Liisa Laihia will have her Broadway Jazz and Lyrical Dance Workshops at Pikku-Flama on Saturday, the 23rd of October. Welcome to enjoy jazz rhythms with broadway style and amazing lyrical interpretation with us!

Time: Saturday, the 23rd of October 2021

Broadway Jazz Dance Workshop at 12:00–13:15
Lyrical Dance Workshop at 13:30–14:45
Place: Pikku Flama (Eerikinkatu 38, 20100 Turku)
Price: 16 €/workshop
Teacher: Liisa Laihia

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

BROADWAY JAZZ

During the broadway workshop, you will get to enjoy jazz dance and musical music! The class includes warm-up and various steps to move across the hall. The emphasis is on practicing and expressing Broadway-style choreography. The choreography is danced with a hat! If you have a hat at home, please bring it with you. You can also borrow a hat from Flama.

LYRICAL DANCE

During the Lyrical dance workshop, we will throw us into an emotional choreography and we will enjoy interpreting music through dance. We will do contemporary and jazz dance technique exercises as well as dance choreography. In choreography, you can practice expression and the use of different types of movements, such as flowing or accentual movements. In Lyrical Dance, choreography is strongly based on the melody and the beats of the music as well as the lyrics of the song.

More information about the workshop: info@flama.fi

Elina Valtonen, our beloved visiting dance artist and teacher, will have her dance workshops at Flama on Saturday, the 23rd of October 2021. Her Reggaeton Workshop for beginners is held at 12:00–13:30 (90 min) and Reggaeton intermediate at 13:45–15:15.

Time: Saturday, the 23rd of October 2021 beginners at 12:00–13:30 (90 min) & intermediate at 13:45–15:15 (90min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)

Teacher: Elina Valtonen

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

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.

REGGAETON
Reggaeton is a genre of music and dance originating from Panama, Puerto Rico and Cuba and it is nowadays the most popular dance style in South and Mid America, especially among the youth. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythm and playing with isolation.
ELINA VALTONEN
Elina has worked as a dance artist in ten different countries. Most recently, she worked for one and a half years in an Afro-Caribbean contemporary dance company in Canada. Alongside North America, she has also been able to tour the Caribbean. As a result, multiculturalism is one of the greatest sources of her inspiration and Elina loves holistic, sweaty and animal dance. Her passion is to combine Afro and Western body movements.
Elina is, in her own words, “passionate about sharing the liberating message of the dance that directs us towards the truth”.
More information: info@flama.fi

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 info@flama.fi.

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: info@flama.fi

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing.

Start a new great hobby and come and have fun with us!

 

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Workshop

Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Time: Saturday, the 18th of September 2021 at 13:00–15:00 (2 hours)

Place: Pikku-Flama, Eerikinkatu 38, Turku

 

If you are signing up with your own pair, you can purchase the workshop from our webshop. You can register for this course only if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the workshop and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the workshop.

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.

You do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course. In addition, Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish, so anyone is welcome to join.

More information: info@flama.fi

Julia Silverio will come to Flama to hold workshops that are inspired by the Afro-Cuban tradition and archetypes as well as free dance! During the workshops, you will practice the appearance of your own inner dancer. Attendance, dance expression as well as pair and group exercises are used as methods.

The workshops are held on the following Sundays at 11:00–13:00:

12.09. Ochún (celebration of life, joy and happiness)
3.10. Yemaya (empathy, flow and sorrow)
31.10. Changó (life energy, fire)
21.11. Obatala (peace, connection and sacredness)

Place: Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Level: open level

Teacher: Julia Silverio

The course fee includes 4 x 120 min dance sessions.

If you are not able to attend all four workshops, you can also sign up for the classes separately. In that case, one session (120 min) costs 26 euros. Sign up for the individual classes by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

If you want to pay for the workshop with sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, Edenred, E-passi, Eazybreak), sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

These workshops are meant for those who want to practice how to be authentic in movement and to be seen more widely and deeper as an authentic dancer.

Julia Silverio (Finnish-Cuban dance lover) has danced and studied Cuban dances for more than 15 years. She knows how to dance popular dances, but she is now passionate about freeing the spirit with the use of Afro-Cuban rhythms and archetypes.

Julia guides us to embody and find our own way of being and moving. Santería tradition works for her as an inspiration or a map to guide one to the place to embody what is important here and now.

More information about the course and its teacher: info@flama.fi

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. Start a new great hobby together and come to dance salsa with us!

Time: Saturday, the 21st of August 2021 at 12:00–14:00 (2 hours)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84

Teacher: Anna Tolppa

Register for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop.

You can purchase the workshop directly from the webshop if you are a leader or you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the workshop as a follower and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with.

Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish.

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.

You do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

If you are interested in participating in our beginner’s couple salsa course for the whole autumn, there are still places for our course on Tuesdays. Those classes are held at Pikku-Flama from the 7th of September to the 7th of December at 19:45–21:00. The course is instructed by Anna as well. Sign up for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi or by purchasing it from our webshop.

More information about the workshop: info@flama.fi

On Sunday, the 8th of August at 15:30–17:00, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! Meri Niemi will held a Twerk Workshop for Beginners at the beginning of August, so do not miss it!

What: Twerk Workshop for Beginners
Teacher: Meri Niemi
Where: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)
When: Sunday, the 8th of August 2021, at 15:30–17:00 (90 min)
Price: 21 €

Register for the workshop by purchasing it from 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.

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. Find a new hobby before our autumn season starts!

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

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

On Saturday, the 31st of July, we will have an amazing Mexican dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, Cano Monroy, visiting Flama!

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, JULY 31
12:00–13:15 Reggaeton Technique, open level, 75 min
13:15–14:30 Reggaeton Choreography, open level, 75 min
14:45–16:00 Reggaeton Choreography, intermediate/advanced level, 75 min

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
1 x 75 min workshop: 16 €

Register for the workshops by purchasing those from our webshop:

Reggaeton Technique

Reggaeton Choreography, open level

Reggaeton Choreography, intermediate/advanced level

You can also pay for the workshops at the studio by card, cash or for example with sport and cultural benefits, such as Smartum, Eazybreak, ePass or Edenred. In that case, just sign up for the workshop in advance by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

Attention! If you have to cancel the workshop, we will not refund you. In case of illness and by showing a valid medical certificate, we can offer you a gift card with the same amount of money you had paid for.

CANO MONROY
Cano Monroy is a mexican dance teacher, artist and choreographer, who has been performing for example in Daddy Yankee’s music videos and other big productions.

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop 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 8th of May 2021, at 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €/person
Teacher: Anna Tolppa

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

You can register for this course only if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the course and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the workshop. During this workshop, like in all other couple dance courses, we highly recommend to use face masks.

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

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

August Guerra will be visiting Flama on Saturday, the 13th of February !

Hip hop Workshop (oven level)
Time: Saturday, the 13th of February 2021 at
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Price: 20 €

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing at our webshop or by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

AUGUSTO GUERRA

Augusto Rodrigues, nicknamed Guerra, is a Brazilian Artist, Black Music Dj, Researcher and Teacher of Street Dance. He is now living in Helsinki. Guerra started his career in Brazil in 2004, and he has dedicated himself to Hip Hop Dance ever since, dancing in different groups, dance collectives and Brazilian festivals and competitions.

When he lived in Brazil, Augusto Guerra was a member of a professional urban dance company called Cia Fusion, in which he helped with choreographies and danced in seven different shows. With Cia Fusion, Guerra had many different tours mainly in Brazil, France and Belgium. Augusto Guerra conquered several podiums in several of the most important battles and festivals of Urban Dances in Brazil. He is specially known for his freestyle and hip hop battle skills.