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We are thrilled to be back for another incredible year of TIBC, the 10th Tokyo International Bellydance Competition! And we’re equally excited as well as honored to announce that this year, TIBC, in partnership with the Japan Bellydance Festival, will be presenting you all with an unforgettable 3-day dance-packed event! 


Exciting changes and news! 

Deseos is very disappointed to announce that due to the current situation of the coronavirus Covid-19, we have decided to postpone TIBC until further notice.


It is with great sadness and regret to communicate this news to you, as we know everybody involved was looking forward to this upcoming event. We promise to do our best to find suitable new dates for the competition, when the dance community can once again get together in person safely, and have the best experience during the event. We hope to have further information for you in the next coming months. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

Deseos would also like to thank the Japan Bellydance Association for their partnership, and all the special Guest Judges who were to take part in the competition. Much gratitude to you all.


To the dance community, especially to those who have already registered, sent videos and purchased tickets... We appreciate your huge support and we hope to see you again soon!

(Online Video) Star Judges


We are ecstatic to have Sonia Ochoa (USA), Henna (USA), and Eshe (Canada), as our “Online Star Judges”, who will be viewing all the preliminary rounds/video submissions, and choosing this year’s finalists! The finals judging panel will then be comprised of Japan’s very respected and sought after teacher/artists; Mayady, Momoi, E-Chan, together with the founding members of the Japan Bellydance Association; Izumi, Aoki Kayou, and Huleya. 

"LIVE" Drum Solo 


In addition to the 10 existing categories, a brand new division has been added! The “LIVE” Drum Solo Category, where both aspiring drummers and dancers can participate in the competition together.  Joining the group of judges in the finals for this category are distinguished and renowned drummers, Petashi, Abdallah and TAKSEEMA. 

Surprise Prizes


To top the news, some very special prizes, from this year’s TIBC gift sponsor, will be presented to the 1st Place Winners of the Professional Oriental Categories. Stay tuned for more details coming very soon! 

As always, as part of TIBC, there will be a bazaar of costumes, dance wear, accessories and more, that will be open all day where the audience members can shop, mingle, and vote for their favorite performance in each category, as the “People’s Choice”!



TIBC is one of the longest running bellydance competitions in the whole of Japan. We are truly grateful and proud to continuously present this amazing event to the bellydance community. We invite all you wonderful dancers, both local and international, as well as all dance fans and the public, to partake in this fantastic event! We can’t wait to discover new, rising, talented dancers from all around the globe, and we look forward to meeting even more friends, as well as seeing old ones again! 



Let The Dancing Begin! Welcome to TIBC 2020! 

Event Timetable

Japan Bellydance Festival

8/14 (Fri)

12:00 Festival Bazaar opens

13:30 Open Stage opens

13:45 Open Stage starts

16:30 Close

18:30 Opening Gala Show opens

19:00 Opening Gala Show starts

20:00 Opening Gala Show ends

20:30 Close

TIBC 2020

8/15 (Sat)

11:00 Open

11:30 Competition Starts

* Kids / Junior Oriental Ensemble

* Kids / Junior Oriental Solo

* "Live" Drum Solo

* Non-professional Oriental Ensemble 

* Non-professional Oriental Solo

* Senior Oriental Ensemble

* Senior Oriental Solo

* Fusion Ensemble 

* Fusion Solo 

* Professional Oriental Ensemble 

* Professional Oriental Solo 

* Awards


Japan Bellydance Festival

8/16 (Sun)

10:00 Festival Bazaar opens

12:00 Open Stage opens
12:15 Open Stage starts
16:30 Close

18:30 Closing Gala Show opens
19:00 Closing Gala Show starts
20:00 Closing Gala Show ends
20:30 Close

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