1 - 5 July 2020
  Paralia, Katerini      Greece

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Processed Classical or Marching Band and Majorettes

Director:  Mr. Zoran Strezovski

Application Form

  until 24 January 2020

With pleasure we INVITE (folk ensembles, choral groups, orchestras, brass bands, majorette teams and modern dance groups), (children, youth and adult groups) to participate in
VII International Folk – dance & music festival “PARALIA FEST"  01 – 05 July, Paralia, Katerini, Greece 2020
The intention of our invitation  and 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. The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares. The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.
Paralia is famous holiday place on the Aegean coast of Greece with many sends beach .Festival program will be held on the main square in Paralia and Olimpic beach.

Program Proposal:

13.00. Arrival in Paralia,  hotel accommodation and  free time (beach time)
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 Welcome reception with leaders of the groups 
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast, 
09.00 – 16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters of Thermaikos Gulf, (15 euro per person (including lunch and drinks on the boat
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 22.30 Festival evening on the square in Paralia
22.30 Disco party (optional)
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast, 
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or visiting Thessalonica or Katerini (optional)
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel 
19.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening on the square of Olympic beach (optional) 
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ,
11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Meteori (very famous historical place in Greece) 
17.00 – 18.00 Dinner     
21.00 Beach party with all participants 
09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast 
11.30 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast, 
10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Katerini or free time on the beach
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00 – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye  
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonica 

General rules:

  • The festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances,orchestras, brass bands, modern dance, choir and vocal groups. 
  • Every Folklore, Choral group, modern dance, majorette Teams, orchestras has the right to participate. Children's ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), Adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions.
  • To send us short CV (5-6 sentences on English) and photos of the group,
  • To have a flag of your country,
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure,
  • Supplement for accommodation in double rooms is 10 euro per person per day

Participation fee:

  • 82 Euro per person for 3 HB per person (3 nights with 2 meals per day)
  • 102 Euro per person for 4 HB per person  (4 nights with 2 meals per day. 
    • It includes hotel & Apartments accommodation (in triple and quadruple rooms) with 2 meals per day in Hotel & Apartments like To Limani, Ifigenia, Lndon,Phenix, Ifigenia, Sunibel, Despina …
    • Supplement for accommodation in double room is 10 Euro per person per day.
    • Supplement for accommodation in single room is 19 Euro per person per day.

Festival organizers provide:

  • for 23 dancers – one gratis, 
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Welcome reception with drink for leaders of the group
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Drinks during performances,
  • free parking
  • advertising of the festival (social medium promotions, posters)
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 Paralia. Price will be 29 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. 
After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.
After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. 
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Thessaloniki Airport which are only 75 km from Paralia. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations. 
In 2015 on the festival were participated 10 groups from 8 EU country with 312 participants. 
In 2016 on the festival we had 11 groups from 9 EU countries and 333 participants..
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED on 10 groups or 400 participants!
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 24 January 2020