Oriental dance competition “Saare Johara” terms and conditions 

17th November 2017

Name of the competition: Saare Johara 2017

Time: 17th November 2017

Place:  Restaurant Ritter, Pargi 12 Kuressaare http://www.saaremaaspahotels.eu/

Homepage: http://zaflafest.eu

Organizer: MTÜ Saarepiiga Koolitus

Partner:  Saaremaa Spa Hotels

Saare Johara's aim:

  • To offer non-professional belly dancers a chance to compete and compare themselves with other dancers.

  • To offer dancers valuable feedback from professional jury.

  • To introduce middle-eastern culture.

  • To enrich local culture.

Saare Johara's 2017 categories, conditions and entry fee


Conditions for dancers

Conditions for dance

Length (maximum)

Entry fee

(per person)


Two or more dancers (Can be receiving money for individual performances, but does not regularly get paid for dancing or does not teach).

Oriental, balady, folklore. Props allowed.



Semi Pro

Beginner dancer, who does not perform for money on a regular basis and does not teach.

Oriental or balady, where 1/3 can be drum solo. Props allowed.


12 EUR


Beginner dancer, who does not perform for money on a regular basis and does not teach.

Mixture of different dance styles, based on middle-eastern dance. Props allowed.

3 min


Dance must be performed entirely on stage.

Maximum 7 dancers/troupes in every category.  First 7 entries get to compete. If categories get full, it will be announced on the homepage.

There must be at least 3 dancers/troupes in category, otherwise there will not be contest in that category. Dancers are registered, when they have filled the entry form, paid entry fee and sent their music on time.

If there is more than one person registered with same choreography or music, the first dancer to registrate will have the right to perform with that piece.

Performing order will be sent on 10th November to participants.

Contest's program will be sent to participants on 10th November.


Jury judges:

  • dancing skills/technique

  • use of stage and music

  • emotions

  • overall appearance (costume/make-up/hair)

  • use of props

  • dancing in sync (troupes)


SAARE JOHARA 2017 -  involving prize - custom made Tiara

Grand Prize winner will be selected from winners of solo category.

Every category's winner will be awarded with a trophy

Audience favourite – audience will select their favourite dancer or troupe (from any category).


Registration will begin on 29th September 2017

Registration form will be online at: http://saarejohara.webs.com/

Deadline of registration is 27th October 2017.

Music will be sent to: saarejohara@gmail.com for 3th November 2017.

Entry fee:

Entry fee will be paid to bank account 

SAAREPIIGA KOOLITUS MTÜ EE111010220028554010 (SEB bank), for 3th November 2017.

Explanation of the transfer: Saare Johara and name of the dancer(or troupe).

Troupes must pay their entry fee together.

Entry fee will not be refunded.


Spa Hotel Rüütli (Saaremaa Spa Hotels) gives Saare Johara's participants discount. Accommodation will include breakfast and unlimited entrance to sauna, pool and gym.

Other conditions:

Contestants under 18 years old, must have parents premission for competing.

Organizers have the right to disqualify dancer/troupe if they have broke the rules.

The event will be recorded. Organizers have right to use these pictures and videos for promoting the event.


Jane Kaju  –  saarejohara@gmail.com (information also in English)

Jelena Köönverk –   info@jelena.ee (information also in Russian), tel. 5051357