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There will be an additional training day for all participants of the ETDS and all other interested people from the course on saturday the 19th of May. The location is Jakobi 5, väike saal with a fee of 20eek per person. We will start at 11am and have several hours training with new figures and also technics in standard and latin. We also will talk about the process flow of competitions in general and in special in the ETDS in Berlin. This we will do during lunch brake (perhaps in a restaurant or we order pizza) and than continue with another training part to ensure that the participants have got a figure programm in each competitional dance. At about 5pm we will finish after a small inner Tartu Student Competition. Uli and I will give the judges. The Price for the winning couple will be a bottle of sparkling vine.
Today the amount of registred people for Berlin rised to 461. So please register and pay till end of the week (15.04.), so I can transfer the money.
There will be an additional training day at saturday the 19th of May in Jakobi 5. There I will show additional figures, technic and give general information about tournaments. Details will follow when I know the number of participants. It will be about 4 hours with lunchbreak. All course members can participate.
Berlin (25. - 27.03.2007)
The ETDS is very favoured within the studendship and also the registration deadline is mid of May it could be to late then. Today they reached 433 participants out of 500 from 27 european universities. This is the maximum amount of people they can take. So if you think about a partiticipation you should decide within the next two weeks (until mid of April) otherwise it could be too late.
The ETDS is a organized from students for students.
Its a weekend with nonstop dancing , less sleep , sparkling vine , a ball with a Gala dinner, blind date party, 500 students, who love dancing, a theme party ("Bad Taste"), a lot of fun and even more dancing . For more detailed information ask me or Uli or look at the ETDS webpages from Berlin .
I will bring a video of older student tournaments to the course. We can watch it afterwards.
The costs for us are at the moment about 120 € or about 1900 krones. That would be the flights with easyjet (about 80€ now, price with rise ) from Tallin and 40 € for the weekend including nearly all meals. Perhaps there is a cheaper flight with Baltic air from Riga, you can check it yourself.
The registration is always done by the teamcaptain, thats me for Tartu.
The Informations I need for the registration are the following_
what kind of tournament you want to participate: ballroom latin and/or ballroom standard If you ever have danced official tournaments you have to start in the open classes. Otherwise it would be unfair for the others. If you are not sure about the status just ask me or Uli.
T-shirt yes or no and size: S, M, L, XL (at every tournament there are T-shirts awailable, but for better calculation you have to order them in advance. Pictures you can see at the tournament webpage)
The fee for the tournament you can transfer to my bank account and I will transfer it from my german account to Berlin, that´s cheaper for you and faster. Without payment the registration is not valid!!
See you on the dance floor
The next ball will be at the end of March in the Vanemuise kontserdimaja. It is on saturday the 31th of March and will start at 5:30pm. The tickets cost 200 krones. For more information see the link. There is also an article in the newspaper. Sorry, first I had blogged the informations from the ball last year, so don´t be irritated when you remember other infos.
There are now the informations for the next ETDS (European Tournament for Dancing Student) in Berlin in May available. All informations are in english and the tournament will be also in english. The german versions of the invitation you can find on the webpage of Unitanz Berlin. Here you can find also a lot of fotos from former tournaments.
If you want to join these fantastic weekend in Berlin, tell me as soon as possible because as you can see in the conditions there is an early booking discount and if the maximum number of participants is reached the others can´t join. And the flights are cheap now (easyjet).
Uli and I will go and would be happy about any participants who want to join. We have done a lot of these tournaments before and the fun is the biggest part at the weekend. Read the given informations and if you have got questions just let us know.
Don´t worry about your dance level. Until May there is a lot of time and we can do some extra lessons if you want. That shouldn´t be a reason not to go.
Because of the low number of participants in the second course we will merge both courses and have now the following schedule:
Dance course: 8 - 9.30 pm
Free dancing: 9.30 - 10.30 pm
More advanced participants will get additional technic or new figures during the course.
Day and place will stay the same.
Ballroom Dancing Courses in spring term 2007 in Tartu
Start: 1st of March until end of Mai 2007
The times are out of date!
Beginner: 8 - 9 pm
free dancing 9 - 9.30 pm
Advanced: 9.30 - 10 pm
Room: Jakobi 5 - 202, 2nd floor, väike saal (left hand when you go upstairs)
The course fee is 500 eeK per person.
Teaching language: english
Sorry for the changing of the times. The University sports club made the mistake to give the room they promised to us to someone else and they told me this too late, grr. So please forget the times on the small flyers, the current times are shown abow.
NB! Please don´t walk in the hall will street shoes, take clean shoes with you, sport shoes will do also. Change shoes before entering. There are also dressing rooms in the building, if you want to change clothes. For the ladies it´s at the other end of the corridor and for the guys downstairs on the left hand.
The course will last for 3 month minimum, that depends among other tings also on the number of the participants. Perhaps we will elongate it.We also created a mailing list, you can subscribe at
The teached dances will be:
Latin: ChaCha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Discofox
Standard: Slow Waltz, Vienna Waltz, Quickstep/Foxtrott, Tango, Slow Fox
There will be a ball in March and look also at the ETDS infos if you want to hav fun for a whole weekend with other dancers, next is in Berlin in May. Uli and me will go, it´s great.
See you on the 1st of March