Couture In the Competition

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We’re really looking forward to Essence of Bellydance this year. Our part in the program is primarily couture based as one would expect. For the Cabaret Meets Fusion Competition you’ll get to see a variety of dancers competing for the title of Miss Essence as well as troupes competing for the Essence Raquettes award. The competition has two tracks, Oriental Cabaret which is to highlight many classic styles in the Middle East, and Fusion which is open to a mix of styles that are influenced by the raqs genre. Be sure to visit the Essence of Bellydance webpage to get a full understanding of what the competition entails. No coins, no jewelry, no hipscarves… That’s right, for the preliminaries, it’s just you, your energy, your moves and the music! It’s all about your talent and raqs knowledge. Nothing else can be worn that will distract from your performance.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t look good. We are partnering with Essence to provide participants a comfortable and stylish set of raqs wear that meet the criteria. While not required (judges will not be aware) you can pick from any of the following items on our class wear page and leave off the hipscarf. Feel free to pick other items but remember, no embellishments or hipscarves, coins and jewelry. Use “TeamEssence” at checkout and get an 8% discount. You can only use it once so choose carefully.


The Belly Basic

Lace Pants and Choli Top

Urban Shimmer

Satin Harem Pants and Top

Top and Pants


Lace For You

Something Fun
imageWe wish everyone a hefty bit of fortune as they compete. Leave us a video about your experience on our Facebook page. Browse our online store for other items you may need and add them to your order so you can enjoy the discount on everything you need to enjoy the conference with great ease and comfort as you dance and dazzle the audience. We’ll be there cheering everyone on from the competition to all of the cool gala shows.

Be sure to subscribe for more insider bellydance news on Essence of Bellydance 2015!

Thanks for reading!
-Team MBD

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