Fine 5 Dance School was founded in 1994. It gives professional training for young people who would later be able to continue their studies in dance universities, participate in different dance projects and develop their own performances. The lessons are meant both for beginners and advanced; the only expectancy for them is to value creative personal initiative and to take an interest in contemporary dance on different levels.
Every year there are about 50 15-35-year-old young and professional dancers taking part in the lessons. Special emphasis is put on practical trainings which help to develop the cooperation between body and mind, creativity and figurative thinking; combining different movement qualities with improvisation, individual and group works. In addition to practical trainings there are also some theoretical lectures, seminars and video analyses.
Students are taught different training principles of contemporary dance based on anatomically correct use of body, as well as development of creative and spatial thinking through the ideas of dance composition.
Fine 5 Dance School is one of the most important training centres of contemoporary dance in Estonia. Several students of our school have continued their studies in European leading dance universities (e.g. Kristel Kia in University College of Dance, Kärt Juurak in New Dance Development Center in Holland etc). In 2004 3 students of Fine 5 Alissa Snaider, Laura Kvelstein, Anu Tromm reached to the final audition of P.A.R.T.S in Brussels.
In 2003 Alissa Snaider took part in the Estonian final of Eurovision Young Dancers competition.
The works of Fine 5 Dance School have several times been the laureates of local dance festival "Koolitants" (since 1997).
Most of famous Estonian dancers and choreographs have studied in Fine 5 Dance School (e.g. Katrin Essenson, Taavet Jansen, Helen Reitsnik, Tiina Mölder; Raido Mägi, Merle Saarva, Mart Kangro and many more).
The heads of the school are Tiina Ollesk ja René Nõmmik. The lessons have also been given by Mari Mägi, Dmitri Kruus, Irina Pähn etc. The School has been making collaborations with visiting teachers from all over the world.
During the last 10 years more than 20 guest choreographs have carried out their workshops here (Karin Jameson from Sweden, Claire Filmon from France, Randy James from USA, Tommi Kitti from Finland, Aki Suzuki from Japan, Matteo Moles from Belgium etc).
New students are welcome every year at the beginning of September, the advanced lessons can also be joined during the whole season.