Classes

Monday

Get yourself to the next level with this wonderful technique class! In May we concentrate on classical oriental styles. Personal feedback and variations will guarantee the right level of challenge to each dancer!

Starting 14.1.2019, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 18:30-19:30
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Ulla

A great chance to train in a totally new type of class! This two hour session is divided into two parts with two different teachers to keep you focused until the end! The first part is dedicated to improving technique with Ulla, while the second part is spent turning the technique into dance with Laura. In may the theme will be classical oriental.

Starting 6.5.2019, 5x120min - 120€

Time: 18:30-20:30
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Ulla/Laura

Tuesday

In this class a challenging oriental style choreography will be prepared, including some veil work in the entrance part. For the course to run smoothly, students are asked to take an active approach to training.

Starting 15.1.2019, 15x75min - 255€

Time: 17:15-18:30
Level: Advanced
Teacher: Nina

Folklore approach - the spring term is dedicated to strong, grounded technique and learning the art of 'assaya', the stick. A joyful Saidi style choreography will be danced!

Starting 8.1.2019, 15x90min - 255€

Time: 18:30-20:00
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Ulla

Let's get a cheerful start for the summer and dance to some pop! This class is full of sweaty technique training and a simple but fun choreography.

Starting 7.5.2019, 5x75min - 85€

Time: 18:45-20:00
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Ulla

In this class we approach oriental dance techniques through the music. You will learn to recognise the most typical instruments and rhythms of the Arabic music and how to use them in dancing. In every class one instrument and one rhythm together with the particular dance style will be examined more closely. Due to the changing topic, you may as well attend once or twice if you can't make it to all five sessions. Open level!

18.6.-16.7.2019, 5x75min - 85€

Time: 18:30-19:45
Level: Open
Teacher: Ulla

Technique class with a changing theme and teacher. Core work, shimmies, alignments and combinations to different music styles from baladi to classical. Useful all-round training to dancers of all levels!

30.7.-27.8.2019, 5x75min - 85€

Time: 18:30-19:45
Level: Open
Teacher: Ulla/Maija

Wednesday

This season we travel one step North of Egypt and learn the tricks of Turkish dance. The classes include practises in both styles as well as a cheerful Turkish style choreography. For the ones who wish to perform too, there is a chance for that after the season.

Startin 16.1.2019, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Mikaela

On sunny Wednesdays we will be enjoying Mikaela's own specialities! She will be teaching a latin oriental fusion dance, that will for sure make you sweat and smile! The class is suitable for all with basic skills in oriental dance.

Starting 15.5.2019, 5x60min - 80€

Time: 17:45-18:45
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Mikaela

This class will still include training of basic techniques, such as shimmies, hip drops and smooth rolling movements of the core. Also an easy choreography will be practised to an energetic Arab pop. If you have been attending the beginner classes before, this class is an excellent choice for you!

Starting 8.5.2019, 5x60min - 80€

Time: 19:00-20:00
Level: Basic-Intermediate
Teacher: Pia

Let's take a happy break and dance shaabi, pop and some folk! Basic technique as well as easy combinations with a funky twist! Beginners may concentrate on the very basics while more advanced dancers get more challenge from the variations and layers.

19.6.-17.7.2019, 5x75min - 85€

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

Technique and combinations of three different folkloric dances. First two times we'll be working on haggala including it's special walking technique. The following classes will be dedicated to khaleegy, the groovy dance of the Arabian Peninsula. Last session will be used on improving Saidi style technique and expressions. All of these techniques are often applied into oriental dance in general, making them a must know for every dancer! Dancers of all levels welcome!

31.7.-28.8.2019, 5x60min - 85€

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

Thursday

Get yourself to the next level with this wonderful technique class! From juicy baladi to elegant arabesques - varying combos and individual feedback will make the training fun.

Starting 10.1.2019, 15x75min - 240€

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

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.

Starting 11.4.2019, 5x60min - 85€

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

In the May technique Outi will be teaching a variety of spins and turns as well as alignments and muscle support both on spot and while moving. Dancers of all levels will benefit from the exercises since everyone will practise according to their personal level.

Starting 2.5.2019, 5x60min - 80€

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

Sunday

Get yourself to the next level with two different teachers! From juicy baladi to elegant arabesques, sassy shimmies to beautiful alignments - varying combos and individual feedback will make the training fun. The teacher will be changed irregularly, but each of them will teach about half of the course.


Starting 13.1.2019., 15x60min - 225€

Time: 16:30-17:45
Level: Open
Teacher: Outi/Ulla

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.

THE GROUP IS FULL! If you are interested to join for the autumn term, let us know now - the places are very limited!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

Time: 18:00-19:30
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. The card is valid for 6 months excluding July. 1x 20€ 5x 85€ 10x 160€

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 up to one month after your course has finished. 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!