Oriental Bellydance Group Competition


Do your group want the festival experience?  Enter this fabulous competition to get feedback and help you develop as a performance group.
Please Note:  All competitors must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition

Pay your non refundable deposit of £40 and the balance at registration.  See below for costs.



We love groups and groups entering the competition.  The diversity of the content that a group / troupe performance allows is really special.

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

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

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:  Variable
2 – 5 performers:  £20 each
6+ performers:  £12 each
A non refundable deposit of £40 to reserve your place – the balance will be due at the festival registration.

Important:  All competitors need to 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

Folklore solo

Folklore group

Baladi / Sha’abi solo

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Click here to see the amazing prizes

See what an amazing prize your group can win:

Oriental Group Winners

Free online NADA membership for each person

Free tickets to Friday night show 2021

Performance slot to open Friday night show 2021

Shimmy up North at Borwick hall: £50 discount per person for 22 – 24th May 2020 and option to perform on Friday night.  Click here for details of this weekend.

Medals & Diplomas

2nd Prize

Free online NADA membership for troupe members. (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.