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.

Would you like to learn to dance hot reggaeton? How about lovely salsa or sensual bachata?

These intensive beginners’ workshops are especially meant for new beginners who do not have any previous experience of these dance styles. The classes are held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Saturday, the 5th of January 2019.

Schedule on Saturday, January 5th: 12:00–13:15 Reggaeton, beginners (75 min) 13:30–14:45 Salsa Solo, beginners (75 min) 15:00–16:15 Bachata Solo, beginners (75 min)

Prices: 1 workshop (75 min): 15 € each

Sign up for the intensive courses by purchasing it through our webshop: – reggaeton: https://flama.fi/tuote/lattarilauantai-reggaeton-alkeisworkshop-la-5-1/ – solo salsa: https://flama.fi/tuote/lattarilauantai-soolosalsa-alkeisworkshop/ – solo bachata: https://flama.fi/tuote/lattarilauantai-soolobachatan-alkeet-workshop-la-5-1-2019/

REGGAETON

Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs, and it has been influenced by different dance styles, such as hip hop, dancehall reggae and the Caribbean and South American traditional dances, for example Afro dances. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythm and playing with chest and hip isolation in particular. Both strong accents and soft sensual movements are present and they alternate.

SALSA SOLO

Beginners’ solo salsa class takes you to the world of salsa rhythms. During the class, you will get familiar with the basic steps of salsa and we will learn about technique, body movements and rhythmics. This class is suitable for anyone!

BACHATA SOLO

Bachata is a sensual Latin dance that comes originally from the Dominican Republic. During the class, we will concentrate on footwork, technique of hand and arm lines as well as body movements and rhythmics.

Unfortunately Anna had got fever, so her classes will be instructed by our other dance teachers on Thursday, the 25th of October. Bachata Ladies Style will be given by Mirka Saali and Reggaeton by Hanna Heinonen who will start teaching ConfiDance class from next Wednesday onward. The schedule on Thursday, the 25th of October, looks like this:

16:15–17:15 Bachata Ladies Style, beginners – given by Mirka
17:15–18:15 Dancehall Fusion, open level – Veera
18:15–19:15 Reggaeton, beginners – given by Hanna
18:15–19:15 Kids’ Class – Ida
19:15–20:15 Twerk Technique, open level – Meri
20:15–21:15 Flawless Diva, open level – Meri

See you tomorrow in the classes!

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!

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