✨Linette LaTurka Belly Dancer✨
Responds in about 4 hours
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
✨Making it look easy is only just one part of our job ✨ ⭐️Those who work as entertaining artists know that the most of our costs goes into the prep work it takes to pull off a dance routine set. ⭐️A Belly Dancer will have spent time putting together music appropriate for clientele, practicing and going over a dance set to selected music, picking the right costume (ensuring we choose the right dress for the appropriate audience), time spent on makeup and traveling to the location of the event. ⭐️A professional belly dancer will have invested money 💰 for high end belly dance dresses, props, and training. All this comes out of our pocket to ensure we not only look the part but can coordinate a high end show. ⭐️And often times, working personally with DJ's and or Party Planners to pull off a flawless set . ⭐️Also the cost of traveling expenses is added, depending on whether gas/tolls are coming out of the dancers pocket. ✨You may ask, "why not hire the less dancer?" the one who charges $100 to my $275. You could. But there is a reason why that dancer is charging less then the going rate. Most likely, the lower cost dancer is a student or hobbyist. They are not fully developed as a trained dancer, commonly unreliable, may not know how to prepare a set, answers your specific questions due to inexperience, and most likely NOT provide the type of trained entertainment that you and your guests deserve. You and your guests will see right through their inexperience. It can make what was supposed to be a fun and memorable show, an awkward and uncomfortable one. It really does boil down to "you get what you pay for." ✨As a client you are paying for all that has made it possible for a Belly Dancer to perform professionally and exquisitely for the entertainment you deserve. It may seem like such a short amount of time, the performance itself, but there are years and countless hours of training, that have gone into that 20-30 minute set. All that hard work has created an illusion that the dance looks easy! :-) So when it comes to quality, price does say it all.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
✨ My typical process for working with a customer is to figure out not only the date and the time of the event but what kind of event is being hosted. Is it a birthday party or is it a wedding? It helps to know what kind of event is being hosted so I may customize the performance. ✨I find it important to investigate the culture of the clients and their guess so I can bring the appropriate music for the show. I want to bring people together so playing music of a specific cultural influence does just that. ✨ I also ask if there will be a sound system or DJ at the event. This is important since the appropriate system is in place to play my music. NOTE: if there is a DJ I usually do reach out to them and send them my music so that the show can proceed seamlessly. ✨ I also ask for a deposit to reserve the date and time which is important. It’s a commitment from my clients and from myself and shows good faith. ✨ And I am always a text message or phone call away if questions come up later after the initial call ! 📞
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
✨I have 10 years of experience under my sequin belt. ✨I have taken countless classes and workshops throughout the years, with world renowned instructors, and continue my education to this day. ✨ Learning never stops and that same theory is applied to my dance education.