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Total duration 1 h 30 min
76 performances
26.10.2015 – 1.3.2018
On the road
External venue
registration
So You Think You Can Muuv -miestanssijat

Street dancing and ballet with professionals

This is a series of high-energy workshops designed to inspire schoolchildren in 5th to 9th grades to dance and create choreographies of their own with professional dancers. Combining classical ballet and street dancing, this teamwork and performance workshop integrates dance seamlessly into the school day.

Finland in motion

Young people need motivation in order to get moving. To have motivation, they must first find inspiration. Our So You Think You Can Muuv? dance workshops aim to provide such inspiration for pre-teens and teenagers. During the workshop professional dancers show by example how easy and enjoyable moving can be. While putting together a dance performance, the workshop encourages young people to express themselves and find joy in movement. Every move can be a dance move, everyone has the freedom to move and everyone’s ideas are valuable.

The So You Think You Can Muuv? dance workshops will help young people to discover the motivation to move without prejudice. Their aim is to support the participants’ physical, social and mental well-being, as well as fostering confidence in their own body. The positive experience of moving in our workshop will play an important role in supporting or inspiring an active lifestyle. Every student can follow their imagination and move according to their skills, abilities and preferences.

Dance workshop

Teacher feedback about the workshop

Many boys’ prejudice disappeared, they said moving was “fun”. It was great to experience a workshop that really worked, where we all got to enjoy the results.”

Even the teenage boys who normally find moving a challenge got moving.”

Most of my students were taking part enthusiastically and found extra motivation in seeing their own ideas implemented in the performance.”

We’ve never experienced anything like this as a class before.”

Participating fearlessly together and seeing friends lose their inhibitions and dance along made our group’s team spirit even stronger.”

Dance workshop

“We need exercise. Our bodies are made for it.”

– Mr. Muuv, Kenneth Greve

Workshops at schools

So You Think You Can Muuv? workshops are designed for school grades 5 to 9. They are held in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and occasionally in other locations, too. The duration of the workshop is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The workshop takes place in the school sports hall, usually beginning at 9 AM. It starts with a 10-minute dance performance, which all the students and staff of the school are welcome to attend.

Autumn 2018 WORKSHOPS

Enrolment for the autumn 2018 workshops starts on April the 12th at 9 AM via this link

The possible workshop dates are as follows:

21.8.-24.8.

29.-31.8.

12.9.-13.9.

26.-28.9.

24.10.

The participating schools are chosen in order of enrolment. Schools, areas and municipalities enrolling for the first time are prioritised.

For more information, please contact Production Coordinator Sonja Lipponen, sonja.lipponen[at]opera.fi, tel. 050 430 8093.

Pick up the Muuv choreography

Creative team

Finnish National Ballet in collaboration with New Finnish Ballet

Choreography
Ville Valkonen

Music
Petri Alanko

Calendar

1 h 30 min
76 performances
26.10.2015 – 1.3.2018
On the road
External venue
registration
Mon 26.10.2015
at 9:00
Tue 27.10.2015
at 9:00
Wed 28.10.2015
at 9:00
Wed 4.11.2015
at 9:00
Thu 5.11.2015
at 9:00
Fri 6.11.2015
at 9:00
Mon 9.11.2015
at 9:00
Tue 10.11.2015
at 9:00
Wed 11.11.2015
at 9:00
Thu 12.11.2015
at 9:00
Mon 15.2.2016
at 9:00
Tue 16.2.2016
at 9:00
Wed 17.2.2016
at 9:00
Thu 18.2.2016
at 9:00
Tue 22.3.2016
at 9:00
Wed 23.3.2016
at 9:00
Thu 24.3.2016
at 9:00
Mon 2.5.2016
at 12:00
Tue 3.5.2016
at 9:00
Tue 3.5.2016
at 12:00
Wed 4.5.2016
at 9:00
Wed 4.5.2016
at 12:00
Wed 18.5.2016
at 12:00
Thu 19.5.2016
at 9:00
Thu 19.5.2016
at 12:00
Fri 20.5.2016
at 9:00
Fri 20.5.2016
at 12:00
Mon 23.5.2016
at 9:00
Tue 24.5.2016
at 12:00
Wed 25.5.2016
at 9:00
Wed 25.5.2016
at 12:00
Thu 26.5.2016
at 9:00
Thu 26.5.2016
at 12:00
Fri 27.5.2016
at 9:00
Tue 21.2.2017
at 9:00
Wed 22.2.2017
at 9:00
Thu 23.2.2017
at 9:00
Fri 24.2.2017
at 9:00
Wed 1.3.2017
at 9:00
Thu 2.3.2017
at 9:00
Tue 14.3.2017
at 9:00
Wed 15.3.2017
at 9:00
Thu 16.3.2017
at 9:00
Thu 30.3.2017
at 9:00
Fri 31.3.2017
at 9:00
Wed 12.4.2017
at 9:00
Thu 13.4.2017
at 9:00
Thu 27.4.2017
at 9:00
Fri 28.4.2017
at 9:00
Wed 10.5.2017
at 9:00
Thu 11.5.2017
at 9:00
Mon 28.8.2017
at 9:30
Tue 29.8.2017
at 9:30
Wed 30.8.2017
at 9:30
Thu 31.8.2017
at 9:30
Fri 1.9.2017
at 9:30
Wed 6.9.2017
at 9:00
Thu 7.9.2017
at 9:00
Fri 8.9.2017
at 9:00
Wed 27.9.2017
at 9:00
Thu 28.9.2017
at 9:00
Fri 29.9.2017
at 9:00
Wed 10.1.2018
at 9:00
Fri 12.1.2018
at 9:00
Tue 23.1.2018
at 9:00
Wed 24.1.2018
at 9:00
Thu 25.1.2018
at 9:00
Fri 26.1.2018
at 9:00
Wed 31.1.2018
at 9:00
Thu 1.2.2018
at 9:00
Fri 2.2.2018
at 9:00
Wed 7.2.2018
at 9:00
Thu 8.2.2018
at 9:00
Fri 9.2.2018
at 9:00
Wed 28.2.2018
at 9:00
Thu 1.3.2018
at 9:00