Kuopio Dance Festival
Each year tens of dance courses and workshops for professional dancers, amateurs and beginners are offered (approximaterly 650 participants). In addition to the main programme there are dancing and music programme at the outdoor venues, market square, museums, restaurants, Regional Dance Centre venues etc.
Approximately 30,000-40,000 visitors are drawn to the beautiful town in the Lakeland area 400 km to the North from the capital of Helsinki. Flight from Helsinki takes some 45 minutes, by train some 4 hours. The festival is held annually in June.
The Artistic Director of Kuopio Dance Festival is the leading dancer and choreographer Jorma Uotinen.