Advanced adult ballet course (13 sessions), Autumn 2023, on Sundays 3.9.–3.12.2023 klo 14:00–14:55, instructed by Ida Martikainen

The course lessons are held on Sundays 3.9.–3.12.2023 at 14:00–14:55. (no class on Father’s Day 12.11.)

Place: Flama Rauhankatu (Rauhankatu 15, 20100 Turku)

Level: advanced beginners

Teacher: Ida Martikainen

The course includes 13 x 55 min lessons.

Attention! With Flama’s Autumn 2023 Anytime Card you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the course by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected]



During this course we will learn the basic technique of classical ballet, practice the expression characteristic of ballet and dance short movement sequences. The lesson is based on exercises done at the bar, middle floor sets and moving sets. Ballet develops deep muscles and improves balance, coordination and posture. In addition, bodily expression gains new dimensions.

In the adult ballet course, we practice at a gentle pace, getting to know the world of ballet. We dance relaxed, graceful and bright, without forgetting the basics of ballet.

You need comfortable dance clothes and socks or soft ballet slippers for training.

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.

According to Ida, dancing is a journey to one’s own body and in the way to attach to a common space. She thinks that the most important element of the dance class is to stay present in the same place and time: the momentary synchronization and the common sense of the bodies. Through her teaching, Ida wants to get the dancers to feel their bodies powerful and bright.

More information about the course: [email protected]