Didim, and its modern neighbour, Altinkum, are a joint gem on Turkiye’s Aegean coast, mixing top-quality beaches with ancient history, mountains and lakes inland with lively nightlife by the sea. It’s a popular choice for couples and families, who particularly love its child-friendly beaches. The local climate guarantees around 300 days of sunshine a year and all-year-round temperatures that make it a good winter sun destination.
 
Altinkum – the resort centre – has three beaches: the big town-centre Main Beach, a smaller Second Beach, and Third Beach, which, with its inviting shallows, is the family favourite. Around these beaches have grown up a lively – and very British friendly – resort. Restaurants line the promenade and the harbour has become a hub of water sports and boat trip activity.
 
Didim has much deeper roots, and is an important ancient site, with the ruins of the Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo the star attraction.

Terms and conditions:

Location, dates and time
Dates: 05.06.2024 – 09.06.2024 / 5 days, 4 nights on AI baseall included/
Possibility of additional nights!

Location: Didim - Turkiye

DEADLINE for submitting application forms: 23.02.2024
DEADLINE for payment of deposit: 10.05.2024

Goal of the festival:

The goal of the festival is to provide kids, teenagers and adults with the opportunity to show their talents in front of a big audience; to develop and promote music and dance art, as well as to strengthen the relationships between group leaders. Further goal of the festival is to promote joint activities among the performers and create friendships.

Form of the festival: “Aegean Sun” festival is not a competition and participants would not compete against each other.

Participants in the festival:

The festival is open to all – individual participants, community centers, youth centers, academies, public schools, private schools, dance studios/clubs, etc. There are no age limitations.

Age categories:

1st age category – kids under 12 yrs
2nd age category – teenagers 13 to 19 yrs
3rd age category – adults over 19 yrs

Participation terms:

Maximum duration of musical and dance performances:
FESTIVAL DAYS (06.06.2024 and 07.06.2024)
  • Solo, duet and trio - upto4minfor performance per age group
  • Group – up to 15min for an ensemble per age group
GALA CONCERT (08.06.2024)
  • Group – up to 5 minutes for an ensemble per age group
DANCE CATEGORY
Dance category is open to all non-professional dance groups and performers without restrictions in genre (hip-hop, classical dance, folk dance, modern dance, jazz ballet, etc.) or number of participants.
MUSIC CATEGORY
Music category is open to all non-professional dance groups and performers (singers, musicians, choirs, etc.) without restrictions in genre (hip-hop, classical music, folk music, pop and rock music, jazz, etc.) or number of participants.
Note: Participants should provide their own musical instruments and/or music for their routines.

Program:

05.06.2024, Wednesday
/organization day/
14.00 – 20.00 - Check-in and accommodation.
18.30 - Dinner

06.06.2024, Thursday
/festival day/
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
Free time – Opportunity for walks and exploration of the city of Didim
20.00h – Concert of individual performers and groups (opening night of the festival)

07.06.2024, Friday
/festival day/
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
Free time. Opportunity for tours – extra pay
20.00 – Concert of individual performers and groups

08.06.2024, Saturday
/Gala Concert/
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Free time
20.00 – Gala concert, prize ceremony and presentation of all individual performers and groups

09.06.2024, Sunday
7.00 – 09:00 - Breakfast
10.00 – Check-out time
 
Additional trips:
1. Excursion to Shirinj (daytrip)
Two-way transfer to and from the hotel, licensed Bulgarian guides, entrance fees, a visit to the Selcuk fortress, the Isa Bay Bay mosque, St. John's grave and lunch (all drinks are extra). Free time and shopping opportunity.
2. The ancient city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary
Two-way transfer to and from the hotel, licensed Bulgarian guides, visits to the facilities and lunch at the buffet (drinks are charged extra). Opportunity to buy locum, souvenirs and more.
3. Pamukkale (daytrip)
Two-way transfer to and from the hotel, a licensed Bulgarian guide, a visit to Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis, lunch at a buffet, an opportunity for mud baths and souvenir shopping from Onyx.
4. Hammam (Turkish bath)
Two way transfer to and from the hotel, peeling with a kese and soap massage.
5. Yacht Tour (daytrip)
Two way transfer to and from the hotel, 3 bay break and lunch aboard the yacht. All drinks are extra charged.

Participation fee:

  • 235 Euro per person - Accommodation in Hotel 4* All included - Maya World Didyma Hotel
  • 255 Euro per person - Accommodation in Hotel 5* All included - City Point Beach & Spa Hotel
Note: Places in the hotels are limited and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis
Every 25 participants one is free of charge (24 pay + 1 free)

Participation fee includes:

  • For every participant we can provide:
  • 4 nights on AI basis
  • A certificate of attendance and prize for every ensemble
  • A T-shirt with the festival’s logo for every participant
  • Participation fee

Optional:

  • Hotel 4* - Single room – 100€ - additional payment for 4 nights
  • Hotel 5* - Single room – 115 € - additional payment for 4 nights
  • additional nights in the hotel 4* – 50€ per person per night
  • additional nights in the hotel 5 * – 60 € per person per night
  • additional trips are requested in advance and pay extra ount
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.

Second step: deposit of the amount of 26 € per person to the organizers until 10.05.2024
All bank transfer expenses are to be paid by the participants in the festival. The payment of deposit it is non-refundable!

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