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AS LONG AS THERE IS STILL A PAYPAL BUTTON UNDER THE CATEGORY THERE IS STILL SPACE !

  

Dance Competition Registration 2019

  • All styles welcome in all categories
  • Please bring music on CD or mp3
  • Props okay in all categories. No fire, no live animals,  no live musicians.
  • Please use a minimum of 60% music from MENAT (Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish) sources EXCEPT THEMED/HUMOR CATEGORY. If you have a question about the suitability of your music before the competition please email it to saqra@saqra.net

EXTRA IMPORTANT:

  • If a category does not have the minimum # of competitors indicated above you will be asked to move up to the next appropriate category if there is one.
  • Competition order will be randomly assigned and will be placed on the event schedule page prior to the competition. If you are not ready to perform at your assigned time you will forfeit your participation and all fees.
  • No refunds unless event is completely cancelled.
  • Performers must not be substance impaired or attitude impaired or they will be asked to leave and will be required to default their participation. No refunds will be made.

 

Critique Only

Don't want to compete but DO want critique from the judges? This is the spot for you.

A minimum of 5 judges will judge you on your performance using our very thorough soloist judging sheet. They will include specific written critique as they  feel it appropriate. Performance time 5 min max. All styles welcome.

Projected competition time: Sun 11:00

Invaluable tool! No prizes.

Fee $25

 

Name Of Performer
Hobbyist

Contestants must have less than 4 years in dance/class experience at time of registration. You must not have been hired to perform in any venue for a fee. This category may be combined with "Semi-Pro Hobbyist" if there are not enough entrants to warrant a separate category. All styles welcome.  Performance time 6 min max

Projected competition time: Sat 12:30

Fee $40

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

Name Of Performer

Semi-Pro Hobbyist

Contestants may have earned some fee for entertainment but not on a regular basis. You must not have been teaching bellydance or belly fitness type classes in the last two years. If you have been teaching you better register at pro level (regardless of the length of time you have been dancing) and you should be competing as such. Just saying. Performance 6 min max..All styles welcome.

Fee $40

Projected competition time: Sat 2:00

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

 

Name Of Performer

Semi-Pro/Hobbyist Over 45

Contestants may have earned some fee for entertainment but not on a regular basis. You must not have been teaching bellydance or belly fitness type classes in the last two years. If you have been teaching you better register at pro level (regardless of the length of time you have been dancing) and you should be competing as such. Just saying. Performance 6 min max.. All styles welcome.

Competitor must be 45 or older at the time of registration. You are NOT barred from entering Ambassador Pro because of age! All styles welcome.

Fee $40

Projected competition time: Sun 12:00

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

Name Of Performer
Themed & General Humor

This category is for THEMED performances (your costume and performance should reflect the theme of the music you are using) and/or  HUMOROUS performances.You must clearly include bellydance movements in your performance. Any kind of music is acceptable. 6 min max performance. All styles/all levels welcome.

Projected competition time: Sat 3:00

Fee $40

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

Name Of Act

Cymbal Master

NEW! Required to dance and play cymbals to *three different* time signatures of music. 2/4 OR 4/4, 6/8, 9/8, suggested but you can substitute in 3/4, 5/4, 7/8, 10/8.... if you want your music choices checked in advance please email them to saqra@saqra.net
Performance 6 min max.. All styles welcome.

Projected competition time: Sun 1:00

Fee $40

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

Name Of Performer

Hobbyist & Community Performance Troupes
Contestants may have earned some fee for entertainment but not on a regular basis or as a regular requirement or goal to performance. New troupes or seasoned troupes with a focus towards performing at fairs, retirement homes, and other community outreach places similar to that, instead of a prime focus on ticketed stage performances and professional gigging as a group.  All dancers dancing at all times - no soloist segments over 15 seconds.  All styles welcome. Performance 9 min max.

Projected competition time: Sat 5:10
Fee $60

PRIZES 1st - $100 & Trophy & Tiaras; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy


Name Of Group

Ambassador Instructor

NEW! Category intended for instructors/professionals. Dancers are required to dance to a set or a dance piece demonstrating two to three clearly different indigenous MENAT styles. Stage bellydance can be one of them. There should be a distinct difference between the styles and they should be properly executed. Props can be added during the dance, but most usual props can be added in gesture form, so they are not actually required to indicate you have an advanced knowledge of the style you are portraying. You will be asked to provide a short description of what you included in your performance, which will be supplied to the judges towards the end of their judging each participant.

Questions? Or do you have a better description for what I have tried to say? email saqra@saqra.net

Performance 6 min max..

Projected competition time: Sun 1:00

Fee $40

PRIZES 1st - $50 & Trophy; 2nd - Trophy; 3rd - Trophy

 

Name of Performer

Ambassador of Bellydance Pro



Ambassador Pro requires 2 performances:
Preliminary Performance (Technical)
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You must dance to the approximately 6 minute piece of music supplied by the competition (to be sent to you April 1).
- NEW! You must compete the technical preliminaries in *simple workout garments that would normally not be considered for a performance.*
- In this phase of the competition, you will not be scored on costuming or suitability as an ambassador and all points will be added to your finals total.

Final Performance
- Your choice of recorded music, not to exceed 8:30 minutes.
- Your choice of costume.

Both performances will be in person at the Ambassador Competition event, held in Kent, WA USA

Times (may be adjusted): Prelims -  Sat at 4:30, Finals - Sun at 2:30,

Fee $75
Prizes: 1st Place - $150, Trophy, Tiara & Title Sash. 
1st RU - $75 & Trophy; 2nd RU - trophy; 3rd RU - trophy

"AMBASSADOR" CONSIDERATION: Please note that along with the usual standard types of competition criteria, judges will be given the SUBJECTIVE additional criteria of being instructed to judge the performances based on the suitability of the performance as an Ambassador of Bellydance to the public. The judges will be asked to evaluate the performers with the specific question: "Is this performer someone you would want your boss, your grandmother, your children, your neighbor, your [someone important to you] to see for the first time as an example of what you do?"

 

Name Of Performer

 

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