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

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!

Starting 31.8.2021, 15x60min - 225€

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

Laura's popular chroreography classes continue in oriental style! More details coming soon!

Starting 31.8.2021, 15x75min - 260€

Time: 18:00-19:15
Level: Intermediate
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. All techniques are taught step by step, so no previous experience required!

15x60min - 165€

Time: Anytime
Level: Basic
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! You can join also during the term.

Starting 1.9.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 17:15-18:15
Level: Open
Teacher: Hadassa

This class takes you to the deepest of technique. From shimmies to isolations, from hipdrops to arm work, practising variations and polishing details with a creative approach 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 term!

Starting 1.9.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Time: 18:15-19:15
Level: Open/Intermediate
Teacher: Hadassa

First time in Finland - weekly classes in Persian dance! Inspiring dancing with beautiful arms, fascinating whirls and turns in variety of styles. Iranian herself, during this course Safa will take you through basic techniques of Persian dance as well as several folkloric traditions. Persian dance technique is different to oriental dance so no previous background required - teacher will start from the begnning! Safa teaches in English.

Alk. 1.9.2021, 15x60min - 225€

Starting 1.6.2021, 15x60min - 225€

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

Thursday

In this short basics course 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! This course gives a good groundation to continue dancing in other classes.

Starting 7.10.2021, 5x60min - 80€

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

This in an efficient 5 week course, dedicated to learning a sassy cane dance to an Egyptian pop song. Sari's playful choreography fits well both for soloists as well as groups. Cane techniques will remain simple, no previous experience with cane needed. You may borrow a cane from the studio.

Starting 2.9.2021, 5x75min - 85€

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

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.
THI GROUP IS FULL FOR AUTUMN 2021!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

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

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, now 2 spots left!

Note: This class is NOT open for drop ins!

10x120min + 3h training space - 192€

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!