Dance Schools On Stage -concept has been a part of Kuopio Dance Festival’s programme since 2011. It represents widely the talent of Finnish dance schools. Groups will perform for the festival audience and receive feedback from the jury led by Riku Lehtopolku.
Dance Schools On Stage is organized in cooperation with The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland STOPP ry. STOPP ry was founded in 1982 to be the nationwide link between Finnish dance schools and to pursue the common interests of them. It has over 80 member institutes, which have more than 40 000 young dancers as students.
Liikuntaseura Ote, Iisalmi
Etelä-Hämeen Tanssiopisto, Riihimäki
Tanssikoulu AM Dance, Paimio
Gradian tanssi, Jyväskylä
Kuopion taidelukio Lumit
Dance Actions, Tampere
Oulu Dance Academy
Keski-Uudenmaan tanssiopisto, Järvenpää
Kajaani Dancen tanssikoulu
JuJu Dance, Kuopio
Tanssikeskus Footlight, Helsinki
Artistic Dance School 'Silvija Hercigonja', Kroatia
Suvi Salmi Dance Company, Tampere
Duration appr. 50 min, no interval
Tickets 15-18€ incl. service fee. (order fee from 1,50€ will be added)
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