Havana Rakatan’s solist dancer Yarima Rodriguez will come to Finland and visit Flama on Saturday, the 15th of October!

Schedule for Saturday, the 15th of October:

at 13:30–15:00 Salsa Ladies Style – The Secrets of Feminine Body Language, Hand & Body Movements Workshop

at 15:15–16:45 Son Femenina – Son Choreography in Rakatan’s Spectacular Style

Early-bird price 30 €/90 min workshop (the offer is only valid until the 5th of October 2022)
Price after the 5th of October: 35 €/90 min workshop

Place: Flama Linnankatu (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)

Level: intermediate

Register for the workshop by purchasing those from our webshop:
Salsa Ladies Style
Son Femenina

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

Yarima Rodriguez Valenciano is the main dancer of Havana Rakatan, Cuba’s most famous dance group, which is recognized by many from the music videos of Havana de Primera and Alain Perez, among others. She has performed around the world, and some may have spotted her as the dancer in the latest James Bond movie as well. Yarima is the queen of feminine style.

Her technique, hand movements and expression are extraordinarily stunning. It is really a rare opportunity to get into the classes of a teacher on this level. Now she is coming for a surprise visit to Finland and Flama to teach us the secrets of Cuban feminine body language!

Havana Rakatan’s style is world famous, it combines the technique of Cuban traditional dances with the spectacular and effortless execution of movements.

Regardless of the level, everyone can learn from Yarima and get elegant femininity, beautiful expression and a touch of “spectacularity of large stages” in their own dance. It’s a very rare opportunity to get a teacher of this level to give us workshops!

More information: [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]

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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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, April 23, we will have dancehall teacher Lina Kiviranta as our guest in Turku!

Schedule for Saturday, the 23rd of April 2022
from 12:00 to 1:15 pm Dancehall Queenstyle, beginners level
from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Dancehall Queenstyle, intermediate level

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku

Register by purchasing the workshops from our webshop:
beginners, 17 €
intermediate, 17 €

If you want to pay the workshop with sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, E-passport, Eazybreak, Edenred, etc.), register by sending an e-mail to: [email protected].

Lina Kiviranta is a dancer and dance teacher from Helsinki. She has been training various dance styles since she was a child, and has concentrated mainly in dancehall. Today, she actively trains with dancehall professionals, leads her own training team, and teaches weekly classes.

More information: [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]

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 2nd of April 2022, at 12:00–14:00 (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 don’t 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]

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]

Salsa & Son Workshops by Roberto La Rosa Martinez at Flama on Saturday, March 5

On Saturday, the 5th of March, we will have a visiting Cuban dance teacher, Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez, at Flama.  Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez. Roberto “Robe” La Rosa Martinez is a Cuban dancer and dance teacher whose sunny classes are full of joy and positive energy cannot be avoided! Robe combines his uncompromising professionalism with his own true love of dance and teaching and confidence in finding one’s own dance style and – most importantly – the joy of dance.

Schedule for Saturday, the 5th of March 2022
12:00–13:00 Salsa con Afro (solo class), intermediate 15 €
13:15–14:15 Son (soolotunti), intermediate 15 €
14:30–15:45 Couple Salsa, intermediate (75 min), 18 €/person

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Level: The classes are suitable for intermediate salsa dancers.

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].

More information about the workshop: [email protected]