Classes

Online

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

Monday

From traditional to contemporary, this class combines the best of both worlds! Fanny will be teaching technique combinations derived from different styles of Tribal Fusion bellydance. Enjoyable shimmies, accents as well as fluid snake like movements - changing theme each class, so drop in is also possible. This class is open level, so it is also suitable for beginners!

Starting 2.5.2022, 5x60min - 80€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Basics/Open
Teacher: Fanny Delesham

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!
SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL: 2 Tuesday courses 5x60min+75min 140€!

Starting 3.52022, 5x60min - 80€

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

Laura's popular chroreography class is in full summer mode in May! A dancehallish Arab pop song will be turned into a cheerful dance combining both traditional oriental and modern fusion elements. If you really love to dance, this is for you!
SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL: 2 Tuesday courses 5x60min+75min 140€!

Starting 3.5.2022, 5x75min - 85€

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

A technique class to continue the beginner course. Let's keep practising basic technique further adding new moves to the vocabulary! Drills and combinations in different styles. Teacher will give different variations to ensure each dancer has challenges matching their level, so all levels including newbies welcome!
SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL: 2 Tuesday courses 5x60min+75min 140€!

Starting 3.5.2022, 5x60min - 80€

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

Mellow Nubian vibes to ensure the sun is shining every Tuesday in June! In this class Sari will be sharing her latest choreography to a groovy, modern Nubian song along with appropriate technique. If you are new to Nubian dance, it's quite about time to learn!

Staring 7.6.2022, 5x75min - 85€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: Open
Teacher: Sari

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 30.8.2022, 15x60min - 225€

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

Laura's popular choreography class continues with new choreographies! Details coming soon!

Starting 30.8.2022, 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 - just come a you are!

Starting 30.8.2022, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:15-20:15
Level: Basics
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. In May's crash course we also get to know folky saidi dance including the usage of a dance cane (you may borrow one at the studio) All techniques are taught step by step, so no previous experience required!

Starting 27.4.2022, 5x60min - 80€

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

Suvi Tuominen is joining us for May with her inspiring technique instructing and creative drills. From basic technique with variations and moving practises 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 course!

Starting 27.4.2022, 5x60min - 80€

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

Hadassa's summer technique is a chance to explore your isolations, arm work and safe alignments. Come enjoy dancing to different styles of oriental music!

Starting. 1.6.2022, 5x60min - 80€

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

This course will take you from all-round oriental core work practises to interesting footwork and stylish alignments. Tuija's technique is an absolute must do for dancers of all levels!

Starting 15.6.2022, 5x60min - 80€

Time: 18:15-19:15
Level: Open
Teacher: Tuija

Thursday

May course is dedicated to a proper drum solo! Isolations, accents, shimmies and all those funky twists and turns! Come get your favourite summer choreography ready in no time!

Starting 28.4.2022, 5x75min - 85€

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

Sign up

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!