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Our faculty is composed of passionate, talented, qualified and most of all, friendly teachers.
New classes at International School, Suurpelto, every Wednesday at the Library 14:00-16:00. Register now!!!
FREE for students at the International and Finnish school.
SDI classes and crew training resume on August 5, 2017. More information below.
Cinemalaya, a prestigious film festival in the Philippines selects BTB. See schedule at the BTB page.
BTB will be featured at the Domination International World Championships
in Brisbane, Australia in September 2017
Ricky Carranza reaches out to survivor kids from typhoon Hayan.
Congratulations BTB won the "People's choice award" at the Sinag Maynila 2017.
The meeting of the ambassadors in London. Philippine ambassador to the United Kingdom, Antonio Lagdameo, meets the ambassador of Filipino streetdance, Ricky Carranza.
Congratulations BTB for being selected at the prestigious Solar Films' Sinag Maynila' Film Festival.
We are looking for dancers to join the Suomi Team 2017 that will represent Finland at the World Championships, Hiphop International in August 2017, Phoenix, Arizona. See more below.
Congratulations and huge thanks to Carol Panday of "Simply C" for a successful BTB event in London on 29 January 2017! See more below.
We hold free dance sessions and various dance-related leisure activities in Espoo and Vantaa
for economically-burdened families particularly for immigrants
to help them re-integrate in the society. Please contact us to avail of these programs.
BTB script-photo book will be published and ready for distribution in Amazon soon. More info coming.
CASTING AUDITION: Actors and dancers for "Dance Boy" the movie. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Ricky Carranza's multi-nominated autobiographical documentary film "Beyond the block"
has been awarded THE BEST DOCUMENTARY at the International Film Festival Manhattan in New York on 20 October 2016.
Earlier, it was NOMINATED for Best Documentary at the Long Beach International Film Festival on 3 September 2016.
In August, the film was a FINALIST to BEST DIRECTOR and BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Hiphop Film Festival
in New York, 3-6 August 2016.
SDI FALL CLASSES 2017 - Starts 07.08.2017. Special offer and new schedules for the new season. Single class - 140€ + 20€ membership. Two classes or anytime classes - 200€ + 20€ membership
SPECIAL OFFER: First try out classes are FREE and get 10% discount after the sign in. Bring 1 friend - 20% discount. Bring 2 friends - 50% discount. Bring 3 friends - get free classes the whole season. [Note: Friends are new comers who have never been to SDI]
SCHEDULE: Mon 18-19 Hip-Hop, 19-20 House, Tues 18-19 Popping - 19-20 Locking, Wedn 18-19 Breaking, 19-20 House [Note: All classes are open level and skills.]
CREW TRAINING: FREE sessions every THURSDAY AND SATURDAY for everyone who would like to participate COMPETITIONS AND SHOWS. Audition required. Audition 1: 05.08.17, Audition 2: 12.08.17, Audition 3: 19.08.17. Crew training starts 05.08.2017 in Espoo 14.00. Training days: Thursday - 17-20 Vantaa and Saturday 14-17 Espoo. SIGN IN NOW!!!
Domination International (World championships dance competition) invites Ricky Carranza to teach a workshop and take part of the international panel of judges. The workshops will take place on 17 September 2017, from 13:00 to 18:00, at the Cupo 17 Mclachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006. As part of the package, the award-winning "Beyond the block" documentary film will also be screened during the Domination International event. For more information: visit dominationinternational.com
Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 16 May 2017. Director Ricky Carranza teaches a big community of kids, who were offsprings of those who survived the typhoon Hayan at a settlemen camp called MARCH village. Mr. Carranza was in Cebu for the screening of his documentary film "Beyond the block: the untold story of Filipino street dance."
The screening event in Cebu was organized in collaboration with the Arts Council of Cebu for the promotion of hiphop arts in the region. In the photo, Mr. Carranza's two young daugther, Alessandra and Isabella, aged 6 and 5, are seen assisting him at MARCH Village.
Manila, Philippines, 12 March 2017 - Director Ricky Carranza delivers his "Thank you" speech as he receives the "People's Choice" Award for his autobiographical documentary film entitled "Beyond the block - the untold story of Filipino streetdance" at the Sinag Maynila 2017 "Awards Night" (Gabi ng Parangal). The prestigious event was held at the SM Aura, Samsung Hall, Taguig, Metro Manila. Beyond the block was among the 5 finalists chosen from the 60 films which were submitted to Sinag Maynila 2017. Solar Films is the organizer of this annual exciting event.
London, 24 February 2017. Courtesy visit of Filipino street dance ambassador, Ricky Carranza, at the Philippine Embassy, London, with his excellency, Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Antonio Lagdameo. In the meeting, dance legend Mr. Carranza discusses his plans in reaching out to the Filipino communities in the UK and the idea of connecting with the locals through dance. Ambassador Lagdameo expresses his support to Mr. Carranza's plans and efforts. Two days later, Mr. Carranza held a free dance workshop at FM Bar, London, organized by Carol Panday of Simply C Production company.
Solar Entertainment's Press Conference held on 13 February at XO 46 Heritage Bistro, MOA. Beyond the block documentary film is selected as entry at the 'Sinag Maynila' Film Festival which will be premiered on 9-13 March 2017. There were 5 entries chosen from 60 films. BTB is the only documentary film in the line up. The screenings will be in different cinemas in Manila: SM Megamall, Gateway, SM North Edsa and Glorietta. Multi-award winning director, Brillante Mendoza (holding the microphone) is the Film Festival's chairman. Filipino Funk dance pioneer, Heck Gatdula, of the legendary group "A&W Computers" is on the right (with BTB shirt). Kudos to BTB cast and production crew.
We are looking for versatile, dedicated, team-player and passionate dancers, male and female, from 16 years old up to join the Suomi Team that will represent Finland at the World Championships, Hiphop International in 2018.
The audition and training will be on Saturdays, 14:00-17:00 at SDI Espoo. Interested dancers can try and come anytime until we have selected the final team. Training/Audition begins on 5th of August 2017 at SDI Espoo, Sepetlahdentie 2-4, Building B, Basement floor, Matinkyla, Espoo.
If you think you got what it takes to be a part of the Finnish national team, contact us as soon as possible. You may be the one who will represent Finland at the prestigious and much-awaited annual dance competition held in the USA. Hiphop International is the creator of Randy Jackson's MTV's America's Best Dance Crew.