Frequently asked questions

What about the covid-19 situation?


Even though there are still numerous restrictions around the world considering traveling and live events we are hoping that by the end of summer, with the help of ever-increasing vaccination we will be able to make Summer Intensive 2021 happen. Probably the situation will calm down a bit but there is a possibility that we will still have to follow certain restrictions put in place by local health specialists and the government. To stay safe and healthy and to minimize the risks we are planning to form smaller groups this year. Furthermore, all the staff and the teachers were asked to precisely follow the guidelines, whatever they may be at the moment of the festival. And we also kindly ask all the participants to do the same.
CANCELLATION OF SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021
We are determined to make this year's edition of the Summer Intensive festival happen and spend the summer with you, especially after canceling last year's edition and dedicating so much of our love and energy to organize this one. We are aware that the pandemic is quite unpredictable therefore there is a possibility that the festival is canceled and/or discontinued and in the case of insufficient participant numbers or due to force majeure, e.g. covid-19 measures and restrictions. In that case, the fees will then be refunded either in full or on a pro-rata basis if the festival is discontinued after its beginning. A fee of 50€ is deducted for administrative costs. In the event that a teacher is not available, the organizer is entitled to provide an equivalent substitute. Please keep in mind that the festival can not compensate you for your loss of travel or accommodation funds or others. TRAVELING, QUARANTINE, and TESTING
Since the traveling and crossing of the borders were made a bit more difficult by the current pandemic we urge each participant to inform her/himself and be up-to-date as the travel regulations can differ quite frequently. The travels and required documents and/or tests are the responsibility of the participant, The festival organization can issue proof of inscription to defend the nature and destination of the travel. As required for most travels at the moment we ask for a negative Covid-test result, not older than 72 hours or proof of a complete vaccination. This test can be a PCR or rapid antigen test and should be sent by e-mail and presented upon arrival at the reception. Because of the pandemic, the restrictions, rules, and measures imposed by the government, European Union, states, local authorities, flight companies, travel companies, other institutions, and by the Summer Intensive Festival may be a subject of change before and during the Festival. While planning your trip do consider flexible tickets or travel insurance that allows you to reschedule your trip or allow you to ask for a refund.
Furthermore, please examine the quarantine and covid-19 testing rules for your country of origin and Portugal, at the time of planning your trip and also before departing.




How do i apply for Summer Intensive Festival?


You can apply for the festival through our “inscription form” that will be published on our webpage after we start with the inscriptions.
The inscriptions are possible up until one day before the start of the week you would like to participate in.

Week1 - last day of inscription 21.8.2021
Week2 - last day of inscription 28.8.2021
Week3 - last day of inscription 04.9.2021




Is there a limited number of spaces available for this years SI festival?


Because of the current regulations, there is a limited amount of spaces available for the festival. First come, first served. At the moment we are allowed to host 3 groups of 15 people - a total of 45 people.
If the regulations change, and we can increase the numbers we will inform you through our social networks.




Can I participate in the advanced group - Group A?


Group A is meant for the participants with a higher level.
We would like to propose a group for professionals or dance students that are looking for a higher level of experience.
To apply you do not have to send a CV or a video, we just ask you to be honest with your skills and be ready for the fun.




How can i contact Summer Intensive Festival if i have a question?


Email: summerintensivept@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summerintensivetorresvedras
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summerintensiveportugal/




How do i pay for my workshops?


There are two ways to pay your workshop fee: a regular bank transfer or the online platform Wise.




Can i pay my festival fee in person?


We don’t accept cash at the venue. Please make sure that you pay for your workshops in advance.




What happens if i miss my payment deadline?


Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to hold your spot in the workshop and it will be opened another applicant.




In what language are the workshops held?


All the classes at the festival are held in English.




What happens if the festival is canceled?


The Portuguese association ILÚ and Belgian company Untamed Productions are the organizers of the Summer Intensive Festival and delighted to organize this years’ 8th edition and receive you. They’ll do their best to make the festival happen in its safest way. Unfortunately, they are not under the control of all the regulations and evolutions of the pandemic, this is why they are entitled to cancel and/or discontinue the festival in the case of insufficient participant numbers or due to force majeure, e.g. covid-19 measures and restrictions.
The fees will then be refunded either in full or on a pro-rata basis if the festival is discontinued after its beginning. A fee of 50€ is deducted for administrative costs.
In the event that a teacher is not available, the organizer is entitled to provide an equivalent substitute. Participants cannot claim any refunds of any other costs, such as travel and accommodation.




What happens when I cancel the workshop?


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by the participants until 1 month before the start of the festival (23/7/2021). The festival will reimburse 50% of the amount paid.
After this date, there is NO POSSIBILITY OF REIMBURSEMENT.
Refunds are at the discretion of the management.
The festival may refund or waive the cancellation penalties if cancellation is due to an unexpected circumstance that's out of his/her control, e.g. severe injury.




Who covers my accommodation and travel costs?


You have to cover your own travel cost and Covid-19 testing costs.
For accommodation, we are providing a free-of-charge indoor camping area where you can use a tent to sleep in (for a limited amount of campers). In case you don’t have your own camping equipment we can rent one out to you.
(Learn more about this at the Accommodation Webpage)
In case you want to have different accommodations you will need to organize them by yourself and also cover the costs.
(some tips can be found at the Accommodation Webpage)




Where does the festival take place?


The festival happens in the studios of Performact - contemporary dance formation. In the Prtuguese city of Torres Vedras. Find the exact location Here. https://www.summerintensivept.com/howtogethere




What are "Wave 1" and "Wave 2"?


For this year we are giving you an option to purchase your spot in the festival straight after the inscriptions open. This package is named Wave 1 or Early Bird / first-comer.
This package is available only for the few first participants.
After Wave 1 is sold out, the participants can join at the regular price - Wave 2.





Frequently Asked Questions