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  1. 1. Tr i i nik s is thebest, af t r e sc ho ol a nd for t he rest!
  2. 2. 199511th of January saw the first aerobics class for high school and a little further down the line, on the 3rd of October the first ever dance class tookplace. It was held in the primary school gym and although it was cold and the hall echoed eerily everybody was full of enthusiasm and ready togive their best. One of the first dances was „Triinud“. Triiniks was named after this dance.1996Tartu county’s dance festival in Elva – Triiniks represented gymnasts with 2 dances: „Triinud“ and „Nukuke“. Triiniks was allocted their very owntraining hall with mirrored wall.1997Everything was going rather well and in the end of the season Triiniks performed at Mothers Day concert at Nõo basic school. e s f o r e v e r y b o d y.1998Triiniks was invited to perform in National Basketball Championships for Teachers. It was a great opportunity. We gained an invaluableexperience whilst performing in the opening ceremony and intervals.1999Triiniks performed on the 313. anniversary of Nõo school. It was an all male act with 4 guys dancing routine called „Hit the road Jack“ whichearned them a very warm welcome. e and ey2000Triiniks performed for the first time in a national dance competition „Koolitants“. Once again the guys took the stage. Having heard that theyhave a chance of making it all the way to the final Tanel tried to perform a summersault but failed. Luckily, nothing bad happened apart from a e timlittle bump on the head. Unfortunatelly they didn’t get to the finals. In the summer the first summercamp took place in Ranna in Jõgeva county.There were 8 participants. h av2001 ouWe set up the aerobics group for community. ey us2002 ca beTriiniks was the winner of 2 age groups in Puhja Dance Contest. s s, cla ou li ny sp e cia feel2 Ever y b ody can
  3. 3. 2003Ingrid received a scholarship to study in Ollerup Sports Academy in Denmark. As a result a close relationship was formed which meant thedancers and coaches from Triiniks have had a chance to go and study there. Ingrid´s sister Piret led the club while Ingrid was away.2004For the first time Triiniks performed at the 17th Estonian General Dance Festival in Tallinn. Our youngest group performed a dance called„Sipelgad“. Triiniks embarked on it’s first trip to Ollerup as a group. A new coach joined Triiniks-Marilin. Triiniks Dance School was founded. As aresult kids could get involved in a wide variety of dance styles from ballet to show-dance.2005Triiniks celebrated its 10th anniversary. The autumn saw the first acrobatics lesson take place. First time in history Triiniks made it into semifinalsof national festival „Koolitants “ with the dance „Anarhia“. Author of the „Anarhia“ is Tanel Pirk.2006For the first time Triiniks performed on Gymfestival of Kalev, there were 42 participants from Triiniks. Triiniks took part in SELL Student Gamesaward ceremonies working with The President of The Republic of Estonia, Arnold Rüütel.2007We got ourselves a new modern dance hall. With the help of Carmen, Tuuli and Kertu we started a preschool group. Marius began his work withboys and Keiu helped in acrobatics.2008Helaine was the first international coach to come to Triiniks and she was here for 3 months.2009Triiniks took part in Eco-dance festival and won 2 prizes. We won „The public favourite“ and „The most attractive dance“ award. Marika Aidla, thedancer and choreographer from theater Vanemuine began to teach classical dance in Triiniks.2010Fernanda, who was the second foreign teacher from Brazil taught our children for two months. There was a training and concert trip to Australiaand New-Zealand. For the first time Triiniks got to the finals of „Koolitants“ with dance „Mull-mull“ choreographed by Marilin. l d. T r i i n i k s i s 15 e a r s o y 3
  4. 4. ing is the p assion Danc whic h ne ver e nds.Another trip to Denmark with Triiniks For many years now Triiniks has gone to Denmark and this year wasn’t any different. Triiniks was the only group who represented Estonia.There were 16 of us and we were there early in February. Many of us hadn’t flown before so we were really excited. When we got to Denmarkthe friendly faces were already waiting for us. We were even greeted with little presents. There were 2 estonians Kadri and Maarja waiting forus when we got to Ollerup. Maarja is a former dancer from Triiniks and Kadri a gymnast from Saaremaa. They showed us around the school. Wewere all staying in one big room with a sign „Estonian girls“ on the door. Kadri and Maarja had decorated our room. We were training for a wholeweek on big trampolines and learned how to master handsprings and summersaults. After our training sessions we relaxed in a pool. As oneof us had a plaster cast she couldn’t jump into water but that didn’t stop her from jumping with us on a trampoline. Dining hall was huge andlooked exactly like the one in our parliament. We ate three times a day and there was a special rule in Ollerup. You could only clean your dishesafter the headmaster had performed his speech. Without a doubt most favourite food there was a bread with jam and cheese. When someonehad a birthday everybody sang to them. Occasionally two people had their birthday on the same day - as it happened everybody sang twice.Finally came the festival day - the main reason for our trip. Our routine was 15 minutes long. Ingrid and Keiu entwined our hair in special Frenchstyle which worked really well on stage. Our routine was greeted with a warm welcome and those who had been in Denmark before said thatthis was the best audience ever. Week in Ollerup went by really fast and everybody has got something to remember from it. We are glad that wewent to Ollerup.(Anu Korela, Karmen Lokk)4
  5. 5. Memories from Australia and New-Zealand It took us 23 hours to get to the other side of the globe. One could even say, rather long distance. We landed in New-Zealand on the evening.It was really nice to step out into the night and feel the warm breeze. In the morning we began to explore Auckland, New-Zealand’s biggest city.To be sure of it we took a lift up to the TV tower. The population of Auckland is the same as whole of Estonia. At the height of 186 meters we hada chance to walk on a 38 mm glass-floor. It was rather eerie to walk there because under us was 200 meters of emptiness. New Zealand’s NorthIsland is rather large because it took us 6.5 hours to get to Wanganui and we had travelled only 2/3 of it . Nature around us was wonderful. - ri-vers, mountains and of course sheep. Wanganui gave us a warm welcome. Training was hard because it was really hot but we managed well. Wegot a huge applause but we weren’t too happy about our performance because the turns didn’t go as planned and the special floor for gymnastswasn’t really our cup of tea. There were 2 things we remember that were odd. Firstly, there was only black sand at the beach and secondly therewas a Santa on top of the building. When we had done our training and performances we started to explore New-Zealand. Our first stop was in Rotorua. It’s almost impossibleto find similiar place on earth. Bubbling mud and geysers made such a smell that on occasions it was hard to breathe. Then we went to the Hob-biton village from the movie „The Lord of the Rings“. At the moment they are rebuilding and restoring the scenery because it has to look exactlyas it did in the movie because they want to film a new movie there. Moreover they showed us how to shear a sheep (by the way, world record is32 seconds) and we were able to feed the lambs. Our last stop was in Tauranga. From there it takes only 15 minutes by car to get to the mountainof Maunganui. It’s like in the middle of water and is covered with sheep. We made to a half-way point and were able to get a spectacular viewon the city. It was time to say goodbye to the land of white cloud. Australia greeted us with very warm weather which was like summer for us. For the next five days we lived in Gladesville gymclub. Trainingswere even tougher than the ones we had in New-Zealand. We could learn some new tricks in acrobatics as well as in rock’n roll. We taught localchildren and performed with our own routine. This time we were ready for the special floor and our performance went better. There are 3 thingsin my mind when I think about Australia – sandy beaches, Opera House in Sydney and „Home and Away“. We had chance to have a glance atthem all. The Opera House looked small from the outside but it took us some time to go all the way around it. We visited Manly, Bondi and PalmBeach and they were all in their own unique way really beautiful. We had a special reason for visiting Palm Beach. We really wanted to see themaking of „Home and Away“ and we were lucky. For example we saw Alf Stewart stepping out of his car and it brought a smile to our faces. Nowall we have to do is to wait the episode 5124 to be aired in Estonia. We didn’t really want to go back to Estonia and our first attempt failed because the airplane’s engine decided to stop working and we had toturn back to Sidney. There was an ovation for the pilot when the plane’s wheels touched the ground. On the bright side we were able to spend alittle bit time in Singapore and we took anything we could from the time spent there. We landed 24 hours later in Tartu however it seemed thatour luggage had gone to travel all by itself.(Ingrid Hamer) 5
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  7. 7. to h ave a ch like ee o uld se w ba . r. . o ne ....I . .that K ar u m s´Ingrid Hamer I have loved dancing since I can remember. I have videos from the time I couldn’t walk but already made my toes spin. I started dancing alittle bit later with my brother who didn’t really share my enthusiasm but who was kind enough to stand in the middle of the dance floor andlet me dance. When our relatives gathered around New Years Eve I had prepared grandiose dance and music programs. I taught even my smallerrelatives to dance. I began doing gymnastic in Tiina Miido`s group. I can still remember our first dance, which was „Kevade marss“. Our own Triiniks dancers dida similar dance 8 years ago with beach balls and you can say that it was as memorable as the one we did with Tiina. I remember that before ourfirst performance with Tiina I was really excited but 2 new girls came and I was left out from the group. I was really disappointed. AfterwardsI practiced more hardly and finally made on to the stage although to be honest I wasn’t that good at the beginning. I started to do ballroomdances when Tiina’s gymnastic group ended but I didn’t like it because I felt I was able to do the steps but there was no soul behind it, there wasno Dancing. For the time being I left dancing until I was 15, then I felt I needed to dance again. If i am watching children I teach I often thinkthat maybe in 5 or 10 years it could be their time to shine. During university I was in Nõo and started with aerobic classes. I liked a lot when girls came to dance hall with big smiles on their faces.When I graduated from University of Tartu Anne Jürimäe (still my favourite teacher) proposed me to come to Nõo school and soon after I startedto teach there. At the beginning it was really hard to put together routines and teach them to girls. We managed to prepare only 3 dances perseason. There were many girls at first but many left. However with the remaining 8 girls we began to perform at school performances and evenoutside of the school. I think they taught me as much as I taught them. Soon more girls and even boys joined the training again and after 9 yearsI felt I needed some help. I was lucky to find Marilin. When I met her for the first time and told her about my plans I saw it in her eyes that sheloves dancing as much as I do and that was what I needed. So from the 2004 we have taught children together. Now we have even more helpersand it’s nice to see that former dancers have began to teach and create themselves. Seeing this makes me think that I`m out for the right thing.When some performances don’t go very well or my classes are almost empty from dancers then I think about the reasons why I still do what Ido. On the other hand there comes a little girl and hugs me while saying how much she enjoyed today’s class and within seconds I smile again.When you see your dance is passing on the message it was meant to and dancers become one with it and after performances people come andthank you for the show then you know you’re doing the right thing. I also like that parents like to talk to me after our performances. For the last 15 years Triiniks has evolved a lot. I often think how many performances we have and how good our training conditions havebecome and how proud I can be of Triiniks. I love my work especially when a girl is coming to say how long she has waited to come to Triiniks.When I was small I was exactly like her. I could never wait for the next class. . up in g y th Yo u v er h ave h ts e that spark le wh at lig 7
  8. 8. e cial jus wo rd sp t Some people make beMarilin Sillaste ein gh Marilin Sillaste, season without Ingrid ere. Ingrid was away in New-Zealand during the season of 2006/07. I remember talking about her plans of going away and whether I would orwouldn’t lead Triiniks during that time. At first I hesitated because it was my second season in Triiniks and I was afraid that I haven’t got enoughexperience to lead a club. When Ingrid told me that she’ll find me some to help I agreed. I got Tuuli Reisberg as my assistant and I couldn’t wait for the beginning of the season. Before September I started to realize that running aclub is doing so much more than just preparing classes. It was hard to make a time-table, to match it to other activities our dancers wanted to dolike music school and not to mention the school. When this was more or less solved a new problem arised. Our sweatshirts with Triiniks logo on itcame out totally wrong and we had to organise new ones. Of course in the meantime we had to explain to parents why they had paid for thingsthey haven’t got. It was also difficult to manage with the deadlines, accounting, costumes, music, transport and so on. At one point I thoughtthat teaching is almost nothing compared to other things one must do when leading a club. The 3 most important performances during that season were the festival in Puhja, going to Ollerup and auditions for Youth Dance Festival.I was a bit nervous about Puhja because Triiniks had done so great there before and I didn’t want to dissapoint myself or the dancers. I wasworrying without reason because we took 2 first places . Since the trip to Denmark was the biggest event I had ever organized I had to thinkeverything twice or even more over. Luckily everything went fine in Denmark. It didn’t go so well with the auditions for the Youth Dance Festivalbecause only one of our groups was good enough to perform there. Every difficulty I described was meant to overcome and the hardest was to cope with the fact that Ingrid was so far away. I thought quiteoften how much fun it would be with Ingrid to make jokes about long and exhausting days and I know that with her it would have been so mucheasier. Children too wanted to know how she was doing, when would she return and does she miss them too. Thanks to internet all of thesequestions got answers and when she finally arrived it seemed like instead of one she had been away for at least 2 or 3 seasons. Season without Ingrid was different, a bit hard, exhausting then again really educative. I was able to get a lot of experience during her timeaway and I’m always grateful to her for this trust and opportunity.Marius Aave, teaching the boys and acrobatics I have trained boys in Triiniks and assisted in acrobatics for 2 years. Usually we have classes that last for2 hours and though participation is more or less good there is still room for improvement. As I have 4 or 5 boysin each group, there is definitely room for more. Nevertheless I’m happy that I can train them and do thiswith my good colleagues. (This year Our trainings are versatile. We play, and do exercises to improvebrawn, endurance and coordination and of cource dancing. It’s no surprise that boys like to play and they’rereally good in it. The hardest for them is without a doubt dancing because here the huge difference between their abilities come out. So I haveto make compromises. While doing easier steps I have to make sure that the experienced ones don’t get bored. It makes workouts really difficultto prepare and sometimes I feel hopeless but fortunately we have made it so far and even performed with few dances. It would help if each andevery boy would be regularly in my class but that is not the case and every year I have to start from the beginning. However when they comethey’re full of enthusiasm because they can learn something new and exciting.8
  9. 9. Acrobatics has changed a lot and become much harder. During the first year we had student from the end of basic school and some fromthe secondary school. This year we have children from elementary school. I must admit working with near adults is so much easier. First of allchildren like to play a lot and it takes time and energy to get them where you want them to. Secondly they are afraid to the tricks we teach andlast but not least they tend to forget most of the things they learn. Thats why it is harder to work with them. Nevertheless I still try to develop good posture and balance because when they grow up it is so much more easier for them to learn new andmore demanding tricks. It doesn’t happen overnight and we have a saying: „Practice makes pefect!“Keiu Kiisler „show how to dance and the dance shall show you who you are!“ Dance is like unpredictable river that stops for nothing when it’s on the way to ocean. Rhythms, body, emotions and flow – all those rep-resent inner energy that wants to come out of you. Every dance has its own character, own face, something like inner force that binds invisibleimpulses to movements. Dance is a body language, that speaks more than just words ... dance is passion. As a little child I couldn’t have possibly guessed what will be waiting for me when I came to the world of dancing. As a dancer I can give my-self to the rhythms and cross borders that would otherwise stop me. I have learned to adapt with different dance characteristics while staying inthe borders that choreographer has put around me. Step by step I have found confidence and found out that dancing is only activity that allowsto forget everyday problems. When I’m on stage I `m not only dancing with my feet but my hands, fingers, face, eyes, thoughts and emotionsbecome one with the dance. Artur Alliksaar has once written „There are no better or worse times. There’s only a moment that we are experiencing now.“ In time I havegrown from student and become a teacher. Dancer has ability to bind emotions into movements to feel the force that bursts with rhythms out of ones body. Dancer is like a pawn thatmoves chaotically from creation to creation and graves for new mental and physical challenges. As a creator you’re one step higher coming out of strict borders entering to the artistic world with creations that has your own face. Everylittle nuance in dance embodys natural talent and commitment and of course professionalism. What’s great about it is that being step highergives you a chance to see how your creation becomes a link between dancer and audience. As a trainer I try not to prepare my lessons and teach according to my feelings from inside. Following different aims I try to take my stu-dents to absolute freedom and turn them into butterflies who are able to spread their wings one day towards the sun. I think I have ability tounderstand what my students really are capable of and most of all I enjoy discovering new sides in them what I can open with dance. 9
  10. 10. Carmen Lilium „Training with younglings“ Last week a 6 year old girl said that she asked a boy did he love her. The answer was yes. I asked her about him and she enthusiastically saidthat the feeling is mutual. All these sincere conversations and spontaneous kisses and hugs make your day really special. Of course everyday isn’tlike a walk in the beach. Sometimes you must deal with: I can’t or I don’t want to. Once in a while they also miss their home and mommies. Theinteresting part of the job is to make yourself so attractive to them that they’ll forget the reasons why they don’t want to do exercises. You alsohave to be really imaginative. For example you can’t just say that make a really long jump because when you say also that this jump goes over asteep ditch to where you must not fall in to then kids work twice as hard. Hardest part of my job is to teach dances because you have to do simplething all over again and you might get bored and they tend to forget a lot too. It helps if you talk to children that when you do your part reallygood for example three times then you can do what you like most and again they try harder. Working with them is necessary because you can see on girls who came three years ago and were shy and didn’t want to talk to others andwhose parents even considered taking them from training that they have turned into talkative and cheerful little kids who like what they’redoing. While being with us can children talk to each other while performing to them and trainers. Eventually they have a lot of confidence to doother things, too. Parents should also wait and not worry all the time because building confidence and skill comes with practice. The most important reason for driving to Nõo after my fulltime job is that when the first kid runs to my class then every negative thought Ihad in my mind just goes away.Tuuli Tohu „Day at the beach“ Dancing „Day at the beach“ was a whole new experience for me. I have never learned anything like this. As a soloist I feel every time as ifI’m walking along the beachline with dolphins and sunset. When I first heard about it I didn’t know what to expect but when I began to learnfirst moves I felt like I knew why Ingrid had created it. When my family and friends saw me dancing it they said they instantly remembered sun,beach, summer, sand and sea. To be honest it’s the same for me... The interesting part for me and other dancers was that we could make our own costumes and though everybody wore different outfits westill worked as one on stage. Some day I want to do this dance at beach. I think it would be awesome if Triiniks had a concert at beach and I believe that lots of peoplewould come and watch us. I love this dance because even if I mess something up no one notices because I have to improvise a lot and doing itdifferently here and there is inevitable. I like the dance and music and I feel great every time I do it.10
  11. 11. y c an s top m od If I fee e. b no e, l li e nc dan da k cing, then I give up hop e r ve . ne u YoKertu Tikkop Days to Come I got the idea for making a dance few years ago but then I didn’t really know what will be the music or how the movements will be going tolook like. I just knew that I wanted to create a dance that would be contemporary and unique. After the „Koolitants“ festival in 2008 Ingrid gavema an opportunity to start teaching my creation from next season. I remember listening the music again and again and imagining the movement when I was creating my dance. When something concretepopped into my head I tried to put it on paper. Ideas came in all sorts of situations and I tried to write them all down. Finally I gathered all thethings I had written down and started to put everything in order. Soon I started to realize where everything goes in the music. My intuitionhelped me a lot. It was hard to put theory into practice because when I started to do some steps I had few problems getting smoothly from one combinationto next. Teacher must be confident in what he or she does so first I had to teach it to myself. At the beginning of 2009 I began to teach my dance to the other girls. I began from small parts of which I was totally sure of to those move-ments I just wanted to see if they work or not. It was good for me that I knew dancers so it helped me to give out solos and put together groupwork. As the time went by the teaching got harder because when everybody knew the order of movements we had to polish it to perfection. Ialso had to teach some things all over again because some girls were sick during my class or just couldn’t make it. Teaching was totally newexperience for me because it’s one thing to understand the movements but it’s a another to make others understand them as well. I was satisfied when the dance was ready because I really liked some parts but I also was critical about things I could make better next time.First it was hard to name the dance but I decided to go with „Days to come“. The song that inspired me to do the dance is named exactly the same.Although it’s hard to follow the words from the song I understood that it talks about creativity and independence which have been important forme in life. At first I didn’t have a chance to see the dance on stage because I was performing as well but i must say it was interesting to see how theaudience reacts to my own creation. To sum up I am happy and satisfied that I was given a chance to work with wonderful dancers. I want to thankall the trainers from Triiniks for kind words and constructive criticism because teaching others taught me more than you could ever think of. 11
  12. 12. Triiniks and the world Thanks to good luck I got to study in Ollerup Sport Academy in Denamrk in 2003. I was amazed how much I learned about dancing, acroba-tics, different cultures and myself while being there. Since then each year I send trainers and students from Triiniks to study there. Up to date we have had 13 students there and they have brought a lot of new experiences and amazing skills back home. Now they can sharetheir experience with others here in Estonia. I remember how good it was being there. Every day I couldn’t wait for the lectures and classes to begin. It was really intresting to prepareall the performances because students had to make most of the work. So concerts were like exams for us. I’m really glad that Ollerup offers usscholarships for Triiniks’ students. Again 2 of our girls have made plans to go to study in Ollerup. I hope that some of our younger dancers havealready set themselves a goal – when I grow up I want to go to Ollerup and study dancing. Thanks to Ollerup we have connections all over the world. When Wanganui gymclub looked for a teacher, teachers in Ollerup recommendedme. While being there I made a promise to myself that I learn as much as I can for Triiniks during my time down under. Time in New-Zealand flewby and I enjoyed every moment there. I learned, taught, travelled and met very nice people there. What`s great is that 4 Triiniks girls were ableto go there for a training camp for a short period of time and give concerts as well. I think it was a great opportunity. And who knows maybesome day one of them wants to go and work out there. We have the invitation all we need is someone willing to go. We visited Gladesville gymclub in Australia in March. They gave us a warm welcome. We trained there with locals and they showed us NewSouth Wales. We hope that some day someone from Sydney will come and teach children in Triiniks. We have managed to lure 2 instructors fromBrazil to give lessons here. One trainer from Brazil and another one from New-Zealand is already waiting to come here because while teachingyou can learn so much yourself when being away in totally different country. You start to notice things you would never think of. Trust me I know.I hope we still get scholarships to Ollerup and that our programme for exchange coaches starts to work because these are the opportunities thatare worth reaching for. These are the opportunities that change your life.(Ingrid Hamer)14
  13. 13. t th i n gs i n my li f e. mp or tan o st i h em e of t n I love dan cing. T hat is oOur brazilian coach – Nany At the beginning on January a wrapped up though really cheerful brazilian girl stepped out of the plane. Helaine Lima spent the nextmonths in Nõo to teach in Triiniks. Helaine who we all called Nany taught both children and adults. Nany has specialised in acrobatics in Braziland quite often one can find her judgeing big competitions and directing other groups. She came here straight from Denmark. She studied inOllerup. Helaine also gave lessons to other trainers at Estonian dance teachers course. Her specialities were brazilian rhythms, acrobatic gymnastics.Many trainers were amazed how easy it was for her to put together pyramids or to teach a lot of balance demanding tricks. She also took lessonsthere herself. Helaine danced in Triiniks teachers group and helped to prepare routines for younger groups. Nany liked to use accessories in her dances like umbrellas and hoops. She also used a lot of gymnastics in her dances and she even made adance where the eyes were closed. She taught handsprings, games and handstands to our youngest group. Nany travelled across Estonia when she wasn’t teaching but of course not alone. Triiniks members took her with them whenever they wentaway for the weekend with their families. She saw Palamuse, most of the South-Estonia and even touring our capital´s Old Town. Nany lived inan apartment that Nõo school had provided for her. She liked to have visitors and talked gladly about studying in Ollerup or life in Brazil. The most characteristic words for Nany are positve, energetic, good sense of humor. She made the toughest classes intresting and funnyfor us. Nany fitted in really quickly and after few weeks it felt like she had trained us for months. She was very talkative but we had to speakin english with her but no one complained because it was great opportunity for us to practice it. Nany was demanding as a trainer but alwaystook different abilities into consideration while teaching. Diversity of movements characterised her classes. She taught us how important it is tostretch after classes and introduced us Brazilian rhythms. About a week before she left I remember asking her does she want to go home. She said that she would like to spend more time here inEstonia but her family and friend were waiting so she had to go. Time flied when she was here, so during last weeks we had work really hard tolearn all the dances. We organized a surprise party for Nany at the end of March. We were dancing, talking and made a picture to remember thismoment. After that she went home. Everybody missed her and we hope that when she has a chance she’ll be coming back to Estonia to visit us. We thank Nõo Basic School andSecondary school for making her trip here possible.(Kertu Tikkop) 15
  14. 14. Fernanda Piazza Culture, history, art and people came straight to my head when I started to think about Estonia. Everything is so different. I imagined whatit feels like to walk in a cold and deep snow. I wanted to learn as much as I could in Estonia and of course improve myself on my own field. Isn’tit interesting to work in a totally different place and learn about their way of life. I must say I was not disappointed. I learned a lot about Estonians. They are friendly, open minded and interested in other places and cultures.I spent 2 months in Estonia and during that time I was surrounded by people who were really kind towards me. I was able to taste delicious applepie, watch European finest figure skaters, take part in folkdance trainings, ski, skate and literally hunt dears in a deep snow. Is it even possible tohope for more ? My first class in Triiniks was on the 11th of January. I was surrounded by children and nothing was happening as the plan I had on the paper.What a surprise? Since Triiniks is a dance club then it was really intresting to teach them new and different acrobatic elements. I was able to workwith wide variety of students: children and teenagers, flexible and strong, lazy and energetic. It was really exciting. It’s obvious that leaving Nõo made me a little bit sad and I’ll always miss Triiniks.Marika Aidla Teaching in Triiniks I entered in a room called „Dance and Fun“ and from that moment I knew that there is nothing to worry about. As I entered I saw manycurious eyes watching me and what can I say, I was exited too. Meeting new persons – that’s what I like. You can’t achieve nothing without effort in the dance world and you also must remember the fun side of it. Triiniks dancers know this andmost probably it’s because their trainers themselves are hardworking and cheerful people. I’m glad that I can take part in their trainings in Nõoschool.16
  15. 15. Maarja Pärn It’s great to work with students who are motivated and really want to dance. I was really surprised that even when I told somebody to makesome odd moves or steps no one complained. Teaching younger dancers how to improvise was nice and I think they liked it too. They were creative and tried to find different ways how tocomplete the tasks I gave them. Their commitment is unbelievable. I noticed working with older girls that although they didn’t felt so comfortable doing new moves for them they never gave up and keptpushing themselves. Since then a thought has haunted me. If you do not work with maximum effort you’ll never get to the top. And I must saythese girls like to be on top.Arthur Gáspari – Arturo When I arrived in Nõo I felt like being in a cold country where people still welcome you warmly. It was a chance for me to be a student onceagain in a new environment. It was challenging to teach students from different age groups because there were huge differences in abilities andnot to mention understanding English. Estonian children responded differently from the ones I train in Brazil so I had to be open minded andreally creative. Week in Estonia was wonderful experience. It was full on challenges, mistakes and lessons. I was able to ski, skate and play ice-hockey, danceestonian folkdance and find new friends. I was impressed by Estonia, cold weather, Triiniks and warm and welcoming Estonians.Piret Vaughan - Triiniks I think it would be appropriate to start from the very first steps my sister Ingrid tried teach to me despite the fact I had barely learned tostand. By the way we have videos of that. After many “gala-concerts” at home, once old enough I signed up for a folkdance group. But somehowthat seemed more of an obligation. Time passed and in gymnasium it was a conscious move to join another folkdance group. For me it meanttaking part of the grand folkdance festival in Estonia. When Inks began with Triiniks in 1995 I was constantly watching their progress. I can still remember how their first dance (Triinud) musicechoed in the old training hall. Every time I think about it I smile. I helped out with Triiniks as much as I could and when Inks decided to study in Denmark in 2003 we both faced an important decision.Should we close down for that time or should I take over and lead the club. I had learnt much working next to Ingrid but leading a club with70 members is not to be taken easily. Fortunately everything went well and we even won some prizes. I think some of the children didn’t evenrealise that Ingrid was away since we look alike and even our training methods are similar. Last 5 years I have lived in Wales. Quite often I find myself thinking about Triiniks and dancing and I wish they were still in my life. I haven’tforgotten dancers from 2003 and I still like to keep myself up to date about their progress. Good luck Triiniks! 17
  16. 16. Campers at the school Training! Camp in Kõrveküla in Kõrveküla Campers are at the school in there Warm up is the first goal There was laugh the day 1st Sticks are hidden everywhere Teacher is way too slow We were digging loads of dirt Kids found those pretty fast Then we make some funny games Finally we happy found And went to bed as they were asked To put the body in the right place The stick was on the ground Day at the beach is super, Routines we have are nice and cool We were hicking Games on the sand – hyper And they´re also pretty smooth We were swinging So cool and nice the sculptures were We like dancing We were shopping Those were made so fast in there Not just hanging But no for chips Everybody likes those camps At the end we were sad Having friends like a lot of stamps Inger Reti Ivanov Didn´t wanna home so fast Hoping more camps to come 5th grade, 2009 Packing all the things together Having there a lot of fun Said goodbyes to each other Team: Daisi Team: Team 7 Summer 2005 Summer 200518
  17. 17. There was Inks in the woods Cute girl I like to dance and train Thinking over what to do There´s a lot of laugh in game Dancing – instantly she knew You are little and you´re cute We have coaches best in made There was Keiu in the woods You have freckles in your mood Marilin & Inx Thinking over what to do You are short with some moves We have to say them thanks Then came Inks and said to her But you have your own muse After school we meet with friends Lets go and dance somewhere there You can teach and train In the Triiniks at the end They met Marilin on the way Everybody with the name Asking her to join that day There is always beat in room Riinu-Liis And she said: Yes! And you happy with dance boom. Solveid Paju Tuuli ja Meeli Tohu 2nd gradeKaisa replacing KaisaWe were starting to learn a new routine called Raindance. Ingrid asked Kaisa Hagel to make a solo. Kaisa said yes. Then we start learning it pieceby piece, Kaisa couldn´t remember when she had to shake her boots. Ingrid decided to replace Kaisa to Kaisa. Then Kaisa Hanko was dancingsolo. At first she was really good but then she started to make mistakes. And then was the performance. I think we did pretty well.Anna-Maria Lepisk, 2nd grade, 21st of October 19
  18. 18. LaughIt is a busy day. Costumes for Father´s Day concert are given out. 1st greaders have yellow skirts. Kaisa-Maris: Does my father need a yellowskirt, too?Toddler´s class. Mihkel comes to the teacher and asks: Can you call me Kristjan now, I will ask from my mom can she change my name?Toddler´s class. Repeating what they have learned. Making balance (in Estonian called Swallow) teacher asks what we are doing. Susanna saysloud and clear: titmouse.When coach Marilin was expecting her first son Tristan, the older girls asked: Does your mother know?Performance in Puhja. The routine called „Carpets...“. One of the carpets just flew to the audiance.Dance Festival in Tallinn. There´s a lot pf people, busses are totally full. One day Kristi Keedus fits into the bus, but not her plait.Christmas party in 2009. Concert just ended. Elisabeth comes to the teacher and asks: was it the real concert?Summer camp in Kõrveküla in 2008. Kids come back from shopping and they look really serious, beacuse one man watching them there said:you did a history of life here.Summer camp in Kõrveküla 2008. Quiz. Why the Chinese emperor was wearing read braces made of snake´s skin?. Somebody says loud. Is thata tricky question? Anu: it has to be tricky one, nobaby knows a fact like that. (Correct asnwer is: other wise he could lose his pants.)20
  19. 19. Triiniks at the 10th Youth Song and Dance Festival From the 25th of June to the 1st of July Triiniks was in Tallinn to perform at the 10th Youth Song and Dance Festival. We participated withgymnastic routine choreographed by Kersti Kull and Riina Voolpriit. Triiniks was the only group from the Tartu county who could participate. Triiniks headed to Tallinn on Monday morning. First rehearsal was on the same day and dancers learned where they must be on stadiumduring the final concerts. Dancers had to get along with rain, wind and even burning sun. We can say that nothing was ruined because of theunpredictable weather. Rehearsals began early in the morning and on occasions lasted till evening. It was exhausting but nobody complainedbecause Triiniks was able to spend nights at Ristiku Basic School where by the way was also Anne Jürimäe folkdance group. There were 4 important performances which included one big rehearsal and 3 concerts. Rehearsal and 1st concert were on Friday and it wasrainy and windy on that day but last two concerts were held on sunny Saturday. There was a special dance „The tree is the height of other trees“at final concert directed by Maido Saar because the main theme of the dance festival was „Tree of world“ 8000 performers danced together thisspecial routine. Triiniks joined other groups from Nõo on Sunday to walk at the Song Festivals parade. After the song concert tired dancers started to head back their belongings and began heading back to Nõo. Although everything wasn’tperfect the 10th festival still made an unforgettable impression. Dancers would like to thank their instructors Marilin Sillaste and Ingrid Hamerand hope that they can perform at many dance festivals henceforward.(Kertu Tikkop)Triiniks performed at 18th Dance and Song festival „Üheshingamine“ Tulge lähme tantsupeole ! Võtkem sõbrad ka ja tuju läheb heaks.“ Everybody should go to the festival and take their friends with them. C-groups had dance after a song from where these first words originateand all who were at the festival agreed with them. During this beautiful summer was already 18th Song and Dance festival. The main theme ofthe festival was „Üheshingamine – breathing together“ but for the dance festival it was „Sea“ and Triiniks had a chance to perform there. This festival will always stay in your heart. There were rehearsals with burning sun and rainy breaks but foremost they were exhausting. Onoccasions tremendous heat took away enthusiasm from some dancers and rain made some boys sneeze. Rehearsals went from the morning tothe evening. A lot of work had to be done and there was little time for that. Sometimes we were wondering if this all was worth it. During first days different age groups rehearsed alone and as the days went by more and more groups got together on one stadium to makefinal adjustments for the final concerts. Dance festivals creative director was Ülo Luht who always managed to bring a smile on your face. Ofcourse we can’t forget that on the same time he was really demanding. Although the rehearsals were difficult and tiring the result was worth it. Dancing together with thousands of dancers was exhilarating.We were able to take part in Song festival on Saturday and I guess everybody will remember after-party. As I think back to the festival onemoment brings tears to my eyes – making Estonian map on the stadium. During the last concert on Sunday I found myself thinking how fast the preparations for the festival and everything from strolling to thestadium and evenings at school where we slept went by. In a way I think everyone will miss this and hopes for the next and even better festival.I would like to thank all the teachers, participants and audience who are still reminding me that Estonia is a nation where everybody likes todance.(Kaisa Kattai) 21
  20. 20. Intresting facts to know:There has been 172 performances ut music .Tuuli has been in 92 performances out of 172.There has been almost 400 dancers in Triiniks during 15 years withoThere are 80 dancers in studio.There are 141 dances in our arsenal ceFirst dance was ”Triinud” an dWe have performed „Y“ – 18 times and „Tuultemeri“ – 14 times n´t DancWe began to work with toddlers in 2007 a ucMost experienced dancers: o i .Y ng w n ce is imp o r t ant12 years - Meeli ith11 years – Keiu, Triin, Kertu you10 years - Karmen, Tuuli9 years - Kaisa, Kristi7 years - Anu, Anette, Katrin r fe e6 years - Kerlin, Veronika t isIngrid has given almost 5000 lessons da ne o lse.Marilin has given about 1530 lessons n t, r ta thing, da Music is imp o ing eFrequent guest trainers:Helaine Lima – gymnastics (Brazil) eth ncFernanda Piazza – gymnastics (Brazil) ng om s i wi th y t isMarika Aidla – ballet (Theather Vanemuine) our h ear22
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  22. 22. 15 birthday concert Part I Part II 1. Triinud (Ingrid Hamer) 1. Troopilisel saarel (Marilin Sillaste) 2. Jalgratas (Marilin Sillaste) 2. Kahepaiksed (Ingrid Hamer) 3. Minu mänguasi (Ingrid Hamer) 3. Pipi tants (6.-7. klassi rühm) 4. Päev rannas (Ingrid Hamer) 4. Здесь былй мы (Ingrid Hamer) 5. Pesupäev (Ingrid Hamer) 5. Jaaniussid (Urve Keskküla) 6. Tuultemeri (Ingrid Hamer) 6. Energia käekiri (Marilin Sillaste) 7. Vaikselt (Ingrid Hamer) 7. Poksitrenn (Ingrid Hamer) 8. Jaht (Marius Aave) 8. Hold On (Ingrid Hamer) 9. Mull mull (Marilin Sillaste) 9. Karm kantri (Marilin Sillaste) 10. Anarhia (Tanel Pirk) 10. Lady Marmelade (Marilin Sillaste) 11. Rahutus (Marilin Sillaste) 11. Ladies Choice (Ingrid Hamer) 12. Minu lugu (Keiu Kiisler) 12. Kõik koos (Ingrid Hamer) 13. Vaibakad (Ingrid Hamer) 14. Ümmargune maailm (Ingrid Hamer) 15. Kandleke (Ingrid Hamer) 16. Sosinad (Ingrid Hamer) 17. Hullutaja (Ingrid Hamer)24
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