Q: How can I hire Nomad Dancers to perform at an event?

A: Nomad Dancers will be happy to add cultural value to your concert, festival, wedding, or international celebration. Please contact us by email at HYPERLINK "", or telephone Adriane Whalen at (703) 799-0282, a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks before the date of the event.


Q: What dance styles does Nomad Dancers present?

A: Nomad Dancers can accept requests for dances in a number of different Central Asian and Middle Eastern styles, including Afghan, Arabic, Azeri, Indian, Persian, Tajik, Turkish, Uighur, Uzbek, and more. If you request dances representing a specific culture or group of cultures, we will select from our repertoire to fit the occasion.


Q: Where do you get your costumes?

A: Our costumes are carefully researched and collected from all over the world to give our dances the authentic flavor of each region.


Q: Can I choose the costumes to be used for a performance?

A: The costumes worn for each dance are authentic examples of regional traditions. Nomad Dancers will perform in the costume that is most appropriate to each national dance.


Q: Can I choose specific dancers for a performance?

A: Nomad Dancers is a diverse group of experienced dancers who represent many different ethnicities. The Artistic Directors will select the cast of performers for each presentation based on experience and availability of the dancers. Requests for appearance by specific artists cannot be honored.


Q: What do I need to provide in addition to the agreed upon fee?

A: When planning your event, please be aware that dancers need certain basic amenities in order to prepare for the performance. A clean, well-lit dressing area, with mirror and clothing rack, as near as possible to the stage or performance area must be provided. Hospitality in the form of water and refreshments is expected. If the performance time extends over several hours, kindly provide a meal to the dancers.


Q: How much does a performance by Nomad Dancers cost?

A: Please check the following schedule of fees for performances by Nomad Dancers. The fees are based on number of dance items to be presented, duration of event, and distance from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Transportation cost or mileage fees and overnight accommodations will be added as required. The number of performers who participate does not affect the total cost of the presentation.


Sample fees for Nomad Dancers presentations:

Basic wedding package (includes two dance items, plus escorting bridal couple into the reception hall or costumed greeting of guests, if requested): $750-$1000


Festival or educational presentation (includes 2 dances): $500-$1000 Adding additional dance items to the packages above will be charged at the rate of $250 per each individual item.


Full evening concert: $2000-$3000 Full day appearance including multiple dance performances, workshops, and/or strolling in costume: $2500-$3500