Classes

Monday

On Monday's open level technique class we do not only practise basic oriental dance techniques - shimmies, core work, alignments and steps - but we will also integrate the use of accessories to part of our training. Learn how to handle elegant veils, sassy sticks and girly melayas right and how to get the best out of dancing with them ! No previous experience of accessories needed, dancers of all levels welcome!

Starting 31.8.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

This class is a perfect place for dancers with a few years of training on them, who wish to get their technique polished to the next level! In the autumn term we will concentrate on joyful Egyptian style dance with balady and shaabi elements.

Starting 31.8.2020, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:00-20:00
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. The theme of the term will be joyful Egyptian style dance with balady and shaabi elements!

Starting 31.8.2020, 15x120min - 345€

Time: 19:00-21:00
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Ulla/Laura

Start your week smoothly! This is a wonderful body maintenance class that combines the best of pilates, yoga, different stretching techniques and more! Strengthen your core, improve your mobility and restore your body from the stresses of office work, sports and life. Training in a small group is safe and comfortable, variations are provided to ensure everyone has the right amount of challenge. Suitable also during pregnancy.

Starting 11.1.2021, 10x60min -88€

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

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 will be taught step by step, so no previous experience required!

Starting 11.1.2021, 15x60min - 225€

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

Tuesday

In this class we practise oriental dance techniques of various styles from balady to classical, from pop to folk. Improve your isolations, footwork and musical expression! Different variations and personal feed back guarantee everyone is learning regardless of their level, so don't hesitate to join - this class suits you for sure!

Starting 1.9.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

Tuesday's new class with Laura consists of a smooth and elegant oriental style choreography and plenty of technique training. This class suits all dancers with basic technical skills. At the end of the season, there will be a chance to perform for those who wish to get up on stage.

Starting 1.9.2020, 15x75min - 255€

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

In this class we practise oriental dance techniques of various styles from balady to classical, from pop to folk. Improve your isolations, footwork and musical expression! Different variations and personal feed back guarantee everyone is learning regardless of their level, so don't hesitate to join - this class suits you for sure!

Starting 12.1.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

Tuesday's class with Laura is a great combo of choreography and plenty of technique training. The theme for spring 2021 will be specified soon! This class suits all dancers with basic technical skills. At the end of the season, there will be a chance to perform for those who wish to get up on stage!

Starting 12.1.2021, 15x75min - 255€

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

Wednesday

Mikaela's lovable choreography class continues! This term's theme will be strong, showy and glamorous!
This class suits dancers with a few years of training. Those who wish to perform will have a chance for that at the end of the term.

Starting 2.9.2020, 15x75min - 255€

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

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 will be taught step by step, so no previous experience required!

Starting 2.9.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

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 will be taught step by step, so no previous experience required!

Starting 13.1.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:15-18:15
Level: Basic
Teacher: Laura

Join this totally new type of project for dancers interested in performing! The class includes training of choreography, technique as well as expression. At the end of the term a dance video is produced with both solo and group parts. The video will be edited and dancers will also receive it to use for their own purposes.

Starting 12.1.2021, 15x90min - 270€

Time: 18:15-19:45
Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Laura

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 13.1.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 19:45-20:45
Level: Open
Teacher: Ulla

Thursday

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 3.9.2020, 15x60min - 225€

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

Thursday's choreography class is a great combination of technique and choreo practise! This term we will make two shorter choreographies, a classy veil number and a more funky group dance. You can borrow a veil from the studio! The class is aimed for dancers with a few years of experience. Those willing to perform will have a chance to do so at the end of the term.

3.9.2020, 15x75min - 255€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: 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.

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

Starting 3.9.2020, 15x90min - 255€
Starting 7.1.2021, 15x90min - 255€

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

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 7.1.2021, 15x60min - 225€

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

Thursday's choreography class is a great combination of technique and choreo practise! This term we will make two shorter choreographies, a typical oriental number and an easy group dance of sassy lebanese dabke. The class is aimed for dancers with a few years of experience. Those willing to perform will have a chance to do so at the end of the term!

Starting 7.1.2021, 15x75min -255€

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

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, so make sure to be early!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

10x120min + 3h training space - 187€

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!