Competition

CLEOPATRA Dance Fest Competition

 

Many look at a competition as a chance to win a title, a crown, & to make a name for yourself.

However, it is most important to look at a competition as a way to win against yourself, how to be the best you can be, and how to be a better dancer than the one you used to be yesterday, through training and preparation.

Remember: no matter the outcome, you always win the grandest prize of all- the courage to compete.

We wish each of  you good luck!

Welcome to the Cleopatra Dance Fest
Competition Of The Year!

Welcome to the Cleopatra Dance Fest

Competition Of The Year!

There are 4 Categories at Cleopatra Dance Fest: Cleopatra Queen, Cleopatra Princess, Cleopatra Junior and Croup Category competition.

For Questions regarding the Competition packages & prices

CLEOPATRA Queen
Professional Category
TWO ROUNDS
Age: 15 years or older, 5 or more years of experience in Oriental Dance.
Second-round Finalists will compete with Cleopatra live Orchestra
CLEOPATRA Princess
Intermediate Category
ONE ROUND
Age: 12 years or older Less than 5 years of dance experience in Oriental Dance

CLEOPATRA Group
Group Category
ONE ROUND
Two or more dancers Maximum 8 dancers per group.


CLEOPATRA Junior
kids Category
ONE ROUND
Age: 8 - 13 years older



Information, Requirements, and Policy

For Solo Competition;

To qualify to enter any of the competition categories you must have signed up for one of Cleopatra workshop Packages.
In these competitions you are allowed to dance to only one of these three styles;

Oriental (Modern or Classic), Shaabi or Baladi, these three styles are not separate categories. Our judges will judge you based on your own interpretation of the style you picked against the other dancers with the style they picked.
Time: 
4 – 5 minutes  maximum 

CLEOPATRA Queen (Two Rounds)

First round:

Recorded music; A song of your choice. The song must follow the Competition guidelines regarding timing and style.

Second Round:

Cleopatra Live Orchestra; Our esteemed Cleopatra Live Orchestra will play for you one of the following 10 songs. Familiarize yourself with these songs, and if you happen to be one of the finalists, you will choose the song for yourself in a random lottery right after you have been announced as a finalist.

- The Cleopatra Crown Finalists’ performance will be just prior to our Superstars Closing Gala Show on July 6, 2024, at 7:30pm.
- Once you registered to compete, please make sure to upload your music at least one month before the show date

Here are the classic song titles:

  1. Dandana – Warda
  2. Seiret Elhub -Oum Kulthoum
  3. Aish Ma’aya – Nagat Esaghira
  4. Baed Annak – Oum Kulthoum
  5. Andah Aliek – Mohamed Shahin
  6. Enta Omri – Oum Kulthoum
  7. Lissa Fakir- Um Kalthoum
  8. Hawel Teftekerny – Abdel Halim Hafez
  9. El Eih Besalouni – Warda
  10. Wana Mali – Warda

CLEOPATRA Princess - One Round

Recorded Music: A song of your choice; the song must follow the Competition Guidelines regarding timing and style.
Time: 
4 – 5 minutes  maximum 
Once you registered to compete, please make sure to upload your music at least one month before the show date

CLEOPATRA Junior - One Round

Recorded Music: A song of your choice; the song must follow the Competition Guidelines regarding timing and style.
Time: 
4 – 5 minutes  maximum 
Once you registered to compete, please make sure to upload your music at least one month before the show date

Cleopatra Group Competition - One Round

Must consist of Two or more dancers, and no more than 8 dancers. FreeStyle as long as it’s related to Oriental Dance, could be Oriental, Folklore, or Oriental Fusion.
Props: All allowed
Time: 4 5 minutes  
maximum                                                                                                                          Once you registered to compete, please make sure to upload your music at least one month before the show date, 

Soloist Judging Criteria:
  • Choreography / Musical interpretation.
  • Technique / use of stage.
  • Stage presence / Make up / Hair.
  • Appropriate costuming / style.
  • Feelings and expression.
Group Judging Criteria:
  • Choreography / Musical interpretation.
  • Synchronization.
  • Technique / use of stage.
  • Stage presence / Make up / Hair.
  • Appropriate costuming / style.
  • Feelings and expression
Winners Announcement

The winner’s announcement will take place on July 6th at the Superstars Closing Gala Show, and the first winner will perform in the closing Gala Show.

CLEOPATRA Winners Prizes

CLEOPATRA Queen

1st Place
  • CLEOPATRA QUEEN Crown
  • CLEOPATRA QUEEN 1st Place Sash 
  • 25% discount of DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • Bronze Workshop Package for CLEOPATRA Dance Fest 2025
  • Performance at CLEOPATRA Dance Fest Opening Gala Show 2025
  • Teaching and Performing at El Helm Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2025

  • 50% Off, Tito Seif MASTER Intensive Program, October 2024, Cairo, Egypt

  • Bellydance Costume by Eman Zaki
  • Certificate signed by our judges
2nd Place
  • CLEOPATRA Crown 2nd Place Sash 
  • 20% discount for DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  •  Show Performance
  • Bellydance Costume by Monalisa Costume designer
  • Certificate signed by our judges
3rd Place
  • CLEOPATRA Crown 3rd Place Sash
  • Miramar Festival St. Petersburg – Russia Full Package 
  • Mohamed Shahin CDs package
  • Certificate signed by our judges

CLEOPATRA Princess

1st Place
  • CLEOPATRA PRINCESS Crown
  • CLEOPATRA PRINCESS 1st Place Sash
  • 20% discount of DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • NYCairo Raks Festival half package 2025
  • Bronze Workshop Package for CLEOPATRA Dance Fest 2025
  • Hezz Ya Wezz Festival Bulgaria full package 2024

  • Belly Dance Costume from our designer Mamduh Moris
  • Certificate signed by our judges
 
 
2nd Place
  • CLEOPATRA PRINCESS 2nd Place Sash
  • 15% discount for DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • Leylet Hub Festival Switzerland full package + Performing at the Gala Show 2025
  • CDs & DVDs package from Mohamed Shahin
  • Bellydance Costume by Mohamed Kamel
  • Certificate signed by our judges
3rd Place
  • PRINCESS Crown 3rd Place Sash
  • Mohamed Shahin CD package
  • Certificate signed by our judges

CEOPATRA Group Category

1st Place
  • CLEOPATRA Crown
  • CLEOPATRA Crown 1st Place Sash 
  • 20% Discount for NYCairo Festival Full package 2025
  • 20% discount on DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • Saidi or Baladi costume dress for each member
  • 20% Discount for Bronze Workshop Package for CLEOPATRA Dance Fest 2025
  • Certificate signed by our judges
2nd Place
  • CLEOPATRA Crown 2nd Place Sash 
  • One free workshop for each member in CLEOPATRA Fest 2025
  • Certificate signed by our judges
3rd Place
  • CLEOPATRA Crown 3rd Place Sash
  • A bag with CLEOPATRA Vendor’s gifts
  • Certificate signed by our judges

CLEOPATRA Junior Category

1st Place
  • CLEOPATRA JUNIOR Crown
  • CLEOPATRA JUNIOR 1st Place Sash
  • 25% discount of DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • NYCairo Raks Festival half package 2025
  • Bronze Workshop Package for CLEOPATRA Dance Fest 2025
  • Certificate signed by our judges
2nd Place
  • CLEOPATRA JUNIOR 2nd Place Sash
  • 15% discount for DLAE Intensive Week 2024
  • CDs & DVDs package from Mohamed Shahin
  • Certificate signed by our judges
3rd Place
  • CLEOPATRA JUNIOR 3rd Place Sash
  • A bag with CLEOPATRA Vendor’s gifts
  • Certificate signed by our judges

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