15 - 20 May 2020
  Samsun      Turkey

Childrens's Dances

Director:  Ferah AKÇA

7. Internatıonal "Samsun Youth Festival" will be held in the period 15 - 20 May  2020 in Samsun.


  • Folk Dance
  • Modern Dance
  • Dance Theatre

Conditions for participation:

  • Participants have to arrive in Samsun on 15 May 2020 Friday - check in time is 14.00; Departure on 20 May 2020 Monday, check out time is 11.00 a.m. (after breakfast).
  • Total number of participants: 35 people (including dancers, musicians, drivers, choreographers, managers)
  • Performers must be between 15 - 26 years old. (There is no age limit for musicians.)
  • Participants can use CD or live music.
  • Participants will show their performance in place which is in accordance with the festival committee’s decision.
  • Festival commitee will take care for the concerts in dependance with weather conditions.
  • Participants should prepare 3-6 performances at most 10 minutes longer.
  • Concerts are in open area - stage with dimensions 8*10 meter.
  • Festival committee will provide a guide to all groups during the festival. Festival language is English.
  • There will be trips for participiants in their spare time.
  • The youth camp where groups will stay is in the seaside (3-4 beds in each room. All rooms have TV, air-conditioning and fridge. Bath and wc are in the rooms.)
  • Every type of travel, health insurance and other insurances should be arranged by the groups.
  • Each group should bring flag of their country with them.
  • After submitting of an application, groups need to send 5 different pictures, 1 video (which includes their performances).

Participation fee:

  • 80 Euro per person (full board - 4 breakfast,5 lunch,5 dinner)
    • 25 paying participants + 1 free of charge
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 step, the group should pay an amount of 1.000 Euro deposit from before April 15th 2020.   

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