Back to the Basics is an annual street dance seminar organized by Joel Juht for almost 10 years now. It has given thousands of people around Estonia knowledge and skills necessary to progress in the street dance scene. The purpose of this event is to bring together street culture enthusiasts to dance and learn.
Back to the Basics is like the national song festival of street dance – a place where people of this culture can meet. This event is open for all dance levels, whether you’re a professional or a beginner. Each year’s seminar focuses on one specific topic that is announced before the event and has both theoretical and practical lessons.
He has over thirty years of experience as a coach and as a pioneer in the street dance scene, promoting street dance culture throughout Estonia since 1993. JJ-Street Dance Company, that Joel established is the first street dance studio in Estonia and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. He has been a member of the first hip hop dance group in Estonia called 34U, choreographed for singers and ensembles both in Estonia and abroad, won various dance competitions and worked as a dance instructor and choreographer. He is the official board member of Estonian Street Dancers Association. Joel has set a great example for young people to grow into role models themselves and live an active lifestyle. His students have won numerous competitions worldwide and continue representing street dance.