Spring semester 2018 timetable


Welcome to our spring semester courses!

Spring semester starts on the 15th of Jan 2018!

Attention! The first course week is open and free for everyone! You can come and try all of our courses!

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Time Course Teachers Location Starting Date
Monday
-->17:45 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
17:45-19:15 Lindy Hop beginners* Marjo and Ilmari Saippua Center 15.1.2018
19:15-19:30 Lindy Hop free practice*** Saippua Center 15.1.2018
18:00-19:15 West Coast Swing advanced 1** Heli and Ville Tarmon talo 15.1.2018
19:15-19:45 West Coast Swing free practice*** Tarmon talo 15.1.2018
19:45-21:00 West Coast Swing advanced 2** Heli and Ville Tarmon talo 15.1.2018
Tuesday
-->18:00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
18:00-19:15 Lindy Hop intermediate/advanced 1* Jasmin and Olli Saippua Center 16.1.2018
19:15-19:30 Lindy Hop free practice*** Saippua Center 16.1.2018
19:30-20:45 Lindy Hop advanced 2* Jasmin and Olli Saippua Center 16.1.2018
Wednesday
-->17:00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
18:00-19:30 West Coast Swing intermediate* Hanna-Kaisa and H-P Saippua Center 17.1.2018
19:30-19:45 West Coast Swing free practice*** Saippua Center 17.1.2018
19:45-21:15 West Coast Swing beginners* Heli and Jere Saippua Center 17.1.2018
Thursday
-->18:00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
18:00-19:30 Argentine tango intermediate* Leena and Heikki Saippua Center 18.1.2018
19:30-19:45 Argentine tango free practice*** Saippua Center 18.1.2018
19:45-21:15 Argentine tango beginners* Leena and Heikki Saippua Center 18.1.2018
Friday
-->16:30 Slots for private practice Saippua Center

* Semester course fee
** Semester course fee + surcharge
*** Semester course fee or membership fee

Personal practice hours must be reserved in advance by using the form found here.


Pre-registration

For the spring semester, there will be a pre-registration to all courses to ensure a good lead-follow balance. For intermediate, intermediate-advanced and advanced courses, the registration will open on the 7th of Jan at 2PM. For beginner courses, the registration will open after the first week of courses. The registration can be done by clicking here. You will receive an e-mail when you have been accepted to the courses. Payment information will also be sent in a separate e-mail.


Course information

Free practice

Free practice times are an opportunity for everyone to work on their dancing. You do not need a pair to attend. There is no teaching during free practice. To attend free practice, you need to have paid the membership fee.

Argentine tango beginners

Welcome to the tango beginners' course! The course starts from the basics, and no previous dancing experience is needed. The course is also perfect for those who would like a recap or to learn the opposite role. You do not need a pair to attend the course since partners will be rotated throughout the course. Woolen socks or non-staining slippery shoes can be worn in the beginner's course. More information: leena(at)vilpo.fi

Argentine tango intermediate

On the intermediate course you will review and strengthen the skills acquired from the beginners' course and learn new elements of movement. We concentrate on improving balance, body control and ability to dance to music which are essential for anyone wanting to proceed on the next course level. In addition you will learn the basics of social dancing and get acquainted with tango vals and milonga. To attend the intermediate course you should have basic skills from the beginners' course or approximately 6 months of dancing tango. Also those who have danced longer are warmly welcome to review and deepen their skills. You'll need slippery footwear, either dance shoes/sneakers or dance slippers. No pair needed, partners are changed continually during the lessons. More information: leena(at)vilpo.fi

Lindy Hop beginners

You don’t need any previous dancing experience to attend the Lindy Hop beginners’ course; the course starts from the very basics. You’ll learn basic skills for dancing at social dances and for improving your lindy skills on further courses and workshops. Partners will be rotated, so you don't need to bring your own pair. Anyone who has danced Lindy Hop before is also welcome to brush up on your lindy skills.

Lindy Hop intermediate/advanced 1

The Lindy Hop intermediate is for dancers who have taken the Lindy Hop beginners and/or intermediate course. You’ll learn more techniques, new figures, and leading and following. You are also welcome to come the course to brush up on your lindy skills.

Lindy Hop advanced 2

The Lindy Hop advanced 2 course is for dancers who have taken the intermediate and advanced 1 courses. You’ll learn more in-depth techniques and cooperation with your partners. In addition to figures and technique, classes also include improvisation and musicality as well as variations to figures and the technique of leading and following.

West Coast Swing beginners

The West Coast Swing beginners course starts from the very basics. You will get to learn the basic figures of WCS and how to build a connection with your partner. You don't need to bring your own pair, since partners will be rotated. The course is also suitable for dancers with previous WCS experience who want to brush up on their basic skills.

West Coast Swing intermediate

The course is for dancers who have at least taken the basics of WCS. You will learn more figures, technique and leading and following, and we’ll also recap some of the technique of the beginners course. The goal of the classes is to challenge you to learn the secrets of West Coast Swing and to enjoy this awesome dance!

West Coast Swing advanced 1

The course is for dancers with at least one year of WCS experience. You should have a good grip on the basics and even know a couple of variations, since the material will be based on previously learned technique and leading and following. Our advanced classes are taught by Finnish top-level WCS dancers, so high-quality classes are guaranteed.

West Coast Swing advanced 2

The course is meant for dancers with at least two years of active WCS experience. You will be challenged with technique, lead and follow as well as demanding figures. Our advanced classes are taught by Finnish top-level WCS dancers, so high-quality classes are guaranteed.


Locations

Saippua Center

Artturinkatu 2 E, 20200 Turku, 2nd floor.

Tarmon talo

Virusmäentie 10, 20300 Turku.

Flying Steps

Couldn’t find a suitable course? Flying Steps offers classes in swing dances and argentine tango.