14 - 17 November 2019
  Podčetrtek      Slovenia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs

Director:  Zoran Strezovski

Application Form

  until 30 August 2019

With pleasure we INVITE you 
(folk ensembles, choral groups, brass bands, orchestras,
ballroom and modern dance groups, majorette teams, art schools),
(children, youth and adult groups) to participate in 
International Music & Folk - dance festival “WELLNESS FEST 2019”,

14 – 17 November, PODČETRTEK, SLOVENIA 2019.

The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.

Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the Green Destinations Criteria. Situated in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a boutique country between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea, mysterious Karst with more than 11,000 karst caves and Pannonian Plain, rich in healthy water springs. Slovenia's capital – Ljubljana, was awarded the European Green Capital 2016 title. Welcome to Slovenia, the only country with the word LOVE in its name!

Podčetrtek is a small slovenian city, close to the well-known Terma Olimia. In the category of smaller towns, Podčetrtek got a gold medal at Entente Florale Europe. It is characterized by its extraordinary cultural wealth, intact nature, diverse tourist offer and friendly people. The region of “counts and vagabonds” is marked by vineyards and forests and since 2010 the Kozjansko region along with Obsotelje has been classified as a UNESCO biosphere reservation. The Kozjansko or Srednje Sotelsko region is a hilly region in the Bistrica river basin that borders the picturesque river Sotla on the east; the northern border is marked by the Plešivec and Žusem hills, and the southern border by the Bohor and Orlica hills. Terme Olimia attracts different guests with a broad offer, kind approach to each guest, and varied activities in a calm rural environment. The surroundings of Terme Olimia are perfect for active holidays. You will be fascinated by the intact nature, walking and cycling routes, and numerous attractions that are located less than 15 minutes’ walk from Terme Olimia. In the wellness Termalija you can enjoy nature to the full – sun, water, and air. Everyone can find something in this diverse complex, whether in pools, fast river, geysers, whirlpools or massages, saunas and fitness. Complete relaxation, physical activity, stress management, a healthy environment and pleasant company are wishes that come true in this centre of modernity.

More info: https://www.terme-olimia.com/                  

Program:

14.11.2019 Thursday
12.00  Arrival at Podcetrtek, accomodation;
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch in the hotel; Free time for activities in one of the best and luxurious wellness centre in Slovenia - Wellnes centre Termalia (wellness activities are included in price);
18.00 - 20.00 Dinner;

20.30 Welcome party for participating groups.

15.11.2019  Friday
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast in hotel, free time for wellness activities OR visiting nearest slovenian cities (ROGASKA SLATINA - 10 km, CELJE - 30 km, BREZICE - 35 km, PTUJ - 35 km, MARIBOR - 50 km, LJUBLJANA - 110 km);
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free time for wellness activities;
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner;

19.30 - Festival evening (about 15 minutes per group).

16.11.2019 Saturday
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast in hotel, free time for wellness OR optional excursion with guide (extra charge):
10.00 - Entry to the road train;
10.15 - Visiting Minorite Monastery of Olimje and degustation of ‘’patros drops’’;
11.30 - Visiting unique chocolate boutique Syncerus;
12.30 - Visiting unique brewery Haler, degustation of beer and home-made sausage, or visiting winery and degustation of 4 different type of wine and cheese, or visiting JELENOV GREBEN (sightseeing and feeding of the deer, visiting deer shop and tasting home made products);
14.00 - 15.00 Return to Terme Olimia, Lunch and Free time for wellness activities.
18.00 - 20.00 Dinner in hotel;

21.00 - Closing ceremony of the festival, plaque and diploma award, exchange of the presents between the groups and the organizers.

17.11.2019  Sunday
08.00 - 10.00 Breakfast at the hotel, departure of the groups.

Participation fee:

  • 154 Euro per person
    • Including 3 nights in apartments Vas Lipa, full board at the Hotel (dinner, breakfast, lunch – open buffet).

Festival organizers provide:

  • For 22 dancers – one gratis (22+1 free of charge),
  • Souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Welcome cocktail,
  • Disco party with drink,
  • Certificates for attendance on the festival,
  • All-day free use of wellness activities in thermal pools in the best Slovenian Wellness Center Termalia Olimia for all days of your stay,
  • Drinks during the performance,
  • Free bus parking,
  • Reception in city hall,
  • Advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters.
NOTE:

Tourist tax in Slovenia – 2,5 Euro per person/day for adults, 1,25 Euro per person/day for person younger than 18 years.

INSURANCE:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups.

First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.

On your request, You can continue your stay in welness city. Price will be 35 Euro per day per person FB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. For additional days we will prepare special program for you.

After Groups arrive in the hotel they will be given detailed program of the festival.

The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Ljubljana airport, during the festival days and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.

We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Slovenia if necessary.

All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participation.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED ON 400!

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.

Application Form     until 30 August 2019