Treat yourself with these special Commercial Dance and Heels workshops on Saturday the 11th of September! Spend a wonderful day full of energy and fun with gorgeous dancer, teacher and coreographer Paula Vuorela:

Workshop schedule for Saturday, September 11
12:00–13:30 Commercial Dance, intermediate level
13:45–15:15 Heels, intermediate level

Register for the workshops by purchasing those from our webshop:
– Commercial Dance, 20 €
– Heels, 20 €

If you want to pay for the workshops with sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

More information about Paula and the workshops: info@flama.fi

A dance weekend full of feminine energy! Between the 29th and the 30th of August, Dance studio Flama will be filled with friskiness and sensuality. Come to have fun by dancing at Ladies Weekend!

SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 29
11:00–12:00 Salsa Ladies Style, open level – Anna
12:00–13:00 Bachata Ladies Style, open level – Pinja
13:15–14:15 Sensual Reggaeton, open level – Pinja

14:15–15:15 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate – Pinja
14:15–15:15 Bootylicious Twerk Special, open level – Meri
15:30–16:30 Heels, open level – Pauliina

Sunday, August 30
12:00–13:00 Show Burlesque, open level – Lotta
13:00–14:00 Dancehall Queenstyle, open level – Oona
14:00–15:00 Flawless Diva, open level – Meri

All the classes are open level classes, except for Pinja’s Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate. The open level means that anyone can participate in the class but prior knowledge in some dance style is recommended. However, you do not need to have previous knowledge in the dance style in question. If you have danced something, no matter what, you are welcome to join.

PRICES
1 workshop: 12 €
Full pass (all the classes included): 85 €

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them at our webshop:
Full pass (all classes included)

Workshops separately:
Salsa Ladies Style
Bachata Ladies Style

Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate
Sensual Reggaeton
Bootylicious Twerk Special
Dancehall Queenstyle
Show Burlesque
Heels
Flawless Diva

SALSA LADIES STYLE
Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of Cuban salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself lose in all the sensuality!

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

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, polyrhythms and playing with chest and hip isolation in particular. Both strong accents and soft sensual movements are present and they alternate.

BOOTYLICIOUS
Bootylicious class is all about booty shaking. This class has the full speed, from the beginning to the end, so great sweat guaranteed! Bring your knee pads or leg warmers with you to protect your knees. ATTENTION! The workshop is meant for over 15-year-olds.

DANCEHALL QUEENSTYLE
Dancehall is a street dance that was born in Jamaica and it continues to develop. During the Dancehall Queenstyle class, we will concentrate on women’s own dance style. Attitude, feminine moves and steps will be involved. Bring a water bottle and knee pads or leg warmers to the class to protect your knees.

SHOW BURLESQUE
Show Burlesque combines show dance and burlesque with charming seduction and flirtation. You can dance with your socks or toe pads, we do not recommend you to wear any dance sneakers during the class. If you have sensitive knees, it is a good idea to bring your own knee pads or leg warmers with you, because some movements might include floorwork.

HEELS
Show Heels class takes you to the super feminine world of show dance! The classes influenced by the esthetics of music videos make you feel like Beyoncé of your own life! The class introduces you to show dance with heels. Come to have fun and bring your own heels with you to the class. Of course, it is possible to dance without the heels as well.

FLAWLESS DIVA
The class is built around a feminine choreography that is full of self-confidence and sensual body movements combined with accents. This is the place to let your inner diva loose!

TEACHERS

ANNA TOLPPA
Anna is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and a Latin dance teacher. 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.

MERI NIEMI
Flama’s own TwerkMama Meri is such an energy bomb and she has dance experience in a vide range of different dance styles. In the recent years, the love of her life has been twerk that is also nowadays her primary dance style. In twerk, Meri is fascinated by its physicality, roughness and challenging techniques. According to her, the best thing in twerk is that it allows one to do an extremely hard workout and simultaneously praise one’s own body. Meri thinks that the best thing in her classes is absolutely to see how people go beyond themselves and do something they could not even believed to be possible.

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.

OONA VARINOWSKI
Oona started dancing with salsa and other Cuban dances. Later she continued with Kizomba, Urban Kiz and Dancehall. Oona also educates herself continuously by going to Jamaican and European Dancehall teachers’ classes and visiting Jamaica to train. Besides, Oona’s university thesis was about Dancehall.

LOTTA LÄHTEENMÄKI

PAULIINA LATVA
Pauliina is a versatile and strong dancer and also a physiotherapy student and a personal trainer. She has been working as a dancer on a wide scale, performing both in Finland and abroad, for example in New York, Barcelona, Stockholm and Tallinn. She has danced as a background dancer for different artists, featured music videos, made commercials and danced in the opera. As a dance teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined.

More information about the dance weekend and the workshops: info@flama.fi

On Sunday, the 16th of August, we will have two 1,5 hours long workshops by amazing Pauliina Latva:

Sunday, August 16
11.30–13.00 Heels, beginners
13.15–14.45 Heels, intermediate

Price of one workshop (90 min) is 18 euros.

Register for the classes by purchasing them from our webshop:
Heels beginners
Heels intermediate

PAULIINA LATVA
Pauliina is a versatile and strong dancer who has moved from Helsinki to Turku. Pauliina spent fall 2016 in New York with her independent dance studies.

As a dance teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined. Floorwork and musicality are constantly present in Pauliina’s classes. “My main job as a dance teacher is to motivate my students to become interested in the versatility of their own body and the opportunities it creates.”

Supertalented dance teacher and choreographer Katrin Vaskelainen will be visiting Turku and Flama on Saturday, the 11th of January 2020!

Schedule Sat 11.1.2020
12:15–13:45 Commercial Dance, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)
14:00–15:30 Heels, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those at our webshop:
– Commercial Dance, 22 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/katrin-vaskelaisen-commercial-dance/
– Heels, 22 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/katrin-vaskelaisen-heels/

More information: info@flama.fi

Jasmin Geselle will be visiting Turku and Flama on Saturday, the 9th of November 2019!

Schedule 9.11.2019
13:00–14:30 Commercial Dance, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)
14:45–16:15 Heels, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing them at our webshop:
Commercial Dance 24 €
Heels 24 €

JASMIN GESELLE, dancer and dance teacher

Jasmin started with pair dancing at the age of 7. After a couple of years, she continued with show, disco and street dances. She started competing in 2003, when she also became Finnish champion for the first time. She has been competing eversince and gained several medals both as a dancer and a choreographer, both in Finland and in European competitions. In 2013, she won Women’s PA Solo Finnish Championship and gained the 7th place with the same solo in World Championship in Mikolajki in 2014. Jasmin was also in Nelonen’s Dance TV-program in 2012. As a dancer, she has been part of Kasmir’s, JVG’s and Benjamin’s crew, in Starsquad Dinner and Show as well as in different TV-productions (inter alia Tähdent Tähdet, Voitolla Yöhon, X Factor) and in advertisements. At the moment, she is ABREU’s dancer and choreographer.

More information: info@flama.fi

Paula Vuorela will come to Dance Studio Flama to have her workshops on Sunday, the 27th of October.

Schedule on Sunday, October 27
11.00–12.30 Heels, intermediate level
12.30–14.00 Commercial Dance, intermediate level

Prices and registration
Register for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
– Heels 17 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-heels/
– Commercial Dance 17 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-commercial-dance/
– Both classes with package price 30 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-workshopit/

The age limit for the workshops is 15 years.
Attention! The registration is binding. You can cancel your reservation for free of charge only 48 hours before the workshop takes place, after that only with a medical certificate. We do not pay the course fee back, but you can get a gift card to the studio. You can use it for example to pay for another workshop.

Heels, intermediate 90 min
Heels intermediate is based on jazz technique: during the class, we will go through the most common jazz dance movements and learn how to do them with heels. The main focus is on finding the balance, musicality and the flow in all movements. You can come to the class with our without shoes. The only requirement is that they do not leave any marks on the floor and you feel comfortable with them.

Commercial, intermediate 90 min
Paula’s Commercial class combines jazz dance and hip hop. The class offers a secure and encouraging athmosphere to find your physical and mental limits. Commercial dance is characterized by strong presence and performance.

PAULA VUORELA

At the moment, Paula works permanently in Sweden but also actively in Finland. In addition to jazz and contemporary dance, she is specialized in different street dance styles, such as hip hop, house and voguing.

As a dancer, Paula has been involved in different TV programs, such as Idols Finland and Tähdet Tähdet! Furthermore, she has been part of Saara Aalto’s summer tour and worked as Robin’s background dancer.

For Paula, the best thing in dancing is to discover something new and to improve one’s self-expression. Positive attitude and open mind are the key factors.

More information about the workshops: info@flama.fi

On Saturday, the 2nd of March, we will have three 1,5 hours long workshops instructed by Pauliina Latva:

11.00-12.30 Contemporary dance (open level)
12.45-14.15 Heels (open level)
14.30-16.00 Body maintenance/streching

Price of one workshop (90 min) is 17 euros.

Register for the classes by purchasing them from our webshop:
– Contemporary dance: https://flama.fi/tuote/pauliina-latvan-nykytanssi-workshop/
– Heels: https://flama.fi/tuote/pauliina-latvan-heels-workshop/
– Body maintenance/streching: https://flama.fi/tuote/pauliina-latvan-kehonhuolto-workshop/

PAULIINA LATVA

Pauliina is a versatile and strong dancer who has moved from Helsinki to Turku. Pauliina spent the fall 2016 in New York with her independent dance studies.

She is also a physiotherapy student and has graduated as a personal trainer (2015, South Africa). Pauliina has an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, which she has also supplemented with various courses. During her dance history, she has been able to work extensively on various dance styles, such as hip hop, breakdance, jazz, show, acrobatics and salsa. However, contemporary dance has become her most important form of dancing. It has also given her room and suggestions to combine different dance styles in an unprejudiced way.

Pauliina has been working as a dancer on a wide scale, so she has been performing both in Finland and abroad (New York, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tallinn). She has danced as a background dancer for different artists, featured music videos, made commercials and dances in the opera. Pauliina’s own solo work DOES was also chosen for the Generation2017 art exhibition at the Amos Anderson Art Museum. Currently Pauliina is involved in an international art project in Italy.

As a dance teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined. Floorwork and musicality are constantly present in Pauliina’s classes. “My main job as a dance teacher is to motivate my students to become interested in the versatility of their own body and the opportunities it creates.”

 

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

Heels class has been cancelled today the 4th of February due to Pauliina’s illness. Today Commercial Dance class will be instructed by Meri Niemi. We apologize for the changes and hope Pauliina will get well soon!