What is the Belly Off?
The 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!
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! Purchase tickets here!
Entry fee: $40 for solo contestants and $50 for groups. Register by paypal or by check. Contact Janim at JENGAL55 at gmail dot com for registration information!
This year we will have three categories with a maximum total number of participants limited to 20:
Entertainer - 3 or more years of professional bellydance experience. One prop required.
Headliner - less than 3 years professional bellydance experience
Troupe - groups of 2 or more people
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
Meet our Distinguished Judges: Sherena, Amartia, Kweilin Nasar, and Holly Kirby