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

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

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 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:

Carlos Camba will teach kizomba and semba at Dance Studio Flama again in spring 2020 on Tuesdays, starting the 21st of January. The classes will be held between the 21st of January and the 31st of March 2020. No classes on 18th of February, 25th of February and 3rd of March.

Couple Kizomba Course on Tuesdays at 19.15–20.15
advanced beginners / intermediate

Couple Semba Course on Tuesdays at 20.15–21.15
advanced beginners / intermediate

There is no separate course fee for the courses, so you can join by purchasing Flama’s Spring Anytime Card, any of Flama’s punch cards or by paying each class individually. However, sign up for the course now by sending an email to

ATTENTION! At the moment, there are no more places for the followers registering without their own pair but one can sign up together with a partner or as a leader.


Kizomba music and dance were created in Angola in early 1980s when zouk, the popular music in the Caribbean, came to Angola and mixed with semba. Kizomba means a partyin Kimbundu language. In its country of origin, it is traditionally danced for example at weddings and at other parties. Kizomba is a social dance that is characterized by a close proximity and the lower body concentrated ginga, the body movement. Similar to tango, leading and following are done with the upper body and less with hands (compared to salsa). After its arrival in Europe, kizomba has developed into new styles, such as urbankizz and kizomba fusion.


Semba is a fast-paced, fun couple dance. Semba has a long tradition in Angola, in its country of origin, and it has influenced other genres of music and dance, for example kizomba. The essential characteristics of semba include hooks, low liftings, the leader’s footwork and various tricks. In Dance Studio Flama, we start with the basics of semba and concentrate on the most important aspect: having fun!

Carlos Camba is from Angola and he has been teaching kizomba and semba in Finland since 2014. Carlos has studied dancing with several international dance teachers and developed his skills especially in Angola. During his classes, Carlos concentrates on developing basic techniques and body movements, especially the use of the hip. It is important to him that all the knowledge learnt during the classes can be applied to actual social dances.

Carlos finds it important to have a good relationship with his students. Humor blossoms in his classes. He highlights that everyone, who is motivated to learn, is warmly welcome to his classes, regardless of age or sex.