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28th Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition

FEBRUARY 17 & 18, 2018
at the Business Expo Center
1960 So Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

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16 Categories, Descriptions
Bellydancer of the Universe® 2018

All categories are open to both Men and Women.

NOTE: Contestants get in FREE the day of their category competition all day, but cannot check in for competition till the assigned time.

The Bellydancer of the Universe® Signature Copyright Categories are as follows, AFTER you enter you will receive a detailed packet with Vital information such as check-in times, rules and regulations so ENTER NOW! Good Luck!

Stage Dimensions TBD


**This year we are honoring long time BDUC Sponsor and Composer of the Universe, Dr. Samy Farag.**
http://www.sphinxrecords.com/


NEW CATEGORY:
STARLETTE OF THE UNIVERSE, for the aspiring beginning - intermediate dancer who craves the stage! You could be the next Star in your Belly Dance Universe! Open to men, women, children /Any age /Any style. Time requirement 2:00 to 2:15 min. Starlettes compete only against each other. There must be more than two entries to take place as this is a separate portion of the competition. No requirements. STARLETTE of the Universe is not applicable as a Hall of Fame trophy. You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

($80 each)


EGYPTIAN SOLO - ADULT: - 3 to 3:15 min routine

International seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

Egyptian Cabaret routine including a short drum solo. No zil requirement.

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement including a short drum solo. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

* THE FINALS WILL PERFORM TO A DIFFERENT ROUTINE CHOREOGRAPHED BY YOU, THE 4  FINALISTS.

++ A SPONTANEOUS DRUM SOLO NEVER BEFORE HEARD BY ANY CONTESTANT.

An original BDUC copyright format.

*Clarification: You enter to any music routine of YOUR choice. It must include a drum solo. Finals all perform to the same piece of musical routine, plus spontaneous drum solo.

($100 each)


NOTE: Changes to All Ages Group Category:

ALL AGES GROUP, 2 or more, ANY STYLE - 5 min to 5 1/2 Max Routine.

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

ALL STYLES, CABARET, FUSION, TRIBAL- FUSION, FOLKLORIC, cash prize and international seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

*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. There will be 4 finalists. Re-enact your original routine FOR THE FINALS.

($160 for 2 persons {$160 minimum} PLUS $50 for each additional person.)


UNIVERSAL CLASSIC CABARET SOLO - THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT:
(Music Download Available, See Above)

International seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

ALL contestants will dance to the same piece of music for the  PRELIMINARY round.

It will include the 4/4, 6/8, 9/8 rhythms. VEIL and ZILS (finger cymbals) ARE required and should be played very well during SOME PORTION OF THE ROUTINE but  NOT necessarily the 6/8 & 9/8 rhythms!

*YOU MUST USE VEIL AND PLAY ZILS DURING SOME PORTION OF ROUTINE OR YOU WILL NOT ADVANCE TO THE FINALS.* Please, NO OTHER PROPS ALLOWED in this category! (See SPECIALTY CATEGORY for props only). This format does not necessarily dictate a cabaret performance. It also will lend itself to folkloric interpretation. 

FOUR FINALISTS WILL PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC NEVER BEFORE HEARD BY THE FINALIST - Improvisational

Finals music will include 4/4,  6/8 & 9/8 rhythms PLUS SPONTANEOUS LIVE DRUM SOLO, Never before heard by any contestant.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

($100 each)


CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE - OPEN TO ALL CHAMPIONS OF ALL CATEGORIES (no fee).

Duplicate your ORIGINAL routine in a championship dance off for an EXTRA $1,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!!!!!


DRUM SOLO - ADULT: NEW FORMAT

PRELIMINARY ROUND will take place. NOTE: We are adding a Semi-final round in which 8 of the best performers will get a SECOND chance to impress the judges by duplicating their original routine. In the Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds, you will all perform to the SAME drum solo available online for download. The top 4 scores advance to the Finals with the Improv Drum Solo.

    Cash plus International seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

NOTE: There WILL be finals, no zils required.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

($90 each)


TAKSIM SOLO Improvisational category - ADULT: NEW FORMAT

PRELIMINARY ROUND will take place. NOTE: We are adding a Semi-final round in which 8 of the best performers will get a SECOND chance to impress the judges by duplicating their original routine. In the Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds, you will all perform to the SAME taxsim solo available online for download. The top 4 finalists advance to the Finals with live improv.

Prizes: Cash and international seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

Improvisational category. All contestants will dance to the same piece of music never before heard by the contestant, selected by the BDUC executive panel. (NO VEIL, SWORD, ETC. NO BALANCING, PLEASE in this category).

NOTE: There WILL be finals, no zils required.

Can include belly rolls and floor work. This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

($90 each)


GOD/GODDESS OF THE UNIVERSE; SOLO, No one under 45 yrs old, 
3:00 to 3:15 minute routine, any style, props welcome. No zil requirement . You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

($80 each)


DESIGNER OF THE UNIVERSE+ 2:00-2:15 min
Bellydance Costuming - Create for ANY of these BDUC Categories:
Prince/Princess of the Universe/Egyptian/Universal/Fusion (Tribal fusion, poly-belly, flamenco-fusion, etc). 
More than one design can be entered, provided each design you enter is for a different category. You provide 2:00-2:15 min musical background to show the movement of the garment during performance, with a 25-word max. length description, including name of designer / country / model / and description of design. The description will be read during the performance. You can model the costume yourself or provide your own model. If you have purchased or created a costume of award-winning beauty of any style you could win Designer of the Universe. 

Please include the costume theme you have chosen: Universal, Egyptian, Fusion or Princess style. 25-30 word description of design for model to cat walk across the stage during description, then your musical piece of 2:00-2:15 min will be played to demonstrate movement after the description is read. You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

Note: The cash prize will be awarded to the person whose name appears on the PayPal Registration.

($80 registration fee per category.)


MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE: a competition within a competition! An extra bonus trophy within the Designer category to the model with the most creative routine that does the best job exhibiting the designs, creative theme and atheistic appeal! (No cash prize, no fee, no peoples choice. Model of the Universe is not applicable as a Hall of Fame trophy.)

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.
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FUSION SOLO - ADULT: 3 to 3:15 min routine

Cash plus international seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement. - 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

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication).The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

($80 each)


SPECIALTY PROP SOLO - ADULT: 3 to 3:15 min routine

Cash and international seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement. 

This category is to show proficiency with ONE PROP. It can include veil (s) (circular, double, rectangular, Poi,  Capes, Isis wings, fans, Sword, Shamadan, Tray, Cane, etc. Can include balancing, quarters, dancing on glasses, etc.)

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication).The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

No zils. No finals. This is a BDUC original signature copyright format. Please specify type of prop you will be using. Any questions, please email us.

($80 each)


PRINCE/PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE 17 & under, Any style, props allowed, No zil requirement. 3 min minimum to 3:15 max 

Cash prize and international seminar and performance opportunities pending mutual agreement.

You MUST choose a song composed by Dr. Samy Farag of Sphinx Records. (BDUC has express permission for duplication). The song must be edited to the proper time requirement. Please include song name and cd title on application. Should you choose not to perform to one of Dr Farag’s musical pieces, you must obtain email permission to use the song you are dancing to from the artist or company that has produced the CD/DVD.

($80 each)


PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD: Vote for YOUR personal favorite by ballot during the preliminary round in all adult categories. 


CONGENIALITY Competition all adult categories.


HALL OF FAME - Any 3 solo wins in any category, any year, at any time. Includes Princess category. (Excludes Starlette of the Universe and Model of the Universe.)


PLEASE!! NO FLAME OR NUDITY and NO LIVE ANIMALS IN ANY CATEGORY! YOU MUST REMAIN ON STAGE DURING YOUR ENTIRE PERFORMANCE! YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE CATEGORY TO OBTAIN YOUR PRIZE MONEY FROM YOUR PREVIOUS CATEGORY AS WELL AS THE ADDITIONAL CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE $1000 PRIZE.

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

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

 


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