The Bellydance Competition Handbook
Raq-it At Your Next Competition!
Do not make the mistake of thinking you know everything there is to know about competitions because you have been to a couple. Each competition is different, and getting insider tips from a judge and former competitor is a major help!
If you are looking for advice and tips on competing in a belly dance competition, this book is it! Jennifer is a multi-award winning, world champion belly dancer, and in this book, she shares about all of her blunders, triumphs and, failures in learning the “formula for success” at belly dance contests. She has gone on to judge at several belly dance competitions around the nation and is happy to share this book full of blunt explanations of what the belly dance contest life is really like for a dancer.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or completely new to the belly dance competition circuit, you will find something useful in each chapter as it takes you step by step into the mental and physical preparation you will need to do very well at the belly dance contest.
Why Should I Buy The Bellydance Competition Handbook?
When I first began competing, I had no clue about what to do and what that magic formula for success would be. With time and experience, I figured it out. With this book, you can prevent spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and countless mistakes.
What You Will Learn
- An in-depth breakdown of strategies to win
- Timeline of when to start getting things together
- Advice on how to boost your “look” for competition
- Ideas on how to stand out from all of your competitors and come closer to a win!
- Blunt and honest advice dancers aren’t sharing. You will be reading a book written by a judge and winner. Use the blunt insider tips and lift the facade.
- Learn how competition pieces differ from regular performances
- Choreography advice
- What to look for when researching competitions
- how to handle any stress
- And so much more…
We cover musicality from the perspective of a previous multi-award winning musician (I played in competitive band and orchestra for 10 years).
Read what others had to say….
I particularly enjoyed the information on how to pick the best competition for me! Knowing how to evaluate a competition to ensure it will be a good fit for me is going to save a lot of money, time and frustration. Before reading this guide, I felt like I should go for any and everything I saw, but now I’m making myself a small, select list of where to compete. Also,the music theory and how to make a visual outline of the music to ease choreography was huge for me! Thank you!
It’s a very realistic approach to things and removed the veil so to speak. it presented a really good gauge of how to know if competing is for me or not and then how to attack it.
Your personal anecdotes. Your experience is priceless and sharing all the parts, good and bad, made this book a page turner (yep finished it in one sitting)- but will definitely be re-reading it for preparation for my next competition.
Excellent material and great organization for presenting it. Loved how you blended in your personal experiences and showed your personality through your writing!!! 🙂
The ‘dark’ reality of bellydance competitions, the chapter about trainings, and parts which talks about food…lots of small details. I wish I read this before my first competition last year so I would have taken my own food with me…
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thinking about competing? You need The Bellydance Competition Handbook by Jennifer. Great tool, easy to read, and very valid arguments
I will be honest, when I first started competing, I did not ask for help. I thought that all I had to do to win was have a nice performance with good technique and a pretty costume and that would win, but I was soooo wrong! These things will NOT win a competition and had I had a resource like this when I began, I would have saved a whole lot of time and money those first few years.
Many do not want to share their best secrets for fear that they will be beaten by another at a competition, but here, we lift the veil and share it all. So do yourself a favor and buy this book and save hundreds if not thousands now by avoiding ultra-common mistakes.