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XXXI international Dance & Music St KLIMENT OHRIDSKI

Application Form Price: 86 € -5% Date: 4 - 8 August, 2024
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                              I N V I T A T I O N

    With pleasure we INVITE you (children, youth and adults groups),(Folk ensembles,Choral groups,orchestras, brass bands,majorette teams and modern dance groups) to participate on XXXI International music &  dance “ St Kliment Ohridski”   04 - 08 August , Ohrid,Macedonia 2024

   The Festival light motive is to celebrate St Kliment – Patron of the Ohrid city 08 august .Also to present the cultural tradition of different countries and regions, and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance,music..

This period in Ohrid is high season as a tourist placeandthere are many touristsfrom Europe..Many discotheques, bars,restourants works 24 hours.

                                             Program Proposal

Day 1

  13.00.Arrival in Ohrid, , hotel accommodation,

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch (if you choose option with 3 meals per day)

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the groups

Day 2

 08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 11.00 -14.00  Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress – entres 1 euro, Antique theatre, Plaosnik- St.Kliment church – enter 1 euro, St. Kaneo church, Bridge of wishes  …)

   14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel (if you choose option with 3 meals per day)

         17.00 - 18.30 Dinner in hotel

       19.00. Ensembles parade (old town)

      19.30. Parade and festival evening 

   Day 3

   08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast ,

11.00 – 15.30 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum monastery, culture  place, – (price 12 euros per person, lunch packet from hotel, dancing boat),

  19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

20.00 Workshop - learning different dances or second festival evening (optional)

Day 4

 09.00 -11.00 Breakfast,

 11.00 -14.00  Shoping in Ohrid and beach time

   14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel (if you choose option with 3 meals per day)

         19.00 - 21.00 Dinner in hotel

   21.00.- 00.00  Party with all participants

 Day 5

09.00 Breakfast

11.00 Departure of the participants

 OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…

Day 5

09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,

10.30 – 14.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita cave church ……), and Ethno villige Vevchani

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel (if you choose option with 3 meals per day)

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel

21.00  Free time in the city

Day 6

09.00 –10.00 Breakfast,

09.00 – 14.00 Departure to Skopje city ( visiting monuments of Alexander of Macedon, museum, Macedonian GATE, Stone bridge…) (optional)

14.00 Departure from Skopje city 

General rules :

- Every  group  has the right to participate. Children's ensembles  , Youth ensembles , adult ensembles 

-   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 groups is 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 12-15 minutes each with orchestra or USB.

-  The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program. 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. Also, we will choose the best girl's and men's folk costume and the best dancing couple

-         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,

Participation fee

  -  86 euro for 4 days ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day - breakfast, dinner)

-  115 euro for 5 days, (4 nights with 2 meals per day - breakfast ,dinner)

-  97 euro for 4 days (3 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board).

- 135 euro for 5 days, (4 nights with 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner) …

  • It covers hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day in 3*** hotels which are located in center of the city, in double (for drivers and leaders), triple and quadriple rooms … 

    Hotel Prestol (hotel on the Lake)

  • Hotel Montenegrin - hotel in the center of the city www.montenegrininn.com 

  • Hotel De Luks Apartmant -  in the center of the city…

            Hotel Plaza - www.galebiplaza.com.mk - hotel on the lake

  • Hotel Desaret is 3* hotel on the lake with outdoor swimming pool and only our organization has right of this hotel (hotel is renoveted) Meals are open buffet and price is: 

    - 89 euro for 4 days  (3 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board)

    - 117 euro for 5 days (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half  Board).

    - 101 euro for 4 days (3 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board)

    - 137 euro for 5 days (4 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board).

    https://desaret-hotel.hellomacedonia.com/en/  

Accommodation in 4* hotels like: Hotel International, Hotel Mizo,Hotel Prestige,

- 116 euro per person for 4 days (3 nights with 2 meals per day )

       -158  euro per person for 5 days (4 nights with 2 meals per day)                                         

 Festival organizers provide:

-         for 24 dancers – one gratis,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Disco party with drinks,

  -        guide for the festival

-         drinks during the performance,

-         free parking

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

NOTE: Tourist tax and insurance is 1 euro per day per person and it is paid additional..

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 Ohrid. Price will be 36 Euro per day per person FB and 32 is 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 and each group will have guide during festival.

    After the festival finish we will put the photos and videos on the web page of WOFA where you can find and take the materials

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to the airport. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana (Albania) or Thessaloniki (Greece)  Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary.

Also, you can arrive by plane in Ohrid airport and we will organize free transport to the hotel.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2017 we had 8 groups with 264 participants from 8 EU countries.

In 2018 we had 9 groups with 275 participants  (children, youth and adults) from 9 countries.

In 2019 we had 9 groups with 288 participants  (children, youth and adults) from 9 countries.

NUMBER OF SEATS ARE LIMITED on 400 hundred participants and 10-12 ensembles.

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 NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 10 August 2019

 PERFORMERS FROM 6 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED ON THE FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO THE PATRON OF OHRID

Festival St Kliment Ohridski was held from 04th till 09th of August in Ohrid. This festival is dedicated to the Patron of Ohrid St Kliment Ohridski on 08 of august. Groups from Poland,Latvia,Lithuania,Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania were  Serbia were part of the event, informed the organizer Zoran Strezovski. He welcomed the groups and wished them successful presentation. 

"After the parade on the main promenade of Ohrid, Festival concert was held on the sguer of Ohridon 07 august where each group has 12 minutes program.  After performances they received certificate and presents from organizers on the stage. During the festival they had the opportunity to visit Ohrid and St. Naum by boat and enjoy the beautiful Ohrid Lake", Strezovski said in addition. 

 Reviews from the Groups: 

This festival has review of 11 groups and average estimation is EXELLENT- 9,0/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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