What is the Belly Off?
The Live Music Belly-Off is a competition that focuses on impromptu dancing to a live band. All contestants will receive a short taxim followed by an upbeat tune to finish their mini set. The upbeat tune will be drawn from Ishtar’s repertoire and challengers perform the selected tune on the spot. The panel of knowledgeable judges will determine the winners! The competition is open to dancers of all styles!
The Recorded Music Competition was a new addition to the 2013 Festival and will have 4 categories: Entertainer (professional), Rising Star, Troupe, and Youth Bellydance Division for children under 12! Music will be 5 minutes in length max for soloists, 6 minutes for troupes, and 4 minutes max for Youth Division.
Not interested in participating? That is fine! Join us as we cheer on our local favorites in an exciting evening of Belly-rocking tunes provided by Pittsburgh’s very own Ishtar! Admission to the show is $10 in advance and $15 at the door! Not only are you seeing an intense competition, but you will see the judges and past winners performances as well as have access to many vendors!
Download a registration form here: Registration 2014 Belly PDF
Entry fee: $65 for solo contestants and $80 for groups. Register by paypal or by check. Contact Janim at JENGAL55 at gmail dot com for registration information by check! Read below for category information! Once you have purchased your registration, you will be contacted for which category you wish to enter!
This year we will have three categories in the Recorded Music Section and 2 in the Live Music section:
Prizes: Cash and fun prizes to be awarded to our belly-off champions. If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact us! Email to jengal55 at gmail dot com
Competition Rules and Criteria: Click here for the details!
November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Pittsburgh Dance Center
4765 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224