Special training and competing groups

Our school currently has four special training groups and a competition group. The aim of the education is to provide children and young people with a high level of dance education, which creates an opportunity for them to develop as dancers in a safe environment with peers. Our training groups practice various types of dance in a variety of ways, both in the group's own closed lessons and in open lessons. We offer the most versatile dance basic training in the country. The age and level of the dancer is always taken into account in the lesson planning.

We organize additional courses and camps for our special training groups during the semester. We also aim to expand the dancers’ skills to various areas of the performing arts, such as theater, music and circus. The basic element of training is to provide skill, knowledge and well-being to young dancers.

The special training group offers dancers the opportunity to perform all year round in various productions of our school. Performances are arranged in the school's student performances, smaller productions and in the annual dance work of Dance Theater Pikkarainen. The groups also act as the school’s representative team at various dance events and competitions.

Application time and audition dance


Application period until 1.6.2021. Application form at the bottom of the page.

In the academic year 2021-2022, to our existing groups as well as possible new groups. It is also possible to apply for ballet EK group and to the special training program for street dance. The ballet EK group is intended for people over 10 years of age. The group’s curriculum also includes non-ballet dances. The number of hours corresponds to the number of hours in level 2. For street dance group members, the curriculum includes Tap and Jazz in addition to Street Dance.

Trial dance events will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants to the test dance will be invited in such a way that we ensure the safety of all and take into account the instructions of the Government regarding gathering restrictions and safety intervals. The test dance consists of a group part.

The names of those selected for the groups will be published on our school website on Friday 18.6.

Teaching begins on August 16, 2021.

Special training group Sunlight

Special training group Sunlight

Special training group Twilight

Teaching and participation of special education (EK) groups in the academic year 2021-22

Starlight (level 1)

Starting from 7 years
Genres: Ballet, Show, Tap, Hip Hop
The student participates in five compulsory classes according to the group or level. In addition to these, the student can choose to participate in 1 additional hour of their choice. If a student wishes to choose more hours from the reading order, an additional fee will be charged.

Twilight (level 2)

Starting from 10 years
Genres: Ballet, Show, Tap, Contemporary Dance
The student participates in six compulsory classes according to the group or level. In addition to the required hours, the student may choose to attend 1-4 additional hours per week of their choice. If a student wishes to choose more hours from the reading order, an additional fee will be charged.

Daylight (level 2)

Starting from 13 years
Genres: Ballet, Show, Tap, Hip Hop
The student participates in six compulsory classes according to the group or level. In addition to the required hours, the student may choose to attend 1-4 additional hours per week of their choice. If a student wishes to choose more hours from the reading order, an additional fee will be charged.

Sunlight (level 3)

Starting from 13 years
Genres: Ballet, Show, Tap, Contemporary Dance
The student participates in six compulsory classes according to the group or level. In addition to the required hours, the student may choose to attend 1-5 additional hours per week of their choice. If a student wishes to choose more hours from the reading order, an additional fee will be charged.

Competing group (IDO age division)

Kisaryhmätunteja 2 viikossa sekä 2 pakollista tekniikkatuntia. Pakollisten tuntien lisäksi oppilas voi halutessaan osallistua lisätunneille, mutta noista peritaan lisämaksu. Kisaryhmään osallistuvat voivat myös kuulua johonkin erikoiskoulutusryhmistämme, jolloin kisaryhmän tunnit ovat osa oppilaan opintosuunnitelmaa. Kisaryhmään voi hakea samalla, kun hakee erikoiskoulutusryhmään.

Studying

Students commit to the group's activities for one year at a time, in the middle of the school year the student cannot resign from the group. At the beginning of the first semester, the student has a 14-day probationary period, after which he or she can cancel his or her participation in the group. However, a canceled student must pay compensation in accordance with the hourly rate list for the first period. Classes are located at all of our fixed locations. Participation fees for events and competitions are not included in the tuition fees. The student must have genre-specific equipment for the lessons and the student must acquire the clothing of the representative group, including trousers, a hoodie, two t-shirts and a training bag. The equipment is ordered and provided with the logo of the educational institution by the school. Each group has its own outfit.

Guidelines for all our representative groups:

Students selected for the groups must have training equipment suitable for each genre. At the beginning of the season, common class costumes are chosen for the ballet groups, which the student must have in such an amount that they are used during the lessons. In the ballet class the student also needs leotards and slippers. In the upper levels a skirt is also used, in the lower ones that is not obligatory.
During Show / Jazz / contemporary dance lessons the outfit is free, but we recommend the use of slippers or covers for the ball of foot.
During the tap lessons, the accessories must not interfere with the visibility of the movement, ie the t-shirt and tights / sweaters are a good outfit. However, tap shoes are needed right from the first hours.
In street dance genres accessories are freely selectable as well. We recommend dance sneakers as shoes. Shoes used outdoors cannot be worn during a dance class. Indoor shoes are often too frictional and may leave marks on dance floors. Such cannot be used during classes.
In addition, everyone should have representative hoodies and pants. If last year’s fit, they work well.

Season 2021-22 prices:


Special training groups
Level 1: 1480 € / academic year
Level 2: 1590 € / academic year
Level 3: 1695 € / academic year
Payment can be split to 1-10 parts according to student's wish.

Competing groups
1435 €/academic year
Payment can be split to 1-10 parts according to student's wish.

Application form


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