Would you like to become more confident in dancing with heels? Join Pauliina’s Heels Technique course that starts on Sunday, the 15th of May. Our Heels Technique course is suitable for both beginners and those who have been dancing with heels for a longer time. This course is meant for everyone interested in strengthening their technique and gaining more confidence in dancing with heels.

Heels Technique Course (open level), on Sundays 15.5.–29.5.2021 at 17:45–19:00 (3 x 75 min)

The course is instructed by Pauliina Latva.

The course is held at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku).

The course consists of three sessions of 75 minutes and costs 49 €.

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

Attention! This course is not included in our Spring 2022 Anytime!

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 [email protected].

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 not be working on a choreography. After this course, you will be able to walk and dance more confidently with heels and identify the basic elements of Heels technique. No particular choreography is done during this course.

Pauliina Latva
Pauliina is a dancer and a dance teacher who has graduated as a physiotherapist (The University of Applied Sciences). Pauliina has practised various dance styles, such as contemporary dance, show dance, hip hop, breakdance, 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: [email protected]

Salsa Ladies Style Project is a five-sessions-long Cuban Salsa Ladies Style intensive course, where we will practise one longer choreography. The participants of this course can perform the choreography at Flama’s End of Spring Season Party, and we will also film the choreography at the end of the course.

The trainings will take place at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).

The course consists of five 75 minutes sessions, which will be held on the following Saturdays at 11:30–12:45: the 14th of May, the 21st of May, the 28th of May, the 4th of June and the 11th of June 2022.

The teacher of this course is Anna Ketopaikka.

Level is intermediate/advanced, so you should have previous salsa dancing experience.

Price: 79 €

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

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 [email protected].

Attention! This course is not included in our Spring 2022 Anytime, so it should be purchased separately.

Anna Ketopaikka is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and she has concentrated on Caribbean dances for over ten years.

Anna fell in love with dancing early. She started with classical ballet at the age of five and continued her dance studies also with jazz and show dance in her childhood and adolescence.

Since 2010, she has concentrated on Latin dance. She trained to become a salsa instructor under the direction of a Cuban dance teacher, Ramón Silverio. Before opening her own dance studio, Anna has taught dance classes for example in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, CampusSport, ANNAsport, Naantali Adult Education Center, HaNi-Halli and various events. She graduated from the Humak University of Applied Sciences as Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Cultural Management) and from the University of Turku as Bachelor of Arts.

More information: [email protected]

Welcome to our beginners’ Heels course!

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 an 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.

Heels Course for Beginners at Pikku-Flama on Tuesdays 26.4.–7.6.2022 at 16:15–17:15 (7 x 60 min)

The course is instructed by Pauliina Latva.

The course is held in Little-Flama, at Flama’s new dance hall in Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku.

The course consists of seven sessions of 60 minutes.

Attention! With Flama’s Spring 2022 Anytime Card, you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the course by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected].

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 [email protected].
Pauliina Latva

Pauliina is a dancer and a dance teacher who has also graduated as a physiotherapist (The University of Applied Sciences). Pauliina has practiced various dance styles, such as contemporary dance, show dance, hip hop, breakdance, 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: [email protected]

Would you like to start a new hobby? How about twerk? Next week on Thursday, the 14th of April, we will start a new twerk course for beginners here at Dance Studio Flama. The course consists of nine sessions and the classes are held on Thursdays from the 14th of April to the 9th of June at 17:15–18:10. The course is instructed by Meri Niemi.

If you are not able to participate in this course, no worries. We do have other twerk classes available and you can find different options here in a nutshell.

Vilma Kivekäs’ new Lyrical Dance and Broadway courses started at the beginning of April. The courses are held at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38, Turku) on Sundays, the 3rd of April –the 12th of June. If you are still interested in joining our courses, please send us an email to [email protected].

 

at 15:45–16:40 Lyrical Dance, open level – Vilma

During Vilma’s Lyrical Dance course, you will get to enjoy the world of music with sensitive and emotional songs. During the classes, you get to unleash your emotions through dance. Lyrical Dance takes inspirations inter alia from Contemporary Dance. Let’s enjoy it together!

More information about the course.

at 16:45–17:40 Broadway, open level – Vilma

The classes of our Broadway course draw inspiration from the world of different musicals. You will be able to practice expressiveness as well as storytelling through dance, diving from one atmosphere to another. The classes utilizes the technique of jazz dance, combining it in a versatile way with elements of show dance.

More information about the course.

The price of one course is 83 €, and each course fee includes 7 x 55 min dance sessions.  There are no classes on Easter Sunday the 17th of April, on May Day the 1st of May, on Mother’s Day the 8th of May and on the 29th of May 2022.

Attention! With Flama’s Spring 2022 Anytime Card, you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the course by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected].

If you want to pay for the workshop with Smartum, E-Pass or some other paying option, let us know about it in advance and sign up by sending an email to [email protected].

Level: open level

Open level class means that anyone is able to join the class but some previous dance experience in general is recommended. However, you do not need to have previous dance experience of the dance style in question to attend.

Teacher: Vilma Kivekäs

Vilma graduated from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in the spring 2021. Vilma’s studies focused on show dance, but she is enthusiastic and interested in many different dance styles. Teaching dance is Vilma’s passion, and she wants to share the joy of dance with people of all ages.

Vilma has been described as nice and skilled dance teacher who encounters the dancers as herself and creates a warm atmosphere in her classes. In addition, she is said to exude grace for what she does but still knowing how to challenge everyone on their own level.

As a dance teacher, Vilma wants to create a safe and developing atmosphere. She wants to share her skills and passion as well as learn interactively from dancers and colleagues to develop herself and her teaching skills.

More information: [email protected]

Juulia Niemi’s Musical Dance Course will be on Saturdays, the 2nd of April and the 9th of April at 12:00–13:30 and the last session on the 23th of April 2022 at 11:30–13:00.

Place: Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku)

This course is particularly meant for those who already have some dancing experience.

Price: 55 €

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop. If you want to come and try the first session for the price of 21 euros, please contact us in advance by email: [email protected].

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 [email protected].

This course is not included in Spring 2022 Anytime card.

Musical Dance course draws inspiration from the world of film and stage musicals. During the course, we will especially practice expression and storytelling by dancing. The course is particularly meant for those who already have some previous experience in dancing and want to develop their performing skills further.

Juulia Niemi

Juulia is a professional sports instructor and sports massage therapist and she has several years of experience in instructing different groups. Dance classes as well as body maintenance are particularly close to her heart.

Dancing and performing have always been part of Juulia’s life in the form of theater, aesthetic group gymnastics, show dance, contemporary dance, jazz dance, Latin dances and Show Burlesque in a group called the glamGRLS`n`pantyHOES here in Turku.

More information about the course: [email protected]

Meri’s new Twerk with Heels course starts on this Thursday, the 24th of March, so now it is the right time to sign up. Welcome to join improve your twerk skills with heels!

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Thursdays, the 24th of March–the 28th of April 2022 at 19:15–20:10

The course is instructed by Meri Niemi.

Level: intermediate

Price: 70 €

The course fee includes 6 x 55 min sessions.

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

Attention! With Spring 2022 Anytime card, you will get to the course without any additional fees. In that case, register by sending an email to [email protected].

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 [email protected].

You can participate in the class with your own sturdy heels or you can dance without heels. It is useful to know some basic techniques of twerk prior to attend this class. However, previous twerking experience is not necessary, but it would be good to have some previous dance experience.

Twerk classes are meant for over 16-year-olds, and you need your own knee pads for this course.

The twerk, which has gained great popularity in the world, focuses on the movements of the pelvic area. Twerk has its roots in various African American and African dances, including mapouka, baikoko, niko and chakacha. With slavery, the dances associated with the cultural traditions of different countries, cultures, and tribes in Africa have become mixed, and the roots of the twerk cannot be associated with the dances of just one region or cultural heritage. The concept of Twerk was introduced in the late 80’s, e.g. in the context of the bounce hiphop trend in New Orleans.

More information about our course: [email protected]

Our gentle Body Maintenance and Stretching Course starts next week on Tuesday, the 8th of March! The purpose of the course is to anchor you in the present moment by listening, accepting and caring for your body.

The five-time course consists of breathing & imagination exercises, gentle stretching and body care exercises, as well as relaxation. During the course, you will hear the sounds of singing balls, calm music, silence – and yourself.

The course sessions are held at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) on Tuesdays, from the 8th of March to the 5th of April 2022 at 18:45–19:45.
The course is instructed by Ida Martikainen.
Price: 59 €
Sign up for the course by purchasing it from our webshop.
Attention! If you want to pay the course with any sport or cultural benefits, please sign up by sending an email to [email protected].
More information about the course: [email protected]
Picture: Pauliina Suomalainen

Tuomas Sirviö’s Urban Kiz Foundations course started in the beginning of September and its last session will be held on Thursday, the 14th of October 2021. Right after this course, we will have another course, Urban Kiz Foundations 2, starting on Thursday the 21st of October at 7:15 pm, and this course is suitable for those who have participated in Tuomas’ first course or who are otherwise already familiar with the very basics of kizomba. In addition to this foundation 2 course, we will also have an intermediate Urban Kiz course and those classes are also held on Thursdays at 8:15–9:10 pm. Sign up for these courses now!

On Thursdays, the 21st of October–the 9th of December 2021 at 19:15–20:10 Urban Kiz Foundations 2* – Tuomas

If you sign up as a leader or together with your own dance partner, you can purchase the course right away from our webshop

On Thursdays, the 21st of October–the 9th of December 2021 at 20:15–21:10 Urban Kiz, intermediate* – Tuomas

Sign up for our intermediate Urban Kiz course by sending an email to [email protected]. The course will be held if we get enough participants. Please let us know about your interest as soon as possible to ensure your place in the course.

During these courses, you can either dance with your own partner or participate in the continuous rotation of partners. One course costs 89 euros and includes eight sessions.

With the Autumn 2021 Anytime card, you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the course by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected]

If you want to pay for the course with sports or cultural benefits (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the course by sending an email to [email protected].

Welcome to our Urban Kiz courses this autumn to expand your social dance repertoire

More information about the courses: [email protected]

 

 

Contemporary Dance course (open level) on
Thursdays from the 7th to the 28th of October 2021 at 16:30–17:45 (4 x 75 min)
The course is instructed by Pauliina Latva.

The course is held in Pikku-Flama, at Flama’s new dance hall in Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku.
Price: 68 euros

Register for this course by purchasing it from our webshop: 
https://flama.fi/…/pauliina-latvas-contemporary-dance…/

The course consists of four sessions of 75 minutes.
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 [email protected]

Contemporary dance is an “umbrella style” that refers to many different dance styles. Contemporary dance has been influenced by various types of art and our contemporary classes combine elements of both contemporary and jazz dance, having the focus especially on finding the right flow of the movement as well as taking advantage of the gravity while moving. We will get familiar with floorwork and do moving routines to varying and compelling music. The classes contain instructed improvisation exercises that will release one’s own creativity. At the end of the class, we will practice a choreography combining everything learnt earlier.

Teacher: 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 practiced various dance styles, such as contemporary dance, show dance, hip hop, breakdance, 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.”