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

 

10+ YEARS OF WHEELCHAIR DANCING IN METROPOLITAN AREA


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 on 12 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, Streetdance 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.

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. =)

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 Hotel Katajanokka). We teach students at all levels in all age groups; everyone is welcome to join our dance groups and camps!


AUTUMN 2020 SEASON

Our Autumn season will be held at Katajanokka Sports Hall (map) on Thursday evenings during 3 September–10 December 2020:

♦ 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 usually consists of short-term dance courses of 3–5 times. 

For more information see here
Register here for the dance classes and events.

 

AUTUMN DANCE CAMP IN HELSINKI

Wheelchair Dance Autumn camp will take place in Helsinki at Validia Rehab Center on Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 September 2020. Dance teachers at the camp will be Mr Mikko Ahti and Ms Tea Kantola from Finland plus remotely Mr Michael Webel from Germany.
Note: Single, power wheelchair and able-bodied dancers will have their own classes during the camp!

Additional information + registerations: click here


For more information
Send email to helsinkiwheelchairdance (at) gmail.com
Call to Ms Birgitta Starast, mobile phone +358 50 5968865.

Updated on a 26 Aug. 2020