Flama’s autumn schedule has over 80 different classes and courses each week, including several options for couple dancing. Would you like to learn how to dance Cuban salsa or sensual bachata? Or have you dreamt of knowing the basics of kizomba? This autumn you have the possibility to join our couple salsa, couple bachata and Urban kiz courses on different levels. The registration for the courses is already open, so sign up for the courses now!

In the autumn, all our couple dance classes are separate courses. This means that you sign up for the whole course by paying the course fee before the course starts. Matias’ couple salsa courses on Mondays and Anna’s couple salsa courses on Sundays last the entire autumn, while Pinja’s first couple bachata courses and Tuomas’ Urban Kiz course are seven weeks long. You can find all our couple dance courses for the autumn below as well as intensive couple salsa courses for August:

 

COUPLE SALSA INTENSIVE COURSE IN AUGUST

On Sundays at Flama at 19:15–20:30 Couple Salsa Intensive Course (1.8.–29.8.)* – Anna

 

MATIAS’ COUPLE SALSA COURSES IN AUGUST

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa 4 Course (3 x 55 min)* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 19:15–20:10 Couple Salsa 3 Course (3 x 55 min)* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 20:15–21:10 Couple Salsa 2 Course (3 x 55 min)* – Matias

 

COUPLE SALSA COURSES IN AUTUMN 2021

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 16:15–17:10 Couple Salsa 1* – Anna

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 17:15–18:10 Couple Salsa 1+* – Anna

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa 2* – Anna

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa 4* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 19:15–20:10 Couple Salsa 3* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 20:15–21:10 Couple Salsa 2* – Matias

On Tuesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 19:45–21:00 Couple Salsa, beginners (September 9–December 7)* – Anna

 

COUPLE BACHATA COURSES IN AUTUMN 2021

On Wednesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Bachata, beginners (September 1–October 13)* – Pinja

On Wednesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 20:15–21:10 Couple Bachata, intermediate (September 1–October 13)* – Pinja

 

URBAN KIZ COUPLE DANCE COURSE IN AUTUMN 2021

On Thursdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 19:15 Urban Kiz, foundations (September 2–October 14)* – Tuomas

 

Leaders and pairs can sign up for all these courses directly by purchasing them from our webshop. The prices given on our webshop are per person, so remember to purchase two course items if you are registering together as a pair. Please provide the name of your possible dance partner as an additional comment in your order.

There will be optional continuous change of partners during the course. You can either dance with your own partner or you can both join the continuous change of partners.

If you are a follower but you do not have a partner to register with, please write us an email to info@flama.fi and we try to find you a dance partner.

If you want to pay for the course with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi.
 
Attention! With Flama’s Autumn 2021 Anytime Card, you can get to the courses without any additional fees. In that case, sign up for the courses by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: info@flama.fi.

We will have such an incredible dance autumn together. Welcome to join our couple dance courses!

 

Welcome to our couple salsa courses in autumn 2021! The registration has already started, so please sign up for the courses and join us for the upcoming autumn.

 

When registering for our couple salsa courses, you commit to the whole course as our courses advance weekly. Our couple salsa courses are held by Matias Löyttyniemi on Mondays and by Anna Tolppa on Sundays.

 

There is optional continuous change of partners during the course. You can either dance with your own partner or you can both join the continuous change of partners.

 

Attention! With Autumn 2021 Anytime, you will get to the courses without any additional fees. Get your Autumn 2021 Anytime now for 430 €  / students, seniors and unemployed for 360 €. If you purchase the Anytime, sign up for the courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. If you want to pay for the courses with sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

 

Flama’s Cuban Couple Salsa Course, Autumn 2021

 

Check the details and sign up by clicking the courses below. The level descriptions can be found on the bottom of the page.

 

Mondays, the 30th of August – the 13th of December 2021
18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa, Level 4 –Matias (currently no more places for followers registering without their own pair)
19:15–20:10 Couple Salsa, Level 3 – Matias (currently no more places for followers registering without their own pair)

 

Sundays, the 5th of September – the 19th of December 2021

 

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
The numbers of years of training mentioned in the level descriptions are directional, as everyone develops at their own pace. Especially at the second and third levels, we encourage you to stay for several seasons, as there are a lot of things to learn. If you are wondering which level suits you the best, feel free to contact us and ask more: info@flama.fi. Repeating and practicing the basics always improves enormously, so we also recommend attending courses that are lower than your actual skill level.

 

LEVEL 1 (new beginners)
This level starts from scratch, so no previous dance experience is required. At this level, we will learn basic techniques, the most common basic figures, and technique of leading and following. In addition, we will get excited about the wonderful atmosphere of Cuban salsa in general!

 

LEVEL 1+ (0.5–1 year)
This level is ideal for those who know the basics of couple salsa and have attended classes weekly for about six months. The most common basics like enchufla, di le que no, di le que si, setenta, sacala and vacilala are already familiar to you. This course continues with the basics, expands the knowledge, and we practice to vary and combine already learned basics in new ways.

 

LEVEL 2 (1–2 years)
If you have been dancing couple salsa weekly for about a year, you feel you know the basics of couple salsa and dancing with other dance partners is already going well, this is probably the right level for you. We will deepen our skills from the basic figures to slightly more challenging variations and figures, and we will also delve more into the use of the body than before.

 

LEVEL 3 (about 2–3 years)
The third level is suitable for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for about a couple of years. At this level, skills that we have become familiar with at the previous levels will be deepened, varied and practiced. In addition, we will learn new figures and enhance the use of the body.
LEVEL 4 (about 2.5 years +)
This level is suitable for those who have danced couple salsa for several years. At this level, skills that we have become familiar with at the previous levels will be deepened, varied, perfected and practiced. In addition, we will learn new figures and challenge the use of the body. At this level, there is already a greater focus than before on interpreting music, styling, and how to turn dance into a shared musical experience.

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ still have some places available for August, so welcome to join us for the new courses in August!

During this summer, Eve will have two separate courses, one in June and the other one in August. The courses in August include four sessions during which we will be concentrating on another choreography and the price of these courses is 45 euros / course. Sign up for the courses by purchasing them from our workshop or by sending an email to info@flama.fi, if you want to pay the course for example with some sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak) or Flama’s gift card. Find more information and the direct links to our workshop below:

Dancehall Queenstyle, beginners on Wednesdays at 17:15–18:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Queenstyle Course for beginners in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 17:15–18:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Queenstyle for beginners in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 17:15–18:10

Dancehall, open level on Wednesdays at 18:15–19:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Course in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 18:15–19:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Course in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 18:15–19:10

Dancehall Queenstyle, advanced on Wednesdays 19:15–20:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ advanced Dancehall Queenstyle Course in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 19:15–20:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ advanced Dancehall Queenstyle Course in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 19:15–20:10

Eve will be on summer holiday in July, but Minna Nerg will have her Dancehall classes for beginners then on Wednesdays at 19:15–20:10. These classes can be reserved through our reservation system. These classes for July and August will be updated to our system later in June. We will be dancing dancehall throughout the summer.

More information and questions: info@flama.fi

 

Would you like to continue dancing couple salsa or sensual bachata already during this spring? Now it is possible to join Matias’ and Anna’s couple salsa courses as well as Pinja’s Sensual Bachata courses for the rest of our spring season. Anna’s couple salsa classes are held on Sundays, Matias’ couple salsa classes on Mondays and Pinja’s couple bachata classes on Wednesdays. All of these courses have new places available for leaders and pairs. Our couple dance courses continue until the beginning of August, and the price for the rest of one course is 79 euros/person (including 7 dance sessions). If you are interested in these courses and you want to join and get more information about them, please send us an email to info@flama.fi.

Here are the schedules of all our couple dance courses:

  • Anna’s Couple Salsa 1 course weekly on Sundays until the 1st of August at 17:15–18:10 (Attention! 5 times and the price 59 euros, no class on the 27th of June)
  • Anna’s Couple Salsa 2 course weekly on Sundays until the 8th of August at 18:15–19:10 (no class on the 27th of June)
  • Anna’s Couple Salsa 2 course weekly on Sundays until the 1st of August at 19:15–20:10 (Attention! 6 times and the price 59 euros, no class on the 27th of June)
  • Matias’ Couple Salsa 4 course weekly on Mondays until the 2nd of August at 18:15–19:10
  • Matias’ Couple Salsa 3 course weekly on Mondays until the 2nd of August at 19:15–20:10
  • Matias’ Couple Salsa 2 course weekly on Mondays until the 2nd of August at 20:15–21:10
  • Pinja’s Sensual Bachata 2 course weekly on Wednesdays until the 18th of August at 18:15–19:10 (no class on the 30th of June)
  • Pinja’s Sensual Bachata 3 course weekly on Wednesdays until the 18th of August at 20:15–21:10 (no class on the 30th of June)

Sign up for the courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. We hope to see you soon at our studio on Monday, the 21st of June, on Wednesday, the 23rd of June or on Sunday, the 4th of July.

Pauliina Latva’s new Heels Intensive Course for Beginners starts on this Saturday, the 22nd of May 2021. There are still places available, so sign up purchasing the course from our webshop or send an email to info@flama.fi.

Time: On Saturdays from the 22nd of May to the 5th of June 2021
at 15:00–17:00, 3 x 120 min class (the 22nd of May, the 29th of May and the 5th of June)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Price: 65 €

We go through heels technique right from the very basics. You do not need to have any previous experience in Heels classes. During the course, we will also learn a choreography that encourages us to put our souls into dancing. After this course, you will be able to walk and dance more confidently with heels and identify the basic elements of Heels technique.

Sign up for the course by purchasing it from our webshop.

If you want to pay with sport or cultural benefits (for example Smartum, E-Pass, Edenred, Eazybreak), sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

Attention! If you are not able to attend the course, we will not refund you. In case of illness and a valid medical certificate of it, you can get a gift card to Flama with the value of money you paid for the course. You can use it for another course, workshops or weekly classes.

PAULIINA LATVA
Pauliina is a dancer and a dance teacher who will soon also graduate as a physiotherapist (The University of Applied Sciences). Pauliina has practised various dance styles, such as contemporary dance, show dance, hip hop, break dance, acrobatics as well as salsa. Her strength is that she utilizes the techniques of different dance styles, regardless of the dance style in question. She spent her autumn 2016 in New York studying dance independently, in addition to which she has developed herself as a dancer through various courses and workshops both in Finland and abroad, for example in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Pauliina is also a Personal Trainer (TYA/South Africa).

As a teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and good feeling, and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined. Her classes teach you how to listen to the music and interpret it with your own body movements. “During my dance classes, I want to create an open and safe space where one can learn through experimentation and shared insights! My main job as a dance teacher is to motivate others to become interested in the versatility of their own bodies and the opportunities they create.”

More information about the course: info@flama.fi.

Flama’s couple salsa and couple bachata courses for spring 2021 have been published and you are able to sign up for them. Welcome to dance couple salsa with Anna and Matias and couple bachata with Pinja.

Unlike other weekly classes at our studio, there are separate course fees for our couple salsa courses and you sign up for the whole spring term.

Attention! Before paying for the courses, please send us an email to info@flama.fi to check the number of places available and to tell whether you dance as a leader or a follower.

With the Spring 2021 Anytime Card, you can get to these courses without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the courses by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: info@flama.fi.

If you want to pay for the courses with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

We will start with couple salsa courses in the beginning of January 2021 with Anna Tolppa and Matias Löyttyniemi.

Anna’s Couple Salsa Courses 1 & 2 on Sundays, January 17 – June 6 and Couple Salsa 2 on Tuesdays, January 12 – May 25

The courses are instructed by Anna Tolppa.

Each couple salsa course on Sundays costs 200 €/person/course.

The course fees include 19 x 55 min couple salsa classes. There are no classes on Easter Sunday, the 4th of April, and on Mother’s Day, the 9th of May 2021.

The Couple Salsa 2 course on Tuesdays costs 210 €/person and the course fee includes 20 x 55 min couple salsa classes. The first class is held on Tuesday, the 12th of January 2021.

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

Sign up for Anna’s courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. After getting a confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Course, level 1 on Sundays at 17:15–18:10

Course level: level 1

This level is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple salsa to attend this course.

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Sundays at 18:15–19:10 (Full)

Course level: level 2

This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course in autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Tuesdays at 20:15–21:10

Course level: level 2

This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course in autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

Matias’ Couple Salsa Courses on Mondays, January 11 – May 31

The courses are instructed by Matias Löyttyniemi.

Each couple salsa course on Mondays costs 200 €/person/course.

The course fees include 20 x 55 min couple salsa classes. There are no classes on Easter Monday, the 5th of April.

Sign up for Matias’ courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. After getting confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Couple Salsa Course, level 4 on Mondays at 18:15–19:10 (still places for leaders signing up without their own pair, otherwise full)

Couple Salsa Course, level 3 on Mondays at 19:15–20:10 (still places for leaders signing up without their own pair, otherwise full)

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Mondays at 20:15–21:10

These courses are instructed by Matias Löyttyniemi.

Levels for Flama’s couple salsa courses:

LEVEL 1
This level is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple salsa to attend this course.

LEVEL 2
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course this autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

LEVEL 3
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa regularly for 1–2 years (at least one year). For example, if you participated in Matias’ advanced beginners’ couple salsa courses this spring and autumn, this course probably suits you.

LEVEL 4
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa regularly for a longer time, over two years. For example, if you participated in Matias’ intermediate couple salsa courses this spring and autumn, this course probably suits you.

Pinja’s Sensual Bachata 1 & 2 Courses on Wednesdays, January 13 – May 26

The courses are instructed by Pinja Simola.

Each couple bachata course on Wednesdays costs 210 €/person/course.

The course fees include 20 x 55 min couple bachata classes. The first sessions will be held on Wednesday, the 13th of January 2021.

Sign up for Pinja’s courses by sending an email to info@flama.fi. After getting a confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Sensual Bachata 2 Course at 18:15–19:10 (places for leaders available, otherwise full)

This course is meant for those who have been dancing couple bachata weekly for at least one season, for example participated in Pinja’s beginners’ couple bachata course last autumn.

Sensual Bachata 1 Course for beginners at 20:15–21:10

This course is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple bachata to attend this course.

Welcome to dance couple salsa and couple bachata with us in spring 2021. Sign up for the courses now!

Carlos Camba will teach kizomba and semba at Dance Studio Flama again in spring 2020 on Tuesdays, starting the 21st of January. The classes will be held between the 21st of January and the 31st of March 2020. No classes on 18th of February, 25th of February and 3rd of March.

Couple Kizomba Course on Tuesdays at 19.15–20.15
advanced beginners / intermediate

Couple Semba Course on Tuesdays at 20.15–21.15
advanced beginners / intermediate

There is no separate course fee for the courses, so you can join by purchasing Flama’s Spring Anytime Card, any of Flama’s punch cards or by paying each class individually. However, sign up for the course now by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

ATTENTION! At the moment, there are no more places for the followers registering without their own pair but one can sign up together with a partner or as a leader.

KIZOMBA

Kizomba music and dance were created in Angola in early 1980s when zouk, the popular music in the Caribbean, came to Angola and mixed with semba. Kizomba means a partyin Kimbundu language. In its country of origin, it is traditionally danced for example at weddings and at other parties. Kizomba is a social dance that is characterized by a close proximity and the lower body concentrated ginga, the body movement. Similar to tango, leading and following are done with the upper body and less with hands (compared to salsa). After its arrival in Europe, kizomba has developed into new styles, such as urbankizz and kizomba fusion.

SEMBA

Semba is a fast-paced, fun couple dance. Semba has a long tradition in Angola, in its country of origin, and it has influenced other genres of music and dance, for example kizomba. The essential characteristics of semba include hooks, low liftings, the leader’s footwork and various tricks. In Dance Studio Flama, we start with the basics of semba and concentrate on the most important aspect: having fun!

Carlos Camba is from Angola and he has been teaching kizomba and semba in Finland since 2014. Carlos has studied dancing with several international dance teachers and developed his skills especially in Angola. During his classes, Carlos concentrates on developing basic techniques and body movements, especially the use of the hip. It is important to him that all the knowledge learnt during the classes can be applied to actual social dances.

Carlos finds it important to have a good relationship with his students. Humor blossoms in his classes. He highlights that everyone, who is motivated to learn, is warmly welcome to his classes, regardless of age or sex.

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.

Carlos Camba’s kizomba and semba classes in Turku at Tanssistudio Flama on Tuesday nights during the period of six weeks, between the 3rd of September and the 8th of October.

COUPLE KIZOMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 19.15–20.15, the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. intermediate level, so you should know the basics beforehand

COUPLE SEMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 20.15–21.15 the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. advanced beginners, you can attend this class also if you have danced kizomba before (kizomba and semba are rather similar)

Register for the courses by sending an email to: info@flama.fi. You can join the class with or without your own pair.

PRICES: 1 course: 6 classes: 50 € 2 courses (kizomba ja semba), 12 classes 95 € You can pay the course also with Flama’s Anytime- or punch card. Please notice, that the registration is binding for all 6 weeks period, so we will mark 6 classes (or 12 classes) from your card at the first class. Cancellations are possible only in case of illness. The course fee will be paid when you arrive for the first class.

CARLOS CAMBA Carlos Camba is from Angola and he has been teaching kizomba and semba in Finland since 2014. Carlos has studied dancing with several international dance teachers and developed his skills especially in Angola. During his classes, Carlos concentrates on developing basic techniques and body movements, especially the use of the hip. It is important to him that all the knowledge learnt during the classes can be applied to actual social dances.

Carlos finds it important to have a good relationship with his students. Humor blossoms in his classes. He highlights that everyone, who is motivated to learn, is warmly welcome to his classes.

KIZOMBA Kizomba music and dance were created in Angola in early 1980s when zouk, the popular music in the Caribbean, came to Angola and mixed with semba. Kizomba means a partyin Kimbundu language. In its country of origin, it is traditionally danced for example at weddings and at other parties. Kizomba is a social dance that is characterized by a close proximity and the lower body concentrated ginga, the body movement. Similar to tango, leading and following are done with the upper body and less with hands (compared to salsa). After its arrival in Europe, kizomba has developed into new styles, such as urbankizz and kizomba fusion.

SEMBA Semba is a fast-paced, fun couple dance. Semba has a long tradition in Angola, in its country of origin, and it has influenced other genres of music and dance, for example kizomba. The essential characteristics of semba include hooks, low liftings, the leader’s footwork and various tricks. In Dance Studio Flama, we start with the basics of semba and concentrate on the most important aspect: having fun!