Director: Mrs. Venera Janjgava International choreographic contest Dance Factory is held on the Spanish coast Costa Brava. It is a tension and rejoicing, a triumph and tears of happiness, dizziness from success and immersion in a grand atmosphere of an international competition, feelings that thousands of motivated performers experience in one of the most prestigious contests in Europe. We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists with world names, whom we invite to upgrade the skills of the contestants and additional qualification of teachers. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate on a stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain with individual numbers. All of them go through unforgettable moments as it’s a meeting of different creative tendencies and styles! All the participants of the contest get an independent and professional valuation of international jury who work according to an accurately considered valuation system which has been developed by us for many years and which guarantees the highest quality of judging. International choreographic contest Dance Factory in the kingdom of Spain is a cultural event which presents the work of choreographic teams. The main purpose of the festival is the demonstration of art to the audience and also the experience exchange among experts in the field of choreography. Every year Fiestalonia invites one of the leading and most renowned choreographers in the world, to become a member of the board of the jury and give a master class(es) in their field. All of our programs consist of two parts: 1. Participation in the competition and festival 2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*. * For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art. Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity! Why is it worth participating in this contest: international choreographic contest Dance Factory is one of the biggest contests of dance teams; there are impressive opening and closing ceremonies; the system of evaluation guarantees the highest quality of judging; trainings, masterclasses, roundtables with the leading specialists and tutors; flash mob and video grabbing on the central town square near the town hall; full board (buffet: breakfast, lunch, dinner + drinks); official international numbered certificates with the results of the contest are given not only to the dance teams, but each individual participant is also given a personalized certificate; team heads and sponsors are given personalized thank-you letters on the official numbered letterhead of the kingdom of Spain; each dance team is given a personalized certificate for its contribution into the cultural international progress in the form of engraving on a special base. Categories: classical dance; contemporary dance (jazz modern, neoclassic); variety dance (contemporary ballet, show groups, step); sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking, and other street styles); folk dance; ballroom dance; oriental dance; flamenco; social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk, Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others). Terms of participation: Each contestant (group/solo/duo/trio/quartet) will present one number. You may submit several numbers. If you wish to submit more than one number, please write in the "Additional information" section of the entry form. Solo 01:00 - 02:00 min. Duo/Trio/Quartet 02:00 - 03:00 min. Group/Formation 03:00 - 04:00 min. Exception: Classical and Folk Dance numbers - music may be longer or shorter, depending on the originality of the choreography Timing starts from the beginning of the dance and ends at the end of the number. There is a time limit of 5 seconds for going on stage, taking a bow and going backstage. If the dance number exceeds the time limit, the score will be reduced by 10 points. Age groups of the participants: I) younger than 9 years old II ) 10-12 years III) 13-15 years IV) 16-19 years V) 20-25 years VI) от 26 years VII) Mixed age category ESTIMATION OF AGE For dances with more than one dancer in DUO / TRIO / QUARTET - group age is calculated from the oldest dancer's age. For dance groups and ensembles starting from 5 persons, the age is calculated according to the average age of the group. Jury and evaluation criteria: Information about members of the jury of the contest will be published later. The jury has the right not to award all the prizes; to share prize among performers; to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements; to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations; the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores; the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review. Evaluation criteria mastery – a technique of movements’ execution; compositional creation of the performance; suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards); choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials; artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image. Prizes: The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale. Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups participants with up to 70 points become diploma holders; participants who have collected 70 to 79 points become laureates of the third degree; participants who have collected 80 to 89 points, become laureates of the second degree; participants who have collected 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree; Participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest "Dance Factory". Grand Prix winners get a big cup and diplomas (one for each ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/quartet) as well as medals (for each contestant). Winners of the first place get a standard cup and diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet), as well as medals (for each contestant). Second and third place winners get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet) and medals (for each contestant). All contestants get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/ quartet) and medals (for each contestant). *Groups of 5 persons or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities. *Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on the Kingdom of Spain's letterhead paper. *Each dancer in the group can request a personalized diploma, for an additional fee (before the competition). Program of stay: 1st day: – check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm; – dinner; – meeting with the organizers of the contest; – presentation of the excursion programs; – rehearsal (on request); 2nd day: 8:00 – breakfast; 11:00 – rehearsal; 12:30 – lunch; 14:00 – the beginning of the concert; 19:30 – dinner; 20:00 – master class. 3rd day: 8:00 – breakfast; 10:00 – full rehearsal on the town square; 11:30 – masterclasses, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists; 13:00 – lunch; 14:30 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge; 20:00 – dinner; 21:00 – a visit to a flamenco show 4th day: 8:00 – breakfast; 9:00 – a trip to the monastic complex Montserrat, an excursion in Montserrat (for an additional charge); 19:30 – dinner; 20:30 – the beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards. 5th day: – breakfast; – check out from the hotel at 10:00 ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program. ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer * If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before. Participation fee: Events package + 3* full-board hotel (5 days / 4 nights) Triple accommodation 320 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 260 euros per person) – extra day €43/a person Double accommodation 345 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 285 euros per person) – extra day €56/a person Single accommodation 395 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 330 euros per person) – extra day €65/a person Events package + 4* full-board hotel (5 days / 4 nights) Triple accommodation 335 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 285 euros per person) – extra day €55/a person Double accommodation 370 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 320 euros per person) – extra day €65/a person Single accommodation 413 euro (before December 1st, the cost is 363 euros per person) – extra day €79/a person Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!* (24+1) Participation fee includes: 5 days and 4 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel; full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)+ drinks; two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony; certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers; special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base; thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain; contest fee; masterclasses, workshops, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists; video clip shooting; flash mob on the main town square near the town hall; Attention: We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price Attention: Check out from the hotel at 10:00. Extra services: Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive; Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists; Concertmaster; Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle); Master classes from the Spanish art workers; Assisting Translator. (accompanying person); Video shooting of a contest/gala concert. * All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers. Extra trips: Barcelona city sightseeing tour + The Spanish Village or Aquarium Montserrat Girona + museum of Salvador Dali Port Aventura Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)! Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks Flamenco show with dinner and drinks 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.