Artistic director Jorma Uotinen


Dance Schools On Stage 2018 - apply now

Kuopio Dance Festival and Finnish Dance Schools Association STOPP ry invites Dance Schools to apply to perform at the 49th Kuopio Dance Festival.



13. - 15.6.2018 at 15 at Kulttuuriareena 44 (addr. Kauppakatu 44, Kuopio)                          


• Performers should be aged 7-20 years, no professional dancers

• Group size min. 4 dancers

• Free choice dance style

• Duration of performance max. 10 minutes

• Flexible technical solutions (2-3 basic light situations)



•  Kuopio Dance Festival will pay a travel grant for each performing group. Amount will be announced later.

• Kuopio Dance festival will take care of marketing, media and general arrangements

• Other expenses and arrangements will be covered by the schools / performing groups. Apply funding for your costs from your country.


SEND APPLICATION by email to production@kuopiodancefestival.fi or click application button below, application deadline 15.1.2018

• Short description about your dance school, performing group and piece.

•  Link to your piece (vimeo or youtube) Recording can also be work in progress. 

•  Date you wish to perform

• Contact information (person, e-mail, tel, addr., homepage etc.)


Groups that are chosen to perform will be announced by 31.1.2018.



Kuopio Dance Festival / Maija Parviainen
tel. +358 50 313 4949, production(at)kuopiodancefestival.fi