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OF CHAMPIONS (to view photos - go here)
Champion: Vanessa, Southern California
1st Runner Up: Ghayda,
Champion: Roxana, Southern
1st Runner Up: Tiger Lily, Southern California
Champion: Vichelle, Southern California
1st Runner Up: Kamar,
Congeniality Award: Vichelle, Southern California
Choice Award: Vichelle, Southern California
Dorit, New York
1st Runner Up: Sa'diyya, Texas
Congeniality Award: Shonda,
People's Choice Award: Shabnam, Northern California
Champion: Lucia, Southern California
1st Runner Up: Rahana,
2nd Runner Up: Sa'diyya (Texas)
3rd Runner Up: Roxxanne,
Congeniality Award: Roxxanne, Southern California
Choice Award: Veronica, Southern California
Champion: Shabnam, Northern California
1st Runner Up: Sadie, Colorado
Runner Up: Racheal, Southern California
3rd Runner Up: Nadira, Washington
Award: Shoshanna, Northern California
People's Choice Award: Alexandra, Southern
**Egyptian and Universal champions were decided from the score
obtained in their Sunday afternoon preliminary performances.
Champion: Anisa's Oriental Beledy Dance Troupe (So. CA)
runner Up: Shazadi (UT)
2nd Runner Up & People's Choice - Flowerbuds of
the Desert (So. CA)
3rd Runner Up - Raqs Habibi (WA)
Group Category Congeniality
Award: Mighty Isis Dance Co., Southern California
Update BDUC 2005
Blessings to All! We are so
grateful for the great good this competition continues to bring to everyone. It
has been recognized worldwide and truly is the ultimate pleasurable learning experience.
thank you for your support of all our endeavors and invite you to attend our Famous
"Original Belly Dance Showcase," now in its 14th year, every Wednesday evening, featuring the finest Belly
Dancers, live music, and many fabulous show extravaganzas throughout the year.
andI are very proud to serve as MECDA's President and Vice President for the Beach
Cities Chapter, promoting events for Humanitarian efforts, most recently contributing
to the Tsunami Relief.
My classes all around the Southland are such a joy
for schedule) and I pleasure deeply working with my two troupes Of Veils and
Incense and Essence of Veils. This was a very busy year for us, with
highly acclaimed performances at The Good Shepherd Fundraiser for the homeless
and abused; special NBA halftime show at the Long Beach State College Pyramid
game between the LA Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs; the Cairo Carnivale at
Glendale Civic Auditorium, the MECDA Anniversary Party and the MEGA STARS Show.
I also continue my work as a practitioner for World Ministry of Prayer phone lines
and at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science.
year has been most exciting with her company, Belly Dancers of the Universe,
providing entertainment for the stars and special events. Hollywood luminaries
such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Lawrence Kazden marveled; Coach Phil Jackson of
Lakers fame proclaimed Atlantis "His beautiful Baby!" Even USC Coach Pete
Carol got up and mamboed about with Atlantis after their championship win against
Oklahoma. Geena Davis and Paula Abdul also found time to take a swing of the hips!
Also Atlantis landed a great spot on a Good Morning America feature, Spotlight
in Long Beach, showing What's Hot in Long Beach! Currently
Atlantis is working on her new DVD "Mega Stars of the Universe," featuring
Champions of the past 15 years of BDUC.
continue our support and upkeep for the 5 horses we have rescued from slaughter,
through Equus Sanctuary, P.O. Box 3673, Glendale, CA 91221 and hope you will also.
& Peace to All,
Atlantis and Tonya,
We would like to thank you for
the opportunity and experience of participating in the Belly Dancer of the Universe
competition 2005. What a wonderful collection of dancers!! We would also like
to thank the judges and staff for their time and hard work, as well as the vendors
for their sponsorship and support. We wish you much success with your future endeavors.
Michelle Mills, Staff
San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group
Tonya & Atlantis,
Thank you so much for the wonderful
show and opportunity. I know next year's event will be ultra spectacular. We all
appreciate your efforts and time - what a dedication to this unique art. You are
great role models. Thanks again.
Best Wishes, Lucia,
"Bellydancer of the Universe" Egyptian Category.
submit these tapes from the 2/20/2005 BDUC. The professionalism in the video and
audio is outstanding. The Joy of Dancing in your BDUC is evident in our smiles!
I & the Girls of Alexandria are eternally grateful to you all! Yours in Dance."
-- Renata Fleenor
"I think you've really done
a great job in getting this contest completed. Thanks for all your work."
-- Linda Fedick, Desert Mirage Dancers
never forget the competiton of 2005!! Thank you for giving us the opportunity
to submit a video. We love you!" -- Gracie & Brigitte, Amarain
are the videos for Anisa's Oriental Beledy Dance Troupe. Thanks for all of your
hard work in giving all of us a second chance to'show our stuff!'" -- Andreanna,
Anisa's Oriental Beledy
"Thank you for your generosity
and support over the last 3 years. The 2003 BDUC was my first competition, and
it opened my eyes to a whole new world and inspiration. From that day on I worked
on my dancing, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Thank you for producing
such a great event, and so proud to represent the 2005 Universal Category!"
-- Best Regards, Shabnam, Universal Champion 2005 & Troupe Ooh La La.
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