Baladi / Sha’abi Solo Competition


A Baladi / Sha’abi category for those who love to bring some character to their dance.  See below for full details.
Please Note:  All competitors must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition

Pay your £15 non refundable deposit to secure your place – the balance of £20 is due at registration.



We decided to split this away from Folklore as it deserves a prize of it’s own.  Baladi and sha’abi share the same roots – your chance to bring out your baladi babe or your sha’abi diva!  This is a solo competition.

  • Judges will mark on:
  • Content / technique
  • Choreography
  • Musicality
  • Individuality
  • Presentation

Music tracks should not be longer than 3.30. Any tracks that are longer than 3.30 won’t be accepted by the organisation. All music must be sent to the festival organisers a week before the competition on mp3 format.

Cost:  £35
Pay a non refundable deposit of £15 to secure your place.  The balance of £20 is due at registration for the festival.

If you want to enter more than 1 solo category, there is a discount:
1 category:  £35
2-3 categories £30 per entry
4 or more:  £20 per entry
Add the categories you want to enter to your basket – pay the deposit – the balance will be amended when you pay it at the festival registration.

To register for the competition: you must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition.

Categories must have more than 3 entrants to go ahead.  Full refunds of competition payments will be given if there are not enough entrants.

Venue:  Dr Bells Old Baths is a renovated historic building.  Changing space is limited so we suggest you arrive performance ready.

You can enter more than one competition, just add them to your basket.

Oriental Professional Solo

Oriental Amateur solo

Oriental Group

Folklore solo

Folklore group

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Click here to see the amazing prizes for the winner

Baladi / Sha’abi solo Winner

Silver pass for Alba Oriental 2021

Full Pack of workshops at Alcoy Oriental Festival 2020 (Alcoy, Spain)

Fantasia Dancers Day Ticket & performance slot on open stage 2020 (London festival)

Trophy & Diplomas

2nd Prize

Fantasia Dancers Day Ticket for 2020 (London Festival)

Free NADA on line membership (1 year)

Terms and conditions

Deposits are non refundable unless the organisers have to cancel a category in which case, deposits are returned in full.

The balance for each category is due on arrival at the venue and must be paid before entering the competition.

We need at least 3 entrants for a competition category to run.

If you are entering more than one category, there may be limited time to change.  Please bear this in mind when planning costuming.

Judges decisions are final.

Prizes are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash value.