Director: Tsvetomira Krumova Lago Di Garda - the largest Italian lake and a favorite destination not only for Italians, but also for Germans, Austrians and French. Although the larger and larger crowds of people, the nature of the lake remains pure, the buildings situated on the shore of the lake have preserved the spirit and history of past times. The streets are filled with restaurants and shops they fit perfectly into the atmosphere of medieval buildings. Terms and conditions: Location, dates and time Dates: 02.07. – 06.07.2024 /5 days, 4 overnights with breakfast and dinners/ Possibility of additional nights! Location: Garda Lake – Veneto, Italy DEADLINE for submitting application forms: 23.02.2024 DEADLINE for full payment: 07.06.2024 Goal of the festival: The goal of the festival is to provide kids, teenagers and adults with the opportunity to show their talents in front of a big audience; to develop and promote music and dance art, as well as to strengthen the relationships between group leaders. Further goal of the festival is to promote joint activities among the performers and create friendships. Form of the festival: “Acqua Azzurra” festival is not a competition and participants would not compete against each other. Participants in the festvival: The festival is open to all – individual participants, community centers, youth centers, academies, public schools, private schools, dance studios/clubs, etc. There are no age limitations. Age categories: 1st age category – kids under 12 yrs 2nd age category teenagers 13 to 19 yrs 3rd age category – adults over 19 yrs Participation terms: Maximum duration of musical and dance performances: FESTIVAL DAYS (JULY 03 and JULY 04, Wednesday and Thursday) Solo, duet and trio - up to 4 min for performance per age group Group – up to 15 min for an ensemble per age group GALA CONCERT (JULY 05, Friday) Group – up to 5 minutes for an ensemble per age group DANCE CATEGORY Dance category is open to all non-professional dance groups and performers without restrictions in genre (hip-hop, classical dance, folk dance, modern dance, jazz ballet, etc.) or number of participants. MUSIC CATEGORY Music category is open to all non-professional dance groups and performers (singers, musicians, choirs, etc.) without restrictions in genre (hip-hop, classical music, folk music, pop and rock music, jazz, etc.) or number of participants. Note: Participants should provide their own musical instruments and/or music for their routines Program: 02 July, Tuesday /organization day/ 15.00 – 19.00 – Registration and accommodation of the arriving formations. 19.00 – Dinner 03 July, Wednesday /festival day/ 7.00 – 09.00 – Breakfast Free time. Opportunity for excursion to Verona. Additional payment. 18.30 – Dinner 20.00 – Concert of individual performers and groups (opening night of the festival) 04 July, Thursday /festival day/ 7.00 – 09.00 – Breakfast Free time. Opportunity for excursion to Sirmione. Additional payment. 18.30 – Dinner 20.00 – Concert of individual performers and groups 05 July, Friday /Gala Concert/ 7.00 – 09.00 – Breakfast. Free time. Possibility to visit Gardaland amusement park. 18.30 – Dinner 20.00 – Gala concert, prize ceremony and presentation of all individual performers and groups 29 July, Saturday 7.00 – 09.00 Breakfast 09.30 – Check-out time Participation fee: 230 Euro per person Every 25 participants one is free of charge (24 pay + 1 free) Participation fee includes: 4 nights with breakfast and dinners, double and triple rooms A certificate of attendance and prize for every ensemble A t-shirt with the festival’s logo for every participant Participation fee Extra payment: City tax 1.40 € – paid on reception per person, per day payment for single room – 290€ per person extra payment for additional night - 50€ 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. Second step: deposit of the amount of 26 € per person to the organizers until 29.03.2024 All bank transfer expenses are to be paid by the participants in the festival. The payment of deposit it is non-refundable!