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of the Bellydancer of the Universe
2019 Southern California Regionals
held at Cairo ShimmyQuake June 9, 2019.

Champions will go to the Global Bellydancer of the Universe Compeition
30th Birthday Edition, one day only: March 8, 2020
and a chance to win $5000.00 USD CASH Grand Prize!

Champion: Latin Mirage Kids (USA), All Ages/Any Style Group Category
First Runner-Up: Nilay (TUR), Egyptican Category
Second Runner-Up: Shannon Lewallen (USA), Drum Solo Category
Third Runner-Up: Ellen Carmona (USA), Fusion Category

If you missed the So-Cal Regional, please join us
July 21 at Carnival of Stars for the Northern California Regionals - Registration Now Open!
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Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

Egyptian Cabaret routine including a short drum solo. No zil requirement.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

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!


* 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.

GROUP - All Ages Any Style:

Approximately 4:30 - 4:45 minute routine

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.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

No zil requirement.


Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

No zil requirement. Can include belly rolls and floor work.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


Approximately 2:30 - 2:45 minute routine

No one under 45 yrs old.   

No zil requirement.

NO PROPS, please ; Veils and Zils Acceptable.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


Approximately 2:30 - 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 zil requirement.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.


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.

Please specify type of prop you will be using at the same time you submit and pay for your categories.

Any questions, please email us.

This is a BDUC original signature copyright format.

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