Twerk for Beginners Workshop 4.3.2023 at 12.00-13.30

Time: Saturday 4.3.2023 at 12.00-13.30

Level: Beginners

Place: Flama Linnankatu (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)

This workshop starts right from the basics, so you do not need to have any previous dance experience at all to attend this workshop. The course is held by Salla Siniranta.

This is a workshop filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The workshop concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed! You do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees.

20,00 

Description

Twerk

The twerk, which has gained great popularity in the world, focuses on the movements of the pelvic area. Twerk has its roots in various African American and African dances, including mapouka, baikoko, niko and chakacha. With slavery, the dances associated with the cultural traditions of different countries, cultures, and tribes in Africa have become mixed, and the roots of the twerk cannot be associated with the dances of just one region or cultural heritage. The concept of Twerk was introduced in the late 80’s, e.g. in the context of the bounce hip hop trend in New Orleans.

Twerk moves can be easily taken to the dance floor and probably that is why it is commonly seen at parties. During twerk classes, you will get diversely familiar with various techniques, such as shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce as well as some floorwork. At the beginning of the classes, we will have a warm-up, after which we will go through some basic movements. The rest of the class is reserved for the choreography. Twerk improves physical fitness comprehensively, especially back, thigh, buttock and abdominal muscles.

Salla Siniranta

Salla has been dancing different dance styles from hip hop to contemporary dance for over twenty years. She has been actively involved in Turku’s dance group activities and she has also led her own group for several years. Nowadays, she dances in Flama’s twerk group, Bouncy Crew, and leads Flama’s dance group The Honeys. The most important things in Salla’s classes are a good feeling, to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to enjoy the movement, and maybe also to overcome oneself! Salla strives to create a safe dance environment where everyone feels welcome. Come as you are.