Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen will visit Flama on Saturday, September 12!
11.00–12.15 Commercial Latin, 75 min
12.30–13.45 Reggaeton, 75 min
14.00–15.15 Salsa Ladies Style (on1), 75 min
15.30–16.45 Bachata Ladies Style, 75 min
These classes are suitable for those who have previous dance experience.
Prices and registration:
1 workshop (75 min): 16 €
All 4 workshops, “full pass” price: 50 €
HANNA-MAIJA PÄÄKKÖNEN Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen is a professional dancer specialized in Caribbean dances. She has a long dance education since she was 3 years old, featuring studies in classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance and show dance. She came in contact with Latin American dances already in her childhood, when living in Nicaragua where she studied local folkloric dances. During her high school years she travelled to Dominican Republic (1999-2000) to study merengue and bachata. After returning to Finland she studied afrocuban dances with several Cuban professionals such as Ramon Silverio (Conjunto Folklórico Santiago de Cuba) and Chiqui Dixon (Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba) around Europe. During her studies she worked as a teacher trainee in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, where she later on also reached for several years. Hanna-Maija has worked as a full time dance teacher since 2002. She continues to educate herself, and makes several study trips every year to Latin America and Europe. She is known as an inspiring teacher, whose passion for dance is evident. Many of her former students now work as professionals. Her dance style is a mixture of soft feminine movements, a graceful quality of moves originating in her classical background, and explosive energy. Hanna-Maija specializes especially on Reggaeton, Ladies’ style salsa On1 and On2 and Cuban rumba.