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==>   Reserve Your Spot Now, in the categories of your choice and submit your video by May 15, 2023.

You may submit the same video in more than one category, as long as it meets the category criteria.



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Category Information

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!

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  NOTE:   There will be approximately10 Contestants accepted in each regional
      which lasts approximately one hour at the following festivals.

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The Category Information and Category Pricing, detailed below, is for the Regional Competitions Only:


NEW FORMAT: 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.

($55 registration fee3344per performer)



New Format: No Rythm Requirements


UNIVERSAL AMERICAN CABARET SOLO, THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE: ADULT

 Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Choose your own music!!!   Your routine will include fast slow fast, must include a drum solo during some portion of the routine.
Must include Veil during slow portion of the routine.
Must play zils proficiently during some portion of the routine.

*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 format does not necessarily dictate a cabaret performance. It also will lend itself to folkloric interpretation. 

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


($55 registration fee3344per 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.

($55 for 2 persons, PLUS $15 for each additional person.)


NEW FORMAT: 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.

($55 registration fee3344per performer)


NEW FORMAT: 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.

($55 registration fee3344per 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.

($55 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.

($55 registration fee per performer)




NEW FORMAT: 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.

($55 registration fee per performer)



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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