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BALLET MASTERCLASSES

Three weeks of practice within the walls of the Tallinn Ballet School under the guidance of the greatest names of the ballet world, will give you a chance to work on classical variations and modern productions and perform at gala concerts in two cities of Estonia.

19 JULY — 9 AUGUST 2021
Tallinn, Estonia

Application deadline 20.06.2021 !
TEACHERS
Master classes are taught by professionals - ballet stars from Estonia, Russia and Europe, following the Vaganova system and other schools of classical ballet.
TWO GALA CONCERTS
Each participant will be able to perform in two concerts - in Tallinn and the resort town of Haapsalu, costumes for the performance will be provided.
PROGRAMME
Ballet classes, repertoire, pas de deux, contemporary, pilates, yoga, improvisation, stretching for beginners, joint activities, gym.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Judging by the results of the masterclasses the most successful participants will be chosen to have a short- or long-term scholarships at Tallinn Ballet School.
WHO IS IT FOR
For students of ballet schools, the young professionals, and for the ones who are taking their first steps in their ballet journey.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL, PROFESSIONAL
Ages 11 to 19
For those who:
  • know the price of a too long rest and have serious intentions to improve their skills;
  • want to polish their repertoire and fix it during stage performance;
  • want to develop their professional skills;
  • want a successful start in the new working season 2020-2021;
  • see their professional future in Europe;
  • want to enter Tallinn Ballet School;
  • want to experience a partner dance
  • want to know different methods of classical dance practice;
PRE-SCHOOL
Ages 7 to 10
For those who:
  • want to do first steps in ballet under the supervision of professionals;
  • want to enter Tallinn Ballet School in future;
  • want to spend your holidays productively in an interesting environment and surrounded by people who share the love for ballet;
  • want to get a stage performance experience;
Above you can find the defined age groups for the participants of the program.

The selection panel makes the final decision based on the results of video admission. The decision may be altered during the first days of classes. In this case, both the participant's age and performance level (for each participant individually and based on the overall level of the masterclasses, to balance out the formed groups) are taken into consideration.
See how it was done in previous years
We have been conducting master classes in partnership with the Tallinn Ballet School every summer since 2017, and this year, 2021, we are celebrating our fifth anniversary!
Tallinn Ballet Summer Masterclasses
7th of June 2020
TIBM IN FIGURES AND DETAILS
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From 2017 till now TIBM have been held four times already and have become a tradition
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During four years 97 students have passed the course.
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10 participants of TIBM have received an invitation for an annual scholarship at Tallinn Ballet School
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During four years students from Estonia, Russia, Portugal, Finland, Japan, Turkey, Belarus, Greece, Korea, Poland, Latvia and Belgium have successfully passed the course.
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There were 11 repeaters at the masterclasses in the 2020, among them 6 have participated for the third time. There were 10 repeaters in 2019, among them 2 participanted for the second time) and 5 repeaters in the 2018.
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According to the results of 2020 questionnaire TIBM have received 8,59 points at 10 point scale
Dmitry Tkachenko (Director of the non-profit organization DX ART)
The video was recorded in August 2019 and is for advertising purposes. Please check the text on this page for the up-to-date information regarding the participants’ age, accommodation, meals and other conditions.
Invitation from the organizers
Since 2013, the non-profit organization DX ART has been developing projects in the field of classical ballet in cooperation with the Tallinn Ballet School. Since 2014, we have been holding the only international competition for classical ballet dancers in Estonia - Tallinn International Ballet Competition, and since 2017, a summer intensive ballet competition - Tallinn International Ballet Masterclasses.
Programme 2021
classes and schedule
PRE-PROFESSIONAL, ages 11 to 14
9:15-10:45 Ballet Class
11:15-12:15 Repertoire
12:15-13:45 Lunch Break
13:45-15:15 Author's Choreography or Jazz
15:30-17:30 Contemporary Dance
17:45-18:45 Additional classes (some days)

Outcomes of the weekly training (first and second weeks)
  • 1-2 classical variations depending on their complexity and the average level of the group and a group performance from classical repertoire;
  • 1 author's choreography or jazz etude;
  • basics of modern dance (one of the genres);
  • 2 contemporary dance performances;
  • 1 new element from classical ballet, not previously studied in the classroom;
The last week of the three- and two-week programs is dedicated to rehearsals, run-throughs, costume fittings and final preparations for the gala concerts.

Check out the last year's schedule in more detail here
PROFESSIONAL, ages 15 to 19
9:15-10:45 Ballet Class
11:15-12:15 Repertoire
12:15-13:45 Lunch Break
13:45-15:15 Pas de deux or Author's Choreography
15:30-17:30 Contemporary Dance
17:45-18:45 Additional classes (some days)

Outcomes of the weekly training (first and second weeks):
  • 1-2 classical variations depending on their complexity and the average level of the group and a group performance from classical repertoire;
  • 1 author's choreography etude;
  • basics of modern dance (one of the genres);
  • duet dance basics / 1-2 duet performances from the classical repertoire
  • 2 contemporary dance performances;
  • 1 new element from classical ballet, not previously studied in the classroom;
The last week of the three- and two-week programs is dedicated to rehearsals, run-throughs, costume fittings and final preparations for the gala concerts.

Check out the last year's schedule in more detail here
PRE-SCHOOL, ages 7 to 10
11:00-12:00 Ballet Class
12:15-13:15 Practice
13:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:45 Streching (some days)
Scheduled for the end of the last week's afternoon - there are rehearsals and concert program run-throughs

Outcomes of the two-week training:
  • The basics of a classical dance practices;
  • Basic practical exercises;
  • Stretching basics;
  • Experience in participating in a group performance on stage

PRE-SCHOOL group teachers
Check out the last year's schedule in more detail here
TEACHERS OF PRE-PROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROUPS
Classical Dance
Kaie Kõrb
Headmistress of Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Classical Dance, Repertoire
Viesturs Jansons
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia- Classical Dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux
Oscar Cordoba
Zurich Dance Academy, Zurich, Switzerland - ballet class, repertoire, pas de deux
Sasha Evtimova
National Opera & Ballet of Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje, North Macedonia - ballet class, repertoire,
Dmitri Harchenko
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Final Gala Concert Director
Helen Veidebaum
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Final Gala Concert Director Assitant

Contemporary and Additional Classes
Marina Kesler
National Opera Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia - Author's Choreography
Helen Veidebaum
HELEN VEIDEBAUM, Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Contemporary Dance, Pilates
Anita Kurõljova
ANITA KURÕLJOVA, Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, Budapest, Hungary - Contemporary Dance (Floorwork)
Maria Uppin-Sarv
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Yoga
Grigori Kisselev
Tallinn, Estonia- Kung-Fu and Self-defrence
Peeter Karask
Tallinn, Estonia - Strenght Training in a gym for boys
Teachers: Find the preliminary list of teachers presented above (changes may follow).
Usually the final confirmation of the teacher list takes place by the end of May.

Teachers of the PRE-SCHOOL group
Helen Veidebaum
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia - Practice
Inna Sõrmus
Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia- Classical Dance
Maarja Jaanovits
Tallinn, Estonia- Stretching
Teachers: Find the preliminary list of teachers presented above (changes may follow).
Usually the final confirmation of the teacher list takes place by the end of May.
JOINT CULTURAL PROGRAMME
In addition to studies on some days we provide also cultural and entertaining programme so that participants could know each other better and pass their free time in a more interesting way (acquaintance party, sightseeing in Tallinn Old Town etc).
THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE TWO GALA CONCERTS
Tallinn Ballet Gala Junior
3rd of August 2020
Feel the atmosphere of the concert day

Each participant of the two- and three-week programs gets the opportunity to perform on stage in costumes.

Gala Concert Programme 2020
Gala Concert Programme 2019
Gala Concert Programme 2018
Preparation for the gala concert requires a lot of effort, a lot of work is done by all the participants, teachers, parents, organizers, and directors for this specific moment.
The main aim of this concert is for more people to see this beauty, as well as for the participants to get more practice, to perfect the repertoire, and to feel more confident on stage.


That is why for this 5-year anniversary we have planned not one, but two gala concerts: one in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, and the other in the resort town of Haapsalu.

Venues for summer master-classes
Classes
Additional lessons
Accommodation
Lunches on the training days
1st Gala Concert
2nd Gala Concert
Tallinn Ballet School the place where Tallinn international summer ballet intensive 2021 is located
Tallinn Ballet School - Tallinna Balletikool
Main studies will be held in the building of Tallinn Ballet School (Address: Tallinn, Toom-Kooli 11) which is located on the top of Toompea Hill in the heart of the historical Old Town which is included into UNESCO World Heritage List.

School's web-site
Gymclasses for boys during Tallinn international summer ballet intensive 2021 in Estonia
Additional lessons
Gym classes for boys will take place in the fitness center. It is located within a 15-minute walk from the ballet school. Additional classes are possible in the open air near the school under good weather conditions.
The spa center is also within walking distance of the ballet school.

Accomodation in hostel during Tallinn international summer ballet school 2021 in Estonia
Academic Hostel
We offer accommodation on accessible terms in the Academic Hostel (box of two rooms, each for two people, shared kitchen, shower, toilet; bed linen, kitchen utensils, TV, WiFi) in Tallinn, Akadeemia tee 11/1, this is approximately 40 minutes from the school (door to door). An adult organizer representative lives with the participants.

Cost: a single place in a double room 12.5 € / night, to be placed alone in a double room 25 € / night.
The number of spots are limited, please reserve your spot in advance.


Lunches in the Cafeteria
Lunches will be organized in the Tallinn Ballet School cafeteria on class days. Lunch boxes are provided by a restaurant that partners with the school during the school year.
Lunch consists of soup, main course, fruit or dessert, and a drink. Lunches will be organized separately on concert days.

The cost of one lunch is 7 euros / portion.
Lunch can be booked at check-in.
Location in Haapsalu of the first gala concert during Tallinn international summer ballet school 2021 in Estonia
Haapsalu Cultural Center (Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus)
The first of the two gala concerts will take place on Sunday 8 August in the resort town of Haapsalu, western Estonia.
The participants will go there by bus from Tallinn in the morning (travel time is about an hour and a half, distance - 100 km) and will be brought back to Tallinn after the concert.
Stage dimensions: width - 12 m, depth to the horizon - 13 m.

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Location in Tallinn of the second gala concert during Tallinn international summer ballet intensive 2021 in Estonia
Russian Culture Center (Vene Kultuurikeskus)
For the fourth time the final gala concert will be organized in the large hall of the Russian Culture Center located in the Tallinn city center: various theatrical performances, big concerts, festivals are often held here.
Stage dimensions: width 13.5 m, depth to the horizon - 12.2 m.

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How to register
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We are open to any questions.
To make a decision, it is enough to read the information on the website for some people, while others might need personal communication. If you have any questions or you need any sort of clarification, please, don't hesitate and contact us via a call or a message.
We are always there to respond and are happy to answer all of your questions.

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Fill out the application form
The application includes the initial minimum information about you and demonstrates the intent to participate:
  • the name of the participant,
  • email and telephone number for communication,
  • country of residence,
  • age,
  • Visa requirement to enter Estonia,
  • accommodation and meals requirement,
  • the duration of participation,
  • the desired group.

You also need to attach a video (optional for the PRE-SCHOOL group) to determine the level of training and confirmation of your agreement with the rules of participation.
It is possible to send a video later.
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Pay the registration fee
A registration fee of 100 euros is taken as payment for our work during the preparatory period (application and video evaluations). It must be paid within 7 days after filling out the application to confirm the seriousness of your intentions. Please note that the fee is non-refundable and is included in the total cost of participation. The payment instructions will be sent by email.
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Expect to be assigned to a specific group
For PRE-PROFESSIONAL and PROFESSIONAL groups.
The selection panel consists of three professional classical dance teachers. Usually within two to three weeks after receiving the video, results will be reported. If the selection panel cannot make a final decision as to which of the groups to assign the participant to, it sends him / her to the PRE-PROFESSIONAL group with the opportunity to be promoted based on the results of the first days of classes by the decision of the selection panel.

TUITUION FEE
PRE-SCHOOL
2 weeks, from July, 26th to August, 9th
daily studies
day off once per week
€450
per participant
PRE-PROFESSIONAL
2 weeks, from July, 26th to August, 9th
daily studies
day off once per week
€1020
per participant
PRE-PROFESSIONAL
3 weeks, from July, 19th to August, 9th
daily studies
day off once per week
€1320
per participant
PROFESSIONAL
2 weeks, from July, 26th to August, 9th
daily studies
day off once per week
€1140
per participant
PROFESSIONAL
3 weeks, from July, 19th to August, 9th
daily studies
day off once per week
€1500
per participant
3- and 2-week Tuition fee includes:
  • groups studies according to the programme
  • meeting at Tallinn airport/railway station/seaport
  • if necessary invitation to get Estonian visa
  • Participation in the Gala Concerts for 2- and 3-week programmes (participation in less then 2-week course does not give right to participate in gala concerts)
  • video recording of the concert
  • costumes for the concert performance (classical repertoire)
  • 1 ticket/per participant for each of the gala concert

Tuition fee DOES NOT include: accommodation, board, medical insurance and any other medical expenses, additional studies not included into the programme, everyday transportation fee, transfer fee on arrival and departure days.
HOW TO APPLY
General application deadline is 20th of June 2021 or till there are free places! *Considering the difficulties, as an exception, students of professional ballet schools are allowed to send only their photo, without video.
The number of places in groups is limited to 20-25 people. This is necessary so that each student has enough free space in the training room and the teacher can pay necessary attention to him/her.


By clicking the "SEND APPLICATION" button you fully accept the Privacy Policy, along with the Rules of Participation.
Our partners
Kaie Kõrb
2018
Our Creative Partner
The major partner in artistic supervising is Tallinn Ballet School (Tallinna Balletikool) and personally headmistress, famous Estonian prima ballerina Ms Kaie Kõrb.

It is the only educational institution in Estonia that trains professional ballet dancers.
Judging by the results of the masterclasses the most successful participants will be chosen to have a short- or long-term scholarships at Tallinn Ballet School.
PROGRAMME SUPERVISORS & ORGANIZERS
Anastasia Wille supervisor of Tallinn international summer ballet intensive 2021 organised in Estonia
Anastasia Wille
Anastasia is a student of Tallinn University of technology now, works as a TIBM supervisor from the very beginning, since 2017, speaks fluent Estonian, English and Russian and is happy to help the participants upon any occasion.
Supervisor
+372 5301 2273
anastasia@tallinnballet.ee
Languages: English, Estonian, Russian
Dmitry Tkachenko organizer of Tallinn international summer ballet school 2021 in Estonia
Dmitry Tkachenko
Founder and director of Tallinn International Ballet Competition and Summer Masterclasses.
Orientalist, graduated from Moscow University. During many years have been engaged in organising cultural events, among others ballet, theatre, choir concert tours in Estonia, Russia and Japan. Ideologist and producer of Tallinn International Ballet Competition.

Founder and president of non-profit organization DX ART.
info@tallinnballet.ee
Languages: English, Russian, Japanese
Fiya Tkachenko co-organizer of Tallinn international summer ballet camp 2021 in Estonia for beginners and professionals
Fiya Tkachenko
A specialist in international business administration. Engaged in management and project development within DX ART non-commercial entity framework.
Vice-president of non-profit organization DX ART
media@tallinnballet.ee
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian

PARTICIPANTS' FEEDBACK
PaRticipants of Master-classes in 2017-2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Planning the masterclasses are you taking into account international situation, restrictions, border closures and existance of the flights to Tallinn?
We are constantly monitoring the situation in the world and at the moment we are enrolling participants and planning to hold the masterclasses according to the schedule.

As in 2020 we managed to hold the masterclasses with the participation of foreign teachers and students, we think positively and hope that we are able to hold the masterclasses this summer again despite the pandemic and restrictions.

In 2020 we had several participants from Russia and Japan. Their coming was made possible due to our request to the Police and Border Guard Department of Estonia who issued an entry permit for them as an exception. Besides, we had participants from Latvia and Belgium who didn't need special entry permits at that time.

At the present moment entering Estonia with the purpose of studies is allowed for citizens and residents of any country. Please contact us to clarify the details of your situation!

Please find newest information about traveling to Estonia for foreigners in English here: https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-estonia-foreigners


Can someone help my children to arrange a trip from / to the airport?
To begin with, we are meeting all the participants in airport, harbour or bus station and help them with the transfer to the dormitory (or hotel). The tickets for the public transport are bought immediately at the station or airport.
Therefore, there will be a person from our side - probably me - who will stay with the participants at the hostel during all master-classes. I will make sure that everything is okay and help them with any issues.
Could you, please, share some more information about how the days are organised, and how they will be taken care of? Did you have foreign participants of this age before without parents, staying in the hostel?
"About the every-day organisation of the course.
From my experience, I can say that usually participants get up at 7:00-7:30 am and at 8:00-8:15 we all start heading to the Tallinn Ballet School. The first days we go all together - I am helping them and showing the way, but usually on the following days participants start to be more independent and go to the school on their own. However, I am ready to accompany them everyday if needed. The ballet school is located in about 15-20 min distance from the dormitory where participants stay: we use public transport. And since our main venues are located in the city centre it is secure for them to travel alone there and back. I will explain everything to them at the very first day, show them around and they will get a kit with the information about the locations and transport they can use. There are 2 supermarkets near the dormitory, so girls will be able to buy food and all necessary things and food they need before and after the classes.
School opens at 8:30 am and girls will be busy there all day (until 4 or 5 pm). We also organise lunches during the class days (advance booking and extra fee - 7 eur per meal). The small cafe where they will be eating at is located in a 3 min walking distance from the school. On the very first day I will show to all participants where it is, and from my experience I can say that the next day it is much easier and more fun for them to walk that distance on their own - they usually gather in groups and go to the cafe together.
Then they continue their classes at the school.
On the first day after the classes I am helping them with the transfer to the dormitory: showing the way and explaining how to get to the shops etc.
Once I am sure that girls know the way back home, on the following days I let them walk in the Old Town or visit Shopping Centres after the classes. I can also provide the participants in the dormitory with the board games so they will not be bored, but usually after the planned classes we do not force participants to stay at hostel or take part in the activities they are not interested in, they are more or less free to walk in the city (we give out the maps, contact information etc) or rest in the rooms. Moreover, we are always open to their ideas and ready to support them. So if they want to go one day to the Tallinn Zoo, for example, we can try organise that trip. "
Could you confirm that Student A will share room with Student B?
Yes, we can confirm that we will do our best to make it possible. If our participants are coming to Tallinn together and would like to live together, we always try to arrange that opprtunity. The hostels we choose usually have bedrooms for 2 or 3 people. So far it was not a problem to arrange that.
What are the approximate extracosts for 3 weeks?
General costs consist of three parts: your flight to Tallinn and back home + tuition fee (see above) + additional costs (see below):

Additional costs for 3 weeks for a participant up to 18 years old (in total 25 days, arrival on 12th of July and departure on 4th of August):

Accommodation in the dormitory: 11 eur*23 night = 247 eur
Lunches: from 7 eur*6 days a week*3 weeks = from 126 eur
Board (breakfasts, dinners and day off lunches) in their own: from 10 eur per day* 25 days = 250 eur
Transport card (tram, bus, trolleybus): month fee 23 eur + deposit 2 eur
Taxi on arrival and departure days: 2*10 eur = 20 eur
Pocket money: from 30 eur

Total: additional costs are from ~700 eur.

This means that if one aged 15-17 comes for three weeks he or she can spend around 2000-2300 eur but tak into account that tuition fee and air tickets are cheaper when booked in advance.
Are there any possibilities to reduce everyday expenses in Tallinn?
Yes there absolutely are. If you have an ISIC student card, or other documentation in English that proves your student status. it allows you to get discounts on many services and goods in Tallinn (for example, public transport, lunch in a cafe and etc.)
How safe is to live in a hostel in Tallinn as a nonresident / foreign child?
In our experience, none of the hostel residents had experienced any difficulties.
Tallinn is a small city and is a relatively safe place in Europe. To feel more confident, we advise you to make friends with other participants in the summer master classes. Many of them are locals. Also, in case of questions, any requests or problems, you can contact the coordinator or volunteers of the master classes. All necessary contact details, incl. telephone numbers and important addresses will be given to all participants, we advise you to have this information with you at all times.
In case I arrive later than planned and will not be on time for the first day of classes, would organizers still meet me at the airport?
If possible, the best option would still be to arrive prior to the morning of the first day of classes, even if your arrival will take place late the night before. If this is no way possible, then come as soon as you can and let us know the details in advance. We are ready to meet you whenever you arrive.
Due to a layover, I will be arriving in Tallinn after 21:00. Is it okay that I arrive so late? Will you be able to meet me?
You can arrive at any time, we can meet you at the airport even if the arrival time is late at night. Anything can happen with transfer flights, but don't worry about your arrival time in Tallinn. We track the arrival time of your flight, even if there is a long delay, we will still meet you. For you to be less worried, we can exchange contacts in any of the messengers, and be in touch.
Will an adult accompany the participants on the first day of the course?
On the first day of the masterclasses, the coordinator accompanies the children to ballet school and back. Further, on the following days, participants can choose their own ways of getting to the school: either with a coordinator, or on their own, if they remember the road. This is decided by prior agreement.
Could you please tell me if the participants will return to the hostel from the ballet school at late hours?
Typically, participants return to the dorm after class between 18: 00-20: 00. It should noted that in July and August in Tallinn it is light outside until about 21: 30-22: 00. The last week of classes stands apart - it will be devoted to rehearsals, preparation for the concert, trying on costumes, most likely, in the last few days before concerts, the participants will stay at the ballet school until late hours, in which case the coordinators will organize a snack and accompany the children to the dorm themselves or call a taxi.
Can someone help the children to get from the airport to the dorm?
We are always meeting all the participants in the airport, harbour or bus station and are helping them with the transfer to the dormitory (or hotel). The tickets for the public transport are bought immediately at the station or airport.
Therefore, there will be a person from our side who will stay with the participants at the hostel during all master-classes. I will make sure that everything is okay and help them with any issues.
Is it obligatory for the guardian / parent to accompany the child to Tallinn?
We do not require a parent or guardian to accompany the child to Tallinn if the parent or guardian believes that the child is able to independently travel to Tallinn and then back. One has only to clarify the rules for the departure of minors from your country and the rules of the transport company that organizes the flight to Tallinn, and also inform us of the arrival details so that we can meet the participant upon arrival.
I would like to learn and contemporary dance, will there be such classes?
Yes, there are contemporary classes are planned to be part of the master classes. The final schedule will be available in May-June, but in the afternoon we always have contemporary classes, where performance numbers learned in class also become a part of the concert program.
Is there any required selection process in order to take part in summer master classes?
Currently, there is no compulsory selection process. We only ask all participants to send a video and photo in advance as part of their registration form in order to pre-assess the level and properly distribute them into groups.
I have a photo, but not a video. Do I have to send a video?
If you are in a pre-school group, you can be admitted by not attaching a video to your registration form.However, in to be a part of other groups, the video is required.
How soon can I get to know the results after sending the video?
The results of the group distributions will be sent to the participants in late April or early May, when the selection pannel of teachers will determine the average level of each group and distribute the participants. Groups will be formed by age and level of training. The wishes of the participants can also be taken into account, and in the first days of the class, the participant can be transferred to another group based on his/her level of preparation.
How to know if you are the "right" age to participate in Tallinn International Ballet Masterclasses?
The approximate age groups are the following: the pre-school group is 7-10 years, the pre-professional 11-14 years, the professional 15-18 years old. Along with the age, the participant's abilities are also taken into account. If you are older or younger than the indicated ages, your participation may be considered based on your background and professional skills.
If I get sick? If my child gets sick during the master classes? Will him/her receive help with going to the doctor? Will he/she be able to attend classes?
About the problems with health: we have had some cases when participants have fallen ill. We usually bring them to see the doctor and they prefer to stay at the dormitory the next day. Usually it is me (Anastasia) who is accompanying them to the hospital and back, I also keep them under control the following days and notify teachers about that situation. They are allowed to watch the classes or do as much as they can. I hope that Vendula will be fine and will not get a flu, but we are ready for any situation that can happen. We will have a first aid kit in the dormitory and at the ballet school. I also would ask you to make sure that Vendula has and takes with her European Insurance Card. More information: https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559
Will it be possibly required to need an invitation to enter Estonia / Schengen zone (at the airport of Tallinn, Helsinki or another city crossing the borders of a Schengen country)? Is it obligatory to have an invitation on hand during the trip?
Yes, upon request, we prepare and send an invitation electronically in English. It should be printed out and presented at passport control at the airport at the request of the border guard.
If Estonia introduces restrictions on the entry of foreign citizens, is it still possible to take part in summer master classes?
It depends on the specific situation, it is difficult to predict, but in 2020 we had the following experience: some participants with our help sent a request to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, attaching our invitation. In result, they were given special permission to enter Estonia. However, this did not relieve them from the requrenment of a mandatory 14 day self-isolation upon entry to the country.
Wondering if it's acceptable to attend for 10 days. If she attends only two weeks, is that possible for her to join in the performance? The performance means a lot for her, so if she cannot join, she may change her plan and will stay shorter.
We don't promise a stage performance only to those who come only for one week, as it's a too short period. But if Rinsen Iwakami comes for 2 weeks (or 10 days, as an exception), she will be invited for a stage performance.
What are the payment details? Can you send bank account number for the transfer?
There are two ways to pay for the participation: either by international bank transfer (you can use the Transferwise system), or Paypal. If you need an specific bank account number to make the transfer, please let us know. Also note that any possible additional bank and other fees associated with the transfer are paid by the participant.You can make payment using the following details:
Beneficiary name: DX ART MTU
Beneficiary's bank: SWEDBANK AS
IBAN: EE212200221056299055
SWIFT / BIC: HABAEE2X
In the column for the purpose of payment, it is necessary to indicate the name and surname of the participant, as well as the word TIBM20 __ (year of the masterclasses).
I would like to transfer the registration fee of 100 euros, please provide the transfer details.
Beneficiary name: DX ART MTU
Beneficiary's bank: SWEDBANK AS
IBAN: EE212200221056299055
SWIFT / BIC: HABAEE2X
In the column for the purpose of the payment, it is necessary to indicate the name and surname of the participant, as well as the word TIBM20 __ (year of the masterclasses).
What are the following steps after paying the registration fee?
What is the total amount and how should it be paid?
After paying the registration fee, we will inform you when the amount has been received, as well as inform to which group you have been assigned based on the results of the video selection. Then, by the end of April, you will need to pay the remaining amount. The payment could be made either by international bank transfer or by Paypal.
Could you tell us which teachers will be teaching this age group this year?
Usually preliminary information about the teachers becomes available in spring, however the final confirmation of the list of teachers happens at the end of May. We send more detailed information to registered participants via email.
Can you pecify the food cost in more detail?
In our materials, we indicate the average living costs in Tallinn, including food, which start from approcimately 20 euros / day. Lunches on class days can be ordered from us (one lunch costs about 7 euros per person), and as for breakfasts and dinners, as well as lunches on weekends, participants from other countries / cities prepare their own food by buying groceries in a supermarket nearby the hostel. Another option is to order takeaway food or go to a cafe / restaurant.
What is the living condition of the hostel we will be staying in? Do I need to bring something with me to Tallinn for a comfortable stay?
Accommodation in a hostel is in two-room blocks with a kitchen and a bathroom, in a room for two people. The hostel provides bed linens (one pillow and one blanket per person), one large towel; the kitchen is well equipped (fridge, kettle, microwave oven, stove, dishes for 4 people), there is also a TV and free WiFi. If the child may need something specific, you can bring it with you. Next to the hostel there is an area with a washing machine and a dryer, which can be used for a small fee.
Do you also have other minor foreign participants of this age without parents in the hostel?
Every year the situation is different, however in our experience, every year we had minor participants, and they almost always lived in a hostel.
My daughter is 12 years old. She has the talent and a lot of experience in participating in various training programs, for her it will be more interesting to get into a professional group. Is it possible?
Yes it is possible. The selection pannel makes a decision of group distributions based on the submitted videos. The final decision can also be changed in the first days of classes, based on the student's performance and the overall group dynamic. In this case, not only age is taken into account, but also the level - both of each participant individually and the general one, so that the groups are balanced.
Is it possible to entrol in Tallinn Ballet School based on the results of participation in summer master classes? Will there be an available scholarship? Is it possible to enter the school by paying the tuition fee?
The Tallinn Ballet School is the co-organizer of the summer master classes, which take place in its premises. Some of the teachers at the master classes are full-time teachers of the TallinnBallet School. One of the teachers, artistic director of the master classes, is the director of the Tallinn Ballet School, Kaye Kirb. If participants are interested in studying at a ballet school, they can speak directly with the principal about their intention to enroll, or contact the coordinators to be introduced to the principal. At the same time, the right to enroll in the Tallen Ballet School, as well as the right to provide certain conditions of admission, remains with the board of the school, which includes the director.
Could you tell us which countries are the participants coming from?
From 2017 to 2020, we had participants from Estonia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Portugal, Belgium, Turkey, Korea, Poland, Greece.
In which language the lessons are held in?
The master classes use 3 languages - Estonian, English and Russian. The organizers and most of the teaching stuff are fluent in all three languages. However, there are also such teachers - as a rule, invited from other countries, who speak only Russian or only English. If the participant does not speak the language in which the teacher is conducting the lesson, it may be necessary to obtain the information by observing other students, although the terms of classical ballet come from French and sound the same in different languages.If the teacher has any specific comments for the participant who does not speak the same language, our assistants will help with translation after the lesson. The coordinators are fluent in all three languages, so you can contact them if you have any questions.
If necessary, we can provide an interpreter for an additional fee.
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