22 - 25 November 2018
  Kazan      Russia

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Kazan has always been on the crossroads of Christian and Muslim cultures existing together in peace like has probably never been seen anywhere else in the world. A number of significant events have recently taken place in Kazan: holiday of the millennium of the city, the Universiade, FINA World Aquatics Championships that resulted in revitalizing the city. Kazan is a place worthy to be seen!
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 program. During 2018-2019 many festivals-contests were held in various cities all around the world. The Super final of the festival season will be held in October 2019. The Ist degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests held during the festival season 2018-2019 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super final. Super final prize fund is 500 000 rubles.
Participation in the festival-contest is possible for those creative groups and soloists, who filled up the Application form and paid a participation fee and touristic program. The participation fee is calculated by the art-manager of the festival-contest according to the Application. The cost of touristic program is calculated according to the prices posted on the site of the Salut to talents project and its partners and according to Application. Accommodation, transfer and excursions for the participants of the festival-contest are ensured by official project partners only.


  1. Instrumental art. Classical. Folk. Pop. Jazz
  2. Vocal art. Academic. Folk. Pop. Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  3. Fine art. Painting and graphics. Photo. Applied arts.
  4. Choreography. Classical dance. Folk dance. Pop dance. Folk stylization. Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary). Modern dance (street dances). Modern dance (experimental). Ballroom dance. Childish dance.
  5. Theatre. Drama theatre. Art of declamation. Musical. Mimics and Gesture theatre. Fashion performance. Puppet-show
  6. The original genre
  7. Foklore crativity
The participation in the nomination “Choreography. Childish dance” is allowed only in pre-school and junior age group.

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
Each age group allows participation of up to 30% of members out of the fixed age ranges.  

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 performances of the duration of not more than 4 minutes. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one performance of the duration of no more than 10 minutes. In the nomination "theatrical creativity", if there is a technical possibility and in conjunction with the organizing committee, it is possible to increase the time of performance to 30 minutes. At the same time, every additional 10 minutes, in excess of the established by the Regulations, are paid as additional participation. Soloists and small groups present a program of one performance of the duration of not more than 5. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two performances of the duration of not more than 5 together. In the nomination "Choreographic Creativity" a presentation of one performance of duration of no more than 10 minutes is allowed. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.
  • Choirs present a program with a duration of at least 8 and not more than 15 minutes. The minimum number is 2 songs, at the same   time they must be different. At least one song should be performed a capella.
  • In the nomination "Folklore Creativity" groups present a concert-contest program of a mixed genre with a duration of no more than 8 minutes.
  • 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 days 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 cm or less.

Program Kazan (4 days) 

Day 1. 22 November 2018. Check-in
Recommended arrival time – from 8.00 am to 12.00 am. 
Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am).
Bus tour of Kazan: The Kazan Kremlin, the Old Tatar Quarter, the Tatar village Tugan Avylym in the center of the city, Marjani mosque, G.Kamala theatre, the Kaban lake, the Kazan University, Kazanka river embankment, Peter and Pavel Cathedral. The tour includes visiting the Kazan Kremlin.
Check-in at the hotel after 14:00. Lunch.
Free time or “Night Kazan” tour*, showing another side of the city, illuminated and unforgettable.
Night in the hotel.
Day 2. 23 November 2018. Festival day.
Breakfast. Transfer to the concert hall.
Rehearsals. Opening of the Festival-Contest. Competitive performance.
Round table for jurors and teachers. Workshop*.
Gala concert and Award ceremony.
Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups to the participants.
At the end of the day children and teachers will get souvenirs, teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates. 
Lunch during the festival day.
Transfer to the hotel.
Night at a hotel.
Day 3. 24 November 2018. Free day or excursions
Breakfast. Free time or additional tours:
Tour to Raif monastery*
Tour to Kazan Hippodrome* 
Tour to Kazan Planetarium*
Tour to Bulgary*
Night at a hotel.
Day 4. 25 November 2018. Check-out
Breakfast. Check-out before 12:00. Meeting with the guide at the hotel.  
Tour to the Sviyazhsk isle. The town-isle Sviyazhsk is situated at the debouchment of the Sviyaga river at the hill “High mountain”. It is an ancient fortress built in the XVI century having high historical value.
Transfer to the railway station. Free time before departure of the train. Recommended departure time – after 16:00.

Participation fee:

  • 98 Euro per person - accommodation in City hotel - Multiple accommodation, shared facilities;
  • 122 Euro per person - accommodation in Bulgar 2* - 2-3-4-rooms, facilities in the room;

15 persons + 1 for free

Prices are approximate. The cost of the trip can vary slightly!

Participation fee for one nomination:
(paid additionally, it is not included into the price of trip)
13 euro for the participant (but not more than 191 euro from the team),
21 euro for the soloist. 

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at chosen hotel
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Sightseeing tour around Kazan
  • Tour to Sviyazhsk 
  • Entrance tickets to Kazan kremlin and to Sviyazhsk 
  • Transfer according to the program***

Participation fee does not include:

  • Two-way tickets
  • Additional excursions 
* Not included into the price of the trip
** The number of rooms at the hotels is limited! Booking will be made upon a prepayment.
*** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel.
!!! The price might vary according to current currency rate!!!
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.