Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi ry

Puijonkatu 27 A 14, 70100 Kuopio

Festival Director Salima Peippo
Tel. +358 (0) 50 364 0456

Artistic Director (2024) Riku Lehtopolku
Tel. +358 (0) 40 548 0860

Artistic Director (2025-) Kenneth Kvarnström

Producer Susanna Visakko
Tel. +358 (0) 50 322 5220 

Production Assistant Tuula Korkalainen
Tel. +358 (0) 50 365 6274 

Marketing & Communications Coordinator Sanni Kirjavainen
Tel. +358 (0) 50 381 6358

Tel. 0600 900 900 (2 €/min + pvm)

Tickets for groups:

Tel. +358 (0) 50 552 1510 (Mon-Fri 9 am to 15 pm)

Billing information:

Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi ry
Business ID/ VAT Number: FI02147903


Kuopio Dance Festival is the largest, oldest and most diverse dance arts festival in the Nordic countries. Festival is held annually in June.

The week-long festival features a solid line-up of top performances from abroad and from Finland, as well as a wide range of free admission programmes, courses, camps, seminars and many other dance events, including a re-freshed carnival parade.

At the Kuopio Market Square you can find the family friendly Dance Pavilion, which is free to enter during the festival programme.

The first festival was held in 1970, so the 2024 festival will be the 55th in a row. The event attracts around 35 000 visitors each year.

The Kuopio Dance Festival is organised by Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi – Kuopio Dance Festival ry, an association founded in 1969.

The courses will be published in the spring.
You can check the real-time status of all courses on the course list on our website.

Unfortunately if it rains during the Market Square programme, we need to cancel the programme on that day.

During the festival you will find Shop & info points in the Music Centre’s Light Hall and the Dance Pavilion in the Market Square.

Every year we look for volunteers to work in areas such as security, traffic control, course assistants and customer service at the Shop & Info points. We are looking for persons who are cooperative, service-minded and have language skills. It is important to us that you can commit to your chosen role and its working hours.
Find out more about volunteering on our website.