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YOL0213 Ballroom dances, 0 ECTS, (20 €/henkilö) [home page]

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You cannot register for the course because the course has expired.
The registration deadline for this course passed 13.5.19 at 10:00.
Students will be registered according to their order of registration. Further information on queuing.

General information

Home page: http://www.korkeakoululiikunta.fi/fi/yliopistoliikunta/kurssit/liikuntakurssit
Begins - ends: 13.5.19 - 21.5.19
Registration period: 29.4.19 at 8:00 - 13.5.19 at 10:00
The registration may be cancelled before 10.5.2019 at 23:59.
Instructor(s): Pipsa Nieminen (pipsa.p.nieminen@jyu.fi)
Credits: 0 ECTS cr.
Languages: language(s) of instruction: English, suomi; completion language(s): English, suomi
Registered: 12
Max participants: 40 (Due to the queuing method used for registration, you may still register for this course even though the number of participants exceeds the maximum.);
Organisations:University Sports (YOL)
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Please, fill the small form in Korppi to tell if you have partner for the course. If your partner is not member of the university of Jyväskylä, please write his/her name in Korppi form.

You can get 2 YLIY credit marks.


In Finland we have special dancing houses and pavilions where the people who like social dancing use to go and enjoy dancing eg. walzt, tango, foxtrot, fusku, bugg, etc. Anybody is welcome to go there alone or with his or her own partner.

In our short dance course in May we will dance tango, waltz, fusku and bugg.

The Finnish tango is quite different from the tango in Argentina. Our tango is more slow and  calm. It might look even boring for outsiders. Anyhow tango can be seen to reflect the Finnish mentality, melancholy and cultural history. Finnish tango dance as well as tango music has always had a special place for Finnish peoples.

The Finnish waltz is traditionally a little slower than the original wiener waltz and quicker than the slow English waltz. The participants in our dance course are free to make a decision wether we will practise  ”normal waltz” or slow waltz – or maybe the both (Both of them would be great as a wedding waltz).

Fusku is a Finnish easy version of the American rock-dance; jive. The figures in fusku are the same as in jive but the basic step is more simple.  Many quick ”foksi ” music pieces are easy to dance by using the steps and figures of fusku.

Bugg is the youngest of these four dances in Finland. It has become popular in our country during the last 20 years. It is a Swedish version of American style swing dances. Typical for bugg are ”change places” and ”under arms” -figures. You can use many same figures which we will learn already in fusku class. The basic step in bugg is easy walking step in 4/4 timing.

Welcome to dance alone or with your own partner!


Read this, please:

The registration fee for the course is due before the first class. Please instruct your bank to forward payment orders through
Danske Bank
in favour of University of Jyväskylä
Bank account number IBAN FI0489199710001078
Reference required with payments: 5924411

Keep the receipt and give it to the instructor on the first meeting. Inform the University Sports Office if you are away from the first meeting.

Once the registration is done, it is compulsory to participate on the course. Pay the course - but first when it is sure that there are minimun number of participants. If you can not participate on the course, you need to cancel your registration in Korppi-system. Cancellation has to be done five (5) days before the course starts. After this the cancellation can be done in University Sports office, with accepted certification (such as medical certificate).

The course fee has to be paid if there is no cancellation, or if the cancellation is done less than five days before the course starts and without the qualified certification. Please notice that if you cancel your registration from the exercise group after the valid period for cancellation has expired, it doesn’t cancel your registration from the actual course.

Completion mode:You can get 2 YLIY-marks from the course.

Mon and Tue at 16.30-18 in Liikunta, RS (= rhytmic hall)

Key words:[Not translated.] liikunta

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Exercise group [group details and registration]

Lavatanssi [group details and registration]; registered 12, minimum 9, maximum 40
reg.time: 29.4.2019 08:00 - 13.5.2019 10:00
 LocationWeekDayDateAtSupervisorFurther informationURITapahtuman tiedot
1RS (Rytmiikkasali)20Mo13.5.201916:30-18:00NieminenTapahtuman tiedot
2RS (Rytmiikkasali)20Tu14.5.201916:30-18:00NieminenTapahtuman tiedot
3RS (Rytmiikkasali)21Mo20.5.201916:30-18:00NieminenTapahtuman tiedot
4RS (Rytmiikkasali)21Tu21.5.201916:30-18:00NieminenTapahtuman tiedot