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.

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This 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!

Time: Every Sunday at 16.15–17.15 from the 8th of September to the 8th of December 2019 Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku Price (13 classes included): 115 € Price for students or seniors: 95 €

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

The class is instructed by the owner of Flama, Anna Tolppa.

Price (13 classes included): 115 € Price for students or seniors: 95 €

Register for the course by purchasing it on our webshop: – normal price: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-kausimaksu/ – students/seniors: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-sunnuntain-alkeiskurssin-kurssimaksu-syksy-2019-opisk/

The course consists of 13 classes. There will not be a class on Father’s Day, the 10th of November.

If you purchase the course, we will automatically reserve you a place for all beginners’ couple salsa classes (13 classes) on autumn Sundays. This means that you do not need to book each class separately through our reservation system, but you will have a place guaranteed to all of the classes. However, it is also possible to join couple salsa classes on Sundays without paying the course fee. You can for example use Flama’s 20 Times Punch Card, Anytime Card or you can purchase a single class, but then you need to reserve the place in advance through our reservation system: https://flama.fi/en/reservations/. Those who have paid for the course fee will be given priority if the class gets full.

The principle of the class is to change the pair all the time, so that everyone gets to dance. This is how we learn to become better dancers. However, if you want to dance only with your own pair, that is also possible. Just let the instructor know about it in the beginning of the course.

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

Friday Flama party will be celebrated on Friday, the 12th of April from 9 pm to 01.30 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be played late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and we will guarantee that we’re gonna have great time together!

The entrance fee is 8 / 7 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay it by 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.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the best people, music and dances! ♥

 

 

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

Saturday, March 23
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, March 24
11:30–13:30 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 h): 30€

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. Follower spots for all couple classes are full already, pairs and leaders welcome!

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.

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!