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Dance teacher Hannele and dancer students during flamenco class
Photo: Jarno Mela


Uudenmaan pyörätuolitanssijat - Wheelchair Dance Club UP (later UP), is an active wheelchair dance sport club located in Helsinki, and it is a member of the Finnish Wheelchair Dance Federation. UP was established in December 2009.

We aim to provide high-quality teaching in wheelchair dancing around the whole Helsinki Metropolitan area. We teach Latin and Standard Ballroom as well as Finnish social dances in our groups, courses and camps. We also arrange special dance courses of different dance styles, e.g. Argentine tango, Bollywood, Dance Therapy, Flamenco and Voguing.

With us you can dance with able-bodied (combi) or wheelchair (duo) partner or without a partner as single or improve your social dancing skills in group dances.

We have a weekly schedule of classes at different levels during Autumn and Spring seasons at Katajanokka Sports Hall in Helsinki, address Merikasarminkatu 1, 00160 Helsinki (above Prison Hotel).

We teach students at all levels in all age groups; everyone is welcome to join our dance groups and camps!
Our teachers are all well trained with long experience in dance sports and enthusiasm to help you learn more. You can also invite us to perform in your event or work place. =)


Our Spring 2019 season will start at Katajanokka Sports Hall (map) on Thursday, 10 January:
♦ At 17:00–18:30 Star Dancers–group 90 min, 15 times / season. Dance teachers are Ms Tuula Brofeldt in Standard dances and Ms Nina Krook in Latin dances.
♦ At 18:30–20:00 As you will–group 90 min, 15 times / season. The group consists of short-term dance courses of 3–5 times. The dance styles of Spring season will be e.g. Bollywood, Finnish social dances and Therapeutic dance.

♦ Valentine's Day Dances will take place on Thursday, 14 February at 18:30 which a free-of-charge (later FOC) wheelchair dance event for the whole family. There will be juice and biscuits available FOC.

Register here for the dance classes and events

For more information
Send email to helsinkiwheelchairdance(at)
Call to Chairlady Birgitta Starast, mobile phone +358 50 596 8865.

Updated on 24 Dec. 2018