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


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.

Are you looking for a new hobby for your child? We will organize introductory dance classes for children at Flama on Saturday, the 9th of January 2021.

Schedule on Saturday, the 9th of January 2021
10:00–10:45 Kids’ Dance Class 3–4 y. (45 min)
11:00–11:45 Kids’ Dance Class 5–6 y. (45 min)

The price of one introductory class is 8 €.

Sign your children up for the introductory classes by sending an email to

What is the dance class like?
This is a dance class designed for kids. During the class, we will explore the world of dance inspired by games and stories. Most importantly, we will have fun as a group. The classes improve sense of rhythm, body control, flexibility, coordination and memory. The goal is to find the joy of dance and movement!

The class is instructed by Ida Martikainen.
Ida is a present and gentle dance instructor who loves bodily expression. She has completed Basic Education in the Art of Dance between 2004–2013 in Jyväskylä Dance Institute, majoring in classical ballet and having contemporary dance, jazz dance and repertoire dance as her minors. In addition, she has been involved in several dance projects both as a dancer and as a choreographer.

Elina Valtonen, our beloved visiting dance artist and teacher, will have her dance workshops at Flama on Saturday, the 2nd of January!

Schedule on Saturday, the 2nd of January 2021
12:00–13:30 Reggaeton, beginners (90 min)
13:45–15:15 Reggaeton, intermediate level (90 min)

The price of a 90 min workshop is 20 €. Both of these workshops are already full but by sending an email to, you can be notified about possible cancellation places.

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 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”.

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Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in October with their Cuban Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops.

Schedule for Saturday, October 17
11:00–12:00 Bachata Ladies Style, open level (solo class), 60 min
12:00–13:00 Salsa Ladies Style, open level (solo class), 60 min
13:15–14:45 Cuban Salsa, intermediate (couple class), 90 min
15:00–16:30 Sensual Bachata, intermediate (couple class), 90 min

The follower spots for the couple salsa and bachata classes are full at the moment. There is still room for leaders and couples in both classes. You can dance with your own pair or you can participate in the continuous rotations of partners. The couple classes will be held in English.

Sign up for the classes by purchasing them at our webshop:
Bachata Ladies Style, 15 €
Salsa Ladies Style, 15 €
– Cuban Salsa, intermediate (couple class), 25 € / person
Sign up as a leader or together with your partner by sending an email to
– Sensual Bachata, intermediate (couple class), 25 € / person
Sign up as a leader or together with your partner by sending an email to


Johanna and Omar are versatile and experienced dancers and teachers and they teach i.a. bachata, cha cha, kizomba and salsa together. Through their I Dance Helsinki -organization, Omar and Johanna have long been building the Afro-Latin scene in Helsinki by teaching, bringing visiting artists to Finland and arranging festivals and parties in a weekly basis.

Johanna has danced several different dance styles. Johanna won Salsa European Championship in 2010, so she has a lot of knowledge about dance technique and that knowledge she wants to share with her students. As a teacher, she is known for her demanding but encouraging and clear teaching.

Omar’s dancing career has begun with ballroom dance, but it changed later to Afro-Latin dances. Omar’s strengths are musicality as well as his smooth and clear lead. He encourages and provides tools for each individual student’s progress and improvement.

For Omar and Johanna, it is important that everything learnt during the classes can be applied in a social dance setting. They emphasize the importance of leading and following as well as the learning of the basics, not forgetting musicality. Above all, dancing should be fun and feel good.

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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

More information about the classes:

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

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

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


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.

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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 €

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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:

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