Show Burlesque for Beginners Course (8 sessions), on Mondays 28.8.–16.10.2023 at 20:15–21:10, instructed by Mirka Saali

Show Burlesque for Beginners Course

Show Burlesque classes are show dance classes with feminine expression that draw inspiration from the world of burlesque art. The course includes 8 x 55 min dance lessons.

Time: on Mondays 28.8.–16.10.2023 at 20:15–21:10
Place: Flama Rauhankatu (Rauhankatu 15, 20100 Turku)
Level: beginners
Teacher: Mirka Saali

If you want to pay for the course partly with some sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, Edenred, ePassi), please sign up by sending an email to [email protected].

With Flama’s Autumn 2023 Anytime Card you can get to the course without any additional fee. In that case, sign up by sending an email to [email protected]. In that case, sign up by sending an email to [email protected].



Show Burlesque combines show dancing with the fascinating flirting, seduction and flirting of burlesque.

Please bring your own knee pads or leg warmers to the workshop to protect your knees.

You can dance with your socks or toe pads, we do not recommend you to wear any dance sneakers during the class. Normal, comfortable sports clothes are fine, you can also wear something suitable for the theme, if you feel like it (e.g. fishnet tights).


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. Mirka found dancing again in 2010, and she fell in love with Latin dances, especially Cuban dances. After that, she has danced many different dance styles. However, Show Burlesque took her heart and gave a whole new meaning for dancing.

Mirka has been teaching at Flama since 2018, and the number of her classes has only increased over the years. Currently Mirka is teaching Show Burlesque, cha-cha-cha, samba, rumba, jive, reggaeton, paso doble, salsatón, salsa, bachata and chairlesque. The years of experience is reflected in insightful and skilled choreographies that have been 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. It is important to Mirka that the joy of dancing is present in her teaching, as well as the enjoyment of the music, own movements and the crossing of boundaries.

Mirka has been part of different dance groups. Earlier she was the choreographer and one of the dancers in the Show Burlesque dance group called glamGRLS’n’pantyHOES. Nowadays, she does the same in Flama’s own Latin dance group, Flama Crew. In addition, she is leading and making the choreographies for Flama’s Show Burlesque group, Flaming Firecrackers and Flama’s Reggaeton group La Calentura.

More information: [email protected]