This contest invites for the participation:   choreographic groups and individual dancers

Spain, Lloret de Mar

2023

26-30 March

2024

07-11 April 

2025

23 — 27 March

International choreographic contest Dance Factory is held on the Spanish coast Costa Brava. It is a tension and rejoicing, a triumph and tears of happiness, dizziness from success and immersion in a grand atmosphere of an international competition, feelings that thousands of motivated performers experience in one of the most prestigious contests in Europe. All of them go through unforgettable moments as it’s a meeting of different creative tendencies and styles! All the participants of the contest get an independent and professional valuation of international judges who work according to an accurately considered valuation system which has been developed by us for many years and which guarantees the highest quality of judging. International choreographic contest Dance Factory in the kingdom of Spain is a cultural event which presents the work of choreographic teams. The main purpose of the festival is the demonstration of art to the audience and also the experience exchange among experts in the field of choreography.

Every year Fiestalonia invites one of the leading and most renowned choreographers in the world, to become a member of the board of the jury and give a master class(es) in their field.

Lloret de Mar is situated in the southern part of the Costa Brava, 70 kilometres to the north east of Barcelona. This is one of the Mediterraneans most popular resorts and certainly the liveliest holiday spot on this stretch of the Spanish coastline. The former fisherman’s village covers 48 square kilometres, and has five main beaches along a 7 kilometre of coastline. The city of Barcelona and its airport El Prat can also be reached by train, with connections going further beyond. The local airport is at Girona, which is just 35 motoring minutes away. The beaches of Lloret are extremely well kept and washed by crystal clear waters. There are many areas of great interest to divers off the rocky headlands.

The main beach has a delightful promenade with scenic views and many excellent bars and restaurants. Lloret has excellent tourist infrastructure, with sports facilities, shopping, leisure and restaurants available for tourists. The safe, sandy beaches, which bask in warm temperatures during the summer months, pull in beach lovers, plus Europe’s biggest water park, an aquatic zoo and the Universal Studios Port Aventura theme park are all within easy reach.

As an organiser of international choreographic festivals and contests, Fiestalonia appeared as a result of our enthusiastic work, constant search for new ideas and the desire to replace the traditional festivals with more perfect and comfortable ones.
The exceptionally high quality of the festivals is guaranteed by the promise given by the team of Fiestalonia. Our company is strong thanks to our employees, each of whom is a highly qualified professional and a positive person. We create our festivals as stunning and emotionally charged events that invariably remain in memory as the most vivid life impressions.
We realise that, as a flagship of the industry of organisation of festival events, we have the opportunity to influence the established models of festivals through the introduction of the highest standards and innovations. We focus on quality, we think it is the most important and intrinsic value. We have achieved the position that Fiestalonia festivals personify the refinement embodying the best traditions of international cultural meetings.


All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.

* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: 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 participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
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!

6 reasons why you need participate in this contest

A workshop for the participants of the contest Dance Factory 2023 will be held by a choreographer from Latvia Darina Kudlajeva

Workshop theme:

  • creative elements in choreography
  • exclusive stretching programm
  • healthy plastic for your body

From workshop you take specialized body movement tehnique to grow at your high level.

 

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).
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 USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have backup copies of the music tracks.
  • 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.
  • Due to the organizational issues and for providing optimal conditions for the participants, participation in the contest is allowed only in case if the whole services pack including accommodation of the participants is booked directly via the booking department of Fiestalonia Milenio or via the travel agencies we collaborate with. It is an obligatory condition, therefore it’s a part of the Participation conditions.
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.

JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA

Information about members of the jury of the contest will be published later.

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 – a 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 “GOLDEN VOICES OF MONTSERRAT” (platinum diploma).

* Awards and certificates will be given to all the choirs from the providers of the contest. Each choir is given a personalized certificate in the form of engraving on a special base for its contribution into the cultural international relations. Each team head and sponsor will be given a personalized thank-you letter on the official numbered letterhead of the kingdom of Spain. Special trophy cups are provided for the winners.

PROGRAM OF STAY

1st day Sunday:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– dinner;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– rehearsal (on request);

2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – the beginning of the concert;
19:30 – dinner;
20:00 – master class.

3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
10:00 – full rehearsal on the town square;
11:30 – flash mob on the town square near the town hall;
13:00 – lunch;
14:30 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – a visit to a flamenco show with vine, sangria, champagne, and other drinks (for an additional charge).

4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast;
9:00 – a trip to the monastic complex Montserrat, an excursion in Montserrat (for an additional charge);
19:30 – dinner;
20:30 – the beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards.

5th day Thursday:
– 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
INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize an excellent excursion program for you! The price of additional days is indicated in the “price” section. For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail: info@fiestalonia.net
BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE
  • 5 days and 4 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
  • full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner)+ drinks;
  • two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
  • certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base;
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain;
  • festival fee;
  • masterclass;
  • video clip shooting;
  • flash mob on the main town square near the town hall;

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Soloists pay 60 Euros extra.
  • Duets pay 50 euros per duo.
  • Small forms of 3-5 people pay 40 euros per group.
  • For each additional nomination for soloists, duets, small groups up to 12 people – surcharge 20 euros/person.
  • For participation in the additional nomination for groups of 13 persons and more – surcharge 250 euros per group.

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”.

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 Spain – 0.5 Euro / person / night

Extra services

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator. (accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.

* All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.

Extra trips

  • Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium  
  • Montserrat
  • Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
  • Port Aventura
  • Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
  • Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
  • Flamenco show with dinner and drinks
PRICES
Hotel 3***
Three-star hotel with full board
Hotel 4****
Four-star hotel with full board

▪️accommodation in a triple room €318 /a person – extra day €41/a person
▪️accommodation in a double room €344 /a person – extra day €53/a person
▪️accommodation in a single room €461 /a person – extra day €63/a person
▪️accommodation in a triple room €349 /a person – extra day €53/a person
▪️accommodation in a double room €414 /a person – extra day €65/a person
▪️accommodation in a single room €524 /a person – extra day €79/a person

* All the rooms in these hotels are reserved as the applications for participation and payment are received. After these hotels are fully booked, you may be offered alternative options for hotels at higher prices. Don’t miss the opportunity and arrange the trip now!

ATTENTION: For accompany who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 10% discount is given on the package price and a 5% on each additional night.

FEATURES OF THIS FESTIVAL&CONTEST

Why is it worth participating in this contest

  • international choreographic contest Dance Factory is one of the biggest contests of dance teams;
  • there are impressive opening and closing ceremonies;
  • the system of evaluation guarantees the highest quality of judging;
  • trainings, master-classes, roundtables with the leading specialists and tutors;
  • flash mob and video grabbing on the central town square near the town hall;
  • full board (buffet: breakfast, lunch, dinner + drinks);
  • official international numbered certificates with the results of the contest are given not only to the dance teams, but each individual participant is also given a personalized certificate;
  • team heads and sponsors are given personalized thank-you letters on the official numbered letterhead of the kingdom of Spain;
  • each dance team is given a personalized certificate for its contribution into the cultural international progress in the form of engraving on a special base
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.

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