Would you like to start a new hobby? How about twerk? Next week on Thursday, the 14th of April, we will start a new twerk course for beginners here at Dance Studio Flama. The course consists of nine sessions and the classes are held on Thursdays from the 14th of April to the 9th of June at 17:15–18:10. The course is instructed by Meri Niemi.

If you are not able to participate in this course, no worries. We do have other twerk classes available and you can find different options here in a nutshell.

Meri’s new Twerk with Heels course starts on this Thursday, the 24th of March, so now it is the right time to sign up. Welcome to join improve your twerk skills with heels!

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Thursdays, the 24th of March–the 28th of April 2022 at 19:15–20:10

The course is instructed by Meri Niemi.

Level: intermediate

Price: 70 €

The course fee includes 6 x 55 min sessions.

Sign up for the course by purchasing it from our webshop.

Attention! With Spring 2022 Anytime card, you will get to the course without any additional fees. In that case, register by sending an email to [email protected].

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].

You can participate in the class with your own sturdy heels or you can dance without heels. It is useful to know some basic techniques of twerk prior to attend this class. However, previous twerking experience is not necessary, but it would be good to have some previous dance experience.

Twerk classes are meant for over 16-year-olds, and you need your own knee pads for this course.

The twerk, which has gained great popularity in the world, focuses on the movements of the pelvic area. Twerk has its roots in various African American and African dances, including mapouka, baikoko, niko and chakacha. With slavery, the dances associated with the cultural traditions of different countries, cultures, and tribes in Africa have become mixed, and the roots of the twerk cannot be associated with the dances of just one region or cultural heritage. The concept of Twerk was introduced in the late 80’s, e.g. in the context of the bounce hiphop trend in New Orleans.

More information about our course: [email protected]

Meri Niemi’s Twerk Workshops will be held at Flama tomorrow on Saturday, the 19th of March!

Schedule for Saturday, March 19
13.00–14.15 Twerk Basics open level (a technique-focused workshop that also includes a short choreography), 75 min
14.30–15.45 Twerk with Heels, intermediate (twerking with high heels), 75 min

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop:
Twerk with Heels, 17 €

Twerk Basics workshop is already full, but there are still places for our Twerk with Heels workshop, also without pre-registration.

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)

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

The twerk, which has gained great popularity in the world, focuses on the movements of the pelvic area. Twerk has its roots in various African American and African dances, including mapouka, baikoko, niko and chakacha. With slavery, the dances associated with the cultural traditions of different countries, cultures, and tribes in Africa have become mixed, and the roots of the twerk cannot be associated with the dances of just one region or cultural heritage. The concept of Twerk was introduced in the late 80’s, e.g. in the context of the bounce hip hop trend in New Orleans.

Twerk workshop is meant for over 16-year-olds.

Knee pads are needed during the classes, so please bring your own ones with you!

More information: [email protected]

Come to twerk and dance reggaeton before Christmas!

Meri Niemi’s twerk and reggaeton workshops at Flama on Tuesday the 21th of December.

Timetable Tuesday 21.12.2021
17:00–18:15 Twerk, open level (75 min)
18:30–19:45 Reggaeton, open level (75 min)

Place: Tanssistudio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)

Teacher Meri Niemi.

You can join the workshop by buing it from our webshop:
– Twerk, 17 €
– Reggaeton, 17 €

More info: [email protected]

Rock your booty! Salla Siniranta’s Metal Booty Queen workshop at Flama on Saturday the 2nd of October. In this workshop you get to shake your booty to the beat of hard rock and metal music. If you enjoy twerk and heavier music, this workshop is for you!

 Time: Sat the 2nd of October at 14:00–15:45 pm
Place: Tanssistudio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Teacher: Salla Siniranta
Price: 18 €

Buy the workshop from 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

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.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]!

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.