7 - 11 September 2018
  Foça-İzmir      Turkey

Dances Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Foça is a town and district in Turkey's İzmir Province, on the Aegean coast.
The town of Foça is situated at about 69 km (43 mi) northwest of İzmir's city center. The district also has a township with its own municipality named Yenifoça (literally "New Foça"), also along the shore and at a distance of 20 km (12 mi) from Foça proper. For this reason, Foça itself is locally often called as Eskifoça ("Old Foça") in daily parlance. The ancient city of Phocaea is located between the two modern Foças.

Conditions for participation:

  • The groups are requested to arrive in FOÇA on 07 SEPTEMBER 2018 - 12:00 and depart on 11 SEPTEMBER 2018- 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • Participants age is not limited.
  • We will prefer to invite dance groups with live music but recorded music is 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.
  • Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate.
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee. 
  • 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 is not limited.


The Groups will stay at Otel Leon hotel (http://focaotelleon.com)

Participation fee:

  • 100 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Organizational expenses
  • Accommodation in a Hotel for 4 nights with 2 meals per day. ( Open buffet breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Free non alcohol drink )
  • On every 25 participants one member is free of charge (24+1 free).
For double rooms there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.
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, the group pays in advance 1000 € to the organizers of the festival (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. 

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