for over 6-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Ballet is a dance form with a long tradition, born at the court in Italy and France in the 15th century. Ballet is based on discipline and technical skill, which is the result of long training. Strong expression, linearity and lightness of movement are characteristic features of ballet. Classical ballet has its own vocabulary for movements and choreographies are compiled mainly by combining these movements.

In ballet lessons, you practice branch-specific movements such as different balances, stretches, jumps and pirouettes, usually accompanied by classical music. Exercises are done on a bar, in the middle of the floor and through the studio. The lessons develop mobility, strength, coordination and body knowledge through branch-specific exercises. In addition, movement expression and musicality are practiced. The skills learned will be used and further developed in dance series and choreographies during the lessons. Students will also learn about the branch's traditions and history.

The training is goal-oriented and progressive from one level to another. Practicing ballet supports other dance classes well and the ballet suits you who train other dance classes for an extra hour. Ballet enthusiasts benefit from several ballet lessons a week, and we also offer separate lessons in toe-tip technique and ballet choreography. You can start exploring ballet from the age of 3 and the branch is suitable for all ages, the hobby can also be started as an adult. In the school children's lessons, we get to know the branch in addition to branch-specific exercises through play and creative exercises.

Equipment

At ballet lessons, we have a ballet costume and tights or a tight t-shirt and leggings, as well as ballet shoes. You can also wear a skirt or shorts if you want. The teacher instructs if there are group-specific costumes at the beginning of the semester. Long hair is put in a bun. Be sure to bring a bottle of water.

Register for ballet classes

  for over 7-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

 

Contemporary dance is a versatile danceform that has been influenced by other dance and art forms. Contemporary dance lessons may vary slightly depending on the teacher. In contemporary dance, each dancer proceeds according to the starting points of his own body and strives to develop his own individual way of moving and to produce his own movement. The training uses different types of movement, gravity and movements at different levels.

Contemporary dance lessons train branch-specific movements such as various stretches, swing, weight transfers, jumps and pirouettes. During the lessons, the whole body is used in a variety of ways and movement exercises develop strength, coordination and body knowledge. In addition, movement expression and musicality are practiced. The lessons begin with a warm-up and can also include technical exercises in the middle of the floor and through the space, as well as improvisation. The skills taught will be used and further developed in dance series and choreographies during the lessons.

The training is goal-oriented and progressive from one level to another. Practicing contemporary dance supports other dance genres well and contemporary dance is also suitable for those who like other dance classes as an extra lesson. You can start getting acquainted with contemporary dance from the age of 3 with children's dance lessons and the branch is suitable for all ages, the hobby can also be started as an adult.

Equipment

In contemporary dance lessons, we have clothes that are suitable for relaxed movements. Contemporary dance can be practiced barefoot, toe gloves, dance socks or dance shoes depending on the lesson. The teacher instructs on group-specific costumes at the beginning of the semester. Long hair should be closed. Be sure to bring a bottle of water.

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  for over 7-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

 

Commercial dance is a dance branch where different dance styles are combined. Commercial is based on street branches, which in turn are based on the choreographer's own origins, but more recently also elements from jazz, contemporary dance and ballet. This is often linked to style that is strongly expressed in music videos, concerts, films or commercials. Commercial will differ depending on the purpose of the dance, but in general, commercial dance will include the most popular dance movements to appeal to the largest possible audience.

The lessons are based on hip hop, jazz, voguing, house, dancehall, which now have an additional expression of contemporary dance. In addition to technique and muscle fitness, we practice catwalk, voguing, self-confidence and choreography.

Equipment

You need comfortable clothes that give you good mobility and sneakers that do not leave a mark. Sometimes knee pads can also be good. If you have long hair please put it up. Remember a water bottle!

Register for commercial classes

  for over 4-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Here we dance with a great feeling to the latest hip-hop music. At Hurja Piruetti we mix Old School & New School mixed with elements of locking. You will learn what the right feeling means in street dance, but also that the technique is important. Streetdance is a collective name for the Hip-Hop related dances that appeared on the streets and clubs in the late 70's in the USA. Breaking / B-boying, locking, popping and new school are some of the styles that are considered street dance. The dance form itself is constantly evolving and follows the development of Hip-Hop music and is very personal. As a result, the style can vary greatly from teacher to teacher.

Equipment

You need comfortable clothes that give you good mobility and sneakers that do not leave a mark. Sometimes knee pads can also be good. If you have long hair please put it up. Remember a water bottle!

Register for Hip-Hop classes

  for over 6-year-olds
  Several groups

 

Locking

Locking is a street dance style that is danced to funk music and originated on the west coast of the United States in the early 70's. Typical movements for this rhythmic, energetic dance style are, for example, lock, point, Scooby Doo and muscleman. Locking was not created to be a dance style. It was simply Don "Campbellock" Campbell who danced, put his own spin on the dance, let his creativity take over his body. It only became a form of dance when others decided to dance like him. Don Campbellock Campbell created Locking by mistake - literally - when he forgot the next step in a dance he froze. A woman in the audience laughed, so he pointed at her, so that it looked like it was part of the dance. Throughout the dance, he stopped at regular intervals and pointed back at her, much to the amusement of the audience. Comic elements are also an important part of this dance style, as is audience interaction.

 

In the locking lessons, you learn the basics of this fun and happy dance style and work creatively with them, as well as study the rhythm and history of locking. In addition to technique and muscle fitness, we also practice street in general, movement language and choreographies.

 

Popping

Poppingen is a name for several different dance styles such as boogaloo, waving, tutting, gliding and robot. Boogaloo Sam created the Popping style in the 70's in Fresno, California. Typical of the Popping style is the continuity of movement in the body like a chain reaction or as quick stops. In the lessons you practice rhythm; coordination and isolation exercises and dance series.

Equipment

You need comfortable clothes that give you good mobility and sneakers that do not leave a mark. Sometimes knee pads can also be good. If you have long hair please put it up. Remember a water bottle!

Register for locking and popping classes

  Adults
  Different levels
  Several groups
  For women

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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.

Register for ladies classes

  for 3 to 6-year-olds
  Several groups

For the dance lessons that are meant for children, the emphasis is on a holistic development and on supporting creativity, knowledge of one's own body and self-esteem. In exercises that are based on play, the child's own social knowledge and the joy of learning new things are built. The purpose of the dance lessons is to bring joy to the dance, support the development of being able to express oneself and to support the child to have a long-term interest in dance. The overall picture you get of the dance is the most important, ie. the experience and playfulness.

In the lessons, we practice basic steps in dance such as different balance, stretching, jumping and spinning, to a diverse selection of music. We also get to know the dance through play and creative exercises. In the lessons, we develop mobility, strength, coordination and body knowledge. In addition, movement expression and musicality are practiced.

Register for creative children's classes

  for over 4-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Dancemix is a composite whole of many different dance disciplines. We get acquainted with different dance styles such as show and jazz dance as well as musicals. Versatile selection of music creates a good atmosphere in the lessons. During the lesson we do warm-ups, creative exercises and dance series. We also develop muscle condition, mobility and coordination. Above all, we enjoy the joy of dancing together in the group!

Equipment

Group costume and shoes according to the teacher's instructions. The teacher gives instructions at the beginning of the semester.

Register for dancemix classes

  for over 7-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Show is a dance style with a focus on appealing movements such as jumps and pirouettes as well as versatile choreographies. Shows can take many forms and lean more or less towards other dance styles such as jazz, street or commercial. The lessons use current music to create a good atmosphere. Show dance is a versatile type of performing dance where you can combine any genre and style. Traditional show dance was linked to jazz dance which was mixed with disco dance, hip hop, ballet, Latin dance, street dance and afrodance.

Show dance is not just about dance, but as the name suggests, it is a show. The dance series are enhanced by feeling empathy for the performance and dressing in an eye-catching way. The performance can include acrobatic movements, lifting and other theatrical elements. The important thing is an ensemble that combines choreography, dance, the idea of ​​performance and costumes. Above all, show dancing is also a story that is told through one or more dancers' series of movements and body movements, the power within the whole group and different emotional states. The accessories and music help to support the inner power of the dance, which is also aimed at the viewers' emotional state.

Show dancing is an option for students of all ages. In show dancing, you learn the basics of dance well, such as pirouettes, different jumps and different series of jumps and steps. During the lesson we do warm-up exercises, technique through the room and choreographies. We also develop muscle condition, mobility and coordination. Above all, we enjoy the joy of dancing together in the group. The show is also good as an extra course for those who are already dancing!

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.

Register for show classes

  Open level
  Several groups

The Body maintenance lessons focus on developing muscle strength and stretchability. In the lessons we work with posture, movement paths, muscle strength and stretching through breathing and relaxation. The structure of the hour consists of an initial warm-up, a muscle strength part and a stretching part. The pace of the hour is calm. When you come to class, it is desirable that you have already warmed up a bit. There is also a focus on ergonomic ways of moving at different levels and making transitions between them.

The lesson is perfect for additional training for other disciplines, as well as for physical training for girls, boys, women and men. In class, the body is used holistically in different ways, based on each individual body's starting points. The class is suitable for all levels and ages from 10 years and up.

Equipment

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

Register for body maintenance classes

  for over 4-year-olds
  Different levels
  Several groups

Acrobatics

Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastics-based tricks. In this class, students perform cardio exercises to prepare them for increased difficulty. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength and coordination.

During the acrobatics lessons, we practice floor acrobatics (carpet acrobatics, pyramids, agility acrobatics and handstand). Acrobatics provides a good foundation for many different disciplines.

Circus

In the circus groups, we get acquainted with the basics of acrobatics, various circus disciplines and tools. During the lessons, we do coordination, muscle strengthening and muscle stretching exercises that strengthen the body. Circus and acrobatics lessons support all dance disciplines, as body awareness is strengthened through increased coordination, increased mobility, increased balance and the ability to express oneself through movements.

Equipment

A comfortable outfit suitable for movement, bare feet.

Register for acrobatics and circus classes

  For everyone
  Several groups

During this lesson, you will experience and learn to recognize different rhythms based on different ceremonies and festive traditions. In traditional African dance, the whole body is used through play with rhythms, joy and energy. During the lesson we get acquainted with rhythms from West Africa. Open level.

Equipment

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

Register for afro classes

  for over 13-year-olds
  Sun 14:00-15:00

Dancehall Reggae is a dance form inspired by salsa, afro and hip hop. To Latin American, African and Caribbean rhythms, you swing loose with your whole body and we work especially with hips and chest.

A sweaty workout that is about being able to let go and let the dance energy flow!

Equipment

You need comfortable clothes that give you good mobility and sneakers that do not leave a mark. Sometimes knee pads can also be good. If you have long hair please put it up. Remember a water bottle!

Register for DHR classes

  For different age groups
  Different levels
  Several groups

The SE group's activities offer children and young people who actively dance the opportunity to develop purposefully by participating in events and competitions. Participation in all SE lessons is a prerequisite for participating in the SE group. In addition to the hours in your own group, there may well be more hours. The SE groups' activities are goal-oriented activities that are committed one year at a time. If necessary, the groups can be supplemented and new applicants accepted if places become vacant. Vacancies can be requested by the responsible group teacher. Any competition fees, performance and performance costs are paid separately. The teacher informs about these expenses during the school year.

EK-Diamonds yli 15v.
Janna Westerlund is the head teacher for the group. The group trains three times a week with Janna Westerlund, Ulla Koho and Paula Viitanen. For more information about the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EK-Smaragdi for 2009-2010 born
Janna Westerlund is the head teacher for the group. The group trains three times a week with Janna Westerlund, Ulla Koho and Paula Viitanen. For more information about the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EK-Magenta for 2011-2013 born
Ulla Koho is the head teacher for the group. The group trains three times a week with Janna Westerlund, Ulla Koho and Paula Viitanen. For more information about the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Streetkisacrew 12-15v.
Sathis Hettithanthri is the head teacher for the group. The group trains twice a week with Sathis Hettithanthri and once with Gowin Otieno. For more information about the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Streetkisacrew yli 16v.
Sathis Hettithanthri is the head teacher for the group. The group trains twice a week with Sathis Hettithanthri. For more information about the group, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Participation in the competition group presupposes

  • An active participation in the exercises (3x60min / week).
  • Participation in competitions. New competition groups participate in domestic competitions about 2-4 times during the first year.

 

Participation in the competition group causes costs such as

  • Own group practice lessons three times a week. The package price for the group's three own weekly hours is € 370 for the autumn term 2022 (special price for SU groups, normally € 405) and € 395 for the spring term 2023 (normally € 435).
  • Insurance. Each dancer must obtain insurance that covers accidents during exercises and competitions. The dancer has no insurance via Hurja Piruetti.
  • Uniform training suits around 100 € (training suit, shorts etc).
  • Representation suits around 150 € (training coat & trousers with Hurja Piruetti logo)
  • Competition fees approximately 10-20 € / per dancer / per competition and the participant's travel costs.
  • Competition suits. The costs for competition suits can vary, but it is good to prepare for the fact that costs arise for competition suits, shoes, etc. (A competition suit can, for example, cost 100 € per dancer and shoes 30-50 €, possible tights, etc.)
  • The parents of the SE group participants are happy to organize themselves for the acquisition of funds and other cooperation. At the beginning of the semester (August-September), a parents' evening is arranged, when the parents can agree on practical matters. You can also participate in the competition group activities by paying all costs yourself.

The participants in the competition group must take into account that they travel to the competitions mainly with their own transport. It pays to organize co-transport. If possible, we choose to participate in nearby competitions such as Helsinki, Turku or Hanko.

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Equipment

Group costume according to the teacher's instructions and jazz shoes or sneakers. The teacher gives instructions at the beginning of the semester.

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   for over 13-year-olds
  Different levels
  Sun 13:00-14:00

Global vibes lessons combine different dance styles from around the world. The course combines dancehall reggae, groovy funk and commercial. The course offers a wide range of different genres and during the lessons you dance to the latest hits. In the lessons, warm-up, varied muscle condition or creative exercises, dance techniques, through the studio and choreographies are done. The atmosphere is relaxed and with a twinkle in the eye, you jam to different versatile dance combinations.

Equipment

You need comfortable clothes that give you good mobility and sneakers that do not leave a mark. Sometimes knee pads can also be good. If you have long hair please put it up. Remember a water bottle!

Register for global vibes classes

  For over 11-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.

  • 2020 Interlaced 
  • 2019 Beanstalk
  • 2018 Directons
  • 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.

Register for production and performing arts classes

  For those attending high school
  suitable also for beginners
  Requires studies in dance during the time high school

Hurja Piruetti works in cooperation with the local Upper Secondary Schools and the students have the possibility to study dance as a part of their Upper Secondary School studies. It is possible to undertake the diploma during only if Upper Secondary School Diplomas are part of the school's curriculum. For more information, consult your student councler.

Website for National board of education (only in Finnish)

If you are interested in undertaking the diploma studies with us, contact:

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  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.

If you are interested in studying dance with us, contact:

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  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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