Artistic director Jorma Uotinen

Adults / beginners

Tai Chi morning class

Date & time: 13.-15.6. & 18.-19.6.2018 at 9.00-10.00
Venue: Kuopio City Theatre, Amfi
Teachers: Tarmo Hakkarainen & Sirpa Kasurinen
Free entrance, no registration required


Date & time: 13.-15.6.2018 at 16.30-17.30
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Julian Owusu
Price: 45,00 €

Afrofusion & Azonto

Date & time: 13.-15.6.2018 at 15.00-16.15
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Julian Owusu
Price: 45,00 €


Date & time: 13.-15.6.2018 at 9.30-10.30
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Henrik Burman
Price: 70,00 €

BalletMOVE raises heart rate with basic ballet exercises and it helps to build flexibility and balance of the body.

Burlesque     fully booked   

Date & time: 13.-14.6.2018 at 14.30-16.30
Venue: Element Studio
Teacher: Miss Acrolicious
Price: 60,00 €

Have fun, get fit, and feel sexy!

Cuban Salsa for beginners

Date & time: 16.-19.6.2018 at 11.45-12.45
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Barbaro Ribalta
Price: 55,00 €

Salsa Dance for Couples, beginners       CANCELLED   

Date & time: 16.-19.6.2018 at 15.00-16.15
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Barbaro Ribalta
Price: 65,00 €

Latin Mix

Date & time: 16.-19.6.2018 at 16.30-17.30
Venue: NMKY
Teacher: Barbaro Ribalta
Price: 55,00 €


Date & time: 16.-18.6.2018 at 12.30-14.00
Venue: Element Studio
Teacher: Emilia Kujala
Price: 60,00 €

Dancehall is a physical but casual clubdance from Jamaica. There is a fun and sweat guarantee in this class!

Functional Adult Ballet for beginners       fully booked   

Date & time: 13.-18.6.2018 at 13.30-14.30
Venue: Hermannin Salit, 3rd floor
Teacher: Virve Varjos
Price: 80,00 €

Flamenco       fully booked   

Date & time: 13.-17.6.2018 at 15.45-17.00
Venue: Puistokoulu
Teacher: Laura Vilhonen
Price: 85,00 €

Nia Marathon (4 lessons)

Date & time: 16.6.2018 at 10.00-16.30
Venue: Nina Massa's Yoga and Pilates Studio, Torikatu 19
Teacher: Hanna Uusiprosi, Minna Aalto & Eija Raitala
Price: 50,00 € / 4 lessons (60min.) or per lesson 15€
Please note that individual lessons are paid at the course site, they can not be bought in advance.

Course schedule:
at 10-11 am Classic Nia 1
at 13-14 pm Nia 5 stages
at 14.15-15.15 pm Move IT
at 15.30-16.30 pm Classic Nia 2

Dance Weekend      CANCELLED   

Date & time: 15.-17.6.2018
Price: 350,00 € / 320,00 €*

*Early Bird price is valid until 8.4.2018

Are you ready to enjoy a weekend filled with dance? Kuopio Dance Festival and Element Studio organizes a weekend course including different dance and wellbeing classes, and dance performances. The program for the weekend is tailored so that you can focus just on taking care of yourself. For this course you don’t need earlier dancing experience!

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Friday the 15th:
15.00 Info at Element Studio
15.30-16.45 BalletMOVE / Element Studio
17.00-18.00 Aerial Stretching / Riikka Sabat, Element Studio
18.00 Break
19.00 Departure to City Theatre
19.30-20.30 Buffet at the Kuopio City Theatre
21.00-22.00 Carl Knif Company’s performance at Kuopio City Theatre
Saturday the 16th:
10.00-11.00 Lavis – fun, easy and sporty version of the traditional ballroom dances / Tuija Martikainen, Element Studio
11.15-12.45 Pilates / Tuija Martikainen, Element Studio
13.00 -14.00 Lunch at Restaurant Kreeta
14.15-15.45 Mindfulness / Emilia Kujala, Element Studio
15.45 Break                                                                                           
17.30 Welcoming toast at the City Theatre
18.00-20.00 Gala (incl. interval)  / Kuopio City Theatre
Sunday the 17th:
10.00-11.00 Dynamic Stretching / Riikka Sabat, Element Studio
11.15-12.15 Dancehall / Emilia Kujala, Element Studio
12.15 Break                                 
13.00-14.00 Lunch and farewell gathering at Restaurant Kreeta

Wheelchair dancing for beginners     fully booked   

Date & time: 15.6.2018 at 14.00-16.00 & 17.00-19.00 (incl. pauses)
Venue: Neuron
Teacher: Pippa Roberts (Malta)
Price: 40,00 €

Final registration day: April 30th 2018   I   Further information: harri.kokkonen(at)neuron.fi

In co-operation with Neuron, Finnish Wheelchair Dance Federation and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)


Pippa Roberts
originally from London England, now residing in Malta.
Trained Ballet/Tap/ freestyle Ballroom & Latin Dance Teacher. Teacher/Coach in Wheelchair Dance for 19 years.
Choreographer of stage shows as well as competitive dances and  have worked with various television companies including ITV / BBC TV and Television Malta. Lectured at diverse institutions including universities around the world including Brazil/ UK/ Malta/ Iceland/ Germany/ The Netherlands
Currently the National Coach for Para Dancesport Germany and Malta. Freelance lecturer/ teacher
Aims: to encourage people of all abilities to enjoy music and dance