Covid-19 Policies for Orlando Belly Dance Shows
Have you heard the news? I am open for business and ready to perform at your wedding or special event! As of May 2021, I have relaxed most of my COVID restrictions including masks and social distancing. This policy will remain in effect unless CDC guidelines change or you request a masked and socially distant performance at your event.
Masks Are Now Optional for All Indoor & Outdoor Events
In accordance with CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals, I will no longer require masks for indoor or outdoor shows. If you or your venue would prefer for me to wear a mask, that’s not a problem! Just let me know at the time of booking and I would be happy to wear my most fabulous face coverings to your event.
Performance Space Requirements
Per CDC guidelines, I will require at least 3′ of distance from your guests at all times throughout my performance. An ideal performance space would be a large, open venue (or outdoor space) with a designated stage or parquet dance floor away from the crowd.
Making Audience Participation Safe and FUN
In case you were wondering, YES! My shows still include audience participation. Guests are welcome to gather around the edge of my performance space and I encourage everyone to dance, clap along with the music, and interact with the show just as we would normally do. I will still put your friends and family in the hot seat and teach your friends to shimmy like a pro. (If people don’t want to get up and dance, I won’t force them either). The only thing we still need to watch for is huge crowds on the dance floor, so when I pull people up to dance, I’ll do it one at a time or in smaller groups.
Additional Covid-19 FAQ’s
Do you have any event size restrictions?
Generally speaking, the size of your performance space is more important to me than your guest count. A typical wedding or event of up to 100-150 guests can be done pretty comfortably as long as there’s enough room to move about and maintain 3′ physical distancing.
Are there any types of events you DON’T do right now?
As the Covid-19 situation changes, I am evaluating every booking on a case-specific basis. Unfortunately, I might not be available for certain types of events where the risk of exposure is too high. (Or I might still require a mask for these events). These events may include:
- Hookah lounges (or smoky nightclubs, or any indoor venue with poor ventilation and lots of people smoking).
- Very large gatherings with hundreds of guests (conventions, festivals, super-sized weddings, etc.)
- Atmospheric Entertainment (bookings with a strong emphasis on strolling entertainment, photo ops and audience meet-and-greet).