Traditional Dance Pavilion during wintertime

Experience the Finnish culture - cheek to cheek

May I have the next dance?

This is where the reserved nation gets close to one another, dancing to the rhythms of Tango, Walz, Foxtrot, Single-time Swing, Cha cha, Rumba, Salsa and many other styles.

In Kartano Kievari's Dance Pavilion you can always experience live music by top Finnish performers. Dance Pavilion is open on Saturdays @ 19.00–0.00 during wintertime, from mid-September till end of April.

We continue to follow health and safety regulations and we reserve the right to make changes to our policies.

Want to know more details about Finnish Social dancing?

Pavilion Experience

Dance Pavilions are an important part of Finnish social culture. However, on the dance floor certain rules apply and there are a number of basic skills that are good to master in order to have a joyful and fulfilling evening.

In Kartano Kievari you can have a personally guided Dance Pavilion experience. We will take you through the brief history of social dancing as well as the social rules on the dance floor. The owners of Kartano Kievari, Riitta and Lare Pitkänen, are also Award winning -Social dancing instructors. You will be personally guided to basic dance technique and to the most common dance step, Finnish Foxtrot. The private lesson is taught in Finnish and in English. Movement is a language in itself and it knows no verbal boundaries.

In the beginning of the Dance Pavilion evening you will also have your own personal host to get you started. Immerse yourself in music and let the rhythm take you!

Starting time @ 17.00. Pavilion closes @ 0.00

Pavilion experience includes:

  • Learning the social rules
  • Private lesson in the dance technique (1 h), min. 2 persons
  • Dance Pavilion tickets
  • A soft drink
  • A personal host in the Pavilion (1 h)

Price 72€ per person

Reservations must be made within 4 business days before arrival.

Pavilion peek - for those who want a brief visit

Do you not have enough time in your schedule to have the full experience? If you just want to have a peek, we can also guide you through the social etiquette.

  • Dance Pavilion tickets
  • A soft drink
  • A personal host in the Pavilion (1 h)

This is available through out the evening, just inform us when you are going to arrive.
Pavilion closes @ 0.00

Price 40€ per person

Reservations must be made within 4 business days before arrival.

Kartano Kievari in a local documentary (in Finnish)

Pavilion opens @ 19.00

  • The Dance Pavilion opens @ 19.00
  • Tickets are 18€ per person, * marked evenings the tickets are 20€
  • The downstairs restaurant is open from 15.00, no entrance free
  • Karaoke starts downstairs @ 19.00
  • The restaurant is fully licensed upstairs and downstairs
  • Buffet is being served between 17.00–20.00, price 14€ per person
The Dance Pavilion is closed during summertime
The Dance space over 360 m²

Who is asking who to dance?

Social dancing has strong traditions and it is polite to respect the rules. There are certain times when you can ask someone to dance with you, depending on your gender. This practice varies between places. Underneath you can find the schedules we have in place in Kartano Kievari. During Mixed times, anyone can ask anyone to dance.

Remember that dancing is supposed to be fun, so if you get the times mixed up, it is not a big deal!

Even Weeks

Gents 19-20
Ladies 20-21
Gents 21-22
Ladies 22-23
Mixed 23-0.00

Uneven Weeks

Ladies 19-20
Gents 20-21
Ladies 21-22
Gents 22-23
Mixed 23-0.30

Pavilion tickets with accommodation

If you stay the night with us, you can get the Pavilion tickets with a discounted price, just 15€ per person.

You can add the Pavilion tickets as a Supplementary service, when making a reservation.

Coming with a group?

Pavilion tickets for groups, are 15€ per person, minimum group size 15 persons.
If your group is over 25 persons, the tour guide and the driver get a free ticket.
You can book the group tickets for any Dance Pavilion evening.