Oriental Amateur Bellydance Competition


If you want to win a competition, whether for experience or acclaim, this could be for you.  Our amateur group is partly about getting feedback on your dance to help your development.
Please Note:  All competitors must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition

To enter:  £35
Pay a non refundable deposit of £15 now and the balance of £20 on registration at the festival.



We class amateurs as dancers for whom this is mainly a hobby.  You may do the occasional paid gig but the money does not constitute a main part of your income.  This is a solo category.

‘Oriental’ can be a majency, a classical song or orchestral piece.

  • 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..

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

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

Oriental Professional Solo

Oriental Group

Folklore solo

Folklore group

Baladi / Sha’abi solo

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Click here to see the amazing prizes for the winner

If you win the Amateur Oriental solo competition, see what you get.

Oriental Amateur Winner

Interview for NADA magazine

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

Aini ya Aini pack of goodies.

Trophy & Diploma

2nd Prize

Free online NADA 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.