17 - 21 May 2023
 Ayvalik     Turkey

Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Conditions for participation:

  • The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 17 May 2023 - 12:00 and depart on 21 May 2023 - 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • Dancers (except accompanying people) must be between 8-18 years old. 
  • The number of participants is not limited. 
  • The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare  minimum 2 different performances.
  • We prefer dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • Each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
  • Participating groups will be rewarded for the best music, best costume, best performance  and  choreography
  • Each group should bring flag of their country.
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.

Participation fee:

  • 150 Euro per person - 4 nights with 3 meals per day
The Groups will stay at hotels like (http://www.erginotel.com.trhttp://www.hotel-billurcu.com/tr/, https://www.dobrahotel.com/, http://zafermotel.net/,  https://www.mareayvalikhotel.com/)  or similar
For double rooms there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.
On every 25 participants - one member is free of charge. (24+1)

Participation fee includes:

  • Oganizational expenses
  • accommodation in a Hotel for 4 nights with 3 meals per day. (Open buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.)

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 payment: Groups pay in advance 1000 € (which is not reimbursable in case of declination of participation). The rest of the amount is to be paid 15 days before the festival or at the group’s arrival to the hotel, according to the agreement.

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