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“Oriental Expression Awards” is an Institution that organizes Dance Competitions, aiming at not just promoting traditional and modern dance trends and techniques, but also at rewarding all those who serve the art of Dancing and always strive for the best.


4th Spring International Bellydance Competition

SUNDAY 17 March 2019

The 4th International Bellydance Competition presents the «Queen» of Oriental Rhythms,  Alla Kushnir, as a special guest (teacher and honorable Judge).
The Competition is open to Dancers of all levels (Beginners, Advanced and Professional) from Greece and Abroad.

It features all styles of Oriental dance (Folklore and Modern) as well as Tribal Fusion Bellydance. Mrs Anna Dimitratou is the Artistic Director and President of the Committee, alongside internationally acclaimed teachers and dancers.

The Competition will take place on Sunday 17th of March 2019 at “Anna & Maria Kalouta” ArtSpace (Timokreontos 6A, N. Kosmos).

Registrations Deadline:  28th of February 2019



  • Presentation time limit:
    2 minutes (Beginners and Advanced)
    3 minutes (Professional level and Group category)

  • Contestants dance separately with the respective music of their own choice.
    In case of an increased number of participants, there will be SEMIFINALS. For the purpose of Semifinals, the Organizers will provide contestants with a specific music track. Participants with the six highest  scores at the Semifinals will present their choreography with their own music, individually, to the Judge Panel.

  • Props (fan veils, saidi sticks, veils etc.) are allowed only in Advanced and Professional Categories. In the Beginners category the ONLY props allowed are veils.

  • Groups consist of 3 dancers and more (groups of 2 dancers will participate in the DUET category).

  • In Groups there can be an age exception for one participant

  • Participation of the teacher/choreographer is not allowed in the Group Category

  • Acceptable beginner costumes are oriental / tribal costume or leggings, bustier and bellydance / tribal waist scarf.

  • Music tracks must be sent via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than the 3rd of March 2019. Tracks that exceed the aforementioned time limit will not be accepted.

  • Participants are not allowed to enroll in solo categories of different levels (Beginners, Advanced and Professional). Multiple participations are allowed in a solo category of a certain level, group and open level categories.

  • Participants are responsible for their personal belongings.

* Those who are interested in getting International Diplomas by Oriental Expression in collaboration with International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO) have to participate annually in this Competition, in the respective level (Level 1,2,3) so that they can be graded by the Judge’s panel.



Participants are judged by an extensive Committee that consists of well-known teachers, choreographers and dance experts:

The PRESIDENT of the Committee is Mrs. Anna Dimitratou, and the World famous guest Alla Kushnir as the HONORABLE JUDGE.

  • ANNA DIMITRATOU: Creative Director of Artistic Studio Oriental Expression, Bellydance and Bollywood Teacher, performer and choreographer
  • ALLA KUSHNIR (honored Judge): World famous Bellydance teacher, choreographer and performer.
  • YARA DAGHER: Bellydance performer and teacher, Oriental Costume Designer, Judge in oriental competitions, choreographer and owner of the Fuente Dance Studio.
  • NELLY GLIKIOTI: Performer, master teacher and choreographer. Organizer of Orient Cyprus International Bellydance Festival”
  • FENIA BOTSI: Performer, teacher and choreographer of Tribal Fusion and Latin, founder “Con-fusion Troupe”
  • SAMIRA MASREYA: Performer, teacher and choreographer of Bellydance, founder “Bellyhood”
  • MALEK NIKOS: Bellydance performer and teacher, instructor of “Malek Group” located on Crete - Greece
  • ELISAVET DAKOUTROU: Performer, teacher and choreographer of Tribal Fusion
  • NTIA PILATOU: International Bellydancer and teacher, Dance School owner and organizer of “Venus” Festival.
  • KALYPSO: : Performer, teacher and choreographer of Tribal Fusion , co-organizer of “Ignis Fest”, founder of “Amaroses Troupe”, “Somnia Troupe”
  • GIOULINA DASKALOPOULOU: :Performer, teacher and choreographer, owner of “Anahata Studio”, co-organizer of “Ignis Fest”
  • GIANNA SPANOU: Dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, owner of the “Instep Dance Studios”, Dance Competition’s judge.

 The contestants will be judged on the basis of their Technique, Choreography, Synchronization (for Duets and Groups), Costume, Stage Presence and Musicality.



  • Every participant shall receive a Participation Certificate.

  • The winners of each category (1st, 2nd and 3rd price) win:
    a. Medal (Gold, Silver or Bronze) from Oriental Expression Awards,
    b. Signed Certification From the by all the Judges 
    c. Special Present with Oriental Expression Awards logo.

  • 1st price for all categories wins: 1 gold statuette of distinction




The fee for each participant is 25 euro (Early bird until 31st December 2018) and 30 euro as of the 1st January 2019 and includes:

  • Contestant’s performance
  • Free entrance in the Show that follows, where Alla Kushnir and exquisite guest artists and dancers from across the globe will perform.


* For participation in more than one category there is an additional charge of 15 euro per category

  • Viewers’ entrance for the Competition and the following Show: 10 euro


Information  - Registrations

Artistic Studio Oriental Expression – Oriental Expression Awards
Antiopis 31, Aghios Dimitrios – Dafni Metro Station (Agios Dimitrios – Striggari Exit)

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