Double/Trio Classic

Doubles or triples, men and women, can participate in this category, regardless of age or professional experience. In the case of members under 16 years of age, they must be accompanied by a responsible person. The maximum time allowed is four minutes exactly per choreography.

This category will take place in two phases:

1st Elimination Phase

Video

At this stage, candidates must perform a classical or traditional Belly Dance presentation of their own choice, with or without accessories, with the choreography having a maximum duration of four minutes.

It is important that the video is filmed at a distance that allows the full framing of your dance, with good lighting (avoid colored lights or spotlights from behind), preferably with a neutral background and good audio quality. Videos with editing and editing during the dance will not be accepted;

Will be selected for the final stage the 03 duos / trios with the highest overall grades and one that gets the most comments on its publication on our official page on Instagram, obtaining its place for the final through the public's choice.  

 

2nd- Final Phase

Live

In this stage, the candidates will present themselves with a live broadcast on Youtube to the judging panel and the public, following the same criteria as in the previous phase. The choreography can be unpublished or the re-presentation of the same presented by video, being the candidate's choice.

It is important that the presentation be filmed by another camera or cell phone as a backup in case of any technical problem.

In this phase, the winners in first, second and third place will be chosen by the judges.

Evaluation Criteria - Classic or Traditional Doubles/Trios
 

  • Technique - Knowledge, degree of difficulty, cleanliness and mastery of the movements performed,

variation of steps, orderly and coherent connection between movements and use of scenic space;

  • Expression - Interpretation according to the modality presented, facial and body expression,

attitude on stage, self-confidence and ability to communicate with the audience;

  • Harmony - Rhythm and musicality, steps and movements according to the sound of the instruments and

synchrony between members;

  • Theme – Knowledge of the style of dance performed, music, rhythm and choreography appropriate to the

proposed style;

  • Artistic - In this regard, they assess whether the originality and creativity in the use of movements,

formations and transitions that make up the choreography, as well as the visual presentation of each candidate
(costume, makeup and props) and if they are suitable for the proposed music and dance style.

 

Tiebreaker criteria:
For a possible tiebreaker, the highest score will be awarded in the Technical category, followed by the highest
note in the item Theme and Artistic. Remaining the tie, the judges will define the tiebreaker.


 

 

Double/Trio Folklore

Doubles or trios can participate in this category, men and women, regardless of age or
professional experience. In the case of members under the age of 16, they must be accompanied
of a greater responsibility. The maximum time allowed is four minutes exactly per choreography.
This category will take place in two phases:

1st Elimination Phase

Video

At this stage the candidates must perform a Folk Dance presentation of their own choice,
may or may not be used as accessories, with the choreography having a maximum of four exact minutes
of duration.
In this category, solo performances of folk and popular dances from the Arab world compete,
male and female. The following modalities automatically fall into place: Dabke, Baton
Traditional, Tambourine, Folk Sword, Khalege, Kawleeya, Baladi, Jug, Gawazee, MeleaLaf, Dance of the
Spoons, Fisherman's Dance, Mowashahat, Nubian Dance, Hagalla, Bedouin Dances and other dances
typical of Middle Eastern countries, provided that their existence and characteristics that the
define as folk and or popular. The criteria that define folk dance are based on the whole: rhythm of the music, costumes, sequences of steps, movements and interpretation, that is, if the
competitor opted for folk dancing, must use appropriate costume and music
It is important that the video is filmed at a distance that allows the full framing of your dance,
with good lighting (avoid colored lights or spotlights from behind), preferably with a background
neutral and good audio quality. Videos with editing and editing during the dance will not be accepted;
The 03 doubles/trios with the highest overall scores and one more that will be selected for the final stage
get the most comments on your post on our official Instagram page,
getting your place to the final through the choice of the public.

 

 

2nd- Final Phase

Live

In this stage, the candidates will present themselves with a live broadcast on Youtube for banking
evaluator and public, following the same criteria as in the previous phase. The choreography may be unpublished or the
re-presentation of the same presented by video, being the candidate's choice.
It is important that the presentation is filmed by another camera or cell phone as a backup in the
in case of any technical problem.
In this phase, the winners in first, second and third place will be chosen by the judges.
 

Evaluation Criteria - Classic or Traditional Doubles/Trios
 

  • Technique - Knowledge, degree of difficulty, cleanliness and mastery of the movements performed,

variation of steps, orderly and coherent connection between movements and use of the scenic space;

  • Expression - Interpretation according to the modality presented, facial and body expression,

attitude on stage, self-confidence and ability to communicate with the audience;

  • Harmony - Rhythm and musicality, steps and movements according to the sound of the instruments and

synchrony between members;

  • Theme – Knowledge of the style of dance performed, music, rhythm and choreography appropriate to the

proposed style;

  • Artistic - In this regard, they assess whether the originality and creativity in the use of movements,

formations and transitions that make up the choreography, as well as the visual presentation of each candidate
(costume, makeup and props) and if they are suitable for the proposed music and dance style.

 

Tiebreaker criteria:
For a possible tiebreaker, the highest score will be awarded in the Technical category, followed by the highest
note in the item Theme and Artistic. Remaining the tie, the judges will define the tiebreaker.


 

 

Modern Double/Trio or Fusion

Doubles or trios can participate in this category, men and women, regardless of age or
professional experience. In the case of members under the age of 16, they must be accompanied
of a greater responsibility. The maximum time allowed is four minutes exactly per choreography.
This category will take place in two phases:

1st Elimination Phase

Video

At this stage, candidates must perform a presentation of Modern Dance or a fusion of their own
choice, whether or not you can use accessories, and the choreography has at most
four minutes exactly in duration.
The Modern or Fusion category covers Arab oriental dances modern or becoming
modernized from the artistic development of the teacher or choreographer. This means that here if
they even frame up-to-date or stylized Arabic folk dances. For fusion dances that
mix Arabic dance with any other style (flamenco, gypsy, indian, afro, gothic, ballet, dance
modern, street dance etc.). This category also includes derbak soils.
It is important that the video is filmed at a distance that allows the full framing of your dance,
with good lighting (avoid colored lights or spotlights from behind), preferably with a background
neutral and good audio quality. Videos with editing and editing during the dance will not be accepted;
The 03 doubles/trios with the highest overall scores and one more that will be selected for the final stage
get the most comments on your post on our official Instagram page,
getting your place to the final through the choice of the public.

 

 

2nd- Final Phase

Live

In this stage, the candidates will present themselves with a live broadcast on Youtube for banking
evaluator and public, following the same criteria as in the previous phase. The choreography may be unpublished or the
re-presentation of the same presented by video, being the candidate's choice.
It is important that the presentation is filmed by another camera or cell phone as a backup in the
in case of any technical problem.
In this phase, the winners in first, second and third place will be chosen by the judges.

Evaluation Criteria - Classic or Traditional Doubles/Trios
 

  • Technique - Knowledge, degree of difficulty, cleanliness and mastery of the movements performed,

variation of steps, orderly and coherent connection between movements and use of the scenic space;

  • Expression - Interpretation according to the modality presented, facial and body expression,

attitude on stage, self-confidence and ability to communicate with the audience;

  • Harmony - Rhythm and musicality, steps and movements according to the sound of the instruments and

synchrony between members;

  • Theme – Knowledge of the style of dance performed, music, rhythm and choreography appropriate to the

proposed style;

  • Artistic - In this regard, they assess whether the originality and creativity in the use of movements,

formations and transitions that make up the choreography, as well as the visual presentation of each candidate
(costume, makeup and props) and if they are suitable for the proposed music and dance style.

 

Tiebreaker criteria:
For a possible tiebreaker, the highest score will be awarded in the Technical category, followed by the highest
note in the item Theme and Artistic. Remaining the tie, the judges will define the tiebreaker.