“Mediterranean Dance Games” – choreographic competition on the MSC World Europe cruiser

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

Barcelona (Spain) – Marseille (France) – Genoa (Italy) – Rome (Italy) – Palermo (Italy) – Malta – Barcelona (Spain)


MSC WORLD Europe Cruise Liner

Cruise date:

from November 21 to November 29, 2024

For a long time, our passions and creative aspirations have drawn us towards creating something truly exceptional for our talented participants. And now, with pride, we present to you the “Mediterranean Dance Games” – a magnificent new event in the world of choreography.

This competition is not just a contest; it is a unique immersion into the world of dance, unfolding against the backdrop of the boundless beauty of the Mediterranean Sea amidst the waves on the MSC World Europe cruise liner. We enthusiastically invite you to take part in this exciting journey of dance grace – the “Mediterranean Dance Games”.

Set against the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and on the deck of the MSC WORLD Europe, this competition promises to transform your dance expression into a unique experience, blending the art of choreography, thrilling adventures, and cultural enrichment.

Day of arrival and accommodation at a hotel on the Costa Brava or Barcelona*

Day 1Friday, 22 Nov 2024Port:Barcelona, SpainArrival: –Departure: 18:00
Day 2Saturday, 23 Nov 2024Port:Marseille (Provence)Arrival: 8:00Departure: 18:00
Day 3Sunday, 24 Nov 2024Port:Genoa (Portofino), ItalyArrival: 8:00Departure: 18:00
Day 4Monday, 25 Nov 2024Port:Civitavecchia (Rome), ItalyArrival: 7:00Departure: 19:00
Day 5Tuesday, 26 Nov 2024Port:Palermo, ItalyArrival: 9:00Departure: 17:00
Day 6Wednesday, 27 Nov 2024Port:Valletta, MaltaArrival: 9:00Departure: 17:00
Day 7Thursday, 28 Nov 2024Port:At seaArrival: –Departure: –
Day 8Friday, 29 Nov 2024Port:Barcelona, SpainArrival: 8:00Departure: –

All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition;
2. Participation in the contest without competing in the competition*.

* For those who do not wish to take part in the competition programme and be evaluated by the jury, but who wish to perform within the framework of the competition in an open and friendly atmosphere. To exchange experiences, attend master classes and take advantage of excursion programmes!

6 reasons why you need participate in this festival

We currently have on our website

For the contest:
In the nomination:


A – Classical Dance (Ballet, Contemporary Ballet)
B – Contemporary Choreography (Jazz, Modern, Neoclassical)
C – Show Dance
D – Sports Choreography (Funk, Hip-Hop, Breakdance, Street dance and Freestyle)
E – Folk Dance
F – Ballroom Dance (Standard and Latin American Programs)
G – Flamenco
H – Dance Theatre
I – Open Category
J – Acrobatic Dance
K – Cheerleading

Performance Duration:

  • SOLO: 2 – 3 minutes
  • Duet/Group: up to 5 minutes
  • Groups of 5 or more: up to 8 minutes

If the duration of your performance exceeds these limits, please coordinate this with the Organizing Committee.



  • I. Group 1: 5 – 8 years old
  • II. Group 2: 9 -12 years old


  • III. Group 1: 13 – 15 years old
  • IV. Group 2: 16 – 18 years old


  • V. Group 1: 19 – 24 years old
  • VI. Group 2: 25 – 30 years old


  • VII. Group 1: 31 – 40 years old
  • VIII. Group 2: 41 and older

Participation Conditions:

  • Solos, duets, and groups of up to 5 people must provide one competition number included in the participation fee.
  • Groups of five or more may present 1 or 2 competition numbers in one chosen category, also included in the fee.

Participation in Different Categories:

  • Participants may attend various categories for an additional fee.

Performance Venue:

  • The competition and Gala Concert will take place in one of the theaters aboard the MSC WORLD EUROPE cruise liner.

Submission of Soundtracks:

  • Participants must send performance soundtracks in MP3 format to the designated email address along with the confirmation form before the specified deadline.


  • All participants will be allocated specific time for rehearsal and sound check before their scheduled performance. It is essential to adhere to the assigned time for the smooth flow of the competition.

Technical Requirements:

  • Clearly specify any technical requirements, such as lighting, sound equipment, or special effects.

The “Mediterranean Dance Games” jury comprises outstanding artists, educators, and producers. The exact list of jury members will be published closer to the competition date. The list of potential jury members of the jury of the competition can be found at: http://fiestalonia.net/our-jury/

The jury has the right

  • Withhold prizes.
  • Divide prizes among performers.
  • Award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements.
  • Decide to interrupt a performance that violates the rules.
  • Jury decisions are final and not subject to review.
Judging criteria:
  • Technical Mastery (20 points):
  • – Assessment of the quality of technical skills and execution of movements;
  • Choreography and Composition (20 points):
  • – Evaluation of the originality and structure of the choreography;
  • Emotional Expression (20 points):
  • – Assessment of the ability to convey emotions and ideas through dance;
  • Stage Presence (20 points):
  • – Evaluation of on-stage attractiveness and interaction with the audience;
  • Music Interpretation (20 points):
  • – Assessment of the alignment of movements with musical accompaniment.

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale

  • participants who received up to 70 points become diploma Holders;
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – laureates of the third degree;
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become laureates of the second degree;
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
  • participants who received 100 points become Winners of the Grand Prize of the contest “Mediterranean Dance Games”.

The Grand Prix winners received a large special crystal trophy and diplomas (one for each group/category), as well as medals (for each participant); and a Special Cruise trophy cup MSC World Europe.

  • First place winners received a standard crystal trophy and diplomas (one per group/category) and medals (for each contestant);
  • Second, third place and Diploma Holders winners received diplomas (one for each group/category) and medals (for each contestant);

Each group / delegation is given a personalized certificate in the form of engraving on a special base for its contribution into the cultural international relations.

The leader of each group and sponsor is presented with a thank-you letter on stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain.


1st day – Arrival in Barcelona:
– Transfer to the hotel,
– Optional tour of Barcelona (for additional cost),
– Check-in to hotel in Lloret de Mar or Barcelona,
– Dinner.

2nd day – Boarding day on cruise liner:
– Breakfast in the hotel,
– Boarding – registration, cruise card issuance,
– Lunch on the cruise liner,
– Dinner on the cruise liner,
– General meeting for all participants and a separate meeting with group leaders,
– Evening program.

3rd day – First part of the competition:
– Breakfast,
– Half-day optional excursion to explore Marseille (for additional cost),
– Lunch,
– First part of the competition in the theater,
– Dinner in a restaurant or buffet,
– Evening program.

4th day – Milan or Genoa Excursion and Second part of the competition:
– Breakfast in the buffet or restaurant,
– Full-day excursion to Milan or excursion to Genoa (optional, for additional cost),
– Second part of the competition in the theater,
– Lunch,
– Dinner,
– Creative meetings, masterclasses,
– Evening program.

5th day – Rome Exploration:
– Breakfast in the buffet or restaurant,
– Full-day excursion to Rome, exploring its culture and history (optional, for additional cost),
– Dinner,
– Evening program.

6th day – Palermo, Sicily, or free day:
– Breakfast,
– Full-day excursion to Palermo, Sicily (optional, for additional cost),
– Creative meetings, masterclasses,
– Lunch and dinner.

7th day – Malta Excursion or free day:
– Excursion to Malta (optional, additional fee),
– Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
– Creative meetings, masterclasses,
– Evening program.

8th day – Day at Sea and Gala Concert:
– Breakfast,
– Day at sea with onboard activities,
– Gala concert and awarding of participants,
– Gala dinner,
– Evening program.

9th day – Arrival in Barcelona:
– Breakfast,
– Arrival in Barcelona,
– Disembarkation (Check-out from cruise liner).

✅ ATTENTION! Organizers can modify the programme.


Accommodation and Cost:

  • Interior Cabin
  • Window Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin with Promenade View
  • Balcony Cabin with Sea View

Preferably double accommodations; limited triple and quadruple accommodations are available upon request. Children under 12 years old may receive discounts if they are the third or fourth passenger in a cabin.

Cost starts from 1358 euros per person.
Participation in Additional Categories:
  • Soloists: 70 euros for each additional performance.
  • Duets: 60 euros for each additional duet.
  • Small Groups (3-4 people): 50 euros for each additional group.
  • Groups (5-10 people): 25 euros for each additional participant.
  • Groups (11 people and more): 275 euros for each additional group performance.

✅ For a detailed calculation, please contact us via email or phone: Email: info@fiestalonia.net Phone: +34 688 276 248


  • Accommodation in the chosen cabin;
  • Full board;
  • drinks package included dedicated selection of house wines by the glass, beer, a selection of classic cocktails, mixed cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (unlimited non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, bottled water, fruit juices, a wide range of premium coffee drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea), hot chocolate delights, organic tea and ice cream). Drinks included in the selection can be consumed in all bars, buffets and restaurants, except in speciality restaurants and theme bars;
  • Cocktail with captain;
  • Gala night with a special menu;
  • Use of all ship facilities;
  • Participation in onboard activities and entertainment;
  • Contest participation, Gala concert and Award ceremony;
  • Competition fees for one category;
  • Diplomas and special certificates;
  • Visa support is available;

Not included in the price:

  • One night in Lloret de Mar or Barcelona (please ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net).
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Port of Barcelona (please ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net).
  • Excursions.
  • HEALTH CARE INSURANCE – Mandatory insurance for the group with any insurance company or with MSC Cruises (Europe Assistance).

✅ INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize for you a great excursion programme in Barcelona!

✅ BOOK your excursion programme in advance with our managers, find out the details of our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

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

Important Notes

  • Group excursions must be booked in advance with the official organizer for proper coordination;
  • Self-booking of excursions with third-party companies is not allowed;
  • If you arrive in Spain earlier than the cruise start date, please ask our managers for hotel prices: info@fiestalonia.net
  • After the cruise, we can arrange an additional stay in Spain and organize an excursion programme to Barcelona, the Dali Museum, etc.


Participating in the Mediterranean Dance Games contest on the MSC World Europe cruise liner offers a unique and enriching experience for performers. Here are seven compelling reasons to be a part of this exceptional event:

  • An unprecedented festival-competition is being held on a cruise liner.
  • Official Prizes and Awards: Compete for prestigious awards and official prizes.
  • International Participation: Engage with participants from diverse countries, fostering cultural exchange and creating lasting connections with artists worldwide.
  • Expert jury evaluation and exchange of experience: receive valuable feedback and evaluations from an outstanding jury and cultural experts. Learn from the evaluations and exchange of experiences with fellow participants.
  • Explore various European destinations in one week: embark on a fascinating journey to multiple European cities, including Barcelona (Spain) – Costa Brava (Spain) – Marseille (Provence) – Genoa (Portofino) Italy – Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy – Palermo (Sicily) Italy – Valletta, Malta – Barcelona (Spain).
  • Cultural enrichment: immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of each destination, gaining insights into the history, art, and traditions of the Mediterranean region.
  • Showcase on a professional stage: have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage during the Gala concert, presenting your artistry in front of an international audience.

Participation in the “Mediterranean Dance Games” competition promises a memorable and rewarding experience combining artistic excellence, cultural enrichment and an unprecedented cruise ship journey on the Mediterranean.

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 70 days before the beginning of the competition;
  • the last day of payment is for 60 days before the beginning of the competition;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

Download the contest program in PDF format

Competition jury and master classes

The jury includes world renowned choreographers, producers, music critics from Spain, France, Italy, China, the USA and other countries. The international jury is formed by the organizer of the competition.

Roberta Fontana

International Teacher and Choreographer of Modern Dance

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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.

Marcos Martinez

Hip hop trainer, choreographer and an artist

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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.

Anna Ishii

Principal Dancer, Founding Member of the Ballet de Barcelona,

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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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