Dance Theater Pikkarainen

Dance Theater Pikkarainen is a children's and youth dance theater founded by Ritva Schorin in the early 1980s. In 2015, we decided to start operations again. Footlight has been one of the leading dance schools in our country since 1984. We operate in Helsinki and Espoo. Our goal is to provide our students with great experiences in the art of dance. Our school is known for its extensive performance activities, as we have several different dance groups, such as the Show Group Five Steps, the Irish dance group JigIt and our youth group, which consists of students from our EK groups.


2019 Puss in Boots

As a work of 2019, Dance Theater Pikkarainen presents a fairy tale ”Puss in Boots"It is the fourth dance fairy tale production of the renewed Dance Theater Pikkarainen. It is a story of cunning, ruthlessness and many possibilities.

The dance tale “Puss in Boots” brings 60 dancers to the stage.
Kor: Julianna Luhtala, Kristina Norri, Taina Schorin-Keltto and dancers.
Shows Musiikki- ja Kulttuurikoulu Sandels, Topeliuksenkatu 2

Thu 8.8.2019 at 18
Fri 9.8.2019 at 18
Sat 10.8. 2019 at 16 and 18


2018 Did the Sun get lost?

As a work in 2018, Dance Theater Pikkarainen will present the fairy tale “Is the Sun Lost?”. The work is based on a folk tale about a girl Taiga, who in the darkness of the fell fears the sun has gone astray and will never return. Taiga decides to go out in search of the sun: On the way south, Taiga makes a lot of new friends: foxes, lynxes, and reindeer. You can even find the sun and the girl will survive the cycle of the year. The sun does not get lost but always returns when spring comes.

Did the Sun get lost? is the third dance fairy tale production of the renewed Dance Theater Pikkarainen.
Shows Thu 14.6. and Fri 15.6.2018 at 18.00
Arabia-Sali, Pop&Jazz konservatorio, Arabiankatu 2 A


2016 Dance fairytale Cinderella and a few other dance works

Our dance night consists of two different sections. In the first part, Footlight's special education groups present choreographies with which our school participates in various reviews and events, e.g. For Kuopio Tanssi ja Soi festivals.

The second part of the performance is Dance Fairytale Cinderella, whose choreographies are by Hannaleena Kurola, Amel Sihvonen, Ulpu Puhakka and Taina Schorin-Keltto.

Shows 14.6. and 15.6.2018 at 18.00
Arabia-Sali , Pop&Jazz konservatorio, Arabiankatu 2 A


2015 Pinocchio

Dance Center Footlight revives the activities of children and young people Dance Theater Pikkarainen on the Pinocchio dance tale. Performances 13 and 14.6. at 6 pm Theater in Narri (Sörnäisten rantatie 31). The work has been choreographed by the teachers of Tanssikeskus Footlight: Taina Schorin-Keltto, Amel Sihvonen and Katja-Maria Taavitsainen, and as dancers we see the students of our school's EK groups.

Through Dance Theater Pikkarainen, we want to continue the activities started by Ritva Schorin in the 70's, the purpose of which was to create an active Dance Theater for children and young people in our country. Dance is an art form that is not strongly involved in state or municipal support structures. There are no facilities or houses for dancing. Dance Center Footlight is now starting to build a stage for young people dancing, where there will be no competing and no prizes, but only big wins and wonderful experiences. That is why we chose Pinocchio as our first work, a story about a doll who grows into a real boy through trials.


Mannerheimintie 6 A-B (4th floor),
00100 Helsinki
Tel: 010 239 7690 / 050 551 3362
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All invoicing matters are handled at Mansku Student Office, e-mail

Konstaapelinkatu 4
(Shopping mall Galleria 2nd floor)
02650 Espoo
Tel: 050 373 1951
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Leppis has a full-service dance equipment store that serves all questions related to dance equipment.

Itälahdenkatu 18A, 2nd floor
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ROIHUVUORI: Porolahti Elementary School, Roihuvuorentie 2, gym
LAAJASALO: Borgströminmäki resident space, Föglönkuja 1 (Kruunuvuorenranta)
Yrjönkatu 25, 00100 Helsinki
Konstaapelinkatu 4, 02650 Espoo


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