Jyväskylä Dance Institute organises high quality basic education in dance arts and provides dance classes for dancers in all age groups. Our dance studios are located in the heart of Jyväskylä and we offer a versatile selection of classes and styles of which you can choose the best ones to suit your taste, level, and schedule.
Jyväskylä Dance Institute’s curriculum follows the guidelines for basic education in the arts set by the Finnish National Agency for Education. Our dance school is a member of The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland (STOPP ry).
Registration for the academic year 2023-2023 is now open.
Autumn semester starts on Tuesday the 23th of August.
Timetable for spring season 2023 in english (pdf)
Fill an online enrolment on Hobiver to register for classes.
New students can try out a class one time for free. Try-out classes require a normal registration via Hobiver. In case you do not want to continue the class, please cancel your participation via email after the trial. Try-out for free is not possibly during summer classes.
Tuition fees are paid twice in an academic year, in the beginning of autumn and spring semester.
Tuition fees for members of Jyväskylä Dance Association for the academic year 2022-2023 are presented in the table.
|Class length||1 class per week||2 classes per week||3 classes per week||4 classes per week||over 4 classes per week|
|60 min||190€||+135€||+115€||+90€||unlimited 555€|
|75 min||220€||+165€||+145€||unlimited 555€|
|90 min||250€||+195€||unlimited 550€|
Extra 40€ charge will be added on the price if the student is not a member of the association. Students can join the association at the time of registration. The member fee for one semester is 10€ and it will be added to the tuition fee.
If a student attends classes of varying length, longer classes will be charged first.
Example: Student (member) attends three classes a week: 75 min +60 min + 45 min. Prices 220€ + 135€ + 85€ = 440€ (non-member 560€)
Unlimited dance pass includes an unlimited number of classes within a semester. Classes under unlimited pass cannot be substituted in the following semester. Unlimited pass for members 555€, non-members 650€.
EK-passes are for students that have been selected for special training groups EK and VEK. In addition to dance classes the pass fee includes performances, choreography training, dance knowledge studies and EK-camp. The pass will be charged according to the combined amount of dance class minutes.
|Small EK-pass||425€||180-270 min / week||e.g. 3×90 min or 4×60 min|
|Medium EK-pass||475€||maximum 390 min / week||e.g. 2×90+2×75+60 min|
|Large EK-pass||525€||maximum 510 min / week||e.g. 2×90+2×75+3×60 min|
Tuition fees are 40€ lower for members of Jyväskylä Dance Association. You can become a member when registering for classes. The membership fee for one semester is 10€ and it is to be paid at the start of every semester (autumn, spring, summer).
Tuition fees are 15€ lower for members of the same family. Family discount does not apply to dance passes, competition fees, half semester fees, or summer prices and it cannot be combined with student discounts.
Students get a 30€ discount on tuition fees. Student discount does not apply to dance passes, competition fees, half semester fees, or summer prices and it cannot be combined with family discounts
A student is applicable for student discount if:
60+ classes have 20% lower fees. Other discounts cannot be included.
Iloa Tanssista is a class for special groups. There is a 20% discount on tuition fees. Other discounts cannot be included.
Student financial aid
A student can apply for a free student pass or for partial financial aid by sending an informal application letter to Jyväskylä Dance Association. There are limited spots available. Application period 1.-31.8. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices for missed classes
If you are unsure about classes, please ask the office for guidance.
Cancelling or changing classes
If you wish to cancel your registration or drop out during the academic year, please notify the office via email email@example.com. Oral notification to your teacher will not suffice.
Registration is to be done at jyvaskylantanssiopisto.org/ilmoittautuminen. Classes cannot be reserved. Registration is valid for the duration of the whole academic year, unless cancelled. Places are filled in the order of registration.
2. Cancelling registration and discontinuing studies
Studies can be cancelled by emailing the office. Oral notification will not suffice. Registration can be cancelled free of charge only after the first class. If cancelled later, the student is charged according to the single class fee (15€/class) and according to the number of classes taught thus far. In case a cancellation is made after the expiration date of the first payment, the payment will be charged in its entirety. Discontinuing studies will not warrant a refund. Participation for spring semester can be cancelled free of charge only before the start of the semester. If done later, the rules for cancellation are as stated above.
3. Class changes
A student can switch groups mid semester only if permitted by the teacher.Always notify the office via email about any changes made to your classes. Oral notification will not suffice.
4. Tuition fees
Tuition fees are charged twice during an academic year, in September and in February. Invoices are to be paid by the expiration date. Use the reference number. Only by separate agreement can tuition fees be paid in segments. In the case of late payments one payment request is sent after which any unpaid payments are put to dept collection. Unpaid tuition fees will cancel students right for studies. Workshops and summer courses are charged separately and require a separate registration. Jyväskylä Dance Association membership fee is 10€/semester, and it will be charged concomitantly with the tuition fees.
5. Practices for missed classes
A student can track their attendance rate on Hobiver. The teacher will mark student’s absence on Hobiver. Missed classes are not refunded. Missed classes can be substituted by attending an alternative class during the ongoing semester. Missed classes can be substituted in the following semester only if registered as student. The number of classes that can be substituted from past semester in the next semester is the number of classes that are paid for the new semester. Missed classes under the unlimited dance pass can only be substituted during the ongoing semester. In the case of a long-term medical condition, missed classes can be substituted at a later time.
Students are not insured by the dance institute, instead they are under their own voluntary leisure-time insurances. Teachers work under liability insurance that is in effect during classes. Teachers are responsible for the students only the duration of the class, not before or after. Please notify the teacher of any illnesses/conditions the teacher ought to be aware of. The institute is not responsible for lost items. Found items are kept in the dressing rooms for one semester.
7. Changes in schedule
In case of teacher’s sick leave, a substitute teacher is provided. Classes may be cancelled or moved to another time if a substitute teacher is not available. Students are informed of class changes via text message. Students have the right to substitute cancelled classes with an alternative class. The dance institute reserves the right to changes in curriculum and/or teachers. Remote online teaching may be used.
8. Student announcement
Information and announcements are shared via email and text messages. Information on current events and matters is shared via a monthly bulletin. The student and/or guardian is responsible for keeping their contact information up to date. Students can edit their contact information on Hobiver. Information on current events and matters, and on the institute, is also found on the dance institute’s website. Handouts may be shared by the teacher in class. Class recommendations for the next academic year are sent out in August.
9. Student register privacy notice (in Finnish)
Privacy notice Tietosuojaseloste.
10. Photo usage
The dance institute records student performances and class work for learning and promoting purposes. Videos and pictures may be used on Jyväskylä Dance Institute’s social media platforms and website as well as in teaching. Published material is carefully selected and we do not publish any inappropriate material, nor do we publish student’s personal information. Performance videos are recorded for sale. If a student wishes to prohibit photo usage, they must inform the institute via email at the start of every academic year. If a student prohibits recording, the student themself must make sure not to take part in filming situations and consider whether to participate in shows respectively. Participating in shows will cancel the photo usage prohibition. Recording performances is an essential part of expressive art.
11. General rules
Classes require a minimum of 8 registered participants to be organised. Classes start and end according to the timetable. At the beginning of classes, teachers mark students as present or absent. Classes that have under 3 participants will be cancelled. Dressing rooms are open 15 minutes before the start of a class and after the last class of the day students have 15 minutes to exit the facilities. Students are to use appropriate indoor footwear and outfits in class and in the dressing rooms, outdoor shoes and clothes are to be left in the entrance hallway. Long hair is to be tied up. Chewing gum or other type of edibles and jewellery are not to be taken to a dance class. Please take any valuables and personal items with you in class, dressing rooms are not guarded.
Short courses and workshops
Jyväskylä Dance Institution operates under the supervision of Jyväskylä Dance Association. The members of the board support and oversee the actions of the institution as well as regulate the finances. The association aims to ensure and maintain high quality dance art education and appropriate dance teaching facilities in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä Dance Association is a non-profit organisation.
You can become a member of Jyväskylä Dance Association by paying the membership fee. The membership is personal and valid for one semester at a time (autumn, spring, or summer). The fee for one semester is 10€. As a member you support the work of Jyväskylä Dance Institution and regional art education.
All members are welcome to attend a yearly meeting to participate in decision making. Members under the age of 15 do not have voting right and cannot be selected to the board. Parents of students or communities can join the association by paying a 50€ membership fee or support the work of the association with a voluntary contribution.
Members get a considerable discount on tuition fees. Autumn and spring semester fees are 40€ less for members. Summer semester prices are also lower for members. The membership and benefits are personal.
Our dance studios are located in the centre of Jyväskylä. Street parking and car parks can be found in the area. Our dance studios can be rented for private use.
We also offer:
Please contact the office for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or 044 3699700 (on weekdays at 9-16).
Vapaudenkatu 48-50 (ground floor)
tel. 044 36 99 700
office hours: weekdays 9-16
Our dance studios are located at Vapaudenkatu 48-50 and Kalervonkatu 8.
Jyväskylän Tanssiopisto – Jyväskylän Tanssiyhdistys ry