Dear dancers,

Regional State Administrative Agency of Southwestern Finland has published an order for the closure of sports facilities until the 15th of January, so we, unfortunately, have to postpone the start of Flama’s spring season as well as some of the workshops in January. The restrictions are valid at the moment until the 15th of January, so our spring season is supposed to start on Sunday, 16th of January 2022, and it will be extended until the 3rd of June 2022.

We will inform participants of all courses and workshops about these changes and replacement course dates by email. We have over 90 classes per week, so the information will not be available for everyone right away. Thank you for your patience.

Unfortunately, we also have to be prepared for the fact that the restrictions may be extended for a longer period, in which case we would have to postpone the start of the season even further. We will let you know as soon as we know for sure when we will be able to open our studio again. However, we truly hope that we can dance with you all again as soon as possible.

Here are the new dates for the workshops canceled in January:

  • Show Burlesque workshops (4.1.2022) > cancelled, the participants will be informed about refunds via email
  • Mirka’s Slow Rumba Basics (5.1.2022) > cancelled, the participants will be informed about refunds via email
  • Reggaeton Basics (5.1.2022) > new date: the 12th of March 2022 at 12:00–13:15
  • Epiphany’s Twerk workshops (6.1.2022) > new date: Saturday, the 29th of January from 12:00 onwards
  • Beginners’ Twerk workshop (8.1.2022) > new date will be published soon
  • Heels Technique Workshop (12.1.2022) >  new date: Thursday, the 24th of February at 18:00–20:00

Here you can find updated information about our spring courses that were supposed to start at the beginning of January:

Courses on Mondays:

Courses on Tuesdays:

Courses on Wednesdays:

Courses on Thursdays:

Courses on Sundays:

Further questions and information: [email protected]

Unfortunately, our dance studio remains closed at least until the 18th of April 2021, due to the current corona situation. In other words, there are no classes at our studio for the moment. We will inform all our course participants about this separately via email. We are really sorry for these changes.

We will be constantly following the situation and the government’s latest restrictions. As soon as we know when we can continue our classes at the studio, we will inform you about it on our website and on social media.

Our dance season, all the courses and the Anytime right for those who have bought Spring 2021 Anytime card will be extended until the 5th of August 2021.
We hope to be able to continue our classes at the studio next week. Thank you for your support and for being part of Flama.

Further information and questions: [email protected]
Due to the government’s new regulations, we have to cancel all our classes from the 8th of March to the 28th of March 2021. We are really sorry for these changes. All the classes will still be held as planned until Sunday, the 7th of March.
Our dance season, all the courses and the Anytime-right for those who bought Spring 2021 Anytime card will be continued until the 11th of July 2021. Besides, the validity of all the punch cards will be extended with three weeks.
The Fascia Method workshop will be moved to Saturday, the 24th of April, and it will be held from 11:30 to 13:00. Couple Salsa Beginners Course will be also moved from Saturday, the 27th of March, to the 3rd of April. That workshop is held from 14:00 to 16:00. Those who had registered for these workshops in advance have been contacted by e-mail.
Let’s really hope this is the last lock-down caused by this pandemic, and we will be able to dance safely together again as soon as possible!
Questions and additional information: [email protected]
The authorities’ recommendations and restrictions concerning Southwest Finland have been extended until the 24th of January. As a result, we, unfortunately, have to postpone the actual start of the dance season to the 25th of January and cancel most of our classes between the 11th and 24th of January 2021. We will send more information about the cancellations/changes to all the participants who have registered for the classes and courses by e-mail.

However, between the 11th and 24th of January, we will organize small group classes with the reduced maximum of participants. You can find more information about this below.

The introductory week moves to week 4. From the 25th of January to the 3rd of February, all our drop-in classes cost only 6 € / class. Because our season starts later, our spring season will continue until the 20th of June. As a result, the Anytime right for those who have bought Spring Anytime in advance starts on the 25th of January and ends on the 20th of June 2021. We will extend the validity of all our punch cards purchased after the 30th of June 2020 until the 30th of July 2021.

Matias’ and Anna’s couple salsa courses, Pinja’s courses and classes, as well as Eve’s dancehall courses will be postponed to week 4. Awa Sowe’s workshop will be moved to Saturday, the 6th of March, and the start of the Heels beginners’ course will also be postponed. The Adult Ballet beginner’s course and the Musical Dance course will start as previously announced, but the maximum number of participants for these courses is reduced. We will contact all the participants who have already registered for these courses by email to inform about these changes and to provide further information.

SMALL GROUP TEACHING BETWEEN THE 11TH AND THE 24TH OF JANUARY 2021
Some of our classes will be held as previously announced during the next two weeks, but the number of participants in all of the classes is limited to 9 participants + the teacher. Some of the classes normally held in our smaller hall (Hall 2) will be moved to the large hall (Hall 2) between the 11th and the 24th of 2021. Please note that from the 11th of January to the 17th of January, the classes cost the normal price, since the 6 euro introductory week will be moved to week 4.

Our small group classes can be booked through our reservation system. The registration starts on Friday, the 8th of January at 2 pm.

If your situation has changed and you cannot participate in the small group classes you have booked in advance, please cancel your reservations as soon as possible, so that someone else can take your place from the queue instead.

All the cancellations must be made no later than 6 hours before the class starts. If you do not cancel your class on time, we will charge you the price of the class.You can pay small group classes separately as single classes, with your punch card, or with your refund amounts/gift cards you received when we closed our studio in autumn.

We are really sorry about these changes and we want to thank you for your understanding
and patience. We hope to receive all the possible questions by e-mail: [email protected]ma.fi.

Hopefully, the Covid-19 situation will get better as soon as possible and we can start dancing with our full schedule. Health and strength to all of you!

Due to the deterioration of the current corona situation and new tighter recommendations, we, unfortunately, have to end our autumn season ahead of time. In other words, we will cancel all our dance classes for the rest of the season, starting on Thursday, the 3rd of December 2020. On Wednesday, the 2nd of December, the classes are still held normally.

The validity of all our punch cards will be extended by one month. If you had purchased Anytime access for one month, you are able to use the rest of it in the spring. Those with Autumn 2020 Anytime are able to use their access for two weeks in the spring. Those who have participated in our courses with a separate course fee (couple salsa, couple bachata, dancehall, etc.) will receive further information in separate emails regarding the compensations. We will also send further instructions to those who had signed up for our remaining workshops for the rest of the year (Beginners’ Couple Salsa Workshop on the 5th of December, Salsa Lecture on the 12th of December, and Beginners’ Reggaeton Workshop on the 15th of December). We hope that you will send all your possible questions preferably by email to [email protected]. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult situation.

I want to thank all our dancers and supporters for this past year from the bottom of my heart. ❤ Without you, we would not survive this crisis. Thank you to our secretaries Kata and Angelina, to our dance teachers Meri, Pauliina, Eve, Mirka, Juulia, Carlos, Matias, Pinja, Liisa, Oona, Salla, Pauliina, Ida, Hanna, Sarianna, Lotta, and Elviira, and to our cleaner Oona. You have done an amazing job during these uncertain times.

I hope that this corona situation will get better as soon as possible and I hope that next year will be brighter and lighter for all of us.

If you want to support our dance community, please check our Xmas offers. Thank you!

I wish everyone a peaceful and hopeful Xmas time. Strength for all.

– Anna

Dear dancers!

Due to the current corona situation and the latest government policies, we have to keep Flama’s entire studio closed at least until the 13th of April. All dance classes and workshops will be cancelled within that time. The validity period of all dance cards will be extended, and the lessons of the couple salsa and bachata courses will be replaced by extra sessions later in June. We will send email to those who have signed up for the courses and workshops and provide further information regarding their cancellations.

Thank you for all of you who have been supporting us so far. We are sorry for all these changes and hope for patience and peace for everyone in this exceptional situation. Take care of yourself and each other, love and strength for all. ❤

– Anna Tolppa, Flama’s entrepreneur and CEO

Questions and further information: [email protected]

Anna is sick, so on Wednesday, the 21st of August, Bachata Ladies Style class at 17:15–18:15 and Salsa Solo, beginners class at 18:15–19:15 are instructed by Mirka Saali. Unfortunately our Couple Salsa, beginners at 19:15–20:15 and Couple Salsa, intermediate at 20:15–21:15 are exceptionally cancelled as well as Barre at 16:15–17:15. We apologize for these changes.

However, welcome to our Dance at the Castle Socials at 6 – 8 pm to dance couple salsa. We also have an intensive course, Back to Basics – Rehearse the Basics of Couple Salsa, at 4 pm – 6 pm and you can still sign up for that course either as a leader or together with your partner. Sign up by purchasing the course on our webshop.

Tomorrow on Tuesday, the 20th of August, we will have some changes in our weekly schedule. Because Anna is not feeling well, her Body Maintenance and Stretching class at 10:00–11:00 will be cancelled and Salsa Ladies Style class will be exceptionally instructed by Mirka Saali.

Twerk for Beginners class at 16:15–17:15 will be instructed by Emilia Söderholm both tomorrow and next week on Tuesday, the 27th of August. We apologize for the changes. Welcome to enjoy the joy of dance in all of our classes tomorrow:

Tuesday, the 20th of August

16:15–17:15 Twerk, beginners – Emilia

17:15–18:15 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate – Mirka

18:15–19:15 Commercial Dance, beginners – Pauliina

19:15–20:15 Heels, intermediate – Pauliina

20:15–21:15 Contemporary Dance, open level – Pauliina