How do I become a Ballet Intensive participant?

Ballet Summer Intensive Estonia is a classical ballet summer course particularly aimed at dancers studying ballet and making their first steps as professionals, whose goal is to acquire the profession of a ballet dancer, practice as one and perfect their skills with devotion. If you meet these requirements, please fill in the application form on our website, adding all necessary materials to it, and we will get in touch with you. Participation in the ballet course is fee-based. Please look at the prices on our web site. Additional fees for accommodation and catering depend on the dates of your stay and the meals you would like to pre-order.

From which countries have you had ballet dancers?

In the first two years we had ballet dancers from over 35 countries. Happy to welcome you too next year!

Will I be refunded if something changes before Ballet Summer Workshop starts?

Since the Summer Intensive Estonia's goal is to prepare a professional gala performance in  August, each participant has a specific role in the show. Therefore, each participant is important to us in order for the show to be a success. But unexpected things can happen in life and we are surely willing to look at each case individually.

How much is the cost of the program and accommodation and what does the full package include?

Please refer to the Prices page. Full package includes Course fee + Accommodation.

We do not have a registration fee, but we take a €350 non-refundable deposit to secure your place in the workshop.

What languages does the team communicate in?

Team members are fluent in Estonian, Russian and English and know the basics of Finnish and Spanish.

How much on pointe experience should a dancer have before attending a workshop?

It is best for professionals students to have at least 5-6 years of experience on pointe. Professionals students who attend a Summer Intensive will be expected to participate in pointe classes every day.

Students at a beginner pointe level (2-3 years of experience) can be considered for the Ballet Summer Workshop with their own level group.

What is the daily schedule like at Ballet Summer Intensive Estonia?

Students will be in class or rehearsal from approximately 9am to 6pm.

All dancer programs are from Thuesday through Sunday.

All levels will have technique and on pointe.

Occasionally, dancers  will have rehearsals on occasional evenings.

Professional students will have the opportunity to participate in a final Gala performance with selections from Ballet Workshop Estonia repertoire created during the program. The final performance is on the last day of the program and is usually scheduled for the  afternoon.

What will I be performing in the Summer Intensive Gala?

The Summer Intensive Gala will exclusively showcase Repertory.  Summer Intensives will prepare the class time previously set aside for new choreography as a means of adding supplementary technique classes, further emphasizing classical ballet and contemporary technique.

What if I come to Ballet Summer Workshop only for a short period?

If you come for just a part of the workshop (1, 2 or 3 first weeks), and will not stay for the Gala Shows, we have a special training program for you. Please get in touch.

What are the age limitations?

We have a separate programme for children 12 -15 years.

In our main 3 and a half weeks Ballet Workshop, all participants have to be 16 years or older. All participants under the age of 18 are required to send us the parental consent form Authorization for underage person filled in by their parents or legal guardian by email.

Is there a scholarship or financial aid?

Yes, there is. See Scholarship page.

What is the cost of attending the Summer Ballet Intensive?

Please visit our page at Course Price.

What kind of housing is provided at each program?

Housing costs are not included in the tuition payment made to Ballet Workshop in Estonia (Tallinn). Please read the Accomodation section for housing on each program.

Is food provided?

Dinner and lunch are not included into the price of the course, but breakfast is included in hotel price. Tallinn is a touristic city and full of various options for every taste.

How will I know if my registration form/application, scholarship application, and/or audition video have been received?

Summer Intensive Estonia will send you a confirmation email upon the receipt of your registration form/application, scholarship application, and/or audition video. Please make sure to clearly print a current/valid email address on any forms sent to our office.

NB! Please check your junk or spam email folder, as depending on the email provider, sometimes our payment instructions are going to junk folder. 

When should I arrive on the first day of the Course?

We recommend that participants coming from abroad, arrive in Estonia a day or two before the program’s start date. In case you are also taking accommodation, please do not forget to clearly state on what day you will arrive, so we are able to make an individual reservation for you.

I have an injury, can I still come to the course?

Unfortunately no. No injured candidate can have profound workshop training while being injured. First you should get healthy.

In which language will the course be given in?

The courses will be given in English. The Summer Intensive Estonia staff also speaks Russian and Estonian. Some teachers are fluent in French and German.

Is medical insurance included in the program fee?

NO. Full medical insurance is not included in the program's tuition as we await participants from very different countries with different insurance needs. We also ask that you make sure to purchase your own international traveler's insurance you may need during the workshop.

Will there be a physical therapist available during the program?

A physical therapist or a massage therapist will be available at the Summer Ballet Workshop by appointment only. In the event that if a participant is in need of a treatment, an appointment can be set up according to their availability. The treatment is chargeable  and participants are responsible to make the payment directly to the therapist.

Is Summer Intensive Estonia taking place in a secure country (city)?

Yes, Estonia is a safe and quiet country and Tallinn is also a nice place for professional training and concentrated work.

Is there a dress code for the workshop?

We respect the traditional ballet dress code - try to look like a professional, mature ballet dancer. There is no specific dress code at Summer Ballet Workshop, but the teachers must be able to see your body moving.

Is there a fridge in Pirita TOP Spa rooms and mini lockers?

No, unfortunately rooms do not have a fridge. Mini lockers are not in rooms, but are available at the hotel reception.

Can I wash my clothes in Pirita TOP Spa hotel? 

No, this hotel does not have this service. In the first meeting, all information regarding services will be provided.

IMPORTANT: If you are on any prescribed medication, please notify the office and bring enough supply with you, as you might not be able to buy medicine in Estonia with a doctor's prescription from another country. Don't forget all necessary medication (bring your usual: headache, muscle pain, etc.), as well as medical insurance information.

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