Participating in the competition does not mean you need a strong desire to compete, win, and beat other dancers.  You’re ultimately only competing against your own best efforts.  Push yourself to the next level – experience the thrill of having gone beyond your comfort zone and enjoy the ride.

2019 Competition

COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY EVENING, October 17th.

Competition Registration Procedure:

Step 1: Read the performer information.
Step 2: Purchase the Gold Package or sign up for the Payment plan. Purchase the Competition Entry fee. We do not have à la carte workshops classes at this time. If à la carte classes are offered at a later time, we will determine the number of classes required to participate in the competition.
Step 3: Complete the competitor form . The form requires your bio of approximately 80 words (must be 600 Characters or less). Use this  => online word & character counter.
Step 4: Send your high resolution professional photo to  info@hoabellydance.com (jpg file size 1 MB or higher) Photos from a website or facebook are NOT high resolution. Name your picture with your stage name (i.e. stagename.jpg).
Step 5: Send your music to info@hoabellydance.com no later than September 1st. Name your music file with your stage name (i.e. stagename.mp3).

If your current teacher or “mentor” is judging the competition, you are not eligible for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place Queen or Rising Star, but you are eligible for the People’s Choice Award and will receive the feedback worksheet from the judges.

All sales are final. Refunds will not be issued. You may transfer your registration to another individual with prior approval.  You will agree to our Terms and Conditions at check out.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

  • Each audience member may vote for one soloist (Queen and Rising Star are combined for People’s Choice)

QUEEN

  • Professional performer with over five years stage experience
  • The queen competition is one (1) Round.
  • Time: Length of music shall not exceed 4:30 minutes.
  • Style: Oriental
  • Music: Your music shall match your style of dance.

RISING STAR

  • Five years or less experience stage experience OR Dancers that perform on an infrequent basis in restaurants or at haflas qualify for Rising Star
  • Has not won first place in any professional category belly dance competition
  • Rising Star is one (1) Round
  • Time: Length of music shall not exceed 3:59 minutes.
    Style: Oriental or Shaabi or Baladi
    Music: Your music shall match your style of dance.

GROUP

  • Two or more dancers
  • Group is one (1) Round
  • Time: Length of music shall not exceed 3:59 minutes.
  • Style: Oriental or Shaabi or Baladi.
    Music: Your music shall match your style of dance.


JUDGING CRITERIA

QUEEN

  • Musical interpretation
  • Technique
  • Facial Expressions
  • Appearance
  • Connection with audience

RISING STAR

  • Musical interpretation
  • Technique
  • Facial Expressions
  • Appearance
  • Connection with audience

GROUP

  • Choreography
  • Patterns and Use of Space
  • Connection between group members
  • Execution of movement
  • Appearance