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Take your dance game to next level!

 The first edition of urban styles workshop week is here, and we’re bringing in top dancers from Finland and abroad to share their knowledge with you. Take advantage of the early bird price, you don’t want to miss this!

Additional information about the teachers and their methods will be released throughout the spring, make sure to follow us on social media under danceteaminternational to get all the updates! 

P-Soul (Hip Hop)

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is P-Soul from 611 City, leader of the crew 1st Cut and international movement artist since 2005 based on the values of Hip Hop & Social Dance Culture.

What made you want to start dancing?
There was no „wanting“ for me. It was a natural process. My mother used to jam to Lambada in the living room, when I was inside her stomach, my sister was a ballet and jazz dancer since I grew up and the influence of based army soldiers and b-boys in my city and my friends from back in the days did the rest. I just went with the flow.

What or who inspires you? Why?
Nature. Mechanics. Courage. Books. Rap. Conversations. I think dance is also a form of natural process. The more I explore it the more I understand is that there is nothing I can force in it. The lead drops when it drops and the fledgling hatches when it hatches…Mechanics because it follows a certain order and physical pattern which is also something natural. The rest are just things that I like or motivate me to move.

What makes your signature style?
Groovin technically. High contrast of different energies. Different characters & Attitudes

Why should people attend your workshops?
Because I will make you laugh more than one time, you will learn more than two things and you will enjoy yourself more than three times 🙂
Plus I did my homework in didactic and pedagogical methods

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Nelody (urban Contemporary)

Based in Berlin, Nelody Ahlroth is a real Danceteam veteran: she has been a part of our dance family almost since day one. Now she leads Danceteam Germany alongside numerous creative projects, like a dance film production filmed in Iran at the end of last year, and a children’s dance theatre piece, only to mention a few. “I’m a maker; I like to create things, with and without dance”, she says, “and I do that a lot.”

Nelody describes herself as a “gypsy” both in terms of geographical places to call home and in the field of performing arts. As a creator, maker and artist she draws influences from several different dance styles and art forms. But when it comes to sources of inspiration, music has always been number one: “Not only right now, but always, and every day.”

It is from this mishmash of different influences, guided by the love for music, where the con(FUSION) concept is born. Nelli, please eplain! “Well, it is definitely urban. And definitely contemporary. Sometimes something else, too. Urban contemporary fusion. I like calling it conFUSION“, she says. A combination of contemporary floor work and elements of breakdance, as well as different techniques adapted from various street dance styles, urban contemporary fusion offers new perspectives for dancing.

So who is the conFUSION workshop for? Anyone with at least a year of dance experience, with an open mind and a an interest in exploring movement, and a desire to simply dance it out. “After all, we have to remember why we dance – for the love of music and movement and the moments we live through them.”

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Emmi Mikkilä (Waacking)

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Emmi and I’ll be teaching waacking, which is a social dance originated in the gay clubs of LA in the 70’s. It’s about the groove, arm rolls the waack, footwork, posing, acting and most importantly expressing yourself!

What made you want to start dancing?

I started dancing simply to express and enjoy myself and it has grown to be lifestyle through which I’ve learned many life lessions and about who I really am.

What or who inspires you? Why?

Music is always my biggest inspiration. If I don’t feel the music I don’t dance. Also people who dance freely as themselves inspire me the most these days. I appreciate the originality of each dance style always and I’ve spent countless hours of drilling techniques but it is the freedom that makes us dancers.

What makes your signature style?

My signature style is a lot about grooving with a feminine touch. My friend told me that waacking suits me perfectly as I act so dramatic in my dance. I also use a lot of footwork and floor in my dance.

Why should people attend your workshops?

I have so many things that I am just itching to share and help people to enjoy this style just as much as I do! We are going to have a super fun class where we not only learn the basis of the style but to express and share with each other.

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Marta Jorits (Heels)

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Marta, a dancer, mother and wife. All my life turns around dancing: I teach, run a dance studio and dancers agency. My main styles that I am teaching are Latin ballroom, Heels, Showdance and Go-Go. I am and always will be a dance student as well as a teacher, because there is always more to learn!

What made you want start dancing?

I have my roots in ballroom dances, and since I was a kid I’ve always felt the passion for dancing. I feel broken if there is no dancing in my life and as far I remember I have identified myself as a dancer.

What or who inspires you? Why?

I’m inspired by hardworking people who really go for their dreams. Dancers who empower each other and their students inspire me, as well as women who lift each other up. 

What makes your signature style?

A strong feminine touch is something that I always have in my style and in my choreos. I want my students to really enjoy themselves and let all the fears and insecurities go. I encourage people to enjoy the class and compete with themselves, not with others.

Why should people attend to your workshop?

We won’t be working just on the dance skills, but we’ll do some work on the inside as well. I often see how much “luggage” people carry within, and how they are fighting their fights through the dance. I want to empower my students to grow through those fights, because it gives them strength, self-belief and confidence.

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More introductions coming soon!

Khoa Nguyen

Urban Choreo

Josefiina Kotajärvi

Commercial

What is urban styles workshop week?

We’ve put together an intensive training week, that is guaranteed to make you a better dancer.  You’ll get to attend 15 hours of intermediate and advanced workshops by top level dancers from Finland and abroad, from Tuesday 4th June to Saturday 8th June. All the workshops are kept in cultural centre Sähinä (Heikkiläntie 10, Lauttasaari).

The week includes both freestyle and choreo workshops, providing you with a set of tools to improve further as a dancer. We’re bringing in the best teachers, to give you the best possible experience. The workshops are suitable for dancers with minimum of three years of experience in urban styles. We’ve scheduled the workshops to start later in the afternoon, so you can attend even if you are tied up elsewhere during the day. We will also organise some chill evening activities where you can get to know the other participants and our star teachers. 

Full week

135
  • 15 hours of dance
  • seven dance styles
  • evening activities
recommended

One workshop

35
  • select one 90min workshop
released soon

Three workshops

75
  • select three 90min workshops
released soon

Not ready to book yet? Make sure to click “interested” in the Facebook event so you won’t miss out on any updates!

schedule

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15.30
House
Glo\'
15.30
17.00
floorwork
16.00
16.30
17.00
17.30
Urban Contemporary
Nelody Ahlroth
17.30
19.00
choreo
Commercial
Josefiina Kotajärvi
17.30
19.00
choreo
Hip Hop
P-Soul
17.30
19.00
choreo
Waacking
Emmi Mikkilä
17.30
19.00
freestyle and choreo
18.00
18.30
19.00
19.30
Urban Contemporary
Nelody Ahlroth
19.30
21.00
freestyle
Heels
Marta Jorits
19.30
21.00
choreo (open level, 16+ years)
Hip Hop
P-Soul
19.30
21.00
freestyle
House
Glo\'
19.30
21.00
technique and choreo
Urban Choreo
Khoa Nguyen
19.30
21.00
choreo
20.00
20.30

Tuesday

  • Urban Contemporary
    19.30 - 21.00

Wednesday

  • Urban Contemporary
    17.30 - 19.00
  • Heels
    19.30 - 21.00

Thursday

  • Commercial
    17.30 - 19.00
  • Hip Hop
    19.30 - 21.00

Friday

  • Hip Hop
    17.30 - 19.00
  • House
    19.30 - 21.00

Saturday

  • House
    15.30 - 17.00
  • Waacking
    17.30 - 19.00
  • Urban Choreo
    19.30 - 21.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17.30
Commercial
Josefiina Kotajärvi
17.30
19.00
choreo
18.00
18.30

Thursday

  • Commercial
    17.30 - 19.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19.30
Heels
Marta Jorits
19.30
21.00
choreo (open level, 16+ years)
20.00
20.30

Wednesday

  • Heels
    19.30 - 21.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17.30
Hip Hop
P-Soul
17.30
19.00
choreo
18.00
18.30
19.00
19.30
Hip Hop
P-Soul
19.30
21.00
freestyle
20.00
20.30

Thursday

  • Hip Hop
    19.30 - 21.00

Friday

  • Hip Hop
    17.30 - 19.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15.30
House
Glo\'
15.30
17.00
floorwork
16.00
16.30
17.00
17.30
18.00
18.30
19.00
19.30
House
Glo\'
19.30
21.00
technique and choreo
20.00
20.30

Friday

  • House
    19.30 - 21.00

Saturday

  • House
    15.30 - 17.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19.30
Urban Choreo
Khoa Nguyen
19.30
21.00
choreo
20.00
20.30

Saturday

  • Urban Choreo
    19.30 - 21.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17.30
Urban Contemporary
Nelody Ahlroth
17.30
19.00
choreo
18.00
18.30
19.00
19.30
Urban Contemporary
Nelody Ahlroth
19.30
21.00
freestyle
20.00
20.30

Tuesday

  • Urban Contemporary
    19.30 - 21.00

Wednesday

  • Urban Contemporary
    17.30 - 19.00
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17.30
Waacking
Emmi Mikkilä
17.30
19.00
freestyle and choreo
18.00
18.30

Saturday

  • Waacking
    17.30 - 19.00
No classes available!

Questions?

If you have any question regarding the workshop week, please don’t hesitate to ask! You’ll reach us best though email: office@danceteaminternational.fi or though the contact form below. 

If you are between 16 and 19 years of age, send us an email and ask for an offer. We know life is not always as smooth as we would like it to be 😉

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