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Overview

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.

General Rules

International choreographic contest  “INTERNATIONAL DANCE GAMES”. The idea of holding such contest as International Dance Games is caused by the Olympic ideal of competitiveness in a fair contest of dance groups from all over the world. This idea should inspire people to feel the spirit of the event, regardless of the artistic level of their performances. The main idea of our events is to motivate young dancers to make their dreams come true, to show the public what they are capable of, to demonstrate art to the spectators and to give the group leaders a possibility to exchange experiences. The idea of International dance games is expressed in the experience of millions of people from all over the world, in the promotion of peace, friendship, fraternal relationships and solidarity of nations through the art of dance, rich traditions and national standards of self expression and communication. Through the language of art people from different countries meet and exchange the most sacred things – works of cultural and artistic expression. Regularly choreographic groups from different countries meet on the International Dance Games to make a contribution to the matter of peace and mutual understanding among people from all over the world. And all together they celebrate a grand holiday of dance as it’s a common language for people from all over the world.

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!

Why is it worth participating in this contest
 it 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;
 full board (buffet: breakfast, lunch and 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;
 each dance team is given a personalized certificate for its contribution in the cultural international
progress in the form of engraving on a special base;
 master classes.

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.

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 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 “INTERNATIONAL DANCE GAMES” (platinum diploma).
* ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups –winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups. 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 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. 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;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– lunch;
– rehearsal (on request);
20:00 – dinner;

2nd day Monday:
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
17:00 – beginning of the festival;
19:30 – dinner;
21:00 – master-class.
3rd day Tuesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
4th day Wednesday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions for those who are interested (for an additional charge);
20:00 – dinner.
5th day Thursday:
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
18:00 – beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out of the awards.
20:00 – dinner.
6th day Friday:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have the 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation in a triple room €230 /person – extra day €40/person
Accommodation in a double room €255 /person – extra day €46/person
Accommodation in a single room €345 /person – extra day €76/person

What is included into the price
 6 days and 5 nights in a three-star hotel;
 full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch and dinner) + water;
 two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
 certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
 thank-you letters for professors and sponsors;
 festival fee;

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

Dates

  • 21/06/2020 - 26/06/2020

Pricing

21/06 - 26/06
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 230 € per person

Location

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