Twerk for Dummies, Twerk Workshop for Beginners

On Saturday, the 11th of July, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the workshop is Meri Niemi.

What: Twerk Workshop for Beginners
Where: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)
When: Saturday, the 11th of July 2020, at 12.00–13.30 (90 min)
Price: 21 €

Register for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.

Twerk for Beginners is a workshop filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

You do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 16-year-olds.

If you have any questions email to info@flama.fi.

MERI NIEMI
Dance has taken Meri all over the place: it all started with Loimaan Naisvoimistelijat and their annual spring performances and through both national and international basketball leagues, she finally made her way to Twerk Finnish National Championships. Meri has dance experience in show dance, hip hop, Cuban dances as well as some ballet but in 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. In addition to twerk, Meri’s heart is also taken by Dancehall Queenstyle and Latin dances. However, you can find Meri in any dance classes, since her training policy says that different dance styles let one develop into a versatile dancer, and each dance style can provide something new to one’s own style.

As a teacher, Meri is a relaxed type, but she urges and encourages her students always to do their best. Her classes are filled with laughter and humor – not forgetting hard training. 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. Everyone can come to the classes just the way they are, regardless of the size of the butt.

At Flama, Meri works as a twerk teacher and dancesand leads in the dance studio’s Bouncy Crew.

Attention! Twerk classes are meant for over 16-year-olds.

On Tuesday, the 17th of December, we will twerk with Emilia!

Schedule for Tuesday, the 17th of December 2019
18.00–19.00 TwerkOut! open level
19.00–20.00 Twerk, open level (choreo workshop)

Prices and registration:
10 € per class or a marking with Flama card
9 € with a student card

Reserve your place to these classes through our reservation system: https://flama.fi/en/reservations/

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

Twerk workshop for beginners

On Saturday, the 17th of August, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the workshop is Meri Niemi.

At 11.00–12.30 Bootylicious! – twerk workshop for beginners
Bootylicious is a class filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

You do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Price: 20 euros

Reserve your place for the class by purchasing it from our webshop:
https://flama.fi/tuote/twerkin-alkeiskurssi-la-17-8/

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 15-year-olds.

If you have any questions email to info@flama.fi.

Twerk workshop for beginners

On Sunday, the 21st of July, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the workshop is Meri Niemi.

At 15.00–16.30 Bootylicious! – twerk workshop for beginners
Bootylicious is a class filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

You do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Price: 20 euros

Reserve your place for the class by purchasing it from our webshop:
https://flama.fi/tuote/twerkin-alkeiskurssi-21-7/

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 15-year-olds.

If you have any questions email to info@flama.fi.

This year traditional midsummer dances will be replaced by twerk! No matter if it is even hailing outside, the heat of midsummer is guaranteed at Dance studio Flama!

On Sunday, the 23th of June, we will get our butts going with Flama’s TwerkMama Meri between 5 pm and 6.30 pm! Come and let it twerk after midsummer celebrations!

Sign up for Midsummer Twerk by sending an email to info@flama.fi!

Time: Sunday, the 23the of June 2019 at 17–18.30 (1,5 h) Level: open, so EVERYONE is welcome to join Price: 20 € (this is also included to Flama’s Summer Anytime (3 months), so you can also join this workshop without any extra charge)

It is recommended to take your knee pads with you to the class.

Attention! The twerk class is meant for over 16-year-olds.

On Saturday, the 12th of January, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the classes is Meri Niemi.

There will be two energetic classes on offer:

At 11.00–12.30 Bootylicious! – twerk techniques, no choreo (1,5 hours) SOLD OUT
Bootylicious is a class filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking without any choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

This Bootylicious! – twerk techniques class is sold out. Reserve your place in the queue at info@flama.fi.

At 12.45–13.45 TWERK choreo (1 hour)
The class is built around learning a fun choreography that does not leave anyone cold! The choreo includes many basic techniques.

Both classes are on the beginner level, so you do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Prices and registration:

– Only choreo workshop (1h): 15 € > purchase from here: https://flama.fi/tuote/twerkin-alkeiskurssi-twerk-choreo-workshop/

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 15-year-olds.

If you have any questions email to info@flama.fi.

Joulukuussa saamme upean Monse Villarroelin vierailulle Turkuun! Twerkin hallitseva suomenmestari tulee pitämään Flamaan kaksi loistavaa tiiviskurssituntia lauantaina 8. joulukuuta.

Aikataulu la 8.12.
13.00–14.30 Twerk Freestyle / akrobatia, avoin taso
14.45–16.15 Twerk Choreo, keskitaso

Hinta:
25€ / 90 min workshop
40€ / 2 x 90 min workshops

Lunasta paikkasi tiiviskurssille ostamalla tuotteet nettikaupastamme. Paikkoja rajoitetusta, joten toimi nopeasti!

Twerk Freestyle / akrobatia:
https://flama.fi/tuote/monse-villarroel-twerk-freestyle/
Twerk Choreo:
https://flama.fi/tuote/monse-villarroel-twerk-choreo/
Twerk Freestyle / akrobatia + Twerk Choreo:
https://flama.fi/tuote/monse-villarroel-twerk-freestyle-and-twerk-choreo/

Twerk Freestyle / akrobatia
Tällä tunnilla päästään irrottelemaan ja kokeilemaan omia rajoja twerkin, improvisaation ja akrobatian parissa. Tunnilla yhdistellään eri tanssilajeja ja -tekniikoita, kuunnellaan omaa kehoa ja tutkiskellaan liikkeiden lähtökohtia. Näillä työkaluilla pyritään löytämään ja kehittämään omaa tanssityyliä ja jos intoa löytyy, tunnilla voidaan tehdä myös twerk freestyle battlejä. Lopputunnista pääsemme kokeilemaan erilaisia akrobatiaharjoituksia, joita yhdistelemme twerkkiin. Tavoitteena on jatkuva, sulava liike, ilman suurempia taukoja. Tällä tunnilla tarvitaan polvisuojat, joten pakkaa omasi tai vaihtoehtoisesti säärystimet mukaasi.

Twerk Choreo
Tällä tunnilla pääsemme eteenpäin musikaalisuudessa ja työstämme Monsen kehittämää tekniikkaa, joka sisältää muutamia uusia liikkeitä. Tunnin lopussa teemme koregrafian, jossa yhdistellään ensimmäiseltä tunnilta tuttuja harjoitteita. Luvassa siis haastavaa tekniikkaa ja akrobatiaa. Tällekin tunnille tarvitaan polvisuojat, joten pakkaa omasi tai vaihtoehtoisesti säärystimet mukaasi. Kaikki, jotka haluavat haastaa itsensä, ovat tervetulleita tunnille!

Monse Villarroel
Monse on 22-vuotias tanssija, joka opiskelee Kuopion ammattikorkeakoulussa tanssinopettajaksi. Monse aloitti tanssimisen varsinaisesti 16-vuotiaana, jolloin hän innostui dancehallista Eve ‘JaMami’n vieraillessa ensimmäistä kertaa Vaasassa. Innostus ja rakkaus erilaisiin street-lajeihin, kuten commercial danceen, reggaetoniin, street freestyleen ja twerkkiin, sai tuolloin alkunsa. Monse voitti vuonna 2016 twerkin SM-kisat, Pro Twerk -kisan sekä Reggaeton-kisan. Tämän ansioista hän on päässyt matkustamaan ympäri Suomea ja pitämään workshoppeja sekä tanssikeikkoja yksin ja Baddes Dolls -ryhmänsä kanssa. Tällä hetkellä Monse kehittelee jazzin, nykytanssin sekä baletin tekniikoita. Monse voitti vuoden 2018 twerkin SM-kisat, joten hän on hallitseva suomenmestari ja myös ainut kaksinkertainen suomenmestari twerkissä. Ensi vuonna 2019 hän lähtee kisaamaan maailmanmestaruudesta Madridiin. Monse tykkää jakaan kaiken oppimansa ja nähdä tanssijoiden kehittyvän ja tekevän kovaa työtä. Hän kehoittaa tanssijoita laittamaan silmät kiinni ja nauttimaan musiikista. Tanssia ja musiikkia rakastava Monse innostaa ja haluaa inspiroida kaikkia saavuttamaan unelmansa.