14.–16.6.2019

Dance Weekend

Are you ready to enjoy a weekend filled with dance? Kuopio Dance Festival organizes a weekend course including different dance and wellbeing classes and dance performances with Element Studio. 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 any dancing experience!

Course registration begins on February 1st at 10 a.m.
Price: 370 € / 340 € (earlybird-price for those who register before April 1st 2019)

 

14.6.2019 | at 15:00
16.6.2019 | at 14:00

Schedule

Friday
15:00
15:20
Info, Element Studio
Friday
15:30
16:45
BalletMOVE / Henrik Burman, Element Studio
Friday
17:00
18:00
Aerial Yoga / Riikka Sabat, Element Studio
Friday
18:00
19:00
Break
Friday
19:00
20:30
Dinner (excluded)
Friday
21:00
22:00
Performance, Compagnie Pál Frenák, LUTTE, City Theatre
Saturday
10:00
11:00
Lavis / Tuija Martikainen, Element Studio
Saturday
11:15
12:45
Pilates / Tuija Martikainen, Element Studio
Saturday
13:00
14:00
Lunch, Restaurant Kreeta
Saturday
14:15
15:45
Relaxing breathing and deep stretching / Riikka Sabat, Element Studio
Saturday
15:45
16:30
Break
Saturday
16:30
16:45
Walk to the Music Centre
Saturday
16:45
20:00
VIP-package / Music Centre
Sunday
10:00
11:00
Dynamic Stretching / Katariina Pahkala, Element Studio
Sunday
11:15
12:15
Dance & Jam / Katariina Pahkala, Element Studio
Sunday
12:15
13:00
Break
Sunday
13:00
14:00
Lunch & the end of the course, Restaurant Kreeta

Locations

Element Studio, Maaherrankatu 21

City Theatre, Niiralankatu 2

Music Centre, Kuopionlahdenkatu 23

Class descriptions

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

In AIR-stretching the stretches are supported with cloths hanging from the ceiling. This gives a chance to deepen the stretches without the pressure from the floor.

Lavis is classic ballroom dances with an easy, fun and sporty twist. You don’t need a dance partner for this class!

Pilates Core Strenght - Core Stability - Mind-Body exercise. The main focus of Pilates is on your core muscles. It's a safe and sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness and good posture.

Dynamic Stretching Dynamic and active stretching makes your body strong and flexible. While working in the rythm of breathing you will make your metabolism run and your body wakes up for the upcoming day!

Dance&Jam is fun and sweaty combination of different dancestyle rhythms and steps; for example latin dances, jazz and afro dance. Easy choreocraphics will raise the pulse and improves muscular strenght. You don´t need any previous dance experience.

Relaxing breathing and deep stretching practises lead you to conscious and approving presence with your body and mind.

VIP-package at the Music Centre

Includes
* Festival programme and VIP-pass
* VIP lobby service at the Music Centre (1st floor)
* Entrance to the Music Centre’s VIP area (2nd floor)
* a delicious cocktail buffet with glass of champagne
* a ticket for the 50th Anniversary Gala at the Music Centre
* Coffee or Tea & Petit Four during the interval

Accommodation

There are many options for accommodation near Element Studio, for example Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi and Hotel Jahtihovi (both approximately 300 meters away). Hotel Cumulus City Centre is located in the middle of the city centrum, approximately 600 meters from Element Studio. All three of the hotels are also a short walking distance away from the Kuopio City Theatre and Music Centre venues. Prices for the rooms vary from 150 € to 250 € per night.

Lunch

Lunch for Saturday and Sunday are included in the price of Dance Weekend. On both days lunch is served in Restaurant Kreeta, which locates just beside Element Studio. There are both meat and vegetarian options to choose from, but we advise you to inform us in advance for any allergies or special requests.

Festival pass

If you have payed your course before 30th of April 2019 you will get the festival pass. The festival pass holders have an opportunity to purchase last minute tickets on the day of the show for a discount price for shows that have free seats left (discount tickets are sold in the Music Centre Box Office at 12.00–18.00 and City Theatre Box Office one hour before the show, discount is valid for tickets over 15€). You can claim your festival pass from the Festival Shop & Info located in the Music Centre, opening hours 12.–18.6. at 10.00–18.00. The Festival Shop & Info also sells official festival merchandise, like t-shirts.