28 - 31 October 2018
  Almaty      Kazakhstan

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Ludmila Pritulchik

Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion program. During 2018-2019 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2019. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests held during the festival season 2018-2019 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super final. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.
Participation in the festival-contest is possible for those creative groups and soloists, who filled up the Application form and paid a participation fee and touristic program. The participation fee is calculated by the art-manager of the festival-contest according to the Application. Accommodation, transfer and excursions for the participants of the festival-contest are ensured by official project partners only.


  1. Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  2. Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  4. Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  5. Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  6. The original genre
  7. Foklore crativity
The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

Group categories of participants:

  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years
Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges.  

Rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella. 
In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.
Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 days before the beginning of the festival tour.
Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 cm or less.


Almaty is one of the most beautiful cities of Kazakhstan which preserved brightness of former capital of the country and which is keeping traces of its vast history in architectural landscape. “Salute to Talents” invites you on a trip to the festival-contest in Almaty!  
Almaty, Kazakhstan (4 days)
Day 1 – 28.10 
Recommended arrival time – from 8:00 to 12:00. 
Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am). Meeting at the airport at extra cost*
  • City tour of Almaty. You will see numerous fountains of the city (more than 120), Voznesensky Cathedral – a unique building resistant to earthquakes, Telecommunication Tower – the highest building of the city, several parks and memorials.
Check-in at the hotel at 2:00 pm.
Night at a hotel
Day 2 – 29.10
Festival day or free day.
Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. 
Gala concert and award ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
At the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs.  All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates
Night at a hotel
Day 3 – 30.10
You may visit at extra cost*:
- Central State museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan* – one of the biggest museums of Central Asia.
- Kok Tobe* – one of the most beautiful and exciting places of Kazakhstan. The highest point of the city – Kok Tobe Mountain. You may enjoy the mountain views and breathe in pure mountain air.
- Sharyn Canyon* – a unique natural object of the Paleogene Period of more than 30 million years old. Such landscapes are situated only in few parts of the world.
- Medeo* – the biggest mountain complex for winter sports with the largest surface covered with artificial ice. 
- Hawaii waterpark*
- Almaty dolphinarium "Nemo"*
- Almaty Zoo*
Night at a hotel
Day 4 – 31.10
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel before 12:00 am.
13:00 Transfer to the railway station.
Transfer to the airport at extra cost*

Participation fee:

  • 98 Euro per person - Hostel - multiple accommodation (6-12 persons in the room), double decker beds, shared facilities, breakfast.  
  • 112 Euro per person - Optima 3* - Double rooms, facilities in the room, buffet breakfast
  • 126 Euro per person - Hotel Altyn-Kargaly 3* - Two-stored small houses with 2 double rooms, shared facilities, buffet breakfast
  • 148 Euro per person - Kazzhol Almaty 4* - Double and triple rooms, facilities in the room, buffet breakfast.

Organization fee for one nomination – 13 euro for the participant (but not more than 191 euro from the team), 21 euro for the soloist (paid additionally, it is not included into the price of trip). 

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at chosen hotel
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tour around Almaty
  • Transfer according to the program**

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Check-in before 2 p.m.
  • Additional transfer
  • Receiving the group before 8:00
  • Lunch or dinner on the festival day (about 4 EUR)
  • Additional nights 
* not included into the price of the trip
** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel..
*** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.
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.