THE ASSOCIATION OF DANCE INSTITUTES IN FINLAND
The Association of Dance Institutes in Finland STOPP ry (registered association) was founded in 1982 to be the link between Finnish dance schools and to pursue the common interests of them. Currently STOPP ry has about 80 member institutes from all over Finland, which have over 30 000 young dancers as students.
The association is focused on assisting the members in both everyday situations and law-related matters. It organises seminars and meetings for the members, produces material to facilitate the administration of the member schools and negotiates agreements, for instance the collective agreement for dance teachers. The association also discusses the future and financial matters of the dance education field with the Ministry of Education and the Finnish National Board of Education.
The board of the association holds the executive power. Currently the board consists of nine principals representing different member institutes and parts of Finland.
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