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The end of our autumn season will be celebrated on Saturday, the 18th of December 2021 from 8.30 pm to 1 am at Dance Studio Flama!

We will have two dance floors where salsa, bachata, reggaeton, kizomba and semba will be danced late into the night. DJ Papi will play his best tunes and the great atmosphere is guaranteed!

We will also have amazing dance performances by Flama’s show groups. The showtime is at 9.30 pm.

A Covid-19 passport is required and checked at the door for all participants arriving at the party. This is because the Southwest Finland Regional State Administrative Agency has banned indoor public events that are attended by more than 20 people, if the Covid-19 passport is not in use (the restriction is valid from the 10th to 31st of December 2021). In order to be able to organize this party, we have to take the Covid-19 passport in use.

You can purchase your entrance ticket already in advance through our webshop.

Dress code: wear something red

The entrance fee is 10 €.

Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square–Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule at http://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are parking options nearby.

Welcome to have fun and enjoy the best people, music and dances!

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen will visit Flama on Saturday, October 30!

Schedule for the 30th of October 2021
12:00–13:15 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
13:30–14:45 Bachata Ladies Style, intermediate (75 min)
15:00–16:15 Reggaeton, intermediate (75 min)

These classes are suitable for those who have previous dance experience.
Prices and registration:
1 workshop (75 min): 16 €

Register for the classes by purchasing them from our webshop:

HANNA-MAIJA PÄÄKKÖNEN

Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen is a professional dancer who has specialized in Caribbean dances. She has a long dance education since she was 3 years old, featuring studies in classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance, and show dance. She came in contact with Latin American dances already in her childhood when living in Nicaragua where she studied local folkloric dances.
During her high school years, she traveled to the Dominican Republic (1999-2000) to study merengue and bachata. After returning to Finland she studied Afro-Cuban dances with several Cuban professionals such as Ramon Silverio (Conjunto Folklórico Santiago de Cuba) and Chiqui Dixon (Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba) around Europe.
During her studies, she worked as a teacher trainee in Dance School Salsa de Cuba, where she later on also reached for several years. Hanna-Maija has worked as a full-time dance teacher since 2002. She continues to educate herself and makes several study trips every year to Latin America and Europe. She is known as an inspiring teacher, whose passion for dance is evident. Many of her former students now work as professionals. Her dance style is a mixture of soft feminine movements, a graceful quality of moves originating in her classical background, and explosive energy. Hanna-Maija specializes especially on Reggaeton, Ladies’ Style Salsa On1 and On2 and Cuban Rumba.

More information about the workshops: [email protected]

Welcome to dance salsa, bachata and kizomba in a relaxed atmosphere with lovely people!

Social dancing night on Friday, the 1st of October at 20.30–23.30 at Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku).

Entrance fee: 7 € (card or cash)

Remember to take your dance shoes or other indoor shoes with you because the shoes used outdoors will be left in the lobby.

Dance Studio Flama is located next to Turku Castle at Linnankatu 84. Bus Line 1 (Market Square–Turku Harbor) will stop just in front of Flama at the bus stop called Satamakatu and the bus trip from market square to the dance studio takes around 10 minutes. Check the bus schedule at http://www.foli.fi/ to choose the right time to come. If you decide to come by your own car, there are free parking spaces behind the dance studio and other parking options nearby, such as chargeable parking lots or ones requiring a parking disk.

More information: [email protected]

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]

Couple Salsa for Beginners Intensive Course
Instructed by Anna Tolppa

Would you like to learn to dance couple salsa? This intensive course starts from the very basics, so you do not need any prior knowledge about salsa dancing. Anna is always instructing in English, when there are people who do not speak Finnish. Start a new great hobby and come and have fun with us!

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.

Time. Thursday 20.8.2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours)
Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84
Price: 25 €
Teacher: Anna Tolppa

You can register for this course only if you have a dance partner to register with. If you would like to join the course and you don´t have you own partner, send us an email: [email protected] and we will try to find you a partner to dance with during the course.

Register for the course by purchasing it at our webshop.

And yes, you don’t need to have had any previous dance experiences prior to this course.

Welcome to have fun and to learn some basics of couple salsa! 🙂

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 [email protected] or via Flama’s Facebook or Instagram!

Matias Löyttyniemi’s Intensive Courses at Dance Studio Flama on Saturday, November 16!

Schedule on Saturday, the 16th of November
11:30–12:45 Cuban Rumba (guaguancó), foundations, solo class 75 min
13:00–14:15 Salsa Solo Styling, intermediate 75 min
14:30–16:30 Couple Salsa Styling, intermediate 2 h

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Register for the workshops by purchasing those on our webshop:
Cuban Rumba, foundations 15 €
Salsa Solo Styling 18 €
Couple Salsa Styling 25 €

You can register for the couple salsa class with or without your own pair. 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. There will be continuous rotation of the partners in the class.

Salsa Styling Classes
During these classes, we will jump into the world of salsa styling to make our dance even more cheerful and stylish! During the solo class, we will concentrate on our own solo dancing and technique, while during the second class our new knowledge will be applied to couple salsa dancing. We warmly recommend both leaders and followers to participate in both of the classes! If you know the basics of salsa, you are more than welcome to join.

MATIAS LÖYTTYNIEMI
Matias is a popular dance teacher who emphasizes the joy of dance and musical interpretation. He has taught dancing over ten years in different dance studios around Finland. As a dance teacher, he wants to make sure that people get the idea and the right technique of dancing, because that is only when dancing can be enjoyed in full swing!

More information: [email protected]

This Sunday, the 11th of August, we will dance salsa at Dance Studio Flama!

Schedule, Sunday the 11th of August 15.00–16.15 Solo Salsa, beginners 16.30–17.45 Salsa Ladies Style, intermediate

  Place: Dance Studio Flama, Linnankatu 84, 20100 Turku Teacher: Anna Tolppa Price: 13 € per class  

Register for the workshop bu purchasing it from our webshop: – Salsa Solo: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/soolosalsan-alkeet-su-11-8/ – Salsa Ladies Style: https://flama-fi.hel9.wp-cloud.dev/tuote/salsa-ladies-style-workshop-11-8/

If you have our Anytime card, you can join these classes without extra charges.

Welcome to dance salsa with us!

Esner Robaina’s energetic Reggaeton & Street Salsa Workshops at Dance Studio Flama on Sunday, the 4th of August!

The schedule on Sunday, the 4th of August: 11.00–12.15 Reggaeton, intermediate 12.30–13.45 Salsa, intermediate

Prices: 1 workshop (75 min): 16 € 2 workshops: 30 €

More information and sign up for the classes in advance by sending an email to [email protected].

ESNER ROBAINA

Esner Robaina is a Cuban dancer and dance teacher who was grown up with dance and music right from the beginning. Esner has worked as a dancer for example in the dance groups called Los Timberos de Juanelo, Echú Alabbony and Compañia Folklorico JJ. Esner has been performing around Cuba and in other parts of Latin America. He has worked as a dance teacher borth in Havanna and in Finland for many years. Esner is an energetic and compelling teacher whose classes are filled with the joy of dance and learning

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