Hiring a belly dancer does not require professional event planner training. It should be a fun and fascinating experience, not intimidating or confusing. If you were able to successfully select a cell phone provider, then hiring a belly dancer will be a piece of cake! Entertainment rates for the San Francisco Bay Area area range from $200 (student/beginner pro level) to $450 for birthday and wedding entertainment. Check out these two articles on how to hire a belly dancer for your wedding, party or event.