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.Through the art of dance, this international event promotes peace, friendship, and solidarity among nations, and encourages cultural exchange. Choreographic groups from different countries meet on the International Dance Games and come together to celebrate the joy of dance and to contribute to a world of peace and understanding. Dance is a universal language that brings people from all over the world together. 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, rehearsals of joint numbers with foreign specialists with world names, whom we invite to upgrade the skills of the contestants and additional qualification of teachers. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate on a stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain with individual numbers.The important role in this dance contest is assigned to the jury, consisting of well-known professionals in the field of dance, who possess great experience and knowledge. The jury evaluates the technique, musicality, emotionality, and originality of the performances, helping to identify the most talented and deserving participants.Participation in the competition and receiving prizes can become an important career step for young dancers. That is why participation and sponsorship support of talented and promising participants are so important..The dance contest is held once a year moving from one country to another.

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!

Categories:

  • 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).

Terms of participation:

  • Each contestant (solo/duo/trio/quartet/group) 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.
If the timing of your performance is out of scope, it is necessary to agree this with the Organizing Committee

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) from 26 years
  • VII) Mixed age group 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:

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 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 “International Dance Games”.
  • 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:

1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
–presentation of the excursion programs;
– lunch; rehearsal(on request); dinner at 20:00.

2nd day :
8:00 – breakfast;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 –rehearsal;
14:00 – the beginning of the competition in the theatre of the city of Lyoret de Mar;
– master class;

19:30 – dinner.

3rd day :
8:00 – breakfast, free day;
9:00 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
20:00 – dinner.

4th day:
8:00 – breakfast,free day;
9:00 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
20:00 – dinner.

5th day:
 08:00– breakfast; free day;
 09:00 – an excursion is possible for an additional charge;
18:00 – the beginning of the gala concert of the winners and giving out the awards.check out from the hotel at 10:00;
20:00 – dinner.
 
6th day:
8:00 – 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.

Participation fee:

Events package + 3*** full - board hotel (6 days/ 5 nights)
  • accommodation in a triple room €390 /person – extra day €63/person
  • accommodation in a double room €413 /person – extra day €68/person
  • accommodation in a single room €464 /person – extra day €94/person

Free places: Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!* (24+1)

Participation fee includes: 

  • 6 days and 5 nights in a three-star hotel;
  • Full board (buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner);
  • Jury-judged competition screenings;
  • Masterclasses and workshops;
  • Gala Concert and Award Ceremony;
  • For group leaders of 25 people or more, accommodation in a double room at the price of a triple room;
  • Diplomas registered with the Spanish representation (one per ensemble/group/solo/duo/trio/quartet) *;
  • Competition medals for each competitor;
  • Special engravings on a metal base from the city authorities (for groups of 5 or more);
  • Letters of appreciation for group leaders and sponsors on a numbered State Emblem paper of the Kingdom of Spain (included 2 letters);
  • Competition fee.

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
FEATURES OF THIS FESTIVAL&CONTEST
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;
  • 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.
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.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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