Prague Czech Republic
Director: Julia Tomachkova
The first stars of the "PRAGUE STARS" began to shine on the Prague’s cultural sky in 2005. "PRAGUE STARS" is a prestigious international art festival and competition, which is held in Prague twice a year: in late March and early November. The festival is an important event in the cultural life of Prague with high recognition and wide geography of the participating countries. Famous Czech and foreign cultural and art workers are invited as honored members of the international jury.
The main message of the 31. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition "PRAGUE STARS" is the search for new talents, "Prague's stars" among children and youth ensembles and soloists, establishment of international friendly and creative contacts, enrichment of the multinational culture on the basis of mutual respect for the cultural traditions of all the countries and nations of the world, popularization the children’s and youth creative work, sharing experiences and creative achievements of participants from different countries, improvement of professional skills and qualifications of teachers and leaders.
1st day, 23.03.2020 – arrival to Prague, self-transportation to the hotel, check-in at the hotel (after 15:00 p.m.) and accommodation. Organizing meeting for art directors, group leaders, teachers and choreographers with the members of organizing Committee. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Prague. *In the afternoon for organized groups (more than 40 persons) guided walking sightseeing tour “PRAGUE GRAND CITY TOUR” around the historical center of PRAGUE CASTLE and OLD TOWN: Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Monastery, Golden Lane, medieval Charles Bridge, Old Town Square surrounded by Old Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn and St. Nicholas Churches, Wenceslas Square with St. Wenceslas statue and the National Museum (duration – 3,5 hrs). Transportation from hotel to the PRAGUE city center and back is not included! Optional in the evening: Visit to Famous Singing Fountains Show (15 EURO per person); Evening Boat Cruise on Vltava (20 EURO per person).
2nd day, 24.03.2020 – breakfast at the hotel. FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAMME according competitive disciplines: stage testing, sound check, general rehearsal. OPENING CEREMONY, performances of the participants. Return to the hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Prague. Transportation services from hotel to CONCERT HALL and back are not included to the price! **On demand it is possible to organize transportation from Hotel to Concert Hall and back by contacting and sending official request to the Organizing Committee.
3rd day, 25.03.2020 – breakfast at the hotel. FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAMME according competitive disciplines. GALA CONCERT of WINNERS and AWARDING CEREMONY. Return to the hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Prague. Transportation services from hotel to CONCERT HALL and back are not included to the price! **On demand it is possible to organize transportation from Hotel to Concert Hall and back by contacting and sending official request to the Organizing Committee.
31. International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competition “PRAGUE STARS” is determined for soloists, ensembles and groups of young performers from different countries of the world. The competitive program of the participants is approved by the Organizing Committee on the basis of applications received. The schedule of the competitive programme for all participants is determined in advance and depends on the age of the participants. All participants should prepare a competitive program within the time limits specified for each competitive discipline: 5 minutes for soloists, duets and small formations and 10-15 minutes for ensembles and groups.
Participants of the International Folklore, Dance and Music Festival and Competitions “PRAGUE STARS” are divided in the following age categories:
- MINI KIDS - from 6 to 8 years
- CHILDREN - from 9 to 12 years
- JUNIORS 1 - from 13 to 15 years
- JUNIORS 2 - from 16 to 18 years
- ADULTS 1 - from 19 years to 25 years
- ADULTS 2 - from 26 years and older
- SENIORS - from 50 years and older.
- 99 Euro per person
Every 21st person in the group is free of charge (20 paying participants + 1 free)
Participation fee includes:
3 overnights in PRAGUE in hotel cat. 3* on basis HB (buffet breakfast and dinner);
Accommodation in TRPL and QDRPL rooms for participants. We give 1 DBL/TWIN for group leaders (groups less than 40 persons) and 2 DBL (group more than 40 persons) More Double rooms are possible for Extra SUPPLEMENT / See Additional Payment;
Walking guided sightseeing tour around Prague “PRAGUE GRAND CITY TOUR” (only for group more than 40 persons);
REGISTRATION FEE FOR PARTICIPATING;
OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION and other documents;
PERFORMACE IN COMPETITIVE AND FESTIVAL PROGRAMME;
DIPLOMAS, PRIZES and MEDALS.
Participation fee does not include:
SOLOISTS and DUETS pay extra for SOLO / DUET participation - 15 EURO per person;
Extra overnight in hotel – 29 EURO per person a night with HB;
LUNCHES in PRAGUE: 10 EURO per person / 1 lunch;
Extra payment for accommodation in DBL or TWIN room – 15 EURO per person to festival package price;
Extra payment for accommodation in SNGL room – 50 EUR per person to festival package price;
TRANSFERS IN PRAGUE: from hotel to Concert Hall and back, from Airport to hotel and back;
TRAVEL EXPENSES (transportation of participants to / from Prague, transfers in Prague, travel insurance, entrance visa to Czech Republic for participants from non-Schengen countries), lunches, entrance tickets to sightseeing objects, tickets to public traffic, optional excursions;
On demand it is possible to organize Extra Payment Services connected to transportation from Airport to the hotel and back, from Hotel to Concert Hall and back, Meeting at the airport by the Festival Stuff, Changing the offered hotel to higher class or booking additional services by contacting and sending official request to the Organizing Committee.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.