We wanted to let you know about a National Dabke Competition taking place in North Carolina this year. We are really excited about it and would recommend Dabke Teams enter to compete and everyone else go to watch and enjoy.
Here is the official communication which can be found at http://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/dabke2015.php
The Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Triangle Lebanese Association (TLA) and Dabketna.com are pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual National Dabke Competition. This event will feature dabke troupes from across the US and Canada for a day of dance, friendly competition and prizes!
The competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA), and it will include three age groups:
Children Group ~ 5-12 years
Youth Group ~ 13-18 years
Adult Group ~ 18+ years
Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each group. There will be three judges for each competition and they will not be affiliated with either the Khayrallah Center or with the TLA.
Rules for performances and judging, as well as information about lodging and transportation will be available here in late March 2015. Registration for each group is $100, and the deadline for registering is March 15, 2015. (Registration)
If you are interested in participating please contact Ms. Bearta al-Chacar Powell (Vice President of TLA) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you will join us for this first event that will bring our national community together in friendly competition. If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.