Twerk Course for Beginners (9 sessions), Spring 2023, on Thursdays 23.3.–25.5.2023 at 17:15–18:10, instructed by Meri Niemi

Meri Niemi’s Twerk Course for Beginners at Dance Studio Flama in Spring 2023

The course is held on Thursdays 23.3.–25.5.2023 at 17:15–18:10.

Place: Flama Linnankatu (Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku)

Teacher: Meri Niemi.

During this twerk course for beginners, we will get familiar with twerk and its techniques right from the very basics. Anyone is welcome to join, no previous dance experience needed.

The course fee includes 9 x 55 min sessions. There is no class on Thursday, the 23rd of February 2023.

If you want to pay for the course with sport or cultural benefits (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the course by sending an email to [email protected]

Attention! With Flama’s Spring 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]



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 hiphop trend in New Orleans.

Twerk moves can be easily taken to the dance floor and probably that is why it is a commonly seen at the 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.

You need your own knee pads for this course.

More information: [email protected]