A professional performer puts in dedicated rehearsal and preparation time for your show, not to mention coming to you with thousands of dollars invested in training, travel, costuming and more to bring you a sensational performance and expert entertainment. A hobbiest may give you a great price, but do you really want to make that your only consideration? Entertainment can make or break an event and hiring an amateur may mean an awkward, stressful, or even embarrassing situation for you and your guests. A professional provides peace of mind and can handle any challenge or unexpected complication. Check prices for DJ’scirque performers or hip-hop dancers to get an idea of the current rates for entertainers. (Psst – read this article for a great write-up on bellydancers’ prices!)