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Welcome to Tampere, Finland’s third largest municipality (in terms of population). Tampere is home to 244,315people and the total area of Tampere is 689.59. Tampere is also home to the famous Särkänniemi amusement park where stands Tampere ’s famous landmark: Näsinneula.
The Finnish GYMNAESTRADA, which is held every four years, is here again, this year in Tampere. The event has already seen amazing performances. It has hosted e.g. artistic gymnastics Finnish Championships and the third World Cup competitions in team gymnastics.Finland took a double win in the competition, which was won by Minetit and Gloria placed second. Today was also seen a spectacular ”Show it” evening show (which was televised live).
Tomorrow the event will culminate in the closing ceremony. We will also see a show: ”Feel it”,featuring women from my former flow gymnastics team.
I myself am not involved this year. I haven’t got myself into proper training mode since the covid-19 virus started spreading. Even before this, I had already suffered from severe anemia and had no strength to train.
Opening day moods.
Soon after, my father died, and indeed it became covid-19, with more illness and isolation, then my brother passed away and training motivation was zero… so I have been out of the training hall for a long time. Such big events like this in particular are not exciting at this moment that the epidemic is still raging but I hope to return to the species someday. Gymnastics itching hit a bit again after watching these programs.
Enjoy great performances and have a nice gymnastics weekend!
The Dancing With The Stars winners (Finland) have been chosen…and the winners are Sami Helenius & Virpi Sarasvuo (ex-skier). It means that my favorite couple: Miisa & Marko were left without a prize but they did their best and their dances remain in my heart. Good performance from them, however! Fortunately they were involved to the end of competition!
The nebula on the dance floor is over. Thanks to all the contestants for the beautiful and entertaining moments you offered on Sunday evenings and congratulations to winners!
Last sunday we heard spesific news from TTK Finland covid-19 case which was why this show was on break. One dance student finalist -ex hockeyplayer Niklas Hagman- got the covid-19 and he decided to quit the competion. He was feeling so week and didn’t have energy to train anymore (still after the quarantine).
Luckily his dance teacher pair didn’t got infection but they were one of the winner favorites so it’s very sad they had to quit and just before the finals! Dance teacher Kia Lehmuskoski was weeping in tv when they were interviewed. They had eagerly waited the finals and trained hardly so naturally the disappointment was great!
It would have been very devastating to me and for all of us. We had been training about 2-3 years for both of those events. Field shows are so big spectacels so training must beginning at an early stage….So I really do understand the feeling of TTK-dancers!
Well, this Sunday is the 2.final show where the winner will resolves. Hopefully we don’t get anymore any devastating surprises and…
I was gonna made a post of dancing with the stars semifinals which should have been on Sunday. I was waited this semifinal episode a whole week and then when Sunday finally came, I went to net and clicked the show on. Then I realized that actually isn’t semifinal episode at all. There was just an episode where judges did memorize the best dances of previous seasons. Later when I was searching on net, I found the news about this. There were said that someone on Dancing with the stars team had covid -19 virus and that’s why the semifinal episode was cancelled.
I’m disappointed that I couldn’t see my favorite vlogger: Miisa on the dancefloor as every sunday! Let’s see if DWTS can move on or will they quit it. Actually they shouldn’t even start the show this year. It would have been better if they just had decide not to show it but they did, and now when I have been watching it every week, what a pity it would be if it ends unfinished. Well, just have to wait and see.
Earlier on this season there were covid -19 case on one of the DWTS orchester members and they did switch the orchester for a week. Now only two weeks after that another case of the virus occured…
This covid -19 have totally ruined my life in every possible way. It almost have took my mentall healthy away too and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Maybe you too are feeling this way, or are you? Are you as worried than I am now when I’m almost loosing my mind because of the fear (specially now when this covid-19 have started to spread here in Finland too?)
There is not much else to do than only pray to God to make this end and make the world normal again…on the meantime we can try to relax with watching these beautiful dance shows…maybe it helps…even a little!
HELLO EVERY DANCE LOVERS! FROM NOW ON I WILL POST YOU DANCE VIDEOS A WHOLE AUTUMN BECAUSE…
The show have started again…The great glamorous dance show and it’s time to let that star dust flow in to your room again…
Already three dances have been danced (Miisas dance links are ordered till the first live show from the third). This year there is a little bit extra excitement to me because my favorite vlogger Miisa (a girl from my beloved town of Keuruu)is competing. I hope she will make it to the final! She have made really fine untill this (as you can see on those videos). She’s looking like dancer I think. You can see she’s a former (flow)gymnasts. Her hands are so smooth…but her legs is also doing a great job. Let’s hope she gets even better and stays along because there is some other good couples too and I’m sure this will be tough competion…but I think she will manage!Good luck to you, Miisa!!!
There is a link to Miisas vlogpost (TTK/DWTS) first live show -a whole day with a back stage visit-. It’s very interesting (and brings me memories of my own ”back stage” experiences. It’s always exciting). Unfortunately Miisa is making only finnish videos so this link is only for finns (or people who understand finnish well).
There’s also a video link to 2018 tv-commercial of this show which includes my own poem.
If you still haven’t watched it you can do it now. You can also watch here my post touching this where’s (a free) english translation of my poem.
These are roses we gave to our gymnastic team leader today in return to this autumn.
Today was our last rehearsal this year. It’s always little bit wistful. I have got use to see my teammates weekly and also I enjoy that relaxing moment at rehearsal. It’s like making art and my body is ”instrument”. It feels great!
I have learned more again this season which I’m happy for. I have learned some series which felt very difficult at first…and I feel my body technique is little bit better. I feel more capable to do different things. That’s amazing…specially in this age. I’m not so young anymore.
It’s definitely not true that ”Old dog doesn’t learn new tricks” like the phrase says…
It’s 1.12. and it means it’s the time to start advent calendar again. I’m sorry I’m little bit late. This was a rush day but anyway let’s see my first calendar post…
The winners of dancing with the stars (Finland) 2018 have been resolved. The three finalists were: boxer Edis Tatli & (dancer) Katri Mäkinen, youtuber Tuure Boelius & (dancer) Ansku Bergström and actor Hannes Suominen & (dancer) Kia Lehmuskoski…
…and the winner of those three couples were…
…Edis Tatli & Katri Mäkinen
All of those couples developed during the competition. All of those did work and train hard…
Here you can see how all of them did manage…
Edis Tatli were one of my favorites but I also did like Tuure very much…
I’m sorry, my promised post have been taking time to publish but here it finally comes…
At Sunday 23.9. I was guest at Dancing with the Stars Live tv-show with my friend. I was invited there because of my poem which were used on their commercial at summer (if someone still didn’t know).
I was so exited to get there. After a long consideration I put my black dress and black smock (where is silver decorations) on and met my friend at city center. She was also very stylish and girly (with her beautiful turquoise skirt) which she usually is not. She’s not using skirts very often but she likes to use those on special occasions…
It was quite long bus trip to the filming place and when we got to the area it was hard to find the entry there. Finally after making a big round over that hall we saw a group of people and navigated our selves there.
We got poor placies cause almost all places were taken already. Also we didn’t realise which placies are the best and took the wrong ones. So we didn’t see (even those speakers: Vappu and Mikko) well.
Before the actual show we also sang to Mikko (one of the hosts) who did celebrate his 40th birthday at the same weekend.
All dancers were great! They all had sence of rhythm and some potential moves. I was very surprised of that! If that was the first show how great they are at the end of this season…They all got good points from the judge.
There is three judges on this season (who were sitting their backs in front of us). They are same ones as before but there is not the forth one (guest judge) anymore. Judges are: Jukka Haapalainen (internationally well known, succeeded dancer), Helena Ahti-Hallberg (dancer) and Jorma Uotinen (well known choreographer and dancer (Wikipedia mentioned he as singer also)).
Over all the whole experiment was fun even there were too much comercial breaks and it was nothing but just wait but yes it was fun…and at the end they also filmed few program commercial where the audience were cheering at background.
Well, that was all about my special evening. Next time I’ll be posting about finnish autumn (and winter) nowadays and in future! It’s quite different already than it was at my childhood 80’s and 90’s because of this global warming…
Anyway in the middle of this scary catastrophe, try to have a good day!