On Saturday, the 3rd of October we will dance at Flama with lovely Vilma Kivekäs!

Schedule for Saturday 3.10.2020
11.30–12.45 Show Dance, beginners (75 min)
12.45–14.00 Show Dance, intermediate (75 min)
14.15–15.30 Lyrical Dance, open level (75 min)

Teacher: Vilma Kivekäs

Register for the workshops by purchasing those from our webshop:
Show Dance, beginners, 15 €
Show Dance, intermediate 15 €
Lyrical Dance, open level, 15 €

If you want to pay for the workshop with Smartum, E-Pass or some other paying option, let us know about it in advance and sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

More information about the classes: info@flama.fi.

Our weekly classes start again at our studio on the 1st of June and the whole month is filled with workshops as well. Sign up for the workshops of Anna, Hanna, YOGANNI and Pinja now since the places for the workshops are limited.

On Sunday, the 7th of June, We Will Dance Salsa and Party with Hanna at Flama

On the first of weekend of June, we will enjoy salsa rhythms at Anna’s Salsa Ladies Style workshop and have fun at Hanna’s Dance Fiesta workshop.

Salsa Ladies Style Workshop, intermediate

Time: Sunday, June 7 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 17 €

Instructor: Anna Tolppa

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

Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of Cuban salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself lose in all the sensuality! During the Salsa Ladies Styling class, you can dance with dancing heels or other dance shoes. The class is meant for those who are already familiar with the basics of salsa solo.

Dance Fiesta Workshop, beginners

Time: Sunday, June 7 at 13:30–15:00 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 17 € Instructor: Hanna Heinonen

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

Dance Fiesta is an energetic and cheerful dance class which combines movements from different dance styles such as Latin dances, oriental dance and twerk. Movements are easy to follow and the purpose of the class is to have fun moving your body!

You can come to the class without any previous dance experience. Let the happy rhythms lead you and take you out of your busy life. Dance Fiesta is the class of true great feeling! The workshop consists of 60 minutes of dancing and 30 minutes of stretching/body maintenance.

On Saturday, the 13th of June, Flama Will Be Filled with Reggaeton Rhythms and on Sunday, the 14th of June, We Will Calm down with Yoga

On the second weekend of June, we will sweat for a big time at Anna’s reggaeton workshops on Saturday and learn more about yoga with YOGANNI on Sunday.

Reggaeton for Beginners & Reggaeton Intermediate Workshops

Time: Saturday, June 13 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 21 €

Instructor: Anna Tolppa

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

at 12:00–13:30 Reggaeton, beginners

at 13:45–15:15 Reggaeton, intermediate

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.

Yoga Workshop 

Time: Sunday, June 14 at 12:00–14:00 (2 hours)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 20 €

Instructor: YOGANNI aka Anni Leskinen

This workshop is full at the moment but if you want to be informed about possible cancellation places, send us an email to info@flama.fi.

On the Last Saturday of June, the 27th of June, Pinja Will Return to Flama with her Workshops

Amazing Pinja Simola will come back to Flama on Saturday, the 27th of June!

Time: Saturday, June 27

at 11:30–12:30 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate

at 12:45–13:45 Bachata Ladies Style, beginners

at 14:15–15:15 Reggaeton, beginners

at 15:30–16:30 Zumba, beginners

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 12 €

Instructor: Pinja Simola

Sign up for the classes through our reservation system or by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

One class costs 12 euros. You can pay these classes with Flama’s punch cards or Anytime cards. You can also pay for these classes with sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Edenred, Eazybreak, E-Pass) when arriving at the studio. Just remember to book the classes in advance.

The Instructors of the Workshops

Anna Tolppa

Hanna Heinonen

YOGANNI

Pinja Simola

See you at our workshops and weekly classes in June. Welcome to dance with us!

On Saturday, the 22nd of February, we will dance with Anna Kuparinen at Flama in Turku!

Schedule for Saturday, February 22
11.30–13.00 Commercial Dance, intermediate level (90 min)
13.15–14.45 Reggaeton, intermediate level (90 min)

Register for the workshops by purchasing those from our webshop:
Commercial Dance, 18 €
Reggaeton, 18 €

Anna Kuparinen
Anna has a versatile dance background, since she started dancing with salsa and other Cuban dances but soon continued also with Urban dance styles, such as hip hop, reggaeton and commercial dance. Anna has danced in different dance groups both in Finland and in Australia, and she has studied and got inspiration from different countries (inter alia the USA, Australia, Japan and Germany).

In her own style, Anna combines different Urban street dance styles and often adds some Latin vibes into them. She finds the role of dynamics very important in dancing and she aims at teaching the difference between soft and sharp movements and how they can be combined in one’s own style of dancing. Anna is the choreographer of her own dance group Urban Breeze that has won inter alia silver in Glow dance competition in 2018 in adults’ Urban small group category and gold in Ladies Revolution 2018 dance competition in Barcelona.

More information: info@flama.fi

We will have voguing workshops with Katja Prodigy at Flama the 23rd of February!   Schedule on Sunday, February 23 11.15–12.30 Vogue Femme, technique, open level (75 min) During the class, we will practice the vogue femme technique and get familiar with the history of ballroom and its culture with different technique and freestyle exercises. 12.45–14.00 Vogue Femme, choreography, open level (75 min) During the class, we will prepare a soft and feminine choreography by using vogue femme elements. The choreography will be filmed in the end of the class with all those who want to join. Teacher: Katja ‘Prodigy’ Rauhala   Register for the workshops by purchasing those at our webshop:

Technique class 17 €
Choreography class 17 €
both classes with the package price of 30 €

More information: info@flama.fi

Wonderful Oona Varinowski visits Finland in February, and she will come to Flama to teach Dancehall Queenstyle and Kizomba Ladies Style on Saturday, February 15!

Schedule on Saturday, the 15th of February 2020

10.30–11.30 Lecture about Dancehall Queenstyle (60 min)
11.30–13.00 Dancehall Queenstyle, beginners (90 min)
13.15–14.45 Dancehall Queenstyle, intermediate (90 min)
15.00–16.15 Kizomba Ladies Style, open level (75 min)

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them online at our webshop:
Dancehall Queenstyle, beginners 19 €
Dancehall Queenstyle, intermediate 19 €
Kizomba Ladies Style, open level 15 €

The lecture about Dancehall Queenstyle before the workshops is free for the participants. You will learn more about Dancehall Queenstyle and what is the meaning of it, the position of Jamaican female dancers and the lyrics of girl power songs.

Attention! We do not return the money if you have to cancel your registration. In case of illness, you can get a gift card of the same amount by showing a valid medical certificate.

Dancehall Queenstyle
Dancehall is a street dance that was born in Jamaica and it continues to develop. During the Dancehall Queenstyle class, we will concentrate on women’s own dance style. Attitude, feminine moves, steps and possibly also acrobatics will be involved. Bring a water bottle and knee pads or leg warmers to the class to protect your knees.

Oona Varinowski
Oona started dancing with salsa and other Cuban dances. Later she continued with Kizomba, Urban Kiz and Dancehall. Oona goes regularly to European kizomba festivals and in 2018, she finished the first part of Curtis Seldon and Carola Tauler’s Urban Kiz Instructor Degree and videoed a virtual Kizomba Fusion course with Ronie Saleh. Oona also educates herself continuously by going to Jamaican and European Dancehall teachers’ classes and visiting Jamaica to train. Besides, Oona’s university thesis was about Dancehall.

More information about the workshop: info@flama.fi

Afrobeats and Azonto Dance Workshop at Flama on Sunday, January 19!

Schedule for Sunday the 19th of January 2019
11.00–12.30 Afrobeats, open level
12.45–13.45 Azonto, open level

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
Afrobeats workshop (90 min) 20 €
Azonto workshop (60 min) 13 €

Come and bring your Afrobeat knowledge up to date! Afrobeats is an umbrella term for urban African dances and music genre that inspire many dancehall artists nowadays. Afrobeats in return is influenced by Jamaican dancehall, western street styles and from many other dance styles. Afrobeats is also danced in Finnish clubs today.

During the afrobeats workshop, you will get to know how to dance inter alia hit dances like Gwara Gwara, Shaku Shaku and Zanku. Based on these dances, we will create a choreography. During the workshop, you will learn the latest Afrobeats figures and simultaneously get a real sweat and have fun.

More information about the workshop, send an email to info@flama.fi.

Start the new year energetically on Saturday, the 4th of January!

Dance Fiesta is an energetic and cheerful dance class which combines movements from different dance styles such as Latin dances, oriental dance and twerk. Movements are easy to follow and the purpose of the class is to have fun moving your body!

You can come to the class without any previous dance experience. Let the happy rhythms lead you and take you out of your busy life. Dance Fiesta is the class of true great feeling!

The workshop consists of 60 minutes of dancing and 30 minutes of stretching/body maintenance. The class is instructed by Hanna Heinonen.

Time: Saturday, the 4th of January 2020 at 14.00–15.30
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Price: 16 €
Register for the workshop by purchasing it through our webshop.

More information: info@flama.fi

On Saturday, the 4th of January, we will have two workshops instructed by Hanna Heinonen!

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020
11:00–12:30 Oriental Dance (beginners), 90 min
12:45–13:30 Singing Bowl Relaxation, 45 min

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Both classes package price: 25 €

Oriental Dance (90 min): 18 €

Singing Bowl Relaxation (45 min): 10 €

ORIENTAL DANCE

Oriental Dance, also known as belly dance, is a soft dance style that is based on folk and female solo dances from Middle East and North Africa.

The dance class focuses on the basic movements of oriental dance, its body language and the use of the head, shoulders and hands. We will practice women’s solo dance with improvisations and drum solos as well as stage dances.

The class starts right from the basics, so you do not need to have any previous experience in oriental dance.
Bring with you: comfortable, stretchy training clothes, bare feet, socks or soft dancing shoes.

SINGING BOWL RELAXATION

The singing bowls relaxation is used for deep relaxation and stress reduction. The rich blend of harmonic overtones takes our minds to different time and space. In its best, the relaxation corresponds three hours of sleep during the night. It helps to reduce stress, insomnia, anxiousness and body tension.

Bring with you: warm, stretchy clothes and optionally a blanket. You can also bring your own pillow or use a hoodie or a shirt under your head.

HANNA HEINONEN

Hanna has been dancing oriental dance for over 15 years, and she has performed both in groups and for solo. Hanna is fascinated by the soft, beautiful and mystical body language of oriental dance. It is interesting to see how beautiful movements the body can produce.

Hanna Heinonen is a personal trainer, trained masseur, occupational therapist as well as group exercise and FAF’s fascial 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: info@flama.fi