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LA DANSE ORIENTALE CATEGORIES

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HORIZON - Entry fee is $35.  Contestants must have less than 4 years in dance/class
experience.  You must not have been hired in any venue for a fee.  This category accepts
all styles of ME dance, but Middle Eastern music MUST be used.  5 minutes or less on CD.
NO PROPS; veil and/or zills are not considered props and may be used.  Prizes and
trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places.

RISING STAR/SEMI-PRO/HOBBYIST - Entry fee is $35.  Contestants have more than 4 years of
experience in dance/class or perform as a hobbyist; do not advertise or promote themselves
as professionals or teachers.  You may have on occasion received tips.  This category accepts
all styles of ME dance, but Middle Eastern music MUST be used.  5 minutes or less on CD.
NO PROPS; veil and/or zills are not considered props and may be used.  Prizes and trophies will be
awarded to the top 3 places.

GRAND DIVA - Entry fee is $45.  Contestants must be age 45 or older.  This category accepts
all styles of ME dance, but Middle Eastern music MUST be used.  5 minutes or less on CD.
NO PROPS; veil and/or zills are not considered props and may be used.  Winner receives
$50 cash, trophy and prizes.  2nd and 3rd place receive trophies and prizes.

PROP - Entry fee is $35.  All levels of experience may enter this category.  5 minutes
or less on CD.  This category accepts all styles of ME dance and ME as well as Non-ME music may be used. 
Props must be used in this category; however no live flame is allowed.  Prizes and
trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places.

ALTERNATIVE THEMED SOLO - Entry fee is $35.  All levels of experience may enter this
category.  5 minutes or less on CD.  Middle Eastern music MUST NOT be used in this category.
Your costume and performance must reflect the theme of the music you are using.  You must
use at least 50% belly dance movement in your performance.  Your music, costuming, body
language, etc must reflect your theme to the audience and judges or you may lose points.  Props
are allowed in this category if they reflect the theme.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded
to the top 3 places.

FUSION / ALTERNATIVE / ATS SOLO - Entry fee is $35.  All levels of experience may enter this category. 
5 minutes or less on CD.  Middle Eastern music MUST NOT be used in this category. You must use
at least 50% belly dance movement in your performance.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places.

TROUPE - Entry fee is $50 for the first 2 troupe members and $5 for each additional troupe member up to 12.
No additional charge for over 12 members
7 minutes or less on CD.  All styles (ME, fusion, alternative) may compete in this category.  You
may use props.  Middle Eastern music is not required in this category as all styles are accepted.
Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places.

DUETS - Entry fee is $50.  7 minutes or less on CD.  All styles (ME, fusion, alternative) may
compete in this category.  You may use props.  Middle Eastern music is not required in this
category as all styles are accepted.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places.

MS/MR LA DANSE ORIENTALE PROFESSIONAL CD - Entry fee is $75.  6 minutes or less on CD.
This category accepts all kinds of ME dance, but Middle Eastern music MUST be used.  NO
PROPS; veil and/or zills are not props and may be used.
Please see www.bellydancecompetition.com/competition.html for stage dimensions/info, and note that there
will be additional lit walkway areas into the audience that may be utilized for the professional
categories. Champion receives $100 cash, trophy and prizes; trophy and prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Runner Up.

MS/MR LA DANSE ORIENTALE PROFESSIONAL LIVE MUSIC - Entry fee is $85.  This is the ultimate
challenge of your skill as you will not know what music will be played until you hit the stage!
NO PROPS; veil and/or zills are not props and may be used.  The band will put together a set
of roughly 6 minutes consisting of entrance, slow, drum solo and exit piece.  All styles of ME
dance are accepted but the band will play ME music. 
Please see www.bellydancecompetition.com/competition.html for stage dimensions/info, and note that there
will be additional lit walkway areas into the audience that may be utilized for the professional
categories.
Champion receives $100 cash, trophy and prizes; trophy and prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Runner Up.