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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 Helsinki 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, Modern dance and Streetdance.

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!


Our Autumn season will be held at Katajanokka Sports Hall (map) on Thursday evenings during 31 August–14 December 2023 (no class on schools' Autumn holiday 19 August):

♦ 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 2–5 times, e.g. Brazilian dances, jazz and contemporary dance, hip hop.

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

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

Updated on 21 August 2023