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Sat, 24 Jun


Studio Pittoreska


Our annual Drill&Grill summer event is all about training, deep learning, connecting and hanging out together as a community! This year we will have Olga Meos from Kazakhstan/Estonia for a 10-hour intensive specially designed for us and of cours our signature barbecue night ;-)

Registrations open here on Tuesday, 14 February 2023 at 10am CET
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Zeit & Ort / Time & Location

24 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 25 Jun 2023, 18:00

Studio Pittoreska, Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland



Our annual summer event is all about training, deep learning, connecting and hanging out together as a community! The name says it all: In addition to an extensive dance training, we indulge ourselves with a well-deserved, sociable barbecue in the studio's garden on Saturday evening 💃🌞🥂🥗🍗

This year, the one and only Olga Meos from Kazakhstan/Estonia will be our guest and teach a 10-hour intensive, hoooray!


Olga created this 10-hour intensive specifically for us and it‘s packed with technique & combinations, aspects of effective performace and stimuli for creation. All of this is delivered to you through her unique individual approach to learning, creativity and skill development.


Content and depth of any choreographic work can only be revealed accurately with the help of precise dance technique. Education of the body, work on coordination and deep mastery of various dance techniques are the basis of performing skills and its foundation. We will direct our focus inside to all our sensations in order to train the body productively and with pleasure!


3 beautiful dance combinations, which are collected separately:

- beautiful arms & hands technique

- clear steps, positions and turns

- contrast work of the body from soft transitions to clear accents

And we will try to slowly and carefully combine 1-2 (or may be even 3!) together and practice layering skill. 

These combos are not connected with speed or music, so you can take them as inspiration with you as patterns to your own creative compositions!


Your performance is influenced by many factors – attention, dance skills and technique, environment, mental strength, emotional support and physical energy.

Your knowledge and skills, and how you apply them to your dance, are the foundation of your performance.

Mental and physical energy is the key to your performance.

Confidence and emotion management also contribute to excellent results.

Let's talk about it. Let's dance about it.


"There is a life force, an energy that comes into action through you, and only you can properly express it in all its uniqueness. If you block this force, no other medium can transmit it as you can. Everything, what you need is to be open, to be aware of those impulses and internal pushes that motivate you. Keep the channel open ... "- Martha Graham.

Momentum is a stimulus, a push that causes some kind of action. We will create these impulses from the body, from the mind, from the image and sensations.


The dance does not provide answers, but rather asks a question.

Olga Meos from Kazakhstan, currently living in Estonia is the creator and director of Tribal Pro. dance group/community, the organizer of the biggest festival of this genre in Kazakhstan «Tribal-KZ» and an innovative choreographer, performer and teacher. She practices a unique individual approach to learning, which contributes to the creation of a favorable environment for the development of creativity and dance skills. She travelling all over the world with a teaching experience of 17 years.

You can find more information about Olga and her activities here.


Saturday & Sunday: 

Dance Studio, Zwinglistrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen

10:00 – 12:30 Intensive

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00 Intensive

Only on Saturday:

Studio Pittoreska, Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen

From 18:00 Barbecue, hangout & community dance at Studio Pittoreska

Some salads, bread and drinks will be offered. Everyone brings what they would like to put on the grill and maybe some drink that you enjoy.


Earlybird for registrations until 28 February: CHF 280

Regular for registrations from 1 March: CHF 330

Please read the next section carefully before registering.

Registration opens on Tuesday, 14 February at 8:00pm CET.


Can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Absolutely! Please read all the information thoroughly before sending us an email. Maybe your question has already been answered. If your question has not yet been answered, please contact

What is the refund policy?

All registrations are binding, non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another course/workshop. The terms and conditions of Pittoreska Dance & Movement apply.

Which payments do you accept?

Our accounts are in Swiss Francs. Regardless of which currency you transfer in, please make sure to cover any conversion rates and transfer fees so we receive the full amount in Swiss Francs. Apart from bank transfer, we accept Paypal ( and Revolut (please contact

Can I pay by instalments?

Payment by instalments is only possible for total amounts over CHF 300. If this causes you difficulties, please reach out to us.

Is my registration transferable to another person? If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your place to another participant, which is your responsibility. Please contact and in case there is a waiting list, you will be put in touch with the next person on the list so you can process the transfer directly with each other. Once you have sold your spot, please send an email to (cc: the new participant) confirming that you have officially transferred your spot and providing us their contact information.

What about accommodation and parking in St. Gallen?

The city centre is very small and everything is within walking distance. There are several car parks in the city centre, but they are relatively expensive. The outdoor parking spaces in the neighbourhood are cheaper, but usually limited in time. You can buy daily or monthly permits for unlimited parking in certain zones. You can find more information here

Hotels are relatively expensive in Switzerland and it's a good idea to check out Airbnb options. Dancers stayed at the TouchBed City Apartments before, which they found highly recommendable. To help you find your way around St. Gallen, we have created a map of all sorts of places we found useful. 

The number of spots is limited. As soon as the event is sold out, we will open a waiting list. Please contact us via to register. The waiting list works on a first come, first served basis.

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By registering you agree to the terms and conditions of Pittoreska Dance & Movement. The registration is binding and the participation fee is due upon registration, payable within 10 days. In the event of a default in payment, a payment reminder ist sent with a new deadline. In case of further delay, the spot might be released according to demand. Participation is guaranteed after payment of the participation fee. A refund will generally only be given in case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Pittoreska Dance & Movement, the instructors and their staff disclaim any liability.

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