31st Annual Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO -- Sunday, April 25, 2021!


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REMEMBER:  There is *NO* workshop requirement to compete at Bellydancer of the Universe Competition!

Coming up:
31st Annual Global Bellydancer of the Universe Competition
and Belly Dance XPO: Sunday, April 25, 2021!!!



Global Competition April 25, 2021
       ~ Category Information ~

Competition held in the Los Angeles/Anaheim area of California, USA

All categories are open to both Men and Women.

AFTER you enter you will receive a detailed packet with Vital information such as check-in times, rules and regulations so ENTER NOW! Good Luck!

Payment is via Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal using this email: BDUCVideos@gmail.com
Please include a note to seller with the following info: Legal Name, Stage Name, Personal email & Catogries entering.
Text 310.990.9549 for more info.

  NOTE:   There will be approximately 10 Contestants accepted in each category, subject to change if demand is high.

Champions of the following categories will go on to the
Champion of the Universe Category to win $5000.00:

Egyptian ; Universal ; Group ; Drum Solo ; Taksim ; Goddess ; Specialty/Prop ; Zils ; Fusion


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EGYPTIAN SOLO: ADULT

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Enter to any song you wish, any Egyptian style routine including Shaabi, Beledi, Malaya Leff, Mejance, etc.; you may use veil as a prop only for the entrance in the Egyptian or the Malaya Leff as they use a shawl.

Choose your own music!!!   No zil requirement.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)



AMERICAN CABARET SOLO, THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Choose your own music!!!  

1) Start your routine with the basic 4/4 rhythm.

2) Go into slow taxsim with veil. Foor work is welcome, but not required.
(No props other than zils and one veil of any kind (rectangular or circular) allowed in this category)

3) Choose a spicy persion 6/8 *OR* a hot turkish 9/8 to add to your routine.

4) Finish with a fabulous Drum Solo!!!

*YOU MUST USE VEIL AND PLAY ZILS DURING SOME PORTION OF ROUTINE OR YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY TO WIN THIS CATEGORY!.

Floorwork is welcome, but not mandatory.

* Please, NO OTHER PROPS ALLOWED in this category! (See SPECIALTY CATEGORY for props only).

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


GROUP - ALL AGES, ANY STYLE

ALL AGES GROUP, 2 or more

4:30 - 4:45 minutes max.

That means ALL ages...! Kids group, Teen groups, Adult Groups welcome in this category, or combine all ages into one group.

*REMEMBER: this is a belly dancing competition so you must belly dance during some portion of the routine. Everyone must dance during some portion of the routine, and all enter and remain on stage during entire routine. You may have musicians, but they must participate in Choreography. Props welcome. Open to your creative ideas and efforts. There will be 4 finalists.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($200 for 2 persons, PLUS $55 for each additional person.)


DRUM SOLO: ADULT 

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Choose your own music!!!

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


TAKSIM SOLO: ADULT

Approximately 2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Choose your own music!!!

Can include belly rolls and floor work.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


GOD/GODDESS OF THE UNIVERSE: SOLO

No one under 45 yrs old.   

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine, any style.   

No zil requirement.

NO PROPS, please ; Veils and Zils Acceptable.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


DESIGNER OF THE UNIVERSE

2:15 to 2:30 minute routine. NOT Applicable for Hall of Fame.

Bellydance Costuming - Create ANY or ALL of the following choices:

Oriental - 2 piece Bedlah
Beledy Dress / Gown
Fusion:  Fantasy or Tribal
Folkloric
Childrens

A 15 to 30 second description while design is modeled on stage, including name of designer / where from / category designed for / fabric embellishment and unique elements of the design.

There is a 1:15 - 2 min dance routine to display the movement and flow of the garment, and the music should reflect the design of the outfit. You will provide the music that enhances your design theme.

You can model the costume yourself or provide your own model. If you have purchased or created a costume of award-winning beauty of any style you could win Designer of the Universe. 

Note: The cash prize will be awarded to the person whose name appears on the PayPal Registration.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per category.)


MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE

A competition within a competition!

An extra bonus trophy within the Designer category will go to the model with the most creative routine/performance and who does the best job exhibiting the design, creative theme, and aesthetic appeal of their outfit.

(No cash prize, no fee, no peoples choice. Model of the Universe is not applicable as a Hall of Fame trophy.)

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

(No Fee)


FUSION SOLO: ADULT

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

Fusion Solo = belly dance blended with other traditional or authentic dance styles, tribal-fusion, poly-belly, Flamenco, East Indian, Modern, Improv etc....

Fusion props are allowed if related to the performance piece.

No zils req. No finals.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


SPECIALTY / PROP SOLO

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine.

This category is to show proficiency with ONE PROP in single OR multiple use.

It can include veil (s) (circular, double, rectangular) ; Poi ; Capes ; Isis Wings ; Fans ; Sword (single or double) ; Shamadan ; Tray ; Cane ; Stick, etc.

Can include balancing, flipping quarters, dancing on glasses, etc.

No zils. No finals.

Please specify type of prop you will be using. Any questions, please email us.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)




PRINCE/PRINCESS OF THE UNIVERSE

17 & under, Any style, props allowed, No zil requirement. 

2:30 to 2:45 minute routine

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


ZILS OF THE UNIVERSE

     
2:30 to 2:45 minute routine. Not applicable to Hall of Fame.

Open to Percussionists, Dancers, Men, Women, Children of all ages!

1) You must play the supplied (and required) rhythms proficiently, in the order listed, acapella.

  • No musical accompaniment
  • Required rhythms in order listed below 
  • 8 counts of 8 each in a moderate tempo 
  • Must be clean continuous rhythm transitions, with no breaks between the rhythm changes:
  • 4/4 beladi
  • 6/8 persian
  • 8/4 chiftielli
  • 9/8 turkish

2) Then you will perform an Acapella Improv with the required rhythms (in no particular order) to create a melodic improv zil piece.

        Finish with a melodic improv of above rhythms, in any order, any speed, to show proficiency, lasting approx. 1min

The 5 Judging Elements:

  • Toning Clarity
  • Tempo 
  • Timing
  • Creative Improv
  • Showmanship 

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)


BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™
Fitness Figure Competition for Men and Women / Pro *or* non-Pro Welcome!!!

 

 2018 Body of the Universe Champion Nilay

Fitness and figure competition is a class of physique-exhibition events for women and men. While bearing a close resemblance to female bodybuilding, its emphasis is on muscle definition, not size. It is not a body building competition but a figure competition with emphasis on fitness.

The entire performance will be judged: stage presentation, strength of poses, physical appearance, uniqueness of exercise demonstration, personal style.

Contestant will walk on stage take the mic and introduce themselves. They will have 30 seconds of dialogue to provide name, where they're from, favorite form of fitness, speak of a product or exercise that they feel most helped them attain their beautiful fit figure.

They will then within the next 60 sec step to the center of the stage and perform the figure poses pictured below. The poses will be called by the MC.

You will then have 1:00 minute to do a physical demonstration to music of your favorite exercise that helps you attain your fit figure.

One prop is allowed to demonstrate with no large set ups, please. Please in the comment box in the registration tell us what type of prop you will be using!

Costuming should reflect or be relevant to your chosen workout demonstration and in tasteful accordance with a family event.

Total Time = 2:30 min. Includes:
30 seconds: Intro - Who you are, how do you stay in shape (no music)
60 seconds: 5 - Poses - Front, side, back, side & one final favorite pose
60 seconds: Demonstrate your workout to music

Do you have what it takes to be THE BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™? Are you into Zumba, gymnastics, body building, ballet, jazz, bellydancing, pole dancing, athlete, cross fit , cage fighter, runner, biker? Is your body the body that everyone desires in the universe? Show and tell us how you did it! 

BODY OF THE UNIVERSE™ is not applicable as a Hall of Fame Trophy.

You do not have to wear a bikini to compete. Attire should reflect your workout.

Cash, Workshop and Performance opportunities in Southwest Region of USA ; Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area ; Southern California/Los Angeles Area ; plus Global Opportunities pending mutual agreement.

($125 registration fee per performer)

 

The 5 Poses:




HALL OF FAME
: Any 3 solo wins in any category, any year, at any time and includes the Princess category.

(Excludes:   Zil of the Universe, Designer of the Universe, Model of the Universe and Body of the Universe.)



PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:
 Vote for YOUR personal favorite by applause during the preliminary round in all adult categories. 



CONGENIALITY Competition
in all adult categories.


PLEASE!! NO FLAME OR NUDITY and NO LIVE ANIMALS IN ANY CATEGORY!
YOU MUST REMAIN ON STAGE DURING YOUR ENTIRE PERFORMANCE!
YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE CATEGORY TO OBTAIN YOUR PRIZE MONEY FROM YOUR PREVIOUS CATEGORY AS WELL AS THE ADDITIONAL CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE $1000 PRIZE.

Good Luck and remember........

"Reach for the moon... if you miss you will still be among the stars!"- Les Brown

 

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