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]

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]

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!

Tomorrow on Tuesday, the 20th of August, we will have some changes in our weekly schedule. Because Anna is not feeling well, her Body Maintenance and Stretching class at 10:00–11:00 will be cancelled and Salsa Ladies Style class will be exceptionally instructed by Mirka Saali.

Twerk for Beginners class at 16:15–17:15 will be instructed by Emilia Söderholm both tomorrow and next week on Tuesday, the 27th of August. We apologize for the changes. Welcome to enjoy the joy of dance in all of our classes tomorrow:

Tuesday, the 20th of August

16:15–17:15 Twerk, beginners – Emilia

17:15–18:15 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate – Mirka

18:15–19:15 Commercial Dance, beginners – Pauliina

19:15–20:15 Heels, intermediate – Pauliina

20:15–21:15 Contemporary Dance, open level – Pauliina

This Sunday, the 11th of August, we will dance salsa at Dance Studio Flama!

Schedule, Sunday the 11th of August 15.00–16.15 Solo Salsa, beginners 16.30–17.45 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate

  Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku Teacher: Anna Tolppa Price: 13 € per class  

Register for the workshop bu purchasing it from our webshop: – Salsa Solo: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/soolosalsan-alkeet-su-11-8/ – Salsa Ladies Style: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/salsa-ladies-style-workshop-11-8/

If you have our Anytime card, you can join these classes without extra charges.

Welcome to dance salsa with us!