Breathtaking Finalnd: Helsinki
Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.
The capital of Finland is a compact city easily explored on foot. Design, architecture, culture and shopping are all great exploration angles and large park areas, forests, lakes, and the coastline with numerous islands sprinkled off it make certain there’s no shortage of natural presence. Needless to say, there’s something going on in Helsinki every day of the year.
In 2014 Helsinki was awarded City of Design status as part of the Creative Cities Network established by UNESCO.
Finland is also on top of the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 list.
Nuuksio national park is an unspoilt piece of wilderness in the middle of Helsinki metropolitan area: beautiful valleys, steep ravines, rocks, groves, swamps and over 80 small lakes and ponds. There are more than 30 kilometers of tagged trekking trails along with cooking shelters and camping sites.
Numerous marked routes start from the courtyard of the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia.
Nuuksio National Park is the third most visited park in Finland.
Cumulus Kaisaniemi*** is 250 m from Helsinki Cathedral. It offers a sauna and tastefully decorated rooms with satellite TV and free internet access. Kaisaniemi Metro Station is 50 m away.
All the air-conditioned rooms at Cumulus Kaisaniemi Hotel feature a work desk. Some rooms include a minibar and tea/coffee facilities.
The daily breakfast buffet is served in a cosy atmosphere with wooden interiors. Drinks are available in the lobby bar.
Helsinki Central Station is 350 m from the hotel. The Bulevardi shopping street is within 10 minutes’ walk.
Eteläinen Suurpiiri is a great choice for travellers interested in design, architecture and museums.
TO BE TRULY FREE, ALL YOU NEED IS THE UNTOUCHED WILDERNESS AND A TOUCH OF MADNESS IN YOUR BLOOD
The best reason to enjoy the Midnight Sun
Summer in Finland is a spectacular time of the year. For those who venture north of the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set at all for couple of months, while further south the sun can be visible for almost 24 hours a day during June and July.
At the end of June, longest day of the year is a key element in the festivities in the northern parts of Finland
That phenomenon, known as The Midnight Sun, is caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis in relation to its orbit around the sun – as a result, at both North and South poles, the sun only sets and rises one day every year. In Finland, the summer months of June and July are the months where the Midnight Sun is at its strongest but the further north you go, the longer the sun stays above the horizon. In the very northernmost parts you can experience a full midnight sun from May to August.
When nights are almost as light as day it is possible to do all the same things that you would do during the day – the biggest difference comes from the incredible change in the nature of the light. The sun takes on a reddish-yellow color – almost like during sunrise or sunset – and everything around you is bathed in an unimaginably warm, bright light.
FOLLOW YOUR TANGO PASSION ALL OVER THE WORLD
A REVOLUTIONARY TEACHING METHOD
Our teaching uses for the first time in tango the Dalcroze method, an idea of a brilliant pedagogue and musician of the early ‘900 that revolutionized ballet and modern dance and has been used by the greatest dancers of the time.
The method assumes that the musical ear and rhythmic skills should be trained with hearing and with the use of the body.
We apply it to tango, because people who don’t live in South America, tango music is not easy to dance and moreover is not part of the culture.
In addition the method, created to teach the use of the body as a tool for listening to music and vice versa, is perfect for learning the awareness of posture, axis balance and how to use it in complex static and dynamic movements, as they are in tango.
Contamination with Meziéres gymnastics and Yoga allows us to deepen this study, making it natural to run on the complex dynamics time, like the children’s learning.
Execution of movements in pairs, with a great attention to technique and intuitive aspect of connecting with each other, make our method unique and innovative!
|Days||Yoga classes||Tango classes/Holiday program||Milongas|
Yoga y Tango – posture, balance and fluency
18 – 19
|Nina y Andrea
Men and women technique: connection, embrace, giro
(1h.30 separately + 1h.30 in pairs)
19.15 – 22
|Small dinner buffet|
Yoga y Tango – posture, balance and fluency
18 – 19
|Nina y Andrea
Men and women technique: pivot, giro’s dynamics
19.15 – 21.15
21.15 – 22
El Atico Studio
|Small dinner buffet|
|15th Thu||Erica / Nina y Andrea
The basic musical structures of Tango, vals and milonga: beat, style and interpretation
A guide to the listening of music and practical exercises
18 – 20
|Milonga in Helsinki (pre-Tango Sauna Marathon)|
|16th Fri||Tango Sauna Marathon
|17th Sat||Tango Sauna Marathon
|18th Sun||Tango Sauna Marathon
The program may have some changes.
Studio “El Atico” address: Kumpulantie 3, 00520 Helsinki (easily accessible by public transport).
HSDS Studio address: Tallberginkatu 1 C 4krs, 00180 Helsinki (easily accessible by public transport).
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT TANGO SAUNA MARATHON
The TANGO SAUNA marathon is limiting entry to accepted registrants only and no tickets will be sold at the venue.
Tangosauna has space for 170 dancers, about 60% foreign dancers and 40% local, finnish dancers.
TANGO SAUNA marathon registration opens on Monday February 20.
Teacher and founder of “Tangokoulu oy” school in Helsinki
I started dancing ballroom dances age 7
1995 10-dance Finish Professional Ballroom exam
1997 International Professinal exam Latin Member (IDTA, international dance teacher association)
Teaching and dancing tango over 20 years
First Tango (Argentino) school in Finland
Specialtes: Technique tango salon, close and open style, tango nuevo
Italian teacher from Bologna
Have been dancing tango for about ten years, studying with passion with various teachers including Emmanuelle Ponthieux y Luca Giacomoni, Alberto Colombo y Mariela Samethband, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Sebastian Jimenez y Maria Ines Bogado, Sergio Natario, Pablo Veron, Diego Benavidez y Natasha Agudelo, Claudio Forte y Barbara Carpino, Miguel Angel Zotto y Daiana Guspero, Roberta Fersi, Alejandra Mantinan y Aoniken Quiroga.
In 2015 he achieved the diploma “MIDAS (Italian Master of Sport Dance) of argentinian Tango.
Italian professional musician of viola, Yoga teacher and tango dancer
Erica joined her professional music studies to the practice of Hatha Yoga. She perfects her practice in Italy, India and Malaysia and approaches Vipassana meditation. She became a teacher of Hatha Yoga (diploma II ASC/CONI certificate level) after many years of study of teachers training under the guidance of Maurizio Morelli, Antonio Nuzzo and Willy Van Lysebeth.
Exploring body music and dance of breath, intertwining paths and knowledge.
She’s been dancing and studing tango since few years.
Tango is not male, is couple: fifty percent men and fifty percent women.
Emotion, energy, breathing, hug, palpitation.
A virtuous circle that allows improvisation.
From 12nd to 16th of June.
All prices are per person in a double room in EURO.
TANGO SAUNA MARATHON (16 – 18 JUNE) IS NOT INCLUDED
Five days + lessons + practica + milonga
ON OFFER UNTIL APRIL 30!
ONLY 150€ IN ADVANCE!
DON’T MISS THE 10% DISCOUNT!
ENGAGE LEAST 3 FRIENDS IN OUR GROUP!
You have to register separately to the TANGO SAUNA only after 8 February!
Only 80 not finland dancers are admitted to the marathon.
We are not responsible for the payment of the marathon and for the availability of places.
FREEZE THE PRICE NOW!
Fill out the form to allow us to check availability and ensure a proper distribution between men and women.
Following acceptance of the booking, we will reply quickly with the payment information.
The offer includes
4 nights in Hotel*** in double room
1 Practica + 1 Milonga
We highly recommend double room or triple room
The offer doesn’t include
Extra transfers to and form:
Airport (our Staff can help if necessary)
Studio for classes (our Staff can help if necessary)
Tango Sauna Marathon that is in Vierumäki Country Club (it’s possible book a place at the Tangosauna bus service).
Tourist tax if required in Helsinki
Single room supplements
Yoga for Tango lesson 10 € per person
Single Tango lessons (1h) 10 € per person
1h.30 of Tango lessons 16 € per person
Pass 1 day lessons 35 € per person
Pass 3 days lessons 80 € per person
Musicality lesson (2h) 18 € per person
For private lessons ask directly to teachers
but you can also…
Tango Travel on Telegram (Desktop, Web and Mobile apps)
the Official Account Tango_Partner in WeChat:
or you can write us on Facebook.
How to get to Finland
There are 27 airports in Finland, five of which have regular international flight services. The main gateway is the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. The northernmost airport is in Ivalo in Lapland, approximately 250 kilometres above the Arctic Circle.
The best way to book online is search a flight in these web sites:
The city of Helsinki offers a free WLAN-service for residents and travellers alike. No passwords or registration required. Just look for “Helsinki City Open WLAN” from the available networks. The following map shows the outdoor hotspots around Helsinki.
Share our project
Our project is to share the tango styles, methodology of teaching and passion in all the Holiday’s places.
Mix tango communities in Europe and beyond, opening cultural exchange channels and contamination of tango is the mission that drives us to try to work, where possible, with local schools in the selected destinations.
In addition we always try to leave free time to explore the local culture and to a real holiday intended as a journey to discover a new places, with their cultures and above all the chance to get away and relax from everyday life.