20 - 24 April 2018
  Ayvalık      Turkey

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

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Ayvalik - is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesir Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.
It was alternatively called Kydonies (Κυδωνίες) by the town's former Greek population; although the use of the name Ayvalık was widespread for centuries among both the Turks and the Greeks, pronounced as Ayvali (Αϊβαλί) by the latter.

Conditions for participation:

  • The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 20 April 2018 - 12:00 and depart on 24 April 2018 - 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • Dancers (except accompanying people)  must be between 8-16 years old. 
  • We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare  minimum 2 different performances.
  • Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee. 100 Lt. Diesel will given for these activities to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
  • Gifts provide for each person is an  attendance certificate.
  • Along with the application the group should prepare a group profile with minimum 6 digital pictures and a short description of the group and videos or links and descriptions of your performances.
  • The number of participants are not limited


The Groups will stay at Ergin Otel hotel http://www.erginotel.com.tr

Participation fee:

  • 120 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • organizational expenses
  • accommodation in a Hotel for 4 nights with 3 meals per day. (Open buffet breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Free non alcohol drink).
  • On every 25 participants one member is free of charge.
For double rooms there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.


20 APRIL 2018
10.00 Welcome to Hotel
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Free time
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Technical Meeting Festivalin
21.00 Welcome Party
21 APRIL 2018
09.00 Breakfast 
10.00 Performancat opean area (10 Min) 
13.00 Lunch 
14.30 Gift Exchance with mayor and staff (4 gifts)
16.30-Free Time
19.00 Dinner
22 APRIL 2018
09.00 Breakfast 
13.00 Lunch 
14.00 -17.00 Yatch Tour
17.30 Performance at open area(10 Min) 
19.00 Dinner
23 APRIL 2018
09.00 Breakfast 
10.00 Parade
14.00 Lunch 
14.30 Free Time
18.00 Dinner 
19.30 Gala Performance at amphitheater (10 Min) 
24 APRIL 2018
09.00 Breakfast 
10.00-13.30 City Tour (Cunda Island Library- Ayvalık Taksiyadis Church- Table of Demons)
14.00 Lunch 
14.30-Free Time 
18.00 Dinner 
20.00 Goodbye Party 
25 APRIL 2018
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Departure
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.
PAYMENT: As confirmation of its participation in the festival, a group pays in advance 1000 € (which is not reimbursable in case of declination of participation). The rest of the amount is to be paid 15 days before the festival or at the group’s arrival to the hotel, according to the agreement. Last application and deposit 15.01.2018

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