How much do bellydancer's/bellydance teacher's make?

I love to bellydance, i've done it my whole life, and i'm GREAT at it, I have never taken a class or watched dvd's to learn it at all either. I have a deep passion for it, and i'm lost as to what I want to do for a living, and this is the only thing that I really do admire, I love it! I just want to know if this is a good opportunity or not. Oh and, when you get pregnant is there any way at all that you can still get paid as a teacher during that time? Probably not, i'm just desperate to know, I want to know how much they make. Here's my link to my bellydance video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1uwtqx6

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Here's the link to my bellydance pic scroll http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uceqlgfrm

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The links aren't working for some reason, so just go to youtube and then search for BastetSBF that's my screename and you'll find my videos, Gypsy bellydance of the dead is my newest video.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It depends partly on your location and competition. I know some can make decent money performing. You might want to find an instructor and take a few classes. You might be able to network once you meet other dancers.

    There is a problem with your links. I can't view them.

  • 1 decade ago

    Becoming a successful belly dance teacher takes some practical business sense. You must understand that the odds of you becoming a millionaire are low; most likely you will be making at least minimum wage/living paycheck to paycheck if it is your sole source of income.

    You should define your goals as a dance teacher - what exactly do you want to get out of it? Do you really enjoy teaching, dancing, or both? There is a difference, and if teaching is a chore to you, you will be unsuccessful in your career.

    Also understand the nature of teaching, you will be working mostly evenings and weekends in addition to driving from studio to studio, unless you own your own studio or get a steady teaching gig somewhere (a goal you might want to think about).

    When you become a dance teacher you are basically a free agent. Always be ready to promote yourself and your work. Have a backup plan too - since you are basically employing yourself, there isn't going to be anyone to take care of you in a pinch.

    Take small steps and do a lot of research. You already have your passion going for you, so I think you'll do well.

  • 1 decade ago

    I charge $50 for six classes on $10 for a drop-in rate. When I dance at private functions I charge $150 for 20 minutes. I danced and taught up until a week before I had my baby, but the last time I performed during my pregnancy was when I was 6 months. I see no reason why you couldn't teach while pregnant.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Less than minimum wage. Besides that, you have to rent a suitable spot, organize recitals, buy costumes....leave it as a hobby or on-the-side-job. Don't count on it for a main income.

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  • huenke
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    she all started dancing whilst she replaced into 4, she replaced into in a eating place in colombia and she or he have been given on the table and all started abdomen dancing, her father is of arabian descent so as that still inspired her to verify at a youthful age. it is not classic abdomen dancing because of the fact she mixes it with colombian and different strikes

  • 1 decade ago

    r u like shakria u need to join a group or

  • 1 decade ago

    From the size if their waist...very little!!

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