FAQ Valentine Dance Festival 2020

On this page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Valentine Dance Festival 2020. If you have more questions or would like to know more detailed descriptions of specific topics, please let us know by email: info@valentine-weekend.de. We are always here for you!

 

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ACCREDITATION (PRESS PASS)

Would you like to take professional photographs and/or press reports of any type? Please contact us at: info@valentine-weekend.de

AGE RESTRICTIONS

18+. Please remember to bring your Personal ID or Passport for checks at the entrance/registration.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE

BY CAR: The hotel offers 500 parking spaces. Costs per day: 15,00 €.

NAVI/NAVIGATION SYSTEM: Access through Birkenstraße 21, 10559 Berlin

BUS & OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Starting at the main station "Hauptbahnhof"

Take the S-Bahn (all S-Bahn trains with the direction "West Berlin") to the station "Zoologischer Garten", then change into U9 until the station U-Bhf Birkenstraße. Walk along Birkenstraße in the direction of the bridge Putlitzbrücke and turn left at Putlitzbrücke, then right into Stephanstraße (please also check out the Google Map below/Link available as well)

Take the bus TXL with the direction "Flughafen Tegel" to the station U-Bhf Turmstraße, then change into U9 with the direction "Osloer Straße" and get off at the station "U-Bhf Birkenstraße". Walk along Birkenstraße in the direction of the bridge Putlitzbrücke and turn left at Putlitzbrücke, then right into Stephanstraße (please also check out the Google Map below/Link available as well)

Map Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin

AIRPORTS:

We might offer an Airport Shuttle - a 9-seat-bus, which we will park hourly at each airport. More information will follow as soon as possible.

Airport Tegel (TXL) (about 30 minutes) Take the bus TXL with the direction "Alexanderplatz" to the station U-Bhf Turmstraße and then change into U9 with the direction "Osloer Straße" until the station "U-Bhf Birkenstraße". Walk along Birkenstraße in the direction of the bridge Putlitzbrücke and turn left at Putlitzbrücke, then right into Stephanstraße (please also check out the Google Map below/Link available as well)

Airport Schönefeld (SXF) (about 60 minutes) Take the train "Regionalexpress RE7" with the direction "Dessau Hauptbahnhof", then change into U9 with the direction "Osloer Straße" at the station "Zoologischer Garten" and get off at the station "U-Bhf Birkenstraße". Walk along Birkenstraße in the direction of the bridge Putlitzbrücke and turn left at Putlitzbrücke, then right into Stephanstraße (please also check out the Google Map below/Link available as well)

ARTISTS/DJS

Here you can find out more information about our artists and DJs: https://valentinedancefestival.com/en/artists 

We have worked hard to find artists that incorporate our philosophy. They are exceptional Social Dancers, please be brave, work with them and do not hesitate to ask questions. For us, there are no differences or hierarchies on the dance floor - nobody is perfect - please feel free to hand in your positive as well as negative feedback about our artists at the info point. We will treat all information as confidential.

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BUS/TRAIN/LOCAL TRANSPORT

Check out our FAQ section "ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE" above

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CAMERAS & EQUIPMENT

Smartphones and Mobile Phones with camera option as well as normal digital cameras are allowed at the festival. Analog as well as digital single-lens reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses can only be brought after combining an agreement with the VDF team. (check out our FAQ section ACCREDITATION for more infos)

CASH MACHINE/ ATM / PREPAID-CARD

PREPAID-CARD: The ‘Valentine Prepaid Cards’ are your quick and safe way to use our services during the festival. The Cards have a prepaid value of up to 20€ which you can load in intervals of 5€ (5€, 10€, 15€ or 20€). You can use it to pay for the cloakroom fee, drinks and finger food as well as other products offered for sale in the festival area. It is obligatory for all festival participants to buy such a'Valentine Prepaid Card' during registration/the beginning of their festival experience. The cards cannot be returned and thus, unused amounts of money cannot be returned. We offer credit and debit card readers to customers during the whole event - this service is subject to charges.

ATM/ CASH MACHINES: Cash machines can be found in a walking distance of less than 10 minutes of the festival venue, for example:

  • Berliner Sparkasse - Geldautomat (1min) Birkenstraße 22, 10559 Berlin - open 24h
  • Euronet - Geldautomat - ATM (7min) Perleberger Str. 54, 10559 Berlin - open 24h
CATERING

Information: It is not possible to bring drinks and meals into the festival/hotel building. We will publish more about possible options of a free waterflat, and diverse snack options that are going to be sold during the festival. In general, you will be able to buy affordable, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks at the festival venue. 

By opting for VIP Upgrade, you receive a Softdrink Flat during the day and in the evening, you can choose between alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages in the VIP Lounge, more Information at the FAQ section VIP UPGRADE further below or in our shop/VIP UPGRADE TICKET: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM

The organizer reserves the right to change the workshop program at short notice. We would like to ask participants to check the website or facebook page www.facebook.com/ValentineDanceFestival aktuell before the festival starts. To avoid interruptions, we would like to ask participants to please be at the workshops on time. 

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/603437033412524/

CLOAKROOM

Obligatory Cloakroom: It is obligatory to store big bags as well as jackets in the cloakroom - smaller gym bags can be taken into workshops - please arrive ahead of time so that you don't miss a workshop due to waiting times (for example in the queues during registration or when handing in your bag and coat). The fee for the cloakroom will be published two weeks before the event and will be paid through the obligatory "Valentine Prepaid Card" - you can find more infos in the FAQ section PREPAID CARD. 

We will also keep lost and found items in the cloakroom area, so you can refer to a crew member there in case you found or lost something.

CONFISCATED ITEMS

Please do not bring any forbidden or dangerous items (eg. Weapons, Drugs, Pyrotechnics, Glass etc.). You can check the current list of all forbidden items in the FAQ Section "FORBIDDEN ITEMS". Such items will be confiscated and such circumstances might lead to a ban/non-participation of the festival.

IMPORTANT: We are not obligated to keep those items safe or store them somewhere until your return, amongst others due to logistics and safety reasons.

CREW & SECURITY

The entire crew, security and volunteers want to create a safe and wonderful atmosphere. Our goal is to satisfy your individual wishes as well as the conditions of the venue and the security of the whole crowd, always in a friendly way.

During the whole event there will be a VDF shift supervisor with short communication channels to the hotel and festival management. Go to Registration/Info Point if you need their help.

Please always follow the instructions of the crew and especially the security staff. To solve any questions or problems, we ask you for your understanding and patience.

And of course your friendliness. This helps not only to preserve the entire event atmosphere, but also serves the health of your and our minds.

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DANCERS/DANCE PARTNERS

Registrations without a dance partner are possible, but we do not guarantee that there will be a balanced set of "training partners" at each workshop. We leave the decision to rotate students up to the teachers and participants.

DOORPRICES/DAY & EVENING BOX OFFICES

Day and Evening Box Offices/Doorprices cannot be guaranteed (eg. in case of a sellout). If you want to be sure that you have your ticket and participation in the event secured, we recommend to buy tickets as soon as possible at one of our preselling options:

Ticket Shop: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

You can also order your ticket by email: Tickets@valentine-weekend.de

If Day and Evening Box Offices can be offered, we will publish Doorprices about one week before the event on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/valentinedancefestival/

DRESSCODES

Dresscodes:

  • THURSDAY - CASUAL
  • FRIDAY - SHOW YOUR COUNTRY
  • SATURDAY - RED CARPET
  • SUNDAY - SEXY WORKOUT/AFRITUDE

Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ValentineDanceFestival

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/603437033412524/

DRINKS & FOOD

Information: It is not possible to bring drinks and food into the hotel and festival venue. Around one week before the event, we will publish more information about the possibility of a water flat, and which snack options will be offered for sale. At the festival, we will offer affordable, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for sale. 

By opting for a VIP UPGRADE, you receive a Softdrink Flat for the entire festival day, more infos: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/vipupgrade

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ENTRY (BAG) CONTROLS

It is not allowed to bring drinks, glass, pyrotecnic items, torches and weapons, neither to workshops nor parties and shows. Non-observance of this prohibition will lead to a ban/non-participation at the festival. On entry, there will be a security check and if necessary, body checks. We reserve the right to deny entry due to important reasons (in some cases the value of the entry ticket will be reimbursed).

ENTRY/OPENING HOURS

More Information about the times of 'Entry' will be published as first point (called Registration) of the program sheet on our official VDF program site, we are working hard on publishing the 2020 version as soon as possible: https://valentinedancefestival.com/de/program.html

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FAST LANE/VIP UPGRADE

Interested in a Fast Lane Entry/Priority entry? Then book our VIP UPGRADE option in addition to your ticket: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/vipupgrade

The VIP UPGRADE also offers:

  • Welcome Drink on Friday
  • Free Soft Drinks during the day - on Saturday and Sunday
  • Parkingen - 2 days for free - either Friday and Saturday - or - Saturday and Sunday
  • Cloakroom for free
  • Access to the VIP Lounge (Artist Room) - spend time with the artists, enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit and snacks like sandwiches and other finger food
  • Registration priority
FIRST AID

In case of an emergency please always refer to a crew member or security member and we will help you immediately. Here for your information, the address of the closest hospital in the area:

  • Franziskus-Krankenhaus (12min by car) / Budapester Str. 15-19 / 10787 Berlin / TEL: 030 26380

Do you have more medical questions? Please write an email to: info@valentine-weekend.de

FLYERS / POSTERS / PROMO ARTICLES

Without previous written agreement of the festival organizer, it is prohobited to distribute promo material like Flyers, Posters and other promo articles. Please contact our team in advance to combine an agreement: info@valentine-weekend.de

FORBIDDEN ITEMS- Glass of any form (Bottles, Glasses, ...)

- Weapons, sharp items (selfie sticks too!)

- Drinks and food of any kind (any exceptions, in case there are any available outside the venue, will be published a week before the festival begins)

- Professional photo equipment (e.g. single-lens reflex cameras) - without official press pass/accreditation

- Porcelaine, Zellan, Animals, Pyrotecnics, Plastic-Shotglass

This overview is only an insight into the range of forbidden items. In case of doubt, it depends on the careful decision of securities and VDF crew members.

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GENERAL POLICY

Participation at all workshops and all evening events occurs at your own risk. We do not take responsibility for personal damage or property damage. We also do not assume liability for any items brought to the festival within the premises of the festival, including all teaching and party rooms. The organizer of the festival is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Missed workshops by the participant cannot be reimbursed. All information received when purchasing the festival tickets will only be used for internal purposes and will not be made available for any third party.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS /AGB

Here you can read through our General Terms and Conditions: https://valentinedancefestival.com/terms.html

GLASS BAN

It is prohibited to bring drinks, glass, pyrotecnic items, torches and weapons into the hotel and festival venue, to workshops as well as parties. Non-observation might result in a ban/non-participation at the festival. We reserve the right to deny entry due to important reasons (in some cases, the value of the ticket will be reimbursed).

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HOTEL

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION:

All in one location MERCURE HOTEL MOA BERLIN / Stephanstraße, 41 / 10559 Berlin / https://hotel-moa-berlin.de

The Hotel offers 500 parking places. Costs: 15,00 € / day

NAVIGATION SYSTEM: Access through Birkenstraße 21, 10559 Berlin

Book your hotel room here: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL:

  • WLAN/WIFI/Access to internet: It is possible to use WIFI in the entire hotel and venue area.
  • Smoking: 100%-Nonsmoker-Hotel 
  • Pool: Not available 
  • Sauna: Not available 
  • Spa/Massage: More infos asap. 
  • Breakfast at the hotel costs: 18€ / Monday to Friday 6:30am to 10:30am - Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 7am to 11am 
  • HOTEL-RESTAURANT: Opening hours: daily from 12 noon to 11pm / Table reservations can be made directly through the form at the hotel site: https://hotel-moa-berlin.de/restaurant-bar/#fruehstueck 
  • CHECK IN/OUT: Check-in from 3pm - Check-out until 12 noon  
  • Early Check-in from 10am & Late Checkout until 6pm - both booking options are subject to charges
  • Terms and Conditions of the Hotel: Here you can check out the HOTEL AGB/terms and conditions: https://hotel-moa-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/agb.pdfALTERNATIVE 

Alternative Hotel options are not offered.

HYGIENE

We will prepare some "refreshments" for your and our beautiful bodies in the sanitary facilities.

Nonetheless, we assume that we all have taken care of our oral and personal hygiene before we leave the "house".

How does that work?

For example by using:

  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss/toothbrush
  • Mint candies
  • Foot Deodorant

Our dance partners will love it.


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INFO-POINT

Our info point will be located in the area of the registration (refer to Registration/photo). The info point will be the central place during the festival where all possible questions can be asked, all information will be exchanged and where we will help you that this festival will be an amazing experience for all people involved. It is also the place where you can leave concerns, complaints and constructive feedback for the next edition.

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LIABILITY

Participation at all workshops and all evening events occurs at your own risk. We do not take responsibility for personal damage or property damage. We also do not assume liability for any items brought to the festival within the premises of the festival, including all teaching and all party rooms. The organizer of the festival is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Missed workshops by the participant cannot be reimbursed. 

LOCATION

Our festival is an ALL-IN-ONE-LOCATION Festival - that means that our location is our hotel too. More information in the FAQ Section HOTEL.

LOCKERS

There won't be any lockers at the festival.

LOST AND FOUND (ITEMS)

All lost and found items can be brought/picked up at the cloakroom, in case you have lost or found items or documents, please refer to a crew member there.

At the end of the event, all found items will be kept for two weeks at the following address:  

Sprengen Haus 
Sprengelstrasse 15
13353 Berlin 

E-Mail: info@valentine-weekend.de

Pick Up of items is only possible after combining an appointment. After two weeks, we will donate all remaining items to charity.

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MERCHANDISE / SALE OF PRODUCTS AT THE EVENT

We will publish more infos about products and sellers as soon as possible.

MOBILE CHARGING STATION

More infos as soon as possible.

MUSIC / STEREO SYSTEMS AT THE HOTEL

In the entire hotel and venue area as well as private rooms, it is prohibited to use portable stereo/music systems. Please respect the resting time of other hotel customers. 

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OFFICIAL PRESALE OF TICKETS

The official presale ticket homepage is: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

You can also order your ticket via email: Tickets@valentine-weekend.de

OTHER INFORMATION

Additional infos will soon be posted here.

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PARKING/LIABILITY

When parking your vehicle, please watch out for parking conditions and general rules of the area. Participants park their car at their own risk. We recommend travelling to the event location using public transport.

Hotel parking places: The hotel offers 500 parking places - costs: 15,00 €/day

Access through Birkenstraße 21, 10559 Berlin

More parking options on Google Maps (link available):

Parkpl├Ątze/Tiefgaragen

PARKING FEES

Daily fee at the parking places of the Hotel: 15€

PAYMENT

The registration via internet and email is binding and participants agree to pay the full price of the chosen pass upon registration. You will receive an email with payment instructions. Payments will be made to:

Berlin Dance Festival

Bank: Berliner Sparkasse

IBAN: DE 54 1005 0000 6603 1731 05

SWIFT: BELADEBEXXX

Upon full payment, participants will receive an E-Ticket approximately 1 week before the festival. This E-Ticket can be exchanged for a festival bracelet. You must show the E-Ticket as well as a valid ID to pick up the bracelet at the event location. By completing and sending the sign up form to us, you are registered and agree to pay the full amount of your chosen pass. In case we do not receive payment within 1 week, your registration will be cancelled. In case of cancellation until 2 weeks before the start of the festival, we will be able to refund 50% of the ticket price. After this time, no refund is possible. For a fee of 15 Euros, you are able to change the name on the ticket. This is not valid for discounted and won tickets. Purchasing tickets for reselling purposes only is not permitted.

Payment/Presale Shop: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

In the shop, you can pay via bank transfer, paypal or credit card. To choose the option credit card, click on the option "PayPal" first, then at the next step you have the possibility to change your payment to credit card in the field under the PayPal area. 

You can also order your ticket via: Tickets@valentine-weekend.de

PHARMACY

There are several pharmacies in a walking distance of about 5-15min, like eg.:

  • Pharmacy "Apotheke im Schultheiss Quartier" (6min) / Stromstraße 14, 10551 Berlin / premium-apotheken-berlin.de
  • Pharmacy "Nord-West-Apotheke" (7min) / Rathenower Str. 26, 10559 Berlin / nord-west-apotheke-berlin.de
  • Pharmacy "Oldenburger Apotheke" (11min) / Oldenburger Str. 37, 10551 Berlin / oldenburger-apotheke.de
PHOTOS/PERSONALITY & PUBLICITY RIGHTS

With his/her registration, the festival participant hands over the right of (an individual to control the commercial use of one's) image/photograph to Valentine Dance Festival. This means that all pictures and videos taken during the event can then be used on the internet and other public media for documentation and promotion.

PREPAID CARDS/PAYMENT FOR SERVICES AND GOODS DURING THE FESTIVAL

The ‘Valentine Prepaid Cards’ are your quick and safe way to use our services during the festival. The Cards have a prepaid value of up to 20€ which you can load in intervals of 5€ (5€, 10€, 15€ or 20€). You can use it to pay for the cloakroom fee, drinks and finger food as well as other products offered for sale in the festival area. It is obligatory for all festival participants to buy such a'Valentine Prepaid Card' during registration/the beginning of their festival experience. The cards cannot be returned and thus, unused amounts of money cannot be returned. We offer credit and debit card readers to customers during the whole event - this service is subject to charges.

PRESALE

The official presale ticket homepage is: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

You can also order your ticket via email: Tickets@valentine-weekend.de

PROGRAM

You can find more infos about our program here: https://valentinedancefestival.com/en/program.html

PROMOCODES

Promocodes can be put by yourself in the relevant field - directly at the official ticket presale homepage: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

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RIGHTS OF PERSONALITY & PUBLICITY/PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

With his/her registration, the festival participant hands over the right of (an individual to control the commercial use of one's) image/photograph to Valentine Dance Festival. This means that all pictures and videos taken during the event can then be used on the internet and other public media for documentation and promotion.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The registration deadline is seven days before the event starts (31st of January 2020). After this day, passes can only be bought at the door/day and evening box offices or by email: (ticket@valentine-weekend.de).

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

In cases of sexual harassment we urge you to talk immediately to a member of the Valentine Crew or a Security Member.

SMOKING

The festival takes place in a 100%-Nonsmoker-Hotel, thus it can only be smoked outside the building and festival venue.

STARGATE

Stargate Shows: Following the vision „Don't dream your life, live your dreams!“ we offer you an exclusive opportunity to present your skills on stage and gather first stage experience. IDon't hesitate and bring your dance partner or dance group to Berlin and take part in our Stargate Show. 

More infos at: https://valentinedancefestival.com/stargateshow.html

STOLEN ITEMS

Where many people meet each other, unfortunately cases of theft also happen - we are also not immune against this phenomenon! And that's why we have introduced our obligatory cloakroom - bigger bags must be stored there, only small gym bags are allowed into workshop rooms. In case you miss an item or realize it must have been stolen - or maybe you observe something suspicious, please talk to one of our securities or a VDF team member/someone at the info point.

SURVEILLANCE

More infos as soon as possible.

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TAXI

Taxi Berlin / Tel: 030 202020 / Web: https://www.taxi-berlin.de

Funk Taxi Berlin 26 10 26 / Tel: 030 261026 / Web: https://www.funk-taxi-berlin.de

TAXI DANCERS

What are Taxi Dancers? We call them "Valentine Love Crew" - a group of experienced male and female dancers who have the goal to balance the amount of female and male dancers in the room. They also help out dancers who are invited to dance less than others or are beginners, and encourage them to dance so that everyone enjoys a wonderful dance evening. They are - next to our artists - the heros of the night!

TICKETS

The registration via internet and email is binding and participants agree to pay the full price of the chosen pass upon registration. You will receive an email with payment instructions. Payments will be made to:

Berlin Dance Festival

Bank: Berliner Sparkasse

IBAN: DE 54 1005 0000 6603 1731 05

SWIFT: BELADEBEXXX

Upon full payment, participants will receive an E-Ticket approximately 1 week before the festival. This E-Ticket can be exchanged for a festival bracelet. You must show the E-Ticket as well as a valid ID to pick up the bracelet at the event location. By completing and sending the sign up form to us, you are registered and agree to pay the full amount of your chosen pass. In case we do not receive payment within 1 week, your registration will be cancelled. In case of cancellation until 2 weeks before the start of the festival, we will be able to refund 50% of the ticket price. After this time, no refund is possible. For a fee of 15 Euros, you are able to change the name on the ticket. This is not valid for discounted and won tickets. Purchasing tickets for reselling purposes only is not permitted.

Payment/Presale Shop: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/tickets

In the shop, you can pay via bank transfer, paypal or credit card. To choose the option credit card, click on the option "PayPal" first, then at the next step you have the possibility to change your payment to credit card in the field under the PayPal area. 

You can also order your ticket via: Tickets@valentine-weekend.de

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VIP UPGRADE

Interested in a Fast Lane Entry/Priority entry? Then book our VIP UPGRADE option in addition to your ticket: https://face2face.promo/en/valentinedancefestival/vipupgrade

The VIP UPGRADE also offers:

  • Welcome Drink on Friday
  • Free Soft Drinks during the day - on Saturday and Sunday
  • Parkingen - 2 days for free - either Friday and Saturday - or - Saturday and Sunday
  • Cloakroom for free
  • Access to the VIP Lounge (Artist Room) - spend time with the artists, enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit and snacks like sandwiches and other finger food
  • Registration priority
VOLUNTEERS

Join us as a VOLUNTEER and support our Vision! ♥♥

More Information: https://valentinedancefestival.com/en/volunteers.html

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WLAN/WIFI/ACCESS TO INTERNET

WIFI can be used at the venue/in the entire hotel.

WORKSHOPS

Our Workshop Plan and Programm will be published 4 weeks before the event at the latest on our official Valentine Homepage/ Facebook Page / Facebook Event Page. To always keep up to date, simply take part at our facebook event and click on like on our Facebook Page, where we will frequently post descriptions of workshops, artists and other interesting news.

Check out our program with workshops and other details: https://valentinedancefestival.com/program.html

Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ValentineDanceFestival 

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/603437033412524/

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST: WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT VALENTINE DANCE FESTIVAL 2020!