Carrara Nour, belly dancer in Orlando, wins the 2018 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award

2018 Couples’ Choice Award

Everyone should know by now that I’m not big on bragging about belly dance awards. But when your awards come from your customers, that’s a totally different story!

Thanks to my wonderful 2017 couples who reviewed and voted for me, I am a proud winner of the 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award! The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the Top 5 Percent of wedding professionals nationwide for quality and customer service. I was also the only belly dancer in Orlando to receive this amazing award!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all my couples who have believed in me and shared the love in your own ways, whether it’s a referral, a glowing online review, or putting me …

Carrara Nour (professional belly dancer for hire in Orlando) performs belly dance with a sword at an Indian anniversary party

New Year, New Website (and Other 2018 Musings)

You know 2018 is off to a great start when you launch a newly-designed website on New Year’s Day! Many of you have probably seen it by now, but if you haven’t, feel free to take a look around and enjoy everything new that I’ve added.

While my former website served me well since 2009 and got me LOTS of gigs, I believe this one more more closely represents the artist I’ve become today – and finally does a justice to my huge collection of pics from photo shoots and wedding gigs! Β And since I designed this myself, I will also handle all my own updates – which hopefully means you’ll hear from me much more often!

A few new …

Carrara Nour (belly dancer Orlando) performs at an Egyptian wedding at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda MetroWest. Photography by Anna So

Real Orlando Wedding: Marianne & Patrick at the Crystal Ballroom at Veranda in MetroWest

As an Orlando belly dancer, I believe that the perfect wedding contains three magic ingredients: 1. Great Music, 2. Entertainment, and 3. Lots and lots of dancing. While all of my couples appreciate the value of great entertainment, my September couple Marianne and Patrick went above and beyond to create the Party of a Lifetime at their Crystal Ballroom at Veranda wedding. My belly dance performance was just the beginning of an unforgettable evening. The ridiculously gorgeous Phoebe Vecchioni and Phoebe’s Samba Team dazzled the crowd with their hot Brazilian Carnival act after my show, and DJ Michael Lofaro of Rhythm of the Night Entertainment kept guests dancing all night with his high-energy personality and style. If you wanted to …

Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour performs a Christmas-themed show at a party for Heart Gallery Winter Wonderland Gala at Omni Championsgate Resort. Photo by Heather Rice

The Holidays Are Here! Hire an Orlando Belly Dancer for Your Party

Looking for Orlando Christmas and Holiday party ideas?

As a belly dancer in Orlando, the Holidays mark the beginning of my busy season. Not only do I dance at lots of winter weddings, but Christmas and Holiday parties are some of my most popular bookings!

While many people associate the Holidays with traditional Yuletide entertainment like carolers, Santas for the kids, and live music, lots of party hosts and hostesses want to do something different.

Belly dance to the rescue!

Why Belly Dance?

When you think about it, belly dance is the perfect form of Holiday entertainment. It’s upbeat. It’s family-friendly. And you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more festive, with the glitter, the jingling finger cymbals, and shimmering silks …

Belly dance at an Indian/American fusion wedding at Lake Mary Hilton, Photo by Mike Briggs

Real Orlando Wedding: Katie + David at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

One side of the room wore saris. The other side, suits and cocktail dresses.

They did the Cupid Shuffle and The Twist, and they boogied down to Bollywood.

Nothing brings two families together quite like music and dance! And as a wedding belly dancer in Orlando, my favorite weddings are the ones that are a crazy mix of different cultures – like my sweet May couple, Katie and David.

Katie contacted me at the suggestion of her DJ (White Rose Entertainment) around the holidays last year. When you’re about to marry your best friend, who is a very handsome Indian man, you’ve got to bring a bit of Bollywood flair to your special day! Katie and David decided …