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Festival

IV “International Muğla Milas Folk Dance festival”

Application Form Price: 60 € Date: 30 - 4 August, 2025
Location: MUGLA, Turkey
Director: T.K.&WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 August, 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 (folk ensembles, choral groups, orchestras, bras bands, modern dance groups, majorette teams...) (children and youth) to participate IV “International Muğla Milas Folk Dance festival” 30 July – 04 August  Muğla, Turkiye.

  The intention of our invitation and the Festival 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 member’s gender and age.

Milas, adorned with its extensive and azure-flagged beaches, stands out as one of the most significant and captivating tourist destinations situated at the of the Aegean Sea.

All these treasures in the Turkish Riviera and an abundance of enjoyment await you at our festival. Come and partake in the most extraordinary festival experience. Travel and dance with us in Milas, Turkey…

Festival program:

30 July 2024

14.00 Arriving in Milas, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and

free time

18.30 – 19.30 Diner in hotel

20.30 Meeting (with director and choreographer)

31 July 2024

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 16.00 Free time

18.30 – 19:30 Diner

20:00 – 20:30 Official opening of the festival with “Ensemble Parade” and official festival event

Welcome Speech

21:00 Performance 10-15 min

 

01 August 2024

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 16.00 free time

18.30 – 19:30 Diner

20:30 start performace 10 – 15 min

02 August 2024

07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 18.00 free time

18.30 – 19.30 Diner

20:30 start performace 10 – 15 min

03 August 2024

07.00 – 09.00 Breakfast

10.00 – 18.00 free time

18.30 – 19.30 Diner

20:30 start performace 10 – 15 min

02 August 2024

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

12.00 Departure

*Festival organizers keep the right to chance the festival schedule

General rules for participation:

• The festival welcomes participation from folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern

dance groups, choirs, and music bands hailing from various corners of the globe.

• Ensembles are required to prepare a minimum of two dances, each lasting 8-15 minutes, to be presented with a USB or live orchestra.

• Folklore groups are expected to bring their country's flag and a few gifts for municipal visits.

• To express interest in participating, any group must complete and submit an Application

form. Submission of filled and signed applications implies agreement with the terms outlined in the present regulations.

• Groups are requested to forward a brief CV and a minimum of three photos of the group via email.

• By April 1, 2024, each group must provide a list of participants, including names, surnames, genders, dates of birth, and passport numbers.

• Folklore groups should arrange for their own transportation for both arrival and departure

Participation fee:

 60 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day)

 75 Euro for 5 HB per person (5 nights with 2 meals per day)

It covers Dormitory accommodation (leaders and drivers are provided 2 double rooms, the rest will stay in triple and quadruple rooms) with 2 meals per day in dormitory in Milas, Turkey.

An additional day can be reserved at a rate of 15 euros per person per day.

For groups comprising 25 persons, one group leader is entitled to complimentary

participation (24 paying + 1 free).

The participation fee covers:

 Participating to the festival concerts

 Professional sound, stage, and light equipment

 Accommodation in 2* or 3* Hotels (3-4 bedded rooms, with a supplemental cost of 7€ per person per day for a double room and 15€ per person per day for a single room)

 Half-board hotel accommodation

 A souvenir and gift for each group

 A certificate of attendance

The participation fee excludes:

 Transportation (for arrival and departure)

 Optional Tour Programs

 Insurance

 Anything not explicitly stated in the section "the fee includes" above.

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.

Next payment of 20% for booking of accommodation needs to be sent to the organizer.

Rest of the sum will be paid before the beginning of the festival or upon arrival regarding the permission and agreement with organizers.

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

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