This autumn, almost 250 children and young people from Raseborg will participate in free basic art education projects organized by Hurja Piruetti in various schools in the area. During the school year, students get to try different forms of dance and circus art such as acrobatics, juggling, dance expressions, street dance, ballet, contemporary dance. During the project periods, more than 750 children and young people in the Raseborg region have participated in basic art education through our projects. A warm thank you to the culturally friendly schools in Raseborg for the enthusiastic and open reception. The collaboration with the school's principals and teachers has been versatile and rewarding.

Hurja Piruetti has carried out art accessibility projects in the Raseborg region as part of the Ministry of Education's top project for five years 2016-2020. During the projects, children and young people in our area have been offered free basic art education (dance and circus) during the school day or immediately after the school day. The purpose of the projects has been to promote cooperation between actors in children's culture and art education and those in schools and preschool education. We have tested local Curious school class projects and explored the possibilities of dancing in the teaching of different school subjects (mathematics, language, geography, mother tongue). In addition, language projects are underway, e.g. In collaboration with Tako ry, the project Art in Bilingualism and the research project Dance Language in collaboration with the dissertation researcher Kaisa Korpinen (University of Turku)

Hello Hurja Piruettis dancers, circus students and acrobats and parents!


The long-awaited fall season kicks off. To make the training comfortable, work together according to the instructions below.

We pay special attention during classes, e.g. hygiene, enhanced cleaning and compliance with safety distance. We have also instructed our staff to act in an emergency. When coming to class, please also follow the general instructions of THL and the government for dealing with a corona epidemic. Read the instructions below carefully. The teacher instructs further if necessary. More information about the organization of basic art education is also available on the Ministry of Education's website.

Hurja Piruetti's instructions and safety rules are based on the guidelines and recommendations from THL and the city of Raseborg. Current news and changes related to the corona situation will be announced as soon as possible on the school's website and social media channels.


Following the instructions requires that all students be diligent, responsible and if necessary willing to help friends.


Travel and if you get sick

  • It is of the utmost importance that no child or adult comes to the exercises ill or with symptoms. Infectious diseases must be kept at home. For safety reasons, a student who is ill, even in the middle of the lesson, must be taken home immediately for safety reasons. Take special care if you or someone close to you has symptoms of a respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, stomach upset and headache). You can find more information about symptoms of coronavirus disease and how to seek treatment on the Raseborg City website.
  • The guardian or the adult is responsible for assessing the student's state of health before participating in the dance class. If you are not sure if the student's symptoms require absence, contact your doctor.
  • If a student or employee has traveled abroad in high-risk countries, we require that he or she be quarantined for two weeks before returning to classes. Information on travel-related recommendations and high-risk countries is available on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' website.


A safe school

  • At the dance school, we follow appropriate hygiene and safety rules to protect ourselves from possible infections.
  • Safety distances: We take safety distances into account when planning educational content.
  • To avoid congestion in the corridors and in front of the classrooms, we try to avoid staying in the corridors and being outside the dance school or outside the classroom. We therefore ask that your own lessons begin and end correctly. The same guidelines apply to the guardian who takes their children to dance, acrobatics and circus classes.


Hand hygiene

  • We take hygiene very seriously. Students are advised to wash their hands when entering the dance school and before leaving home. When we cough and sneeze, we do it in the sleeve or in a paper towel that is immediately thrown in the trash, after which our hands must be washed. Of course, hand washing is also important in the toilet after a visit, and the toilet is flushed with the lid closed.
  • For hygienic reasons, it is not desirable to handle your own items (such as mobile phones and backpacks) during a dance class. Your belongings will be stored in a safe space assigned to each classroom for the lesson and will not be touched without good reason. Please take care of your own drinking bottle. Everyone should have their own personal drinking bottle, towels and cutlery.
  • We will make sure that there is not enough soap, towels, disinfectants and paper towels for daily use for teachers and students.



  • Teaching spaces are often cleaned and surfaces are thoroughly dried. Teachers remind students of safety instructions as often as possible.
  • The most important instructions are also summarized on the institute's walls, from where they can be repeated.
  • You can ask your teacher in your teaching group for more detailed instructions on lesson-specific methods


Exceptions and tuition fees

  • Hurja Piruetti Västra Nylands Dance Institutet's main goal is to implement teaching as contact teaching in accordance with the curricula.
  • If possible exceptional circumstances begin, the school is prepared to switch to distance education for safety reasons, if the city of Raseborg and THL consider it better. In distance education, content and tasks are done for dance, acrobatics and circus teaching at home under the guidance of the responsible distance teacher.
  • The transition to exceptional teaching arrangements is not a reason for cancellation of tuition fees for toddlers and children as well as for basic art education.


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Welcome to dance with us.

Ohh what we have been waiting for this. After a long break, it will be wonderful to be able to dance and move again. As long as we remember the safety instructions, regular moments and the weeks highlights will be secured.

Have you booked your place for the classes this autumn? You can do it with the link below.

During the autumn we offer more than 100 different groups and classes!

Hurja Piruettis season starts 10.08.2020 on all our locations.


Welcome to Hurja Piruetti, new and old students!

Look forward with me

I am over there with you

Rooted in hope I reach out

Without touch, with you I reach


The birth of this piece happened with the snow filled branches of March when the future was hazy and unclear. When contact teaching was put on hold on 13th March 2020, an idea came about of connecting music, movement, dance, youth and adults via video when it otherwise was not possible. In March in Finland, there was no light at the end of the tunnel, and in retrospect that timespan seems odd and heavy. But the weather has changed from winter to spring. We were extremely lucky to have onboard musician Mari Kaasinen, who was excited by this strange spring’s project and composed an original track for the piece. Mari Kaasinen is a renowned musician and singer, and a founding member of folk music band Värttinä. In this piece, the choreographer’s Laplandish roots, the musician’s Karelian vocal tradition, and the youth’s movement interpretation of this time period and of joy of expression are intertwined with and further inspired by the local nature.

The cinematographer and choreographer travelled to the young dancers to different parts of Raseborg, Ingå, Helsinki.. each had the freedom to choose a milieu that is personally meaningful.

To all of us makers, the most significant part of the project was the meeting of one another, from a distance but together in that moment.

The urge to hug and hold, the chatter, the bliss of reunion, the delight of creating.. it was touching and wonderful. This project is Hurja Piruetti Western Uusimaa Dance Institute’s 25th anniversary deed.


You can see the hole video here:



Welcome to dance with us! Entering to our 26th season. Register to our season 2020-2021. Season start is 10th of August 2020.


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