Vakita in a nutshell
Vantaan Kilpatanssijat ry, Vakita, is an active dance sports club located in Vantaa and is a member of the Finnish Dance Sport Federation. Vakita turned 33 years in 2020 so we are a very experienced and well-established club providing high-quality services for ballroom and social dancers around the whole Helsinki metropolitan area.
Vakita has received a Star Club (Tähtiseura) recognition from the Finnish Olympic Committee showing that we do great work in paying special attention to supporting children and youth in their dancing hobby.
We specialize in latin and standard ballroom dancing. We teach students at all levels in all possible age groups – everybody is welcome to join Vakita! We also offer solo dance such as solo latin & salsa so you can enjoy dancing without a partner.
We have our own practice studio in Varisto, Vantaa, very easy to access with public transport.
We have a weekly schedule of classes at different levels during the autumn and spring seasons. In addition to that, we have several slots for free practicing in our studio as well as “hosted” practice sessions. We also frequently arrange additional group lessons and camps hosted by guest teachers. Our dance studio’s weekly timetable can be found online (in Finnish).
Our teachers, either Vakita’s own or from outside the club, are all well trained, with long experience in dance sports and enthusiasm to help you learn!
Vakita also arranges dance sports competitions on a regular basis.
Location and contact details
– If you have any questions in English, please contact our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Veikko Lamminsalo (email@example.com / 040 554 1916) or Sanna Kakko (firstname.lastname@example.org / 040 587 5661)
– Vakita home page: https://www.vakita.fi
– Vakita is in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VantaanKilpatanssijat/ and in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vakitary/
– Vakita dance studio address: Martinkyläntie 43, 01720 Vantaa
– More information on ballroom dancing from the Finnish Dance Sport Federation’s site (in Finnish): https://www.dancesport.fi/
Ballroom dancing in short
– A total of 10 ballroom dances: latin dances samba, cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive, standard dances waltz, tango, viennese waltz, foxtrot and quickstep
– Several age groups starting from Juvenile all the way to Senior 5 group with the 70 years age limit.
– Different skill levels in ballroom dancing, starting from E all the way to A.
* One usually starts with basics and after “graduating” through a test called F review you may enter E level competitions and start earning your points towards the following levels
* At level E you have the repertoire of 6 dances, two more are added at level D and you will master all 10 dances from level C onwards.
* Later on in your career you can also decide if you wish to specialize in latin or standard dances only