SIBA Summer Intensive Ballet/Modern Workshop in Salzburg, Austria
JUL. 9 – AUG. 6, 2018
2018 SIBA Gala theme will be Romeo & Juliette
4 weeks – 4 Gala shows
An exciting program in Salzburg, Cultural center of Europe
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The 14th year of SIBA Intensive Summer Ballet Workshop in the beautiful World Heritage city of Salzburg, Austria, birthplace of W.A. Mozart!
Internationally 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 experience what it is to really be a professional dancer in a company.
This year we added an exciting Hip Hop Choreography!
SIBA is proud to have more then 30% of returning students each year…
Ask yourself, “Do I have what it takes?”
SIBA WORKSHOPS 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..
We accept also students for 3 or 2 weeks! (*But not for the last 2 weeks)
SIBA GOAL is to give you a unique opportunity to experience for ONE MONTH, what it means to be a professional dancer, to find out if you are BORN TO DANCE, and if this is REALLY for you.
The 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.
The actual schedules will be published on the school board each week. Please check the Schedules page.
You will be dancing all week, starting your day at 7-8am 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 2-4pm with modern dance, Hip Hop and more. Then, from 4-6pm we always close out the day with rehearsals. Dinner will be served from 6-7pm and then you have free time. Some evenings will be dedicated to Video movies of the dance life of our teachers.
The studios are open until 10pm. 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 do for relatives who come to visit. (see Salzburg page)
Friday evenings and Saturdays are your free day. Sundays return to a normal working day.
On the 2nd Saturday we have a DANCE ACCESSORIES BAZAAR, where you can get all your needs at half price.
The 3rd 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. Departures on Monday and 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.
At the conclusion 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 all the teachers.
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.”
SOME ADDITIONAL INFO
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.) 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 which you can use for your CV and auditions (€25 incl. shipment)
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. 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!!!
On the 2nd weekend, we have a visiting Bazaar, where you can “shop ’til you drop” at half price for all ballet accessories.
On the 3rd Saturday, A full day tour to the lakes and mountains at €40 (optional.)
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 is not allowed anywhere at SIBA – if you activate the fire smoke alarm you will be charged 750 Eu.
Read here “How did SIBA start…”