31st Annual Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO -- Sunday, April 25, 2021!


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Global Competition April 25, 2021
       ~ Category Information ~

Should any act of God or virus prevent this event from coming to fruition, the Champion will be decided by the virtual performance. Half of the stated prize money will be awarded to the virtual champion.

Competition held in the Los Angeles/Anaheim area of California, USA

All categories are open to *ALL*!

AFTER you enter you will receive a detailed packet with Vital information such as rules and regulations so ENTER NOW! Good Luck!
Top 3 in each category listed below will proceed to the finals with a live performance. The champions of the following categories will then go on to compete in the Champion of the Universe cateogry to witn $5000.00

Champions of the following categories will go on to the
Champion of the Universe Category to win $5000.00:

Egyptian ; Universal American Cabaret ; Group ; Drum Solo ; Taksim or Beledi ; Goddess ; Specialty Prop ; Fusion



The Preliminaries are in 3 Phases:
1) Video Preliminary Entries Accepted:
Sept. 1, 2020 - Feb. 12, 2021
Submit your videos via: www.wetransfer.com    Send To:  BDUCVideos@gmail.com

2) Virtual Judging: Feb. 16 - 20, 2021

3) Top 3 Finalists in each Category Announced: Feb. 21, 2021 at Noon, PST
during a FB Live: facebook.com/GlobalBellydanceXPO
*~ The 24 finalists will be invited to compete for $5000 Cash Prize, Live and In-Person at Bellydancer of the Universe Competition ~*

*LIVE* In-Person Finals at Bellydancer of the Universe Competition:
Sunday, April 25, 2021 in California, USA


NOTE: Enter 4 categories, get 1 FREE!
Send an email with proof of payment for 4 categories, your legal & dance name, and the name of your 5th category!


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EGYPTIAN SOLO: ADULT

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Enter to any song you wish, any Egyptian style routine including Shaabi, Malaya Leff, Mejance, etc.; you may use veil as a prop only for the entrance in the Egyptian or the Malaya Leff as they use a shawl.

Choose your own music!!!   No zil requirement.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)



UNIVERSAL AMERICAN CABARET SOLO, THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Choose your own music!!!  

1) Start your routine with the basic 4/4 rhythm.

2) Go into slow taxsim with veil. Foor work is welcome, but not required.
(No props other than zils and one veil of any kind (rectangular or circular) allowed in this category)

3) Choose a spicy persion 6/8 *OR* a hot turkish 9/8 to add to your routine.

4) Finish with a fabulous Drum Solo!!!

*YOU MUST USE VEIL AND PLAY ZILS DURING SOME PORTION OF ROUTINE OR YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY TO WIN THIS CATEGORY!.

Floorwork is welcome, but not mandatory.

* Please, NO OTHER PROPS ALLOWED in this category!

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


GROUP - ALL AGES, ANY STYLE

ALL AGES GROUP, 2 or more

4:30 - 4:45 minutes max.

That means ALL ages...! Kids group, Teen groups, Adult Groups welcome in this category, or combine all ages into one group.

*REMEMBER: this is a belly dancing competition so you must belly dance during some portion of the routine. Everyone must dance during some portion of the routine, and all enter and remain on stage during entire routine. You may have musicians, but they must participate in Choreography. Props welcome. Open to your creative ideas and efforts.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($200 for 2 persons, PLUS $55 for each additional person.)


DRUM SOLO: ADULT 

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Choose your own music!!!

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


TAKSIM or BELEDI SOLO: ADULT

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Choose your own music!!!

Can include belly rolls and floor work.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


GOD/GODDESS OF THE UNIVERSE: SOLO

No one under 45 yrs old.   

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine, any style.   

No zil requirement.

NO PROPS, please ; Veils and Zils Acceptable.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


FUSION SOLO: ADULT

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Fusion Solo = belly dance blended with other traditional or authentic dance styles, tribal-fusion, poly-belly, Flamenco, East Indian, Modern, Improv etc....

Fusion props are allowed if related to the performance piece.

No zils req. No finals.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


SPECIALTY PROP SOLO

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

This category is to show proficiency with ONE OR MORE PROPS, same or different type of prop, used proficiently in a *seamless* 2:30 - 2:45 solo.

It can include veil (s) (circular, double, rectangular) ; Poi ; Capes ; Isis Wings ; Fans ; Sword (single or double) ; Shamadan ; Tray ; Cane ; Stick, etc.

Can include balancing, flipping quarters, dancing on glasses, etc.

No zils. No finals.

Please specify type of prop you will be using. Any questions, please email us.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)




HALL OF FAME
: Any 3 solo wins in any category, any year, at any time.


PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:
  Will be determined at the Live Event on April 25, 2021, between the 24 Finalists! 


PLEASE!! NO FLAME OR NUDITY and NO LIVE ANIMALS IN ANY CATEGORY!
YOU MUST REMAIN ON STAGE DURING YOUR ENTIRE PERFORMANCE!

Good Luck and remember........

"Reach for the moon... if you miss you will still be among the stars!"- Les Brown

 

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