Spring semester dance courses 2020

Welcome to the spring semester dance courses!

Subject to change.

Any exceptions to the schedule will be announced here.

Time Course Teachers Location Starting Date
Monday
-->18.00 Slots for private practice Tanssikoulu Play & Saippua Center
18.00-19.15 Lindy hop beginners Marianna and Asmo Tanssikoulu Play 3.2.2020
19.15-19.30 Lindy hop free practice* Tanssikoulu Play 3.2.2020
19.30-20.45 West coast swing beginners Disa, Mari, Hanna-Kaisa and Mikko Tanssikoulu Play 3.2.2020
20.45-21.00 West coast swing free practice* Tanssikoulu Play 3.2.2020
Tuesday
-->18.00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
18.00-19.15 West coast swing advanced 2 Terhi, Hanna-Kaisa, Disa, H-P, Mikko, Thomas Saippua Center 4.2.2020
19.15-19.30 West coast swing free practice* Saippua Center 4.2.2020
19.30-20.45 West coast swing intermediate/advanced 1 Terhi, Hanna-Kaisa, Disa, H-P, Mikko, Thomas Saippua Center 4.2.2020
Wednesday
-->17.45 Slots for private practice Tanssikoulu Play & Saippua Center
17.45-19.00 Lindy hop intermediate/advanced 1 Jasmin and Olli Tanssikoulu Play 5.2.2020
19.05-20.20 Lindy hop advanced 2 Jasmin and Olli Tanssikoulu Play 5.2.2020
20.20-20.35 Lindy hop free practice* Tanssikoulu Play 5.2.2020
Thursday
-->18.00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center
18.00-19.15 Argentine tango intermediate Leena and Heikki Saippua Center 6.2.2020
19.15-19.30 Argentine tango free practice* Saippua Center 6.2.2020
19.30-20.45 Argentine tango beginners Leena and Heikki Saippua Center 6.2.2020
Friday
-->22.00 Slots for private practice Saippua Center & Tanssikoulu Play

* Please, notice that in case the class before goes overtime, the free practice will be shorter.

Please, arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts so the teaching can start on time and coming late won't interrupt the class.

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


Pre-registration

There will be a pre-registration to all courses to ensure a good lead-follow balance. The registration will open at the beginning of January. You can also register after the first week, so that you can try out the course before you decide to continue on the course. However, notice that to ensure a spot in the course we recommend pre-registration or registering with a partner. The registration can be done by clicking here. You will receive an email when you have been accepted to the courses. Payment information will also be sent in a separate email. NB! Sometimes it takes time to send all the confirmations, so even if you haven't received a confirmation email before the first class, you're still welcome to join in!


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 beginner 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 partner 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 course.
Teachers: Heikki Auer & Leena Vilpo (leena(at)vilpo.fi)

Argentine tango intermediate

In the intermediate course you will review and strengthen the skills acquired in the beginner 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 beginner 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 partner needed, partners are changed continually during the lessons.
Teachers: Heikki Auer & Leena Vilpo (leena(at)vilpo.fi)


Lindy hop beginners

You don't need any previous dancing experience to attend the Lindy hop beginner 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 partner. Anyone who has danced Lindy hop before is also welcome to brush up on their lindy skills.
Attention! No class on 13.4.!

Lindy hop intermediate / advanced 1

The Lindy hop intermediate / advanced 1 is for dancers who have taken the Lindy Hop beginner and/or intermediate course. You'll learn more techniques, new patterns, 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 patterns and technique, classes also include improvisation and musicality as well as variations to patterns and the technique of leading and following.


West coast swing beginners

The West coast swing beginner course starts from the very basics. You will get to learn the basic patterns of WCS and how to build a connection with your partner. You don't need any previous dancing experience nor your own partner, 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.
Attention! No class on 13.4.!

West coast swing intermediate / advanced 1

The course is for dancers who have at least taken the basics of WCS. The contents of the course varies from semester to semester and you should participate in it at least twice before moving on to the advanced 2 course. You will learn more patterns, 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!
Attention! No class on 18.2.! Different location on 28.4. (more info coming).

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 patterns. Our advanced classes are taught by Finnish top-level WCS dancers, so high-quality classes are guaranteed.
Attention! No class on 18.2.! Different location on 28.4. (more info coming).


Locations

Tanssikoulu Play

Läntinen pitkäkatu 21, 20100 Turku.

Saippua Center

Artturinkatu 2 B, 20200 Turku, 2nd floor.

Flying Steps

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