Welcome to have fun with Salla and Mirka on Saturday, the 18th of September! The theme is 90s, so wear the coolest clothes from that era and come to party with us!

There will be two different workshops:

at 12:00–13:15 Rhythm is a Dancer
Commercial Dance Workshop, instructed by Salla Siniranta, open level
During the workshop, we will work on a choreography to Snap!’s song “Rhythm is a Dancer”.

at 13:30–14:45 Erotica
Show Burlesque Workshop, instructed by Mirka Saali, open level
During the workshop, we will work on a choreography to Madonna’s song “Erotica”.

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:

– Rhytm is a dancer, 15 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/rhythm-is-a-dancer/
– Erotica, 15 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/erotica/

If you want to pay for the workshop with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

More information: info@flama.fi

A dance weekend full of feminine energy! Between the 29th and the 30th of August, Dance studio Flama will be filled with friskiness and sensuality. Come to have fun by dancing at Ladies Weekend!

SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 29
11:00–12:00 Salsa Ladies Style, open level – Anna
12:00–13:00 Bachata Ladies Style, open level – Pinja
13:15–14:15 Sensual Reggaeton, open level – Pinja

14:15–15:15 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate – Pinja
14:15–15:15 Bootylicious Twerk Special, open level – Meri
15:30–16:30 Heels, open level – Pauliina

Sunday, August 30
12:00–13:00 Show Burlesque, open level – Lotta
13:00–14:00 Dancehall Queenstyle, open level – Oona
14:00–15:00 Flawless Diva, open level – Meri

All the classes are open level classes, except for Pinja’s Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate. The open level means that anyone can participate in the class but prior knowledge in some dance style is recommended. However, you do not need to have previous knowledge in the dance style in question. If you have danced something, no matter what, you are welcome to join.

PRICES
1 workshop: 12 €
Full pass (all the classes included): 85 €

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them at our webshop:
Full pass (all classes included)

Workshops separately:
Salsa Ladies Style
Bachata Ladies Style

Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate
Sensual Reggaeton
Bootylicious Twerk Special
Dancehall Queenstyle
Show Burlesque
Heels
Flawless Diva

SALSA LADIES STYLE
Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of Cuban 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!

BACHATA LADIES STYLE
Bachata is a sensual Latin dance that comes originally from the Dominican Republic. During the class, we will concentrate on footwork, the technique of hand and arm lines as well as body movements and rhythmic.

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.

BOOTYLICIOUS
Bootylicious class is all about booty shaking. This class has the full speed, from the beginning to the end, so great sweat guaranteed! Bring your knee pads or leg warmers with you to protect your knees. ATTENTION! The workshop is meant for over 15-year-olds.

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 will be involved. Bring a water bottle and knee pads or leg warmers to the class to protect your knees.

SHOW BURLESQUE
Show Burlesque combines show dance and burlesque with charming seduction and flirtation. You can dance with your socks or toe pads, we do not recommend you to wear any dance sneakers during the class. If you have sensitive knees, it is a good idea to bring your own knee pads or leg warmers with you, because some movements might include floorwork.

HEELS
Show Heels class takes you to the super feminine world of show dance! The classes influenced by the esthetics of music videos make you feel like Beyoncé of your own life! The class introduces you to show dance with heels. Come to have fun and bring your own heels with you to the class. Of course, it is possible to dance without the heels as well.

FLAWLESS DIVA
The class is built around a feminine choreography that is full of self-confidence and sensual body movements combined with accents. This is the place to let your inner diva loose!

TEACHERS

ANNA TOLPPA
Anna is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and a Latin dance teacher. 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.

MERI NIEMI
Flama’s own TwerkMama Meri is such an energy bomb and she has dance experience in a vide range of different dance styles. In the recent years, the love of her life has been twerk that is also nowadays her primary dance style. In twerk, Meri is fascinated by its physicality, roughness and challenging techniques. According to her, the best thing in twerk is that it allows one to do an extremely hard workout and simultaneously praise one’s own body. Meri thinks that the best thing in her classes is absolutely to see how people go beyond themselves and do something they could not even believed to be possible.

PINJA SIMOLA

Pinja has been dancing competitive and Latin dances passionately, both solo and couple dances, all her life. Nowadays, she actively develops her dance skills abroad, for example by participating in the teaching of the world’s most famous Latin dance professionals. Pinja teaches bachata, reggaeton and salsa around Finland and also outside the country alone or with her partner. Especially her Bachata Ladies’ Styling classes have gained great popularity.

OONA VARINOWSKI
Oona started dancing with salsa and other Cuban dances. Later she continued with Kizomba, Urban Kiz and Dancehall. Oona also educates herself continuously by going to Jamaican and European Dancehall teachers’ classes and visiting Jamaica to train. Besides, Oona’s university thesis was about Dancehall.

LOTTA LÄHTEENMÄKI

PAULIINA LATVA
Pauliina is a versatile and strong dancer and also a physiotherapy student and a personal trainer. She has been working as a dancer on a wide scale, performing both in Finland and abroad, for example in New York, Barcelona, Stockholm and Tallinn. She has danced as a background dancer for different artists, featured music videos, made commercials and danced in the opera. As a dance teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined.

More information about the dance weekend and the workshops: info@flama.fi

On Saturday, the 10th of August, Dance Studio Flama will be filled with glamour and style when Mirka Saali and Juulia Niemi have their Show Burlesque and Musical Dance Workshops!

Saturday, August 10
11:30–13:00 Show Burlesque, intermediate level – Mirka
13:15–14:45 Musical Dance, intermediate – Juulia

Prices
One workshop (90 min): 17 €
Both workshops (2 x 90 min): 30 €

SIGN UP for the classes by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

SHOW BURLESQUE
Show Burlesque combines show dance and burlesque with charming seduction and flirtation. You can dance with your socks, toe pads or high heels, we do not recommend you to wear any dance sneakers during the class. Normal flexible clothes are good, but you are more than welcome to wear something around given themes (for example fishnet tights). If you have sensible knees, it is a good idea to bring your own knee pads or leg warmers with you, because sometimes the movements include floorwork.

MUSICAL DANCE
Musical Dance classes draws inspiration from the world of film and stage musicals. During the class, we will especially practice expression and storytelling by dancing. The class is particularly for those who already have some previous experience in dancing and want to develop their performing skills further.

MIRKA SAALI
Mirka has a long history of different dance styles, so none of her Show Burlesque classes are identical. Years of experience is reflected in insightful and skilled choreographies that have been inspired inter alia by broadway, competitive dances and Latin dances.

As a teacher, Mirka is compelling and purposeful but still easy-going. There is always a cheerful atmosphere in the classes.

Miss Cherry ChaCha aka Mirka is also one of the dancers and choreographers of the glamGRLS’n’pantyHOES Show Burlesque dance group.

JUULIA NIEMI
Juulia is a professional sports instructor and sports massage therapist and she has several years of experience in instructing different groups. Dance classes as well as body maintenance are particularly close to her heart.

Dancing and performing have always been part of Juulia’s life in the form of theater, aesthetic group gymnastics, show dance, contemporary dance, jazz dance, Latin dances and latest show burlesque in a group called the glamGRLS`n`pantyHOES here in Turku.

Relaxed atmosphere, bold expression, letting it go, doing it to the full and physicality describe well her classes.

More information: info@flama.fi