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Get The Experience

BLACK FRIDAY SALE
FULL WEEKEND VIP PASS

-Access To All Dance Classes

-Saturday Night After Party

-Cinematic Videos of Friday & Saturday Night (Full Shows)

-Performance Space in THURSDAY Night's Show

-Ticket for Friday and Saturday Night Shows, and Competition

-Access to Shopping & Meet and Greet

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SHOW TICKETS INFO

$15 for Thursday Night

$27 for Friday Night

$35 for Saturday Night

FRIDAY
CLASS PASS

$250.00

-Access to All

Friday Dance Classes

-Participating in Fashion Show

-Ticket for Friday Night Show

-Meet and Greet

-Access to Shopping

SATURDAY
CLASS PASS

$250.00

-Access to

All Saturday Dance Classes

-Saturday Night After Party

-Ticket for the Saturday

Night Show

-Access to Shopping

SUNDAY
CLASS PASS

$250.00

-Access to All

Sunday Dance Classes

-Sunday Night After Party

-Ticket for One Friday or Saturday Night Show

-Access to Shopping 

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COMPETITION 

Rules

1. Music must be no more than five minutes long maximum (soloist or group).
2. Performers must identify the type of music and dance shown (Turkish, Egyptian etc.).
3. For cultural dance categories, the music, dance style, and costumes must be culturally appropriate.

JUDGING

Traditional Cultural Dance Categories (Representing Egyptian, Turkish, Persian, Saudi, Etc.) Points Will Be Awarded to Equal Up to 100 per Judge, and Determined by Percent
-Cultural Authenticity of Dance Style
-Cultural Authenticity of Music
-Cultural Authenticity of Dance Technique
-Cultural Authenticity of Costuming
-The Music and the Dance Style Match/Originate from the Same Culture
-Dynamics, Expressiveness of the Performer
-Overall Presentation of Costumes, Make Up and Hair
-Appropriate Use of Props
-Soloists: Dynamics, Expression, Timing and Transitions
-Groups:  Group Dynamic, Group Timing and Transitions
-Full Use of the Stage
-Engagement with the Audience
-Difficulty/Execution
-Professionalism

Fusion/Tribal/Spanish
-Understanding and Appropriateness of Music
-Understanding and Appropriateness of Mixed Dance Styles
-Creativity and Knowledge of Costuming
-The Music and the Dance Styles Are Congruous
-Dynamics, Expressiveness of the Performer
-Overall Presentation of Costumes, Make Up and Hair
-Appropriate Use of Props
-Soloists: Dynamics, Expression, Timing and Transitions
-Groups: Group Dynamic, Group Timing and Transitions
-Full Use of the Stage
-Engagement with the Audience
-Difficulty/Execution
-Professionalism

Cash and Prizes

REGULATIONS

1. All contestants must sign a release form before the competition. Failure to sign a release form will result in being disqualified from the competition.
2. Check in with staff the day of the competition and no later than two hours before the competition begins or you may forfeit your performance slot.
3. No entries will be accepted after the set deadline.
4. Absolutely no communication with the judges before the competition.
5. Participants in this competition must be at least 18 years or older.
6. Send your MP3 to firestormproductionsinc@gmail.com as soon as you sign up for the competition. Bring a back-up CD with only one song on it with your name and category printed on it. Music to be given to our staff prior to the day of the competition and backup music must be available for testing in the morning prior to the competition.
7. Groups must not exceed five minutes for their complete performance and will be timed. Points will be subtracted for going over the maximum limit. Group Size: min 2 - max 10 participants in a group.
8. All dances will be performed on our main stage only, no dancing off stage.
9. Wear cover-ups over your costume when not performing.
10. Competition Participants, Guest Performers, Vendors, and Judges authorize Firestorm Productions Inc., Beledi Productions and Embrace World Cultures, entities, associates and/or heirs to use or sell any or all photos or videotapes taken during the Festival on the Nile World Dance Competition, for educational, promotional and professional purposes without compensation, releasing all rights to the material.
11. Any competitor winning any category of The Festival on the Nile World Dance Competition, or any of the individual categories of this competition, agrees to use the title of that category correctly, for publicity purposes. (Competition Name, Your Name, Year, Category).
12. All judges' scores are final and will not be released.
13. There will be no refunds of entry fees for any reason other than the cancellation of a category due to lack of participation. Categories must have a minimum of three performances to be judged.
14. Competition organizers/judges may not enter or influence the competition.
15. To remain neutral a judge must opt out of judging their own students, own groups, or anyone related to them (if applicable).

Videotaping Policy:
1. Audience Videotaping is not allowed. Please speak to Firestorm Productions Inc.’s team to purchase a copy of the competition.
2. Audience Photos are not allowed. Please speak with the Dancer’s Eye to purchase photos of the competition.

Performance Interruption:
If the performance is interrupted by a failure on our part, performers may begin their routine again without penalty.  If the performance is interrupted by the performer’s equipment, music, props, costume malfunctions, etc., the team may continue or withdraw from the competition.

Disqualification:
Teams showing inappropriate choreography/costuming/music, participants that were not registered, running over their allotted time, or inappropriate behavior will be disqualified.

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TAKE THE WORKSHOPS,
COMPETE, PERFORM AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE

Please fill out the registration form.
You must have at least a day pass to perform in any of the shows. 

EXTRA

-Drum Class with Fadi el Sabeh

-T-Shirts

-Breakfast with Instructors

-Saturday Night Dinner with Gala Showcase

-Full and Individual Videos for Each Show

-Custom Video Packages

-Sunday Maharajah Flamenco Trio Live Dinner and Show