About us

Pirkanmaa Dance Centre

Pirkanmaa Dance Centre is a regional expert in the field of dance; an artistic and working community for freelance dance artists. It is one of the six regional dance centres in Finland. Since its establishment in 2004, the main objectives of the PDC and the regional centre have been to develop the sector, to promote the regional and social accessibility of dance, and to improve the employment and working conditions of dance artists.

The PDC operates in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, as well as nationally, supported by the City of Tampere and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike).

100 dance professionals

Through Pirkanmaa Dance Centre you can order ready-made or tailor-made performances and workshops and find performers for different events and occasions. You can also find expert dance services here.

Interested? Feel free to get in touch! toimisto@pirkanmaantanssinkeskus.fi

PDC annual report 2021 (in Finnish)(pdf)


Pirkanmaa Dance Centre is a centre of excellence for dance, enabling encounters between artists and audiences. The PDC is a key dance operator in the region, a strongly networked, innovative and forward-looking community that enables people to make, experience and encounter art. The PDC’s performance and rehearsal space Liikelaituri is a contemporary, strong and interesting place for a wide range of encounters.


  • Diversity and pluralism in dance
  • Cooperation and community orientation
  • Courage, openness and open-mindedness
  • Responsibility
PDC supports the Campaign for Fair Art. https://reiluntaiteenmanifesti.fi/en


PDC strategy for the years 2016-2025 (in Finnish) (pdf)