Salsa Ladies Style Workshop, October 1

Anna Ketopaikka’s Salsa Ladies Style Workshop at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, the 1st of October

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.

Time: Saturday, the 1st of October 2022 at 12:00–13:30
Place: Flama Linnankatu (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)
Level: intermediate
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Price: 20 €
Purchase your ticket here.

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

Couple Salsa Workshop for Beginners, October 1

This course is a follow-up of the couple salsa intensive workshop for beginners. The course is suitable for those who have participated the beginners’ couple salsa workshop before and want to revise the very basics of couple salsa and to learn something new as well.

Time: on Saturday, the 1st of October 2022 at 13:45–15:45
The course is held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku).
Price: 25 € / person
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka

Purchase your ticket here.

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

Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in the beginning of November with their Cross Body Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops. These workshops take place both on Saturday, the 3rd of November and on Sunday, the 4th of November, and the schedule looks like the following:

Saturday, November 3
11:30–13:00 Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1
13:15–15:15 Cross Body Salsa, foundations 2
15:30–16:30 Salsa Ladies Style, open level

Sunday, November 4
11:30–14:00 Sensual Bachata, intermediate


Solo class (60 min): 15€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1 (1,5h): 25€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 2 (2h): 30€
Cross Body Salsa, foundations 1 & foundations 2 (3,5h): 50€
Sensual Bachata, intermediate (2,5h): 40€

The Cross Body Salsa classes are especially meant for those who have some previous experience in Cuban Salsa (Casino) and they want to expand their dance knowledge with a new style.

Sign up for the classes by email: [email protected]. The places for the bachata followers have already been taken but you can still sign up for Sensual Bachata with your own pair or as a leader.

ATTENTION! The registration is binding! You can cancel your registration for free, if you do it at least 48 hours before the class will take place. After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.


Johanna and Omar are versatile and experienced dancers and teachers and they teach i.a. bachata, cha cha, kizomba and salsa together. Through their I Dance Helsinki -organization, Omar and Johanna have long been building the Afro-Latin scene in Helsinki by teaching, bringing foreign artists to Finland and arranging festivals and parties in a weekly basis.

Johanna has danced several different dance styles. Johanna won Salsa European Championship in 2010, so she has a lot of knowledge about dance technique and that knowledge she wants to share with her students. As a teacher, she is known for her demanding but encouraging and clear teaching.

Omar’s dancing career has begun with ballroom dance, but it changed later to Afro-Latin dances. Omar’s strengths are musicality as well as his smooth and clear lead. He encourages and provides tools for each individual student’s progress and improvement.

For Omar and Johanna, it is important that everything learnt during the classes can be applied in a social dance setting. They emphasize the importance of leading and following as well as the learning of the basics, not forgetting musicality. Above all, dancing should be fun and feel good.

“Our main focus is that you learn, while having fun! 🙂 We provide clear instruction and we focus on each and everyone’s development individually. Our training focuses on giving you the tools to become the social dancer everyone wants to dance with at the parties!
At the courses you’ll learn technique, musicality, body awareness & movement and patterns for social dancing. In these classes you’ll learn how to lead & follow new  moves smoothly and make them comfortable & easy for you and your partner, with gracious style! All the moves are for social dancing, so don’t expect long show choreo routines.”

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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)

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 [email protected].

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.

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.

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.