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Alex in class - SIBA Salzburg workshop

The Workshop

SIBA Summer Intensive Ballet/Modern Workshop in Salzburg, Austria

There will be no workshop in summer 2020. we will announce the program for SIBA 2021 soon.

An exciting program in Salzburg, Cultural center of Europe, Guest teacher Ms. Dawn Weller from Australia.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: 2020 Theme is “Ballet Russes”

SIBA 16th year In the beautiful World Heritage city of Salzburg, Austria, birthplace of W.A. Mozart!

SIBA training with Ildiko PongorInternationally acclaimed faculty (see faculty page) led by Prof. Peter Breuer, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Ballet. We look forward to seeing students from all over the world, training, having fun, performing, and experiencing what it is to really be a professional dancer in a company.
This year we added an exciting Hip Hop Choreography, with Alexander Wengler.

SIBA ballet workshop is proud to have more then 30% of returning students each year…

Ask yourself:  “Do I have what it takes?

SIBA BALLET WORKSHOPS with our expert teachers and coaches (see Faculty page) are designated for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers
Ages 14-30 working in 2 groups), with a min. of 5 years ballet/modern training.. In addition we also have our Youth Master Class program, designed for 13-14 years old for 2 weeks. We accept also students for 3 or 2 weeks! (*But not if you want to come only for the last 2 weeks that will not give you enough time to learn the choreography )

SIBA GOAL is to give you a unique opportunity to train for ONE MONTH. What it means is to experience how it would be to become a professional dancer, to find out if you are BORN TO DANCE, and if this is REALLY for you.

Ildiko PongorThe training at SIBA is focused toward our 4 GALA PERFORMANCES, All students participate in the Gala shows! That means that starting from the first week; you will be rehearsing variations and choreography that will be a part of the shows.

You are welcome to bring your own SOLO piece of 3-4 min. to be included in the performances. (subject to audition by the Artistic Director) -- If you plan to audition for a solo, please bring your costume, and a high quality CD with your music. (no USB stick or iPad)

Short term students
If you come for just a part of the workshop, (2 or 3 first weeks) and will not stay for the Gala Shows, we have a special training program for you for the afternoon hours when there are rehearsals.

Ales Wengler teaching Hip Hop

The actual schedules will be published on the school board every 3 days, according to the students progress. Please check our sample Schedules page.

You will be dancing all week Saturday is a free day, and Sunday is a normal working day. You will start your day at 7:30-8:30 am with a healthy breakfast. You’ll be glad to know our personal chef can accommodate all dietary needs. Class will start at 9am, Warm up at 08:30 in the studios before class. Lunch will be served from 1-2pm. Training will resume from 2-4 pm with modern dance, Hip Hop and more. Then, from 4-6 pm we always close out the day with rehearsals. Dinner will be served from 6-7 pm and then you have free time. You are welcome to take fruits, Yogurt and other supplements in case you will be hungry at night. There are several refrigerators at your disposal. Some evenings will be dedicated to Video movies of the dance life of our teachers.

The studios are open until 10 pm. You can use the space for working on your own solo, get on the bus to explore the city center, or just walk 5 min. to the big shopping mall, EuroPark. There is plenty in the area to see and discover, also do for relatives who come to visit. (see Salzburg page)

Friday evenings and Saturdays are your free time. Sundays is a normal working day. We do it this way because on Sundays, all the shops are closed, so it should rather be a normal working day.
On the 1st.  Saturday we have a DANCE ACCESSORIES BAZAAR, where you can get all your needs at half price.
SIBA Tour to Alps and LakesThe 2nd Saturday we have our traditional SIBA TOUR DAY to the beautiful Austrian Alps and Lakes.
The Gala shows are always on the last 4 days of the workshop, (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. You will be free to go home on the Monday or Tuesday.
** Please note that there is no dinner on Friday, and no lunch nor dinner on Saturday at the school, Breakfast is served every day incl. weekends. There are plenty of places to eat at EuroPark. Sunday is a normal training day including all meals.

SIBA last day FUN CLASSAt the last day of the workshop, SIBA tradition is a FUN CLASS, at the last day of the workshop, all dressed in funny self improvised costumes including the teachers…
At the end of the Fun Class, students are presented with a Diploma certificate signed by Nili and Peter.

This intensive experience is designed to motivate and inspire each student’s development as a dancer… you may even discover there is an inner professional dancer “waiting in the wings.”

Watch this video on YouTube.


SIBA TOUR -- On the second week of the workshop, we go by a private bus for a full day tour to the Alps and lake, the tour include a boat ride on the St. Wolfgang sea, sightseeing and swimming in Moon Sea. Tour cost: 45 eu. not including meals.

PRIVATE CLASSES -- will be available with Ildiko Pongor in the evenings and free time, to be arranged with Ildiko on a need basis. Price 50 Eu. per hour.

We give our students the opportunity to perform their own solo piece at the gala show!!! Please bring a ready short choreography, High quality CD for the music (No USB, YouTube downloads or any bad quality music will be accepted. Also check if your music is not protected by copy rights) and a costume. We will help you perfect your choreography. The solo dancers will  audition their piece in the first week of the workshop.

A full DVD of the gala shows will be available to download.

A large collection of the workshop and gala photos will be available to download at high quality.

4 Gala shows at the end of the workshop, performed by the students with a house full of ballet lovers from Salzburg and the surrounding. Family and friends are welcome

SIBA offers you the stage experience through study that you will need when auditioning to companies, schools or summer workshops all over the world. and especially if you plan to become a professional dancer!!!

3 evening Lectures by teachers followed by movie clips from famous performances

At the end of the workshop you will receive an official Achievement Certificate.

Private Master Class with SIBA teachers (Optional, at €50 per session)

Please note that smoking and alcohol are not allowed anywhere in the dormitories -- if you activate the fire smoke alarm you will be charged 750 Eu.

Read here “How did SIBA start…”