Oriental Professional Bellydance Competition


Entry for a solo:  £35
Pay your £15 non refundable deposit now to secure your place and £20 on registration at the festival.

Be crowned the first ‘Alba Orientale’ winner.

This category is for professional dancers in the oriental style.
Please Note:  All competitors must have purchased at least one workshop before being able to enter the competition

See below for full details.




This category is for those who earn part of their main income through dancing.  The occasional paid gig doesn’t count but weekly performing and teaching or teaching/performing at festivals does.  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.

Important: all competitors 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.

Want to enter more than one competition?  Just add another to your basket.
Oriental Amateur solo

Oriental Group

Folklore solo

Folklore group

Baladi / Sha’abi solo

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Click here to see the amazing prizes

This competition is really worth winning – just look at these prizes – invitations and workshops at 4 international festivals – and more:

Oriental Professional Winner

Teach at Alba Oriental 2021

Perform in Alba Oriental Saturday Gala show 2021

Perform in Alba Oriental Saturday Gala show 2020

Gold ticket to Alba Oriental 2021

30% discount off Eman Zaki costume from Farida Dance

FULL PASS at Raqs Ireland 2020 by Katya Kiipli

5 workshops & performance at Etoiles D’Orient Festival

Aini ya Aini – Oriental Professional full package & merchandising + performance at Aini ya Aini gala show.

Trophy & Diploma

2nd Prize

Free online NADA membership (1 year)

Fantasia Dancers Day Ticket 2020 – London Festival


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.