The Dance Course at West Finland College is aimed at people who are interested in developing themselves and their skills as dancers and choreographers. During the course students can develop their abilities in dance technique, get knowledge about dance through theoretical studies and widen their knowledge of other professions related to dance. Through the course there are possibilities for further professional studies. Students can also spend a year studying dance even though they may not want to continue as a professional in the future.
The course offers tools for professional studies in dance in Finland or abroad. The aim is to give young people a realistic picture of the work as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. Students explore the art of dance diversely and get to meet the professionals of the art scene.
The course encourages young people to search their identity and develop their personality. It also encourages the students to continue professional studies in dance and other studies related to dance.
West Finland College has long traditions in international cooperation. The dance course is collaborating with the Italian organization EventiDanza, directed by Gisella Zilembo. Italian students and guest teachers visit the school regularly. We are also cooperating with other courses in the school.
For more information about EventiDanza click here.
The duration of the course is nine months. Throughout the year we develop technical dance skills in contemporary dance, ballet and jazz dance. During the autumn period the students prepare their own solo choreography. The academic year culminates in the final production that the students prepare during the spring period.
Contact teaching hours per week are 25, usually from Monday to Thursday. In addition, the students have homework and self study and training on Fridays and in the evenings.
Contemporary Finnish folk dance
Short courses are arranged in collaboration with the students and they can suggest the content.
Theater and performing
Own solo choreography
Final production, group choreography
The basics of producing a dance performance
Anatomy & physiology
Methods for body condition (eg. Pilates and deep stretching)
The history of western dance
Dance today (school visits, performances, own plans)
Pedagogic and developmental psychology
Dance didactic studies
28.08.2017 - 04.05.2018
01.01. – 18.08.2017
Accommodation and meals
Life at the College
heli.keskikallio (at) lansisuomenopisto.fi
THE FOLLOWING PICTURE GALLERY SHOWS PHOTOS OF THE ANNUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP WITH THE ITALIAN DANCE UMBRELLA ORGANISATION GISELLA ZILEMBO EVENTIDANZA