29th Annual Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO

First Global Bellydance Expo of its kind in the United States!

March 2-3, 2019    M3 Live Theater Anaheim, California
(5 minutes from Disneyland!)

~ Beautiful Concert Stage to Compete and Perform On
~ Cutting edge Original Competitive Categories
~ Unique Comprehensive Classes        ~ Best in Music, Dance, Creativity
~ Unmatched for men, women, children and groups


~ Exclusive Award Winning Master Judging Panel found only at Bellydancer of the Universe ®
and giving you comprehensive feedback on your performance!

Atlantis:   310.990.9549    or    tonya-and-atlantis@charter.net

NOTE: You do not have to win a regional competition to compete in the global event in March.

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MAR 2019:
Global Bellydancer
of the Universe Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO

2019BDUC Universal
Preliminary Music

2019BDUC Egyptian
Preliminary Music

Rachid Alexander
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Category Info
BDUC March2019

Music Info
BDUC March2019

Registration Form
BDUC March2019

Competitive Schedule
Mar 2-3, 2019

Workshop Info
BDUC March2019

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BDUC March2019


FEB 2019:
Celebrity Sweetheart
Workshops & Show


JUNE:    SO CAL Regionals

SEP:    LAS VEGAS Regionals

NOV:    NO CAL Regionals

Christmas Party

BDUC BAZAAR

Newsletter

Past Competitions:

BDUC 2018

BDUC 2017

BDUC 2000 - 2016


* 16 Categories with Amazing New Formats for the Fearless Competitor! *

Category & Competitor Information

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 their competition until 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!

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Payment is via PayPal to: tonya-and-atlantis@charter.net

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Category Info for the
Global Bellydancer of the Universe Compeition ®
& Global Belly Dance X-PO in March.

( NOTE: Prize amounts listed are for the Global Event in March.
Music Selections for 2019 Global Event will be updated soon. )



CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE - $2000 Cash Prize! 

OPEN TO ALL CHAMPIONS OF ALL CATEGORIES EXCEPT:
BODY of the Universe ; DESIGNER of the Universe ; MODEL of the Universe
(no registration and no fee for Champion of the Universe)
.

Duplicate your ORIGINAL routine in a championship dance off for an EXTRA $2,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!!!!!



NEW FORMAT: EGYPTIAN SOLO: ADULT - $1000 Cash Prize!

ALL contestants *must* dance to this preliminary piece of music that includes a short drum solo:

2019BDUC Egyptian Preliminary Music Download (click here)

Preliminary music composed by Angelika Nemeth and Raul Ferando.
Purchase the CD at
CDBaby or Amazon

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

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

In the finals, you will perform to the original preliminary peice followed by the LIVE improv.

* THE FINAL IMPROV IS PERFORMED TO *LIVE* MUSIC never heard by the contestants ;
THE BDUC ORCHESTRA will be performing a Classical Egyptian performance piece,
followed by a LIVE Improv Drum Solo (just like the Universal Category).

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


UNIVERSAL CLASSIC CABARET SOLO, THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT - $1000 Cash Prize!

ALL contestants *must* dance to this preliminary piece of music that includes a short drum solo:

2019BDUC Universal Preliminary Music Download (click here)

Preliminary music composed by Tonya Chianis and John Bilizikian.

  

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

* ALL contestants will dance to the same piece of music for the PRELIMINARY round. In the finals you will perform to the original preliminary piece followed by the LIVE improv universal finals routine and LIVE improv drum solo.

Your routine 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. 

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

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

* THE FINAL IMPROV IS PERFORMED TO *LIVE* MUSIC --
THE BDUC ORCHESTRA WILL BE PERFORMING.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


GROUP - ALL AGES, ANY STYLE - $1000 Cash Prize

ALL AGES GROUP, 2 or more

4:45 - 5:00 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. There will be 4 finalists. Re-enact your original routine FOR THE FINALS.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($160 for 2 persons {$160 minimum} PLUS $55 for each additional person.)


NEW FORMAT: DRUM SOLO - Total Improv for the Fearless Artist: ADULT - $600 Cash Prize

Danny Shamoun, Drummer of the Universe 2019!
He will be playing for the: Improv Drum Solo ; and the Universal & Egyptian Finals for 2019!

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

No music is needed, we provide everything just for you!

PRELIMINARY ROUND will take place and will be total improvisation and is performed to a CD selection choosen by the Executive Panel and by a well-known drummer in the industry.

The top finalists advance to the Finals with LIVE Improv performed by our BDUC Orchestra.

NOTE: There WILL be finals, no zils required.

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).

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($100 registration fee per performer)


NEW FORMAT: TAKSIM SOLO - Total Improv for the Fearless Artist: ADULT -  $600 Cash Prize

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

No music is needed, we provide everything just for you!

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

* PRELIMINARY ROUND will take place and will be total improvisation and is performed to a CD selection chosen by the Bellydancer of the Universe Executive Panel and by a well-known artist.

The top finalists advance to the Finals with LIVE Improv performed by our BDUC Orchestra.

NOTE: There WILL be finals, no zils required.

Improvisational category. All contestants will dance to the same Preliminary 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).

Can include belly rolls and floor work.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($100 registration fee per performer)


GOD/GODDESS OF THE UNIVERSE: SOLO - $300 Cash Prize

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 Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($90 registration fee per performer)


DESIGNER OF THE UNIVERSE - $300 Cash Prize

2:15 to 2:30 minute routine. NOT Applicable for Hall of Fame.

Bellydance Costuming - Create ANY or ALL of the following choices:

Oriental - 2 piece Bedlah
Beledy Dress / Gown
Fusion, Fantasy, or Tribal
Folkloric
Childrens

A 15 to 30 second description while design is modeled on stage, including name of designer / where from / category designed for / fabric embellishment and unique elements of the design.

There is a 1:15 - 2 min dance routine to display the movement and flow of the garment, and the music should reflect the design of the outfit.

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. 

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

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($60 registration fee per category.)


MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE - Trophy

A competition within a competition!

An extra bonus trophy within the Designer category will go to the model with the most creative routine/performance and who does the best job exhibiting the design, creative theme, and aesthetic appeal of their outfit.

(No cash prize, no fee, no peoples choice. Model of the Universe is not applicable as a Hall of Fame trophy.)

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

(No Fee)


FUSION SOLO: ADULT - $300 Cash Prize

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 Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($90 registration fee per performer)


SPECIALTY PROP SOLO: ADULT - $300 Cash Prize

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

This category is to show proficiency with ONE PROP in single OR multiple use.

It can include veil (s) (circular, double, rectangular) ; Poi ; Capes ; Isis Wings ; Fans ; Sword (single or double) ; Shamadan ; Tray ; Cane, 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 Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($90 registration fee per performer)




PRINCE/PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE - $300 Cash Prize

17 & under, Any style, props allowed, No zil requirement. 

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($90 registration fee per performer)


NEW FORMAT: ZILS OF THE UNIVERSE - $300 Cash Prize
BDUC ORIGINAL ZIL RECIPE COMING SOON!

2:15 to 2:30 minute routine. Not applicable to Hall of Fame.

Open to men, women, children.

1) You must play the supplied (and required) rhythms proficiently, in the order listed, acapella.
2) Then you will perform an Acapella Improv with the required rhythms (in no particular order) to create a melodic improv zil piece.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($60 registration fee per performer)


BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™ $300 Cash Prize
Fitness Figure Competition for Men and Women / Pro *or* non-Pro Welcome!!!

Fitness and figure competition is a class of physique-exhibition events for women and men. While bearing a close resemblance to female bodybuilding, its emphasis is on muscle definition, not size. It is not a body building competition but a figure competition with emphasis on fitness.

The entire performance will be judged: stage presentation, strength of poses, physical appearance, uniqueness of exercise demonstration, personal style.

Contestant will walk on stage take the mic and introduce themselves. They will have 30 seconds of dialogue to provide name, where they're from, favorite form of fitness, speak of a product or exercise that they feel most helped them attain their beautiful fit figure.

They will then within the next 60 sec step to the center of the stage and perform the figure poses pictured below. The poses will be called by the MC.

You will then have 1:00 minute to do a physical demonstration to music of your favorite exercise that helps you attain your fit figure.

One prop is allowed to demonstrate with no large set ups, please. Please in the comment box in the registration tell us what type of prop you will be using!

Costuming should reflect or be relevant to your chosen workout demonstration and in tasteful accordance with a family event.

Total Time = 2:30 min. Includes:
30 seconds: Intro - Who you are, how do you stay in shape (no music)
60 seconds: 5 - Poses - Front, side, back, side & one final favorite pose
60 seconds: Demonstrate your workout to music

Do you have what it takes to be THE BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™? Are you into Zumba, gymnastics, body building, ballet, jazz, bellydancing, pole dancing, athlete, cross fit , cage fighter, runner, biker? Is your body the body that everyone desires in the universe? Show and tell us how you did it! 

BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™ is not applicable as a Hall of Fame Trophy.

You do not have to wear a bikini to compete. Attire should reflect your workout.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angles ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($60 registration fee per performer)

 

The 5 Poses:




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

(Excludes:   Zil of the Universe, Designer of the Universe, Model of the Universe and Body of the Universe.)



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



CONGENIALITY Competition
in all adult categories.


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 missl you will still be among the stars!"- Les Brown

 

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