Author Archives: Pia Kiviaho-Kallio

About Pia Kiviaho-Kallio

Dancing English Teacher holds an MA in English Philology and is a certified dance teacher. She takes interest in introducing dance and movement improvisation into vocational business studies. Dance is a shortcut to embodiment, kinesthetic awareness and efficient team work. Thus, business students benefit from dance and movement studies.

Silenced by Shame – Reflections upon the Home in the Body Seminar II

Eeverybody else speaks so well. Aino has spent a year as exchange student in Kansas and Ilmo is an online game enthusiast. I’m the only one who isn’t fluent in English. I don’t speak well at all. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Swimming into the Infinity Pool – how to give a successful sales pitch

A presentation is like swimming into an infinity pool; you don’t dive in with a splash, you don’t struggle to keep your head on the surface, you don’t panic when you cannot feel the bottom of the pool with your … Continue reading

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Business Ballet – Seriously?

“It was one of the best courses I’ve attended during my exchange and highly relevant for my future career. The course has a unique concept that is a must for every student that would like to improve his or her public … Continue reading

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Coming Home to my Body

I am home. Home in my body. Listening into myself and simultaneously being aware of the people surrounding me, all of us taking part in the International Home in the Body seminar, Kotona kehossa at UKK Instituutti, Tampere. What has … Continue reading

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Poetry of the Articulate Body: 2B + C= poor presence

Presence is a technique that can be learnt. The Swedish choreographer Helena Franzen calls this “poetry of the articulate body” – a controlled body being completely present in time and space. This autumn the timing for my Beam Me Up … Continue reading

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A Pianist, a Hiphopper and a Prince: The Importance of Theater in a Business University

”If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” (Sir Richard Branson). When the Director of Culture Center Grand, Porvoo asked whether Porvoo Campus … Continue reading

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On the Etymology of Attitude

After recently having come across some very poor attitude in some groups of people, I started researching the etymology of the word Attitude. This is the definition I found: 1660s, via French attitude (17c.), from Italian attitudine “disposition, posture,” also … Continue reading

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Clown or Cool – the latest turns of Dancing English Teacher

Recently I attended a lecture on self-branding by social media expert Zaki Azedani of Zakisome. One of his main points was that you need to brand yourself in order to obtain business opportunities. Being a representative for Generation Y, he … Continue reading

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Partiture of Presence

Recently I crossed the Porvoo Campus lobby during a project dissemination session. I did not stop by to listen, since in a fraction of a second I had drawn my conclusions on whether to stay or not. And I decided … Continue reading

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Mustio Manor – Homo Mobilis was here!

This year my autumn term started with flying colors, or should I rather say with dancing steps at Mustio Manor, where Dancing English Teacher had been invited to give a kinesthetic workshop to Finnish business professionals from various fields of … Continue reading

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