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! 🙂

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]

Welcome to dance salsa, bachata and kizomba in a relaxed atmosphere with lovely people!

Social dancing night on Friday, the 1st of October at 20.30–23.30 at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).

Entrance fee: 7 € (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]

Couple Salsa for 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 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. Thursday 20.8.2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €
Teacher: Anna Tolppa

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 don´t have you own partner, send us an email: [email protected] and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the course.

Register for the course by purchasing it at our webshop.

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! 🙂

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 [email protected] and please tell with whom you will dance as a pair.

The workshops are held by the founder of Flama, Anna Tolppa.

Price:
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: [email protected]

Today on Thursday, the 26th of March, we will continue with salsa and bachata at Flama’s online classes. Stay tuned and click yourself into our Facebook Live Stream and dance with us at home!

Schedule for online classes tonight:

18:00 Salsa Solo for Advanced Beginners with Anna (45 min)
19:00 Solo Bachata Beginners with Anna (45 min)

These classes are free of cost but if you want to support us, you can voluntarily pay for the classes via our webshop.

The price for a single class is 5 €. If you want to pay with Smartum Mobile or E-Pass or Edenred Mobile, you can accomplish the payment at your home. Type Tanssistudio Flama to Search Field and enter the total of 5 €.

We are currently planning and improving our online classes, so we would love to hear your ideas, wishes and opinions! Send your ideas or feedback to [email protected] or via Flama’s Facebook or Instagram!

Let’s enjoy dancing in our living rooms! 

 

Matias Löyttyniemi’s Intensive Courses at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, November 16!

Schedule on Saturday, the 16th of November
11:30–12:45 Cuban Rumba (guaguancó), foundations, solo class 75 min
13:00–14:15 Salsa Solo Styling, intermediate 75 min
14:30–16:30 Couple Salsa Styling, intermediate 2 h

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those on our webshop:
Cuban Rumba, foundations 15 €
Salsa Solo Styling 18 €
Couple Salsa Styling 25 €

You can register for the couple salsa class with or without your own pair. At the moment, there are no more places for the followers registering without their own pair but one can sign up together with a partner or as a leader. There will be continuous rotation of the partners in the class.

Salsa Styling Classes
During these classes, we will jump into the world of salsa styling to make our dance even more cheerful and stylish! During the solo class, we will concentrate on our own solo dancing and technique, while during the second class our new knowledge will be applied to couple salsa dancing. We warmly recommend both leaders and followers to participate in both of the classes! If you know the basics of salsa, you are more than welcome to join.

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: [email protected]

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

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those on our webshop:
– Solo Salsa con Rumba 15 €: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/loyttyniemen-soolosalsa-con-rumba/
– Couple Salsa con Rumba 18 €: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/matias-loyttyniemen-parisalsa-con-rumba/
– Couple Son 25 €: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/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 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: [email protected]

On Saturday, the 28th of September, we will dance salsa at Dance Studio Flama!

Schedule on Saturday, August 28 11.00–12.00 Salsa Solo, beginners (60 min) 12.00–13.30 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku Teacher: Anna Tolppa

Prices and registration: Register for the workshop bu purchasing it on our webshop: – Salsa Solo (60 min) 12 €: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/en/tuote/salsa-solo-for-beginners-workshop/ – Salsa Ladies Style (90 min) 16 €: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/en/tuote/salsa-ladies-style-workshop-28/

With Flama’s Autumn Anytime card you can attend these classes without separate course fee. In that case, register for the workshops by sending an email to [email protected].

Beginners’ Salsa Solo class takes you to the world of salsa rhythms. During the class, you will get familiar with the basic steps of salsa and we will learn about technique, body movements and rhythmics. This class is suitable for everyone, no prior salsa experience is needed!

Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself lose in all the sensuality! During the ladies styling class, you can dance with dancing heels or other dance shoes. The class is meant for those who are already familiar with the basics of salsa solo.

Anna Tolppa Anna is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and she instructs inter alia Solo and Couple Salsa and Reggaeton classes. 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.

Welcome to dance salsa with us!