Folklore Solo Competition


This category, Folklore, is for traditional dances from around Egypt.  See below for details.
Please Note:  All competitors must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition

Cost:  £35
Pay a non refundable deposit of £15 and the balance of £20 is due at registration.




Do you love the traditional side of bellydance?  From Reda style to authentic traditional styles, we love it all.  Capture the essence of the style and this prize could be yours……  This is a solo category.

We classify folklore as:  Saidi, Nubian, Alexandrian – any specific regional traditional style.  Not baladi or sha’abi.  If unsure, feel free to contact us

  • 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.

Competitors 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 group

Baladi / Sha’abi solo

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Click here to see the amazing prizes for the winner

Folklore solo Winner

Pass for professional development with Mohamed Kazafy 2021

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

50% discount at Raqs Ireland 2020 by Katya Kiipli

Trophy & Diploma

2nd Prize

Free On line membership to NADA (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.