Taina gets to meet Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal
at The 'Not Forgotten' Association event.
Taina Kortelainen is the driving force behind Would You Dance.
She has been teaching, competing, performing and judging various forms of partnered dancing all over Europe for many years.
Taina runs dance workshops from total beginners to advanced + coaches performers and competitors.
To top it all she is UK, USA and Finnish Champion!
Below you'll find some of the events Taina has been part of - by clicking "More" in each section you can see a detailed list.
- Hospital Doctor Awards, Park Lane Hilton, London
- Swinton Corporate Team Building Day, Manchester
- Starlit Ball, Roayl Hall Fundraising, Harrogate International Centre
- Arsenal Football Club, Diamond Club event, London
- Macmillan Cancer Support, fund raising event, Edinburgh
- City of London Police Dinner Dance and Awards Night
- Lawrence Dallaglio Benefit Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane
- Featured dancer in The Mint, ITV
- Featured dancer in Foyles War, BBC
- Jive expert & featured dancer in BBC 1, Strictly Come Dancing
- Let's Make a Song & Dance, Becks Theatre
- Cabarets Pigalle Club, Piccadilly London
- Featured dancer in the Glenn Miller Concert, Princes Theatre, Torquay
- Featured dancer in the show In the Mood for Valentine's, Royal Centre Nottingham
- Boogie-Woogie: -Two times Finnish Champion (1998 & 1999)
- 10th in European Championships(1996)
- 7th in World Championships (1999)
- 8th In Boogie Dancing World Cup (1999)
- Lindy Hop: 7th in World Championships (1998)
- UK Open Jive Championships 2001 - Lindy Hop division winner
- UK Open Lindy Hop Champion (2000)
- Rock'n'Roll: 3rd in D-class in Finland (1998)
- Jive: Jive Masters 2nd place, London (2004)
- Blues: American Champion (1999)
- Judge: Swing competition, Long Tall Ernie
- Thames Festival, London
- Innocent Fruits Fete, Regents Park, London
- International Piano Boogie Festival, Fontmell Magna
- Mellow Lane School, swingdance workshop for Year 6
- Junior King's School, Canterbury, swingdance workshop for Year 6
- Canonbury Primary School, swingdance workshop for Year 6
- St John's Walham Green CE Primary School, swingdance workshop for Years 3 and 4
- Teacher in Herrang Dance Camp, Sweden July 2003-2007
- Boogie Baerens, Germany, May 2007
- Dance Holidays Torrox, Spain, September 2005
- Swing Spring, Finland, May 2005
- London Balboa Festival, 2003-2005
- Co-Writer of Teacher's Material for French Dance Teacher's Association
- Jive Co-ordinator and dancer in George Michael's 'Round Here' -music video
- 50's-dance specialist in the musical Grease in Finland
- Choreographer for the show "Ignite"
- Lecture for Internation Dance Teachers' Association
- Teacher and writer of the material for the "new teachers course" in Boogie-Woogie on four separate occasions in 1998 and 1999 in Finland.
- Co-organiser: Zurich West Coast Swing Dance Camp
- Co-organiser: Zurich Balboa & WCS Dance Camp
- Organiser, adjudicator, music selection: Stompin's Swing for the Crown
- Organiser, adjudicator, music selection: United Kingdom Open Lindy Hop Championships.
- President of a non-profit dance organization Rock'n'Roll Dance Club Comets in 1999 in Finland. Member of the board of directors in Rock'n'Roll Dance Club Comets 1996-1999. Editor of the Comets magazine in 1996.