How Long Are Your Shows? What Can I Expect To See?
The length of show may vary slightly depending on music choice but typically lasts for 5 songs or 15-20 minutes. Performances are tailored to each event but typically include lively Arabic pop and some classical Egyptian music. Tipping is not required but it is very much appreciated. Money may be tucked inside Rio’s shoulder strap or belt near the hip or you may simply hand the money to Rio directly. Your enthusiasm (cheers! clapping!) is a great way to show your appreciation as well!
Is This Considered Family Friendly Entertainment?
Absolutely! Rio is friendly and engaging and popular with all age groups. Her performances are always classy and appropriate. Children are often her most enthusiastic audience! It is her common practice to invite them up to dance when it is safe to do so (please, no “guest performers” during sword or fire acts for safety reasons).
Can You Be Booked for Bachelor or Stag Parties?
Oriental dance is not appropriate for all-male gatherings. For the safety and reputation of the dancer we must respectfully decline the invitation.
I’m Ready to Hire Rio! What Do I Do Next?
Great! When you feel you are ready to book Rio for your special event please be sure you have reviewed these basic FAQs and the downloadable dance contract. It is best that you book Rio at least two weeks in advance of your event to allow for proper planning. Dates are reserved upon receipt of the deposit and signed contract. You can check Rio’s availability by contacting her HERE.
What Happens if I Need to Cancel?
If you decide to cancel our arrangements, please notify Rio ASAP so she can make herself available to other clients who might need her services that day. Please understand that all deposits collected up front are non-refundable.