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7th annual Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase

Allison Balabuch, Bobbie Barry and Cali Sanderson are pleased to announce the 7th annual Vancouver Island Bellydance Showcase will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018. Last year was a sell-out so mark your calendars and prepare to start your holiday season with a wonderfully fun evening!!!

The format this year will be a 3-set show with a buffet dinner and a cash bar, held at Ambrosia Catering Centre on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.  As always, belly dance of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals, from all over the island, will be showcased.  This will be a pre-sale event only as we will need to submit catering numbers beforehand.  All seats will be paid spots in the venue.  There will be a limited number of discounted performer's seats for those wishing to both dance and enjoy the dinner and the show.

Call for performers:

We are excited to try out a new format this year for the Showcase!  In the style of Cabaret Dinner Theatre, performers will be able to request 5, 7 or 10-minute performance slots.  Slots will be chosen by lottery for solo slots and group slots.  The stage will be theatre in the round.*

*NOTE:  The theatre-in-the-round stage is 16' 8” X 12' 3” X 1' 6”

There will be three 45-50 min sets throughout the evening starting at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 pm (10-15 min intermission between).  

Time slots are approximate BUT MAY NOT EXCEED THE TIME LIMIT.

10 min slots:

As we often are only given the opportunity to dance 4-7-minute pieces, we wanted to give the opportunity for solo and or groups of dancers to stretch themselves and present a longer piece!  

These 10-minute slots will be limited so we are asking that performers submit a video with their submission.  Completed submissions will be chosen by lottery.

Please complete the submission form and include a video clip of at least 1 minute of the song/dance you are submitting to perform in the 10-minute slot.

5 and 7 min slots:

5 and 7-minute slots are also available for both solo and/or group pieces.  There will be a lottery for soloists and for group pieces.  If your school/organization/or independent group would like more than one group spot, please fill out the preferences section of the form.  

Once each school/organization/or independent group has been drawn for one initial slot, we will redraw out of those requesting a second piece for any remaining slots open.  We hope that this will give everyone an opportunity to dance while still creating a system for additional numbers to be requested.  


Complete submissions are due by midnight, Friday, September 21, 2018. .  The lottery will be drawn and announced by the following Friday, September 28, 2018.

**Only completed applications including music and video (10 min slots only) will be entered in the lottery.

Special notes/considerations/requests (Optional)

As we all have busy lives and come from many parts of the Island and lower mainland, please add any notes for consideration for when we create the set lists.  We will not be able to meet everyone's requests but we will try our hardest!!  

We will have a sound system to play the music you send with your submission.  We will not have any additional mics or PAs, so if you need these extras, please plan to bring your own.

Thanks! If you have any questions, please contact Allison, Bobbie or Cali!

Allison at allisonbalabuch@gmail.com or (250) 884-0327

Bobbie at raksbobbie@shaw.ca or (250) 818-7025

Cali at cali.sanderson@gmail.com or (250) 704-8878‬

SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO ALLISON AT allisonbalabuch@gmail.com