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XI INTERNATIONAL MUSIC,ART FINE & FOLK - DANCE FESTIVAL “ PARALIA SUMMER FESTIVAL

Application Form Price: 74 € Date: 18 - 22 June, 2020
Location: PARALIA,KATERINI, Greece
Director: Zoran Strezovski & WOFA
Application Deadline: 30 January, 2020
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

 INVITATION

    With pleasure we INVITE (folk ensembles,choral groups,art schools, majorette teams, orchestras,Ballroom dance groups) (children, youth and adult groups  ) to participate on XI International Music, ART Fine & Folk - Dance festival “PARALIA SUMMER FESTIVAL”   18 - 22 June, Paralia, 2020

  The intention of our invitation  and the Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.The idea of the Festival is to bring the music closer to the people and to present the music on the streets and the squares.            The festival is open for folk and choir ensembles, as well as orchestras and majorettes regardless of the members gender and age.Paralia is famous holiday place on the Aegean coast of Greece with many sends beach .Festival program will be held on the main square in Paralia and Olimpic beach.

 General rules :

-   is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by groups.

-    On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.

-   The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),

- Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,

-Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances, total program of 15 -20 minutes each with orchestra or CD. For choral groups should prepare free program about 15 minutes The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions.

-         To send us short CV and photos of the group,

-         To take a flag of the country,

- Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

                                             Program Proposal

18.06 Thursday

  13.00.Arrivalin Paralia,  hotel accommodation and  free time (beach time)

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

        21.00 Welcome reception 

19.06. Friday 

 07.00 - 08.30 Breakfast, 

 09.00 -16.00 Boat excursion in the blue waters of Thermaikos Gulf, (15 euro per person (BOAT  program: 9:00 Start from the port of  Paralia.10:30 We will make a 30min. stop on the opened sea in the high of the beach of PLAKA. Here you can swim in the crystal clear water. 11:00 We are taking you with the small boat to the VARIKO beach,  where the captain will prepare a lunch for you around 12:45 (Grilled fish, greek salad and to drink juice or wine and ouzo).The rest of the time at the Variko beach you can spend with taking a walk, swimming, collecting shells. 14:00 leaving the Variko beachparalia 15:00 making a stop on the opened sea with a possibility to swim. 15:30 Return to the port of Paralia)),,

         18.00 - 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 – 23.00 Festival evening on the square in Paralia

 23.00 Disco party (optional) 

   20.06  Saturday  

 09.00 -11.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or visiting Thessalonica or Katerini (optional)

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner in hotel

19.30 – 23.00 Second festival evening on the square of Olympic beach

   21.06.  Sunday   

   09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ,

   11.00 – 17.00 Beach time or Visiting  Meteori (very famous historical place in Greece)

    21.00  Greek Night -taverna with Greek live music and wine ,(optional)  

   22.06.Monday

09.00 – 11.00 Breakfast

11.30 Departure of the participants

OPTIONAL – If you stay more days

22.06 Monday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Katerini or free time on the beach

   19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

   21.00. – 00.00 Beach party for goodbye 

23.06.Tuesday

08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Thessalonica

 

Participation fee is:

-  74 Euro for 3 HB per person (3 nights wit 2 meals per day)

-  94 Euro for 4 HB per person  (4 nights with 2 meals per day).

It covers hotel accommodation with 2 meals per day in 1/2 (leaders) and  1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet),

 Hotels are: Yakhintos,Kronos,Xenia Zeus, Ifigenia, Despina..

  Some moments of the festivalS in Paralia  you can see on folowing link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B98w7-1EOunwdGlJN2FqclRBa2c                                                                      

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 21 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-  Welcome reception for the leaders (with drinks),

-         tourist guides for sightseeing of the town,

-         free parking,

-  advertising of the festival (press release, social media promotion, posters)

 

INSURANCE:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups.  First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.On your request,  You can continue your stay in Paralia. Price will be 23 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

 After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival .After the festival finish organizers will send you link of photos and videos where you can take it .

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Thessaloniki Airport which are only 75 km from Paralia. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number 

All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations. 

In 2017 on the festival were participated 11 groups from 9 EU country with 424 participants. 

In 2018 on the festival were participated 13 groups from 11 EU country with 433 participants. 

n 2019 on the festival were participated 14 groups from 10 EU country with 496 participants. 

NUMBER OF SEATS IS LMITED ON 400 PARTICIPANTS OR 10-12 GROUPS..

 

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NEWS FOR THE FESTIVAL                     Published: 23 June 2019     

  

"FESTIVALS IN PARALIA GATHERING 400 PARTICIPANTS FROM EUROPE"

WOFA FESTIVAL in Paralaia,Katerini,Greece, finished with great succes..  
From 18-22 June 2019 was held XI International music & Folk - dance festival "Paralia Summer Festival",in Paralia,Greece..
On the festival participated 12 ensembles with over 400 participants from Estonia,Ukraine,Moldova,Romania,Hungary,Croatia, Bulgaria,Poland..
On 18 june was held Welcome reception with leaders of the groups where director of the festival Mr Zoran Strezovski wish them welcome on the festival and explain program for the festival..
On 19 June was held beach party with all participants on famoues Aloha beach bar where all ensembles have their presentation..
On 20 June was held festival evening in Olimpic beach and second festival evening was held on 21 June in Paralia squere where director give them sertificates and presents from the festival..
Organizer of the festivals were WOFA - World Festival Association with cooperation  with local municipality..
Some moments of the festival on FB page WOFA and World Festival Association .https://www.facebook.com/WorldFestivalAssociation/

Singing and dancing only with WOFA in Paralia ,Greece

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Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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