The week of master classes culminates with a serious exam. The young participants perform at the stage of a professional venue the piece presenting their current ability at its height. The audience is very comme il faut: not just ever indulging mommies and daddies, but both young and adult ballet goers of St. Petersburg. This night provides a great chance for all. The students are welcome to demonstrate their talents beyond the classroom. The coaches and parents get ready to worry and to be proud. The young audience obtains a vivid example of how the hard work, diligence and patience can get one closer to one's dreams. And the experts run some kind of a quest game where they should guess which ugly duckling of today may become an admirable swan of tomorrow. In fact, the scale of emotions here, at the Hermitage Theater, is hardly less than at the Dance Open Star Gala.
A young heart driven by a dream becomes fearless and powerful. To face the audience, to dance solo at that huge stage — it's not as easy as it seems. To overcome the fear, to believe in personal powers, to gather all the courage and to perform at full capacity — it’s a great victory. That how a strong character builds up. And we sincerely wish our participants good luck, because a talent and a patience they already do possess!