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: Saturday, the 14th of May 2022, at 13:30–15:30 (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka

Register for the workshop 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].

And yes, you do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

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

More information: [email protected]

Today is the International Dance Day, and we want to celebrate it with a special offer: our Anytime 1 Month Pass costs now only 99 € (normally 135 €). The offer is valid throughout this weekend at our studio and on our webshop. The validity of the Anytime card starts when you use it for the first time and it can be used for any of our drop-in classes within 30 days.

You can purchase your Anytime 1 Month Pass from our webshop.

The offer is only valid until the 1st of May 2022!
Please note that there are no dance classes at our studio on May Day, the 1st of May. Instead, there will be a memorable May Day Afro-Latin Party, starting at 6 pm. You are warmly welcome to join us!
Flama’s May Day Party on Sunday, the 1st of May
Welcome to celebrate vappu and dance in a relaxed atmosphere with lovely people! The evening is filled with salsa, bachata, kizomba and semba rhythms and we will offer some mead and doughnuts!

What: Social dancing night (salsa, bachata, semba & kizomba)
When: on First of May 2022 at 18:00–22:30
Where: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Entrance fee: 10 € (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.

More information: [email protected]

Cuban salsa professionals Satu and Roynet will visit Flama on this Saturday, the 9th of April 2022!

Schedule for Saturday 9.4.2022
– 12:00–13:15
hall 1: Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (Satu)
hall 2: Salsa Men’s Style, intermediate (Roynet), 75 min
– 13:30–14:45 Cuban Couple Salsa, intermediate level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet)
– 14:45–16:00 Cuban Couple Salsa, advanced level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet)

Reserve your place for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate level (Satu), 17 €
– Salsa Men Style, intermediate level (Roynet), 75 min, 17 €
– Couple Salsa, intermediate level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet), 17 €
– Couple Salsa, advanced level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet), 17 €

Attention! The spots for the followers registering without their own partner have already been taken in our couple salsa workshops. There are  places for leaders and pairs. You can be informed about possible cancellations 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 workshop by sending an email to  [email protected].

More information: [email protected]

Matias Löyttyniemi’s Couple Salsa Workshops of Rhythmics and Styling on Saturday the 4th of December!

Schedule for the 4th of December 2021:

13:00–14:30 Salsa Rhythmics, open level
There are easily a dozen instruments in Cuban salsa, but how to know when to start dancing to the music? This couple salsa workshop delves into the rhythm of salsa music, when dancing with a pair. Let’s look for the pulse of the dance from different instruments and understand the basic features of salsa music to make it easier to find its famous count number one in the future. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has danced couple salsa before!
Level: open level – suitable for anyone with the knowledge of social dancing and the basic movements of couple salsa. The workshop is also suitable for those who have already been dancing couple salsa longer but want to improve their connection with the music.
14:45–16:15 Couple Salsa Styling, intermediate, for those who have been dancing couple salsa actively at least for two years (for example dancers in Matias’ Couple Salsa 3 and Couple Salsa 4 courses)
This workshop delves into how you can style your own dancing when dancing couple salsa. Cuban salsa is a wonderful dialogue at its best, with ideas and jokes constantly flowing between dance partners. If there were no difficulties in dancing couple salsa with different partners, but something wonderful and sweet would be missing there, this workshop is just for you!

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
ATTENTION! There are still places for leaders and pairs but at the moment we are not able to take any followers signing up without their own dance partner. However, these followers can send us an email to [email protected] to be informed if there are any changes.

If you want to pay for the workshop with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the workshop by sending an email to [email protected]

Teacher: 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 and questions: [email protected]

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: Saturday, the 11th of December 2021, from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Register for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop!

You can register for this course straight if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the course and you don’t have your own partner, send us first an email to [email protected] and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the workshop.
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! 🙂

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected].

 

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: [email protected]. 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 [email protected] 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!

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: [email protected].

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: [email protected].

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.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/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: [email protected].

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: [email protected].

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!