Registrations for the 2018 edition will open around 1 Marts 2018.
There are six competition categories in Danish Open Bellydance (2018):
- Tomorrow’s Stars (Professionel and semi-professionel level / Saturday show)
- Soloist (Professionel level / Saturday show)
- Grand Diva (Professionel and semi-professionel level / Saturday show)
- Tabla solo live (Professional and semi-professional level / Saturday show)
- Oriental Fusion (Professional and semi-professional level /Sunday show)
- Group (Professional and semi-professional level / Sunday show)
The winners of each category will be announced at the end of the show after the category is conducted. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Rules and scoring – Soloist, Grand Divas, Tomorrow’s Stars and Tabla live solo:
- Rules and scoring Soloist and Grand Diva categories (pdf)
- Rules and scoring Tomorrow’s Stars category (pdf)
- Rules and scoring Tabla Solo live (tba)
Judges 2018: TBA
Rules and scoring – Group:
This is an all-encompassing category for Middle Eastern belly dance styles (baladi, saidi, classical oriental, maleya, khaleegi, shaarbi etc.) but not tribal, fusion, or gothic. Regardless of the chosen style, the groups will be scored on the basis of the same criteria. Correct costumes for folklore style.
Judges 2018: TBA
Rules and scoring – Oriental fusion:
Both solo dancers, duos and groups are allowed in the category. It is expected that the dancer(s) will perform a routine. The routine must have elements from oriental belly dance. Either/or in the form of movements, music, costumes ect. Examples of fusions could be Spanish/Arabic dance, Gothic, Belly Funk and much more. As long there are elements of oriental belly dance you are welcome to combine all sorts of styles.
Judges 2018: TBA
Fees and other practical information
- It is required that all participants who have not entered the competition before send a link to a video (YouTube etc.) or send a Video via e-mail with a small clip of a dance to email@example.com. Shortly after you will receive an e-mail with a notice if you are to enter the competition and in which category. The video can be from a show or a short intro taped in your living room :-). Please notice: If you have competed in the competition before we will use your rank to guide you to the best category (Tomorrow’s Stars/Soloist).
- A minimum of 3 dancers/groups is required before each category is conducted. If necessary there will be a maximum of dancers in each category.
- Entry fee for soloists in all categories is: DKK 200 / €27.
- The entry fee for one Group is DKK 200 / €27 per Group member. Also groups in Oriental fusion category.
- If a dancer enters two or more categories there will be a discount.
- Entry spots will not be guaranteed until all registration forms and fees are received.
- Contestants may enter in more than one category if they fit the criteria. No entries will be accepted at the door. Pre-registration is required.
- All amounts will be charged in DKK.
- If you have participated in Danish Open Bellydance before, please be aware that we will use a photo of you on Facebook taken at the competition.
If you wish us to use another photo please feel free to send us the photo via mail@DanishOpenBellydance with your initial registration.
When you send the registration form you accept that
- The photos and videos shot at the competition can be used by Danish Open Bellydance.
- That you have read the PDF concerning scoring and rules.
- Registration is binding, no refund should you choose later on not to participate.
- You automaticaly become a member of the Danish Open Bellydance support assosiation the following year.
Registration all competitions
Shortly after we have recieved your application you will recieve a mail from – We do our very best to answer you as soon as we possible can. When your participation is approved you will recieve an invoice and further informations regarding your participation.
Registration form will be found here around 1 Marts 2018.
The judges at the Danish Open Bellydance competition are typically professional dancers. They sit at the front of the audience, facing the stage, and observe all of the dances. Each judge completes a score sheet for each routine by awarding points for various categories. Judges may also write comments on their score sheets or, in some cases, record audio comments, for the benefit of the dancers and their choreographers.
As in many other dance styles, judging in belly dance is inherently subjective. Although there may be a general consensus that one dancer “looks better” than another, it can be difficult to agree on what makes one dancer a 7 and another a 9 in a particular routine component. Over time, as judges, instructors, and dancers become more experienced with our scoring system, more consensus may emerge.
Therefore the dancer must expect differences in marks from different judges. This range of differences implies that “observer bias” determines some of the marks given by a judge. However, averaging over a number of scores from different judges will reduce the effect of this bias in the final score.