We offer dance classes with international teachers in Helsinki and Vantaa. Our classes take place either in our partner dance studio in Herttoniemi, co-operation schools or youth centres.
We think everyone should have an equal opportunity to go for a dance class and we are on a mission making dance accessible to all. That is why our classes are free of charge.
We currently operate in following locations
KONTULA YOUTH CENTRE LUUPPI
REKOLA PRIMARY SCHOOL
REKOLANMÄKI PRIMARY SCHOOL
Victor aka Break Vicious is a world champion professional breaker who tours the world both competing and judging in high level breaking competitions.
Originally from Canada he has landed in Finland and is part of our team making dance accessible to all.
He will be sharing his knowledge of the art of breaking and motivating the students to work hard and have fun with it.
TEACHING HIPHOP & CONTEMPORARY
Geneva is a professional dancer from California, with over 15 years of experience working with kids in the US, UK and Finland.
Her goal is to provide a fun safe space to express oneself through movement.
Hip-hop Twist is a blend of hip-hop and contemporary, making a unique form of expression that is fun, challenging and engaging.
TEACHING AFRO STYLES
Pamzy is a dancer and performer originally from Cameroon with a wide experience in diffrerent afro styles that she has learned touring across the contintent.
She has danced all her life and giving back to the community in the form of dance is close to her heart.
Afro Styles is a fun combination of different afro styles and as a teacher Pamzy wants to inspire students to find the joy in dance.
Saara has been coordinating dance projects for over 10 years in both Finland and abroad. She has also worked as a dance teacher with kids and youth in her past and organized many art and culture events. She enjoys creating connections through dance and increasing the accessibility of dance among kids and young people is close to her heart.
She is the one operating in the background making sure everything runs smoothly. If you have any questions, concerns or wishes feel free to contact her.
Walter Ry aims to promote intercultural communication, tolerance and understanding and is working towards this goal through many projects. Providing free of charge activities for kids and youth is one area of their projects.
A dance studio in Herttoniemi specializing in authentic afro styles and focusing on creating a warm and welcoming community. Our "home studio" since the beginning.
Helsinki City is also in the mission of increasing accessibility of art and culture and providing equal opportunities for all kids and youth to be active. And since our missions are very much alike, we are happy to be in partnership with Helsinki City Youth Activities.
The story of Just Dance Helsinki Ry
Just Dance Helsinki started as collaboration project by Artpreneur Finland Ry and Walter Ry in 2022. Artpreneur Finland wanted to increase employment possibilities of international background dancers living in Finland and Walter Ry was looking for someone to organise dance classes for kids and youth in suburban areas of Helsinki. Perfect match we think.
This collaboration led into founding Just Dance Helsinki Ry in 2023. The purpose of this organisation is to promote equality and increase accessibility among kids and young people in the world of dance. How do we do this? We organise both weekly classes and occasional events that are free of charge for participants and thus accessible to all.
In 2024 Walter Ry suggested a new partnership to start classes also in Vantaa as part of a new project. We said yes and now we probably should think of editing our name.