Education in Dance and Somatics is a year-long program that introduces somatic movement, dance practice and pedagogy from a wide perspective. It offers an opportunity to experience different methods into one's own and the group learning process. Our interest is to offer somatic education to people engaged in diverse fields supporting the integration of what they learn to their personal and working lives.
The education emphasizes experiential learning, somatic methods, movement exploration and improvisation, creative process and art as a diverse cultural practice, self-knowledge and group process. Education is offered by combining regular classes, workshops and special projects.
The course is suitable for anyone interested in any of the following:
In selecting a group to study together for the year, we aim to bring together people with diverse backgrounds, skills, knowledge and different approaches to working.From the students we expect ability to:
Classes are taught in English. The education takes place at the Eastern Finland Sports Institute in Joensuu.
The year is divided in two semesters and four modules. The education is full time with weekly morning and afternoon classes, workshops and projects. The studies consist of group learning processes and individual processes.
For the group studies, attendance is mandatory since a shared skill set is being built and a common understanding of these skills is necessary for the group learning process to proceed. Between the modules there is 2-4 weeks period of individual studies with mentoring and work-based learning and framework creation
In order to receive the certificate for having obtained one year Education in Dance and Somatics, you need to complete all four modules and additional individual study tasks.
There will be 1 visiting teacher in each module. The names will be updated here.
For further information please contact Elina Ikonen via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +358503727399.
Information about open courses and the Summer Course.
Duration & credits
Dance and Somatics additional education for adults takes one year (VET level). The 2020-2021 course runs from 17th of August 2020 until 28th of May 2021. In order to receive the certificate for having obtained one year Education in Dance and Somatics, you need to complete individual study tasks in addition to all four modules. In this case the total length of studies is from 1st of August 2020 until 30th of June 2021 with duration of 1600 hours.
The student admission is open year around.
Fill the application form and include a video to it: application form
Prepare a video with you dancing & moving alone first and with someone else in the end if this is possible without increased risk in COVID-19 situation. If not then solo, altogether 10-15min. Improvisation, no editing.
Contact email@example.com to set an online interview.
We also tailor individual study paths. You can apply for a single module anytime by filling the application form.
The fee for the full education (60 ECTS certificate) is €2150 which includes the modules 1-4, mentoring (also during the individual study period and working practice) and study material. Students of the full education are entitled to apply for a student allowance in their home country, for which purpose ISLO will provide a certificate verifying their acceptance on the course.
The price of a single module is 700€. Subject to availability ISLO can offer accommodation in a shared room with €350/month. Available only for a single module participants. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elina Ikonen +358 (0)50 372 7399 or email@example.com
The EU Erasmus+ project we are coordinating 2020-2022: MOSS - Moving into Soft Skills: https://movingintosoftskills.com/
The EU projects we have participated:
LEAP: http://www.idocde.net/pages/56 – Learn, Exchange, Apply, Practice is a 2 year vocational project designed for contemporary dance teachers in Europe, to exchange and discuss relevant practices in teaching methodologies
IDOCDE: http://www.idocde.net/pages/55 International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education. www.idocde.net