Merirasti Hip Hop

Mondays 17.00-18.00 (Merirasti Youth Centre, Jaluspolku 3, Helsinki)

These classes are for 7th graders and above. In the classes students get to learn the basics of street dance styles, mainly based on hip hop. Some influences from contemporary dance and street jazz can also be used. Classes consist of warm up, musicality and technique exercises 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)

Spring season 2022 starts on the 10th of January and lasts until the end of week 20. Please note that there are no classes during winter break (week 8) and on the 18th of April (Easter holiday). 



Instructor: Anna Afanasyeva

“I’m a dancer from Belarus, living in Finland. I’ve been dancing since 2011, and have tried out various different styles all the way from locking and popping to afro and contemporary. My focus has been on street styles with my main style being old school hiphop. I have also competed in the Street SM with Danceteam and dance group Shameless. As an instructor my main goal is to create an inspiring and safe environment for everyone, and to encourage kids and teens to be themselves and to do their best both in class and on stage.”

The registration is valid until the end of dance year (May). The classes are sponsored by Walter Ry.