Bellydance for your Moroccan, Arabian nights,/Middle Eastern theme party always features fabulous costuming, and incredible props like Isis Wings, Veils, Swords, Fans, Canes, Candleabra, Veil Poi, and Finger cymbals.
Hawaiian/Polynesian dance for luaus and beach parties includes costumes of Hawaii and Tahiti, and comical audience participation!
Fire dances and Glow Poi for Halloween, Carnivale and Fund Rasiers are tailored to your theme; Fire Fans, Sword, Poi, Fingers and Glow Equipment light up the night and bring excitement to any party.
Mermaid Magic; Miraj in Magic Mermaid Tail entertains in your pool or surf; perfect for corporate and private parties; ENCHANTING~!
The dancers performed at our family reunion and were fantastic! They showed up at the event early and delivered a fantastic dance and had a portion of their act that had fun interaction with the crowd. All the family members were commenting on how great the dancers performed. Highly recommended 5 stars out 5!!
Val/Miraj danced at my wife's 50th Birthday party! I will have to say my wife absolutely loved. It was a fun fun night!
Val/Miraj is very sweet, kind and professional. We loved the Wings, lighted wings, sword, and my favorite the hand cymbals dances. She provided a fun mini belly dance for those who weren't shy. Val/Miraj was very good with audience participation. She had smiles on everyone's faces. Everyone had a great time even the kids! Great job Val!
In addition, her prices are reasonable and she arrived early for setup. Thank you for everything Val.
Response from Miraj Belly Dance and Hula:
I am honored to have had the opportunity to celebrate with Sandy and her family. This warm and generous group of people were delightful! I sincerely hope I have opportunities to perform for them in the future.
Val of Miraj Belly Dance & Hula was wonderful to work with! Always professional and kept in touch throughout the lead-up to our event. She was a delight, and provided a GREAT show!! I would definitely hire her again!
What to Expect
All shows include exciting music, colorful authentic costumes, amazing props, and optional audience participation. Miraj is a slender, athletic performer with incomparable stamina. Her crowd-pleasing shows are well organized with an appealing "flow"; devoid of awkward, boring breaks. in addition, she is dependable, arriving to allow plenty of set up time or to receive last minute instructions, changes or additions. Able to improvise easily, Miraj can accommodate any situation which may arise.
Whether your program is a 15 minute "bellygram" or "hulagram" for a birthday party, or 2 half hour belly dance sets for your corporate function, Miraj has the show to accommodate any setting or occasion.
Searching for memorable entertainment for your Moroccan, Greek or Arabian Nights theme party? Looking for affordable entertainment for your Luau, Hawaiian theme wedding, corporate event or assisted living facility? Look no further for the act that's perfect for your event!
Belly dance by “Miraj” is sophisticated, mesmerizing, elegant, exciting and authentic Middle Eastern dance.
Performances include gorgeous authentic costumes, exciting choreography, and traditional as well as unique props such as Wings of Isis, Sword (double, triple or FIRE), Veil, Poi Veil, Fans, Stick/Cane, Candelabra and Fire Fans. Performances are perfect for corporate parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and more! Miraj can provide a mini belly dance class for your Bachelorette party or "Girls Night Out"! Even Christmas Belly Dance shows are available! Whether you want a short 15 minute “belly gram” for the office birthday party, or several 30 min performance sets with multiple costume changes, Miraj has a show for your occasion and budget. With plenty of restaurant dance experience, Miraj performs effortlessly to live music, and can provide comical and enjoyable audience participation if requested.
Miraj brings her 20 years of Polynesian dance experience to the Bay Area with exciting performances which include traditional hulas, oteas, and aparimas, as well as retro/vintage “Hollywood” classics from the “silver screen/jet set” era. Whether you choose a short 15 min “Hula Gram” for an anniversary party luau, or a full hour show featuring the beautiful 'TIKI GIRLS”, performances include colorful costumes straight from the islands, multiple costume changes, as well as optional hula lessons and comical 'DRESS-UP-THE-GUYS AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION! Someone special celebrating a birthday? Miraj enters to music with authentic feather gourds, and sings “Happy Birthday” in Hawaiian! She cannot leave without giving a “gift flower lei”…because EVERYONE DESERVES A GOOD LEI ON THEIR BIRTHDAY!
ROARING 20s/GREAT GATSBY
Our BEES KNEES Gatsby show brings more feathers, fringes, flappers snd fun to your 20s theme party!
Carmen Miranda, the Andrews Sisters and a tribute to cinema classics will have everyone singing along!
FIRE AND GLOW PERFORMANCES
A FIRE SHOW by Miraj may be tailored to your event. Tell us the "theme" and our show will be designed to compliment your event; down to the COSTUMING. Fire shows are great for Moroccan, Greek, Arabian Middle Eastern themes, as well as Hawaiian/Polynesian/Luau themes, and even FANTASY, CIRQUE, LAS VEGAS, and RENAISSANCE themes.
Fire props include PALM TORCHES, FIRE FINGERS, FIRE FANS, FIRE POI, AND FIRE SWORD.
Your event is NOT "FIRE FRIENDLY"? Miraj has a show of flameless GLOW TOYS; poi and fans to perform indoors or in close quarters.
Fire must be performed in appropriate venues (outdoors is ideal, but indoors with sufficient space between dancer and audience and dancer and ceiling). Fire makes any event exciting and memorable!
Miraj is a fire safety certified performer. This company is fully insured for fire performance.
Bring MAGIC to your corporate or private party with a MERMAID in your pool! Long, golden hair flowing, Miraj swims and performs in the pool by the light of the moon, or brings a touch of "Neverland" to your child's party.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the size or indoor/outdoor nature of the venue, a sound system must be provided by the client. For smaller venues, I can provide my own sound system, or ipod to connect with the clients. Most performances are done in bare feet, so some consideration for floor surface is necessary. Stones or asphalt are not appropriate surface for bare foot dancing. A private changing area near the stage area is necessary if costume changes are expected.
Past Booked Events
|November 25, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Dinner Party|
|June 25, 2016||Reunion|
|March 05, 2016||Dinner Party|
|February 22, 2016||Corporate Event|
|February 13, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 10, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 18, 2014||Other|
Influences & Inspiration
I was trained in belly dance by a student of Jamila Salimpor, but I have been influenced by multiple Cabaret style dancers such as Dahlal and Serena Wilson. I've gained gypsy style influence by studying with Eva Cernik and many others.
Having spent a year and a half living on and owning a dance studio on Maui, I have enjoyed "The Merry Monarch Dance Competition" and countless authentic performers.