This contest invites for the participation: choreographic groups and individual dancers
Spain, Lloret de Mar
April 07 — 11
April 04 — 08
March 26 — 30
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.
⚠️ We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate.
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 jury 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 Factoryin the Kingdom of Spain is a cultural event which presents the work of choreographic teams. The main purpose of the contest is the demonstration of art to the audience and also the experience exchange among experts in the field of choreography. Therefore, the search for a sponsors to participate and support talented and promising participants is so important.
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 classes 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 this part 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, 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!
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Competition jury and master classes
International Teacher and Choreographer of Modern Dance
Roberta Fontana is a renowned Modern dance teacher known for her distinctive style, passion, and energy. With over 35 years of experience in the world of dance, she has become one of the most sought-after teachers globally. She shares her expertise and love for dance with professionals and students alike across Europe, America, and Asia.
Hip hop trainer, choreographer and an artist
Marcos Martinez He is an experienced instructor of hip hop at various dance conferences and events across Europe, including Rome, Portugal, Germany and more. His experience and knowledge of hip hop dance has made him a highly demanded dance tutor and a favorite teacher among his students. With his passion for the art and outstanding teaching skills, Marcos Martinez is the perfect choice for those who want to learn from the best in the field. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, you can be sure that Marcos will help you develop your skills, improve your technique and reach your full potential as a hip hop dancer.
Principal Dancer, Founding Member of the Ballet de Barcelona, Choreographer
Anna, hailing from Japan, began dancing at the age of five at the Yamada Ballet Studio in her hometown. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and later joined the Tokyo City Ballet. After five years with the Tokyo City Ballet, Anna joined the Ballet de Catalunya, where she now serves as an assistant artistic director, principal dancer, and resident choreographer under Chase Johnsey’s leadership.
Anna is a founding member of the Ballet de Barcelona and has portrayed various principal roles with the company. She choreographed “Peter and the Wolf” for the trainee program of Ballet de Barcelona, performed annually. Anna also co-choreographed the second act of “Swan Lake” with Chase Johnsey, featured in multiple Catalunya theaters.
Anna’s choreographic impact extends to the production “Perspective,” which was performed at the Festival Castell de Peralada in 2021. She has coached many dancers throughout her career and conducted master classes worldwide.
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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);
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).
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Each contestant (group/solo/duo/trio/quartet) will present one number.
You may submit several numbers. If you wish to submit more than one number, please write in the “Additional information” section of the entry form.
Solo 02:00 – 03:00 min.
Duo/Trio/Quartet 03:00 – 04:00 min.
Group/Formation 04:00 – 05:00 min.
Exception: Classical and Folk Dance numbers – music may be longer or shorter, depending on the originality of the choreography, but not longer than 30 seconds.
Timing starts from the beginning of the dance and ends at the end of the number. There is a time limit of 5 seconds for going on stage, taking a bow and going backstage. If the dance number exceeds the time limit, the score will be reduced by 10 points.
If the timing of your performance is out of scope, it is necessary to agree this with the Organizing Committee by email: email@example.com or WhatsApp
“Creative Festival Evening – Friendship Meetup Night – Disco, Battles, Open Mic”“Creative Festival Evening – Friendship Meetup Night – Disco, Battles, Open Mic” is designed for creative exchange and interaction between participants from different countries. All participants are invited to present their performances and show their skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
For “Creative Festival Evening – Friendship Meetup Night – Disco, Battles, Open Mic” you can prepare one number to be performed together or in separate groups. The participants’ performance at the evening is optional.
I ) under 9 years of age
II ) 10-12 years old
III ) 13 to 15 years of age
IV) 16 to 19 years of age
V) 20 to 25 years of age
VI) above 26 years of age
VII) Mixed age category Mixta
ESTIMATION OF AGE
For dances with more than one dancer in DUO / TRIO / QUARTET – group age is calculated from the oldest dancer’s age.
For dance groups and ensembles starting from 5 persons, the age is calculated according to the average age of the group.
JURY & EVALUATION CRITERIA
The International Festival-Competition includes cultural figures from Spain, France, Italy, Canada and countries of Eastern Europe and Asia on the jury. The international jury is formed by the festival organizer.
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.
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.
In terms of genres and categories, the awards are divided into seven age groups:
participants with up to 70 points become diploma holders;
participants who have collected 70 to 79 points become laureates of the third degree;
participants who have collected 80 to 89 points, become laureates of the second degree;
participants who have collected 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
Participants who received 100 points become Grand Prize winners of the contest “Dance Factory”.
Grand Prix winners get a big cup and diplomas (one for each ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/quartet) as well as medals (for each contestant)
Winners of the first place get a standard cup and diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet), as well as medals (for each contestant)
Second and third place winners get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/solo/duo/ trio/quartet) and medals (for each contestant).
All contestants get diplomas (one for ensemble/group/ solo/ duo/ trio/ quartet) and medals (for each contestant).
*Groups of 5 persons or more, receive a special engraving from the city authorities. *Each leader and sponsor of the group receives a letter of thanks on the Kingdom of Spain’s letterhead paper. *Each dancer in the group can request a personalized diploma, for an additional fee (before the competition).
PROGRAM OF STAY
1st day: — hotel accommodation; (check-in at the hotel from 14:00); — meeting with the competition organizers; — presentation of excursion programmes; — rehearsal (on request); 20:00 — dinner;
3rd day: 8:00 – breakfast; 9:00 – sightseeing excursions for those who wish (extra charge); 10:00 – master-classes, workshops, rehearsals of combined numbers with foreign specialists. 13:00 – lunch; 20:00 – dinner.
4th day: 8:00 – breakfast; free day; 9:00 – sightseeing excursions for those who wish (extra charge); 13:00 – lunch; 19:30 – dinner; 20:30 – choreographic competition in Spain Dance Factory – Gala concert, awarding of participants.
5th day: – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ✅ 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: email@example.com ✅ BOOK an excursion program in advance, ask our managers for details about our excursion offer: firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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.
PRICES and WHAT IS INCLUDED INTO THE PRICE
To calculate the cost, please select your country.
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, masterclasses, 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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The application can be supplemented or changed at any time
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I would like to thank sincerely for the excellent organization of the festival “Dance Factory”. A storm of emotions. A bunch of positive emotions. Admire the level of preparedness of the participants, all the great stalwarts simply enjoyed when watching their performances. Just want to say more about the organizers of the competition, they are also great professional everything was top notch. I’d love to come yet, more to go there, and then all I could not see. Week positivity, joy, smiles and good humor. I look forward to further cooperation! Thanks again!
I am very happy to take part in such a large-scale competition Dali’s Mustache and receive a high appreciation of my work! I am proud to share the result and comments from the distinguished jury! I appreciate the opinion of each master from the jury and I’m ready to move on! Thank you very much!
Thank you Fiestalonia for the wonderful experience of taking part at the Golden Voices of Montserrat. Our lives were enriched visiting the beautiful Catalonia and we are humbled by the opportunity to have sung in the Santa Maria. Thank you to the organizers and the judges. We will treasure this tour in our hearts always. From the Drierie Choir, South Africa
Hi i was in Fiestalonia last week in Spain!! I am from Israel …i were there with dance school “Vizavi”. Thanks David for everything! We had amazing days and i felt unusual emotions! Its incredible festival Don’t think twice to get there Thank you ! Viktoria geri @viktoriageri inst.
Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had in Lloret de Mar. We had a wonderful reception. Well organised trips and a wonderful hotel and excellent food. The choristers enjoyed themselves tremendously. They just loved winning the Grand Prize and cannot stop talking about the gala evening.
Hi everyone I am Ramneet singh Director of Bhangra desire international folk art club,India,we participated in the fiestalonia Georgia last week , it was a great festival for us the all team members of fiestalonia Milenio was good to us , the hospitality by vector travel was very good , I would like to thank all team member of fiestalonia Milenio and Dato Mr David . Thanks again
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