Events

Upcoming

THURSDAY:

19:00 Opening party at Helsinki Oriental

FRIDAY:
09:30-11:30 Mikaela Jokinen - Hot 'n spicy Drum Solo
11:30-13:30 Farah Nasri - Technique
13:30-15:30 Outi of Cairo - Choreography
15:30-17:30 Saara Soikkeli - Technique

19:00 Dinner party at a restaurant - details coming soon!

SATURDAY:
09:30-11:30 Ulla Borgenström - Choreography
11:30-13:30 Farah Nasri - Tarab
13:30-15:30 Maija King - Technique
15:30-17:30 Tuija Rinne - Folklore

19:00 Show at Caisa Cultural Centre

SUNDAY:
09:30-11:30 Nina Tiusanen - Choreography with Melaya
11:30-13:30 Farah Nasri - Shaabi/Pop
13:30-15:30 Laura Zaray - Technique
15:30-17:30 Saara Lehto - Improvisation

Workshops with Farah: á 78€
Workshops with other teachers: á 36€
3 workshops: -5%
4-6 workshops: -10%
7-10 workshops: -15%
11-12 workshops: -20%
Thursday opening party: 5€
Friday dinner party: Price coming soon!
Saturday show: 26€

More detailed workshop themes will be updated soon. The registration is already open: https://www.helsinkioriental.fi/#signup
Do notice, you will have to fill a new form to each workshop. If you find this complicated, you can also just email the list of chosen workshops at info@helsinkioriental.fi.

Past

SATURDAY 18:00-21:00 OPENING PARTY
Join us for the opening celebration of our new studio! A line up of fabulous belly dancers in a charming space, served together with friends and refreshments – a combination hard to resist! FREE ENTRY!

SATURDAY 12:00-15:00 SHAABI w ALLA KUSHNIR
Come and learn the hottest tricks and latest trends from the queen of Shaabi herself! FULLY BOOKED, REGISTRATION CLOSED!

SUNDAY 11.30-14.30 MEJANCE w ALLA KUSHNIR
On Sunday Alla will teach a stunning mejance, a Cairo style show opener with her special spices. STILL SPACE LEFT!

95€/workshop, 175€/both workshops

Workshops will be held at the brand new Helsinki Oriental dance studio, next to Kalasatama metro station. The studio is easy to reach from any direction, arriving from inside or outside of Helsinki, by car or public transportation.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS:

10:00-12:00 Mikaela Jokinen - Choreography: El Hawa Sultan by George Wassouf (Chor. by Esmeralda Colabone)
12:10-14:10 Outi of Cairo - Technique: Shimmies and more! FULL!
14:20-16:20 Ulla Borgenström - Choreography: Baladi to Beledi Vibe

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS:

10:00-12:00 Pia Bärlund - Choreography: Flamenco Oriental
12:10-14:10 Nina Tiusanen - Technique: Details later!
14:20-16:20 Maija King - Choreography: Short but energetic Egyptian style dance to the song Momo Sharbat

All workshops á 33€
Three workshops 85€ (+ á 25€ for additional workshops)
Six workshops 145€ (incl. party)

All registrations are binding, prices incl. VAT 10%.

To register, click the sign up -button below.
NOTE: Unless you sign up to all workshops, you must leave a new registration form for each workshop. You can also sign up by emailing us at info@helsinkioriental.fi.

More about our teachers: https://www.helsinkioriental.fi/en/dancers

SATURDAY PARTY with OPEN STAGE

18:30 Doors open, tea and dates are served.
Professional belly dancers and open stage stars perform!
Entry 7€.

To apply for open stage, contact us at info@helsinkioriental.fi and tell us more of who you are and what you would like to dance. Video clips are also appreciated! We wish to create an interesting and dynamic line up of individuals and groups.

All workshops and the party will be held at the Helsinki Oriental dance studio in Kalasatama, right next to the metro station.

We will start the training by taking a brief look at the basic techniques and different styles of Oriental Dance, including the Belly Dance of Egyptian night clubs to folklore of the desert and the trendy Shaabi street dance. The latter part of the workshop will be spent on learning combinations and drills that are ready for you to use in your class. You will also get a list of the music used to bring you to class authentic and fresh!

Oriental Dance is quite easy on steps but adds a nice challenge for the inner muscles and middle body. It is rather smooth for a change to keep your class dynamic and suitable for everyone.

The workshop will be given by Ulla Borgenström, the owner of Helsinki Oriental. Apart from Oriental Dance she has worked ten years in fitness instructing a variety of subjects including different kinds of mixed dance combinations, body maintenance and gym training. She knows how to keep the class rolling and people sweaty and happy.

The workshop will be held at the beautiful Helsinki Oriental dance studio right next to Kalasatama metro station.

The workshop includes:
- 3h Workshop with personal feedback
- 10-12 Ready combos
- List of music used for each combo and more!
- Chance to film the combos at the end of the course
- 1h Gift card to any of our weekly classes

Price 60€ per person (incl. VAT 10%).
Registrations are binding, cancellations only for medical reasons!

The maximum number of participants is 25. The course will be held in English and/or Finnish depending on the participants needs. Warmly welcome both experienced instructors as well as newbies who only just started dreaming of instructing!

Register by clicking the sign up button below or cantact us at info@helsinkioriental.fi.