Anna Ketopaikka will have a reggaeton workshop for beginners at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Saturday, the 2nd of October 2021 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min). This workshop is especially meant for those who do not have any previous experience in reggaeton. Now it is a great time to find a new hobby, so welcome to join our reggaeton workshop.

Sign up 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

Attention! We do not refund the money if you cannot come to the workshop. In case of illness, you can get a gift card to our studio with the amount of the workshop when providing a valid medical certificate.

Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs and streets, 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.

The workshop is instructed by the founder of Dance Studio Flama, Anna Ketopaikka. Anna has danced reggaeton for more than ten years.

More information:

After a six-week break, we will reopen our studio next Monday, April 19!

However, some courses, such as Matias and Pinja’s salsa and bachata courses and Eve’s dancehall courses, will not yet continue in April, but in May. Information on the continuation of the courses will be sent to the participants by e-mail.

Register for the classes in advance through our reservation system.

Please cancel your reservation if you cannot make it to the class, so that someone else will get a chance to attend the class instead. You should do it at least six hours before the class starts.

We will continue to limit the number of participants in the classes to maintain safety distances. Please read our safety instructions before entering the studio.

– Wear a face mask in the public areas of the studio, such as the reception and changing rooms. If you wish, you can also use a face mask during exercise.
– Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.
– Don’t come to the studio if you have the slightest symptom of the flu.

We have missed you. You are warmly welcomed to dance!

Do you still have Smartum vouchers or credit on your Edenred card? Take advantage of your sports and cultural benefits and use them for next year’s dance classes before Xmas. At our studio, you can use your benefits for example to purchase a 10 Times Card, to pay for our courses, Spring 2021 Anytime or upcoming workshops. You can pay at our studio with:
  • cash
  • debit and credit cards
  • ePassi / SporttiPassi mobile payment
  • Smartum vouchers and Smartum Pay
  • Tyky vouchers
  • Virikeseteli vouchers
  • Eazybreak
  • Mobile Pay
Come to see us at our studio before Xmas, here are our opening hours:
  • Monday, December 14 at 4pm–9pm
  • Tuesday, December 15 at 4pm–8pm
  • Wednesday, December 16 at 4pm–9pm
  • Thursday, December 17 at 4pm–9pm
  • Friday, December 18–Sunday, December 20: closed
  • Monday, December 21 at 4pm–7pm
  • Tuesday, December 22 at 4pm–7pm
  • Wednesday, December 23–January 1: closed

Let’s make sure that you are dancing with us also next year!

Anna is sick, so on Wednesday, the 21st of August, Bachata Ladies Style class at 17:15–18:15 and Salsa Solo, beginners class at 18:15–19:15 are instructed by Mirka Saali. Unfortunately our Couple Salsa, beginners at 19:15–20:15 and Couple Salsa, intermediate at 20:15–21:15 are exceptionally cancelled as well as Barre at 16:15–17:15. We apologize for these changes.

However, welcome to our Dance at the Castle Socials at 6 – 8 pm to dance couple salsa. We also have an intensive course, Back to Basics – Rehearse the Basics of Couple Salsa, at 4 pm – 6 pm and you can still sign up for that course either as a leader or together with your partner. Sign up by purchasing the course on our webshop.

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

Carlos Camba’s kizomba and semba classes in Turku at Tanssistudio Flama on Tuesday nights during the period of six weeks, between the 3rd of September and the 8th of October.

COUPLE KIZOMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 19.15–20.15, the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. intermediate level, so you should know the basics beforehand

COUPLE SEMBA course (6 h) on Tuesdays at 20.15–21.15 the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th and the 24th of September as well as the 1st and the 8th of October. advanced beginners, you can attend this class also if you have danced kizomba before (kizomba and semba are rather similar)

Register for the courses by sending an email to: You can join the class with or without your own pair.

PRICES: 1 course: 6 classes: 50 € 2 courses (kizomba ja semba), 12 classes 95 € You can pay the course also with Flama’s Anytime- or punch card. Please notice, that the registration is binding for all 6 weeks period, so we will mark 6 classes (or 12 classes) from your card at the first class. Cancellations are possible only in case of illness. The course fee will be paid when you arrive for the first class.

CARLOS CAMBA Carlos Camba is from Angola and he has been teaching kizomba and semba in Finland since 2014. Carlos has studied dancing with several international dance teachers and developed his skills especially in Angola. During his classes, Carlos concentrates on developing basic techniques and body movements, especially the use of the hip. It is important to him that all the knowledge learnt during the classes can be applied to actual social dances.

Carlos finds it important to have a good relationship with his students. Humor blossoms in his classes. He highlights that everyone, who is motivated to learn, is warmly welcome to his classes.

KIZOMBA Kizomba music and dance were created in Angola in early 1980s when zouk, the popular music in the Caribbean, came to Angola and mixed with semba. Kizomba means a partyin Kimbundu language. In its country of origin, it is traditionally danced for example at weddings and at other parties. Kizomba is a social dance that is characterized by a close proximity and the lower body concentrated ginga, the body movement. Similar to tango, leading and following are done with the upper body and less with hands (compared to salsa). After its arrival in Europe, kizomba has developed into new styles, such as urbankizz and kizomba fusion.

SEMBA Semba is a fast-paced, fun couple dance. Semba has a long tradition in Angola, in its country of origin, and it has influenced other genres of music and dance, for example kizomba. The essential characteristics of semba include hooks, low liftings, the leader’s footwork and various tricks. In Dance Studio Flama, we start with the basics of semba and concentrate on the most important aspect: having fun!

Friday Flama party will be celebrated on Friday, the 12th of April from 9 pm to 01.30 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be played late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and we will guarantee that we’re gonna have great time together!

The entrance fee is 8 / 7 € (the cheaper price by showing Flama’s valid punch card or Bailes Cubanos membership card). You can pay it by 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 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.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the best people, music and dances! ♥