The end of our second autumn term will be celebrated on Friday, the 14th of December from 9 pm to 2 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be danced late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and the great atmosphere is garanteed! In addition to dancing itself, there will be dance shows as well as Christmas snacks provided.

The entrance fee is 8 / 7 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay it by card or cash.

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square–Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule at http://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are parking options nearby.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the best people, music and dances! ♥

Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in the beginning of November with their Cross Body Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops. These workshops take place both on Saturday, the 3rd of November and on Sunday, the 4th of November, and the schedule looks like the following:

Saturday, November 3
11:30–13:00 Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1
13:15–15:15 Cross Body Salsa, foundations 2
15:30–16:30 Salsa Ladies Style, open level

Sunday, November 4
11:30–14:00 Sensual Bachata, intermediate

PRICES

Solo class (60 min): 15€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1 (1,5h): 25€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 2 (2h): 30€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1 & foundations 2 (3,5h): 50€
Sensual Bachata, intermediate (2,5h): 40€

The Cross Body Salsa classes are especially meant for those who have some previous experience in Cuban Salsa (Casino) and they want to expand their dance knowledge with a new style.

Sign up for the classes by email: info@flama.fi. The places for the bachata followers have already been taken but you can still sign up for Sensual Bachata with your own pair or as a leader.

ATTENTION! The registration is binding! You can cancel your registration for free, if you do it at least 48 hours before the class will take place. After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.

JOHANNA & OMAR

Johanna and Omar are versatile and experienced dancers and teachers and they teach i.a. bachata, cha cha, kizomba and salsa together. Through their I Dance Helsinki -organization, Omar and Johanna have long been building the Afro-Latin scene in Helsinki by teaching, bringing foreign artists to Finland and arranging festivals and parties in a weekly basis.

Johanna has danced several different dance styles. Johanna won Salsa European Championship in 2010, so she has a lot of knowledge about dance technique and that knowledge she wants to share with her students. As a teacher, she is known for her demanding but encouraging and clear teaching.

Omar’s dancing career has begun with ballroom dance, but it changed later to Afro-Latin dances. Omar’s strengths are musicality as well as his smooth and clear lead. He encourages and provides tools for each individual student’s progress and improvement.

For Omar and Johanna, it is important that everything learnt during the classes can be applied in a social dance setting. They emphasize the importance of leading and following as well as the learning of the basics, not forgetting musicality. Above all, dancing should be fun and feel good.

“Our main focus is that you learn, while having fun! 🙂 We provide clear instruction and we focus on each and everyone’s development individually. Our training focuses on giving you the tools to become the social dancer everyone wants to dance with at the parties!
At the courses you’ll learn technique, musicality, body awareness & movement and patterns for social dancing. In these classes you’ll learn how to lead & follow new  moves smoothly and make them comfortable & easy for you and your partner, with gracious style! All the moves are for social dancing, so don’t expect long show choreo routines.”

Let your friends know about the workshop too via Facebook.

The amazing dancers Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will return to Flama to give intensive courses of sensual bachata on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 and in addition, there will be a special party on Saturday night. During the day on Saturday, there will be both solo and couple sensual bachata classes, on Sunday another advanced sensual bachata workshop and there in the midle on Saturday night, a dance party called Saturday Party. Incredible weekend in total, so do not miss the workshops and the party. The places for the followers have been taken already, but there are still places available for Solo Bachata Ladies Style. Leaders are needed, so please sign up NOW by sending an email to info@flama.fi.
Schedule:
Sat 20.10.2018
11.30–13.30 Sensual Bachata 1, beginners, couple class
13.45–15.45 Sensual Bachata 2, intermediate, couple class
16.00–17.00 Bachata Ladies Style, open level, solo class

21.00–01.00 Sensual Bachata Weekend: Saturday Party

Sun 21.10.2018
12.00–14.00 Sensual Bachata 3, intermediate/advanced, couple class (it is recommended to participate to Saturdays course also, as the Sunday workshop will contain material from Saturdays Imp/Int workshop)

PRICES:
Solo class (60 min): 15 e
Couple class (2h): 30 e
Sensual bachata 2 and 3 classes package: 55 e

Sign up for the classes by email: info@flama.fi.

ATTENTION! In the couple class, the places for the followers have already been taken, but all the leaders are still able to sign up. The registration is binding! You can cancel your registration for free, if you do it at least 48 hours before the class will take place, After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.

ABOUT THE CLASSES
“Our main focus is that you learn, while having fun! 🙂 We provide clear instruction and we focus on each and everyone’s development individually. Our training focuses on giving you the tools to become the social dancer everyone wants to dance with at the parties!
At the courses you’ll learn technique, musicality, body awareness & movement and patterns for social dancing. In these classes you’ll learn how to lead & follow new Bachata moves smoothly and make them comfortable & easy for you and your partner, with gracious style! All the moves are for social dancing, so don’t expect long show choreo routines. 😉 ”

JOHANNA & OMAR
Johanna and Omar are versatile and experienced dancers and teachers and they teach i.a. bachata, cha cha, kizomba and salsa together. Through their I Dance Helsinki -organization, Omar and Johanna have long been building the Afro-Latin scene in Helsinki by teaching, bringing foreign artists to Finland and arranging festivals and parties in a weekly basis.

Johanna has danced several different dance styles. Johanna won Salsa European Championship in 2010, so she has a lot of knowledge about dance technique and that knowledge she wants to share with her students. As a teacher, she is known for her demanding but encouraging and clear teaching.

Omar’s dancing career has begun with ballroom dance, but it changed later to Afro-Latin dances. Omar’s strengths are musicality as well as his smooth and clear lead. He encourages and provides tools for each individual student’s progress and improvement.

For Omar and Johanna, it is important that everything learnt during the classes can be applied in a social dance setting. They emphasize the importance of leading and following as well as the learning of the basics, not forgetting musicality. Above all, dancing should be fun and feel good.

SENSUAL BACHATA WEEKEND: SATURDAY PARTY
on Saturday, the 20th of October from 9 pm to 1 amOn Saturday, the 20th of October from 9 pm to 1 am, there will be an amazing dance party with Omar and Johanna at Dance Studio Flama. DJ Omar will be in charge of the music that night, so the main focus is on bachata but also salsa and kizomba music are played throughout the night. Now it is the best opportunity to get to practice right away what you have learn about bachata earlier that day or you can just come to feel the joy of dancing otherwise.The entrance fee is 8 / 7 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay the fee either by card or cash.

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square –Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule at http://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are parking options nearby.

Welcome to have fun, enjoy amazing intensive courses, dance, music and above all, people!

Tonight on Friday, the 24th of August, we will have the first socials, aka free dancing, of the autumn term from 8 pm to 12 pm. Please welcome to have fund, enjoying dancing, great music and friends in a relaxed atmosphere!  The playlist includes salsa, bachata and kizomba.

Entrance fee: 5 € (card or cash)

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square–Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama at the bus stop called Satamakatu and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule at http://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are free parking spaces behind the dance studio and other parking options nearby, such as chargeable parking lots or ones requiring a parking disk.

Invite your friends also via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834760019922961/.

There will be more free dancing also on Sunday, when the last Dance at the Castle of this summer takes place at Turku Castle Linnanpuisto. The park dances and Latin-Afro Socials are held on Sunday, the 26th of August from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The dance class is held from 5 pm to 6 pm, and this time we will have pair kizomba. The class is suitable for the beginners, so everyone is more than welcome to join. You can participate in the class either with your own pair or without and the class costs 5 €. You can pay it by card or cash, and the instructors of the class are Carlos Camba and Ida Koho who are teaching both kizomba and semba at Dance Studio Flama.

After the dance class, there will be free dancing from 6 pm to 8 pm with Latin-Afro rhythms. We will have salsa, bachata and kizomba at least. These socials are open for everyone and they are free of charge.

If the weather does not look that good, we will have the dance class and the socials inside of Dance Studio Flama instead. Otherwise the location is on the harbour side of Turku Castle where you can get easily with the bus number 1.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the end of August with us! Ask your friends to join too via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/190719248243238/.

On Saturday, the 14th of July, Flama is filled with amazing intensive courses: Sensual Bachata by Pinja and Rado and Dancehall by Jamaican Japs BG. Do not miss these incredible courses but sign up now by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

Sensual Bachata on Sat, the 14th of July at 11:30–15:15

On Saturday, the 14th of July, we will dance sensual bachata with Pinja and Radon at Dance Studio Flama.

SCHEDULE
at 11:30–13:00 Bachata Ladies’ Styling
Ladies’ Styling class will concentrate on the body movements, styling and musicality that are important aspects also while dancing with a pair. By taking this class, you can be sure that you will owe the dance floor. This class is filled with feminine energy and self-confidence.

at 13:15–15:15 Sensual Bachata
This class will explain you why Sensual Bachata is so popular around the world. You will not only learn different figures but also the right technique to perform the movements and great tips for social dancing. This class is an open level class, so it is good to know the basics of bachata.

PRICES
– Bachata Ladies’ Styling (1,5 h): 17 € / 15 € (students, unemployed, seniors)
– Sensual Bachata (2h): 25 €/ 20 € (students, unemployed, seniors)

SIGN UP for the classes by sending an email to info@flama.fi. Unfortunately we are not able to take more followers to the couple class but the leaders are more than welcome still to sign up.

Sensual Bachata Workshops on Facebook

Dancehall Workshop on Sat, the 14th of July at 16:30–18:00

Japs BG in Turku on Saturday, the 14th of July! Authentic, energetic, quality dancehall teaching right from Jamaica! You do not want to miss this!

Time: Saturday, the 14th of July at 16:30–18:00 (90 min)
Price: 25 e / 20 e (students)
Sign up for the workshop by sending an email to info@flama.fi.
ATTENTION! The sign up is binding. You can cancel your registration for free only until 36 hours before the class. After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.

Japs BG is a talented and unique dancer who started dancing at an early age. He is known for his incredible creativity and style. He thinks that the most important thing in dancing is having fun and being your authentic self. While many dancehall dancers are remixing each other steps, Japs BG always brings his own twist to dancehall. He creates steps very easily, no matter if it’s practicing at his home or walking on the street. His body naturally flows with the rhythm of the music.

Japs BG has been performing and teaching dancehall for years. He is one of the dancehall teachers in Dance Jamaica dance school and also teaches private classes. He has been performing in many schools, parties and local shows, such as Magnum Kings and
Queens of Dancehall and Jamaica’s biggest award show The YVAs. He was a semifinalist in KFC on the Verge competition alongside his crew members Koolaz and Damion.

CREW
Japs BG dances in one of the most famous crews in Jamaica, BG Dancerz. BG Dancerz is known of their variety in dancing: they have both gangsta style steps and entertaining fun steps. They are embracing dancehall to the fullest bringing good vibes, passion, creativity, energy, feeling and difference into dancehall. BG Dancerz are always having fun in their dance. “The best thing about my crew is the strength, unity, love, respect we have towards each other. We
have a great bond.”

Dancehall Workshop on Facebook

The third weekend of July is filled with dance. Heinäkuun kolmas viikonloppu on täynnä tanssia. Saturday morning, the 14th of July, starts with Pinja and Rado’s Sensual Bachata intensive course and at Flama’s Summer Fiesta dance party in the Saturday evening you can show everything you had learn couple of hours earlier. On Sunday, on the contrary, we will have Eveliina ‘JaMami’ Vuorenmaa’s Dancehall Queenstyle & Commercial Dance intensive courses. Do not miss any of these but sign up for the intensive courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. Here some further information about this amazing weekend:

Bachata Workshops on Saturday, 14 July

On Saturday, the 14th of July, we will dance sensual bachata with Pinja and Radon at Dance Studio Flama.

SCHEDULE
at 11:30–13:00 Bachata Ladies’ Styling
Ladies’ Styling class will concentrate on the body movements, styling and musicality that are important aspects also while dancing with a pair. By taking this class, you can be sure that you will owe the dance floor. This class is filled with feminine energy and self-confidence.

at 13:15–15:15 Sensual Bachata
This class will explain you why Sensual Bachata is so popular around the world. You will not only learn different figures but also the right technique to perform the movements and great tips for social dancing. This class is an open level class, so it is good to know the basics of bachata.

PRICES
– Bachata Ladies’ Styling (1,5 h): 17 € / 15 € (students, unemployeds, seniors)
– Sensual Bachata (2h): 25 €/ 20 € (students, unemployed, seniors)

Unfortunately we are not able to take more followers to the Sensual Bachata couple dance class, but the leaders are still more than welcome to sign up. The first class, Bachata Ladies’ Styling has also places available, so do sign up with an email to info@flama.fi.

More information about the classes and its teachers on Facebook and on our website.

Summer Fiesta on Saturday, July 14

Lets celebrate the summertime together! Flama Summer Fiesta will be celebrated on Saturday, 14th of July from 9.30 pm to 2 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be played late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and we will guarantee that we’re gonna have great time together!

The entrance fee is 7 / 6 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay it by card or cash.

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

More information and parking instructions can be found on Facebook event.

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Intensive Courses on Sunday, July 15

On Sunday, the 15th of July, Flama will be filled with explosive energy and attitude! Evaleena ‘JaMami’ Vuorenmaa, one of the top names in Finland’s dancehall scene, will come to Flama for Dancehall Queenstyle and Commercial Dance intensive courses!

SCHEDULE
at 13:00–14:15 Commercial Dance, open level
at 14:30–15:45 Dancehall Queen Style, open level
at 16:00–17:15 Dancehall Queen Style, advanced

PRICES
1 workshop (1 h 15 min): 20 €
2 workshopia (2 h 30 min): 35 €
3 workshopia (3 h 45 min): 45 €

ATTENTION! Due to the musical and choreographical choices, the age limit for Dancehall Queenstyle classes is 16.

Sign up for the intensive courses by sending and email to info@flama.fi. ATTENTION! The registration is binding! You can cancel your registration for free, if you do it at least 36 hours before the class will take place, After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.

Class descriptions and more information about ‘JaMami’ can be found on Facebook and on our website.

A dance weekend full of feminine energy! Between the 9th and the 10th of June Dance studio Flama in Turku will be filled with friskiness and sensuality. Come to have fun by dancing!

SCHEDULE
Saturday, the 9th of June 2018
11:00–12:00 Salsa Ladies Style, beginners – Anna
12:00–13:00 Sexy Reggaeton, beginners – Anna
13:30–14:30 Kizomba Ladies Style, beginners – Ida K.
14:45–15:45 Bachata Ladies Style, beginners – Anna

Sunday, the 10th of June 2018
11:00–12:00 ConfiDance, open level – Hanna
12:00–13:00 Heels, intermediate – Pauliina
13:00–14:00 Flawless Diva, intermediate – Meri
14:30–15:30 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate – Anna
15:30–16:30 Sensual Reggaeton, intermediate – Anna
16:30–17:30 Deep Stretching – Ida M.

SIGN UP for the classes in advance by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

PRICES
1 workshop: 13 e
3 workshops: 35 e
4 workshops: 45 e
5 workshops: 50 e
7 workshops: 60 e

From this Friday, the 16th of March, onward, Latin Show class will be replaced by Bachata Ladies Style.

Bachata is a sensual Latin American dance, which comes from Dominican Republic. On this class, we focus especially on footwork, feminine arm lines and body movements.

Now you can dance bachata at Flama twice a week. Couple Bachata is held on Wednesdays from 18:15 to 19:15 and Solo on Fridays from 16:15 to 17:15. Register for the classes via our registration system!

The first Friday Flama party of the year will be celebrated on Friday, the 16th of March from 9 pm to 2 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be played late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and we will guarantee that we’re gonna have great time together!

The entrance fee is 7 / 6 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay it by card or cash.

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square–Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama at the bus stop called Satamakatu and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule athttp://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are free parking spaces behind the dance studio and other parking options nearby, such as chargeable parking lots or ones requiring a parking disk.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the best people, music and dances! ♥

Next weekend Dance Studio Flama will be filled with Latin rhythms. Have you always wanted to try salsa? How about starting couple salsa as a new hobby? Or have you already danced before and you would like to go deeper into salsa and bachata? Now both new beginners and those who have already some previous experience of Latin dances have an opportunity to enjoy Latin rhythms in our intensive courses: on Saturday, December 2 a vising dance teacher, Jharyis Boitel, will come to our studio to teach solo and couple salsa as well as bachata, whereas Anna Tolppa will organize a couple salsa course for new beginners on Sunday, December 3. Sign up for the courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. Further information about the courses can be found below or in Facebook.

Saturday, December 2: Jharyis Boitel’s Salsa & Bachata Workshops

Jharyis Boitel is a visiting dance teacher who started dancing salsa, merengue, vallenato, champeta, tambores, joropo, break dancing, trance, house and other dance styles at the age of 10 and he has been teaching salsa, merengue and bachata for over 15 years. He is currently teaching inter alia in Helsinki Salsa Academy.

On Saturday, there are three classes of 1,5 hours available. You can either sign up for one class or even for all of them. The classes are
at 12.00-13.30 Salsa Solo Class – Musicality, Techniques & Shines
at 13.45-15.15 Couple Salsa Intermediate Class – On1
at 15.15-16.45 Bachata Intermediate Class

There are still places available for Jharyis’ salsa solo class, so everyone is more than welcome to join. Also all the leaders can still sign up for both couple salsa and bachata classes. Unfortunately we can not take more followers at this point but if you sign up with your own pair, you can still participate in the classes. Sign up now by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

Prices
18 € / 90 min
35 € / 2 x 90 min
50 € / 3 x 90 min

Jharyis Boitel’s intensive workshop is designed to challenge your mind and body. It combines different elements of salsa and bachata dancing to create a challenging, fun and energetic dance experience. On the weekend, you will learn various shines and footwork patterns, men and ladies styling, ability to interpret and adapt to different styles and tempo of salsa and bachata music as well as to build confidence in yourself and to improve self awareness. Further information about the different classes can be found here or in the Facebook event of the course.

Sunday, December 3: Couple Salsa Beginners’ Course

Have you always wanted to learn to dance couple salsa? This intensive course starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. The course is instructed by Anna Tolppa who is always willing to teach in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish. Start a new great hobby and come and have fun with us!

During the course, you will get familiar with the basic steps of couple salsa and we will practice rhythmics, some simple figures as well as techniques of both leading and following.

Time: Sunday, December 3 from 1pm to 3pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

You can sign up for the course with or without a pair. The principle of the class is to change the pair all the time, so that everyone gets to dance. However, if you want to dance only with your own pair, that is also possible. Just let the instructor know about this in the beginning of the course. And yes, you don’t need to have had any previous dance experience prior to this course.

Welcome to have fun and to learn some basics of couple salsa!