Having corporate function entertainment such as musicians and/dancers perform at your corporate function can definitely make it an event to remember. Live entertainers such as musicians and dancers make a great impression of guests and help to make your corporate function a huge success. You can find musicians and dancers relatively easily but you need to audition each of them thoroughly to make sure that you choose an entertainer that is professional and skilled.
You can start your search by having a look online. You can use any good search engine such as Google or Yahoo. The results of the search should direct you to two main types of websites. These would be websites for actual musicians and dancers that perform at corporate functions and websites for companies that have a portfolio of musicians and dancers to offer you.
Many companies choose to work through such companies because you can be relatively sure that every performer in their portfolio is professional, skilled and well-organised. You can then begin auditioning a few performers to find the right group for you.
If you are still not happy with the results of your search then you can place an advert online or put one up at your local music shop or dancer studio. You will almost certainly get a lot of replies and then you start the auditioning process again until you have found performers that you are happy to hire.
The Audition Process
Many musicians and dancer have an audition clip that they can send to you. If you like this then you can request a live audition. Try to reserve a quiet venue for this so that you can talk to the performers afterwards as well. After introducing yourself and meeting each performer it is always good to see what they can. After this, if you are still happy with them, you can begin discussions.
You should speak to the musicians and dancers and let them know exactly what you have in mind for your corporate function. They will then tell you what is possible and what is not and perhaps pitch a few ideas of their own. You should also make sure that all of you are clear about the costumes that will be worn, the time that they should be there and when they will perform.
You can then deal with any financial arrangements that need to be made. Many performers will only finalize a booking if a deposit is paid and you would need to know if this is the case. If you are hiring the musicians and dancers through an event entertainment company then you would probably sort out the financial side of things with the company and not the performers.
It is also advisable that you confirm details with the musicians and dancers within about a week of the corporate function. If possible, you can also request to see a dress rehearsal of the performance planned for the event.