment. Watching everyone enjoying themselves and up together dancing is one of the highlights to being a belly dance entertainer. I personally love dancing with children at my events. I think they are adorable and the girls love seeing the sparkly costumes. I created special packages just for children’s parties.
(originally posted 1/14/14)
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