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On Saturday, the 7th of November, we will a Commercial Dance workshop with Maritza Engström.

Schedule for Saturday, November 7:
12:00–13:30 Commercial Dance, intermediate

Register for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.

COMMERCIAL DANCE
Commercial Dance is a fusion that combines techniques of different dance styles and looks for music video inspired bold attitude and show feeling. The class will focus on choreography.

Mariza Engström is a dance teacher, professional sports instructor and a personal trainer. She has performed in a dance group called Dived Show and also has several years of experience in teaching different dance classes.

More information: info@flama.fi

Dance Studio Flama’s online class schedule for week 17 is out now! We will continue online dancing with this schedule from the 20th to the 26th of April on Flama’s Facebook Live Stream. Enjoy the classes with Anna Tolppa, Hanna Heinonen, Meri Niemi, Mirka Saali, Pauliina Latva and Sarianna Jakobsson. All the classes last 45 minutes. Join the classes on Flama’s Facebook home page.

Online Classes for Week 17:

Monday, April 20
18:00 Salsa Solo, beginners – Anna
19:00 Show Burlesque, open level – Mirka

Tuesday, April 21
17:00 Street Dance, open level – Pauliina
18:00 Commercial Dance, open level – Pauliina
19:00 Heels, open level – Pauliina

Wednesday, April 22
17:00 Dance Fiesta, beginners – Hanna
18:00 Pilates, beginners – Sarianna
19:00 Oriental Dance, beginners – Hanna

Thursday, April 23
17:00 Reggaeton, beginners – Anna
18:00 Twerk, open level – Meri
19:00 Flawless Diva, open level – Meri

Friday, April 24
no classes

Saturday, April 25
13.00 Twerk Technique, open level – Meri
14:00 Reggaeton, open level – Meri

Sunday, April 26
14:00 Bachata Solo, advanced beginners – Anna
15:00 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate– Anna

These classes are free of cost but if you want to support us, you can voluntarily pay for the classes at our webshop: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/online-dance-class/.

The price for a single class is 5 €. 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 5 €.

We are currently planning and improving our online classes, so we would love to hear your ideas, wishes and opinions. Please answer our online survey before the 15th of April and win Flama’s cloth bag: https://forms.gle/HBxAsBaZt3QuGme48. Thank you for your support.

Let’s enjoy dancing in our living rooms!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

BACHATA SOLO
Bachata is a sensual Latin dance that comes originally from the Dominican Republic. During Bachata Solo class, you will learn about body language, styling and musicality that are essential also for couple bachata.

COMMERCIAL DANCE
Commercial Dance is an urban fusion dance that combines techniques of different dance styles and looks for music video inspired bold attitude and show feeling.

DANCE FIESTA
Dance Fiesta is an energetic and cheerful dance class which combines movements from different dance styles, such as Latin dances, oriental dance and twerk. The 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. Dance Fiesta is the class of true great feeling!

FLAWLESS DIVA
The class is built around a feminine choreography that is full of self-confidence and sensual body movements combined with accents. This is the place to let your inner diva loose!

HEELS
Show Heels class takes you to the super feminine world of show dance! The class is influenced by the esthetics of music videos and make you feel like Beyoncé of your own life! The goal is to develop your own expression, performance and style. Let your inner diva loose, come to have fun and bring your own heels with you to the class. Of course it is possible to dance without the heels as well.

ORIENTAL DANCE
Oriental Dance, also known as belly dance, is a soft dance style that is based on folk and female solo dances from Middle East and North Africa. The dance class focuses on the basic movements of oriental dance, its body language and the use of the head, shoulders and hands.

PILATES
Pilates is a method of body conditioning created by Joseph Pilates. It is used to develop eg. optimal posture, to strengthen the middle body and to deepen breathing.

REGGAETON
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.

SALSA LADIES STYLE
Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself loose in all the sensuality! The class is meant for those who are already familiar with the basics of salsa solo.

SALSA SOLO
Beginners’ salsa solo class takes you to the world of salsa rhythms. During the class, you will get familiar with the basic steps of salsa and we will learn about technique, body movements and rhythmics. This class is suitable for everyone!

SHOW BURLESQUE
Show Burlesque combines show dance and burlesque with charming seduction and flirtation. Normal flexible clothes work fine, but you are more than welcome to wear something related to the theme, if you feel like (for example fishnet tights).

STREET DANCE
During the street dance class, we will practice rhythmics, bouncies, steps, isolations and other characteristic features of different street dance styles. The attitude is the key, not forgetting to have fun!

TWERK
Twerk is an engaging and fun dance style that has gained great popularity around the world. Its moves can be easily taken to the dance floor and probably that is why it is a common dance style 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. Twerk improves physical fitness comprehensively, especially back, thigh, buttock and abdominal muscles. The twerk class are meant for over 15-year-olds.

TWERK TECHNIQUE
Twerk is an effective way to work out, so by practising twerk techniques, you will simultaneously get your body in shape! The class is a combination of both training exercises and twerk techniques. The class is about sweat and fun and less attention to the choreography. This is a perfect additional training for beginners’ twerk or twerk intermediate class, but also a great choice as an independent training or to support other dance styles. The class does not require any previous twerk experience. Take knee pads or leg warmers with you to the class to protect your knees. The class is meant for over 16-year-olds.

More information about our class teachers can be found on our webpage.

Dance Studio Flama’s online class schedule for week 16 is out now! We will continue dancing after Easter, from the 14th until the 19th of April. Enjoy the classes with Anna Tolppa, Hanna Heinonen, Meri Niemi, Pauliina Latva and Sarianna Jakobsson. All the classes last 45 minutes.

Online Classes for Week 16:

Monday, April 13
no classes

Tuesday, April 14
17:00 Street Dance, open level – Pauliina
18:00 Commercial Dance, open level – Pauliina
19:00 Heels, open level – Pauliina

Wednesday, April 15
17:00 Dance Fiesta, beginners – Hanna
18:00 Pilates, beginners – Sarianna
19:00 Oriental Dance, beginners – Hanna

Thursday, April 16
17:00 Reggaeton, beginners – Anna
18:00 Twerk, open level – Meri
19:00 Flawless Diva, open level – Meri

Friday, April 17
no classes

Saturday, April 18
13.00 Twerk Technique, open level – Meri
14:00 Reggaeton, open level – Meri

Sunday, April 19
13.00 Salsa Solo, beginners – Anna
14:00 Bachata Solo, advanced beginners – Anna
15:00 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate– Anna

These classes are free of cost but if you want to support us, you can voluntarily pay for the classes at our webshop: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/online-dance-class/.

The price for a single class is 5 €. If you want to pay with Smartum Mobile, E-Pass or Edenred Mobile, you can do the payment at home. Type Tanssistudio Flama to the 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. Please answer our online survey before the 15th of April and win Flama’s cloth bag: https://forms.gle/HBxAsBaZt3QuGme48. Thank you for your support.

Let’s enjoy dancing in our living rooms!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

BACHATA SOLO
Bachata is a sensual Latin dance that comes originally from the Dominican Republic. During Bachata Solo class, you will learn about body language, styling and musicality that are essential also for couple bachata.

COMMERCIAL DANCE
Commercial Dance is an urban fusion dance that combines techniques of different dance styles and looks for music video inspired bold attitude and show feeling.

DANCE FIESTA
Dance Fiesta is an energetic and cheerful dance class which combines movements from different dance styles, such as Latin dances, oriental dance and twerk. The 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. Dance Fiesta is the class of true great feeling!

FLAWLESS DIVA
The class is built around a feminine choreography that is full of self-confidence and sensual body movements combined with accents. This is the place to let your inner diva loose!

HEELS
Show Heels class takes you to the super feminine world of show dance! The class is influenced by the esthetics of music videos and make you feel like Beyoncé of your own life! The goal is to develop your own expression, performance and style. Let your inner diva loose, come to have fun and bring your own heels with you to the class. Of course it is possible to dance without the heels as well.

ORIENTAL DANCE
Oriental Dance, also known as belly dance, is a soft dance style that is based on folk and female solo dances from Middle East and North Africa. The dance class focuses on the basic movements of oriental dance, its body language and the use of the head, shoulders and hands.

PILATES
Pilates is a method of body conditioning created by Joseph Pilates. It is used to develop eg. optimal posture, to strengthen the middle body and to deepen breathing.

REGGAETON
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.

SALSA LADIES STYLE
Salsa Ladies Style class is all about impressive feminine body movements and music interpretation. In addition to typical body movements and technique of salsa, the class concentrates inter alia on the use of hands and feminine impression, not forgetting show elements. Let yourself loose in all the sensuality! The class is meant for those who are already familiar with the basics of salsa solo.

SALSA SOLO
Beginners’ salsa solo class takes you to the world of salsa rhythms. During the class, you will get familiar with the basic steps of salsa and we will learn about technique, body movements and rhythmics. This class is suitable for everyone!

STREET DANCE
During the street dance class, we will practice rhythmics, bouncies, steps, isolations and other characteristic features of different street dance styles. The attitude is the key, not forgetting to have fun!

TWERK
Twerk is an engaging and fun dance style that has gained great popularity around the world. Its moves can be easily taken to the dance floor and probably that is why it is a common dance style 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. Twerk improves physical fitness comprehensively, especially back, thigh, buttock and abdominal muscles. The twerk class are meant for over 15-year-olds.

TWERK TECHNIQUE
Twerk is an effective way to work out, so by practising twerk techniques, you will simultaneously get your body in shape! The class is a combination of both training exercises and twerk techniques. The class is about sweat and fun and less attention to the choreography. This is a perfect additional training for beginners’ twerk or twerk intermediate class, but also a great choice as an independent training or to support other dance styles. The class does not require any previous twerk experience. Take knee pads or leg warmers with you to the class to protect your knees. The class is meant for over 16-year-olds.

More information about our class teachers can be found on our webpage.

On Saturday, the 22nd of February, we will dance with Anna Kuparinen at Flama in Turku!

Schedule for Saturday, February 22
11.30–13.00 Commercial Dance, intermediate level (90 min)
13.15–14.45 Reggaeton, intermediate level (90 min)

Register for the workshops by purchasing those from our webshop:
Commercial Dance, 18 €
Reggaeton, 18 €

Anna Kuparinen
Anna has a versatile dance background, since she started dancing with salsa and other Cuban dances but soon continued also with Urban dance styles, such as hip hop, reggaeton and commercial dance. Anna has danced in different dance groups both in Finland and in Australia, and she has studied and got inspiration from different countries (inter alia the USA, Australia, Japan and Germany).

In her own style, Anna combines different Urban street dance styles and often adds some Latin vibes into them. She finds the role of dynamics very important in dancing and she aims at teaching the difference between soft and sharp movements and how they can be combined in one’s own style of dancing. Anna is the choreographer of her own dance group Urban Breeze that has won inter alia silver in Glow dance competition in 2018 in adults’ Urban small group category and gold in Ladies Revolution 2018 dance competition in Barcelona.

More information: info@flama.fi

Supertalented dance teacher and choreographer Katrin Vaskelainen will be visiting Turku and Flama on Saturday, the 11th of January 2020!

Schedule Sat 11.1.2020
12:15–13:45 Commercial Dance, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)
14:00–15:30 Heels, intermediate/advanced level (90 min)

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those at our webshop:
– Commercial Dance, 22 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/katrin-vaskelaisen-commercial-dance/
– Heels, 22 €: https://flama.fi/en/tuote/katrin-vaskelaisen-heels/

More information: info@flama.fi

Paula Vuorela will come to Dance Studio Flama to have her workshops on Sunday, the 27th of October.

Schedule on Sunday, October 27
11.00–12.30 Heels, intermediate level
12.30–14.00 Commercial Dance, intermediate level

Prices and registration
Register for the workshops by purchasing them from our webshop:
– Heels 17 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-heels/
– Commercial Dance 17 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-commercial-dance/
– Both classes with package price 30 €: https://flama.fi/tuote/paula-vuorelan-workshopit/

The age limit for the workshops is 15 years.
Attention! The registration is binding. You can cancel your reservation for free of charge only 48 hours before the workshop takes place, after that only with a medical certificate. We do not pay the course fee back, but you can get a gift card to the studio. You can use it for example to pay for another workshop.

Heels, intermediate 90 min
Heels intermediate is based on jazz technique: during the class, we will go through the most common jazz dance movements and learn how to do them with heels. The main focus is on finding the balance, musicality and the flow in all movements. You can come to the class with our without shoes. The only requirement is that they do not leave any marks on the floor and you feel comfortable with them.

Commercial, intermediate 90 min
Paula’s Commercial class combines jazz dance and hip hop. The class offers a secure and encouraging athmosphere to find your physical and mental limits. Commercial dance is characterized by strong presence and performance.

PAULA VUORELA

At the moment, Paula works permanently in Sweden but also actively in Finland. In addition to jazz and contemporary dance, she is specialized in different street dance styles, such as hip hop, house and voguing.

As a dancer, Paula has been involved in different TV programs, such as Idols Finland and Tähdet Tähdet! Furthermore, she has been part of Saara Aalto’s summer tour and worked as Robin’s background dancer.

For Paula, the best thing in dancing is to discover something new and to improve one’s self-expression. Positive attitude and open mind are the key factors.

More information about the workshops: info@flama.fi

On Sunday, the 1st of September, Flama will be filled with energy and bold attitude! Evaleena, one of the leading teachers of urban dances and especially Dancehall here in Finland, will come to Flama to held her Dancehall Queenstyle and Commercial Dance workshops!

SCHEDULE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
at 12.00–13.30 Dancehall Queen Style, open level
at 13.45–15.15 Commercial Dance, beginners
at 15.30–17.00 Commercial Dance, intermediate

PRICES
1 workshop (1 h 30 min): 23 €

ATTENTION! Due to the songs and specific movements included in the classes, the participants should be at least 16 year old.

Register for the workshops by purchasing them on our webshop:
Dancehall Queenstyle Workshop, open level
Commercial Dance Workshop, beginners
Commercial Dance Workshop, intermediate

You do not need to bring the receipt with you, just tell your name at the reception when you arrive. If you buy the course also for your friend, write the name of the friend as an extra note in the payment. Attention! We do not return the payment in case you cancel your registration. In case of getting sick, you can get a gift card to the studio for the same value.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DANCEHALL QUEENSTYLE
Dancehall is a street dance that was born in Jamaica and it continues to develop. During the Dancehall Queenstyle class, we will concentrate on women’s own dance style. Attitude, feminine moves and steps, and possibly also acrobatics, will be involved. Bring a water bottle and knee pads or leg warmers with you to protect your knees.

COMMERCIAL DANCE
Commercial Dance is an urban fusion dance that combines techniques of different dance styles and looks for music video inspired bold attitude and show feeling. The class will focus on choreography.

JAMAMI

Evaleena ”JaMami” Vuorenmaa has been teaching street and show dances for over 15 years. At the moment, she teaches weekly classes in different dance schools around Finland. In addition, she gives intensive courses regularly around the country. Evaleena is one of the leading Dancehall teachers in Finland. She finds her self-development extremely important and that is why she participates in intensive courses and private classes given by top teachers both in Finland and abroad. Eve wants to stay up-to-date to offer only the best for her students. There are not many significant DH dancers or teachers that have not been teaching Evaleena yet. Evaleena has currently two performing and competing dancehall groups called JaMam’s Cats sekä Rumble Squad.