Rock'n'Swing Dance Club Comets

Comets is a rock’n’swing dance club in Helsinki and the biggest dance club in Finland. All the dancer from beginners to advanced level are welcomed to our dance classes. 

Joy of dance since 1992

The purpose of the club is to promote and develop dance culture, exercise and sports, especially in rock’n’swing dances. The activities of the club are based on the activities of volunteers and the proceeds of the activities are used for the dance sports activities of children, young people and adults.

We organise affordable dance courses and free dance parties for our club members. We also encourage our members to compete in Finland and internationally. We offer the following dances balboaboogie woogiebugg, blues, collegiate shag, fusku, jazz roots, lindy hop, rockabillyrock’n’roll and west coast swing. We also have children’s dance classes for 3 to 9 years olds.

You can sign up to our partner dance course with or without a partner in myClub. We let people without a partner from the queue in the registration order so that there are about equal number of followers and leaders (±2). We rotate partners during the lessons.

News

MEMBERS’ LETTER 5/2022

The spring meeting approved Comets’ new strategy for 2022-2025 and a new honorary member as well as the report of activities and the financial statements.

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Our values

Fun and joy

Fun and joy means a cross-cutting atmosphere of joy and positivity that everyone creates in all their interactions by encouraging, thanking and inspiring others. The responsibility for an atmosphere of fun and joy lies with everyone.

Community

Community is a cohesive force that strengthens the engagement and commitment of its members to the association. Community is something we do together that everyone feels welcome. Community is especially created by joint events and volunteering.

Development

Every member of the club has the opportunity to develop and develop themselves purposefully not only as a dancer, but also, for example, as a coach, competitor or volunteer.

Development as a whole concerns the association, which constantly strives to develop both its operations and its operating methods.

Equality

All members of the club are equal regardless of their gender, age, origin, citizenship, language, religion and belief, sexual orientation or any other personal reason. In the activities of the association, the different dance types of the club are also equal.

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Code of Conduct

We believe that establishing and informing safe space norms makes it safer and more comfortable for people to join and enjoy our dance events and classes. We expect that by joining you have read and consented to the Code of Conduct. We expect everyone to help in creating a safe, comfortable and fun environment.

Comets is a Star Club

The club belongs to the network of Finnish Star Clubs, which consists of clubs that meet the specified quality factors. The Star Clubs is a quality programme by the Finnish Olympic Committee and the sports federations that supports one of the core strengths of Finnish sports: club activities.

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Annual calendar of the club

July
  • Application period for autumn competition and coaches groups  
  • Timetable for autumn season is published
August
  • Registration for autumn courses opens in myClub
Autumn season
September
  • Start of autumn season dance parties
  • Autumn season courses begins
October
  • Autumn vacation and Comets carnival 
  • Associations plan of action and budget for the next year 
November
  • Members' meeting and election of board members
  • Application period for spring competition and coaches groups  
  • Timetable for spring season is published
December
  • End of autumn season dance parties
  • Collecting course feedback
  • Registration for spring courses opens in myClub
Spring season
January
  • Spring season courses begins
  • Membership fees invoices are sent to members
  • Club's internal competition in Epiphany
February
  • Ski holiday
  • Financial statement, audit and action report of the association
April
  • Easter break
  • Members' meeting
  • End of spring season dance parties
  • Collecting course feedback
Summer season
June
  • Lindy in the Park starts (12 times)
  • WCS in the Park starts (12 times)
  • BoogieSauna