Mirka Saali´s Reggaeton for Beginners workshop, on Tuesday 3.1.2023

Time: on Tuesday 3.1.2023 at 18.30-19.45 (75 min)

Place: Flama Rauhankatu, Rauhankatu 15, 20100 Turku

Level: beginners

Teacher: Mirka Saali

This workshop starts from the very beginning, so you don´t need any prior knowledge to participate in the workshop.




Reggaeton is a Latin dance and music style born in the 1990s and it has been influenced by different dance styles, for example South and Middle American dances, such as dancehall, various Afro dances as well as hip hop The roots of the reggaeton dance are for example in Panama, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythmics and playing with chest and hip isolation in particular. Both strong accents and soft sensual movements are present and they alternate in reggaeton. inter alia in Panama, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Reggaeton classes are full of power, energy and attitude!


Mirka Saali

Mirka has a long history of different dance styles. She started dancing at the age of seven with ballroom dancing and continued until her teenage years. She found dance again in 2010 and got into Latin rhythms, especially Cuban dances. After that, she has tried various dance styles, such as Broadway, twerk, pole dance and different couple dances. However, Show Burlesque took her heart and gave a whole new meaning for dancing. None of Mirka’s classes is identical. Years of experience is reflected in insightful and skilled choreographies that have been inspired by all the dance styles Mirka has danced. The years of experience can be seen in her skillful choreographies that are inspired by all the dance styles Mirka has danced.

As a teacher, Mirka is compelling and purposeful but still easy-going. There is always a cheerful atmosphere in the classes. For Mirka the most important thing in teaching is the joy of dancing, enjoying the music and your own movement, and crossing the boundaries of different dance styles