Current info for students

3.5.2022

Malmitalo is closed during the municipal strike Wed 4.5. – Mon 9.5.

During the strike classes are organised in JM Syke, Malmin raitti 17 B, 3rd floor.

31.1.2022

All classes will return to studios on 1.2.2022

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has announced on Monday 31.1. about the cancellation of previous restrictions starting on February 1st.

Because of the cancellation of restrictions, all our students will return to studios from February first on. Only those classes that are originally designed as online classes will continue be taught online. All the classes are arranged in the normal studios at normal time.

Previously sent teacher’s bulletins about exceptions in classes and venues are still valid.

Please read the instructions below for safe training in studios.

 

31.1.2022

Safety Instructions for training in studios

We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements. Thank you!

  • You may attend your class only if you are healthy.
  • The guardians can escort children and youth to the studios, but they they cannot wait inside during the class.
  • The students should arrive to class just before it starts and leave promptly after class and avoid spending time at our premises. Please, keep a safe distance to others and avoid crowds at the doors.
  • We hope that as many students as possible will come to class already in their training outfit and hair tied, to avoid crowding the dressing rooms. You may bring your overgarments to the studio.
  • Students over the age of 14 and parents taking children to the classes are obligated to use face masks, unless they have a medical condition which prevents the use of face mask. We strongly recommend that also students over the age of 11 use face masks
  • Face mask is mandatory in common areas and changing rooms. We recommend using the face mask during class if it can be worn safely.
  • Wash your hands with soap, when you arrive at the Tanssiopisto premises as well as after the lesson. We recommend that students carry with them their own hand sanitizer, even if we have hand sanitizer available at our studios.
  • Teachers plan the dance classes to avoid unnecessary physical contact between the student and teachers as well as between students. If necessary, exercises are done in smaller groups while the rest of the class waits by the walls.
  • Teachers clean the surfaces between classes, and this might delay the start of class by a few minutes.

 

31.1.2022

Making up classes

Making up classes has been challenging during the remote teaching period. Due to this we have extended the timeslot for making up classes. If a student has missed their class during the remote teaching period, meaning before 1.2.2022 and after 28.10.2021, they can make up the class until 05.06.2022.

 

24.1.2022

Restrictions continue

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has announced on Friday 7.1. about the continuation of restrictions between 11.1.-24.1.2022.

Because of these restrictions, between Tue 11.01.–Mon 24.1.2022 only students born 2003 and younger will participate in their classes in the usual studio at the normal time. All students who are older than this will join their classes remotely.

 

7.1.2022

Restrictions continue between 11.1.-24.1.2022

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has announced on Friday 7.1. about the continuation of restrictions between 11.1.-24.1.2022.

Because of these restrictions, between Tue 11.01.–Mon 24.1.2022 only students born 2003 and younger will participate in their classes in the usual studio at the normal time. All students who are older than this will join their classes remotely.

Starting from Tuesday 11.12. classes are arranged as contact and remote teaching in the following way:

  • Children and youth classes are arranged as usual in their studios according to the normal schedule.
  • Teen classes are arranged in class, as remote classes or hybrid classes, depending on the age of the participants. If the student is born 2003 or is younger, they can join the class in the studio. Students born before 2003 join their class remotely. Teen classes with students born before and after 2003 will be arranged as a so-called hybrid class, at the same time in the studio and as a remote class.
  • Adult classes are arranged as remote classes. Some adult classes might be arranged as hybrid classes, if several teens born on 2003 or after have registered for the class. The students of these classes will be contacted separately.
  • Dance with toddler where the adult participates the class, counts as an adult class and is arranged remotely.

Teachers will send links to the remote class latest on the day of the class.

Previously sent teacher’s bulletins about exceptions in classes and venues are still valid.

If a student does not participate in the remote classes, they can make up classes later according to the make up classes rules. Due to the continuation of restrictions we have extended the timeslot for making up classes. If a student has missed their class during the remote teaching period and after 28.10.2021, they can make up the class until 05.06.2022. Please note that only those students who have enrolled for a class have the right to make up classes.

Previously given instructions still apply about coming to classes and how to behave in our studios. We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements.

 

27.12.2021

New restrictions between 28.12.–10.1.2022

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has announced on Thursday 23.12. harder restrictions between 28.12.2021-10.1.2022.

Because of these new restrictions, between Tue 28.12.–Mon 10.1.2022 only students born 2004 and younger will participate in their classes in the usual studio at the normal time. All students 18 years old or older will join their classes remotely.

Starting from Tuesday 28.12. classes are arranged as contact and remote teaching in the following way:

  • Children and youth classes are arranged as usual in their studios according to the normal schedule.
  • Teen classes are arranged in class, as remote classes or hybrid classes, depending on the age of the participants. If the student is born 2004 or is younger, they can join the class in the studio. Students born before 2004 join their class remotely. Teen classes with students both under and over 18 years old will be arranged as a so-called hybrid class, at the same time in the studio and as a remote class.
  • Adult classes are arranged as remote classes. Some adult classes might be arranged as hybrid classes, if several 12-17 year-old teens have registered for the class. The students of these classes will be contacted separately.
  • Dance with toddler where the adult participates, counts as an adult class and is arranged remotely.

Teachers will send links to the remote class latest the day of the class.

Previously sent teacher’s bulletins about exceptions in classes and venues are still valid.

If a student does not participate in the remote classes, they can make up classes later according to the make up classes rules.

Previously given instructions still apply about coming to classes and how to behave in our studios. We entreat that all students and families follow the given instructions and requirements.

STUDENT OFFICE OPENING HOURS CHANGE ON 1.1.2022

From January 2022 Student office is open Monday-Friday at 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Student office receives many contacts at the moment and there might be some delay in answering emails. We will answer all emails as soon as possible.

3.12.2021

 COVID-19 passport required at the Christmas performances 10.-12.12.2021

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has announced that all indoor events with more than 20 participants are forbidden between 4.12.-31.12. However, if the organizer requires a COVID-19 passport from the participants, the restrictions will not apply. Due to this Helsingin tanssiopisto will require COVID-19 passport at Christmas performances Fri 10.12.-Sun 12.12.2021 at Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu SYK.

  • All audience members over the age of 16 will be required to present a COVID-19 passport when arriving. Also parents escorting students.
  • Students performing at the performances will not be required to present a COVID-19 passport.
  • COVID-19 passport is the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which you can download from My Kanta. Please download the passport in advance from omakanta.fi
  • The COVID-19 passports, identifications and tickets are checked at the main entrance, which means that some lines may form at times.
  • COVID-19 passport can be presented on the screen of a mobile device or in print.
  • Audience members are asked to have their COVID-19 passport, ID and ticket ready, to ensure that the inspection goes over smoothly.

If you do not have a valid COVID-19 passport, and you wish to return your ticket, please send an email of the cancellation to the student office hto@helsingintanssiopisto.fi   Student office will send you instructions regarding the refund and returning the ticket.
Ticket cancellation must be sent latest on Thursday 9.12.2021. No refund is offered if the ticket is cancelled on the day of the performance 10.12.-12.12.

Dress rehearsals and performances at the Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
The restrictions Helsingin tanssiopisto announced at the start of the semester are still valid, regarding, for example, the use of face masks. These restrictions apply at all of our locations, including the place of the Christmas performances, Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu.
Please comply with our restrictions as well as the general guidelines regarding the epidemic also on the days of dress rehearsals and performances. Thank you!

3.12.2021

Dance classes will continue in studios

All dance classes will continue as before in studios also after 4.12. The restrictions Helsingin tanssiopisto announced at the start of the semester are still valid. These restrictions include using face masks, limiting the time indoors, practicing good hygiene and smaller group sizes. These instructions and restrictions can be found on our website under Current Info. The regional state administrative agency has stated that as an alternative to limiting the number of participants and other restrictions, COVID-19 passport could be required in all premises. In the future, if the COVID-19 passport will be required also in dance classes, we will send the information by email to all students.