7 - 11 October 2018
  Lloret de Mar      Spain

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Gary Leman

Application Form

  until 26 July 2018


The Festival of Festivals!
The festivals are called "The Festival of Festivals" as they combine all aspects of every type of Festival and celebrate the expression of performing arts, dance, vocal works and folk culture. They are a true celebration of performance and at the same time provide the participants an ideal platform to both compete and showcase their talents.
They are an ideal way to share cultures, form new International friendships, learn new techniques and be inspired by the wonderful area.... and at the same time enjoy the sun and the atmosphere!
The Festivals are open to all disciplines including dance, choirs, Instrumentalists, vocalists and folk performers. We are different from other festival organisers in that we do not charge the same fees for participants and their supporters. 
Our programme is full of activities that are all included within the price. Participants and non -participants will do the same activities.

Program:

Sunday 
Arrival and meeting with the organisers

Monday
Morning is free for you to discover the town
Afternoon is the contest!
On Monday evening the leaders of groups plus soloists are invited to an evening at a local restaurant to sample the local gastronomy!

Tuesday
A trip to Tossa. You will be taken by coach to the beautiful town of Tossa de Mar to discover it's narrow streets and picturesque fortified town

Wednesday
A morning of Masterclasses.. learn something new!
Afternoon Beach Party!!
Wednesday Evening
The Gala concert and award ceremony

Thursday
Barcelona!! A tour of this wonderful city. After the tour you will be transferred directly to the airport.

Nominations:

The contest is organised for the following nominations
GROUP ONE – choreographic groups and soloists:
  • classic ballet;
  •  folk dance, folk stylized dance, ethnic dance;
  •  ballroom dance;
  •  sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance,  and other street styles);
  •  modern dance (jazz modern, neoclassic etc.);
  • social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggae, salsa, samba
GROUP TWO– instrumental groups and soloists:
  •  percussion instruments’ ensembles;
  •  guitarists’ ensembles;
  •  jazz style ensembles;
  •  chamber orchestras;
  •  symphony orchestras;
  •  accordion and button accordion players’ orchestras;
  •  folk orchestra ensembles;
  •  soloists and piano ensembles (programs for a one piano).
GROUP THREE – singing (choirs, musicals, ensembles, duets, trios, soloists):
  •  academic singing;
  •  jazz singing;
  •  rock and rap;
  •  folk singing;
  •  pop singing;
  •  musicahors).
Age groups of the participants:
           A: younger than 9 years old
           B: 10-12 years
           C: 13-15 years
           D:16-19 years
           E: 20-25 years
           F: from 26 years
           G: Mixed
* The group age is based on the average age of the participants.

Technical requirements:

  • Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. 
  • During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-synching sound records.

Jury:

The Jury will consist of specialists within the fields of performing arts plus local dignatories
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.

Prizes:

Every participant will receive a Medal!!
Prizes for the nominated categories will consist only of one prize per third,second and first places.
These prizes will be awarded immediately after the contest.
An overall category prize for example Dance, Vocal and Instrumental, will consist of first,second and third places. These winners will receive trophies plus a special Grand Prize awarded for the Best of the Festival!
The above prizes will be awarded at the Gala concert

Participation fee:

  • 250 Euro per person (Participants' price)
  • 230 Euro per person (Non participants are supporters, non performing heads of groups and other family members.)
Our prices are fully inclusive of everything within the package. Guests of the participants and supporting team members will pay a reduced cost compared to the participants.
Based on four nights accommodation, including everything!
Please note that a Tourist tax will be payable at 99 cents per night per person over 17 years of age.

Participation fee includes:

  • Transfers each way to Barcelona
  • 4 nights full board accommodation in the 4* Costa Encantada Hotel (all food which is buffet style included plus water at the table)
  • Festival Fee
  • Evening meal for group leaders in a local restaurant
  • Excursion to Tossa de Mar
  • Beach/pool party afternoon
  • One hour Masterclass session
  • Gala Concert
  • Barcelona tour.... combined with transfer to airport
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.