RAQS SHARKI deLUXE

International Oriental Dance Competition for Belly Dancers!

CATEGORIES

In 2020, the full competition will be held live at the gala of the festival. We accept the application of the fastest dancers in each category. But this year, there will be a video pre-selection, that is, a video-based screening of the candidates, which will make sure that the candidate meets the criteria for the category and is sure to enter the category that suits him.

ROYAL

Professionals

The Royal (professional) category’s conditions:

We are looking for professional performers who have at least 4 years of professional dancing experience (ie not in education but in performance and / or education) and also have competing experience and are considered professional dancers, run their own dance school and regular public performers. The level of Royal is expected to be very strong, so the expectations for the quality of the productions are high too! All competitions must meet professional expectations. Otherwise, the competitor may be disqualified or upgraded to Starshine.

Age limit: very belly dancer aged 18 or morecan apply.

StarShine

Advanced amateur level

The Starshine (semi professional/advanced amateur) category’s conditions:

Minimum 4 years experience in belly dancing but maximum 3 years of acting experience and / or maximum 2 years of teaching practice! This category is not for beginners or intermediate, we are looking for semi-professional, amateur advanced dancers who already have sufficient experience in the field of competitions but do not consider themselves to be professional dancers, do not have their own dance school or dance first. their livelihood.

Age limit: very belly dancer aged 18 or morecan apply.

Star Team

Groups (Mixed levels)

The Star-Team category’s conditions:

There is no minimum age for groups, no more than 2 people (so duos are allowed), no maximum. It is also an advanced competition, each member of the group (either all or some) must have a stage routine, consider themselves advanced, semi-professional or professional.

Teachers can also compete with the group.

Mini Princess/ Prince

4-12 years old

Princess/ Prince

13-18 years old

Competition fees

ROYAL Category: 70 EUR

STARSHINE Category: 40 EUR

STAR TEAM Category: 30 EUR/ dancer, in case of more than 4 dancers: 25 EUR Ft/dancer

Mini Princess/ Prince: 35 EUR

Princess/ Prince: 35 EUR

TIMETABLE

Royal category: Semi-final (oriental and folklore rounds) Thursday, 30th April, during the opening party; final on Saturday, May 2, during the “CELESTE” Gala Show.

Starshine Category: Thursday 30th April, during the Opening Party

Starteam category: Thursday, 30th April, during the Opening Party

Princess/Prince és Mini-Princess/Mini-Prince category: Thursday, 30th April, during the Opening Party.

VIDEO PRE-SELECTION AND ADVICE ROUND

All contestants (except Star Team members) must submit a short CV and an up-to-date video of themselves at the time of applying. Based on this, we check the application of the dancers to see if they meet the criteria and apply for the appropriate category. We will send you feedback and the competitor can then finalize their application by depositing.

IMPORTANT!

The dancers will be notified after the registration is completed whether their application has been accepted or not.
Please note that once the maximum number of applicants has been entered, we will not be able to accept any further applicants. That’s why it’s a good idea to hurry up and submit your application in time!

Emphasizing the authenticity of the competition, the event must be Egyptian-style oriental dance or Arabic folklore (see details below), it cannot be a fantasy dance, show dance, drum solo, but these are elements of artistic freedom if the character and style of the number remain authentic.

Musical restraint: if the music contains a drum solo, fantasy, show dance, fusion, etc. details, it should be no more than 1 minute within 3 minutes of choreography. Any accessories that fit your style can be used.

In both the solo and group categories, the duration of productions should not exceed 3 minutes!

A Royal folklór száma esetében, pedig a 2,5 percet!

  • harmony between the dancer and the chosen style and music;
  • technical knowledge;
  • unique parts of music and the way the dancer interprets and implements them on stage;
  • originality and creativity;
  • use of space and stage;
  • communication with the audience;
  • the appearance of the dancer (dress, make-up, elegance);

The above aspects may seem unique and you get used to slightly different aspects compared to other competitions, but DO NOT forget that the jury wants to see high quality, professional and unique performances!

The choreography of Starshine, Princess / Prince, Mini-Princess / Mini-Prince and Star-Team contestants may be from another author (if not a member of the group or a choreography written by his teacher, the third person is in writing consent is also required). For the Royal category, you can only participate in your own choreography, both semi-finals and finals.

ROYAL CATEGORY

Professional dancers also have to do separate folklore and oriental choreography. We will be crowned the winner of the ROYAL category who, after summing up the semi-finals (folklore and oriental), will qualify for the top 8 and win it.

The Royal finals will follow the folklore and oriental semifinals! After scoring the semi-finals (folklore and oriental), the top 5 dancers will qualify for the finals.

This means that the contestants have to <> have three choreographies as follows:

  1. semifinal a folklore and an oriental choreography for independently selected music, in accordance with the conditions mentioned above
  2. one for the final , which is made for a ‘tarab’ song (classic or modern Egyptian rendering). To each Queen rider, we will send you a list of 8 tarab songs. From these songs, the contestant selects the three songs he likes best, and sends the title back to us. One of these three will be selected by the jury for the dancer as final music – with all finalists chosen to avoid repetition. Of course, all of this happens in advance: once the entry into the semi-finals is announced, we send out the music immediately, the competitor has to send back the chosen three songs within one week, and the following week we send back the one to finally prepare . So, in the finals, you have to perform your own choreography for a classic song from our list and confirmed by us – to help you prepare, while keeping the exciting challenges and professional specialty of the competition.

The fantastic awards of the XI. CAIRO! Fest Budapest!

All winners receive cups and diplomas, and the winners of the solo categories will be crowned!

ROYAL Category prizes

ROYAL 1. place

– professional belly dance costume designed by EMAN ZAKI (Egypt)

– professional photo session with Tunde Dora www.tundedora.com

– RAKSTAR VIP PACKAGE 2020 in Miami, USA by Virginia www.rakstar.net

– Bellydance League Festival (Moscow, Russia) by Elena Ramazanova – Full Pass

– PARTICIPATION IN THE NILE GROUP FESTIVAL IN CAIRO – 50% off any chosen workshop package and gratis nomination for the professional competition
www.nilegroup.net

– Iana’s Belly Dance Life Podcast – Interview with the Royal Winner www.ianadance.com

– jewelry set by JADA Studio

ROYAL 2. place

– Professional costume by OLGA AIDA

– FULL PASS for Oriental Marathon Festival 2020 by Sharon Mesguich www.oriental-marathon-festival.com/

– Bellydance League Festival (Moscow, Russia) by Elena Ramazanova – Full Pass

– Arrabona Festival (Győr, Hungary) by Selena – Full Pass and performance on the Gala Show

‘Enchanted Ocean’ Designer Dance Scarf by SCHÄFER FASHION, Katalin Schäfer www.schaferfashion.com

– 200 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

ROYAL 3. place

– Oriental Xpression (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) by Annie Ong – Full Pass 

– Oriental Love (Serbia) by Leila – Full Pass

–  Professional Costume by Emília Design

– 100 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

STARSHINE Category prizes

Starshine 1. place

– Professional designer belly dance costume personally designed for the winner by SCHÄFER FASHION, Katalin Schäfer www.schaferfashion.com

– BELLYQUALITY FESTIVAL 2020 in Madrid, Spain by Yolanda Nahid – Full Pass

– Saigon International Festival (Vietnam) by Linh Doan – Full Workshop Pass

– Arrabona Festival (Győr, Hungary) by Selena: Workshops and performance on the Gala Show

– 300 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

Starshine 2. place

– Oslo Oriental (Norway) by Helene Skugen  – 4 Workshops Pass

– ALEXANDRIA PACK at the 12th CAIRO! Festival Budapest in 2020

– 200 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

– Oriental CD and DVD giftpack from the Teachers of CAIRO! Festival

Starshine 3. place

– 3 WORKSHOPS (1 Cairo, 1 Budapest and 1 Inspiration) at the 12th CAIRO! Festival Budapest in 2020

– 100 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

– Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design

– Oriental CD and DVD giftpack from the Teachers of CAIRO! Festival 

STAR TEAM Category prizes

Star Team 1. place

– Tarabesque (Spain) by Salima: Gala Show Performance and a Workshop for free for the group in 2020

– Two WORKSHOPS for each member (1 CAIRO and 1 INSPIRATION) at the 12h CAIRO! Festival Budapest in 2020

– Oriental Love (Serbia) by Leila: 50% off the Full Pass in 2019 for every member

– 20% discount on training and accessories from Mashalai www.mashalai.it

– DINASMA Design jewelry set

Star Team 2. place

– Workshops and gala show performing opportunity on the Arrabona Festival in Győr, Hungary in 2020 organized by Selena

– Two WORKSHOPS for each member (1 BUDAPEST and 1 INSPIRATION) at the 12th CAIRO! Festival Budapest in 2020

– Oriental CD and DVD gift package by the festival’s teachers

– Gift package from Sultan Center

Star Team 3. place

– Two WORKSHOPS for each member (1 BUDAPEST & 1 INSPIRATION) at the 12th CAIRO! Festival Budapest in 2020

– CAIRO! Festival gift package

– Gift package from Sultan Center

PRINCESS Category Prizes

Princess 1. place

– Raks el Hob (Hong Kong) by Maggie Jerome – VIP Pass in 2019

– Alexandria Package for CAIRO! Fest Budapest 2020

– 300 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

– Dance accessory from Mashalai www.mashalai.it

– Arrabona Festival (Győr, Hungary) by Selena: Workshops and performance on the Gala Show

 Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear by “Kristály Kuckó”

Princess 2. place

– Dance accessory from Mashalai

– Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear by “Kristály Kuckó”

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

–  200 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

Princess 3. place

– Dance accessory from Mashalai

– Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear by “Kristály Kuckó”

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

– 100 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

MINI-PRINCESS Category prizes

Mini Princess 1. place

– VIP Pass for Al Hayat Festival – Ukraine, by Kristina Derkach

– Professional Dinasma costume

– Dance training skirt from Mashalai

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

– “Kristály Kuckó” – Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear.

Mini Princess 2. place

– Dance training skirt from Mashalai

– “Kristály Kuckó” – Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

– CAIRO! Festival gift package

Mini Princess 3. place

– Dance training skirt from Mashalai

– “Kristály Kuckó” – Exclusive crystal gift package for stage dance wear

–  Oriental costume accessories by CINI Dress Design www.cini.hu

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice award for soloist (only one soloist from all the categories):

– Hezz Ya Wezz (Bulgaria) by Warda – Full Pass

– 300 ? value of gift voucher by JADA Studio

People’s Choice award for groups: 

– Two free workshops per each member at 12th CAIRO! Festival in 2020