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Queen of Samba 2019

Contest to choose the best female samba dancers in Illinois.

Rules and Regulations:
When: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 9:00pm
What: The Queen of Samba - Contest, by the Chicago Samba.
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 North Kedzie (Kedzie x Logan x Milwaukee Ave).
Admission and other information about Live Music for the evening Click here

This is an event/contest, hosted by Chicago Samba for the past 24 years, it selects the best "solo" female samba dancers
in Illinois. "Samba no pe" which means, the contestant should have samba in their feet,
they must know how to dance and express themselves "Sambawise".
1st. Prize Queen of Samba - $250,00
2nd. Prize Princess of Samba - $150,00
Also, Both, Queen-2018 & Princess-2019 will have free admission to all Chicago Samba shows. (CS must have control of the door's admission).
All the finalists will have invitations to work in shows and events with the Chicago Samba.

The participants must be a female, any nationality, any religion, color, race, etc, (this year, over 21 years of age),
and must reside in Illinois and/or in a range of 100 miles from Chicago, this will include some cities
in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. A panel of judges, audience, and the members of the Chicago Samba will determine
who's going to be the next Queen & Princess.
The criteria for the points will be equally divided according to three following sections:
* 1/3 Audience participation * 1/3 The panel of judges * 1/3 Members of the Chicago Samba

What are we looking for our Queen and Princess of Samba?
*Samba-dance, the contestants will have to show innovation and authenticity, style and grace.
*Beauty, the contestants will be judged by their physical poise, overall appearance and coordination.
*Personality, the contestants may have to answer one or two simple questions.

* For this year, please follow the new requirement:
1) All the contestants participating need to do a pre sign with Edilson Lima at 773-354-6632 and/or via email: edlima@sbcglobal.net.
2) Every contestant "must" wear a Carnival Costume , for such a competition (Bikini and a small headpiece).
3) You should bring your own costume ( Bikini/Headpiece) pantyhose, make up, shoes and shorts to wear over your bikini.
4) If you don't have a costume ( bikini/headpiece), please contact Edilson Lima (Some charges may apply, in case of a rental).
5) There is no fee or charge to participate, but all the candidates must follow this new requirements.
6) At: 11:30pm, The contestants will do a stage introduction process at Logan Square Auditorium, (same day of the event).
7) At: 12:30am, The competition/contest will start for the prize of "Queen of Samba - 2019”.
8) Wear something comfortable and free to showcase your skills and talents.

For the contest, all dancers will be dancing and judged for:
Performing 30 seconds of Batucadas = (Samba Rio style) and 30 seconds of Levada Baiana = (Samba Bahia style)
The music will be performed live by the Chicago Samba.
The contestants will be wearing different styles of bikinis, be creative...

***NEW RULE! If won the competition as a Queen of Samba in the past, you CAN NOT participate in the contest again.
These Rules and Regulations will be available and printed, during the performances of
Chicago Samba, also it should be read by all the contestants before the contest.
I hope to see you there and please, be part of it. Good luck to all the participants.

Mo Marchini - Phone number 312-585-7775
Chicago Samba, Brazilian music and dance.
E-mail: moacyr@chicagosamba.com

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