2023 Dance Competition

2023 Dance Competition

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6th Annual Hong Kong International Egyptian Dance Festival 2023

Dance Competitions

Dec 18, from 2 pm

Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Dance For Life Charitable Organisation and Dance Nefertiti Egyptian Dance School invite professionals and ardent fans of Egypt’s captivating culture to join them for their International Egyptian Dance Competition. Featuring an esteemed judging team, including renowned international dance masters from Egypt, this competition provides a perfect opportunity for a cross-continental exchange of knowledge and technique within the mesmerizing realm of ancient movement.

Dance For Life 慈善機構和Dance Nefertiti 埃及及中東舞蹈學校邀請醉心埃及迷人文化的專業人士和粉絲參加「第六屆香港國際埃及舞蹈節」之公開賽。 是次比賽的評審團將包括來自埃及的著名國際舞蹈大師,讓一眾埃及民俗舞蹈的愛好者提供專業及高質素的舞蹈交流及學習的機會。

Competition Categories

Maximum time per dance: 4 minutes


Open to All Ages

Solo with Egyptian live band 埃及樂隊現場伴奏*
USD $120 | HK $950

Solo with CD 個人(CD)
USD $100 | HK $800

Group with CD 團體(CD)
USD $80 | HK $640 per head

*Inclusive of 20 min. rehearsal with live band, extra rehearsal time available by request at a fee, on a first come first serve basis.


Solo 個人
USD $100 | HK $800

Group 團體
USD $80 | HK $640 per head

Junior (aged 15 and below)

Solo 個人
USD $100 | HK $800

Group 團體
USD $80 | HK $640 per head


Professional Solo and Group

  1. Cash Prizes
    1. Champion of Solo with Live Band: USD $1,000
    2. Champion of Solo with CD: USD $800
    3. Champion of Group Dance with CD: USD $1,000
  2. Champion’s Crown
  3. Champions will perform in the Fundraising Gala at the Hong Kong City Hall on 19/12/2023
  4. Trophy for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up
  5. Certificate of Award for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up
  6. 20% Discount Voucher for Costume Bazaar by QUEEN
    for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up

Amateur and Junior

Solo and Group

  1. Champion’s Crown 👑👑
  2. Champion will perform in the Fundraising Gala at the Hong Kong City Hall on 19/12/2023
  3. Trophy for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up
  4. Certificate of Award for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up
  5. 20% Discount Voucher for Costume Bazaar by QUEEN (for the Champion, 1st Runner Up and 2nd
    Runner Up)

Best Costume Award (one winner)

  1. Trophy
  2. Certificate of Award
  3. Egyptian Dance Costume by QUEEN


專業 個人和團體):

  1. 現金獎勵
    1. 樂隊現場伴奏個人組冠軍:1,000美元
    2. 個人(CD)冠軍:800美元
    3. 團體(CD)冠軍:1,000美元
  2. 冠軍后冠 👑
  3. 冠軍將於2023年12月19日在香港大會堂舉行的籌款晚會上表演
  4. 冠、亞、季軍獎盃
  5. 冠、亞、季軍獎狀
  6. 埃及舞蹈服裝設計師QUEEN八折優惠(冠、亞、季軍)


  1. 冠軍后冠 👑
  2. 冠軍將於2023年12月19日在香港大會堂舉行的籌款晚會上表演
  3. 冠、亞、季軍獎盃
  4. 冠、亞、季軍獎狀
  5. 埃及舞蹈服裝設計師QUEEN八折優惠(冠、亞、季軍)


  1. 獎盃
  2. 獲獎證書
  3. 設計師QUEEN的埃及舞蹈服裝

* 為鼓勵學習精神,所有獲獎者將享有200美元的全套工作坊套餐回贈!

Details, Requirements and Policy

1. Performance Guidelines
Participants must perform a dance routine of at most 4 minutes, accompanied by music appropriate for the chosen dance style. Costumes should be tasteful and appropriate for the chosen dance style.

2. Scoring System
The scoring system will be based on a point system, with judges scoring participants based on technical proficiency, artistic expression, and overall performance quality. Scores will be tallied and the participant with the highest total score will be declared the winner.

3. Main Judges
Mr. Osama Emam, Ms. Lubna Emam, Mr. Raed Abdelgany, Ms. May KT Cheung, Ms. Snow.

4. Judging Guidelines
Judges will be selected based on their experience and expertise in Egyptian and Middle East dance styles.

5. Code of Conduct
Participants, judges, and staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner at all times. Any behavior that is deemed inappropriate or disruptive may result in disqualification from the competition.

Payment Method

  • Bank Transfer
    HSBC account name:
    Maxwell International Holdings Limited
    Account number  004-741-101414-001
  • PayMe
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  • PayPal
    Make payments to: info@dancenefertiti.com


  1. Please fill in the registration form
  2. After receiving the email reply from the organiser, please settle the payment in 3 days, reply to the email with the receipt attached to confirm the application.


  1. Deadline for submission of registration with confirmed payment is December 1, 2023 (Friday ), Hong Kong time.
  2. Please ensure that the entry information is correct.
  3. The number of entries is limited, first come first served.
  4. The organization reserves the right to change the competition date, time, venue and cancel the competition.
  5. In the event of cancellation, payment will be fully refunded.


  • 參與證書
  • 埃及舞蹈首飾
  • 比賽當天免費門票1張(價值$200)
  • 埃及舞蹈服裝設計師QUEEN八五折優惠
  • 19/12 Gala Show 門票八五折優惠(名額有限,先到先得)
  • 享有主辦機構Dance Nerfertiti 舞蹈學校 2024 工作坊的五折優惠,免費禮物等。


  1. 參賽準則
    1. 參與者所選用的音樂限於 4 分鐘內。
    2. 音樂、化妝及服裝選擇需配合所參賽舞蹈的文化背景及風格。
  2. 評分準則
    1. 評分準則將以加分制為基礎。
    2. 評委根據技術、熟練程度、藝術表現力和整體表演質量對參賽者進行評分。
  3. 主評審
    Mr. Osama Emam 及 Ms. Lubna Emam,Mr. Raed Abdelgany, Ms. May KT Cheung, Ms. Snow
  4. 評審指南
  5. 守則


  1. 銀行轉賬(存入至本公司銀行賬戶)
    賬戶名稱:Maxwell International Holdings Limited
  2. PayMe
    Maxwell International Holdings Limited
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  3. PayPal: info@dancenefertiti.com


  • 請先填妥報名表格,然後電郵至 info@dancenefertiti.com
  • 待收到本機構電郵回覆確認後,請於三天內繳交參賽費用,然後連同付款證明以電郵通知本機構,以確認參賽資格。


  1. 報名截止日期為香港時間 2023年12月1日(星期五)。
  2. 請確保參賽資料正確無誤。
  3. 參加人數有限,先到先得。
  4. 本機構保留更改參賽日期、時間、地點及取消比賽之最終決定權。
  5. 如本機構最終取消比賽,所繳交的費用將全數退還至報名人士。



Date And Time

2023-12-18 @ 02:00 PM to

Registration End Date


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Lubna Emam

  • July 21 @ 15:00
    1500 - 1630 1h 30'
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Lubna Emam is undoubtedly an icon in the world of Egyptian Dance -- a legendary dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor, who helped shaped and fostered the development of this art for over five decades. Her unmatched Egyptian dance style earned her the name “Queen of Balady”.

Lubna was recruited into the National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt (Kaumeya) at the tender age of nine. A truly charismatic Egyptian superstar, she was one of the pioneers in bringing Egyptian Dance to the rest of the world. She had her own troupe which toured around the world with Bellydance celebrity artist Nagwa Foaud. Lubna was not only the personal choreographer for Nagwa, but also worked with and mentored many well known performers.

To this day, Lubna’s choreography is sought-after by many international superstar oriental dancers. Furthermore, she also produces her own music! She continues to be a master teacher with a strong following of students from around the world. Her teaching focuses not only on technique and skill, but also on the appropriate interpretation and expression of the Egyptian culture. With Lubna’s busy travel schedule, it is an extraordinary treat to be able to watch her perform on stage and to participate in her workshops!

May KT Founder & Director, Teacher

  • July 21 @ 15:00
    1500 - 1630 1h 30'
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After studying Middle Eastern dance for nearly 20 years both locally and overseas, May has discovered the beauty of its culture through dance and music. As a professional physiotherapist as well as a dance teacher, May was captivated by the intrigued movements of this dance form which is very enjoyable both to the dancers and to the audience; as well as a very healthy form of exercise to anyone. <br><br> Over the years, she has noticed the lack of knowledge of her rich culture and history in Hong Kong. With the growing interests in this dance form all over the world in the past decades, there is also an increasing cultural gap between the local “belly dance” scene and the traditional Raks Sharqi (Egyptian Oriental Dance), leading to misinterpretation of the dance and music causing wrong impressions on the Middle Eastern countries and their people. May sincerely hopes that by creating opportunities to showcase the genuinely high level artistry of this beautiful culture from a folkloric point of view, introducing the originality of Oriental dance, mutual respect will be generated between the people from both sides of the world. And at the same time, bringing the focus of the general public back to a traditional cultural art form that started in the cradle of all humanity some 7000 years ago. World peace starts from mutual understanding and respect. Throughout history, it has always been successfully done through arts and cultural exchange.

Osama Emam

  • July 21 @ 15:00
    1500 - 1630 1h 30'
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"Osama Emam, fromly General Director of the National Folkloric Dance (Kaumeya )Troupe of Egypt until 2021, now currently serving as Honary Advisor and Choreographer of the National dance Troupe, is undeniably the world leader in today’s Egyptian dance community.

Osama entered the Egyptian National (Kaumeya) Troupe Dance Academy at a very young age in 9. After 3 years of hard work, he was recruited into the National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt (Kaumeya), and began his illustrious dance career.

Years later, Osama took a leap and left his place of origin, to broaden his horizons. For 5 years, he joined his mentors in overseas performances in London, Switzerland and many more places in Europe. After that, he returned home to the Kaumeya National Troupe. He had then also formed his own dance troupe, and had choreographed songs and dance routines for many films.

Osama has led the Kaumeya National Troupe in cultural exchanges around the world. Apart from being an outstanding dancer and an inspiring teacher, he places great emphasis on the expression of the cultural origins of the different music and folk dances. He currently performs, teaches and judges both domestically and internationally, and fervently promotes Egyptian dance culture."

Raed AbdElghany

  • July 21 @ 15:00
    1500 - 1630 1h 30'
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A native of Cairo, Raed AbdElghany discovered his passion for dance at the age of seventeen. He was trained in classical ballet and folkloric dance and graduated from the Egyptian National Troupe Dance Academy, and was an ex-principal dancer of the Kaumeya Troupe. Raed has many accomplishments in his dance career of over 20 years. He joined the Kaumeya Troupe in 1997, became a soloist master of el-Tanoura (spinning dance with a weighted skirt) in 2000, founded his own Ya Nawaem Troupe, and started teaching folkloric and oriental dance in 2010. He also received the distinguished appointment as Artistic Director of the International.
Festival of Oriental Dances (“Bab Al Noujoum”) held annually in France. Today, Raed is considered one of the great masters of el-Tanoura, and is a highly sought after Egyptian folkloric choreographer.