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.

Hakuaika ja koetanssi - hakuaikaa pidennetty 15.2. saakka


Haku Erikoiskoulutusryhmiimme kevätkaudesta 2022 alkaen on avoinna 7.1.-15.2.2022. Koronatilanteen vuoksi olemme siirtäneet koetanssipäivän sunnuntaille 20.2.2022. Koetanssi ryhmiin pidetään Mannerheimintien tiloissamme. Toimitamme lisätietoja koetanssitilaisuudesta hakijoille hakuajan päätyttyä.

Käynnistämme kaksi uutta ryhmää kevätkaudella 2022. Samalla täydennämme jo olemassa olevia ryhmiämme. Erikoiskoulutusohjelmamme pääainevalikoima on maan lajiin. Oppilas voi valita Klassisen Baletin, Performing Arts, Katutanssilajit tai rytmilajit pääaineekseen. 

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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

Level 1

Starting from 7 years
Majors: Classical Ballet, Showdance (Performing Arts), Tap, Street Dance
The student has three classes of their own or according to their level. These groups are determined by the school. The student can choose 1-3 additional classes from the school's schedule. Compulsory classes are held Mon-Sat and can be held at any of our school locations. Classes will be announced to the group in writing after the selection.

Level 2

Alkaen 10-vuotiaat
Majors: Classical Ballet, Showdance (Performing Arts), Tap, Street Dance
The student participates in four classes in the group's own or according to their level. These teaching groups are defined by the school. In addition to the required classes, the student can choose 1-6 additional classes from the school’s schedule. Compulsory classes are held Mon-Sat and can be found at any of our school locations. Classes will be announced to those selected for the group after the selection session.

Level 3

Starting from 13 years
Majors: Classical Ballet, Showdance (Performing Arts), Tap, Street Dance
The student participates in five classes in the group's own or according to their level. These teaching groups are determined by the school activity. In addition to the required classes, the student can choose 1-6 additional classes from the school’s schedule. Compulsory classes are held Mon-Sat and can be found at any of our school locations.

Competing group (IDO age division)

Competing group has 2 classes in a week and 2 compulsory technical classes. In addition to the compulsory classes, the student may choose to attend additional classes, but there is an additional charge for them. Participants in the competition group can also belong to one of our special education groups, in which case the lessons of the competition group are part of the student's study plan. You can apply for the competition group at the same time as applying for the special training group.

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:

Ryhmiin valituilla oppilailla tulee olla jokaiseen lajiin sopiva treenivarustus. Balettiryhmille valitaan kauden alussa yhteiset luokkapuvut, joita oppilaalla tulee olla käytössään sellainen määrä, että tunneilla ne ovat käytössä. Balettitunnilla oppilas tarvitsee myös trikoot ja tossut. Ylemmillä tasoilla käytetään myös hametta, alemmilla tuo ei ole pakollinen.
Show- / Jazz- / Nykytanssitunneilla asustus on vapaa, mutta suosittelemme tossujen tai päkiäsuojien käyttöä.
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.
Streetlajeissa  asusteet ovat vapaasti valittavissa. Kengiksi suosittelemme tanssilenkkareita. Ulkona käytettyjä kenkiä ei tanssitunnilla voi käyttää. Sisäpelikengät ovat usein liian kitkaiset ja saattavat jättää jälkiä tanssilattioihin. Sellaisia ei tunneilla voi käyttää.
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.

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