The Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia has since its inauguration in 2010 been operating in three Ostrobothnian regions, Ostrobothnia, Southern Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia. The Dance Centre is bilingual and works equally in Swedish and Finnish.
The Association Pohjanmaa tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf manages the Dance Centre with the aim to develop dance art, improve employment opportunities for professional dance artists and make dance art accessible.
The Regional Dance Centre arranges performances, touring performances , seminars, workshops, acts as a regional expert of dance and supplier of dance services and activities. The aim is to make dance art more accessible, to offer art and culture experiences equally to all inhabitants in the three Ostrobothnian regions regardless of place of residence or socioeconomic status, to promote well-being through dance and that dance as an experience reaches a wider audience.
The Regional Dance Centre collaborates closely in the region with dance professionals and other dance organisations, the regional councils and the cities and the cultural institutions and organisations.
The Centre for Arts Promotion
The Ostrobothnian council
The Southern Ostrobothnian council
The Central Ostrobothnian council
KulturÖsterbotten, SÖFUK Federation of Swedish Municipalities in Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture
City of Vaasa
City of Kokkola
City of Seinäjoki
Swedish Cultural Foundation of Finland
The Swedish Ostrobothnian society
Harry Schauman foundation
The Association Pohjanmaan tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf has been the legal entity managing the Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia since 1.1.2016. The board of Pohjanmaan tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf for 2023 is Lina Winberg (chair), Viivi Sjöblom (cashier), Taneli Törmä (vicechair), Nanna Rahikainen (member), Nella Turkki (deputy) and Linda Szöke (deputy). Pohjanmaan tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf is responsible for the activities and finances of the dance centre. The content and development of the dance centre’s activities is planned by a separate planning committee appointed within the associations members together with the manager. Year 2023 the planning committee consists of Mia Malviniemi and Hanna Korhonen. The association has 25 members.
The Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia has a steering group that meets twice a year, more often if necessary. The steering group consists of representatives of regional funders and board members of the association.
Tarja Hautamäki, chair, Cultural Director, The Ostrobothnian Regional Council
Sanna Bondas, Culture and Library Director, City of Vaasa
Åsa Blomstedt, Cultural Director, KulturÖsterbotten, SÖFUK Federation of Swedish Municipalities in Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture
Hanna Hangasluoma, Cultural Director, The Southern Ostrobothnian Regional Council
Berit Store, Cultural Manager, City of Kokkola
Kai-Eerik Känsälä , Cultural coordinator, The Central Ostrobothnian Regional Council
Leena Kråknäs, Head of Culture services, City of Seinäjoki
Lina Winberg, chair for Pohjanmaan tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf
Viivi Sjöblom, cashier for Pohjanmaan tanssi ry, Dans i Österbotten rf