A.Kivi Kids Afrobeat

Tuesdays 15.15-16.00 (Aleksis Kivi Comprehensive School, Sturenkatu 2, Helsinki)

These classes are for 4-7 graders. Also 3rd graders are welcome to join the class, if they already have some dance experience and/or are up for a challenge! In the classes students get to learn the basics of african dance styles, mainly based on afrobeat. Influences from hip hop and other street dances can also be used. Classes consist of warm up, different games and musicality and technique as well as short choreographies. The main thing is to have fun together with the team and to enjoy dance and movement!  Classes are taught in Finnish.

This class is free of charge (sponsored by Walter Ry).

Tuesdays 14.15-15.00 (Aleksis Kivi Comprehensive School, Sturenkatu 2, Helsinki)

These classes are for 1-3 graders, and the aim is to learn broadly about the various aspects of dance. We improve our coordination and technique and most importantly we enjoy the dance and movement! The classes are based on show dance, but different dance styles are used to offer a versatile and fun experience for the kids. Besides dancing we also practice elements from acrobatics and gymnastics, such as splits and cart wheels. In addition we focus on improving creativity, social skills and in all make the most of the power of movement! Classes are taught in Finnish.

The classes are held in the school gym (Porvoonkatu 2, juhlasali).

This class is free of charge (sponsored by Walter Ry)

Autumn season 2021 starts on 31st of August. Please note that there are no classes during autumn break (week 42). The season lasts until the end of week 50.

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Instructor: Sikujua Mponda

I appreciate my students coming out of their comfort zone and trying their best. Having fun and getting the best out of the dance experience is important to me and I want my students to get all the benefits out of their dance classes. Listening and creating a good group spirit is also one of my priorities in the class. I don’t expect you to copy my movement exactly, but to find your own style. I do my best to encourage my students in class as well as to prepare them for further dance studies.

This registration is valid until May 2022.