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Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing.

Start a new great hobby and come and have fun with us!

 

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Workshop

Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Time: Saturday, the 18th of September 2021 at 13:00–15:00 (2 hours)

Place: Pikku-Flama, Eerikinkatu 38, Turku

 

If you are signing up with your own pair, you can purchase the workshop from our webshop. You can register for this course only if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the workshop and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the workshop.

During the course, you will get familiar with the basic steps of couple salsa and we will practice rhythmics, some simple figures as well as techniques of both leading and following.

You do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course. In addition, Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish, so anyone is welcome to join.

More information: info@flama.fi

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This workshop starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. Start a new great hobby together and come to dance salsa with us!

Time: Saturday, the 21st of August 2021 at 12:00–14:00 (2 hours)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84

Teacher: Anna Tolppa

Register for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop.

You can purchase the workshop directly from the webshop if you are a leader or you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the workshop as a follower and you do not have your own partner, send us an email to info@flama.fi and we will try to find you a partner to dance with.

Anna is always instructing in English when there are people who do not speak Finnish.

During the course, you will get familiar with the basic steps of couple salsa and we will practice rhythmics, some simple figures as well as techniques of both leading and following.

You do not need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

If you are interested in participating in our beginner’s couple salsa course for the whole autumn, there are still places for our course on Tuesdays. Those classes are held at Pikku-Flama from the 7th of September to the 7th of December at 19:45–21:00. The course is instructed by Anna as well. Sign up for the course by sending an email to info@flama.fi or by purchasing it from our webshop.

More information about the workshop: info@flama.fi

On Sunday, the 8th of August at 15:30–17:00, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! Meri Niemi will held a Twerk Workshop for Beginners at the beginning of August, so do not miss it!

What: Twerk Workshop for Beginners
Teacher: Meri Niemi
Where: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)
When: Sunday, the 8th of August 2021, at 15:30–17:00 (90 min)
Price: 21 €

Register for the workshop by purchasing it from our webshop.

Twerk for Beginners is a workshop filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography.

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. Find a new hobby before our autumn season starts!

Attention! The classes are meant for over 16-year-olds.

If you have any questions, send an email to info@flama.fi.

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ still have some places available for August, so welcome to join us for the new courses in August!

During this summer, Eve will have two separate courses, one in June and the other one in August. The courses in August include four sessions during which we will be concentrating on another choreography and the price of these courses is 45 euros / course. Sign up for the courses by purchasing them from our workshop or by sending an email to info@flama.fi, if you want to pay the course for example with some sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak) or Flama’s gift card. Find more information and the direct links to our workshop below:

Dancehall Queenstyle, beginners on Wednesdays at 17:15–18:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Queenstyle Course for beginners in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 17:15–18:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Queenstyle for beginners in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 17:15–18:10

Dancehall, open level on Wednesdays at 18:15–19:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Course in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 18:15–19:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ Dancehall Course in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 18:15–19:10

Dancehall Queenstyle, advanced on Wednesdays 19:15–20:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ advanced Dancehall Queenstyle Course in June and August on Wednesdays 2.6.–30.6. & 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 19:15–20:10

Eve ‘Jamami’s’ advanced Dancehall Queenstyle Course in August on Wednesdays 4.8.–25.8.2021 at 19:15–20:10

Eve will be on summer holiday in July, but Minna Nerg will have her Dancehall classes for beginners then on Wednesdays at 19:15–20:10. These classes can be reserved through our reservation system. These classes for July and August will be updated to our system later in June. We will be dancing dancehall throughout the summer.

More information and questions: info@flama.fi

 

Pauliina Latva’s new Heels Intensive Course for Beginners starts on this Saturday, the 22nd of May 2021. There are still places available, so sign up purchasing the course from our webshop or send an email to info@flama.fi.

Time: On Saturdays from the 22nd of May to the 5th of June 2021
at 15:00–17:00, 3 x 120 min class (the 22nd of May, the 29th of May and the 5th of June)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
Price: 65 €

We go through heels technique right from the very basics. You do not need to have any previous experience in Heels classes. During the course, we will also learn a choreography that encourages us to put our souls into dancing. After this course, you will be able to walk and dance more confidently with heels and identify the basic elements of Heels technique.

Sign up for the course by purchasing it from our webshop.

If you want to pay with sport or cultural benefits (for example Smartum, E-Pass, Edenred, Eazybreak), sign up by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

Attention! If you are not able to attend the course, we will not refund you. In case of illness and a valid medical certificate of it, you can get a gift card to Flama with the value of money you paid for the course. You can use it for another course, workshops or weekly classes.

PAULIINA LATVA
Pauliina is a dancer and a dance teacher who will soon also graduate as a physiotherapist (The University of Applied Sciences). Pauliina has practised various dance styles, such as contemporary dance, show dance, hip hop, break dance, acrobatics as well as salsa. Her strength is that she utilizes the techniques of different dance styles, regardless of the dance style in question. She spent her autumn 2016 in New York studying dance independently, in addition to which she has developed herself as a dancer through various courses and workshops both in Finland and abroad, for example in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Pauliina is also a Personal Trainer (TYA/South Africa).

As a teacher, Pauliina is inspiring and encouraging. Her dance classes are filled with versatile dance know-how and good feeling, and typically different dance styles are open-mindedly combined. Her classes teach you how to listen to the music and interpret it with your own body movements. “During my dance classes, I want to create an open and safe space where one can learn through experimentation and shared insights! My main job as a dance teacher is to motivate others to become interested in the versatility of their own bodies and the opportunities they create.”

More information about the course: info@flama.fi.

Elina Valtonen, our beloved visiting dance artist and teacher, will have her dance workshops at Flama on Saturday, the 2nd of January!

Schedule on Saturday, the 2nd of January 2021
12:00–13:30 Reggaeton, beginners (90 min)
13:45–15:15 Reggaeton, intermediate level (90 min)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
The price of a 90 min workshop is 20 €. Both of these workshops are already full but by sending an email to info@flama.fi, you can be notified about possible cancellation places.

Reggaeton is a genre of music and dance originating from Panama, Puerto Rico, and Cuba and it is nowadays the most popular dance style in South and Mid America, especially among the youth. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythm, and playing with isolation.

WHO IS ELINA VALTONEN?
Elina has worked as a dance artist in ten different countries. Most recently, she worked for one and a half years in an Afro-Caribbean contemporary dance company in Canada. Alongside North America, she has also been able to tour the Caribbean. As a result, multiculturalism is one of the greatest sources of her inspiration and Elina loves holistic, sweaty, and animal dance. Her passion is to combine Afro and Western body movements.
Elina is, in her own words, “passionate about sharing the liberating message of the dance that directs us towards the truth”.

More information: info@flama.fi

We will continue testing our online dance classes today on Friday, the 20th of March, here on Facebook. So click yourself in to our Live Stream and dance with us at home!

Schedule for today’s online classes:

17:00 Twerk Beginners Class with Meri (45 min)
18:15 Solo Salsa Beginners Class with Anna (45 min)

These classes are free of cost but if you want to support us you can voluntarily pay for the classes via our webshop. The price for a single class is 5 €. If you want to pay with Smartum Mobile or E-Pass or Edenred Mobile you can accomplish the payment at your home. Type Tanssistudio Flama to Search Field and enter the total of 5 €.

We are currently planning and improving our online classes so we would love to hear your ideas, wishes and opinions! Send your ideas or feedback to info@flama.fi or via Flama’s Facebook or Instagram!

Barre and Ballet workshops at Dance Studio Flama

Schedule Saturday 23rd of February:
11.00-12.00 Adult Ballet, beginners
12.00-13.15 Barre, suitable for everyone
13.30-14.30 Adult Ballet, intermediate

Prices:
Barre (75 min): 15 €
Ballet (à 60 min): 12 €

Reserve your place for the classes at info@flama.fi.

When coming to the class, you need comfortable dance clothes and socks or other soft ballet shoes.

Adult Ballet:
During the adult ballet class, we go through classical ballet technique, practise ballet-specific expression and some choreographic phrases towards the end of the class. The classe cover barre exercises, centre practice and free routines. Ballet develops internal abdominal muscles and improves balance, coordination and posture. In addition, the expressive ability of the body will gain new dimensions. The adult ballet class creates a common space in which we can, at a gentle pace, combine practice and fun. Relaxed, cheerful and bright dancing, but still keeping the main focus.

Barre:
Barre class is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Barre workouts are intensely focused on improving core strength, developing the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder and hip girdles, and enhancing flexibility.

You don’t need any dance experience for this class.

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, 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.

Would you like to learn to dance hot and speedy reggaeton? This workshop is particularly meant for beginners who does not have any previous experience in reggaeton. The course will be held on Sunday, the 20th of January from 12.00 to 13.30 at Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, Turku.
Price: 17 €

Purchase the course from Flama´s webshop: https://flama.fi/tuote/reggaetonin-alkeet-workshop-su-20-1-2019/

Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs, and it has been influenced by different dance styles, such as hip hop, dancehall reggae and the Caribbean and South American traditional dances, for example Afro dances. Reggaeton is characterized by strong dynamic fluctuations, polyrhythms and playing with chest and hip isolation in particular. Both strong accents and soft sensual movements are present and they alternate.

On Saturday, the 12th of January, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the classes is Meri Niemi.

There will be two energetic classes on offer:

At 11.00–12.30 Bootylicious! – twerk techniques, no choreo (1,5 hours) SOLD OUT
Bootylicious is a class filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking without any choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

This Bootylicious! – twerk techniques class is sold out. Reserve your place in the queue at info@flama.fi.

At 12.45–13.45 TWERK choreo (1 hour)
The class is built around learning a fun choreography that does not leave anyone cold! The choreo includes many basic techniques.

Both classes are on the beginner level, so you do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Prices and registration:

– Only choreo workshop (1h): 15 € > purchase from here: https://flama.fi/tuote/twerkin-alkeiskurssi-twerk-choreo-workshop/

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 15-year-olds.

If you have any questions email to info@flama.fi.