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 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!

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.

SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
11.00-13.00 Couple Salsa Beginners 1 (the basics)
13.15-15.15 Couple Salsa Beginners 2 (this class offers you a possibility to develop your couple salsa skills further)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price for 1 workshop (2h): 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:

COUPLE SALSA BEGINNERS 1 11.00-13.00:
– normal price 25 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-1-su-6-1-2019-klo-11-13/
– students/seniors discount price 20 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-1-su-6-1-2019-opisk/

COUPLE SALSA BEGINNERS 2 13.15-15.15 :
– normal price 25 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-2-su-6-1-2019/
– students/seniors discount price 20 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-2-su-6-1-2019-klo-13-15-15-15-opisk/

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!

The end of our second autumn term will be celebrated on Friday, the 14th of December from 9 pm to 2 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be danced late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and the great atmosphere is garanteed! In addition to dancing itself, there will be dance shows as well as Christmas snacks provided.

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 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 parking options nearby.

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

Unfortunately Anna is still sick, so we have to cancel couple salsa classes tomorrow on Sunday, the 28th of October. Tomorrow´s Salsa Ladies Style and Solo Salsa classes will be held by Mirka Saali. We apologize for the changes.

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Course vol. 2
Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Did you get excited about couple salsa and you would like to learn more? This intensive course is meant for those who have taken a beginners’ couple salsa course and know the basic steps of salsa. This course offers you a possibility to develop your couple salsa skills further, so that you can even join the beginners’ couple salsa classes on Sundays for the rest of the year. A new hobby is waiting for you!

In the beginning of the class, we will revise the basics learnt during the first beginners’ couple salsa course and we will continue from there to learn new basic figures in addition to di le que no and enchufla. The course is instructed by Anna Tolppa.

Time: Saturday, the 6th of October from 1 pm to 3 pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi before Wednesday, the 3rd of October.

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.

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

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.

Time: Sunday, the 16th of September from 12 pm to 2 pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)

Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:
– normal price 25 €:
https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-starttikurssi/
– students/seniors discount price 20 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-starttikurssi-su-opiskelija-elakelaisalennuksella/

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! Invite your friends too via our Facebook event.

Wonderful Matias Löyttyniemi will again come to Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, the 8th of September!

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, THE (TH OF SEPTEMBER
at 11:15–12:15 Cuban Rumba, intermediate (Solo class)

at 12:15–13:15 Salsaton, intermediate (Solo class)
– combining the body movements of reggaeton to salsa

at 13:30–15:00 Couple Salsa Styling, intermediate (Pair class)
–  On this class, we will jump into the world of Salsa Styling to make our dance even more cheerful and stylish! We warmly recommend both leaders and followers also to participate in preceding Salsaton class! Basic skills in Couple Salsa required.

REGISTRATION
Sign up for the classes by sending an email to info@flama.fi.
The places for the followers in the Couple Salsa Styling class are full already but leaders are warmly welcome!

PRICES
1 solo class (60 min): 15 €
2 solo classes (2 x 60 min): 25 €
Couple Salsa Styling (1,5 h): 20 €
All classes (3,5 h): 45 €

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!

Eve ‘Jamamin’ Dancehall Queenstyle & Commercial Dance -tiivarit

On Sunday, the 9th of September, Flama will be filled with explosive energy and attitude! Evaleena ‘JaMami’ Vuorenmaa, one of the top names in Finland’s dancehall scene, will come to Flama for Dancehall Queenstyle and Commercial Dance intensive courses!

SCHEDULE, SUNDAY 9TH OF SEPTEMBER
at 11:00–12:30 Commercial Dance, open level
at 12:45–14:15 Dancehall Queen Style, open level

PRICES
1 workshop (1 h 30 min): 25 €
2 workshops (3 hours): 40 €

ATTENTION! Due to the musical and choreographical choices, the age limit for the classes is 16.

Sign up for the intensive courses by purchasing it through our webshop:
– 2 workshops package 40 e: https://flama.fi/tuote/eve-jamamin-tiiviskurssit-su-9-9-commercial-dance-dancehall-queenstyle/
– commercial dance -workshop 25 e: https://flama.fi/tuote/eve-jamamin-commercial-dance-workshop/
– dancehall queenstyle -workshop 25 e: https://flama.fi/tuote/dancehall-queenstyle-workshop/

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

COMMERCIAL DANCE
Commercial Dance is an urban fusion dance that combines techniques of different dance styles and looks for music video inspired bold attitude and show feeling. The class will focus on choreography.

DANCEHALL QUEENSTYLE
Dancehall is a street dance that was born in Jamaica and it continues to develop. During the Dancehall Queenstyle class, we will concentrate on women’s own dance style. Attitude, feminine moves and steps and possibly also acrobatics will be involved. Bring a water bottle and knee pads or leg warmers to the class to protect your knees.

JAMAMI

Evaleena ”JaMami” Vuorenmaa has been teaching street and show dances for over 15 years. At the moment, she teaches weekly classes in four different dance schools in Tampere, Ylöjärvi and Jyväskylä. She also gives intensive courses regularly around the country. Evaleena is one of the leading Dancehall teachers in Finland. She finds her self-development extremely important and that is why she participates in intensive courses and private classes given by top teachers both in Finland and abroad. Eve wants to stay up-to-date to offer only the best for her students. There are not many significant DH dancers or teachers that have not been teaching Evaleena yet. Evaleena has currently two performing and competing dancehall groups called JaMam’s Cats sekä Rumble Squad.

Tonight on Friday, the 24th of August, we will have the first socials, aka free dancing, of the autumn term from 8 pm to 12 pm. Please welcome to have fund, enjoying dancing, great music and friends in a relaxed atmosphere!  The playlist includes salsa, bachata and kizomba.

Entrance fee: 5 € (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.

Invite your friends also via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834760019922961/.

There will be more free dancing also on Sunday, when the last Dance at the Castle of this summer takes place at Turku Castle Linnanpuisto. The park dances and Latin-Afro Socials are held on Sunday, the 26th of August from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The dance class is held from 5 pm to 6 pm, and this time we will have pair kizomba. The class is suitable for the beginners, so everyone is more than welcome to join. You can participate in the class either with your own pair or without and the class costs 5 €. You can pay it by card or cash, and the instructors of the class are Carlos Camba and Ida Koho who are teaching both kizomba and semba at Dance Studio Flama.

After the dance class, there will be free dancing from 6 pm to 8 pm with Latin-Afro rhythms. We will have salsa, bachata and kizomba at least. These socials are open for everyone and they are free of charge.

If the weather does not look that good, we will have the dance class and the socials inside of Dance Studio Flama instead. Otherwise the location is on the harbour side of Turku Castle where you can get easily with the bus number 1.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the end of August with us! Ask your friends to join too via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/190719248243238/.

Would you like to learn to dance hot and speedy reggaeton? How about lovely salsa or sensual bachata?

These intensive beginners’ workshops are especially meant for new beginners who do not have any previous experience of these dance styles. The classes are held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Saturday, the 25th of August. The classes are meant for everyone, regardless of sex or age.

Schedule on Saturday, the 25th of August:
12:00–13:15 Reggaeton, beginners (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Salsa Solo, beginners (75 min)
15:00–16:15 Bachata Solo, beginners (75 min)

Prices:
1 workshop: 15 € / 12 € (students, seniors)
2 workshops: 25 € / 22 € (students, seniors)
3 workshops: 35 € / 30 € (students, seniors)

Sign up for the classes by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

REGGAETON
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.

SOOLOSALSA
Salsa Solo Beginners’ Class takes you to the rhythm of salsa and we will go through basic steps and technique of salsa, body movements and rhythmics.

SOOLOBACHATA
Bachata is a sensual Latin dance that comes originally from the Dominican Republic. During the class, we will concentrate on footwork, feminine hand and arm lines as well as body language.

The workshops are held by the founder of Dance Studio Flama, Anna Tolppa. Anna fell in love with dancing early. She started with classical ballet at the age of five and continued her dance studies also with jazz and show dance in her childhood and adolescence. Since 2010, she has concentrated on Latin dance. She trained to become a salsa instructor under the direction of a Cuban dance teacher, Ramón Silverio.