Groups Regulation

These categories will take place in a live single phase on Sunday 10th October.

Classic Group

Groups of at least four dancers, men and women, can participate in this category,
regardless of age or professional experience. In the case of members under the age of 16,
these must be accompanied by a greater responsible. The maximum time allowed is up to four
exact minutes by choreography.
In this category, Belly Dance performances with oriental routine music will be allowed,
tarab, traditional sung songs, baladi (since the choreographic and costume context,
fall into the folk category), etc. Veiled dances only using traditional models. IT'S
the use of double veils or even a greater number of veils is allowed, provided they are in a model
traditional (do not use wings, poi, fan veils, etc. here, as they are considered modern). O
Simple silk veil can be used in this category, as it has already been incorporated into the concert routine.
belly dancing professionals. The use of accessories is optional, as long as it is in accordance with the
category.



Rating criteria

  • 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.

 

 

Folklore Group

Groups of at least four dancers, men and women, can participate in this category.
regardless of age or professional experience. In the case of members under the age of 16,
these must be accompanied by a greater responsible. The maximum time allowed is up to
four exact minutes by choreography.
In this category, the group presentations 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 entire
set: 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.



Rating criteria

  • 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 Group or Fusion

Groups of at least four dancers, men and women, can participate in this category,
regardless of age or professional experience. In the case of members under the age of 16,
these must be accompanied by a greater responsible. The maximum time allowed is up to four
exact minutes by choreography.
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.



Rating criteria

  • 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.