Residential summer workshop

Lyrical Arab Dance residential summer workshop from July, 27th/31th 2018

Join Sabina Todaro’s Lyrical Arab dance workshop in Pärnu, Estonia.
In Pärnu you can find both the seaside (with a beautiful sandy beach) and the atmosphere of a historical old town with handicraft shops, little boutiques, lovely summer terraces and nice restaurants. Pärnu is the summer capital of Estonia.
The workshop will take place in Viiking Spa hotel, close to the beach and the town center. Dance classes will be held daily in the wide Victoria hall at the top floor of the hotel.
Between dance classes you can enjoy services of renewed spa department of the Viiking Spa hotel.

WHEN: 
Travelling dates and workshop hours: 
Fri 27.7. at 17-18.30 (1,5 h), travelling day 
Sat 28.7. –  Tue 31.7.  at 10-13 (3 h, Group 1)  and at 15-18 (3 h, 
Group 2) 
Wed 1.8. travelling day, no classes 

You can choose as many dance classes as you wish: 

TRAVEL BOOKING: 
Every participant will book their trip and accomodation by themselves. 
You can make your travel booking through a travel agency called Ikaalisten matkatoimisto.
We remind you that the change of July and August is the high season of traveling to Pärnu, so travel booking ought to be done well in advance. 

STUDENTS: 
The workshop is for dancers of all levels, including beginners. No previous knowledge is needed. Sabina’s exercises are suitable for all dancers regardless of their skill level. People who have practised Pilates, Alexander Technique, Yoga or Martial Arts may find familiar elements in Lyrical Arab Dance. 
YOU ARE WARMLY WELCOME! 

”Dance means joy, well-being, communication and love of life. It is a willingness to share and celebrate, to be together in the moment, recognizing ourselves in our humanity. Through dance we intend to express the core of humanity from heart to heart.” – Sabina Todaro 
”Sabina’s method encourages dancing and expression and time after time makes a student find the joy of dance.” – Taina 
”Sabina builds dance movements through stretching and exercises. She is a demanding teacher who has the ability to encourage and support her students. In Lyrical Arab dance you can find the balance between body and mind, leaving you with joy and longing for the next time.” – Liisa 2th to 7th August 2017 in the nice and charming Pärnu, Estonian summer capital!

5 days dedicated to Lyrical Arab Dance, holyday and well-being, in Estonia, where it is warm but not too much 😉
Every day you can attend up to 7 hours dance classes or even only one so you have free time to dedicate to rest and self-care.

vacanza studio danza in Estonia

Dance trip to Estonia

We will stay at the Spa Hotel Viiking, located along the beach and equipped with a wellness center, beauty salon and spa.
The dance classes are held in a large, bright and charming  top roof Victoria Studio in the hotel, in a pleasant atmosphere, helping concentration, learning and training without any stress, promoting serenity and joy of living.
You can visit the website of Viiking: www.viiking.ee/en

Sabina Todaro uses a particular educational approach developed during her more than 25 years experience of teaching, which starts from the study of anatomy and neurology especially to get a central reinforcement of the body structure to improve efficiency, through a tonic and effective training. Once the body is awakened with various stretching exercises, balance and toning, Sabina accompanies students in search of their expressiveness and their own natural movement, directing them to the archaic language of the dance forms of the Arab world reinterpreted in a contemporary way.
After the class, you will feel that you have worked hard, but without exhaustion: people have an incredible positive life energy that takes them every day towards a feeling of general well-being.
Next to the dance, there is time to enjoy a real holiday relaxation: in Pärnu there is the sea, with wide sandy beaches and secluded beaches, boulevards and parks to go walking and cycling (bike rental is everywhere and cheap), and take care of your wellness area with Finnish sauna, turkish bath, hot and cold water pools, Japanese bath and jacuzzi available to us for free at the hotel and the opportunity to undergo a wide variety of spa treatments, therapeutic and beauty massages at a very very low cost.
The town is very pleasant, walk in the center full of cozy cafes, restaurants and excellent shops, makes us feel on holiday: Parnu is in fact a place well known to the northern Europeans because of its beaches and spas .
The dance course is very intensive in terms of movement and the results in terms of improvement in dance and movement are evident.
Human experience is also very rich and full, and all accompanied by sun, sea, rest, and good company it feels really renewed!

The organization, according to  Tanssiva Aurinko and Helena Metsa’s directions, provides transportation by ferry boat from the port of Helsinki to Tallinn, transport by bus from the port of Tallinn just in front of the main door of Viiking Hotel, the free and open use of the luxorious spa area (saunas, steam rooms, swimming pool, and whirlpools) the hotel provides rich buffet for breakfast 8included in the package.
The hotel offers a huge amount of  beauty treatments: to book them, contact the hotel directly (it is recommended to do so in advance by mail, in English, to be sure to have the possibility to enjoy the sessions required).
Participants must reach the port of Tallinn or Helsinki according to a specific time table that will be specified at the time of enrollment, organize their lunches and dinners and treatments at the beauty and healing centers. For lunch the Hotel provides a cheap and good buffet. The village is full of nice, cheap and rich restaurants where you can choose every kind of international menues.

parnu in estonia

Parnu in Estonia

All classes are taught entirely in English, and the group is international, so the lingua franca is English. Maybe the summer internship can become also an opportunity to learn or brush up your knowledge of the language! If English is not your thing, do not worry: when you share the desire to dance, you understand too! You can be helped in translation by many students and the teacher herself.

An opportunity not to be missed!
For registration and information

Signing up to the workshop and inquiries about the trip by email: mari.poikkilinja@saunalahti.fi 
When signing up to the workshop, you will get detailed information for travel booking (reservation number etc). 
Inquiries about the workshop: sabina.todaro@hotmail.it 
Inquiries about the trip: gaotina@mbnet.fi 

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