Director: Svetlana Rumenova International Dance and Vocal contest is open for groups and soloists of different ages and dance/vocal categories. It’s a celebration of dance art for children and adults in an unique atmosphere of joy and funny moments, combining a holiday in wonderful Italy with participation in a prestigious event. The biggest award will be 1 prize in the amount of 500 euro for the best dance and best vocal group in the contest carefully selected by international jury. Our 15 years’ experience makes our organization leader in the realization of international festivals and contests in Italy and is synonyms for quality and excellence. It allows us to guarantee for all services our participants receive, maintaining good value for money. Age category: till 6 years old 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 14 15 - 16 17 - 19 20 - 23 24- 27 28 - 31 32 - 35 36 - 45 46 - 59 over 60 mixed * The group age is based on the majority of the participants. Nominations: DANCE 1) classic ballet; 2) modern choreography (jazz, modern, neoclassic, etc.) 3) folk choreography, folk-stylized dance, ethnic dances; 4) pop dance. 5) ballroom dancing 6) sports dances (hip-hop, disco, techno, break dance, ect) 7) social dances DANCE 1) classic ballet; 2) modern choreography (jazz, modern, neoclassic, etc.) 3) folk choreography, folk-stylized dance, ethnic dances; 4) pop dance. 5) ballroom dancing 6) sports dances (hip-hop, disco, techno, break dance, ect) 7) social dances INSTRUMENTAL 1) string instruments 2) folk instruments 3) wind instruments 4) electronic musical instruments 5) keyboard instruments 6) bow instruments OTHER GENRES 1) fashion theater 2) students of art schools, painting 3) photo and video creativity 4) circus, clowning, acrobatics, original plastic, juggling, gymnastics 5) art craft 6) acting / theater Duration of performance for soloists : till 4 min. Duration of performance for groups : till 10 min. General technical requirements: The music must be sent in advance by e-mail, after registration (Phonogram file format: mp3, wma, wav. ) Phonogram file name format: SURNAME Name - Song name. Replacement of the repertoire is possible till 1 week before contest Jury and evaluation criteria: The composition of the jury is formed and approved by the Organizing Committee of the contest. The jury is formed by specialists of dance and music art: choreographers, composers, musicians, variety artists, teachers. Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to review. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for the decision of the jury and the awarding of seats to the participants. Awards: - The jury will asign 1 prize in the amount of 500 euro for 1 dance group and 1 vocal group in the contest (* The money prize will be assigned in case there will be at least 8 groups in every category) - Material gifts for individual participants in each category - Vocal, Dance and Instrumental The winners of I, II and III degrees are awarded cups, prizes and souvenirs. Groups who do not win the main awards of the competition receive Diploma for participation and souvenir. The jury has the right to not award, but also to duplicate certain places at its own preference Participation fee: 3 FB / Full Board (italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) For groups of more than 11 people 180 Euro per person - Hotel*** basic 195 Euro per person - Hotel*** comfort 230 Euro per person - Hotel**** For individual participants or small groups of up to 10 people 210 Euro per person - Hotel*** basic 230 Euro per person - Hotel*** comfort 250 Euro per person - Hotel**** For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge. Participation fee includes: 4 days accommodation in 3- or 4-bed comfort rooms, TV, private bathroom with a shower and hot water 4 days / 3 nights full board (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner with 1st course, 2nd course, desert and water) Excursion to San Marino Degustation of typical Italian food Support our staff during the festival Additional day in some of the hotels: Hotel***basic – 42 euro / Hotel*** comfort – 47 euro / Hotel*** – 50 euro * Participating fee for group – 100 euro * Participating fee for small groups of 5-10 persons – 50 euro * Participating fee for soloist / duet – 40 euro per person --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Supplement for double room – 5 euro per day per person. * Supplement for single room – 15 euro per day per person. * For groups of 25 participants, 26th is serviced free of charge, for the groups with over 40 participants, 41st, 42nd and 43rd are serviced free of charge. * The travelling expenses to and from the festival’s location as well as the costs of stay, lasting four days is covered by the groups themselves. * Upon request organizers can arrange bus transfers from airports to the hotel for additional fee. * NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE – tourist tax of 2 euro per day per person for hotel*** / 3 euro for hotel**** 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, the group should pay an amount of 30% of the overall cost to the Organizers of the festival.