International summer ballet camp

DANCS-PIRAN 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 10, 2024

BALET V PIRANU

International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 10, 2024

DANCS-PIRAN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER BALLET CAMP

About International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran

Dancs-Piran is a summer ballet camp that allows dancers to actively spend their summer and unite dance with holidays. The camp is suitable for ballet dancers with advanced basic knowledge of classical ballet and / or modern dance technique, ballet dancers who attend secondary or higher – academic level of ballet education and professional ballet dancers.

In 2024, Dancs-Piran will open its door for the 11th consecutive summer.

The International summer ballet camp lasts 14 days. Dancs-Piran offer participation in two different levels, either in Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet for pupils age 12 to 16, either Advance & Professional workshops of Classical ballet for pupils age 17  and Professional ballet dancers. Classes in both, Elementary advanced course and Advance & Professional workshops take place from Monday to Saturday. Every Saturday the Participants will present themselves at a public event – A Ballet concert. The first concert will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2024 and will be held in the Great Hall of the Dance Center (family members of the participants will be able to buy the tickets), while the second – Final Dancs-Piran Ballet concert will take place in the Amphitheater of Auditorij Portorož-Portorose on Saturday, August 10,  2024. In addition to two Ballet concerts, the participants (if there are enough of them) will eventualy prepare also a full-length ballet performance or Divertissman, which will be scheduled on Friday, August 9, 2024. (More information on the following page)

The work activities take place from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the latest, depending on the course or workshop. Sunday is a day off.

Participants also have time for different summer activities, and can spend evenings visiting different events in Piran.

In addition to the course and workshop, Dancs-Piran also offers accommodation and meals at a favorable price, as well as 24-hour care for minors.

A full-length ballet performance and two Dancs-Piran Ballet concerts also in 2024

As in 2022 and 2023, the participants of the International summer Ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024 who will attend Advance & Professional workshop of Classical Ballet, as well as some participants of the Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet, will also prepare and perform a full-length ballet in 2024. This will beeither one of the popular classical ballets, or a full-length ballet performance consisting of various Divertissmans (the title will be announced at the start of Dancs-Pirana 2024 and depending on the number of participants). The full-length ballet performance will be performed by those participants who will attend the International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024 in its full, this is in duration of two weeks. In full lenght Ballet perfortmance may be involved also some dancers who will attend International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024 in its second week only, depending on their technical and artistical abilities. Otherwise, the participants who will attend International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran 2024 during only first or only second week of its duration, will actively participate in the preparations and rehearsals, but they will perform only in individual excerpts as a part of the Dancs-Piran ballet evenings, but not also in the full-length performance. In addition to the full-length ballet performance, there will be two more Dancs-Piran ballet evenings – Ballet concerts at the end of the first week of the summer ballet camp and at the end of the second week of the summer ballet camp.

Who can attend International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran

Professional ballet dancers

Students of ballet academies

Students of higher – academic ballet educational institutions

Students of Ballet high schools

Pupils of ballet schools according to the extended and basic program.

International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran offers one course and one workshop

Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet

The Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet is suitable for all ballet students from the first to the sixth grade, or for everyone with good basic knowledge of classic ballet technique. To attend Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet no point shoes knowledge is required.

Those who are interested to attend the Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet can apply for course on its full only. Course on its full includes:

Classical ballet class (1,5 hours daily)

Classical ballet technique (1,5 hours daily)

Choreographic workshop of Classical ballet – preparation for the performance (1x 1,5 hours daily)

Character dances (1x 1,5 hours daily)

Advance & Professional workshops of Classical ballet

Workshop is intended for Professional ballet dancers, students of ballet academies, students of  ballet high schools and for students of higher – academic ballet educational institutions. 

Those interested can take part in the workshop according to the system of two options: the first option: Classical ballet training and the Choreography workshop of the classical-ballet repertoire: Corps de Ballet and Solo repertoire and may also register for the Variations, pas de deux workshop… at the same time, or, as a second option, they can choose the Classical ballet training and the Variations workshop , pas de deux …**.

The Workshop offers two options:

First option:

Classical ballet training (1,5 hours daily)

Workshop of classical ballet repertoire – ballet choir repertoire and solo ballet repertoire (2x 1.5 hours daily)*

Additionally – individual applications: Workshop: Variations, pas de deux (1.5 hours daily) – up to max. 5 participants with each professor

Second option:

Classical ballet training (1,5 hours daily)

Workshop: Variations, pas de deux (1.5 hours daily) – up to max. 5 participants with each professor

For those who has a status of soloist or higher in the professional ballet companies:

When you are a soloist or principal in a Professional Ballet company you will be hesitated as a soloist in Workshop of classical ballet repertoire! (proof needed!) 

* The Participants who will attend the Choreography Workshop of the Classical Ballet Repertoire – Ballet Choir Repertoire and Solo Ballet Repertoire as part of the Advance & Professional Classical Ballet Workshop will, in principle, practice both the Corps de Ballet and solo Ballet repertoire, which does not mean that they will be casted in the soloist roles also at the public presentation of the Full lenght ballet. At the public presentation of full lenght ballet performance or divertissement, regardless of whether they will be casted in Corps de Ballet or in soloist role, all participants who will attend Dancs-Piran 2024 in its full duration of 14 days will be included. Individual participants who will attend Dancs-Piran 2024 only in the second week may also perform at the discretion of the pedagogue. Otherwise, for those participants who will attend Dancs-Piran 2024 only in the first week or only in the second week of its duration it is considered that they will be included in all activities of the workshop, but they will only perform in individual excerpts from the performance in the programs of the first or second Ballet Evening Dancs-Piran 2024.

During the work process of the Choreographic Workshop of the Classical Ballet Repertoire: Corps de Ballet Repertoire and Solo Ballet Repertoire, the participants will be casted in both, solo and Corps de ballet roles during the rehearsals, but this does not mean that they will also be casted in solo roles for the public presentation of the full lenght ballet performance or Divertissements.  Only those participants in whom the pedagogue recognizes a higher technical and artistic level of knowledge will perform solo roles at the public presentation. Nevertheless, assuming that their technical knowledge is sufficient, they will be able to perform in the excepts of solo roles in the programs of Ballet concerts of Dancs-Piran 2024.

The placament of the participants in the Corps de ballet (which row, more in front or more in the back, etc.) depends on several professional factors such as technical knowledge, coordination, high od participant, etc.).Therefore, the organizer does not guarantee in any case that the participant will be assigned, e.g. in the first row of the Corps de ballet.

** In the case of an optional selection in the scope of Classical Ballet Training and Workshop of Variations, Pas de Deux…, but not Choreographic Workshops of the Classical-Ballet Repertoire – Corps de Ballet repertoire and Solo Ballet Repertoire, registration for overnights at the Dancs Center is not possible, except in the case that vacancies become available after the deadline for applications. If the participant would like to book a stay at the Dancs center, they can register on the waiting list. The organizer will inform the applicants on the waiting list about possible free places after the deadline for applications.

For participants who also register for the Workshop: Variations, Pas de Deux ... :

Participants of the Advance & Professional Workshop of Classical Ballet who also register for the Workshop: Variations, pas de deux…, must register their own program (variation, solo, pas de deux, duet, etc.). In case that participants register a pas de deux, they must also state the name of their partner. If they do not have a partner, but would still like to practice the pas de deux (the possibility for this will only appear at Dancs-Piran 2024 itself, considering the number of registered dancers), they must also register a variation or solo in case the conditions won’t exist for pas de deux work. Participants must register for the program before the start of the International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran 2024!

Do you want to be exempted from the registration fee?

Only for participants of Advance & Professional workshop of Classical Ballet

Apply to participate in the full-length ballet performances that the Association of Ballet Artists of Slovenia will stage during the International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran 2024, and if you are selected, you will be exempt from paying the participation fee for participation in workshops at Dancs-Piran 2024!

The Association of Ballet Artists of Slovenia (DBUS) offers those who will participate in Advance & Professional Workshop of Classical Ballet as part of its activities for the additional education of young ballet dancers, also the opportunity of possible participation in ballet performances, which will be DBUS stageing during the International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran 2024. If you will be selected to participate, you will be exempted from paying the registration fee for participation in the workshops of Advance & Professional Workshop of Classical Ballet (except for the Workshop: variations, pas de deux…), however, in this case you must be in Piran at least 10 days before the start of Dancs-Pirana 2024. Although you will be exempt from the registration fee, you will have to cover all accommodation and food costs.

Pedagogues at Dancs-Piran 2024

Elementary advanced course of Classical ballet:

Judith Muranyi

Mirna Sporiš

Yelena Pankova

Szilard Macher

Anton Bogov

Advance & professional workshop of Classical ballet:

Yelena Pankova

Szilard Macher

Anton Bogov

What Dancs-Piran 2024 offers besides courses and workshops

Accommodation at the Dancs centre

We offer to participants of Dancs-Piran accommodation in the same building where seminar is taking place. There are three bedrooms with a total capacity of 58 beds. Two bedrooms are reserved for female and one for male participants ...

24 hour care for minor participants

Our responsible staff is taking 24/7 care for those Minor participants who lives at the Dancs center but also for those Major participants for whom the care is specially perceived by their parents or guardian...

Nutrition at the Dancs centre

We offer to participants of the Dancs-Piran an option of nutrition as full board or single meals (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in the same building where entire camp is taking place. Meals are freshly prepared in the Dancs center kitchen ...

Organized outings for minors

We organise daily swimming trips from Dancs center to the sea beach for Minor participants at the time when the seminar activities are completed. Also guided evening outings are organised ...

Discounts Dancs-Piran 2024

Apply under First minute prices offer and save!
International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran enable interested participants to register earlier at lower prices.

Before you apply we recommend you to read carefully Dancs rules which includes also payment conditions and much more by visiting the following link:

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“FIRST MINUTE”

up to 15 I 2 I 2024

Lower price
Limited deadline for applications
Possibility to pay in two installments *

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FULL PRICE

from 16 I 2 I 2024 on

Higher price
Applications deadline is 1/7/2024
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Discounts on participation at Dancs-Piran in previous years

Discounts for participation at the International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran 2024 for those participants who have attended Dancs-Piran in the past, can be viewed on the DANCS-PIRAN 2024 PRICE LIST – SEMINAR & WORKSHOP website

Where the International summer ballet camp Dancs-Piran takes place

The International Summer Ballet Camp Dancs-Piran takes place at the Ciril Kosmač Elementary School in Piran, Oljčna pot 24, 6330 Piran, Slovenia.

During the camp, the school will be transformed into a Slovenian summer ballet center with three ballet halls and facilities for overnight stays and meals for participants.

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