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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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]

Flama’s autumn schedule has over 80 different classes and courses each week, including several options for couple dancing. Would you like to learn how to dance Cuban salsa or sensual bachata? Or have you dreamt of knowing the basics of kizomba? This autumn you have the possibility to join our couple salsa, couple bachata and Urban kiz courses on different levels. The registration for the courses is already open, so sign up for the courses now!

In the autumn, all our couple dance classes are separate courses. This means that you sign up for the whole course by paying the course fee before the course starts. Matias’ couple salsa courses on Mondays and Anna’s couple salsa courses on Sundays last the entire autumn, while Pinja’s first couple bachata courses and Tuomas’ Urban Kiz course are seven weeks long. You can find all our couple dance courses for the autumn below:

COUPLE SALSA COURSES IN AUTUMN 2021

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 16:15–17:10 Couple Salsa 1* – Anna (full, queue: [email protected])

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 17:15–18:10 Couple Salsa 1+* – Anna

On Sundays at Flama (Linnakatu 84) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa 2* – Anna

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Salsa 4* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 19:15–20:10 Couple Salsa 3* – Matias

On Mondays at Flama (Linnankatu 84) at 20:15–21:10 Couple Salsa 2* – Matias

On Tuesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 19:45–21:00 Couple Salsa, beginners (September 9–December 7)* – Anna

 

COUPLE BACHATA COURSES IN AUTUMN 2021

On Wednesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 18:15–19:10 Couple Bachata, beginners (September 1–October 13)* – Pinja

On Wednesdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 20:15–21:10 Couple Bachata, intermediate (September 1–October 13)* – Pinja / Couple Bachata, intermediate (October 27–December 8)* – Pinja

 

URBAN KIZ COUPLE DANCE COURSE IN AUTUMN 2021

On Thursdays at Pikku-Flama (Eerikinkatu 38) at 19:15 Urban Kiz, foundations (September 2–October 14)* – Tuomas

 

Leaders and pairs can sign up for all these courses directly by purchasing them from our webshop. The prices given on our webshop are per person, so remember to purchase two course items if you are registering together as a pair. Please provide the name of your possible dance partner as an additional comment in your order.

There will be optional continuous change of partners during the course. You can either dance with your own partner or you can both join the continuous change of partners.

If you are a follower but you do not have a partner to register with, please write us an email to [email protected] and we try to find you a dance partner.

If you want to pay for the course with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please register for the course by sending an email to [email protected].
 
Attention! With Flama’s Autumn 2021 Anytime Card, you can get to the courses without any additional fees. In that case, sign up for the courses by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected].

We will have such an incredible dance autumn together. Welcome to join our couple dance courses!

 

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or by purchasing it from our webshop.

More information about the workshop: [email protected]

Flama’s June is filled with Latin rhythms. We will have Latin Saturday Workshops this week on the 19th of June. Latin Saturday includes Anna’s salsa and bachata workshop as well as Mirka’s cha-cha, slow rumba and reggaeton classes. All of these workshops still have some places left, so sign up for them now!

Latin Saturday, June 19

Flama’s Latin Saturday is a day full of amazing Latin rhythms! There are five different solo classes to choose from, so now you have the opportunity to come and try different dance styles and find your own favorite!

These workshops are especially meant for beginners, so you do not have to have any prior dance experience to attend the classes. The classes are held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku) on Saturday, the 19th of June 2021. The workshops are held by Flama’s dance teachers Anna Tolppa ja Mirka Saali.

Schedule for the 19th of June 2021
(Attention! All the classes are solo classes, not couple classes)
11:30–12:30 Salsa – Anna
12:30–13:30 Bachata – Anna
13:30–14:30 Cha-cha – Mirka
14:30–15:30 Slow Rumba – Mirka
15:30–16:30 Reggaeton – Mirka

1 class: 12 €

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:

Salsa, Anna
Bachata, Anna
Cha-cha, Mirka
Hidas rumba, Mirka
Reggaeton, Mirka

If you want to pay the workshops with some sports or cultural benefits (Smartum, E-passi, Edenred), sign up by sending an email to: [email protected].

You do not have to bring a receipt of your purchase when you come to the studio, just provide your name at the reception. If you buy workshos also for your friends, please provide their names as additional notes in the order.

ATTENTION! We do not refund you if you cancel and do not come to the workshop. In case of illness, we will give you a gift card to our studio instead.

More information and questions:

[email protected]

Anna Tolppa’s Reggaeton Workshop for Beginners at Flama on Tuesday, the 15th of December 2020 at 17:00–18:30 (90min)
This workshop is especially meant for those who do not have any previous experience in reggaeton.
The course is held at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).
Price: 20 €
Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.
If you want to pay for the workshop with a sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Tyky, Edenred, ePass, Eazybreak), please sign up by sending an email to [email protected].
Attention! We do not refund the money if you cannot come to the workshop. In case of illness, you can get a gift card to our studio with the amount of the workshop when providing a valid medical certificate.
Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs and streets, 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.
The workshop is instructed by the founder of Dance Studio Flama, Anna Tolppa. Anna has danced reggaeton for ten years.

Flama’s couple salsa and couple bachata courses for spring 2021 have been published and you are able to sign up for them. Welcome to dance couple salsa with Anna and Matias and couple bachata with Pinja.

Unlike other weekly classes at our studio, there are separate course fees for our couple salsa courses and you sign up for the whole spring term.

Attention! Before paying for the courses, please send us an email to [email protected] to check the number of places available and to tell whether you dance as a leader or a follower.

With the Spring 2021 Anytime Card, you can get to these courses without any additional fee. In that case, sign up for the courses by purchasing the Anytime card and sending your sign up by email: [email protected]

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

We will start with couple salsa courses in the beginning of January 2021 with Anna Tolppa and Matias Löyttyniemi.

Anna’s Couple Salsa Courses 1 & 2 on Sundays, January 17 – June 6 and Couple Salsa 2 on Tuesdays, January 12 – May 25

The courses are instructed by Anna Tolppa.

Each couple salsa course on Sundays costs 200 €/person/course.

The course fees include 19 x 55 min couple salsa classes. There are no classes on Easter Sunday, the 4th of April, and on Mother’s Day, the 9th of May 2021.

The Couple Salsa 2 course on Tuesdays costs 210 €/person and the course fee includes 20 x 55 min couple salsa classes. The first class is held on Tuesday, the 12th of January 2021.

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

Sign up for Anna’s courses by sending an email to [email protected]. After getting a confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Beginners’ Couple Salsa Course, level 1 on Sundays at 17:15–18:10

Course level: level 1

This level is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple salsa to attend this course.

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Sundays at 18:15–19:10 (Full)

Course level: level 2

This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course in autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Tuesdays at 20:15–21:10

Course level: level 2

This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course in autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

Matias’ Couple Salsa Courses on Mondays, January 11 – May 31

The courses are instructed by Matias Löyttyniemi.

Each couple salsa course on Mondays costs 200 €/person/course.

The course fees include 20 x 55 min couple salsa classes. There are no classes on Easter Monday, the 5th of April.

Sign up for Matias’ courses by sending an email to [email protected]. After getting confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Couple Salsa Course, level 4 on Mondays at 18:15–19:10 (still places for leaders signing up without their own pair, otherwise full)

Couple Salsa Course, level 3 on Mondays at 19:15–20:10 (still places for leaders signing up without their own pair, otherwise full)

Couple Salsa Course, level 2 on Mondays at 20:15–21:10

These courses are instructed by Matias Löyttyniemi.

Levels for Flama’s couple salsa courses:

LEVEL 1
This level is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple salsa to attend this course.

LEVEL 2
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa weekly for half a year. If you have for example participated in Anna’s intensive couple salsa course or Matias’ beginners’ couple salsa course this autumn, this course is a direct follow-up to those courses.

LEVEL 3
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa regularly for 1–2 years (at least one year). For example, if you participated in Matias’ advanced beginners’ couple salsa courses this spring and autumn, this course probably suits you.

LEVEL 4
This level is meant for those who have been dancing couple salsa regularly for a longer time, over two years. For example, if you participated in Matias’ intermediate couple salsa courses this spring and autumn, this course probably suits you.

Pinja’s Sensual Bachata 1 & 2 Courses on Wednesdays, January 13 – May 26

The courses are instructed by Pinja Simola.

Each couple bachata course on Wednesdays costs 210 €/person/course.

The course fees include 20 x 55 min couple bachata classes. The first sessions will be held on Wednesday, the 13th of January 2021.

Sign up for Pinja’s courses by sending an email to [email protected]. After getting a confirmation from us, you can purchase your courses at our webshop.

Sensual Bachata 2 Course at 18:15–19:10 (places for leaders available, otherwise full)

This course is meant for those who have been dancing couple bachata weekly for at least one season, for example participated in Pinja’s beginners’ couple bachata course last autumn.

Sensual Bachata 1 Course for beginners at 20:15–21:10

This course is meant for very beginners. In other words, you do not need to have any dance experience or knowledge about couple bachata to attend this course.

Welcome to dance couple salsa and couple bachata with us in spring 2021. Sign up for the courses now!

Welcome to try Flama’s new Baby Latino class!
 
The classes are held on Mondays at 10.30–11.15 (the duration is 45 minutes).
The classes will be held weekly on Monday mornings until the end of the autumn season. The classes are instructed by Anna Tolppa.
 
Price: 10 € / class
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku
 
Sign up for the classes through our reservation system.
 
During Baby Latino classes, we will dance and have fun together with babies! The class is meant for 3–12 months-old babies and their parents. You can participate in the class when the babies are able to hold their head up. Baby Latino is a shared dance moment between babies and their parents. Both babies and their parents can enjoy the movement and the rhythm together during these classes, and you will also get sweat and meet other people in the same life situation.
 
During the class, we will dance to happy Latin rhythms. We will dance with easy and cheerful movements and dance styles, such as salsa, bachata, merenque, cha-cha, and reggaeton. You can have the baby in your lap or for example in a baby carrier on front of your body. Please bring also your own blanket with you for your baby.
 

Enjoy the joy of dance in Dance Studio Flama’s online classes whenever and wherever you want!

During our live-streamed online classes, you can comment and pose questions to the instructor. You will have access to your purchased online classes for 48 hours, so you can watch each class also after the live streaming if that time is more suitable for you. 

The classes are held in Finnish.

ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR WEEK 22, MAY 25–31

Anytime for Week 22 (access for all the online classes of the week ) 

PURCHASE ALL THE CLASSES HERE!

Monday, May 25
18:00 Salsa Solo, beginners – Anna PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!

Tuesday, May 26

18:00 Commercial Dance, open level – Pauliina PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!
19:00 Flow Yoga, beginners – Lotta PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!

Wednesday, May 27

18:00 Show Burlesque, open level – Mirka PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!

Thursday, May 28

19:00 Twerk Choreography, open level – Meri PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!

Friday, May 29

no classes

Saturday, May 30

14:00 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate – Anna PURCHASE YOUR CLASS HERE!

Sunday, May 31

no classes

WHAT DO THE ONLINE CLASSES COST?

You can purchase Anytime access for all the online classes during the week with the price of 32 euros or you can purchase a single online class for 7 euros.

Each class lasts 50 minutes.

Do you want to dance several times a week? Buy the whole week for 32 euros. With our Anytime access, you can participate in all the online classes from Monday, the 25th of May, to Sunday, the 31st of May. PURCHASE YOUR ANYTIME ACCESS FOR WEEK 22 HERE!

WHAT IF I WANT TO PAY WITH SPORT OR CULTURAL BENEFIT?

The price for a single class is 7 €. If you want to pay with Smartum Mobile, E-Pass, Eazybreak or Edenred Mobile, you can do the payment at home. Type Tanssistudio Flama to the search field and enter the total of 7 €. After that, send us an email to [email protected] and tell which classes you have paid for. Attention! If you want to participate in the scheduled live streaming, you have to send the email on the same day at least 30 minutes before the first class of the day starts. We will reply to you and send you the access link to the classes via email. Our online classes will be accessible for 48 hours after the live streaming, so you can purchase your online classes also afterwards. In that case, send us an email after your payment and we will send you the access link.

Let’s enjoy dancing in our living rooms! 

More information and questions: [email protected]

Our weekly classes start again at our studio on the 1st of June and the whole month is filled with workshops as well. Sign up for the workshops of Anna, Hanna, YOGANNI and Pinja now since the places for the workshops are limited.

On Sunday, the 7th of June, We Will Dance Salsa and Party with Hanna at Flama

On the first of weekend of June, we will enjoy salsa rhythms at Anna’s Salsa Ladies Style workshop and have fun at Hanna’s Dance Fiesta workshop.

Salsa Ladies Style Workshop, intermediate

Time: Sunday, June 7 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 17 €

Instructor: Anna Tolppa

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.

Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of Cuban salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself lose in all the sensuality! During the Salsa Ladies Styling class, you can dance with dancing heels or other dance shoes. The class is meant for those who are already familiar with the basics of salsa solo.

Dance Fiesta Workshop, beginners

Time: Sunday, June 7 at 13:30–15:00 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 17 € Instructor: Hanna Heinonen

Sign up for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.

Dance Fiesta is an energetic and cheerful dance class which combines movements from different dance styles such as Latin dances, oriental dance and twerk. Movements are easy to follow and the purpose of the class is to have fun moving your body!

You can come to the class without any previous dance experience. Let the happy rhythms lead you and take you out of your busy life. Dance Fiesta is the class of true great feeling! The workshop consists of 60 minutes of dancing and 30 minutes of stretching/body maintenance.

On Saturday, the 13th of June, Flama Will Be Filled with Reggaeton Rhythms and on Sunday, the 14th of June, We Will Calm down with Yoga

On the second weekend of June, we will sweat for a big time at Anna’s reggaeton workshops on Saturday and learn more about yoga with YOGANNI on Sunday.

Reggaeton for Beginners & Reggaeton Intermediate Workshops

Time: Saturday, June 13 at 12:00–13:30 (90 min)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 21 €

Instructor: Anna Tolppa

Sign up for the workshops by purchasing them at our webshop:

at 12:00–13:30 Reggaeton, beginners

at 13:45–15:15 Reggaeton, intermediate

Attention! We do not refund the money if you cannot come to the workshop. In case of illness, you can get a gift card to our studio with the amount of the workshop when providing a valid medical certificate.

Reggaeton is the hot dance of Latin nightclubs and streets, 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.

Yoga Workshop 

Time: Sunday, June 14 at 12:00–14:00 (2 hours)

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 20 €

Instructor: YOGANNI aka Anni Leskinen

This workshop is full at the moment but if you want to be informed about possible cancellation places, send us an email to [email protected].

On the Last Saturday of June, the 27th of June, Pinja Will Return to Flama with her Workshops

Amazing Pinja Simola will come back to Flama on Saturday, the 27th of June!

Time: Saturday, June 27

at 11:30–12:30 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate

at 12:45–13:45 Bachata Ladies Style, beginners

at 14:15–15:15 Reggaeton, beginners

at 15:30–16:30 Zumba, beginners

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Price: 12 €

Instructor: Pinja Simola

Sign up for the classes through our reservation system or by sending an email to [email protected].

One class costs 12 euros. You can pay these classes with Flama’s punch cards or Anytime cards. You can also pay for these classes with sport or cultural benefit (Smartum, Edenred, Eazybreak, E-Pass) when arriving at the studio. Just remember to book the classes in advance.

The Instructors of the Workshops

Anna Tolppa

Hanna Heinonen

YOGANNI

Pinja Simola

See you at our workshops and weekly classes in June. Welcome to dance with us!

We will open Flama’s studio again on the 1st of June. The schedule for June (June 1–30) has already been published and you can find it on our webpage (under the spring schedule). The schedule for July and August will be published later.

Sign up for the classes in June through our reservation system.

In June, Eve JaMami will come to teach Dancehall classes on Tuesdays, Lotta starts with a new Flow Yoga class and Anna returns to teach salsa, bachata and reggaeton. Matias‘ couple salsa and Pinja‘s couple bachata classes will not continue yet in June due to the corona situation. We will have only solo classes in June. We will continue our couple salsa and bachata courses later so that the participants of the courses can replace all the missed sessions of the spring. We will provide further information about these couple classes as soon as the corona situation calms down. Matias and Pinja will return to Flama either later in the summer or at least in the autumn.


We have reduced the maximum amount of participants for all of our classes and enhanced our dressing facilities so that there will be more space at our studio. We pay special attention to the disinfection and hygiene of the premises. If you have any symptoms of the flu, please do not come to the studio. Besides, please wash your hands always when you arrive at the studio.


The validity of all punch cards and Spring Anytime accesses will be automatically extended with those 2.5 months our studio has been closed (March 13–May 31).

In addition to our weekly classes, we will dance outside in the park next to Turku Castle in our Dance at the Castle events on Sunday evenings. We will provide more information later closer to the summer. You can use our Summer Anytime cards as well as our punch cards to pay for those park classes, so it is worth buying your cards now at our webshop in advance and save.

More information about the summer classes by sending an email to [email protected].

We are so looking forward to dancing with you again at Flama!


PS. We will continue our online classes also after the opening of the studio.