Triiniks was founded in 1995. It was an idea in making for a group of friends to come along and have some fun while doing what they loved most, dancing. To begin with, it was a small venture of 8 girls and Ingrid Hamer as a coach and the founder of the club.
Triiniks expanded rapidly and children from different age groups were joining in. Studio has grown to about 100 kids and their sessions are divided according to their ages. The ages span from preschoolers to adults. There is also an advanced group in different ages who train together 4 times a week.
Studio’s main focus is dance. Members are passionate about it. Coaches are expected to develop choreographies according to abilities. The greatest thing about dancing is that it’s without limits. So the ideas and fantasies are free to flow to create magic.
“As for ourselves, our life and relationship gets better and stronger every year so we are definitely big believers in the benefits of dance. We have made it our goal to pass this on to as many people as possible." Triiniks coaches
Triiniks has taken some new and fun filled challanges. Studio’s connection with Ollerup Gymnastikhoyskolen in Denmark has helped to develop basic gymnastics and tumbling. Over time the studio has got better equipment and kids have improved their skills. These classes freshen up the dance routines and participants have the opportunity to work with their attainments. Tumbling has been part of our regular training sessions over 10 years.
In 2007 Triiniks got new facilities in Nõo Sports Centre. It filled the atmosphere with new thoughts and created wonderful possibilities. In 2007 the studio started coaching pre-school kids. The 3 to 4 years and the 5 to 6 years of age sessions are enjoyable and enable children to develop balance, coordination, motor skills, social and educational skills. For a child it appears to be more of a playground with some gymnastics and dancing elements.
At the beginning of 2008 Triiniks started to welcome volunteers from different countries. We have hosted coaches from Brazil, Denmark, Uruguay and New Zealand. For many years Triiniks has taken part in different dance competitions, shows, festivals and also given a lot of concerts. Common enterprise has brought the dancers and their coaches more close to each other and made Triiniks as one big happy family.
Triiniks is based in Nõo, a small town situated 16 km outside the second largest city in Estonia called Tartu. There are regular (hourly) bus and train connections between Nõo and Tartu.
Our season starts on the 1st of September and it will run through to the end of May. During the summer the studio takes part in summer festivals. The busiest time is around Christmas and February-March, when we will be preparing for our annual trip to Ollerup, Denmark and our performance tours.
There are 4 weeks holidays through 9 month period, one week at the end of October, Christmas break for 2 weeks and one week holiday in the middle of March. There will be dance and gymnastics festivals during the summer and a training camp.