It is an outdated and frustrating notion that the general public still still thinks bellydancers are adult entertainers. So let's clear up the biggest misconception right now. Bellydancers, burlesque dancers, strippers, and escorts are not the same thing. They are all uniquely different and are hired for distinctly different occasions.
We understand your frustration at this revelation. We do all kind of look alike with our glittery boobs and hair, dancing with focus on the belly and hips, but that doesn't mean we are or do the same thing. How do you know the difference? Use this layman's at-a-glace guide to help you choose the right entertainer for your function.
Best of luck planning your next event!