Push yourself to the next level – experience the thrill of having gone beyond your comfort zone and enjoy the ride.

Most of the details about the Online Virtual Competition are posted. Due to Scheduling conflicts we are looking at moving the dates to November.

Check back for deadlines for submissions, dates, and more.

Don’t hesitate to contact theresa@hoabellydance.com if you have any questions.

Heart of America Virtual Competition

The Experience

It’s a brand new way to experience the excitement and exhilaration of Heart of America Belly Dance competition. Dancers can participate in our virtual edition without having to travel or gather in large crowds.  Best of all, anyone can view the competition for free!

Your photo an bio will appear in the online version of the HOA Program Booklet. Check out past programs on our History page.


Queen – Professional with experience performing five or more years.  $25 entry fee
Rising Star – Five or less years performing experience. $25 entry fee
Troupe – Two or more dancers. $25 entry fee
People’s Choice – Soloist and Troupe. free to enter

Rules & Guidelines

– Deadline to submit video is TBA
– Soloists must create a video specifically for HOA 2020 Competition.
– Troupes can either submit a video from a past performance or create a new video specifically for HOA 2020 Competition. Providing troupes with a choice will help with social distancing.
– Queen, Rising Star, or Troupe may use the same video for the People’s Choice entry.
– Music and style of performance must be Middle Eastern.
– Length of performance: 2.5 to 5 minutes.
– Music and style of performance must be Middle Eastern.

Video Requirements

– Your video may be filmed in your home, a dance studio, outside, etc. #danceanywhere.
– Video may be recorded with any camera, phone, or device that can capture high-quality video.
– Orientation of your video must be wide-framed, horizontal, landscape.
– The music must be clearly heard in the recording of your video
– Tripods are recommended to ensure no movement of the camera.
– Make sure your video has good lighting to clearly showcases the dancers.

Judging & Awards

– Queen, Rising Star, and Troupe will be adjudicated by a professional panel of three predetermined judges. Judges are TBA.
– People’s Choice will be selected by popular vote from viewers.
– Awards such as a Crown, Tiara, Sash, Trophy, and Certificate will be shipped to the winner.

How to Register

Step 1. Register on our shop page.
Step 2 Send your photo to info@hoabellydance.com
Step 3 Send your Bio (80 words or less) to info@hoabellydance.com
Step 4 Send your video to info@hoabellydance.com (If your video cannot be sent using email, you can use wetransfer, dropbox, google drive, OneDrive, etc.)