International Folk Dance and Music Festival “DANCING IN MONTENEGRO” 01 – 05 July 2019 Budva – Bar – Canj, Montenegro

Serenity Travel is a travel agency situated in Ohrid city,, Macedonia, which aim is connecting people through festivals of folk, dance and art from all over the world.

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on  International music & folk – dance festival “DANCING IN MONTENEGRO” 01 – 05 July, Budva, Bar, Canj 2019.

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes.

Montenegro possesses a unique brand of spellbinding magic that is evident from its wild coastlines, looming, grand mountain ranges, serene waters and its culture, too. That is why the world’s media has for some time now been fascinated with.

A dimension of Montenegrin culture is the ethical ideal of Čojstvo i Junaštvo, “Humaneness and Gallantry”. The traditional folk dance of the Montenegrins is the Oro, the “eagle dance” that involves dancing in circles with couples alternating in the centre, and is finished by forming a human pyramid by dancers standing on each other’s shoulders.

Budva is situated on the central part of Montenegrin coast, called “Budvanska Rivijera”. It has developed around a small peninsula, on which the old town is situated. It is by far most visited destination in Montenegro, attracting many tourists all over the world with an old town, bars and nightclubs, and beaches mostly consisting of small rocks. It is base for mass tourism, while in its near vicinity there are luxury resorts such as Sveti Stefan and Miločer.

Bar represents a modern town that is expanding every day. Although it is a port town, it is amazingly clean and has many developed green areas. Around it there are many tourist attractions. The old town of Bar, Haj Nehaj Fortress, with the remnants from the 15 th century fortress and the castle of King Nikola, represent the historic and cultural monuments of this town. Numerous festivals and cultural events are held in this beautiful town.

Nature has been prolific and creative in Montenegro, producing such iconic draws as the bewitching Bay of Kotor and the buzzy beaches along its Riviera.”
Lonely Planet.

Festival Program:

01 July 2019

  • 14.00 Arriving in Canj, hotel accommodation and meeting with the festival representatives, free time (beach time)

  • 18.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

  • 21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

02 July 2019

  • 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00 – 15.00 Budva sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time in the beach

  • 17.00 – 18.00 Diner in hotel

  • 19.00 Ensemble parade and Official festival evening in the square of Budva city

03 July 2019

  • 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00 – 15.00 Boat tour in the blue waters of Adriatic see (optional) or free beach time

  • 17.00 – 18.00 Diner in hotel

  • 19.30 Second festival evening in the square of Bar city

04 July 2019

  • 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00 – 16.00 Visiting Kotor and Hersek Novi or Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia (optional)

  • 19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

  • 21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants

05 July 2019

  • 08.300 – 10.00 Breakfast

  • 12.00 Departure

General rules for participation:

  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.

  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.

  • Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 30% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation.

  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).

  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. 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.

  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group by e-mail.

  • Until 10th of April 2019 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.

  • To take a flag of the country.

  • Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

Participation Fee:

  • 75 Euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day)

  • 95 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day)

  • It covers hotel accommodation (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) with 2 meals per day in 3* HOTEL in  Canj, Montenegro

  • Addition day can be booked for 26 euro/person/day

  • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation Fee Includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts,

  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels (3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is 15 €/person/day),

  • Half board hotel accommodation

  • Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups

  • Souvenir and gift for each group

  • Certificate for attendance

  • Drinks during the performance

Participation Fee does not include:

  • Transport

  • Optional Programs

  • Insurance

  • What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.

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

On your request you can stay longer in Montenegro. Every day of stay longer before or after festival has to be paid 26 euro/per person for accommodation in 3*** hotel…

Invitation letter will be provided if needed 

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.

THE NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED!