Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant
Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24,
Saturday 11:00AM-8:00PM, Sunday 12:30-9:00PM
Orinda Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda
see website for detailed schedule and registration information
Belly Dancer of the Year is an international event, drawing competitors from Asia, Canada, Europe, and Central America. "Belly Dancer of the Year" is recognized as the premier title in belly dancing, opening the door to teaching workshops, starring in performances, and DVD appearances. Previous winners include Delilah in 1977, Alexandra King in 1988, Judeen in 1993, Aziza in 2002, Shoshanna in 2004, and Oreet in 2007. Many BDOY titleholders have gone on to produce instructional and performance DVDs and teach workshops at high profile events around the world.
BDOY is a volunteer-supported community event. Its mission is to give qualified dancers a fair and equal opportunity to exhibit their skills on a professional stage, promote and elevate the art of belly dance, and support the belly dance community.