World Belly Dance Awards 2015

Belly dance’s biggest competition of the year just got better. With a new state of the art stage, world-renowned judges, more challenging format, and bigger prizes, only the world’s top dancer will be crowned World Champion Queen or King. It’s simple, win at the World Belly Dance Awards and you become a superstar.

New 2015 Adult Amateur Competition

Solo amateur dancers can now compete at the World Belly Dance Awards! Dancers must choose to compete in either the Oriental or Fusion Category. From the auditions five dancers in each category will move on to the Semi-Finals. At the Amateur Competition Finals the WBDA will crown 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both Oriental Amateur and the Fusion Amateur categories. See below for the "Roadmap."

Choose your category

Professional Oriental

(traditional and modern)
(Ages 16+)

A professional level category focusing on Classical Belly Dance including Raks Sharki and folkloric Arabic dance styles as well as Cabaret belly dance styles. Needs to be paired to Arabic music.

Professional Fusion

(Ages 16+)

A professional level category focusing on Tribal fusion or fusion belly dance with any other dance form - ethnic or contemporary. Can be paired to any type of music.

Amateur Oriental

(traditional and modern)
(Ages 16+)

An open category for amateur level dancers focusing on Classical Belly Dance including Raks Sharki and folkloric Arabic dance styles as well as Cabaret belly dance styles. Needs to be paired to Arabic music.

Amateur Fusion

(traditional and modern)
(Ages 16+)

An open category for amateur level dancers focusing on Tribal fusion or fusion belly dance with any other dance form - ethnic or contemporary. Can be paired to any type of music.

组合

(Ages 16+)
3+ participants

Any style of belly dance including traditional and fusion.

Juniors

(Ages 7-15)

Contenders need parent accompaniment. Dancers 16 or above need to compete at the adult level.

全世界最诱人的奖金

Every World Belly Dance Award contestant will receive:

  • (1) A formal WBDA2015 certificate signed by the top Master Judges.
  • (2) Top of the line professional video of their performance.
  • (3) Invaluable feedback from the Professional Master Judges panel.

"BDC World Champion King or Queen"

Professional Grand Prize Winner
  • $12,000 cash prize*
  • World-wide promotion by Belly Dance China
  • Invitation to teach BDC workshops throughout the next 2 years**
  • Your dance performance broadcasted around the world and your video on our website
  • Invitation to teach as an Expert Teacher at the Dance for Unity 2016 conference
  • Grand Prize trophy

* The $12,000 is the total amount given to the Grand Prize Winner. This includes $1,000 won for the first place category finals. The winner may elect to receive Chinese RMB or US Dollars.
** This includes a mandatory two-year contract with BDC with an option to extend to three years that accepts BDC as your Global Exclusive Agent/Sole Manager and Representative.

"Oriental and Fusion Awards for Professional Categories"

1st Place
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Invitation to perform in a gala show at Dance for Unity 2016 (if you register for event)
  • 1st Place trophy

2nd & 3rd Place
  • 2nd Place: $750 cash prize & Second place trophy
  • 3rd Place: $500 cash prize & Third place trophy

"Group Awards (3+ dancers)"

1st Place
  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Invitation to perform in a gala show at Dance for Unity 2016 (if you register for event)
  • 1st Place trophy
  • Your dance performance broadcasted around the world

2nd & 3rd Place
  • 2nd Place: $1,500 cash prize & Second place trophy
  • 3rd Place: $1,000 cash prize & Third place trophy
  • Your dance performance broadcasted around the world

"Audience Choice Award"

At the 2015 World Belly Dance Awards, our worldwide audience will be able to crown their very own favorite dancer. With a downloaded internet application and the live streaming of semi-final and final events, people around the globe will be able to vote for the top 3 dancers of each category and then again on their favorite out of all four category winners.

Whichever dancer gets the highest ratings will be awarded the "Audience Choice Award" and will win:
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Ticket to Dance for Unity Conference 2015 (Two per room event ticket only)
  • Invitation to perform in a gala show at Dance for Unity 2015
  • 2015 "Audience Choice Award" Trophy

Scoring Just. Transparent. Professional.

All contestants will have equal opportunity and be judged with fairness. Dancers will be scored on the following:
20%

Creativity in Choreography

Use of the stage and incorporation of different dynamics in dancing, the story, sentiment or attitude of the routine.

20%

Musicality

Ability to express music in the body.

20%

Core Belly Dance Technique

The execution of belly dance movements with precision and power.

20%

Full Body Technique

Overall dance lines, postures and movements (turns, leg and arm work, traveling steps, poses and postures)

20%

Stage Presence/Appearance

The ability to captivate the viewers with show personality and fill the stage with presence. it is also the coordination between the costume, make-up and hair with the music and dance routine.

Register Now for the Live Auditions!

First 30 to register in each oriental and fusion category win the option to audition on the 18th of August!
1

Register for Dance for Unity 2015 conference

by visiting www.bellydancechina.com or contact one of our representatives.


2

Sign up

for the auditions online with your newly created user profile. The World Belly Dance Awards will only be accepting applications online until August 1st, 2015. Registering online is advised so you can receive updated information and details sooner. Also if you are one of the first 30 oriental or fusion applicants you win the option to audition on August 18th, all other oriental and fusion dancers MUST audition on the 17th of August. Dancers can also sign up in person on August 16th beginning at 08:00AM.

Prices and dates are as below:

Online Registration Audition Fee (before August 1st, 2015): $33/200 RMB

In-person Registration Audition Fee (on August 17th, 2015): $55/350 RMB


3

If you pass the auditions

you will be required then register for the World Belly Dance Awards. It is an additional 600 RMB to participate in the actual competition, which includes: (A) 2015 World Belly Dance Award Certification signed by all Five Master Judges, (B) live dance feedback from master judges, (C) high quality video of your performance , the chance to be seen around the globe and become a superstar.

*Contestants must register at the DFU registration desk (second floor of the Kerry Hotel) before 10:00 AM on August 18th or they will be eliminated from the competition.


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