In English

Jyväskylä Dance Institute provides high-quality and goal-oriented dance teaching and Basic education in the art of dance. We offer dance classes for every age group: children, young, adults and seniors. Our dance studios can be found very easily, as they are located in the city center of Jyväskylä.

From our versatile timetable you can choose different dance styles with the right level and hours that fit your need. The curriculum is based on the grounds of the curriculum determined by The Ministry of Education. In addition, we are a member of The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland, STOPP ry.

DANCE DISCIPLINES

KIDS 0-6 years
Babydance under 1 y. + adult
Family dance 1-4 y. + adult
Todler afro 2-3 y. + adult
Childrens dance 3-6 y.
Childrens afro 4-6 y.
Family acrobatics 3-5 y. + adult
Minibreak 6 y.
KIDS 7-12 years
AfroKids
Ballet
Breakdance
Hip Hop
Jazz/Showdance
Contemporary dance
Special group Iloa tanssista
TEENS 13-18 years
Ballet
Ballet repertoire
Ballet technique
Ballet variations
Breakdance
Character dance
Commercial
Contemporary dance
Contemporary technique
Dance Acrobatics
Hip Hop
Jazzdance
Jazzdance technique
Pointshoes
Showdance
Special Hip Hop
Street dance styles
Vogue/Waacking
ADULTS over 18 years
African dance
Ballet
Character dance
Contemporary ballet
Contemporary dance
Contemporary/bodywork
Creative dance
Hip Hop
Jazzdance
Showdance
Pointshoes
Vogue/Commercial
ADULTS 60+
Ballet
Jazzdance
Dance class
OPEN LEVEL
AfroBalance
Ballet technique
Bodywork
Break dance
Contemporary
Floor work
Improvisation/Choreography
Powerfitness

LEVELS

beginners 1 beginners, own classes for different age groups
beginners 2 second year
basic 1 third year
basic 2 fourth year
basic 3-4 at least 4-5 years experience
advanced 1 at least 5-6 years experience
advanced 2 at least 6-7 years experience
advanced 3 at least 7-8 years experience
advanced 4 only if teacher recommends

Ballet classes follow levels basic 1-8.

SCHEDULE

Schedule for semester 2019-20. Only in finnish at the moment! Classes starts 19.8.2019. Spring semester starts 8.1.2020.
Please check holiday times from here.

REGISTRATION

Registration for regular classes is mainly done in the beginning of the fall semester. The registration is valid for the whole academic year, both fall and spring semesters. If you want to cancel spring semester without payments, please inform office by email before 8.1.2020. Places for classes will be filled in the order of registration. In addition, your registration automatically binds you to follow the school’s rules. It is also possible to take students into classes in the middle of the year, if there are places left. Please inform the office every time you make any changes to your classes.

HOW TO REGISTER

Make the registration via the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. Registration for semester 2019-20 opens 1.8.2019.

If you have questions about classes please call +35844 3699700 (office time) or send email yhdistys@jyvaskylantanssiopisto.org. You can also visit our office Vapaudenkatu 48-50.

CONTACT INFORMATION

OFFICE
Vapaudenkatu 48-50, ground floor (The door on the right)
Phone: 044 36 99 700
Email: yhdistys@jyvaskylantanssiopisto.org
Student issues, changes in classes, billing
Open mon-fri 9:00 – 15:30

DANCE STUDIOS
Vapaudenkatu 48- 50, ground floor (entrance through the inner court of Väinönkatu) and Kalervonkatu 8.

MAILING AND BILLING ADRESS
Jyväskylän Tanssiopisto – Jyväskylän Tanssiyhdistys ry
Tuohitie 3
40320 JKL

BANK ACCOUNT
Jyväskylän Tanssiopisto – Jyväskylän Tanssiyhdistys ry
Nordea FI93 1045 3000 1591 69

THE PRINCIPAL
Tuija Nikkilä
Phone: 044 36 99 700
Email: tuija.nikkila@jyvaskylantanssiopisto.org

PAYMENTS

You can see the tuition fees for 2019-2020 for the members of the Jyväskylä Dance Association from the chart below.

For others the tuitions are 40€ higher. You can become a member by joining The Jyväskylä Dance Association when registering for classes. The membership fee 10 € will be paid with every semester tuition.

If a student goes to different length classes, the longest class is always charged first.
E.g.: A student (member ) has three classes a week: 75 min + 60 min + 45 min. Prices 200 € + 125 € + 90 € = whole tuition fee 415 € (others 535 €).

The tuition fee is paid twice a year (fall and spring semesters). The bills are posted without extra charge by email, you can choose even paper bill (extra cost 3 €). You can even choose to pay in several instalments (extra fee 3 € / instalment). Tuition fees will be sent to students in September and in February and they are paid by due date. After the first reminder the debt collection will be operated by the collection agency.

With long-term absence it is possible to pay only for half a semester.

Lesson length 1 lesson a week 2 lessons a week 3 lessons a week over 3 lessons a week
30 min 130 €
45 min 155 € + 110 € + 90€
60 min 180 € + 125 € + 100 € all inclusive pass 525 €
75 min 200 € + 135 € + 110 € all inclusive pass 525 €
90 min 220 € + 145 € + 120 € all inclusive pass 525 €

OTHER PAYMENTS

UNLIMITED DANCE PASS Includes an unlimited amount of dance classes. For members the price is 525€, for others 595€.

Single classes (15€ each) are paid before the class in cash to the teacher. You can try out one class for free.

Private Personal Dance Trainer class in Jyväskylä Dance Institute’s studios is 60 €/60 min.

A tailored class for a group in Jyväskylä Dance Institute’s studios is 100 €/60 min.

ePassi Sport and culture and Smartum are also suitable methods of payment. Please ask more at the office.

PRACTICES FOR COMPENSATION

If you’re absent from a dance class, you can compensate your absence on either same level or lower level dance classes. You don´t have to inform office in advance, you can just go to the class. Teacher will mark compensation to online student management system. Classes should mainly be made up during the same semester, but compensations can also be made during the next semester, if the student pays the minimum semester fee (in fall and spring semester it’s half of the semester fee, in summer semester it’s the smallest pass price). Please get compensation tickets from office for that reason. In longer cases of illness it is possible to use the compensation tickets later during forthcoming semesters.

DISCOUNTS

THE TUITION FEE IS A GREAT DISCOUNT
When you commit to your dance classes for the whole academic year or at least for a semester, your classes will be cheaper. By paying the tuition fee the price per class is about 8-12€ depending on the class length. Dance classes during shorter periods of time than a semester are priced as the one-time payment, which is 15€ per lesson. All tuition fees include the full 16 teaching weeks in fall and 17 teaching weeks in spring.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT
With the Jyväskylä Dance Association 10€ membership fee per semester you receive a considerable discount (40€/hour in a week) to your tuition fee.

DANCE PASS DISCOUNT The more classes per week the cheaper the price per class is. At its cheapest it can be under 2€ a class.

FAMILY DISCOUNT is 15€ per semester for every student living in the same household. The discount doesn’t apply to dance passes, special education group passes, competition group fees, half-semester fees or in addition to the student discount.

STUDENT DISCOUNT Over 18 year-old students who don’t live in the same household with their parents are entitled to a 30€ discount from tuition fees by delivering a copy of their student card or study certificate to the office before 12.9/30.1. However, the student discount doesn’t apply to any passes, competition group fees, half-semester fees or in addition to the family discount.

SENIOR DISCOUNT 60+ lessons are -30% from the normal price. It is not attachable to any other discounts.