Must be at least 18 years old to enter.
Must submit your video before the competition closing date. Once you register for the competition, you have 10 days to learn and upload your video to the BDE site. However if you register within less then 10 days before the Competition Deadline, then you will ONLY have until the deadline to upload your video and you will not get the full 10 days.
Chosen dancers are responsible for all their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Chosen dancers will receive free tuition to all festival workshops not conflicting with scheduled rehearsals.
Chosen dancers must be available for scheduled rehearsals the week prior to the 1st performance. Rehearsal week will consist of intensive training of at least 8 hours per day.
Bellydance Evolution will provide all the troupe costumes for cast. You may be asked to provide a solo costume for your solo in the Pre-show.
Chosen dancers will be responsible for all alterations (i.e. adding hooks and snaps) to their troupe costumes.
There will be no monetary compensation for rehearsals but you will receive $75 for the 1st performance and $50 for each additional performance (If there are more then one).
The casting is for the local festival only, not for the permanent touring company.
Rehearsal videos of the show choreography will be provided to you before rehearsals start. Participants must learn all choreography material provided to them via video PRIOR to rehearsal week.
Chosen dancers must be willing to perform as a supporting member of the troupe, even if they are not cast as a soloist.
Due to the high physical & mental demand for this production and rehearsal schedule, dancers may be cut from all or part of the show if they are not capable of executing the choreography to the standards of Bellydance Evolution.
*The People’s Choice Award – Once the winners are announced, there will be a 2nd competition where people can vote for their favorite dancer out of the COMPETITION WINNERS. The dancer who receives the most votes at the end of the voting will be the People’s Choice winner and will be given a special solo performance spot in the pre-show. You will need to provide their own costume & music for that solo.
Due to the demand of the schedule we can no longer offer People’s Choice to all competitors. Only the dancers that have been cast in the show will be included in the People’s Choice Competition.
We are excited to have you as part of this great experience. We appreciate your enthusiasm & positive attitude. We want to keep this a safe & positive environment, so please understand that any negative talk, gossip or other unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and will result in elimination from the contest and show.
BDE choreography is not allowed to be performed/filmed/posted online outside of the BDE show, unless approved in advance by Jillina.
Submission fee is $25 & nonrefundable.