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WCS weekend with Matilda Tuomela & Xi Dünnhoff 17.-19.11.2017


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As the fall is coming it’s again time for an incredible west coast swing weekend with international teachers in Turku! This time Turku Swing Society is excited to welcome stunning west coast swing teachers: Matilda Tuomela from Sweden and Xi Dünnhoff from Germany! We are also very proud to have our familiar teachers Hanna Ojanaho and Ville Immonen teaching! And the energy on the dancefloor is guaranteed by DJ Lauri from Helsinki!

Workshops in 2 levels, 2 nights of parties and social dancing on Sunday, competition on Saturday night, amazing shows, relaxed atmosphere and spending time together!

As we have practised some badass moves here in Turku, now we get an All-Star level badass dancer Matilda Tuomela here teaching for the first time. She has more attitude than many others, but she’s also a hardworking dancer and very fair to her students. She has almost finished her studies to become a professional dance teacher and she always challenges her students in a good way.

Xi Dünnhoff is also an All-Star dancer and he’s one of the most wanted dance teachers in Germany, so we’re lucky to get him here! He has danced latin partner dances before and likes to bring some of their influences in his way of dancing west coast swing. He’s also a very creative dancer and focuses a lot on establishing a great connection with the follower.

Hanna Ojanaho is among the best west coast swing dancers in Finland and she has a very large knowledge of other partner dances as well. She is a professional dance teacher and has a lot of experience in teaching all kind of levels and aspects of dancing. We are so lucky to have her here in Turku and teaching this weekend!

Ville Immonen is also one of the best west coast swing dancers in Finland and has very good teaching skills! Somehow he has an incredible sense of how to explain very hard topics so that they become more reachable for the students. We are so glad to have him teaching here in Turku also on our regular weekly lessons.


Friday beginning at Turku Swing Society’s Dance studio (2nd floor)

18.30 Registration
19 – 20 Level check and coffee break
20 – 21 Ladies’/men’s styling
21 -> Party at Funky Dance Studio
23 Pro Show


At Turku Swing Society’s Dance studio (2nd floor)
11-12 Group A, Matilda + Xi
12.15 – 13.15 Group B, Matilda + Xi
13.30 – 14.30 Group B, Hanna + Ville
14.45 – 15.45 Group A, Hanna + Ville
16 – 17 Group A, Hanna + Ville
17.15 – 18.15 Group A, Matilda + Xi

At Funky (3rd floor)
15.45 – 16.45 Group B, Matilda + Xi
17 – 18 Group B, Hanna + Ville
(Dinner Break)
20 -> Party
21 Competitions
23 Pro Show


At Turku Swing Society’s Dance studio (2nd floor)
12 – 13 Group B, Matilda
13.15 – 14.15 Group B, Xi

At Funky (3rd floor)
12 – 13 Group A, Xi
13.15 – 14.15 Group A, Matilda

14.15 – 16 Social dancing at Turku Swing Society’s Dance studio

Before 22th of October 2 pm:
35€ / students and unemployed
70€ / adults

After 22th of October 2 pm:
40€ / students and unemployed
80€ / adults

The registration will be opened on this page on the 8th of October at 2 pm!

All participants have to register in the event because we want to ensure a good balance between leaders and followers in the workshops and because of the limited space in the dance studios. After you have registered, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail as soon as we can ensure you a spot in the event. There will be details for the payment in the same e-mail. Parties are included in the workshops’ payment but if you’re not coming to the workshops, then the parties are payed with cash on the spot.

Group A – You know the basics and maybe some variations so well that you do them in social dancing. You have danced from half a year to two years, maybe even longer but not so regularly. Or you simply feel more comfortable if the teaching is about simple variations and easy, fun musicality.

Group B: You have danced more than two years and you’re seeking for more demanding technique and variations to use in your musicality. You have no problem dancing to really slow or fast music. You just enjoy challenging songs. You have travelled to other cities to dance events or even abroad.

There is going to be a level check on Friday. There you can be moved into another group by the teachers if they think the other group would be better for you. The levels always change according to the people attending to the event and the subjects of the workshops.

All the workshops and parties will be held in the same building at Saippua Center, Artturinkatu 2, main entrance (E) in Turku.
- Turku Swing Society – dance studio on the 2nd floor is in our use for the whole weekend. The main part of the workshops will be held there and it’s in our use even during the parties. There’s a fridge, a microwave, coffee and tea, cups and cutlery for your use. There are also dressing rooms available all the time.
- Funky – dance studio on the 3rd floor: some of the workshops during the weekend and the parties on Friday and Saturday nights will be here. There are also dressing rooms and a microwave available.

Thus we’d like to welcome everyone to the awesome, relaxed event in Turku! Remember to register beforehand and join the party!!! :D

The event in Facebook.