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We Dance Italy

International competition and intensive for dancers and choreographers

02.07.22 - 09.07.22

Porto San Giorgio, Italy.


WE DANCE is a project entirely dedicated to choreography that has been successfully taking place in Italy for several years. Read more...
A huge number of beginners and accomplished dancers from all over the world come to it to show their own skills, take part in master classes and everyday intensive in different styles of dance, compete for prestigious project awards.

The international project invites individual dancers and dance schools to participate, soloists, duets, ensembles and dance groups who wish to receive an adequate assessment of their work from respected jury members and who wish to establish international cooperation in the field of dance for their further career can take part in it. The competition has a qualification, not a competitive principle of evaluation.
All participants will receive certificates of training from CID UNESCO Dance.
The competition is divided into two stages: the competitive part and the final Gala Concert.
1. The main thing about the event
Event organizers
“Festival&Contest” (Italy) – international cultural association

Dates
02.07.22 - 09.07.22
01.07.23 - 08.07.23
06.07.24 - 13.07.24

Location
Opening and closed areas of Porto San Giorgio, Italy.

Application deadlines
Deadline for applications - 30 days before the start of the event
Deadline for payment - 25 days before the start of the event
2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
Classical and neoclassical choreography
soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
Contemporary choreography
(all styles) - soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
Contemporary dance
- soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
Hip-Hop, street, free style
- soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
Folk and folk-stylized dance
- soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
Children's dance
- soloists, duets, groups of 3 or more people
Age categories
BABY - up to 7 years
UNDER - from 8 to 10 years
JUNIOR - from 11 to 13 years old
SENIOR - from 14 to 17 years old
OVER - over 18 years
*As part of a team, up to 20% of participants from an older age category are allowed. If more than 20% of participants of another category, it is necessary to enroll in an older group.
The cost of participation in the competition:
Soloist (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) – € 60.00
Duet (1 performance, maximum 3 minutes) - € 90.00 / duet
Team of 3 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) – € 120.00 / per team
From 4 people (maximum 1 performance, 5 minutes) - € 120.00 + supplement € 10.00 per person (for example: 8 people - 3 people € 120.00 + 5 x € 10.00 = amount payable - € 170.00)
The participation fee is non-refundable in any case.
It is possible to use props that are easily assembled during the competition, the responsibility for the safety of the participants rests with the participants themselves. During the competitive part, white theatrical light is provided.
ATTENTION! There is no time for rehearsal. 2 minutes are given per participant / team to mark the stage.
Discounts:
Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation
Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation
Adults over 60 - 10% discount
Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount
Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount
3. All events of the Festival-Competition
Intensive and its cost
By appointment only, a personalized certificate of completion of the master class signed by the Maestro is issued. It is necessary to find out in advance the name of the Maestro and the number of available seats.
Intensive:
Participants with any level of training and any age can sign up for the intensive. Every day, participants are given the opportunity to take part in lectures (all participants are divided into 3 levels of training) in the following dance areas: classical ballet, contemporary, modern, folk dance, children's dance, Latin fusion, Hip-Hop, Pizza, others.
Full package of master classes - € 150.00 with the issuance of a personal certificate.
*Only by appointment, places are limited!
Concerts
As part of the Competition, a Gala Concert will be held with an awards ceremony for participants.
Among all participants and groups, regardless of the score, the organizers of the competition will choose the brightest numbers to perform at the final concert of the competition (the choice of performances does not depend on the panel of judges, on the score, but only on the colorfulness of the number). All other participants attend the concert as spectators and go up to the stage for the awards ceremony. Participants selected to perform at the concert will be notified the evening before by telephone.
General staging performances
All participants registered for the competition will take part in a general dance performance, which will be shown to the public at the Gala Concert, as the final number of the concert. The choreographer - dance director can be either a member of the jury or the Artistic Director of the competition.
Event program
  • Day 1 - arrival of participants, meeting with the organizers.
  • Day 2 - Intensive in choreography, an excursion is offered in free time.
  • Day 3 - Intensive in choreography, an excursion is offered in free time.
  • Day 4 - Intensive in choreography, an excursion is offered in free time.
  • Day 5 - Intensive in choreography, an excursion is offered in free time.
  • Day 6 - Competition day.
  • Day 7 - in the morning: choreography intensive, after lunch: staging a general dance, in the evening: Gala Concert and awards ceremony for participants.
  • Day 8 - departure of participants from the hotel, return home.
  • The exact program of the intensive and the names of the teachers will be communicated to the participants in advance.
4. Jury evaluation system, awards, sponsors
Competitive part grading system
  • The jury members will evaluate the participants according to the following criteria: technique and preparation based on the declared age of the participants, musicality, synchronicity, etc.
  • - The competition has a qualifying, not a competitive method of evaluation. Each participant will receive their grade, on the basis of which they will be awarded a degree. Thus, an unlimited number of 1st, 2nd, 3rd places can be awarded. The competition is necessary for the growth of young artists, for new emotions necessary for creative development, for getting a real appreciation of creativity.
  • - All members of the jury will evaluate the participants on a 100 point system. All scores will be summed up and divided by the number of jury members, thus obtaining an average score. Depending on the score received, participants are awarded degrees:
  • 100 points - GRAN PRIZE - a single award regardless of the nomination and category
  • 99-90 points - Laureate of the 1st degree
  • 89-80 points - Laureate of the 2nd degree
  • 79-70 points - Laureate of the 3rd degree
  • less than 70 points - Participant
Jury members
The most famous dancers and choreographers from around the world. The exact composition of the jury members will be announced in advance.
For 2022:
Carlos Palacios - classical ballet
Liliana Cosi - classical ballet
Lola Fejzo - classical ballet
Max Savvatteri - modern fusion dance
Massimo Perugini - contemporary dance
Cristina Taschi - modern fusion dance
Sara Ferrari - modern, contemporary dance
Liubov Kuznetsova - character dance

Competition Prizes
GRAN PRIZE: diploma, commemorative badge, free participation in the International Festival-Competition International Artistic Days in Italy or Spain next year.
Laureate of the 1st degree: diploma, commemorative badge, free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest in the current year.
Laureate of the 2nd degree: diploma, discount for participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest in the current year.
Laureate 3 degree: Diploma
Jury members may award individual prizes.
Official invitations and letter for sponsors
The organizers are ready to prepare official letters for sponsors, administrations, cultural departments, school directors, etc. with a request to support your trip to the Competition. To do this, you need to send to the address info@festivalcontest.net the full name addressed to whom we are making an invitation, the full name of the organization that he leads and the full name of the participant or the name of the team that we are inviting.
5. Accommodation of participants and free time
Accommodation for participants
Acquisition of accommodation from the organizers is not a prerequisite for participation in the event, but it is advised!
Accommodation of participants in a campsite with a swimming pool for adults and children, in bungalows for 2-6 people, 5 minutes from the sea. Each bungalow has its own kitchen with everything you need for cooking and eating, toilet and shower, bed linen and towels.
The cost of accommodation per person in a bungalow without meals:
8 days / 7 nights, Saturday - Saturday
in a five / six bed bungalow - € 250.00
in a four-bed bungalow – € 290.00
in a triple bungalow – € 300.00
in a double bungalow – € 320.00
in a single bungalow – € 450.00
7 days / 6 nights, Saturday - Friday
in a five / six bed bungalow - € 230.00
in a four-bed bungalow – € 270.00
in a triple bungalow – € 280.00
in a double bungalow – € 300.00
in a single bungalow – € 430.00
6 days / 5 nights, Sunday - Friday
in a five / six bed bungalow - € 210.00
in a four-bed bungalow – € 250.00
in a triple bungalow – € 260.00
in a double bungalow – € 280.00
in a single bungalow – € 410.00
ATTENTION! The organizers place the head of teams of 25 or more people for FREE!
ATTENTION! The bungalow does not provide a toilet set (soap, toilet paper, etc.), and there is no air conditioning.
The price includes:
- accommodation in a bungalow without meals
– 1 change of bed linen and towels
– use of the pool / taking into account anti-covid norms
– entrance to the beach (sunbeds and umbrellas are paid separately)
Separately paid:
– excursions and trips / optional
– transfer from and to the airport upon arrival and departure of participants / optional
- meals / optional (breakfast + lunch € 17.00, breakfast + lunch + dinner - € 29.00. The indicated price is per person per day.)
– everything that is not included in the “price included” section
Recommended arrival airports: Ancona, Pescara, Rimini, Rome
Payment Methods:
The participant / team undertakes to pay the fee for participation in the Festival-Competition no later than 21 days before the start of the festival by sending a copy of the payment order to the address info@festivalcontest.net. Applications that are not confirmed by payment will be automatically canceled by the organizers.
Expenses for bank transfers are covered by the participant.Payment methods:
– bank transfer in euro
Detailed information about translation rules at info@festivalcontest.net
Trip Cancellation Penalties:
In case of cancellation of the trip by the participants, the amounts already paid are subject to the following fines:
Cancellation within 20 days – penalty 25% of the total amount paid
Cancellation within 15 days - a penalty of 50% of the total amount paid
Cancellation within 10 days - a penalty of 75% of the total amount paid
Cancellation within 7 days or less - 100% penalty
The organizers do not bear any economic or moral responsibility in case of refusal of the participants to travel due to refusal to obtain visas. The organizers provide participants with the following documents after payment for accommodation: invitation from the organizers, voucher from the hotel.

Free time
A beautiful sandy beach, magnificent walks along the Adriatic coast, as well as exciting excursions to the cities of art in Italy to get to know the culture and traditions of Italy. Participants will be offered the following excursions:
Naples and Pompeii - a bus and walking tour of the historical center of Naples with a Russian-speaking guide, a walking tour of the excavations of the ancient city of Pompeii, along the beauty road of the Gulf of Naples and magnificent views of Mount Vesuvius. The tour is available with a minimum of 25 people.
Rome and the Vatican - a walk with a Russian-speaking guide through the Imperial Forums, around the Colosseum, visiting the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Excursion to the most beautiful Set in the world - St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
The tour is available with a minimum of 25 people.
Loreto and San Marino - half a day in Loreto - the shrine of the Christian world, where the holy hut, where Mary Magdalena was born and lived, has been preserved in the Basilica. The basilica delights with its decorations of white marble, is the territory of the Vatican. Half a day in the most ancient Republic on earth - the Republic of San Marino. which will amaze you with beautifully preserved medieval towers and castles, narrow streets and magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea.
The tour is available with a minimum of 25 people.
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