The International Folk – Dance Festival “Spring Tale – Vienna” will be held for the 6th time in Vienna, Austria during the period from 31st March till 02nd of April 2018.
Vienna, city of culture, city of music, city of art, romantically imperial city!
Vienna is referred to by many as a unique onion, with each of the urban layers surrounding the oldest historic center being equally important to the overall flavor of the city. The Austrian capital therefore embraces all the traditions of a European city, from Roman foundations through to Gothic, Baroque and Historicism. Tourists are eager to visit Vienna because of the city’s exciting combination of the royal-imperial flair of the past with the latest trends, the responsible cultivation of a precious heritage and charming traditions. But much more than old buildings turn Vienna into a city of beauty: one also finds excellent museums, fine art collections and world-renowned works of art in the city.
The International Folk Dance Festival “Vienna 2018” is a non-competitive festival of traditional and modern dances. On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, instrumental groups, choirs, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. The age of participants is not limited.
During these 3 days of the festival, the groups will have one performance in closed Concert Hall. Groups will perform 10 min either with live music or CD. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the city attractions or the largest Shopping center. Every Group will be rewarded with a Certificate for taking part on the Festival.
During the free time, on group request the Festival Team can organize several excursions:
– Danube Tower
– Sightseeing tour of Vienna
– Palace of Habsburg Dynasty Schonbrunn
The accommodation of the participants will be organized in 4**** Hotel Pyramide located between the city and the countryside only 500 m from the biggest shopping center (SCS). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. For any extra double room the group should pay extra 5 euro/person/day and for a single room additional 16 eur per day.
NOTE: The Groups must send the rooming list by end of February. Groups that do not send, the rooming list will be made by festival and can’t be any changes upon arrival.
The festival fee is 79 euro per person. It covers organizational expenses, accommodation in 4**** Hotel for 2 nights on BB basis (bed and breakfast). On every 25 participants, one member is free of charge.
Optional: Lunch or dinner for the Groups participants can be organized. Price for buffet menu upon request.
If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process and the price for extra night is 32 euro per person per day.
Participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Advance payment of 30 euro per person should be made after receiving the official invitation.
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Vienna and back. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival.
The Organizers can organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.
The participant group should arrive in Vienna on 31st of March 2018 and leave on 02nd of April 2018 after having breakfast and leave the rooms till 10:00.
By participating on this festival you can use the opportunity to connect one or two more festivals organized by Folklore Festival Association and get special discount:
1. BUDAPEST (28.03. – 31.03.) – VIENNA (31.03. – 02.04.) – PRAGUE (02.04. – 05.04.) = 227 EUR per person
Connect 3 festivals and 5 concerts in 8 days: 3 nights in Prague on HB basis + 2 nights in Vienna on BB basis + 3 nights in Budapest on HB basis.
2. VIENNA (31.03. – 02.04.) – PRAGUE (02.04. – 05.04.) = 148 EUR per person
Play 3 concerts in 2 different cities during 5 days: 2 nights in Vienna on BB + 3 nights in Prague on HB basis.
3. BUDAPEST (28.03. – 31.03.) – VIENNA (31.03. – 02.04.) = 154 EUR per person
Play 3 concerts in 2 different cities during 5 days: 3 nights in Budapest on HB + 2 nights in Vienna on BB.
The number of participants is limited. Therefore, we will appreciate if you can send us your application by 31 January 2018. After receiving your application we will send you the official invitation for participating on the Festival. We will also assist you in obtaining visa if necessary. Each member must have travel insurance policy. FFA team can offer you Evasan insurance.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
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