Push yourself to the next level – experience the thrill of having gone beyond your comfort zone and enjoy the ride.
Online Competition will be held December 4 – 6, 2020.
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 and bio will appear in the online version of the HOA Program Booklet. Check out past programs on our History page.
Step 1 Register on our shop page.
Step 2 Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3 Send your Bio (80 words or less) to email@example.com
Step 4 Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org via wetransfer, dropbox, google drive, or OneDrive.
Complete the Competitor Form after registering. See Competition Page for rules and guidelines. Competitors review the performer information page to get information about the stage and other helpful details.
– Deadline to submit video is November 24, 2020
– 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.
– Length of performance/music shall not exceed 5 minutes.
– Music must be Middle Eastern.
– Your video may be filmed in your home, a dance studio, outside, etc.
– 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, but not required. Tripods help to ensure no movement of the camera during filming.
– Make sure your video has good lighting to clearly showcases the dancers.
– 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.