// Showtanssi, Commercial Dance, Commercial Heels //
"Tepa's" life full of dance began with show dance at the age of 9 and after that many other dance genres took over as well. Commercial, Commercial Heels, Hip Hop, Contemporary Jazz and Lyrical Jazz are her fields. She has also gained experience from other street sports, Vogue and Dancehall, as well as technical skills from Ballet. Teija was originally raised by Footlight and has been involved in Footlight's Special Training activities, for example.
Tepa has achieved Finnish Championship gold in the adult Performing Arts formation and may be spotted on various gigs, telly and music videos.
As a teacher, Tepa is energetic, encouraging and accurate. She supports her students to challenge themselves constantly without fear of mistakes. The individual and community skills learned in the classroom and through art are strongly reflected in the rest of life, she recalls. Tepa considers it important to allow the student to realize themselves in their own style, and the lessons aim to explore and expand the opportunities offered by dance and the emotional expression associated with dance. The holistic nature of dance and the development of expressiveness are at the center. Not forgetting the fun!