Ayvalik - is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesir Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.
It was alternatively called Kydonies (Κυδωνίες) by the town's former Greek population; although the use of the name Ayvalık was widespread for centuries among both the Turks and the Greeks, pronounced as Ayvali (Αϊβαλί) by the latter.
Conditions for participation:
The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 20 April 2019 - 12:00 and depart on 24 April 2019 - 12:00, after breakfast.
Dancers (except accompanying people) must be between 8-16 years old.
We will prefer for dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.
The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare minimum 2 different performances.
Each group should bring flags of their countries with them.
Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee. 100 Lt. Diesel will given for these activities to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
Gifts provide for each person is an attendance certificate.
The number of participants are not limited.
Participation fee includes:
- Organizational expenses,
- Accommodation in a Hotel for 4 nights with 3 meals per day. (Open buffet breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Free non alcohol drink)
- On every 25 participants one member is free of charge (25+1 free of charge).
- For double rooms there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.
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.
PAYMENT: As a following step of your participation in the festival, the group pays in advance 1000 € (which is not reimbursable in case of declination of participation).
The rest of the amount is to be paid 15 days before the festival or at the group’s arrival to the hotel, according to the agreement. Last application and deposit 15.01.2019