here for Photos of Winners of the BDUC 2004
Annual Belly Dancer of the Universe Competitions
of 2004 Competition, by Marta Schill
If anyone has tapes of the news release on the competitions, we would be interested
in having them for PR use. Please call Atlantis at 562 433 6615. Thanks.
New Year to all! We continue to thank the Universe for the Blessings this competition
brings to all. It has received worldwide recognition and is the ultimate pleasurable
We thank you for your support of all our
endeavors and invite you to attend our famous 'Original Belly Dance Showcase,'
now in its 13th year, where
every Wednesday evening we feature the finest Belly Dancers. and live music, as
well as many fabulous show extravaganzas throughtout the year.
and I are very proud to continue our service to MECDA's Beach Cities Chapter, as President and Vice President. Atlantis continues to perform
and book entertainment through her company, Belly Dancers of the Universe, for
Papadakis Taverna and the finest hotels and events in the Southern California
I was deeply honored this year to receive my second LIfetime
Achievement Award from the Middle Eastern Culture & Dance Association and promise
to do my best to live up to this great honor. I thank you deeply. Classes continue
to soar and I'm adding a new daytime class on Wednesdays, from 10:30am -12:30pm
at Cypress College. I continue my work as a Practitioner on the phone lines for
World Ministry of Prayer and at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. Once
again we sent our annual donation for the care and upkeep of the five horses we
rescued from slaughter through the Equus Sanctuary, POBox 3673, Glendale, CA 91221.
The 2004 Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition is dedicated to our wonderful
Trophy and Cash Sponsors.
Love & Peace to All, T onya & Atlantis
Mr. Harry Saroyan of Saroyan Manufacturing, P. O.
Box 2056, Riverside, CA 92516,
Ralph Karapetian of All Star Tire Company, 2735 E. Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, CA
Sponsorship for Universal
Category: $500.00 is Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records, PO Box 27241, Hollywood,
CA 90027,866-291-0825 www.sphinxrecords.com.
Sponsorship for Egyptian Category: $300.00 is Turquoise
International, 22830 Califa St, Woodland Hills, CA 91767, 818-999-5542 or 800-548-9422
for Group Category: $300.00 is the Siha family of Diamond Pyramid, 1701 S. Grove
Ave, #E, Ontario, CA 91761,909-930-9649 or 909-227-2019 www.diamondpyramid.net.
We are honored and proud to have these wonderful people as our associates
in this prestigious competition and thank them deeply for their love and support.
Gift Certificate $200.00 - Universal category donated by Andrea Farese,
Babylon Breeze Productions and Sultana Fashions, www.sevenveils.com.
Other cash prizes and Magic Lamp Awards by Tonya & Atlantis. Paid
performances to various Champions of BDUC are pending mutual agreement.
Halame Congeniality Awards Halame - Judge Emeritus. Halame was the true example
of "living life to the fullest". She will never be forgotten and we honor her
with our Halame Congeniality Awards.
This year's winner of the
Congeniality Award is Avianna of Southern California, pictured at left with Tonya.
Avianna also won the Championship in the Divine Category.
The Drum Solo for the Finals Competition, in the Egyptian and Universal Categories,
graciously provided by Dr. Samy Farag, www.sphinxrecords.com
All competitions: Moonlite Fantasy DJs 562-864-4985
Legacy Ensemble, Viken Najarian & Carlos Devecioglu with Andreas Tsianis on clarinet
Devora Stamoulos & Kari Sprowl Lucy Diaz & Cindy Duff
Rogers & Lorraine Bauchiero
Photography: Benny Campa 626-338-6773
Arnie Lamer 818-343-5354
Program: Pauline Hodgson
Thanks To: Harry & Betty Saroyan, Ralph Karapetian, Dr. Samy Farag, Turquoise International,
Diamond Pyramid, Andrea Farese, Angelika Nemeth, L\lcy Diaz, Cindy Duff, Devora
Stamoulos, Kari Sprowl, Holly Hillman, Sherrie Hillman, Pauline Hodgson, June
Jones, Irmgard Rogers, Lorraine Banchiero, Marta Schill, Beatriz Martinez, Of
Veils & Incense, Essence of Veils, Moonlite Fantasy DJ's, Viken Najarian, Carlos
Devecioglu, Andreas Tsianis, Benny Campa, Arnie Lamer, Jeanie Cafferty, Cari &
Dan Trimper, Sue & Scott Sanders, MECDA, Crystal from Galley Catering, and to
all our wonderful assistants and to everyone who helped make this event such a
Love & Peace to All. Be kind to the Animals
--Tonya & Atlantis
PHOTOS OF BDUC 2004
IN REMEMBRANCE: We deeply
regret the passing of Mimi Spencer, our friend and very talented musician, who
supported the BDUC in prior years.