Welcome to Dance!
Spring Schedule January 7 – May 26, 2019
Attention! Donna’s Afro House & Kuduro will be held from January 16 onwards. There are no classes on Easter 19th–22th of April, on May Day 30th of April and 1st of May, on Mother’s Day 12th of May.
Kids dance class on every Thursday from 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm. Class is intented for children under school age.
In Spring 2019, there will be several intensive courses that are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays. More intensive courses will be published throughout the year.
Couple Salsa Beginners Intensive Course
Instructed by Anna Tolppa
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 don’t 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.
SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
11.30-13.30 Couple Salsa Beginners
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 / 20 € (students, seniors)
Register for the course by purchasing it from our webshop:
– normal price 25 e: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi/
– students/seniors, discount: https://flama.fi/tuote/parisalsan-alkeistiiviskurssi-opisk/
You can sign up for the course with or without a pair. The principle of the class is to change the pair all the time, so that everyone gets to dance. However, if you want to dance only with your own pair, that is also possible. Just let the instructor know about this in the beginning of the course.
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! 🙂
Twerk workshop for beginners
On Saturday, the 19th of January, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the classes is Meri Niemi.
At 13.30–14.45 Bootylicious! – twerk techniques, no choreo (75 min)
Bootylicious is a class filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking without any choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!
This Bootylicious! – twerk techniques class is sold out. Reserve your place in the queue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The class is a beginner level, so you do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!
Price: 15 euros
Purchase the course from our webshop: https://flama.fi/tuote/twerkin-alkeiskurssi/
Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 15-year-olds.
If you have any questions email to email@example.com.
A totally new yoga class, first workshop in Finland!
Cardio-intensive yoga workout brings together a variation of different movements, including traditional yoga exercises, tribal-inspired dancing and plyometric exercises.
When: Saturday 19th of January, from 3 pm to 4.15 pm
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku
Price: 15 €
Register for the course by sending us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to learn to dance hot and speedy reggaeton? This workshop is particularly meant for beginners who does not have any previous experience in reggaeton. The course will be held on Sunday, the 20th of January from 12.00 to 13.30 at Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku. Price: 17 €
Purchase the course from Flama´s webshop: https://flama.fi/tuote/reggaetonin-alkeet-workshop-su-20-1-2019/
Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs, 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.
In February 16–17, Dance Studio Flama will be filled with sensual bachata and kizomba again!
The amazing dancers Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will return to Flama to give intensive courses of sensual bachata and kizomba on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2019.
SCHEDULE: Sat 16.2.2019 12.00–14.00 Sensual bachata 1, intermediate, couple class 14.15–16.15 Sensual bachata 2, intermediate, couple class 16.30–17.30 Bachata Ladies Style, open level, solo class
Sun 17.2.2019 11.30–13.30 Kizomba Fusion, intermediate level, couple class
PRICES: Solo class (60 min): 15 e Couple class (2h): 30 e Sensual bachata 1 and 2 classes package: 55 e
Sign up for the classes by email: email@example.com. Follower spots for couple Bachata and Kizomba classes are full already, pairs and leaders welcome!
ATTENTION! The registration is binding! You can cancel your registration for free, if you do it at least 48 hours before the class will take place, After that the cancellation is only possible in case of illness by showing a medical certificate.
The classes will be held in English.
ABOUT THE CLASSES “Our main focus is that you learn, while having fun! 🙂 We provide clear instruction and we focus on each and everyone’s development individually. Our training focuses on giving you the tools to become the social dancer everyone wants to dance with at the parties! At the courses you’ll learn technique, musicality, body awareness & movement and patterns for social dancing. In these classes you’ll learn how to lead & follow new Bachata moves smoothly and make them comfortable & easy for you and your partner, with gracious style! All the moves are for social dancing, so don’t expect long show choreo routines. 😉 ”
JOHANNA & OMAR 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 foreign 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.
On Saturday, the 2nd of March, we will have three 1,5 hours long workshops instructed by Pauliina Latva:
11.00-12.30 Contemporary dance (open level)
12.45-14.15 Heels (open level)
14.30-16.00 Body maintenance/streching
Price of one workshop (90 min) is 17 euros.
More information about the workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org.