February 8, 2017 Free Belly Dance Class with Nina Amaya
March 8- Regular Weekly classes begin, adults and children
March 11, 2017 Aubergine with the York Symphony Orchestra in "Salome"
April 1st, 2017 Aubergine and Brinjal at Light City Baltimore
Hire an Excellent Belly Dancer! Or two. Or twelve.
Nina Amaya and Aubergine dancers perform and teach at parties. We can send from one to twelve dancers, depending on the size and budget of your event. From corporate galas to children's birthday parties, and everything in between, let us know your vision for the event so we can arrange an entertainment package that is uniquely suited to you and your guests! Please inquire for troupe rates; they vary by event, distance and number of dancers.
Lessons & Performance Rates
Basic Party Package - Performance
A spirited and glamorous belly dance performance is an excellent addition to any festive event! 15-20 minutes is usually perfect as party entertainment. Sword dance or audience participation included if desired.
$250 for one dancer, 15-20 minutes
If you want a longer show, with more audience participation, your dancer can stay and dance with the guests.
$275 for one dancer, 30 minutes
Basic Party Package - Lesson
Your dancer will bring the music and lend your guests hip scarves to help set the mood. The party begins with a short belly dance demonstration in a nice belly dance teacher outfit. Then it’s on to a fun belly dance lesson in steps, circles, undulations, drops, and shimmies to get all of your guests moving their hips, and sharing the fun.
$200 for one instructor, 1 hour
Extra Party Package - Performance & Lesson
Your dancer arrives in a professional belly dance costume for a short performance with finger cymbals, silk veil, and if desired, a sword. Then the lesson begins, with everything in the basic package. Or your party can start with the lesson, and then your dancer changes into costume for a glittering performance. You decide if your guests would enjoy the lesson or the performance first.
$300 for one dancer, 1 hour
Party Extras- You may want to buy the coined hip scarves for your guests to take home as party favors .
We can also arrange for a drummer, live music, a henna artist, or of course, additional dancers, depending on the size and budget of your event.
Charity & Semi-Charity Performances, Nursing Homes
We do three charity performances each year, and have reduced rates for retirement communities and certain other venues.
Nursing homes and senior centers where we have performed in the past: Morningside House Satyr Hill, Essex Senior Center, Bykota Center, Future Care Sandtown, Genesis Loch Raven, Ruxton Health and Rehab, Genesis Cromwell, Milford Manor, Fairfield Nursing Center, Manor Care Dulaney, and Alice Manor, with many repeat performances!
Thank you so much for your performance last night. You all were great and the residents had a great time. They are looking forward to your performance in October."
(Activities director at an Annapolis facility, July, 2015)
Live Music from the Brinjal Band!
Brinjal can be hired independently as a band, or as part of a belly dance show. Many of our musicians also dance, and our multicultural music and dance show is excellent for large groups.
Birthdays from 1-100 years old!
Hiring an excellent belly dancer can make your party exciting and memorable! Special attention is paid to the guest of honor. Retirement parties, bachelorette events, showers, bat- & bar-mitzvahs...hire a professional entertainer for that extra sparkle!
Schools & Multicultural Events
Take a multicultural journey through music and dance, focusing on the Middle East.
Aubergine highlights the origins of belly dance and the journey it has taken from its folkloric roots. Bright and lively, engaging the audience from the start, we demonstrate cultural dances, rhythms, and the instruments of the regions. We weave a story of how songs are interconnected by history and culture. Egypt, the Ottoman Empire, the Romani (Gypsy) people, and ballet all have a part to play in the history of belly dance.
Part discourse, part dance show, part instrument petting zoo, Aubergine's performance delights the eyes and ears. Music from Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Israel and more create a colorful production that captures the audience’s hearts.
Aubergine dancers can also perform at restaurants, as a one time event or as a weekly or monthly series. Customers will flock in to see this beautiful ethnic dance form! For recurring performances, the performance price is discounted to $100 for one dancer's set per night, and $160 for the same dancer to perform two sets. Single night parties are at the $250 rate.