Classes

Monday

Get yourself to the next level with this wonderful technique class! During the spring term we concentrate on improving isolations, shimmies and powerful accents. Personal feedback and variations will guarantee the right level of challenge to each dancer!

Starting 13.1.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

A great chance to train in a different 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. This term the theme will be drum solo, so expect some strong technique and funky moves!

Starting 13.1.2020, 15x120min - 345€

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

Tuesday

Technique class full of useful drills in various styles. Core work, shimmies, alignments and combinations to different music genres from baladi to classical, from shaabi to modern. Useful all-round training to dancers of all levels!

Starting 14.1.2020, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:30-18:30
Level: Open
Teacher: Ulla

In this class we will be dancing to the Egyptian classic Min Hobbi Fik Ya Ghari where elements of a juicy accordion balady meets the light moves and details of an oriental stage number. Strengthening the middle body, sharpening the accents and moving light and easy will be practised. The choreography will also give you a good chance to improve your expressions and interpretation of the music. This dance is also suitable for soloists!

Starting 14.1.2020, 15x90min - 255€

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

Wednesday

In Mikaela's intermediate group a groovy dance will be prepared for performing. This term's theme will be cheeky drum solo and joyful pop.

Startin 15.1.2019, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:15-18:30
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Mikaela

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 15.1.2020, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:45-20:45
Level: Basics
Teacher: Mikaela

Thursday

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 16.1.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

This is the easiest one of our intermediate classes! We will continue with a plenty of basic technique drills, but we will also start working on an easy choreography. This class is well suited for those continuing from a basic course or a couple of years of dancing. This term the theme will be Arab pop that combines shimmies, hip drops, camels and eights into simple steps and cheerful expressions.

Starting 16.1.2020, 15x75min - 255€

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

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. There is two spots left for the upcoming spring term!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

Starting 16.1.2020, 15x90min - 255€

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

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. Specific dates will be updated during the season.

12.1.2020 Outi

Starting 12.1.2019., 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:00-18:00
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.

One spot left for the spring term!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

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 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 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!