Today is the International Dance Day, and we want to celebrate it with a special offer: our Anytime 1 Month Pass costs now only 99 € (normally 135 €). The offer is valid throughout this weekend at our studio and on our webshop. The validity of the Anytime card starts when you use it for the first time and it can be used for any of our drop-in classes within 30 days.

You can purchase your Anytime 1 Month Pass from our webshop.

The offer is only valid until the 1st of May 2022!
Please note that there are no dance classes at our studio on May Day, the 1st of May. Instead, there will be a memorable May Day Afro-Latin Party, starting at 6 pm. You are warmly welcome to join us!
Flama’s May Day Party on Sunday, the 1st of May
Welcome to celebrate vappu and dance in a relaxed atmosphere with lovely people! The evening is filled with salsa, bachata, kizomba and semba rhythms and we will offer some mead and doughnuts!

What: Social dancing night (salsa, bachata, semba & kizomba)
When: on First of May 2022 at 18:00–22:30
Where: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Entrance fee: 10 € (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.

More information: [email protected]

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen will visit Flama on Saturday, October 30!

Schedule for the 30th of October 2021
12:00–13:15 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
15:00–16:15 Reggaeton, intermediate (75 min)

These classes are suitable for those who have previous dance experience.
Prices and registration:
1 workshop (75 min): 16 €

Register for the classes by purchasing them from our webshop:

HANNA-MAIJA PÄÄKKÖNEN

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen is a professional dancer who has specialized in Caribbean dances. She has a long dance education since she was 3 years old, featuring studies in classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance, and show dance. She came in contact with Latin American dances already in her childhood when living in Nicaragua where she studied local folkloric dances.
During her high school years, she traveled to the Dominican Republic (1999-2000) to study merengue and bachata. After returning to Finland she studied Afro-Cuban dances with several Cuban professionals such as Ramon Silverio (Conjunto Folklórico Santiago de Cuba) and Chiqui Dixon (Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba) around Europe.
During her studies, she worked as a teacher trainee in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, where she later on also reached for several years. Hanna-Maija has worked as a full-time dance teacher since 2002. She continues to educate herself and makes several study trips every year to Latin America and Europe. She is known as an inspiring teacher, whose passion for dance is evident. Many of her former students now work as professionals. Her dance style is a mixture of soft feminine movements, a graceful quality of moves originating in her classical background, and explosive energy. Hanna-Maija specializes especially on Reggaeton, Ladies’ Style Salsa On1 and On2 and Cuban Rumba.

More information about the workshops: [email protected]

Welcome to dance salsa, bachata and kizomba in a relaxed atmosphere with lovely people!

Social dancing night on Friday, the 1st of October at 20.30–23.30 at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).

Entrance fee: 7 € (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.

More information: [email protected]

Bachata is one of the most popular Latin dances and now you have a change to learn it!

Couple Bachata course for the beginners will be held at Flama in autumn 2019 between the 4th of September and the 11th of December 2019 at 19.15–20.45 (one class lasts 90 minutes). The course starts right from the basics, so you do not have to have any dance background. The teacher of the course is Pinja Simola.

PRICES
– Normal price (valid after 31.7.2019): 195 € / 165 € (students, seniors)

The payment includes 15 x 1.5 h, so 22.5 h of teaching in total between the 4th of September and the 11th of December.

If you have Flama’s autumn season Anytime card, there is no additional payment for the course, so you can attend the course with the Anytime card as well.

Attention! The places for the followers and couples have already been taken, but there is still room for some leaders!

If you want to pay with Smartum-vouchers etc., contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

REGISTRATION (follower spots are full)
Registrate for the course by purchasing it through our webshop:
– leaders: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/sensual-bachata-kurssi-syksy-2019-viejat/
– leaders with reduced price (students, seniors): https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/sensual-bachata-kurssi-syksy-2019-viejat-opiskelijat-elakelaiset/

– Autumn 2019 Anytime: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/en/tuote/fall-2019-anytime/
(Attention! You can only sign up as a pair)
– Autumn 2019 Anytime (students, seniors): https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/en/tuote/fall-2019-anytime-students-and-pensioners/
(Attention! You can only sign up as a pair)

You do not have to have a partner to register for the course. Partners are rotated in every rehearsal.

Bachata is a dance style originally from Dominican Republic, and sensual style of bachata was created in Cádiz, Spain, by Korke Escalona and Judith Cordero. Couple bachata classes 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 and great tips for social dancing.

TEACHER: PINJA SIMOLA
Pinja has been dancing competitive and Latin dances passionately, both solo and couple dances, all her life. Nowadays, she actively develops her dance skills abroad, for example by participating in the teaching of the world’s most famous Latin dance professionals. Pinja teaches bachata, reggaeton and salsa around Finland and also outside the country alone or with her partner. Especially her Bachata Ladies’ Styling classes have gained great popularity.

More information: [email protected]

Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in March with their Cross Body Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops. These workshops take place both on Saturday, the 23th of March and on Sunday, the 24th of March, and the schedule looks like the following:

Saturday, March 23
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, March 24
11:30–13:30 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 h): 30€

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: [email protected] Follower spots for all couple classes are full already, pairs and leaders welcome!

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.

Friday Flama party will be celebrated on Friday, the 8th of February from 9 pm to 01.30 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 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 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.

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