24 - 27 December 2017
  Prague      Czech Republic

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

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Prague is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Europe. Long history, wonderful architecture, amazing views and friendliness of the citizens form the charm of Prague. The international youth arts festival-contest in Prague in the framework of the Salute to Talents project offers you a chance to demonstrate your talents in one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe!
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 programme. During 2016-2017 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Superfinal of the festival season will be held in October 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2016-2017 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Superfinal.


  1. Instrumental art: Folk; Classical; Pop; Jazz
  2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop;  Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Choreography: Folk dance; Classical dance; Pop dance (including folk stylisation);  Modern dance; Ballroom dancing
  4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
  5. The original genre
  6. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftworks

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

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 (acts), lasting not more than 4 minutes each. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. Soloists and small groups present a program of one item lasting not more than 5 minutes. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two items lasting not more than 5 minutes together. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
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 day 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 sm or less.
In case of using the sound recordings the participants should send them to the art-manager of the festival by e-mail and also bring it on a flash drive or CD (each track on separate CD). All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.

Jury of the Festival:

The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions. All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (programme), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the I degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.

Program (4 days)

Day 1 – 24.12
Arrival of participants in Prague.
City tour of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.  "The City of a hundred spiers" began its history in the 10th century. For many centuries it had been the residence of kings, princes, imperors and presidents of Czech Republic. You'll enjoy the charm of narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter, numerous towers and cathedrals. Everything there is filled with the breath of history. The city is full of variety of world-famous attractions, including the Prague Castle, Lesser, Charles Bridge, Charles street, the Jewish Quarter, Old Town Square, Town Hall with the Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square.
Check-in at a hotel after 2.00 pm
Dinner at the hotel
Free time or additional tours (at extra cost)*:
Legends of old Prague*
Boat tour on Vltava river with dinner*

Night at the hotel
Day 2 – 25.12
Festival day
  • Rehearsals
  • Competitive performance
  • Round table for jurors and teachers
  • Workshop*
  • Gala concert
  • Award ceremony, handing out of diplomas, Winners Cups and souvenirs to the participants as well as letters of thanks and round table participation certificates for teachers
  • Disco
Dinner at the hotel
Night at the hotel
Day 3 – 26.12
Free time in Prague of additional tours at extra cost: *
City tour of Vienna*: 
the Ring Road, Maria Theresa Square, the Vienna State Opera, the Rathaus, the Kärntner Straße, St. Stefan cathedral and square.
City tour of Dresden*: Zwinger Palace, the Hofkirche church, embankment of Elbe river.
Tour to Karlovy Vary*:  the largest and the most famous resort of the Czech Republic, located in a beautiful valley of Tepla river. The resort was founded in the XIV century by Emperor Charles IV. And it is still very popular among tourists from all over the world.
Dinner at the hotel
Night at the hotel
Day 4 – 27.12
Check-out before 12:00
* - not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee:

  • Hotel 3*  – rooms for 4 persons – 149 Euro per person
  • Hotel  4* – Double-triple rooms – 195 Euro per person
  • 10 people + 1 for free
Organisation fee for one nomination (not included into the participation fee):
40 EUR for one ensemble participant (no more than 800 EUR for an ensemble)
60 EUR for a soloist

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at a hotel
  • 3 buffet breakfasts and 3 buffet dinners
  • Transfer on festival day
  • City tour

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfer from and to the airport (to be requested in advance at extra cost)
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Any additional transfer and tours
  • Workshop
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.
As a next step - payment of an advance reservation installment to the organizational committee of the festival.

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