Tatiana

Classes

Contact Tatiana at
415-697-4396
for more information about group and private classes, performance at events and parties

Beginner Belly Dance class

Tuesday 8.30 p.m, Friday 10-11 a.m

This class is designed for beginners and get you through the basics of belly dance while paying attention to posture, hands, legs , face expressions and etc.You will be introduced to belly dance basics while providing a full-body workout.

Intermediate Belly Dance class

Thursday 7.30-9.00 p.m, Sunday 6.30-7.30 p.m

This class will get you into the fascinating world of Bellydance. We will focus on building excellent technique, learning rhythms, improving flexibility and developing stage presence in a fun and challenging way.

Advanced Belly Dance class

Tuesday 7.30-8.30 p.m

This class is designed for skilled dancers currently taking participation in competitions. In the class we work on advanced technique, polish every move, learn how to improvise and working on variety of choreographies and belly dance styles

International Belly Dance Convention

Queen of the Rhythm Competition

Workshops, Competition, Gala and Opening Shows.

Vendors and sponsors contact Diana Jeanette at +1 650 204 1016 or queencompetitionsf@gmail.com for more information

OPENING GALA SHOW TICKET Friday 9/14 7p.m

Want to perform contact us at queencompetitionsf@gmail.com

$20

DINNER STYLE SHOW and AFTER SHOW DISCO TICKET SATURDAY 9/15 7.00 p.m

$60

Workshops

ALL SALES ARE FINAL,NO REFUNDS, NO TRANSFERS

Half package 1

$250

The package includes 3 workshops with each instructor, NO COMPETITION SPOT,NO DINNER SHOW


$350

The package includes 2 workshops with one/two master instructor and 2 workshops of your choice with each instructor, NO COMPETITION SPOT,NO DINNER SHOW


Single master workshop

$100

IF NOT COMPETING, get one workshop with Tito or Mohamed Shahin. Don't forget to add name of workshops at PayPal notes


Single non-master workshop

$70

IF NOT COMPETING, get one workshop of your choice with Soumaya or Tatiana. Don't forget to add name of workshops at PayPal notes


All Friday workshops with Soumaya and Tatiana

$140

IF NOT COMPETING, get 2 workshops and get your performance spot at the opening Gala show. Deadline is 10th of June for Opening Gala show


Saturday or Sunday workshops with Tito and Mohamed Shahin

$200

IF NOT COMPETING, get 2 workshops and get your performance spot at the opening Gala show. Deadline is 10th of June for Opening Gala show


One master and one non - master workshops

$170

IF NOT COMPETING, get 2 workshops and get your performance spot at the opening Gala show. Deadline is 10th of June for Opening Gala show


ATTENTION PLEASE!!!! FRIDAY/SATURDAY WORKSHOPS/COMPETITION OPENING AND DINNER STYLE GALA SHOW WILL BE HELD AT WOMEN'S BUILDING AT 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS AND TEA CONFERENCE WHERE YOU CAN ASK ALL QUESTIONS AND GET FEEDBACK ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE FROM TEACHERS/JUDGES WILL BE HELD AT DANZHAUS DANCE CENTER AT 1275 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Date Time Instructor Workshop
September 14th 14-16.00 p.m Tatiana Tatiana will teach flirty and feminine Baladi with explanation of technique and styling. She will finalize the workshop with crazy Street Shaabi.
September 14th 16.00 -18.00 p.m Soumaya MaRose "Find Queen in You".Soumaya will share her knowledge in a crossover of Oriental and Moroccan styles called "Raks Maghribi"
September 14th 19.00 -22.00 p.m COMPETITION PRELIMINARIES OPENING GALA SHOW
September 15th 9.00-10.00 a.m Rebecca Vasile Complimentary Yoga class
September 15th 10a.m - 12.30 p.m Tito Shaabi -the voice of the street. This workshop for those who are ready to get funky to the latest Egyptian Shaabi music, to learn the true and authentic expression of the Egyptian people, their humor, and playfulness.
September 15th 13.30 -16.30 p.m Mohamed Shahin Brand new dynamic Oriental choreography from Mr. Shahin’s latest CD, rich in rhythms, juicy accents and incomparable musicality.Assisting drummer Faisal Zeidan
September 15th 19.00-12.00 a.m FINALS DINNER STYLE GALA SHOW,DISCO
September 16th 10.00 -13.00 p.m Mohamed Shahin Saidi Combinations.These unique combinations might be incorporated into your Raqs Sharki choreography to bring the true Folklore flavor into your oriental piece.Brand new dynamic Oriental choreography from Mr. Shahin’s latest CD, rich in rhythms, juicy accents and incomparable musicality.
September 16th 13.00 -15.00 p.m TEA CONFERENCE WITH TEACHERS Tea conference with teachers where you can ask all your questions and feedback about your performance
September 16th 15.00 -17.30 p.m Tito Dance to a fun and dynamic oriental choreography with master instructor Tito Seif with his stunning elegance, power, rare entertainer's gift and an electrifying charisma.
September 16th 18.00 -22.00 p.m CLOSING PARTY AT MARRAKECH RESTAURANT WITH LIVE BAND 419 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Queen of The Rhythm Competition

In order to compete you need to purchase at least one package of workshops

Professional Category ( 5+ years of experience)

Prizes TBA

$100

ages 18 & up, Time: maximum 4 min, Props : veil, Limited to 20 contestants Under this Professional Dance category you are allowed to dance to only one style Oriental (Modern or Classic). Top 5 finalists proceed to the finals and EACH will perform to the music they never heard before for 1-1.5 min. Plus short live drum solo by Faisal Zedan, 6 finalists will dance ALONE solo on stage. !!!!! Judges may add extra round for top 3 finalists in order to choose the winner. Judging criteria: • Choreography / Use of stage • Technique / Musical interpretation • Appropriate costuming/ Make up / Hair • Stage presence/Style • Feeling/ Expression and style


Rising Star Category(less then 5 years of experience)

Prizes TBA

$80

ages 18 & up, Time: maximum 4 min, Props : veil, Limited to 20 contestants Under this category you are allowed to dance to only one style Oriental (Modern or Classic). Top 3 finalists proceed to the finals and will perform to the music they never heard before for 1-2 min. Plus short live drum solo by Faisal Zedan, All 3 finalists will dance simultaneously on stage. Judging criteria: • Choreography / Use of stage • Technique / Musical interpretation • Appropriate costuming/ Make up / Hair • Stage presence/Style • Feeling/ Expression and style


Fusion Category

$80

ages 18 & up, Time: maximum 3 - 3.30 min, Props : no fire, pets and nudity, Limited to 10 contestants Under this Dance category, you are allowed to dance to any style, show your creativity!!!!! The dance must include 60% of belly dance moves. And don't forget this is a DANCE COMPETITION!!!!!! No FINALS!!!!! Judging criteria: • Choreography / Creativity • Technique / Musical interpretation • Appropriate costuming/ Make up / Hair • Stage presence/Style • Feeling/ Expression and style


Folklore Category

$80

ages 18 & up, Time: maximum 3 - 3.30 min, Props : no fire, pets and nudity, Limited to 10 contestants. Under this category you are allowed to perform Egyptian.Nomination includes: saidi, escandarani, nouba, fallahi, ghawazee, haggala, mouwashahat. ALso under this category you are welcome to perform Baladi, Shaabi and Street Shaabi. Non Egyptian Folklore such as Gulf folklore, Maghreb folklore and folklore styles of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Yemen and Sudan. Performer should enter and remain on stage during entire routine. There is no finals at the Folklore category!!!!! Judging criteria: • Choreography / Musical interpretation • Technique / Use of stage • Stage presence / Style interpretation • Appropriate costuming / Make up / Hair • Feelings and expression


Competition Essentials

  1. Provide the organizers with your "Legal" and "stage" name, address and phone number if Group, must provide the Group’s Names, address and phone numbers. Send info to queencompetitionsf@gmail.com
  2. Provide the organizers with your bio; bios must not exceed 50 words , no later than August 15th. Send bio to queencompetitionsf@gmail.com
  3. Provide the Organizers with your photo in costume no later than August 15th. Send photo to queencompetitionsf@gmail.com
  4. Provide the Organizers with your music via email mp3 format no later than September 1st, 2018 and take the backup CD with your music on the day of Competition.( Print your dance name and category on each CD) Send music to queencompetitionsf@gmail.com
  5. Participants must sign the application, which contains the release form with their legal name. Anyone who does not sign the release form will not be permitted to participate.
  6. Contestants accept the judging results as final
  7. Participants must use cover-up before and after the competition
  8. Contestants will conduct themselves at all times in a positive and professional manner. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any contestant whose behavior is intrusive or disruptive to other contestants, the judges or the audience
  9. No smoking, fire, pets or other animals are allowed
  10. If a category is full, you may register for the waiting list and we will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available. If less than 5 contestants register for the category, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the category.
  11. The contestants may register at many soloist categories
  12. Participants under the age of 18 must provide the form signed by their parents or guardian authorizing their participation

Looking forward to a great event!!!

Our Staff

Roger Garfield

Tatiana Werya

Director of Queen Competition,Executive Producer

Tatiana is an award - winning belly dancer based in Bay Area, she is a champion at Professional And Folk Categories at MBC 2016, and champion at Props category at BDUC 2017. She is not only successful teacher with 15 years of experience, but also the director and producer of Queen of the Rhythm Competition, International Belly Dance Convention, based in SF/Bay Area. Her teachers are Egyptian, Russian and Ukrainian stars of belly dance. The only way to grow as a dancer and develop your skills is to learn from others!!! That's why Tatiana attends belly dance festivals all around the world and gains deeper knowledge of Oriental Dance.

Roger Garfield

Diana Jeanette

Co-Founder, Production manager

Diana Jeannette began her career at 17 as a singer in a popular music band. She toured Mexico and soon gained notoriety from her singing ability. She was later persuaded to enter a national dance competition that led her to participate in numerous theatrical productions, and films. Diana lives now performs and produces dance events all around Bay Area/California. Her interest lies in developing talent and collaboratively working with established artists to keep dance art exposed to fans of all ages so it may be enjoyed for generations to come!