“Some believe to compete is only to win; we believe competitions can help us uncover our weakness and lead us to a path of self-discovery.
Our true opponents are but ourselves. Setting a goal will help you grow and enrich your skill level through preparing and vigorous training”
Age: 15 years or older 5 or more years or experience in Oriental Dance.
Finalists will compete with NYCairo live Orchestra!
Limited to: 22 Competitors
Age: 14 years or older Less than 5 years of dance experience in Oriental Dance.
Limited to: 15 Competitors
Two or more dancers Maximum 8 dancers/group.
Cost: $80.00 first two, $25.00 each additional dancer
Limited to: 6 Groups
Eligibility: To Qualify to enter any of the competitions you must have signed up for at least one Full Day of NYCairo Festival workshops.
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.
Props: The only props will be allowed are veilks and zills.
Time: 3.5 minutes maximum 4 munities.
First Round Friday May 19th: A song of your choice; the song must follow the Competition Guidelines regarding timing and style.
Second Round Saturday May 20th:
The second round will be performed before our Superstar Gala show, starting at 8:30pm, if you happen to be one of the finalists, The song will be chosen by a lottery pick from one of the 10 songs listed below and will be emailed to you that evening so you can practice to it.
The MP3 files for each song will be published on the site 2 weeks before the start of the festival.
Here are the Classic Song Titiles:
These songs will be recorded tracks and you will be able to study them before the final competition. Let your expertise and professionalism shine through. As a professional your entire performance will be studied by our judges, in addition to the criteria mentioned bellow.
Friday May 19th.
Music: A song of your choice; the song must follow the Competition Guidelines regarding timing and style.
Time: 3.5 munites maximum 4 Minutes.
Once you registered to compete, we will send you a link to upload your music and photo, this link will be emailed to you about two month prior to the opening day of the festival.
Winners Announcement: The announcement will take place the same night of the competition.
Friday May 19th.
Must consist of Two or more dancers, and no more than 8 dancers. There is no time experience required.
Free Style, as long as related to Oriental Dance, this could be Oriental, Folklore or Oriental Fusion.
Props: All allowed
Time: 3.5 munites maximum 4 Minutes