March, 14th Dance theatre Pearls of St.Petersburg at the Center of Aesthetic Education of SPbUHS won silver and two bronze medals in the XII International choreographic contest Tanzolymp in Germany

International choreographic festival-contest “Tanzolymp” is one of the most prestigious international dance contests for children and teenagers. It is held in Berlin annually under the slogan “Dance is a Language of the World”. Hundreds of teams from countries of Europe and Asia take part in it. In the frames of the festival dance teams leaders meet, teachers hold master classes, the contest participants and the world distinguished dance stars perform jointly.

The contest is finished by the Gala-concert with the participants of only winners chosen by highly qualified jury. Dance theatre “Pearls of St.Petersburg” performed a dance “A day of the telephone life” in the Gala-concert “Tanzolymp -2015”.

Information. The Center of Aesthetic Education of SPbUHS was organized in 1997. The unique school of modern dance for children aged 3-17 years-old “Pearls of St.Petersburg” formed here for this time.

The artistic director and the choreographer of the team is Elena Didenko, a graduate and a teacher of the Arts Faculty of SPbUHSS.

More than one hundred children study in the dance theatre. Each age group of young dancers gets an appropriate program of training. The youngest pupils under 3 years-old train rhythmic plastic, acrobatics and children’s ballroom dancing. Children under 7 years-old study acting and learn the origins of the folk scenic dance and classic dance. The senior pupils (10-17 years-old) get the unique program of esthetic development except dance trainings: study the world ballet, the work of outstanding choreographers and performers; meet masters of art, watch their spectacles and concerts. So they get a serious professional choreographic education.

The Dance Theatre is a regular participant of the City’s events and celebrations, all-Russians and international festivals and contests. Young dancers successfully perform in Russia and abroad. Charity concerts given for veterans, children with disabilities and orphans are very important for young actors. Many graduates of the Center of Aesthetic Education continue professional studying on the Arts Faculty of SPbUHS.

Publication date: 17 march 2015