Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, the Costa Brava ('rugged coast') is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main holiday coasts. Though there's plenty of tourism development, this wonderfully scenic region of Catalonia also unveils unspoiled coves, spectacular seascapes, wind-battered headlands, coast-hugging hiking paths, charming seaside towns with outstanding restaurants, and some of Spain's finest diving around the protected Illes Medes.
Delightful stone villages and the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes nestle in the hilly backcountry, cloaked in the south in brilliant-green umbrella pine. Inland, wander northern Catalonia's biggest city, Girona, home to a moodily atmospheric, strikingly well-preserved medieval centre and one of the world's top restaurants. Neighbouring Figueres is famed for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dalí, foremost of a series of sites associated with eccentric surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who fell, like many others, for the wild natural beauty of seaside Cadaqués.
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. Each participant of the dancing competition gets a numbered personalized certificate from the providers of the contest and the group’s leaders get certificates from the Dance Council UNESCO.
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.
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!
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, round tables 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
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).
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
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.
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.
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.
Jury of international choreographic contest Dance Factory
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.
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 of international choreographic contest Dance Factory
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 Dance Factory (platinum
* ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.
* All the dance groups will be given personalized certificates for their contribution into the cultural international progress in the form of engraving on a special base.
Program of international choreographic contest Dance Factory
1st day Sunday:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal in costumes;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – 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 – 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 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards.
5th day Thursday:
– check out from the hotel at 10:00
* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
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 €15 per person.
Three-star hotel with full board
Accommodation in a triple room €250/a person – extra day €30/a person
Accommodation in a double room €268/a person – extra day €39/a person
Accommodation in a single room €365/a person – extra day €46/a person
Four-star hotel with full board
Accommodation in a triple room €275/a person – extra day €39/a person
Accommodation in a double room €298/a person – extra day €48/a person
Accommodation in a single room €402/a person – extra day €61/a person
Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!
- 22/03/2020 - 26/03/2020
22/03 - 26/03
- 4 days (3 nights) = 250 € per person
How to get there
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;
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.
Barcelona city sightseeing tour + The Spanish Village or Aquarium
Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)!
Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
Flamenco show with dinner and drinks