This Sunday, the 20th of March, Anna Ketopaikka will have her Salsatón Workshop at Flama!

Time: Sunday, the 20th of March 2022 at 11:30–13:00
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Level: advanced beginners
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Price: 21 €

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop.

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

Salsatón  is a wonderful combination of salsa and reggaeton! During this workshop, we will dance to salsa songs and create an energetic choreography that combines both salsa steps and body movements from reggaeton.  The level of this workshop is advanced beginner, so it would be good to have some earlier dance background and know the basic steps of salsa.

More information about the workshop: [email protected]

Marita Guevara will have her Reggaeton Workshops at Pikku-Flama on Saturday, the 26th of February 2022.

Schedule for Saturday, the 26th of February 2022
12:00–13:15 Reggaeton, avoin taso (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Reggaeton, keskitaso (75 min)

Place: Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku)

Price: 17 €/workshop

The workshops are instructed by Marita Guevara.

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
Reggaeton, open level, 17 €
Reggaeton, intermediate, 17 €

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

MARITA GUEVARA

Marita Guevara is a dancer and a choreographer who has performed since she was a child, when it comes to dance, music and theater.

During her dance studies, she focused especially on finding her own way of dancing in several different dance styles and developing as a choreographer.

Marita has listened to Latin American artists and danced Latin dances at family parties since her childhood, and she got to know the rhythms of reggaeton especially while spending time in Miami.

Dance is an outlet for self-expression, and Marita wants to give her dancers the opportunity to discover new dimensions in their own body movements while respecting the origins of the dance style.

REGGAETON

Reggaeton is a Latin dance and music style born in the 1990s and it has been influenced by different dance styles, for example South and Middle American dances, such as dancehall, various Afro dances as well as hip hop. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythmics and playing with chest and hip isolation in particular. Both strong accents and soft sensual movements are present and they alternate in reggaeton. The roots of the reggaeton dance are inter alia in Panama, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

More information: [email protected]

Come to twerk and dance reggaeton before Christmas!

Meri Niemi’s twerk and reggaeton workshops at Flama on Tuesday the 21th of December.

Timetable Tuesday 21.12.2021
17:00–18:15 Twerk, open level (75 min)
18:30–19:45 Reggaeton, open level (75 min)

Place: Tanssistudio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)

Teacher Meri Niemi.

You can join the workshop by buing it from our webshop:
– Twerk, 17 €
– Reggaeton, 17 €

More info: [email protected]

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen will visit Flama on Saturday, October 30!

Schedule for the 30th of October 2021
12:00–13:15 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
15:00–16:15 Reggaeton, intermediate (75 min)

These classes are suitable for those who have previous dance experience.
Prices and registration:
1 workshop (75 min): 16 €

Register for the classes by purchasing them from our webshop:

HANNA-MAIJA PÄÄKKÖNEN

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen is a professional dancer who has specialized in Caribbean dances. She has a long dance education since she was 3 years old, featuring studies in classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance, and show dance. She came in contact with Latin American dances already in her childhood when living in Nicaragua where she studied local folkloric dances.
During her high school years, she traveled to the Dominican Republic (1999-2000) to study merengue and bachata. After returning to Finland she studied Afro-Cuban dances with several Cuban professionals such as Ramon Silverio (Conjunto Folklórico Santiago de Cuba) and Chiqui Dixon (Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba) around Europe.
During her studies, she worked as a teacher trainee in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, where she later on also reached for several years. Hanna-Maija has worked as a full-time dance teacher since 2002. She continues to educate herself and makes several study trips every year to Latin America and Europe. She is known as an inspiring teacher, whose passion for dance is evident. Many of her former students now work as professionals. Her dance style is a mixture of soft feminine movements, a graceful quality of moves originating in her classical background, and explosive energy. Hanna-Maija specializes especially on Reggaeton, Ladies’ Style Salsa On1 and On2 and Cuban Rumba.

More information about the workshops: [email protected]

Elina Valtonen, our beloved visiting dance artist and teacher, will have her dance workshops at Flama on Saturday, the 23rd of October 2021. Her Reggaeton Workshop for beginners is held at 12:00–13:30 (90 min) and Reggaeton intermediate at 13:45–15:15.

Time: Saturday, the 23rd of October 2021 beginners at 12:00–13:30 (90 min) & intermediate at 13:45–15:15 (90min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)

Teacher: Elina Valtonen

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:

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

REGGAETON
Reggaeton is a genre of music and dance originating from Panama, Puerto Rico and Cuba and it is nowadays the most popular dance style in South and Mid America, especially among the youth. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythm and playing with isolation.
ELINA VALTONEN
Elina has worked as a dance artist in ten different countries. Most recently, she worked for one and a half years in an Afro-Caribbean contemporary dance company in Canada. Alongside North America, she has also been able to tour the Caribbean. As a result, multiculturalism is one of the greatest sources of her inspiration and Elina loves holistic, sweaty and animal dance. Her passion is to combine Afro and Western body movements.
Elina is, in her own words, “passionate about sharing the liberating message of the dance that directs us towards the truth”.
More information: [email protected]

Anna Ketopaikka will have a reggaeton workshop for beginners at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Saturday, the 2nd of October 2021 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min). This workshop is especially meant for those who do not have any previous experience in reggaeton. Now it is a great time to find a new hobby, so welcome to join our reggaeton workshop.

Sign up 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].

Attention! We do not refund the money if you cannot come to the workshop. In case of illness, you can get a gift card to our studio with the amount of the workshop when providing a valid medical certificate.

Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs and streets, 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.

The workshop is instructed by the founder of Dance Studio Flama, Anna Ketopaikka. Anna has danced reggaeton for more than ten years.

More information: [email protected]

This Saturday, the 24th of August, Elina Valtonen will have her amazing workshops at Flama.

Schedule on Saturday, the 24th of August
11.00–12.30 Dance Technique, open level (90 min)
12.45–14.00 Sexy Reggaeton, intermediate level (75 min)
14.15–15.30 Caribbean Party, beginners / open level (75 min)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
90 min workshop (Dance technique): 18 €
75 min workshop (Caribbean Party, Sexy Reggaeton): 15 €

REGISTRATION
– Purchase Dance Technique workshop from here: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/elina-valtosen-tanssitekniikka-workshop/
– Purchase Sexy Reggaeton -workshop from here: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/elina-valtosen-sexy-reggaeton-workshop/
– Purchase Caribbean Party workshop from here: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/elina-valtosen-caribbean-workshop/

DANCE TECHNIQUE

SEXY REGGAETON
Reggaeton is a genre of music and dance originating from Cuba and Puerto Rico and it is nowadays the most popular dance style in South and Mid America, especially among the youth. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythm and playing with isolation.

CARIBBEAN PARTY
Caribbean Party Class offers a party in the Caribbean style! We will enjoy Caribbean music and body movements of soca, dancehall, salsa, reggaeton etc. We will turn the music on, set all the worries aside and just let the rhythm take us along. In the beginning of the class, we will mainly have series of steps straight to the music, after which we will create a longer choreography towards the end of the class. This class will certainly make you sweat!

WHO IS ELINA VALTONEN?
Elina has worked as a dance artist in ten different countries. Most recently, she worked for one and a half years in an Afro-Caribbean contemporary dance company in Canada. Alongside North America, she has also been able to tour the Caribbean. As a result, multiculturalism is one of the greatest sources of her inspiration and Elina loves holistic, sweaty and animal dance. Her passion is to combine Afro and Western body movements.
Elina is, in her own words, “passionate about sharing the liberating message of the dance that directs us towards the truth”.

More information: [email protected]

Esner Robaina’s energetic Reggaeton & Street Salsa Workshops at Dance Studio Flama on Sunday, the 4th of August!

The schedule on Sunday, the 4th of August: 11.00–12.15 Reggaeton, intermediate 12.30–13.45 Salsa, intermediate

Prices: 1 workshop (75 min): 16 € 2 workshops: 30 €

More information and sign up for the classes in advance by sending an email to [email protected].

ESNER ROBAINA

Esner Robaina is a Cuban dancer and dance teacher who was grown up with dance and music right from the beginning. Esner has worked as a dancer for example in the dance groups called Los Timberos de Juanelo, Echú Alabbony and Compañia Folklorico JJ. Esner has been performing around Cuba and in other parts of Latin America. He has worked as a dance teacher borth in Havanna and in Finland for many years. Esner is an energetic and compelling teacher whose classes are filled with the joy of dance and learning

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Friday Flama party will be celebrated on Friday, the 8th of February 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! ♥

Would you like to learn to dance hot and speedy reggaeton? This workshop is particularly meant for beginners who does not have any previous experience in reggaeton. The course will be held on Sunday, the 20th of January from 12.00 to 13.30 at Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku.
Price: 17 €

Purchase the course from Flama´s webshop: https://flama.fi/tuote/reggaetonin-alkeet-workshop-su-20-1-2019/

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.