Classes

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At your request Ulla will be teaching an Egyptian style balady choreography with juicy core work, playful steps and cheeky details. The course will walk you through all the technique and musical aspects of the choreography - so don't hesitate to join! You may also repeat the classes as many times as you need to. This joyful dance fits all types of stages and occasions as well as costumes so it is a great addition to your repertoire! Those wishing to receive personal feedback may send their video at the end of the course.

Classes appear into a closed FB group by every Monday and are available to watch whenever it suits you best!

Starting 23.8.2021, 5x60min -66€

Time: 16:00
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Teacher: Ulla

Tuesday

An all-round technique class to improve your shimmies, hip drops, camels and more! Drills and combinations in different styles. Teacher will give different variations to ensure each dancer has challenges matching their level, so don't hesitate to join straight from beginner class up to advanced!

Starting 31.8.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Open
Teacher: Laura

Laura's popular chroreography classes continue in oriental style!

Starting 31.8.2021, 15x75min - 260€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Laura

An all-round technique class to improve your shimmies, hip drops, camels and more! Drills and combinations in different styles. Teacher will give different variations to ensure each dancer has challenges matching their level, so don't hesitate to join straight from beginner class up to advanced!

Starting 11.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Open
Teacher: Laura

Laura's popular chroreography classes continue in oriental style! Spring term will be full of useful technique and a choreography to a beautiful Wael Khoury song.

Starting 11.1.2022, 15x75min - 260€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Laura

In this class we start from the very beginning of oriental dance! Learn the shimmies, rolling core work and sharp accents, travel with easy steps and combination. All techniques are taught step by step, so no previous experience required! You can join also during the term.

Starting 12.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:15-20:15
Level: Basic
Teacher: Laura

Wednesday

In this class we start from the very beginning of oriental dance. Learn the shimmies, rolling core work and sharp accents, travel with easy steps and combination. All techniques are taught step by step, so no previous experience required! You can join also during the term.

Starting 1.9.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:15-18:15
Level: Open
Teacher: Hadassa

This class takes you to the deepest of technique. From shimmies to isolations, from hipdrops to arm work, practising variations and polishing details with a creative approach this is a perfect choice for dancers with the minimum of basic skills. Advanced dancers will enjoy more challenging variations and personal feedback. Drop in or join for the whole term!

Starting 1.9.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 18:15-19:15
Level: Open/Intermediate
Teacher: Hadassa

First time in Finland - weekly classes in Persian dance! Inspiring dancing with beautiful arms, fascinating whirls and turns in variety of styles. Iranian herself, during this course Safa will take you through basic techniques of Persian dance as well as several folkloric traditions. Persian dance technique is different to oriental dance so no previous background required - teacher will start from the begnning! Safa teaches in English.

Starting 1.6.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:15-20:15
Level: Open
Teacher: Safa

In this class we start from the very beginning of oriental dance. Learn the shimmies, rolling core work and sharp accents, travel with easy steps and combination. All techniques are taught step by step, so no previous experience required! You can join also during the term.

Starting 12.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Basic
Teacher: Hadassa

This class takes you to the deepest of technique. From shimmies to isolations, from hipdrops to arm work, practising variations and polishing details with a creative approach this is a perfect choice for dancers with the minimum of basic skills. Accessories like veils or finger cymbal might be applied, you may borrow them from the studio. Advanced dancers will enjoy more challenging variations and personal feedback. Drop in or join for the whole term!

Starting 12.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 18:00-19:00
Level: Open
Teacher: Hadassa

Safa's popular Persian dance class continues as an intermediate class to prepare a full choreography with easy stagings. This class suits dancers with some previous experience of Persian dance or dancers of other styles who don't mind some more challenge from the start. After the term students are welcome to peform the dance on stage. Safa teaches in English.

Starting 12.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:00-20:00
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Safa

Finland's only weekly classes in Persian dance are here! Inspiring dancing with beautiful arms, fascinating whirls and turns in variety of styles. Iranian herself, during this course Safa will take you through basic techniques of Persian dance as well as several folkloric traditions. Persian dance technique is different to oriental dance so no previous background required - teacher will start from the very basics! Safa teaches in English.

Starting 13.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 20:00-21:00
Level: Basic
Teacher: Safa

Thursday

This class is a perfect choice for those who wish to improve their basic technique while also getting started with dancing choreographies! An easy dance to a Arab pop song suits dancers right after beginner course as well as those who wish to refresh on their comfy zone. Hara teaches is English.

Starting 13.1.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Open/Basics
Teacher: Hara

Real Saidi awaits intermediate dancers who like heavy beats and sassy moves! This class includes useful technique training with and without cane and a choreography to the Saidi classic Khissa Saidi. Canes may be borrowed at the studio. Dancers who wish to perform will have a change to do so after the term. Hara teaches is English.

Starting 13.1.2022, 15x75min - 260€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Hara

This is a special training group for advanced dancers who wish to learn more about performing, musicality and finding their own style. Choreographies will be created in co-operation with the group and prepared for stage. If you are interested in training in a motivated group and willing to work harder, don't hesitate to contact us for more info and applying at info@helsinkioriental.fi.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW DANCERS TO JOIN FOR SPRING2 2022! An audition class will be arranged on Sunday 12.12.2021 at 15:00-16:00. This is a relaxed, free dance class, so come get to know us and try it out even if you are not convinced you want to be joining the group. Spring term will be committed to a showy veil dance with Hara! Hara teaches is English.
Sign up for this audition class by emailing at info@helsinki oriental.fi

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

Starting 13.1.2022, 15x90min - 290€

Time: 19:15-20:45
Level: Advanced
Teacher: Hara

Saturday

It's finally here - A five week course to improve your physique from balance to posture! This ballet class is full of wonderful basic drills for feet, arms and the whole body as well as musicality. If you didn't try ballet before, it's about time - this course suits dancers of all styles and level. Socks or soft dance slippers are recommended.

Starting 8.1.2022, 5x75min - 85€

Time: 10:45-12:00
Level: Open
Teacher: Jaana

Sunday

This is Outi's special group for dancers who wish to develop their skills further in performing and making choreographies. During the course everyone will prepare a choreography of their own. Outi will guide each dancer through the process depending on their individual needs and level of experience. All participants will dance and give feedback to each other.

If you wish to join this group for the next term, contact us at info@helsinkioriental.fi for more! This class is usually sold out, now 2 spots left!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

10x120min + 3h training space - 192€

Time: 18:00-20:00
Level: Advanced
Teacher: Outi

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Basics

Learn the first steps of Oriental Dance – shimmies, sharp accents and rolling movements of your middle body. Easy footwork is applied to create short combos and to make you dance for real from the very beginning. No previous dance experience required.

Intermediate

You already know what it’s about and want to learn more variations and styles. The class might include practicing full choreographies and usage of accessories such as sticks or veils. See the details for each class!

Advanced

For those with several years of regular training on them. You are ready to practice a little bit more seriously and perhaps want to perform too. See the details for each class!

Oriental Jam

Oriental party hour, full of dancing and sweating! Enjoy a funky mixture of Shaabi Street Dance, Arab Pop and Folklore elements - Let go and shake it! Routines remain easy, no previous dance experience required.

Drop in Cards

If you struggle to stick to a fixed weekly class or just wish to drop in every now and then, we recommend getting one of our drop in cards. You can choose a 1x, 5x or 10x card and use it in any of our normal weekly classes without having to register every time. The card is valid for 6 months. 1x 20€ 5x 90€ 10x 175€

General Terms

Prices incl. VAT 10%. As you sign up, please specify your preferred method of payment. Cash, card and voucher payments are accepted upon arrival. Bills will be sent prior to the course. Registrations are binding, cancellations only for medical reasons. If you missed a class you are welcome to drop in for any of the open classes for compensation during the season or two months after your course has finished if you have an other valid course registration . Classes vary in length, however this doesn’t affect the number of drop ins. Dancers are not insured by us, so make sure to get yourself covered for twisted ankles and other fatalities! Classes are danced barefoot or in dance slippers, special equipment is not required - just come and dance with us!