Folk dance courses in Helsinki

Learn the basics of Finnish folk dances—schottis, polska, polka, waltz, and mazurka—in our Beginners’ Course. On the course you will also improve your balance and rhythm skills, as well as learn to improvise and to mix dance moves. If you’re already familiar with Finnish folk dances, you can choose our Advanced Course.

All you need is loose clothing and a bottle of water. There’s no need to bring your own dance partner.

Our courses are in Finnish, but non-Finnish-speakers are also welcome to join. More info, in Finnish, can be found here. For questions, please contact the Student folk dancers’ board by email: okt-hallitus (at)

Join us! And invite your friends, too!