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]

Salsa Ladies Style Project is a five-sessions-long Cuban Salsa Ladies Style intensive course, where we will practise one longer choreography. The participants of this course can perform the choreography at Flama’s End of Spring Season Party, and we will also film the choreography at the end of the course.

The trainings will take place at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).

The course consists of five 75 minutes sessions, which will be held on the following Saturdays at 11:30–12:45: the 14th of May, the 21st of May, the 28th of May, the 4th of June and the 11th of June 2022.

The teacher of this course is Anna Ketopaikka.

Level is intermediate/advanced, so you should have previous salsa dancing experience.

Price: 79 €

Sign up for the course 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! This course is not included in our Spring 2022 Anytime, so it should be purchased separately.

Anna Ketopaikka is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and she has concentrated on Caribbean dances for over ten years.

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. Before opening her own dance studio, Anna has taught dance classes for example in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, CampusSport, ANNAsport, Naantali Adult Education Center, HaNi-Halli and various events. She graduated from the Humak University of Applied Sciences as Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Cultural Management) and from the University of Turku as Bachelor of Arts.

More information: [email protected]

Welcome to Anna Ketopaikka’s Salsa Ladies Style Workshop at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, the 7th of May 2022!

Time: Saturday, the 7th of May 2022 at 11:30–13:00
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Level: intermediate
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Price: 20 €

During our Salsa Ladies Style Workshop, you can enjoy amazing, feminine body movements and musical interpretation of Cuban Salsa. In addition to salsa movements and techniques, the workshop focuses on the feminine lines of the hands. The workshop is suitable for those who have already danced salsa in the past.

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

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

Anna Ketopaikka is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and she has concentrated on Caribbean dances for over ten years.

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. Before opening her own dance studio, Anna has taught dance classes for example in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, CampusSport, ANNAsport, Naantali Adult Education Center, HaNi-Halli and various events. She graduated from the Humak University of Applied Sciences as Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Cultural Management) and from the University of Turku as Bachelor of Arts.

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]flama.fi

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 2nd of April 2022, at 12:00–14:00 (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 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!

More information: [email protected]

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]

Salsa & Son Workshops by Roberto La Rosa Martinez at Flama on Saturday, March 5

On Saturday, the 5th of March, we will have a visiting Cuban dance teacher, Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez, at Flama.  Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez. Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez is a Cuban dancer and dance teacher whose sunny classes are full of joy and positive energy cannot be avoided! Robe combines his uncompromising professionalism with his own true love of dance and teaching and confidence in finding one’s own dance style and – most importantly – the joy of dance.

Schedule for Saturday, the 5th of March 2022
12:00–13:00 Salsa con Afro (solo class), intermediate 15 €
13:15–14:15 Son (soolotunti), intermediate 15 €
14:30–15:45 Couple Salsa, intermediate (75 min), 18 €/person

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Level: The classes are suitable for intermediate salsa dancers.

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].

More information about the workshop: [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 26th of February 2022, at 12:00–14:00 (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka

ATTENTION! The follower spots for these workshops are already full! There is only space for leaders and couples. However, you can be informed about possible cancellations by sending us an email to [email protected].

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 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!

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]