30th Annual Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition
& Global Belly Dance X-PO -- Coming in 2020!


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NOTE: You do not have to win a regional competition to compete in the global event.

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BDUC March2020

JUNE:    SO CAL Regionals

JUL:    NO CAL Regionals

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Past Competitions:

BDUC 2019

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

$5,000.00 USD GRAND Prize (in *CASH*) for Champion of the Universe!
Win your category to compete for free in the Champion of the Universe!


No Small Denomination Prizes presented in each category.

The Champion of the Universe receives $5000 Cash ; the First Runner-up will receive a Cash prize (amount TBD) ; the Second runner-up will receive a Cash price (amount TBD) ; and the Third Runner-up will receive FREE entry into the Northern California, the Southern California and the Southwest Regionals in 2020! 

No Formats ~ No Semi-Finals ~ No Finals ~ Choose your own Music!


Category Information

All categories are open to both Men and Women.

NOTE: Contestants get in FREE the day of their category competition all day,
but cannot check in for their competition until the assigned time.

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!

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Category Info for the
Global Bellydancer of the Universe Compeition ®
& Global Belly Dance X-PO in March.



CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE

OPEN TO ALL CHAMPIONS OF ALL CATEGORIES EXCEPT:
BODY of the Universe ; DESIGNER of the Universe ; MODEL of the Universe
(no registration and no fee for Champion of the Universe)
.

Duplicate your ORIGINAL routine in a championship dance off to win the $5,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!!!!!



NEW FORMAT: EGYPTIAN SOLO: ADULT - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

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)


UNIVERSAL CLASSIC CABARET SOLO, THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Choose your own music!!!   Your routine will include the 4/4, 6/8, 9/8 rhythms. VEIL and ZILS (finger cymbals) ARE required and should be played very well during SOME PORTION OF THE ROUTINE but NOT necessarily the 6/8 & 9/8 rhythms!

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

* Please, NO OTHER PROPS ALLOWED in this category! (See SPECIALTY CATEGORY for props only). This format does not necessarily dictate a cabaret performance. It also will lend itself to folkloric interpretation. 

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 - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

ALL AGES GROUP, 2 or more

4:45 - 5:00 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. Re-enact your original routine FOR THE FINALS.

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.

($160 for 2 persons {$160 minimum} PLUS $55 for each additional person.)


NEW FORMAT: DRUM SOLO - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry. - Total Improv for the Fearless Artist: 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)


NEW FORMAT: TAKSIM SOLO - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.  - Total Improv for the Fearless Artist: 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 - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry. : 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 - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

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 - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

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, 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)


NEW FORMAT: ZILS OF THE UNIVERSE - Winner moves on to Champion of the Universe Cateogry.

     
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.

($125registration 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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