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.

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

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)

– 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 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

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 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

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! ♥