Welcome to the amazing world of rueda! In rueda de casino, couple salsa is danced in one big ring, and the dance partner will be changed continuously.

During the workshop, we will go through the basics of rueda and then we will enjoy it together! Towards the end of the workshop, leaders will also be able to practice how they can get rueda in full swing.

Saturday, the 21st of May 2022 at 13:00–16:00

Teacher: Matias Löyttyniemi
Level: The workshop is suitable for those who already know the basics of couple salsa (you have been dancing couple salsa actively at least 6 months).
Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84)
Price: 42 € / person

Sign up by purchasing the workshop from our webshop.

There are places for leaders and pairs. Followers without their own pair, please contact us first by email: [email protected].

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

Matias is a popular dance teacher who emphasizes the joy of dance and musical interpretation. He has taught dancing over ten years in different dance studios around Finland. As a dance teacher, he wants to make sure that people get the idea and the right technique of dancing, because that is only when dancing can be enjoyed in full swing!

More information about Matias:
www.timbero.fi

More information about the workshop: [email protected]

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Hanna Heinonen’s Flow Dance & Gong Workshop at Flama on Sunday, the 29th of May.

Time: Sunday, the 29th of May 2022 at 11:15–12:45
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku
Price: 20 €

Sig up by purchasing the workshop from our webshop.

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

Hanna Heinonen is a personal trainer, a trained masseur, an occupational therapist as well as a group exercise, FAF’s Fascial and BASI pilates instructor. Hanna found the joy of dance at the age of 14, when she started oriental dance. Ever since she has trained many different kinds of styles. During Hanna’s classes, the focus is on the joy, improvement of self-confidence and enjoying one’s own body.

More information about the workshop: [email protected]

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This intensive course starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. Anna is always instructing in English, when there are people who do not speak Finnish. Start a new great hobby and come and have fun with us!

During the course, you will get familiar with the basic steps of couple salsa, and we will practice rhythmics, some simple figures as well as techniques of both leading and following.

Time: Saturday, the 14th of May 2022, at 13:30–15:30 (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka

Register 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 [email protected].

And yes, you do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

Welcome to have fun and to learn some basics of couple salsa!

More information: [email protected]

Welcome to Anna Ketopaikka’s Salsa Ladies Style Workshop at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, the 7th of May 2022!

Time: Saturday, the 7th of May 2022 at 11:30–13:00
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Level: intermediate
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Price: 20 €

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.

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

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

Anna Ketopaikka is the founder of Dance Studio Flama and she has concentrated on Caribbean dances for over ten years.

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.

More information: [email protected]

On Saturday, the 7th of May, Sikujua Mponda will have her Twerk and Afrodance workshops at Flama!

Schedule for Saturday, May 7
13:15–14:45 Twerk, open level (90 min)
15:00–16:30 Afrodance, open level (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku

Teacher: Asvage aka Sikujua Mponda

Sign up by purchasing the workshops from our webshop:
– Twerk, 21 €
– Afrodance, 21 €

We recommend you to bring your own knee pads with you to the workshop.

If you want to pay the workshop for example with Smartum, ePass, Eazybreak, Edenred or Mobile Pay, please sign up by sending an email to [email protected].

More information about the workshops: [email protected]

Cuban salsa professionals Satu and Roynet will visit Flama on this Saturday, the 9th of April 2022!

Schedule for Saturday 9.4.2022
– 12:00–13:15
hall 1: Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (Satu)
hall 2: Salsa Men’s Style, intermediate (Roynet), 75 min
– 13:30–14:45 Cuban Couple Salsa, intermediate level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet)
– 14:45–16:00 Cuban Couple Salsa, advanced level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet)

Reserve your place for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate level (Satu), 17 €
– Salsa Men Style, intermediate level (Roynet), 75 min, 17 €
– Couple Salsa, intermediate level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet), 17 €
– Couple Salsa, advanced level, 75 min, (Satu & Roynet), 17 €

Attention! The spots for the followers registering without their own partner have already been taken in our couple salsa workshops. There are  places for leaders and pairs. You can be informed about possible cancellations 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 workshop by sending an email to  [email protected].

More information: [email protected]

This Sunday, the 20th of March, Anna Ketopaikka will have her Salsatón Workshop at Flama!

Time: Sunday, the 20th of March 2022 at 11:30–13:00
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Level: advanced beginners
Teacher: Anna Ketopaikka
Price: 21 €

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

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

Salsatón  is a wonderful combination of salsa and reggaeton! During this workshop, we will dance to salsa songs and create an energetic choreography that combines both salsa steps and body movements from reggaeton.  The level of this workshop is advanced beginner, so it would be good to have some earlier dance background and know the basic steps of salsa.

More information about the workshop: [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]

Want to learn the steps and moves of sunny and energetic Afrobeats?
Minna Nerg is teaching Afrobeats workshop for Beginners in Flama!

Time: Saturday, the 19th of March 2022 at 11:30–13:00 (90 min)
Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)
Teacher: Minna Nerg
Price: 21 €

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

Register for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop.

Afrobeats is a generic, so-called umbrella term for today’s urban African dances and the music genre that has taken over the world’s playlists. Afrobeats is also played in Finnish clubs nowadays, and during these classes, you will learn the most impressive moves. The class focuses especially on Ghanaian and Nigerian steps and dances (for example super-popular zanku legwork), and most importantly on having fun. The workshop includes steps, technique, and choreography. Challenges and sweat guaranteed to suit everyone.

Minna is a versatile dancer and dance teacher from Jyväskylä, and she is the latest addition to Flama’s teaching staff. Her main dance styles are Urban African Dances and Contemporary Dance, but she also has her one foot firmly planted in the world of Caribbean dances (salsa, reggaeton, dancehall).
As a teacher, Minna tries to both inspire and encourage, and she makes sure that everyone has the opportunity to cross their boundaries through dancing and the ability to learn something completely new. Regardless of the dance style, Minna wants to dance with a big heart and convey the joy of dance to the others as well.

More information: [email protected]

On Saturday, the 12th of March, we will dance kizomba and semba with Carlos and Anna at Dance Studio Flama in Turku!

Schedule for Saturday, March 12
12:00–13:15 Kizomba, beginners (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Kizomba, advanced beginners/intermediate (75 min)
14:45–16:00 Semba, advanced beginners (75 min)

All the workshops are couple dance classes. There will be optional continuous change of partners during the workshop. You can dance and sign up for the workshops either with your own dance partner or without.

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)
Teachers: Carlos Camba ja Anna

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
kizomba, beginners, 17 €/person
kizomba, advanced beginners/intermediate, 17 €/person
semba, 17 €/person

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].

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!

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, regardless of age or sex.

Carlos teaches both kizomba and semba in Dance Studio Flama. He gives the classes with his dance instructor assistant, Ida Koho, who has worked as an assistant for several teachers and has been trained by several international female dance teachers in Europe and in Angola.

ANNA
Anna has been dancing different dance styles since she was a teenager and she has taught dancehall for several years before switching to kizomba and semba.

Anna has learned kizomba and semba from Angolan dance teachers in both Europe and Angola. She travels regularly to Angola to learn more about dance and culture where they have been born. It is very important to her to teach kizomba and semba in their most authentic forms while respecting the culture.

More information about the workshop: [email protected]