Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Bellydancer Of The Universe

2023 Bellydancer of the Universe Competition and Icon Awards

#BDUC33 Mashup - Virtual / Live -- Best of Both! Summer 2023 Hollywood California USA $5000.00 (USD) CASH Prize! ENTER NOW to the 33rd Annual Bellydancer of the Universe Competition & Icon Awards! Sunday Aug. 27, 2023, 1 to 5 pm Preliminaries and Semi-Finals are video submissions, and Finalists dance *live* on the Hollywood stage!

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Registration Information

  • ~ * ~ Semi-Finalists and Finalists chosen by virtual (video) submission. 36 videos go to the semi-finals, the top 3 in each of our 12 categories. These 36 will compete with their originally submitted video, and will receive a certificate of accomplishment, a free admission to the live Finals event, and a request to participate in the Icon Award Ceremony. The 12 Finalists, the one with the highest score in *each category*, will be requested to perform live at the event on Sunday, August 27, 2023, in Hollywood, CA. The top score out of the 12 Finalists, will receive $5000 cash, the title of Bellydancer of the Universe 2023, workshop and personal appearances globally, and a new costume from Turquoise Interantial valued at $1000. ~ * ~

  • VIDEO SUBMISSION DATES: Now thru May 15, 2023 ; JUDGING: May 15 - May 31, 2023 ; CONTESTANT NOTIFICATION: June 1, 2023

  • SOLO / DUETS: 2:30-2:45 minutes ; GROUPS: 3:30 - 4:00 minutes

  • Enter as many categories as you wish (payment will be made on each entry), and you may enter the same video in more than one category *IF* the category description applies. Detailed packet of information will follow after your payment is received. Your payment reserves your spot in your category but you do not have to submit your videos until the May 15 deadline.

  • Anyone going overtime will be disqualifed. Any copyright infringement will result in disqualification. No logos, intros, watermarks allowed, you will be disqualified. No nudity, no live animals. Here is a Youtube video on how to blur parts of a video to help you blur unwanted items from your video: https://youtu.be/BsRPwEr5ON4

  • To insure proper registration, PLEASE CHECK the Global Category Descriptions Page on our website before filling out and submitting this registration form: https://tinyurl.com/BDUC2023Categories

  • ~ * ~ NO REFUNDS should you change your mind OR due to any disasster or act of God. ~ * ~

  • NOTE: If you would like to signup for additional  categories after you have originally entered, you will need to use a different email address other than the one previously used with your original entry.

  • NOTE 2: Before submitting your video to Bellydancer of the Universe, please post it on YouTube to make sure that it does not have any copyright ifnringement violations, and that it plays within the requested timeframe for your category. SOLO / DUETS: 2:30-2:45 minutes ; GROUPS: 3:30 - 4:00 minutes

  • Is the Contestant a Minor (under 18 years of age)?

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Liability / Media / Music / Confidentiality

  • LIABILITY RELEASE: I hereby agree that I will not hold the Bellydancer of the Universe® Competitions, the event venue, or any of the producers, sponsors, employees, volunteers, or others acting on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “BDUC”), liable for any injury, illness, death or the loss or destruction of any personal property that may occur during, or as a result of my participation in the Bellydancer of the Universe® Competition, Classes, Shows, or other Events (collectively, the “Event”). I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless BDUC for any and all causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in the Events including such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of BDUC. I also agree that all information on the entry form is true and correct. NOTE: Each member of a Group will be required to agree to the terms of the Waiver before they will be allowed to perform.

  • MEDIA RELEASE AGREEMENT: I give Bellydancer of the Universe® Competitions the irrevocable right to use these photographs, recordings, and footage that include myself for advertising, promotion, exhibition, or any lawful purposes on television, or in any newspapers, magazines, internet or any other media. I waive any right to inspect or approve these materials that may be created and appear in connection therewith. I agree that MEDIA RELEASE AGREEMENT: Bellydancer of the Universe®Competitions owns the trademark and copyright to these materials and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on any usage of the materials or works derived therefrom, including but not limited to claims for either invasion of privacy or libel.

  • MUSIC DISCLAIMER: Tonya and Atlantis , BDUC, Bellydancer of the Universe®, Belly Dancer of the Universe®, Bellydance Expo, Bellydance XPO™, RS Associates are not responsible for my choice of music or any copyright infringement resulting thereof.

  • CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT: I agree that information relating to the Belly Dancer / Bellydancer of the Universe® Competitions format, judging, promotion, and operations will be considered Proprietary and Confidential. I will hold all confidential and proprietary information in confidence and will not use such information except as may be authorized by the Producers and will prevent its unauthorized dissemination. I acknowledge that unauthorized disclosure could cause irreparable harm and significant injury to the BDUC.

  • Should I be one of the 36 Semi-Finalist and/ or one of the 12 live Finalists in the Bellydancer The Universe 2023, I agree to keep these results confidential until the date of the event, on Sunday, August 27, 2023

  • Should you not be able to attend our Icon Awards Ceremony, we will email you your certificate.

  • NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel or change the event and/or location, judges, teachers, etc at any time. We are not responsible for any financial losses to you personally as a contestant, vendor, or attendee.

Parental Consent and Duet / Group Info

  • CONSENT OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN REQUIRED IF UNDER 18 YEARS OLD. I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor listed below. I hereby give my express irrevocable consent for my child/guardian to participate in this event. In addition, I personally guarantee that he/she shall not dis-affirm this contract during his/her period of minority and agree to fully indemnify you with respect to any actions brought by my child with regard to this release. INDICATE THE MINORS LEGAL AND STAGE NAME in the box below, plus the LEGAL GUARDIAN OR PARENT who must sign this form. Please list what Category and Style they are performing in. DUETS / GROUPS: Please give us the name of your duet (2 people) or group (3 or more people), as well as list the Legal and Stage Name of everyone participating in the performance

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Competition Categories and General Admission Tickets

Item Qty. Max Limit Price

Egyptian Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Universal American Cabaret Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Drum Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Taxsim / Beledi Taqsim Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Fusion Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Speciality Prop Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

Folkloric Solo

Ages 18 and up

1 $125.00 each

God / Goddess Solo

No one under 45 years old. ANY Style.

1 $125.00 each

Prince / Princess Solo

17 years and under.

1 $125.00 each

Creative Choreography Solo

This category is open to All Ages. Everyone must dance to the performance piece on the website, category page.

1 $125.00 each


ALL AGES, ANY STYLE DUET - 2 performers. All ages: kids, teens, and adults may compete or combine all ages into a Duet.

1 $220.00 each


ALL AGES, ANY STYLE GROUP, 3 or more. All ages: kids, teens, and adult groups may compete or combine all ages into one group. $330.00 for 3 persons ($330 minimum), PLUS $110 for each additional person.

1 $330.00 each

Additional Members of All Ages Group

NOTE: If members are under 18 years old, responsible party must submit regiatration forms. Please email the names of all persons in the group: both Legal and Dance Names and the total Number of Persons in the group to: atlantis@bellydanceroftheuniverse.com

10 $110.00 each

Champion of the Universe

Winners of each eligible category will perform their Preliminary/Original routine to determine the Champion of the Universe!

0 Free


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