Classes

Monday

Get yourself to the next level with this wonderful technique class! During the autumn term we concentrate on classical oriental styles as well as some veil work. Personal feedback and variations will guarantee the right level of challenge to each dancer!

Starting 2.9.2019, 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. This term the theme will be veil dance, so beautiful, light movements and a stunning choreography await!

Starting 2.9.2019, 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 3.9.2019, 15x60min - 225€

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

This term's topic will be drum solo. Lots of core work, isolations as well as sharp accents and sassy shimmies! A cheerful choreography will be practised, and also performed by those who are interested in getting on stage.


Starting 3.9.2019, 15x90min - 255€

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

Wednesday

Simple and elegant - In this course we will be in search of beautiful alignments, graceful arms and strong feet. Practise twists and turns and throw yourself into music and emotion!

Startin 4.9.2019, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:15-18:15
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 4.9.2019, 15x60min - 225€
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Starting 4.9.2019, 5x60min - 85€

Time: 18:30-19:30
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 5.9.2019, 15x60min - 225€

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

Let's continue with the lovely basic technique training along with an easy dance! More shimmies, hip drops, accents and smooth camels, eights and core work will be practiced. Easy steps will be applied through a choreography. This season's dance style will be a cheeky baladi, which is a rooted and happy dance in traditional Egyptian manner. The class is suited for all who have already taken a short beginner course, those willing to get back on track after a long pause as well as those beginners who are up for more challenge right away!

Starting 5.9.2019, 15x75min - 255€

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

This is a special 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 one spot left for the upcoming autumn term!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

Starting 5.9.2019, 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.

1.9. Outi / 8.9. Outi / 15.9. Ulla / 22.9. Outi / 29.9. Outi / 6.10. Ulla

Starting 1.9.2019., 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.

THE GROUP IS FULL! If you are interested to join for the spring term 2020, let us know early - the places are very limited!

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!