9 - 12 July 2017
  Montecatini      Italy

Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Diana Pavlov

Application Form

  until 19 June 2017

International contest “SUN OF ITALY” is a festival-contest of various genres, which is held to help participants find themselves and to give them an unforgettable holiday in sunny Italy. Artists can finally show all their achievements in the world of art on the international stage after intense days of working and rehearsal. Festival-contest «Sun of Italy» is an opportunity to meet new friends, relax and unwind from the hustle, plunge into an unforgettable festive atmosphere and, of course, to get invaluable experience.
Connection concept of competition with the festival get the chance to show their abilities, to get experience from other participants, to discover the country, as well as to attend master classes, participate in common performances, to take part in Flashmobs, quizzes and discos for the participants.

Nominations:

GROUP (А) – choreographic groups and soloists: I category: classic ballet; II category: folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance; III category: ballroom dance; IV category: sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking and other street styles); V category: modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.); VI category: variety dance; VII category: social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).
GROUP (B) – instrumental groups and soloists: I category: percussion instruments’ ensembles; II category: guitarists’ ensembles; III category: jazz style ensembles; IV category: chamber orchestras; V category: symphony orchestras; VI category: accordion and button accordion players’ orchestras; VII category: folk orchestra ensembles; VIII category: soloists and piano ensembles (programs for a one piano).
GROUP (С) – singing (choirs, musicals, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists): I category: academic singing; II category: jazz singing; III category: rock and rap; IV category: folk singing; V category: pop singing; VI category: musicals.
GROUP (D) – artists and authors of the decorative and applied arts’ products, fashion theaters: I category: fashion theaters; II category: students of art schools and child art schools; III category: students of art colleges, academies and institutes; IV category: young professional artists; V category: photo and video works (photo workshops, photo exhibitions, studios, authors).
GROUP (E) – Original genre*: I category: circus, clownery, acrobatics, original gymnastics, juggling; II category: illusion; III category: pantomime, variety miniature, theatre miniature; IV category: art of speaking word, readers.
*Air, fire and animal acts are prohibited.
Age groups of the participants
  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years
  • III) 13-15 years
  • IV) 16-19 years
  • V) 20-25 years
  • VI) from 26 years
  • Mixed
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Program:

1st day Sunday:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00)
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– registration of the participants, presentation of the excursion programs;
20:00 – dinner.
2rd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – rehearsal;
14:00 – competition;
21:00 – dinner.
3th day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
14:00 – rehearsal;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – gala concert and rewarding.
4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.
ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price.
* If your group books extra days, you can book in our office trips to Rome, Venice and Florence – you can ask for their cost from our managers.

Participation fee:

 
  •  accommodation in a triple room €290 /person – extra day €42/person
  •  accommodation in a double room €315 /person – extra day €48/person
  •  accommodation in a single room €580 /person – extra day €78/person
soloists pay extra €50
duets pay extra €40 for a duet
small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €10 per person.
Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

Participation fee includes:

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner) + water;
  • two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
  • certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • thank-you letters for professors and sponsors;
  • festival fee;

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport. Could be requested for additional coast 
  • Touristic tax in Italy – 1.5 Euro / person / night
Additional excursions:
  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Trip to the beach
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.