Hello Hurja dancers and parents,

For most of Hurja Piruetti's dancers, the autumn season has already ended with filming and separate projects. These groups have been informed separately. Next week there will be groups of children in Karjaa and Ekenäs. Activities in school gyms have been relocated to replacement facilities. Students have been informed on Sunday, November 29, 2020 by text message and e-mail. As a rule, all groups train according to the schedule order, but the place may have changed. If you are unsure of your own group, ask your teacher directly or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The dancers and circus artists from Hurja Piruetti have been allowed to practice all autumn and we teachers are happy about that. Continue in the same pattern and remember hand washing, safety distance and face masks. A warm thank you to the students for the fall season and in January we will continue. Registration made during the autumn season is still valid for the spring season. The spring season starts at all our locations on January 11, 2020.

STOPP ry’s (The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland) “Dance educator of the year” award 2020 has been awarded to the Sodankylä born dance pedagogue Katja Köngäs, whose school Western Uusimaa Dance Institute Hurja Piruetti operates in the Raseborg area.

Katja Köngäs has been working with art and dance education in Raseborg since 1995. The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland wants to highlight Katja Köngäs’ invigorating and engaging pedagogical work in the bilingual region, as well as the artistically ambitious national and international pedagogical projects which have, among other things, lead to Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education appointing the dance school the Finnish Young Culture Ambassador -title as a recognition for the international work with children and youth.

The awardees receive theatre industry badges of merit on Friday 27th November 2020.

Hello Hurjisar,

Hurja Piruetti's autumn letter has been sent to your given e-mail. Next week we celebrate autumn holidays (12.-18.10.2020) and do not have danceclasses.

If you have not received the information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Happy autumn to all dancers and their families!

Hurja Piruetti's teachers and instructors



The ambassadör Harri Kämäräinen sends his greetings and opens the project ABC´d (Art education Between Cultures and Dance).

"Im also very happy to hear that a new online cooperation project has been launched named Art Education Between Cultures and Dance. In Finland the initiator of this project, Hurja Piruetti dance Institut, is a well established cultural institution providing basic art education in dance. They are located in the south western part of our country. Your beautiful country, Sri Lanka, is well known around the world for its ancient and rich traditions in dance, music and culture.
Dance and music are a great mean of communication. To convey a message or express your feelings, your emotions. You don’t need to master the grammar of Sinhala or Tamil and you don’t need to know the word of Finnish or Swedish. It is your body, your movements and the music that tell the story. With this universal language of dance, you can easily cross borders, overcome miles, build cultural bridges; which is so important in todays world."

Thank you Young Culture! Hurja Piruetti's new youth project DAM-U (Dans-Musik och Ungdomar) received a grant for this autumn project! Beautiful and grateful greetings echo from Raseborg.

You can follow information about our DAM-U project and schedule on our social media channels. The Young Culture quick grant was applied for from 10 August to 10 September 2020. By the deadline, 44 applications had been received and the total amount of applications was 80,485 euros. The Board of the Finnish Youth Clubs selected 23 projects for funding, with a total funding of 38,000 euros. The quick grant was implemented from the support funds for young trips abroad canceled this year. The purpose of the grant is to pilot new types of experiments to develop local cultural youth work. The pilots will be used in the coming years to implement the new Young Culture strategy. For more information, visit the Young Culture page and Pasi Saarinen, Business Director of Young Culture.

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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)