Belly Dance Rates by Region | Samira Shuruk | Belly Dancer in Baltimore & Washington, DC

Standard belly dance rates by region
This information is kindly provided to me by dancers from ALL OVER.  Thank you to all those who have contributed. and who continue to email me with information and appreciation!  Please email me with examples of your region’s rates or more up-to date information.  Please feel free to share this page with other dancers. Also join the Biz of Belly Dance group on Facebook and help out discussions, ask questions, make new friends.
This page last updated April 7, 2016.

This list has been created for the express purpose of being a pro-active tool for dancers to gain awareness of the fair rates and professional rate practices in their region.  Remember its about being fair, not forcing higher rates than a region can support, or creating a hostile environment with anyone.
~Most of these rates are examples of minimum or starting rates for newer dancers.
~Variation based on experience is expected. Some rates reflect the variance in the area as has been reported by local dancers.
~These are rates for soloist dancers.  Duet and troupe rates when known are indicated.
~”Restaurant” and “regular venue” rates are for weekly shows.  For shows less than every week, the rates usually are higher and are listed as “party rates”.
~These rates do not reflect extra for mileage, specialties, experience, or special circumstances. You take  your own business expenses into consideration. There are online resources to help you with this knowledge, including files in Biz of Belly Dance on Facebook.
~Smaller towns and cities usually base their rates on those of the nearest greater metro areas.
~Class rates are sometimes listed by what the student pays and sometimes listed by what the teacher is paid.  Please be careful with these differences. The list is dependent upon what is reported, causing some variances.
~Remember, when starting new venues that it is VERY difficult to get a raise once the rate is set.  This means you want to start it at a rate where you’ll be happy two or three years from now. Remember to ask for raises every year or so.
~Communicate up front what you have determined your party rates are to the restaurant so that does not come as a surprise.
~Professional dancers from different regions have sent in “suggested new gig starting rates” not as a rule, but based on research. These rates are based on expenses, history of the region as well as careful observation of owner practices, various types of venues, rates, cos of living and inflation.
~Remember, a show is a show.  Do not “cut it in half” and do two shorter shows.  That’s still two shows and a professional will charge accordingly.
~Holiday rates (New Years, Valentines Day etc) are often either 1 and 1/2 or double, depending upon region. This is based on what the restaurants are charging, that many regular jobs pay time / time and half and that musicians often charge double or even triple. Be fair. Do what is right for you.
~If it’s been more than 2 years since your venue or party rates have been raised… it’s time to address that for the sake of your business.
Here it is. The information as reported:

ALABAMA:
ALASKA:
ARIZONA:
Phoenix, AZ:
**Classes: $10-$15 per hour class **Privates class: $30-$50 per hour **Private Party: starting at $125-175 and up **Restaurants: soloist $50-75 per set, duo: $75 and up per set, troupes: $50 per set up to $300 for two 30 minute sets
ARKANSAS:
Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas River Valley:
**BELLYGRAM – 10 minute performance $100-150 **BACHELORETTE PARTY/GIRLS NIGHT OUT – Short performance with 30 minute mini-lesson $175-200
**RESTAURANTS – 1 set $75, 2 sets $100 (1 set = 15 min) **Troupe rates per 15 minute set: **PARTIAL TROUPE (2-3 dancers) $100-125
**FULL TROUPE (4+ dancers) $150-200 **FULL SHOW (30-40 minute performance) $200-250

**CLASSES $10-15/hour (per person)**PRIVATE LESSONS $25/hr
CALIFORNIA:
San Francisco and San Jose, CA:
** Private parties $275 mini show- $350 and up standard **Weddings start at $350 ** Restaurants $75-150 for 1 show. (these rates have improved several times since this page started due to online discussions and community support. Yay!)
Los Angeles, and Orange County, CA:
**Belly grams (10 minute show) starting at $150. Private Parties (20 min) starting at $200- $350, Wedding with zeffa (short zeffa set plus one set) $400+ Additional shows at same event starting at $100 (depending on wait time)
**Group Classes $10 – $20 **Private Lessons $30 – $75
**Restaurant work: $30 – $85* Some restaurants pay hourly wages plus tips
Southern California desert communities, CA:
**Private Parties: ranging from $125 and up. $175 and up is common with longer travel times. **Group classes: $35-50 for 4 **Restaurant work: $50-$85 per show

**Mini show (15 minutes) $200, **Classic show (20 plus audience participation) $250 and up, **Party Performance (20 min) plus lesson (30 min) $350 ** Restaurant Rates- one show $75, two shows $100. These are pro dancers outside of the major undercutting school.
SanDiego and surrounding areas: with undercutting running rampant, unfortunately. Dancers: Quality dancers stick to quality rates that support their business.
**Parties $150 AND UP (close by), $175-$200 and up for out in the county
**bellygram (10 min) $125-$150  **weddings $250 and up for belly dance show OR zeffa $300 and up for both **regular restaurants $40/$50 and up for 1 show **New venues should be $50 or higher **classes $10/12 registered or $13-$15 drop in.  **private classes $40-$60

COLORADO:
Boulder/Denver, CO:
**$125-$200 plus travel etc per show for Denver/Boulder (1/2 hour) – restaurants $65 for one/$85 for two
CONNECTICUT:
**Restaurants- $100/20 min show. **Parties: $225-$300 for 20-30 minute show **regular class rates $20 drop in, $15 for 10 or more. **Troupe rates $450 for duet 30 minute. ** Hen party $250-$300 plus.
DELAWARE:
**Lower Delaware: Restaurant rates: $75-100 for a 20 minute show.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
Washington DC and Baltimore, MD greater metro areas:
** Parties $250-$400 per 20 min show ** Restaurants $100-$150 per show up to 20 minutes. New venues should be started at a minimum of $120 per show.  We have several venues paying $120-$150 for one 20 minute show.
**Most experienced performers are charging $300 or more for a party.
If it’s been more than 2 years since your venue or party rates have been raised… it’s time to address that for the sake of your business. Double or more New Years and major holidays. More for mileage.
**Troupe rates. A troupe is 3 or more dancers: Professional troupe rates: $200 per dancer per 20 minute show. **Weddings often pay $1500-$3000 for a  show. Really large troupes may go for $150 per dancer. Not below.
FLORIDA:

North Florida:
**Restaurants 2-3 15 minute sets, $30 and up per set
Miami, Florida:
** $175 to $300 for private parties for 15-30 minute show ** $100-$125 plus tips for restaurant gigs, 2 or 3 sets (plus a meal at some restaurants!) ** $40-$60 Private lesson ** $10-$15 regular group classes
Tampa, FL:
**Restaurants: minimum $75 per set, usually 2 set minimum **Private Parties: starting at $125 **Classes: $12 per 90 minutes **Private classes: $45-50 per hour plus any studio fees
Melbourne, FL:
** $125 -350 private party, 15-20 min. show ** $75-$100 restaurant 2-3 15 minutes sets ** $10-$15 One hour group, classes ** $25-50 Private classes, 1 hour
Orlando, FL:
**Party (local) $200 and up for 35 min show.  **Party outside Orlando $300 and up **Party with fire (local) $350 **party with fire (outside Orlando) $450. **Restaurant once a month all year $175 **restaurant weekly $150 **private lessons $40/hr
GEORGIA:
Atlanta GA rates:
**Large, popular restaurants: $100-130. for one 20 minute show **small, rural restaurants: $75 and up **Private Parties: starting at $150/15min – $300/30min **classes: $12 **private classes: $40/hour (this is for Atlanta, Decatur, Kenesaw (sp), Alpharetta and Marietta areas)
HAWAII:
IDAHO:
**Boise: $150 “Belly Gram,” $185 for a 20-35 minute 5 part show, $250 for longer shows with mini lesson, and $100 each additional dancer. Add extra for travel.
ILLINOIS:
Chicago:**Base performance rates (thus add on mileage):Belly Gram – (10 – 15 min) $150. Though I have been told not to leave the house for 200. Shimmy Party(10min performance + 30 min lesson) $250. Classic Bellydance Routine(25-45 minutes) $250-$350.
Weddings $400. Instruction $125 per instructional hour.Restaurants with CD: $100 plus all tips for one set $150-170 plus all tips for two **  Restaurants with band: $100 and up for one set (no tips), two sets: $150-175. Nicer places may pay $200-350 for two sets.
St Louis, MO and southern Illinois:
**15-min show at a private party = min $100, 15-min show at a restaurant = min $50, 1 hour private lesson = $25-$35
INDIANA: **Restaurants: $100 for half hour of dancing (two 15 mins sets), or $150 for one hour. Dancers always keep the tips.
**Party Gigs: minimum $150 (depending on event). Average gig with one 20-30 mins show $250+tips and gas money, hotel if necessary.
IOWA:
Iowa City, Iowa:
** $50 and up for one 15-20 minute restaurant show, $75 and up for two sets of that length in the same night ** $50 for a one-hour private lesson ** Group classes: if someone pays for a series of multiple classes (say, 6-8 week session)
classes are $8-$10 per one-hour class, but drop-in onesy-twosy rate lies in the $12.50-$15.00 range.
KANSAS:
KENTUCKY:
Louisville, KY:
**Parties (10 min belly grams): starting at $125+, **full shows $200 and up  **wedding or other gala $300 and up for up to 30 min show** party lesson : $200, **Party lesson plus mini show $250, **Classes: $7 – $12 **Private Lessons: $30 – $50/hr. **Restaurants: $35-45/ set.

Lexington, KY: **Parties: 15-20 min belly grams starting at $225, **full show 30 min starting at $250,
weddings or other gala starting at $400 for 30 min,**party lesson and mini show $350
**Classes: $12-15 with discounted rates for paying for multiple classes **Private Lessons: $45 – $60/hr.
**Restaurants: $60-100 per set with 2 set minimum and contract for weekly shows.
LOUISIANA:
New Orleans Metro area including Gulfport MS:
**Parties: Bellygram (one song): $120, Standard show (3 songs): $250, Standard show with fire apparatus: $350, Standard show with 2 dancers: $450
Wedding/Corporate Party (one dancer with standard show): $500
** Regular venues: Venue with weekly dancing (one dancer onsite for two hours with four 3-song sets within the time frame): $120, Venue with bi-weekly dancing: $175, Venue with monthly dancing with a signed 6 month contract: $200
MAINE:**Bellygram 10-15 minutes $150-$175
Ladies nights: $175-$250 per hour
Restaurants/ongoing: $125 per dancer for 3 sets in 2 hours, no costume change – 2 shows no costume change $160
New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine:

MARYLAND:
Washington DC and Baltimore, MD greater metro areas:
** Parties $250-$400 per 20 min show ** Restaurants $100-$150 per show up to 20 minutes. New venues should be started at a minimum of $120 per show.  We have several venues paying $120-$150 for one 20 minute show. **Most experienced performers are charging $300 or more for a party.
If it’s been more than 2 years since your venue or party rates have been raised… it’s time to address that for the sake of your business. Double or more New Years and major holidays. More for mileage.
**Troupe rates. A troupe is 3 or more dancers: Professional troupe rates: $200 per dancer per 20 minute show. **Weddings often pay $1500-$3000 for a  show. Really large troupes may go for $150 per dancer. Not below.
MASSACHUSETTS:
Boston MA:
**Belly gram 15 – 20 minutes starts at $150, Standard show: $200 and up, 45 minute lesson + performance starts at $300, Restaurant rates, better restaurants $75 per 20 min – 30 min set. Last minute gigs $300 and up.
MICHIGAN:
Southeast Michigan, Detroit Metro area:
Nightclub show $100 and up **wedding dinner show (30 min w CD) $250 **zeffa $200 **weddng show with zeffa $300-$350 and up, **regular party $250 and up
MINNESOTA:
Updated Aug. 2016 –
There is a dancer organizatio in Minneapolis that sets minimum wage guidelines. Those guidelines are:
**Restaurants and clubs with ongoing, regularly scheduled dancing: $75 for one show $90 for 2, $110 for 3 .
**$30 charge if performance is cancelled after the dancer has arrived  **Restaurant one-time event generally should charge private party rate. **Minimums set for private parties and weddings, but dancers may charge more ** private party: Minimum $175 and up for 1 show any length up to 30 min or private party lesson up to 60 min (extra fees for extra time, performances, distance, excessive wait time, or other conditions) **wedding performance $225 minimum; add minimum $50 if performance includes zaffa with dancer plus a show later in the evening. More for specialties etc **classes $12-$16 for 1.5 hr class $15-$18 for 2 hr classes (drop ins–many programs offer package deals.)
MISSISSIPPI:
Jackson, Mississippi:
**Basic Bellygram: (2 songs/ less than 10 min) $100 in Metro Jackson area **Bellygram  – 20 minute/ up to 3 dancers $300 **Classes: $15 for a drop in **Private lesson: $40/hour **There are currently no restaurants that pay dancers in $$ (ouch!)
Gulfport MS (and New Orleans metro area:
**Parties: Bellygram (one song): $120, Standard show (3 songs): $250, Standard show with fire apparatus: $350, Standard show with 2 dancers: $450
Wedding/Corporate Party (one dancer with standard show): $500
** Regular venue: Venue with weekly dancing (one dancer onsite for two hours with four 3-song sets within the time frame): $120, Venue with bi-weekly dancing: $175, Venue with monthly dancing with a signed 6 month contract: $200
MISSOURI:
St Louis, MO and southern Illinois:
**15-min show at a private party = min $100, 15-min show at a restaurant = min $50, 1 hour private lesson = $25-$35
MONTANA:
NEBRASKA:
NEVADA:
NEW HAMPSHIRE:
**Bellygram 10-15 minutes $125-$150, Standard Show 15-20 minutes $200 – $350 plus travel, Deluxe Show two 15 minute sets $300-$325, Add a 30 minute lesson $50 or more, Add a 60 minute lesson $100, ladies nights: $125-$250 per hour **Restaurants/ongoing: 15-20 minute show $100. Two sets with costume change, $160. Troupe Rates $75-$125 per dancer **classes $10-$15/hr
NEW JERSEY:
New York City and surrounding metro area (Northern New Jersey):
** Parties $250-$400 for one 20 min show ** Restaurants $75-200. New venues should be started at $100 or more.  Many are paying $150 now.  Double or more New Years

**Other New Jersey rates: restaurant: $100 and up ** Private party rate: starting at $200-220 for 15 minute set **Weddings etc start at $300 **Restaurant rates in southern Jersey  might be different-most bistros have  no liquor license

NEW YORK: **Buffalo: Parties: short, up to 15 minute performance should run $150 and up. Longer shows $225 and up. These are all soloist rates.
Venues (an ongoing gig, such as weekly or  monthly) starting at $100 per short night (two sets or three very short sets)
Classes: $9-$12 per class/per person.
Demo class for women’s party $150 and up in studio. More with travel.
weddings $225 and up per dancer for a full wedding set. (20-25 minutes) with Shamandan extra
**YORK: New York City and surrounding metro area: ** Parties $250-$400 AND UP for one 20 min show ** Restaurants $100-200. New venues should be started at $100 or more.  Many are paying $150 now.  Double or more New Years. More for Mileage.
**Syracuse: PARTIES:$150-$175 for a 5-15 minute show. $200 for a 20 minute show or a brief show & a 30 minute mini-lesson (hip scarves for purchase extra). REGULAR VENUES $100-$125 for a restaurant

NORTH CAROLINA:
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (The Triangle):
**Party rates: $125 and up 10-15 min show (additional  show $75 each)
**$175 and up 15-25 min show (additional show $100 each)
**15-25 min show for wedding or other large event $200
**$225 and up for 25-30 min show ending with audience participation
**$175 and up- 10-15 min show with a group lesson (such as hen parties)
**Added costs include travel outside the Triangle, last minute bookings and double for New Years.
**Restaurants – two shows $75-$100
NORTH DAKOTA:
OHIO:
Cleveland Ohio: *Restaurants regular weekly show $75 (2 sets – average 15min ea.)
Night Clubs regular weekly show $80 (1 set 15min)
**Private Parties $125-$150 and up (1 set 20min)
Columbus, OH:
**Private parties: starting at $125 and up.  Some formal events over $250 for one show **Restaurant rates: ranging from $50-75 for one show, $100-$135 for two shows  **Group lessons: $10-15/hr/student **Private lessons: $35-45
Dayton and Cincinnati OH:
**party rate $200 and up. Regular venue rates: $45-$60 per show, 2 show minimum.
OKLAHOMA:
Tulsa:
**$100 +tips for restaurants/hookah lounges, this is usually two 15-20 minute sets.  Weddings & private parties $125-$150 for one 20 – 25 minute set.
OREGON:
PENNSYLVANIA:
Philadelphia:
** Parties $175-250 ** Restaurants: Currently $90-$125 for 1-4 shows in a night.  New gig recommendation: $100-$150 for 1 – 2 20 minute shows minimum. The rate per show should be such that they only want / can afford 1 or 2  shows.
PUERTO RICO:
RHODE ISLAND: **Restaurant rates are around $60 for a 20 minute set. Private parties are $175-$250 for a 15-20 minute set
Group classes are $10-$12 per class with a class card, $15-$20 for drop-ins Private lessons are $40-$50 per hour
SOUTH CAROLINA:
SOUTH DAKOTA:
TENNESSEE:
TEXAS:
Dallas, Fort Worth TX:
**Restaurants: $75-$100 per show or $150 for 2.**New Venues should start at a minimum of $75/20 min show. Private Party: $200-225 minimum for one set (15 min) ** $250-$300 and up for 20-30 min show.  Additional show $100 and up. **Classes: $15-20 drop in, $10-15 ea with multi class card **Private class: $40.   **Hen parties with short show $300 and up. Without short show $250 and up. **Group shows- minimum $200/dancer/hr onsite
Houston, TX:
**Restaurant (2016!): $125 per set (15-20 min), Private Party: $200 and up for one set (15-20 min), additional $25 outside Beltway 8 but still in Houston. ** $250-$300 and up for 20-30 min show.  Additional show $150 and up. Troupe rates: $175 PER dancer for our private parties – though sometimes a discount for more than two dancers. Bella Donna also does a signature 2-girl show 5 nights a week in Houston. We charge $100 per dancer (so $200 total) for this show and it is 30 minutes in length.
Killeen / Fort Hood (including Harker Heights and Copperas Voce areas):
**bellygrams (10-15 min) $150 and up **Hens night (1hr lesson plus mini show) $175-$225 **weddings $250 and up **restaurants $100 and up for 2x 15-20 min shows **nightclubs one off events $175 and up for up to 20 min. Regular/repeat bookings $125 and up for 2 shows up to 20 min each. **classes $40/month or $15 drop ins **private lessons $50/hr
San Antonio:
**Restaurant prices: $100 for two sets (+tips)
**Private Parties for ONE dancer: Starting rate will be $150 for one set (10- 12 min) Not including travel fees if farther than 20 miles from residence.
**Troupes start at $150 for one dancer then 100 per person is what we considered fair.
**Duets: Starting at $250 for two sets (One set each dancer 10 -12 min a set)
UTAH:
Southwest utah:
**Parties $175 and up per 20 minute show
VERMONT:
New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine:
**Bellygram 10-15 minutes $125-$150, Standard Show 15-20 minutes $200 – $350 plus travel, Deluxe Show two 15 minute sets $300-$325, Add a 30 minute lesson $50 or more, Add a 60 minute lesson $100, ladies nights: $125-$250 per hour **Restaurants/ongoing: 15-20 minute show $100. Two sets with costume change, $160. Troupe Rates $75-$125 per dancer **classes $10-$15/hr
VIRGINIA:
Washington DC and Baltimore, MD greater metro areas:
** Parties $250-$400 per 20 min show ** Restaurants $100-$150 per show up to 20 minutes. New venues should be started at a minimum of $120 per show.  We have several venues paying $120-$150 for one 20 minute show. **Most experienced performers are charging $300 or more for a party.
If it’s been more than 2 years since your venue or party rates have been raised… it’s time to address that for the sake of your business. Double or more New Years and major holidays. More for mileage.
**Troupe rates. A troupe is 3 or more dancers: Professional troupe rates: $200 per dancer per 20 minute show. **Weddings often pay $1500-$3000 for a  show. Really large troupes may go for $150 per dancer. Not below.
WASHINGTON (STATE):
Seattle, WA:
**clubs/restaurants, for 20 minute show: Some places still paying minimum $50. Most paying $60 -$80, with new gigs aiming for $80 and up. **parties: starting at $200 **classes: $10-15 **privates: $35+
Spokane, WA:
** clubs/restaurants $70/two shows (plus tips). Classes: $12/drop in, $40/month, $50 privates.
WEST VIRGINIA: For the West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky Tri-State areas:
**Parties $200-$400 per 20 minute show
** $75-$250 for 1-4 10 minute shows (rates vary according to frequency and location)
In Huntington, WV- Classes range from $7.50-$12.50 depending on venue and registration
**Private lessons $25-$50 an hour
WISCONSIN:
Milwaukee, WI
**BellyGram – (2 songs, apprx 10 min show) $85 and up **Full Set – (apprx 20 min show) $125 and up **Performance + Mini Lesson (2 song, 10 minute performance & 30 minutes of basic instruction) $200 for up to 20 guests **Mini-Lesson only – $50 per half hour **Restaurants (waiting for more info).
Northern Wi,
** Party $100 for 10-15 min show, if you add a mini lesson it’s $150, and ‘ambience’ – wandering around and interacting with the audience – is $30 per half hour.
**Party lesson (1/2 hour) is $120 for up to 30 participants. 1 hour intro lesson (also usually for parties) is $150 for up to 20.
**Workshops are flat rate $150 per hour. Alternately a $100 deposit, or then 70/30 split if the 70% goes over $100.
**Private lessons are $70per hour, $60 for Skype lessons.
WYOMING:

Common International rates
Australia:
Sydney: Standard restaurant gig is 20 mins between $120-150. Private functions start and $300 and up and needs to be quoted case by case.
Perth: Restaurants $80-$100 for 15-20 min show. Other venues: $100-$150 per dancer for 15-20 min show.  Double New Years Eve.
Parties $200 for dancer, or $150/per dancer (if troupe) for 15-20 min show.  Or $250 and up for 2 x 15 min shows.
The Netherlands:
**Restaurants: 75 euro for two 10 minute shows **Private parties: 175-200 euro for 15/20 minute show **Corporate parties: 15/20 minute show 200+ euro. **Cultural events, charity etc: 75-150 euro **Classes: 7E/hr, Private classes: 20 Euro **Bachelorette party, or party “workshop”: 2 hours, 200 E for up to 10 people.  20 E per person over 10.
Belgium:
**Classes: Paid in packages of 10- 10E/1,5 hour class; 7,5E/hour class **Studio workshops, range between 10E and 15E per hour, depending on topic and level. **Private classes, between 30-50E per hour **Introworkshops on location 125E for up to two hours. 50E per additional hour. **Bachelorette party (mini performance, 45min teaser lesson, tea session), 200 E **Parties: 1 set, 10 to 20 minutes, 175-200E; 2 sets of 10-15min each with costume change, 250-300E.
**Parties with two dancers, 150€ per dancer for the first set, 100€ for each additional set (per dancer), 300 E
**Restaurant: 1 set of 15 min, 100E.
Athens, Greece:
**Parties 200 euro + for 2 sets **Weddings 300 euro + for an hour **Restaurands 100 euro for a set **Massive Oriental Clubs 150 euro + for an hour and more **Small Oriental Cafe’s 50 for 15 min
Malta:
**10-15 min 125-150 Euro **20-40 min 250-300 Euro **costume changes 50 Euro **Christmas/New Years Eve double **waiting time 25 Euro first 30 min, 40 Euro second 30 min, max one hour between shows. *classes 6-12 Euro per hour class *12-16 Euro per class drop in rates
Germany:
**Party rate: 18-20 min show 185-215 E plus travel fee **bellygram 10-12 min show 155-175E plus travel. **Corporate show 25-35 min or more than one show 295-495 E plus travel **weekly class rates 8-10E /hr **private class rate 30-40E per hr plus studio rental fees
UK:
**private party  £150-£200 for 20 minute set divided in one or 2 costume changes
£60 **restaurant gig: 3 different songs with 20-30 minutes breaks in between each one, each time with costume change£30-40/h **private lessons£70/h **workshops £9/h – drop in class  (1 hour) or £8/h for drop in class (1 hour) paid in a course
Brighton, UK:
**private party – £100 – 15 min set or £150 for 20 minute set divided in one or 2 costume changes£60 **restaurant gig: 3 different songs with 20-30 minutes breaks in between each one, each time with costume change £30/h **private lessons £60-70/h – workshops
£7/h – drop in class or £6/h for drop in class paid in a course
Oxford, UK:
**Teaching weekly classes – £20 to £30 per hour.**
Private lessons – £25 to £40 per hour.**Teaching one-off workshops – £60 to £100 per hour**Private parties: £100-£150 for one set. Gets complicated for multiple sets.**Restaurants: £65 absolute minimum but usually £85+

CANADA:
Ottawa, Ontario Canada:
**Restaurants(weekly shows): $100 for one 15 minute set, $150 for two 15 minute sets on the same night **Private Parties: $175-$200 15 minute set **Weddings: $225-$250 zeffa and 15 minute set **Private lessons: $50-$100 per hour (may or may not include studio rental) **Regular classes pay: $25-$30 per hour with community centres and school boards, $40-$60 per hour at dance and fitness studios
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
**Party $110 and up for 15-20 min show (add for travel) **Hen parties 125-225 or more.  **teaching minimum $25/hr
Toronto and Greater Toronto area:
**Weekly Restaurant: $130-$150 for 20-25min set
**Weddings, Birthday party, etc: starting at $250 and up to $400+ depending upon location for one 20-25min set. (Most professional dancers are based in downtown Toronto and charge more based on the distance of the gig).  *if a client would like a second show within an hour of the first show a small discount may apply – most dancers discount $50 (some charge full price)
**Zeffa: $225-$300 per performer, price increases based on distance.
**Private lessons: $60-$100, based on teacher’s experience and expertise.
Vancouver and suburbs:
**15 minute restaurant gigs for $75-100, **single 15 minute set private parties for no less than $150 – $175 per dancer (more for specialty props & costume changes, yet more for travel or prime nights), **multi-set events or concerts for no less than $200 – $250 per dancer minimum, (some charge more for live music). New Years Eve doubles the price for everything.
St Johns, Newfoundland:
**10-15 minute set at restaurant $100 per dancer.**10-15 minute set at private parties $200 (troupe).**1-2 pieces at a staged show or event, $200+ (troupe).**60 minute mini-lesson at private party, $15 per participant with $200 minimum.**Price increases for travel, special requests, corporate events and weddings.
Edmonton, Alberta:
**Restaurant show – $100
**Private event – starting at $200, 20-25 minutes
**Prices double on NYE. All soloist rates.