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International choreographic contest “DANCING ITALY” is organized by the leader of festival movement in Europe – Fiestalonia Milenio. This contest is created thanks to the incredible amount of desires of participants from all over the world. It is a very good opportunity for dancers and choreographers to show their technique on the prestigious european contest Fiestalonia.

The contest unites all forms of dance, choreographic styles of every description, and through the expressing of an artistic image by movements helps to reach a conversation between world cultures and schools and different generations. Independent choreographers, dance teams, schools and beginner dancers can take part in this art competition. The contest is put up as a meeting on the same platform of choreographers of different styles and schools in order to demonstrate their art fantasy and artistic talent. This is a showcase where experts of dance sector and audience will have an opportunity to class promising dancers. In their production choreographers will be able to express themselves and their spirit. Participants will be rewarded with prizes, bonuses, accessories for dance, certificates signed by judges.

All our programs consist of two parts:

  1. Participation in the competition and festival
  2. Participation without competing in the competition in the framework of the festival program *.

* For the dancers who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing dancers will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choreographic directions.

Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!

Dates of the event

08 – 11 July 2018  – Pesaro, Italy
07 – 10 July 2019  – Pesaro, Italy

We would like to let you know that after the festival days and the final concert you can take some extra days to relax on the seaside and to enjoy the excursion program. For more details, please make a request to our managers at info@fiestalonia.net or write / call on the online consultant.

Languages of the festival

– English and Italian.

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Nominations

  • classical dance;
  • contemporary dance (jazz modern, neoclassic);
  • variety dance (contemporary ballet, show groups, step);
  • sport dance (hip hop, disco, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance, pop locking, and other street styles);
  • folk dance;
  • ballroom dance;
  • oriental dance;
  • flamenco;
  • social dance (Argentine Tango, balboa, bachata, boogie, waltz, West Coast swing, zouk,  Irish set dancing, country music, kizomba, lindy hop, machine, merengue, reggaeton, rueda, salsa, samba de gafieira, Semba, forró, hustle, and others).

Age groups of the participants

  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years
  • III) 13-15 years
  • IV) 16-19 years
  • V) 20-25 years
  • VI) от 26 years
  • Mixed

* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Technical requirements

  • Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a CD. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copies of the music tracks on a USB flash drive.
  • In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets, and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • Explotable equipment during the contest should be as light as possible and quickly retractible.
  • Participants are responsible for a harm, that they do themselves or to other people during the whole period of contest program. The organizers decline all responsibility referring to insurance of every participant.* Every track should be signed: name of team and title of performance (as it was said in application for the contest). Poor record or track exceeding admitted time according to the rules will not be accepted.

Jury

The jury of the contest is formed of competent specialists in choreographic art.
Professors, associate professors and leading tutors of world’s higher cultural educational establishments, and famous critics. The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right
  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
  • the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
  • the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
  • mastery – technique of movements’ execution;
  • compositional creation of the performance;
  • suitability for the theatre (flexibility, costume, properties, performing standards);
  • choice and correspondence of the musical and choreographic materials;
  • artistic skills, disclosure of an artistic image.

Prizes

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups: 
– participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
– participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
– participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
– participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
– participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “DANCING ITALY”(platinum diploma).

*All Art Groups or soloists who win the first prize receive a special award in the form of an engraved plaque.Winners of the Grand Prix are given trophies from Fiestalonia. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest.

Program of stay

1st day Sunday:
– check in to a hotel; (from 14:00) 
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– registration of the participants, presentation of the excursion programs; 
20:00 – dinner.

2rd day Monday:

8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – rehearsal;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – competition;
19:30 – dinner;
20:00 – master class.

3th day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
14:00 – rehearsal;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – gala concert and rewarding.

4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net

ATTENTION! Please be aware that the Master Class that is included in the festival and will be attended COLLECTIVELY by ALL participants. Optionally, you can order a separate master class for an additional charge:

  • Individual Master Class 100Euro / 1 hour
  • Collective Master Class 400Euro / 1,5 hours

Prices

  •  accommodation in a triple room €290 /person – extra day €42/person
  •  accommodation in a double room €315 /person – extra day €48/person
  •  accommodation in a single room €580 /person – extra day €78/person
  •  soloists pay extra €50
  •  duets pay extra €40 for a duet
  •  small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
  •  For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €10 per person.

Price without accommodation

  • Soloists — 100,00€
  • Duets — 150,00€ (per duet)
  • Groups 3-5 persons — 200,00€ (per group)
  • Groups 5-10 persons – 300,00€ (per group)
  • Groups 11-15 persons — 400,00€ (per group), if group has more than 15 members, every extra person has to pay 25,00€.

Free places

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

*All the list of the assignable services you can find in the section “What is included into the price”.

What is included into the price

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner + water)
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors
  • certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • festival fee;
  • master-class.

Attention:  We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back. Ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net
Attention:  Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* Price does not include tourist tax.
Tourist tax is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in: in Italy – 1.5 Euro / person / night

ATTENTION! Please be aware that the Master Class that is included in the festival and will be attended COLLECTIVELY by ALL participants. Optionally, you can order a separate master class for an additional charge:

  • Individual Master Class 100Euro / 1 hour
  • Collective Master Class 400Euro / 1,5 hours

Additional excursions

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Trip to the beach

 

How to take part in the contest?

To book a contest trip contact us at our e-mail:info@fiestalonia.net
Telephone: 0034 972 376550 / 0034 688 276248
After that we will refer you to the authorized tour operator in you country

Period of accepting the applications

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 30 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • the last day of payment is for 21 days before the beginning of the festival;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

 

Completed application please send to info@fiestalonia.net

Searching for a sponsor

Dear friends!
Your creative group wants to participate in one of our international festivals but your budget for this year is up? The tickets are too pricy or your creative group has not enough funds to participate in one of the contests? Don’t lose hope, because many artistic groups face these problems. Don’t collapse, we’ll give you some advice how to find a sponsor.

1. Address to the authorities
Address to the state regional organizations which can be ministries of culture or public departments of culture, education and work with youth. Write an official petition and amplify it with lively pictures. Remember that the first impression is very important. From our side the international festival committee FIESTALONIA will provide you with an official petition addressing the official organizations to assist in helping you to participate in an international festival and present there your country and region.

2. Turn to entrepreneurs for help
Business is always interested in creation of a favorable image and promotion of its production and services. Try to convince them that an investment into the propaganda of their own country and their folk out of the country will always do only the good. FIESTALONIA has developed a special program for your sponsors. Each sponsor can be presented on the festival in the form of advertising products, banners and the foremen can do short commentaries about sponsors during the concert. The organizing committee of the festival and municipal authorities give official thank you letters into the address of the sponsors as their gratitude for the development of cultural relations among different countries. Your artistic group can print the logo of your sponsor on your own T-shirts. All this makes a positive image for the sponsor as thousands of people will get to see that.

3. FIESTALONIA prepares an official petition
FIESTALONIA sends an official petition to the address of the official authorities in your region or town with a request to support your artistic group in presentation of your region on an international contest. Also FIESTALONIA can send official letters of support from regional authorities of the countries which receive a contest to the address of the regional authorities in your country.

4. Organize a free concert
Organize a free concert in your town and raise donation funds. While doing this prepare vivid posters which explain your desire to participate in the international contest. During the concert ask people to give donations as your desire for demonstrating your talent and culture is a part of a common cause.

5. Address the culture supporting funds
Certainly there exist associations and funds which give help in preservation and development of culture in your region. Gather as more recommendations and references as possible and address them. Anyways it’s their obligation to help talented performers.

6. Go through the Mass Media
Attract the attention of the Mass Media. Prepare an article about a coming festival and about the necessity to participate in it. Tell the press about the importance of participating in festivals and contests for cultural development. The press always willingly writes about culture and the upcoming events, especially if it concerns the reputation of the country and the propaganda of the culture of the country abroad. In the article try to explain about the upcoming festival in detail and for receiving the necessary information address FIESTALONIA. We will willingly introduce you the press releases.

7. Use social networks
To attract attention to the trip use social networks at most. Be inimitable and ingenious. Get together with all the group and brainstorm how to become more creative.

8. Donations’ gathering
You can organize donations’ gathering through electronic payment systems. If each of your friends transfers one euro, you may get up to one thousand euros.

9. Make money during the concerts
During the concerts on our and other contests you can sell your CDs and souvenirs.