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Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Photos by Carl Sermon
Video by Lynette
posted February 8, 2012

The Belly Dancer of the Universe Competion is produced by Tonya and Atlantis in mid February each year in the Long Beach Convention Center.
Most photos are linked to enlargements.

Alexandria Dance Company of Arizona

Angelika Dance Ensemble of Los Angeles



Arabina – Group Champion


Beach Bellies


Bella Oasis – 2nd Runner Up


Jewels of Miehana


Mirage in Motion – People’s Choice Award


Orua Gouzales and Lila Licious




Raks A’Diva – 3rd Runner Up




Talisman Dance Company – Congeniality Award


Troupe Elisheva


Wings of Isis


Ya Amar Bellydance Troupe- 1st Runner Up


Video collage of some, not all, of these troupes. Yes, the sounds is a little off. We are working on it!

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  1. catherine

    Feb 10, 2012 - 12:02:01

    never got my head around the competition aspect of this?  All lovely dancers but why compare?  just saying

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