Holiday of Spring

International festival Holiday of Spring

Dates:

Czechia:

15.03 – 19.03.2024

28.03 – 01.04. 2024

Venues:

Main venues: Prague,  Karlovy Vary

Festival Packages: Prague – Karlovy Vary – Nuremberg

Dates:

Italy-Czechia : 21.03 – 27.03.2025

Applications until: 15.01.24

Venues:

Main venues: Rimini – Prague

Festival Packages: Rimini – San Marino – Venice – Prague

Regulations:

Nominations:

  • Choreography
  • Dance Theaters
  • Acro and sports shows
  • Art

Dance disciplines:

BALLETCONTEMPORARYEXPRESSION DANCE
JAZZ DANCEDISCOSTREET DANCE
FOLK, FOLKLORESTYLIZED / CHARACTERY DANCESIRISH STEP
LATIN DANCE FORMATIONCARIBBEAN MIXSHOW DANCE
AEROBIC/ZUMBA DANCEACRO DANCEMAJORETTES

Events of the festival:

  • Festival competition
  • Solemn opening of the competition
  • Program of master classes of leading European teachers (on the preliminary Applications)
  • Discos for participants, creative meetings with foreign collectives,
  • Extensive cultural program
  • Solemn ceremony of rewarding of participants of festival and Gala-concert
  • A Gala final under the festival’s anthem
  • Handing of memorable gifts
  • VIP meetings for managers
  • Interviews and reports for the press, TV and Internet broadcasts.

Age categories in all categories:

  1. age category 6-9 years
  2. age category 10-12 years
  3. age category 13-15 years
  4. age category 16-19 years
  5. age category 20-25 years
  6. age category more than 25 years
  7. mixed age category

Evaluation system:

The jury is formed to evaluate the performances. Among the famous cultural figures in Europe: professional directors, dancers, choreographers, experienced teachers, writers, artists, musicians.

Performances of the contestants are evaluated on a 20-point system:

Participant 01.00-05.9 points

diploma 1st degree 06.00-07.9 points

diploma 2st degree 08.00-10.9 points

diploma 3st degree 11.00-12.9 points

laureate 1st degree 13.00-14.9 points

laureate 2nd degree15.00-16.9 points

laureate 3rd degree17.00-18.9 points

The winner of the “Grand Prix” 19.00-20.0 points

Festival Prizes

All collectives receive diplomas with the sign of the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, valuable gifts from Bohemian glass with a golden angel – a symbol of the festival.

All winner of festival are awarded with

grants from 500 to 2500Eur for participation:

In the festivals in DisneylandParis – Sympathy of Europarks

in the cruise festivals World of Youth in the Mediterranean countries
On luxury ships MSC, COSTA

Prices

Due to the current situation from 2020, prices are indicative and depend on many factors (the exact number of people in the group, date of reservation, date of payment, etc.)

Festival fee:

  • 20 Eur – 1 performance for 1 participant (groups up to 12 people)
  • 15 Eur – 1 performance for 1 participant (groups of 12 people or more)
  • 8 Eur – participation in the CHOREOGRAPHER Group Exhibition for 1 participant
  • 10 Eur – performance and participation in the Gala Concert and rewarding for 1 participant

Accommodation:

Top Hotel****, Olympik Hotel****,
Olympik Congress Hotel**** – Prague

  • 3 nights – 109Eur BB
  • 4 nights – 169Eur HB
  • 5 nights – 219Eur HB

Olympik Tristar *** – Prague

  • 2 nights – 69Eur BB
  • 3 nights – 119Eur HB
  • 4 nights – 159Eur HB
  • 5 nights – 199Eur HB

The accomodation + festival fee includes:
– Accommodation in hotels such as Hotel Top 4 *, Hotel Olympik Congress 4 *, Hotel Olympik Tri Star 3 *, Hotel Krystal 3 * in Prague, selected meals, accommodation in 3 and 4 -x local rooms (surcharge for 2-bed rooms 5-8 euros per person per day)
— Free of charge for every 25th participant
– Letter of invitation

The accomodation + festival fee does not include:
*Excursions marked with an asterisk are included in the full festival package:
– Optional excursions (from Dresden 25Eur*, Karlštejn Castle 15Eur*, Karlovy Vary 25Eur*, Discos 8Eur*, Boat trip in Prague 8Eur – 12Eur… the price depends on the number of people, Nuremberg-35Eur, Berlin Tropics – 65Eur with lunch)
— Transport, parking, insurance

We recommend to book Full festival package,

for more comfort and best price.

Participation in the International Festival “Holiday of Spring”:

  • Participant in one age category – 30 euros / in a group of 40 + 2 people / 1 nomination
  • Participant in one age category – 35 euros / in a group of 21 people / 1 nomination
  • Participant in one age category – 40 euros / in a group of 10 people / 1 nomination
  • Soloist / duet nominations – 100 euros
  • Quartet nomination – 140 euros

Participation in the Best World Dance Group choreographic competition:

  • 20 EUR – 1 nomination for 1 participant (for groups up to 10 people)
  • 15 EUR – 1 nomination for 1 participant (for groups from 10 people)
  • 12 EUR – 1 nomination for 1 participant (for groups of 20 people + 1 free)
  • 10 EUR – 1 nomination for 1 participant (for groups of 40 people + 2 free)
  • 10 EUR – performance and participation in the Gala Concert and awarding for 1 participant
  • 50 EUR – nominations for soloist / duet * – a discount is provided if more than 2 nominations are declared.

Hotels the Czech Republic (Prague, Czech Budejovice, Pilsen, Teplice, Karlovy Vary):

  • Hostel - Hotel 2* 10-35 EUR / person
  • Hotel 3* - 3*plus 20-55 EUR / person
  • 3* plus hotel - 4* 30-85 EUR / person
  • 4* plus hotel - 5 from 65 EUR / person.

Hotels in Italy (Rimini, Lido-Di Jesolo):

  • Hostel - Hotel 2* 10-35 EUR / person
  • Hotel 3* - 3*plus 20-55 EUR / person
  • 3*plus hotel - 4* 30-85 EUR / person
  • 4*plus hotel - 5 from 65 EUR / person.

Festival packages

Full festival package:

Performance: 2x Prague (Czech Republic)

6 days, 5 nights (breakfast x5, dinner x5):

❏ 5 night up to 18 years – 285 Eur

❏ adults – 318 Eur per/1participant A/B

or 5 days, 4 nights (breakfast x4, dinner x4):

❏ 4night up to 18 years – 268Eur

❏ Adults – 299 Eur per/1participant A/B

For applications submitted before 15.12.2023, ask for additional bonuses and discounts on bus trasport.

  • Participation in the festival-contest Holiday of Spring
  • Two concerts – festival performances competitive competition
  • Gala concert with awards ceremony
  • Festival badge for each participant
  • Use of the technical means of theaters and performance venues during rehearsals and performances during the period assigned to each participating group;
  • Technical support of the stage and equipment during rehearsals and performances;
  • Certificates and cups from the organizers of the competitions
  • Letters of thanks for choreographers and sponsors on the official brochure of the Czech Republic;
  • Accompaniment by a delegate / interpreter who will accompany the group during most of the festival and monitor the implementation of your program; Disco for participants;
  • Festival package of excursions (excursion around Prague, Dresden, Karlstejn Castle, Karlovy Vary);
  • Hotel accommodation *** (3-4-bed accommodation) / **** (double or triple accommodation) in Prague
  • VIP meetings of group leaders with the management and jury members of the festival
  • Transportation from your country to the Czech Republic or Austria and back;
  • Transfer from the airports and train stations to the hotel and back;
  • Transport / bus transportation groups;
  • Special drinks during meals (except water);
  • Insurance;
  • Fee for the visas;
  • All participants wishing to stay in the Hotel’s 3 * double or single room must pay an additional fee for DBL (25 / 35Eur) / SNGL (35 / 75Eur), depending on the particular hotel.
  • All participants wishing to accommodate a double or single room in the 4 * hotel must pay an additional fee for DBL (35 / 55Eur) / SNGL (50/80), depending on the particular hotel.
  • Lunches are paid extra 5 / 15Eur / 1 lunch per person. (depends on the city and the time of the preliminary order), except for additional excursions, where meals are included in the price.
  • Cruise with lunch on the ship on the river Vltava (Prague) (optional at an extra charge of 25 euros per person)
  • Excursions to the surrounding castles with lunch (25Eur children / 29Eur adults)
  • Excursion to Nuremberg (Germany) (optional for an additional fee of 39 euros per person). At any time of the year, children and adults can enjoy water activities, slides, a lot of basins and saunas
    In Crystal Palm Beach, Nuremberg (children 15EUR / up to 15 years old / 21Eur adults)
  • Departure by bus to interesting historical places, at your discretion (Karlštejn Castle, Cesky Sternberk Castle, Kutná Hora city or Prague Zoo, Loket Castle). (optional for extra charge)
  • Accommodation in Nuremberg (extra charge)
  • Trip to the entertainment complex Tropical Islands (optional for extra charge)

Package A

Performances: 2x Prague (Czech Republic)
Optional visit: Karlovy Vary, Dresden, Czech Sternberg or Karlstein Castle
6 days, 5 nights
5 breakfasts, 5 dinners.

Day 1, March 21

• Arrival in Prague
• Familiarity with the culture of Prague
(optional * or in package)
• Possible workshops form
(Workshop). The application must
send (suggestions and wishes)
• Overnight in the Czech Republic. (In a hotel
to choose from or a package with dinner)

Day 2, March 22

• Breakfast
• Festival competition + Championship
Best European Dance Group in Prague
• Best Prize Selection Tour
CHOREOGRAPHER Group.
• Disco for all participants
• Dinner.
• Overnight in Brno or Prague (optional or
dinner package *)

Day 3, March 23

• Breakfast
• Flashmob of all participants in the center
Prague
• Preparing for the finals. Are possible
master classes by form (Workshop).
• Excursion in Prague
• Overnight in Plzeне or Prague (optional * at
the hotel of your choice or a package with
dinner)

Day 4, March 24

• Breakfast
• Gala Award
Festival “Holiday of Spring” in Prague
• Winner’s reward ceremony
semifinal Best European Dance Group
• Announcement of nominees for: Best
CHOREOGRAPHER Group Exhibition.
• VIP meeting leaders
• Overnight in Brno or Prague (optional * at the hotel of your choice or
dinner package)

Day 5, March 25

• Breakfast
Free day for visiting master classes or
excursions:
• Nuremberg (optional *) or package.
• Karlovy Vary (optional *)
• Mariánské Lázně (optional *)
• Dresden (optional *)

Day 6, March 26

Breakfast.
• Departure home or visit Berlin
tropics on special conditions, for
groups that ordered the package.

“Optional” – depending on the package options selected, surcharge is possible,

* “In package” – the item is included in the 6-day package.

Bus transport can be ordered for an extra fee

! The Organizing Committee may make changes to the program, with the preservation of all confirmed events.

  • Package B

  • Performances: Rimini (Italy), Prague and Pilsen (Czech Republic)
  • Optional visit: Venice, Verona, Nuremberg, Gardaland, Neuschwanstein Palace
  • 6 days, 4/5 nights
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
 
  • 10% Sale upon applying until 15.01.21:
  • under 18 — 179 Eur
  • adults — 188 Eur
 
  • Standard price:
  • under 18 — 196 Eur
  • adults — 206 Eur

Package B

Performances: Rimini (Italy), Prague (Czech Republic)
Optional visit: Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Dresden, castles of Moravia, Karlovy Vary
7 days, 5 nights + 1 night moving
5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Day 1, March 16

Additional possible March 20, dinner + hotel
35/45 Eur per persone
A night is included in the price when
ordering 4 nights in Italy without Czech
• Arrival in Rimini
• Festival performance + Championship Best
European Dance Group in Rimini
• Excursion to Rimini
• Dinner
• Overnight in Rimini or Verona.

Day 2, March 17

• Breakfast.
• Festival performance +
• Championship Best European
• Dance Group in Rimini
• Dinner.
• Overnight in Rimini

Day 3, March 18

• Breakfast
• Excursion to San Marino
• Or perhaps a visit to Lake Lado di Gardi with
a boat trip and views of Castello Scaligero
(boat paid extra 10Eur)
• It is possible to order master classes,
workshops.
• Dinner.
• Overnight in Rimini or Verona.

Day 4, March 19

• Breakfast
• Departure to the Czech Republic
• Visit to Venice (optional *, boat paid
additional 15Eur).
• It is possible to order Lunch or Dinner
(25Eur), or dry rations for the trip (15Eur) for
an extra charge.
• Night moving to the Czech Republic

Day 5, March 20

• Arrival in the Czech Republic
• Breakfast for a fee (15Eur)
• Excursion in Prague
• Workshops are possible (optional *).
• Dinner.
• Overnight in Brno or Prague (optional * at
the hotel of your choice or a package with
dinner)

Day 6, March 21

• Breakfast
• Free day for visiting
master classes or excursions
(optional *):
• Castles of Moravia • Nuremberg
• Karlovy Vary • Dresden

• Overnight without dinner in Brno or Prague
(optional * at the hotel to choose from or package)

Day 7, March 22

• Breakfast
• Festival competition + Championship
Best European Dance Group in Prague
• Prize qualifying round
Best CHOREOGRAPHER Group.
• Lunch or dinner.
• Disco for all participants
• Night moving to the border or to the airport.

“Optional” – depending on the package options selected, surcharge is possible,

* “In package” – the item is included in the 6-day package.

! The Organizing Committee may make changes to the program, with the preservation of all confirmed events.

Application

    Name of the group (soloist):

    About your group:

    Country:

    City:

    Your telephone:

    Your e-mail:

    Your website or Facebook or Instagram:

    Group leader:

    Participant number:

    Nomination (styles of your performances):

    Age categories (can choose several):

    Choose festival program: