for 3 to 6-year-olds
  Several groups

Early childhood dance education aims to support the child's development in terms of creativity, body awareness and self-esteem. The social skills and learning abilities are developed by play-like practises. The aim is to bring out the joy of dance, support the development of child's self-expression and encourage them to adopt a long term hobby. The early childhood dance education consists of children's dance for 3 to 6-year-olds and introduction to contemporary dance and ballet for 6 to 8-year-olds.

Early childhood dance education happens in groups. The groups are formed by taking into consideration the age, the facilities and the appropriate pedagogical approach. The main principles of early childhood education are the holistic experience of dance, experimentality and play-like activities. The methods include basic training, creative dance practises individually, in pairs, and in small groups.

  for over 6-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Classical ballet has its origins in the 15th century Italy, where it first began as the court's form of socialising and amusement. Ballet is based in strict discipline and technical skill, which are are developed through long-term committed training. Strong expression and lightness of movement are typical for ballet. The music used is most often classical. Classical ballet has its own vocabulary for each movement, and choreographies are mainly constructed of combining the different movements. In the classes, classical ballet's technique will be learned both at the barre and in the centre. Children's ballet classes also include creative tasks.

 Classical ballet is available from on the age of 6 (beginner's ballet) and on levels 1-10.

Equipment

Group costume, ballet shoes and ballet tights. The teacher will give more information regarding the group costumes as well as the purchase procedure at the beginning of the term.

  for over 7-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Contemporary classes focus on utilising other dance styles' influence, as well as on gaining a deeper knowledge of body alignment and technical skills. The aim of the classes is to develop the student's understanding of the body through creative tasks, games and basic dance exercises, in order for them to discover the full potential of their body whilst learning about the principles of movement, and how their body structure affects the movement. The student will learn about the importance of developing the physical attributes and technical abilities alongside each other, as well as about estimating the time needed for recovery, and the right ratio of training and rest.

Nykytanssia voi harrastaa  7 –v alkaen. Tasot etenevät vuosittain (tasoasteikko 1-10). Contemporary classes are available from of the age of 7, and on levels 1-10 (level 1 = little to no experience, level 10 = several years of training).

Equipment

 A comfortable outfit suitable for movement with footundeez, jazz shoes or bare feet. The teachers will give more information regarding the group costumes at the beginning of the term.

  available for all ages
  Different levels
  Several groups

Jazz dance is a rhythmic and playful dance style with roots in the African dances and music. The style was born in America in the beginning of the 20th century. In Jazz dance, coordination, jazz music, rhythms and playfulness are combined. Jazz dance has several different sub-styles, and our classes are often a mixture of these.

We offer classes in, for example, show jazz, funky jazz and lyrical jazz. Classes are suitable for everyone.

  for over 13-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Show & Dance class is a mixture of different styles of dance depending on the chosen theme. The classes include a warm up after which the focus is on small show or musical themed choreographies. Suitable as an additional class along with technique classes.

Equipment

A comfortabe outfit suitable for movement, along with dance sneakers or other footwear for indoor use. The teachers will give more information regarding the group costumes at the beginning of the term.

  for over 9-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Commercial Dance is a style in which several different genres of dance are mixed. Commercial is mostly based on street dance styles depending on the choreographer's own background, although lately also other dance styles such as jazz, contemporary and ballet have been added into the mix. In general, the name is used to describe dance which is most often seen in music videos, concerts, movies and advertisement, for example.

Hurja Piruetti's Commercial Dance classes are based on hip hop, jazz, waacking, voguing, krump, house and dancehall, with extra spice from contemporary dance. 

Equipment

A comfortabe outfit suitable for movement, along with dance sneakers or other footwear for indoor use. The teachers will give more information regarding the group costumes at the beginning of the term.

  Open level
  Several groups

In the classes the focus is on developing muscle power, as well as flexibility. Through breath and relaxing, we work on the posture, trajectories, flexibility and strength. The classes consist of a warm-up, a strength and conditioning section, and finish with stretching. It is advisable to do some warm up exercises beforehand.

Equipment

A comfortable outfit suitable for movement, and, for example, warm socks depending on the preference.

  for over 4-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

During the acrobatics classes the students practice for example floor acrobatics
(pyramids, flexibility and handstands etc). These classes give a good solid foundation for many other classes.

Equipment

A comfortable outfit suitable for movement, bare feet.

  for over 7-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

These classes boost great feeling and music. We mix Old School and New School with a twist of Locking. You will notice the importance of a good feeling in street dance but also the technique is important. Street dance is a common name for Hip hop related dances that were born in the streets and clubs at the end of the 70's
Breaking/B-boying, locking and popping, new school are the dances under the street dance umbrella. This dance evolves all the time following the development of hip hop music. It has its own characteristics so the style can vary a lot depending on the teacher.

Equipment

Wear casual outfit, sneakers (only for indoor use) and knee pads. You can purchase knee pads from the dance wear shop at Hurja Piruetti. If you buy from somewhere else, please make sure thy are suitable for dance classes.

  for over 8-year-olds
  Several groups

A dashing dance style that is a part of Hip Hop culture. Movements consist of acrobatic moves, toprock, footwork, powermove and freeze moves. The classes consist of combining street styles' and breakdance's basic movements, and creating short choreographies.

Breakdance classes are available from on the age of 8. The beginners' acrobatics and trick groups also include some of the acrobatic movements used in breakdance. Acrobatics classes are a good base and addition for those interested in breakdance.

Equipment

Wear a casual outfit and sneakers (for indoor use).

  for over 13-year-olds
  Several groups

Dancehall Reggae is a dance form that combines salsa, afro and hip hop. The latin rythms move the whole body and especially pelvis and chest. This is a sweaty dance and the idea is to release the whole body and let the energy flow!

Equipment

Wear casual outfit, sneakers (only for indoor use) and knee pads. You can purchase knee pads from the dance wear shop at Hurja Piruetti. If you buy from somewhere else, please make sure thy are suitable for dance classes.

  Adults
  Different levels
  Several groups
  For women

The adults' dance classes focus on latin rhythms, contemporary and jazz dance, body maintenance, deep stretching, relaxation, conditioning and classical ballet depending on the theme. The classes are suitable for everyone. The minimum age limit is 20 years, no upper age limit. There are three levels of Ladies classes:

  • Beginners (beginners and 1-2 years of experience)
  • Intermediate (2-4 years of experience)
  • Advanced (over 4 years of experience)

Equipment

A comfortable outfit suitable for movement and dance sneakers (for indoor use only). The teachers will inform about group costumes at the beginning of the term.

  For different age groups
  Different levels
  Several groups

Special Training group has been carefully selected based on an audition. In addition to common classes, the students can take extra lessons based on their own interest. Hurja Piruetti has several Special Training groups of different dance styles. New students can be admitted in case places become available. Available places will be informed of separately.

Students can enroll in competition crews according to the teachers recommendations. Competing is most suitable for students who take several weekly classes. Training with a competition crew is intense and demands active practice and commitment. For more information on competition crews, consult your teacher.

Equipment

Group costume and dance shoes suitable for the style. The teachers will give more information on the group costumes at the beginning of the term.

  For over 13-year-olds
  Several groups

 In the classes, a mini dance production is created during the year, which then will be performed in the spring shows.

  • 2017 F.U.T.U.R.E
  • 2016 Three Cycles
  • Fearless Dolphins (adults' production) ja Hope (youngsters' production)
  • 2013 Lokki. In the piece, hip hop and contemporary dance were fusioned in an unseen way.
  • 2012 Puppets. The piece combined street dance and video art.

Equipment

Comfortable outfit suitable for movement, and bare feet / shoes suitable for the style.

  For everyone
  Several groups

 

In the dance based conditioning classes we get the heart rate up whilst working on fitness. We use simple steps combinations to get us moving, and focus on muscle strength (core, back, arms, buttocks) without forgetting stretching. The class is suitable for beginners.

Equipment

Comfortable outfit suitable for movement and bare feet or dance sneakers.

  For those attending high school
  suitable also for beginners

Hurja Piruetti works in cooperation with the local Senior High Schools, and the students have the possibility to study dance as a part of their studies. As an option instead of undertaking a Senior High School Diploma, it is possible to make your regular dance classes part of your high school studies.

In Karis High School there is a separate dance course available for the students. Otherwise the students' own regular dance classes can be counted as high school courses. These can make up for up to 8 courses.

Dance studies as part of high school studies require commitment in classes, as well as submitting written work and a portfolio.

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  Different age groups
  Different levels
  According to the schdule

Purpose of the choroegraphy workshops is to give the students a chance to learn about creating a dance piece, watching dance pieces, and giving feedback. The workshops happen mostly during the autumn term, and are led by one of our teachers. The student works are presented at one of our events at the end of the autumn term.

  According to the schedule

Companies and businesses can book dance related classes for its employees. We have a selection of regular weekly classes (autumn season 15 x and spring season 16 x) or shorter intensive courses, for example 1 to 5 times. There is a possibility for weekend or midday classes. This class can also be a part of Workplace Health Promotion Day. The courses include

  • Body maintenance
  • Show dance
  • Dance based conditioning
  • Street dance
  • A dance class with a theme combining muscle training and various dance styles 

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