The story of Tanssin talo has its roots in the 1930s when dancer Maggie Gripenberg came up with an idea of premises dedicated solely to dance.
Tanssin talo ry (the Helsinki Dance House Association) was established in 2010 and began to promote the offering of high-standard artistic dance and dance culture regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 2014, the Board of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation granted a donation of EUR 15 million for the new building construction. The donation started a series of events that finally lead to the beginning of a construction project. In December 2018, the floor plan of Tanssin talo was confirmed and in January 2020 the house celebrated a milestone as the cornerstone was laid.