So, You Think You Can Belly Dance? Contest!!
Ultimate Belly Dance Artist, 2012
Introducing a unique competitive experience for the discriminating dancer. This contest is not for the faint of heart! You will be expected to excel in a wide range of styles, dress to impress no matter what style of belly dance is thrown at you, learn new choreography and perform it live on a professional stage, possibly perform with props or improv to live music, and do it all while expressing your charm, charisma, and talent. Are you up to the task?
Auditions for this contest will take place in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino on Thursday September 6, 2012. There is a $50 audition fee that goes to cover the expense of the audition.
Last year, 12 lucky finalists were chosen to compete in the contest (which started bright and early on Friday morning!!). These 12 competitors secured their spot in the competition by paying the $50 entry fee and attended the choreography session at 7am (yes, we said 7am).
The 12 competitors performed the new choreography on stage in the Friday night show "A Night in the City of Riches." There was a panel of celebrity judges and an audience vote that determined the 6 contestants who proceeded to the Saturday portion of the contest.
The 6 contestants chosen to move on were up bright and early on Saturday to learn a new and different choreography (in a completely different style) and performed again during the Saturday night in the "Viva RAKS Vegas" show. Again, there was a panel of celebrity judges and an audience vote that determined the final winner, Andalee, who earned the title "Ultimate Belly Dance Artist, 2011. She received $500 cash as a prize, soloed at the Sunday Night Cocktail Party, and won a full custom costume from Princess Farhana & King of the Nile.
READY TO ENTER???
This contest is open to anyone daring enough to enter, including professionals. Please read the following and then send us your audition fee by clicking on the button below:
- Audition & Contest--Agreement and Release (you will receive a pdf version of this form to sign once you have paid your audition fees)
- Policies and Procedures
- Judging Criteria
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--Naimah; Las Vegas, NV "Keep a dance journal. You never know when inspiration might strike, so keep a notepad with you to write down choreography ideas. Let the natural world spark your imagination. Sometimes the simplest things like the curve of a flower petal, or the sound of rain against the window can be the beginnings of ...