5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Belly Dancer for Your Company Holiday Party

The end of the year is coming quick and you are in charge of keeping everyone entertained for the annual office holiday party. The White Elephant Gift Exchange has been done to death and no one is very interested in a good old fashioned sing-a-long. Forget the pin-the-carrot-nose-on-Frosty-the-Snowman game and consider having a cultural dance performance for your company holiday party entertainment. Your co-workers will greatly appreciate the educational and fun diversion!

Hiring a troupe of Chinese acrobats or a kick line of tap dancers might not logistically work out for most holiday parties in a space-limited office or on the boss’s new hardwood floor, but a belly dancer can perform on most home or office surfaces and in small or large spaces. When performed properly by a professional belly dancer, belly dancing is a beautiful and feminine art that anyone can enjoy and appreciate. Hiring a belly dancer for your holiday party is a great way to create a memorable and fun experience for your co-workers.

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Belly dancing at a holiday party in Fremont.

Worried about what the boss will think? Don’t! If you do your research, you will find a wonderful professional belly dancer who is experienced in working with diverse audiences and performs family-friendly belly dance shows. You would be surprised at the difference between a real professional belly dance show and what you may have seen in James Bond movies. A professional belly dancer will not seduce your guests and will not drain your bar. Most professional belly dancers, like myself, uphold very high professional standards and take the shows very seriously. It is our business and from reading customer reviews and viewing performance video clips, you can be assured that you have found a belly dancer you can trust to tastefully entertain your company’s holiday party.

Not fully convinced? Here are 5 more reasons why you should hire a belly dancer for your company holiday party:

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Fremont belly dancer at company holiday party.

1. It’s unexpected

Unless you are having an Arabian Nights themed holiday party or Casablanca themed gala event, you can work in a major element of surprise for your co-workers and friends by having a belly dance performance at your holiday party.

2. A belly dance show creates a shared unusual experience

Sure to leave an impression, belly dancing is a unique way to create fun memories with your guests that will keep them entertained and talking long after the belly dancer has left. Did you know Bob from accounting had such graceful snake arms?

3. Belly dancing will wake up your party guests

Wine and a filling feast are the perfect recipe for falling asleep or leaving a holiday party early. Keep everyone alert and active with an attention-getting belly dance show and audience participation.  Professional belly dancers can custom design a highly entertaining show to keep diverse audience members engaged through the whole show and excited to interact with the belly dancer at the end of the show.

4. Belly dance shows keep the party multicultural and diverse

For an office holiday party, many guests may not celebrate holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah and could feel awkward when made to sing carols or partake in other religious based traditions. A belly dance show is fun and exciting multicultural entertainment that people of all ages and from any background can enjoy. If you have a conservative group, talk to your belly dancer about modest full dress costuming.

5. You really want to see your boss belly dance!

Who wouldn’t want to see their boss shake up the holiday party? Although a professional belly dancer would never force anyone to dance with her, she will definitely encourage special guests and VIPs to get up and learn some new belly dance moves.


Is your company located in the San Francisco Bay Area? I specialize in corporate belly dance performances and have entertained large companies like SanDisk, Herbalife, and Nordstrom and small companies like Asurea Insurance, Physic Ventures, private law, and medical practices. To ensure the best experience for your company holiday party, I will work closely with you to design a custom show taking into account your company background, employee preferences, and overall party atmosphere.  My weekend performances fill up fast so call or email today for a free belly dance performance consultation.




• Meet the Author • Nyla Crystal

Dr. Nyla Crystal holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and performs family-friendly shows for weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events in the Silicon Valley portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. She also co-directs the international award-winning Troupe Scimitar and the Dangerous Beauties Belly Dance show. Learn more about Santa Clara belly dancer, Nyla Crystal.

14 comments… add one

  • What was your most memorable office holiday party moment?

  • Posts like this brighten up my day. Thanks for taikng the time.

  • It is also nice to hire a good belly dancer that make your company holiday event become interesting and also to enjoy your visitors.

    • So many people have never seen a “real” belly dance performance so it is a very fun and interesting experience for them especially when the belly dancing is tasteful and family-friendly.

  • I’ve never attended an event where there are belly dancers. That would be fun and interesting!
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  • I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I REALLY want to attend this show!!!

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  • Very nice belly dance…….

  • Nice info. What will be the average cost of a belly dancer?

  • I don’t like office parties. Even though I am the one to organize them.
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  • these 5 reasons are really appreciative . thanks

  • Such a excellent belly dance for me.. thanks to share with us.
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