Bellydancer of the Universe Competition & Global X-PO!

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Type of event: Competition


The Bellydancer of the Universe ® Competition and Global Expo for Dance, Health, Fitness and Beauty will be held on March 2-3, 2019.

The dancers will be competing and performing in their elaborate and well-decorated costumes on a professional concert stage at the M3 Live Theater and Event Center in Anaheim, California…just a few minutes from Disneyland!

The Competition includes dancers from all over the Universe vying to win the title and prizes in 16 different categories.   In addition to Professional, Children and Fusion, there is also the Drum Solo Improv, Taxim Improv, Group, and Prop categories.  Our non-dance categories include Designer (bellydance, tribal, fusion dance costumes), Model, and Body of the Universe!

There is $8000 USD in CASH Prizes to be awarded at the Competition this year!

There are *NO* Workshop requirements to compete, competition categories start at $60.  Complete category details:  Bellydancer of the Universe Category Details

At the 2019 Bellydancer of the Universe Competition ®, Rachid Alexander, direct from Amsterdam in his only U.S. appearance, will be our star and hold 2 workshops, be in our Saturday Evening Gala Show, and will be one of our esteemed judges for the competition.  

In addition to the 16 competitions over 2 days, there is a Variety Show and Judges Show on Saturday. On Sunday we will have Live Music Finals, and end with the crowning of Champion of the Universe!  The event is 9am to 10pm each day.

The Bellydance Expo portion of the event, held simultaneously as the Competitions, is geared towards a variety of components and aspects of dance, health, fitness and beauty in one place!  General Admission Tickets for the Expo (includes watching the Competition) start at $30.

There is something for everyone at the Expo with:  free demonstrations, health/fitness education, (pay to attend) dance workshops, and stupendous shopping: costumes, work out gear, vitamins and supplements!

The 2019 Bellydancer of the Universe ® Competition will be the 29th consecutive year for the longest running, and one of the most well-attended bellydance competitions in the United States.

~ Beautiful Concert Stage to Compete and Perform On
~ Cutting edge Original Competitive Categories

~ Unique Comprehensive Classes
~ Best in Music, Dance, Creativity
~ Unmatched for men, women, children and groups

~ Exclusive Award Winning Master Judging Panel found only at Bellydancer of the Universe ® and giving you comprehensive feedback on your performance! 

Atlantis:   310.990.9549    or

Saturday competitions 2pm to 7 pm /Sat. Eve “Bellydance Universe International Dance Show” a festival of dance in performance along with celebrity judges and star Rachid Alexander, direct from Amsterdam, in his ONLY US appearnce! 

Sunday Finals and Live Music noon to 9pm — Vendors both days, amazing shopping!  See you there!

Event website:

M3 Live Theater and Event Center
2232 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802,