Would you like to continue couple salsa dancing before our autumn season starts? Or would you just like to try Matias’ classes for three sessions before signing up for our autumn courses? The last sessions of Matias’ spring couple salsa courses are held on Monday, the 2nd of August, but now you have the opportunity to continue dancing non-stop for the rest of the year!

From the 9th of August to the 23rd of August, we will have short couple salsa courses that last three weeks each. One course costs 35 euros, and the classes will be held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on three consecutive Mondays. As a leader or a pair, you can sign up for the courses directly by purchasing them from our webshop:

Matias’ Couple Salsa 4 Course (3 x 55 min) on Mondays at 18:15–19:10

Matias’ Couple Salsa 3 Course (3 x 55 min) on Mondays at 19:15–20:10

Matias’ Couple Salsa 2 Course (3 x 55 min) on Mondays at 20:15–21:10

If you want to sign up for the courses as a follower without your own dance partner, please send us an email to info@flama.fi first to check the availability of the spots.

The level descriptions for the courses can be found on our webpage.

You are more than welcome to dance with us in August as well as for the rest of the year. All our courses can be found on our webshop.

Let your friends know about the courses  as well through our Facebook event.

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.

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!

Couple Salsa for 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 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. Thursday 20.8.2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €
Teacher: Anna Tolppa

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 don´t have you own partner, send us an email: info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the course.

Register for the course by purchasing it at our webshop.

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! 🙂

On Sunday, the 26th of July, we will fill Flama with couple salsa again!

Schedule for Sunday, July 26
11.30–13.30 Cuban Couple Salsa, beginners (this workshop is suitable for those who have participated in the beginners’ couple salsa classes before and want to revise the basics. During the class, we will revise the basic elements and figures of couple salsa, such as enchufla, di le que si, sacala, setenta etc.)
13.15–14.45 Cuban Couple Salsa, advanced beginners
This class is meant for those who are already confident with the basics of couple salsa.

To sign up for these classes, you should register together with your own partner. Sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi and please tell with whom you will dance as a pair.

The workshops are held by the founder of Flama, Anna Tolppa.

Price:
1 workshop (1,5h): 17 € / person
You can pay for the classes at the studio by card, cash or for example with sport and cultural benefits, such as Smartum, Eazybreak, ePass or Edenred.

More information: info@flama.fi

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.

Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in November 2019 with their Cuban Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops. These workshops take place both on Saturday, the 23rd of November and on Sunday, the 24th of November, and the schedule looks like the following:

Saturday, November 23
11:00–12:15 Cuban Salsa, advanced beginners (couple class), 75 min
12:30–13:45 Cuban Salsa, intermediate (couple class), 75 min
13:45–14:45 Salsa Ladies Style, open level (solo class), 60 min
20.00–21.00 Sensual Bachata Pre-Party workshop, beginners, 60 min
21.00–1.00 Saturday Social Afro-Latin party at Flama with DJ Omar

Sunday, November 24
12:00–14:00 Sensual Bachata, keskitaso (2 h)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
– 75 min workshops (Cuban Salsa advanced beginners or intermediate): 20 € / 75 min
– Salsa Ladies Style, solo class, 60 min: 15 €
– Pre-party workshop (the price includes the entrance fee to the party): 22 €
– Sensual Bachata, intermediate (2 h): 30 €

Sign up for the classes by email: info@flama.fi. You can sign up for the workshops alone or with your partner, we will take care of the balance between leaders and followers.

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.

Matias Löyttyniemi’s Intensive Courses at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, October 19!

Schedule on Saturday, the 19th of October
11:30–12:45 Solo Salsa con Rumba, intermediate 75 min
13:00–14:30 Couple Salsa con Rumba, intermediate 90 min
14:45–16:45 Couple Son, foundations (the class is suitable for those who have previous experience of couple salsa), 2 hours

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those on our webshop:
– Solo Salsa con Rumba 15 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/loyttyniemen-soolosalsa-con-rumba/
– Couple Salsa con Rumba 18 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/matias-loyttyniemen-parisalsa-con-rumba/
– Couple Son 25 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/loyttyniemen-parison/

You can register for the classes with or without your own pair. There will be continuous rotation of the partners in the class.

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!

More information: info@flama.fi

Have you participated in beginners’ couple salsa course before but you have had a longer break of dancing? Are your dance steps asking for a call and do you want to get some more confidence in the basics of couple salsa?

SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
16.00–18.00 Rehearse the Basics of Couple Salsa (2h)

During this course, we will practice and rehearse the basics of couple salsa and the most common figures of Cuban salsa, such as di le que no, enchufla with all of its variations, setenta, sombrero and vacilala. So, this course will not start from the beginning but you should know the basics already. The course is suitable for those who have participated in the beginners’ couple salsa course organized in the spring, for example. Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish.

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

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:

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.

Attention! The places for the followers signing up without a partner have already been taken, but you can still sign up together with a leader. Leaders can sign up either alone or with a partner.

After the class it is good to get back to our salsa classes and salsa parties in autumn.

Welcome to have fun with couple salsa!

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.