Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. Anna is always instructing 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: Saturday, the 8th of May 2021, at 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Tolppa

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it from our workshop.

You can register for this course only if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the course and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the workshop. During this workshop, like in all other couple dance courses, we highly recommend to use face masks.

And yes, you do not need any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

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

The registration for our couple salsa and bachata courses for spring 2020 is open now!

Couple Salsa Courses on Mondays

Couple salsa classes will be held at Dance Studio Flama on Mondays between the 13th of January and the 25th of May 2020. The teacher of the salsa courses is Matias Löyttyniemi.

There are no classes on the following Mondays: the 2nd of March and the 13th of April 2020. Each course consists of 18 sessions.

You can sign up either alone or with a partner. You do not need to have your own partner, since there will be continuous rotation of partners during the classes. ATTENTION! The places for the followers signing up without a partner have already been taken, so you can only purchase the course as a leader or together with a partner. Followers can ask for possible extra places via email: info@flama.fi.

Reserve your spot for the course now by purchasing it at our webshop:
Couple Salsa for Beginners Course on Mondays at 20.15–21.15
Couple Salsa Advanced Beginners Course on Mondays at 19.15–20.15
Couple Salsa Intermediate Course on Mondays at 18.15–19.15

Early bird offer: the price for the course is only 179 € / person / course (norm. 190 €)

Sign up for the course before the 31st of December 2019 and you will get the course cheaper.

Attention! With the Spring 2020 Anytime Card, you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the class by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: info@flama.fi.

MATIAS LÖYTTYNIEMI
Matias is a popular dance teacher who emphasizes the joy of dance and musical interpretation. He has taught dancing over ten years in different dance studios around Finland. As a dance teacher, he wants to make sure that people get the idea and the right technique of dancing, because that is only when dancing can be enjoyed in full swing!

Couple Bachata Course

We will have a Couple Sensual Bachata Intermediate Course at Flama next spring on Wednesdays between the 8th of January and the 27th of May 2020 at 20.15–21.15. The course consists of 20 sessions. The teacher of the classes is Pinja Simola.

This course is meant for those who have been dancing couple bachata weekly for at least half a year (for example participated in Pinja’s couple salsa beginners’ course this autumn).

Sign up for the class by purchasing it at our webshop: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/sensual-bachata-course-spring/

Early bird offer: the price for the course only 198 € / person (norm. 210 €) Sign up for the course before the 31st of December 2019 and you will get the course cheaper.

Attention! With the Spring Anytime Card, you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the class by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: info@flama.fi.

You can sign up either alone or with a partner. You do not need to have your own partner, since there will be continuous rotation of partners during the classes. ATTENTION! The places for the followers signing up without a partner have already been taken, so you can only purchase the course as a leader or together with a partner. Followers can ask for possible extra places via email: info@flama.fi.

Couple Salsa Beginners Intensive Course
Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Would you like 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. Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who don’t 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.

SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
11.30-13.30 Couple Salsa Beginners Course

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:
normal price 25 e
students/seniors, discount

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 experiences prior to this course.

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

Couple Salsa Beginners Intensive Course
Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Would you like 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. Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who don’t 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.

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
11.30-13.30 Couple Salsa Beginners

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:
– normal price 25 e: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi/
– students/seniors, discount: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-opisk/

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 experiences prior to this course.

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

Would you like to join our couple salsa, kizomba or semba classes next spring?

We have three levels of couple salsa classes on Sundays starting on January 13th:
– Couple salsa for very beginners at 17.00-18.00.
– Couple salsa for advanced beginners (who have been training about half a year) at 18.00-19.00
– Couple salsa intermediate/advanced at 19.00-20.00

Now you can also purchase whole salsa course via our web shop:                                                                                                                                                                                  Couple salsa for very beginners                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Couple salsa for advanced beginners                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Couple salsa intermediate/advanced

We have couple kizomba classes on Tuesdays (advanced beginner/intermediate level) at 19.15-20.15 and couple semba classes for beginners on Tuesdays at 20.15-21.15. The first time is on Tuesday 8.1.2019.

Also whole course of couple kizomba you can purchase here and semba here.

Unfortunately Anna is still sick, so we have to cancel couple salsa classes tomorrow on Sunday, the 28th of October. Tomorrow´s Salsa Ladies Style and Solo Salsa classes will be held by Mirka Saali. We apologize for the changes.

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.

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

Social dancing night on Saturday, the 6th of October from 7.30 pm to midnight at Dance Studio Flama.

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.

Invite your friends as well via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/550016948752387/.

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Course vol. 2
Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Did you get excited about couple salsa and you would like to learn more? This intensive course is meant for those who have taken a beginners’ couple salsa course and know the basic steps of salsa. This course offers you a possibility to develop your couple salsa skills further, so that you can even join the beginners’ couple salsa classes on Sundays for the rest of the year. A new hobby is waiting for you!

In the beginning of the class, we will revise the basics learnt during the first beginners’ couple salsa course and we will continue from there to learn new basic figures in addition to di le que no and enchufla. The course is instructed by Anna Tolppa.

Time: Saturday, the 6th of October from 1 pm to 3 pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi before Wednesday, the 3rd of October.

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.

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

Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Would you like 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. Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who don’t 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, the 19th of August from 2 pm to 4 pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:
– normal price 25 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-starttikurssi-su-19-8-normaalihinta/
– students/seniors discount price 20 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-starttikurssi-su-19-8-opiskelija-elakelaisalennuksella/

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 experiences prior to this course.

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