Dance –


Academic year 2024-25

August 19th 2024 – May 23rd 2025

Application period for the Academic year 2024-25
First application period 1.2 – 31.5
Second application period 11.6 – 11.8

The programme is a collaboration between Borgå folkakademi and Taidetehtaan Tanssikoulu.

One Year Dance Program

Our one year dance program is designed for dedicated dancers, who are either preparing to apply to a degree program in dance or are still unsure about their future career path. Whether you are specialized in one dance style or are an all-rounder, we offer you a diverse course program that enables you to develop and expand your skills in a fruitful learning environment, supported and guided by a team of enthusiastic and creative teachers.

Apart from shaping your own unique style, you will learn about the different stages, approaches and methods used by choreographers as well as dancers through the creation of productions. In addition, you will explore dance pedagogy both from the teacher’s and the student’s perspective. Regarding style, the training focuses on street dance and modern dance.

Use this opportunity to prepare yourself for auditioning or just spend a gap year dancing. Here you can try out new things, immerse yourself in dance, learn to succeed and fail in a safe environment in the heart of Porvoo.


Contact and further information

Hanne Kauppinen

Programme Director:
Hanne Kauppinen | Phone +358 (0)40 183 0993 |

Taidetehdas / Läntinen Alexanterinkatu 1B in the centre of Borgå.
Borgå folkakademi / Runebergsgatan 16-18 in the centre of Borgå.

Language of instruction:
The education is bilingual and is suitable for both Swedish- and Finnish-speakers.

Study fees:
450 €/month including teaching, lunch and coffee.

(The fees apply to the academic year 2024-25)

If you need accommodation you can board in the school’s dormitory connected to the school.
Cost 200 €/month in a shared double room or 260 €/month for a single room, including breakfast Monday-Friday and supper Monday-Thursday.
Further information about accommodation and costs can be found here.

Application periods and entrance exam
First application period: 1.2 – 31.5, first entrance exam date is 10.6
Second application period: 11.6 – 11.8 , second entrance exam is arranged in august.

Note that if you are unable to attend the entrance exams, it is also possible to be accepted on the basis of previous dance degrees, videos or telephone interviews.

We withhold the right to change the contents and offers in our courses and educational programmes.

Welcome to Akan Dance

Feedback about the dance program by student Päivi from Finland:

” I told my friend a story about how I decided for Akan.
I thought about life’s dreams and goals and one was that I wanted to develop myself as a dancer. I did a Google search for “dancer education”.

Without further analysis, “good vibes” were transmitted from Akan’s pages and my interest arose. I emailed Hanne and asked more about the studies. The answer came quickly and the good feeling of “tone of voice” continued. Soon I started communicating with Niklas as well and the same feeling continued. Communication was uncomplicated and smooth at all times.
I got a really welcome feeling, and was so inspired that I suddenly took and left my well-established life in Oulu.
At least on my type of personality, Akan’s marketing and communication bit. The words that I will think spontaneously are “good feeling, welcome”.
This has also been realized in practice. The school is really of high quality in terms of teaching and the atmosphere is friendly. Our group is wonderful, everyone is watched and everyone is included.

You have done a good job. The best year of my life ever.
Thanks for this 😀 “

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