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Johanna Sallinen and Omar Bakr will come to Flama in October with their Cuban Salsa and Sensual Bachata Workshops.

Schedule for Saturday, October 17
11:00–12:00 Bachata Ladies Style, open level (solo class), 60 min
12:00–13:00 Salsa Ladies Style, open level (solo class), 60 min
13:15–14:45 Cuban Salsa, intermediate (couple class), 90 min
15:00–16:30 Sensual Bachata, intermediate (couple class), 90 min

The follower spots for the couple salsa and bachata classes are full at the moment. There is still room for leaders and couples in both classes. You can dance with your own pair or you can participate in the continuous rotations of partners. The couple classes will be held in English.

PRICES AND REGISTRATION
Sign up for the classes by purchasing them at our webshop:
Bachata Ladies Style, 15 €
Salsa Ladies Style, 15 €
– Cuban Salsa, intermediate (couple class), 25 € / person
Sign up as a leader or together with your partner by sending an email to info@flama.fi.
– Sensual Bachata, intermediate (couple class), 25 € / person
Sign up as a leader or together with your partner by sending an email to info@flama.fi.

JOHANNA & OMAR

Johanna and Omar are versatile and experienced dancers and teachers and they teach i.a. bachata, cha cha, kizomba and salsa together. Through their I Dance Helsinki -organization, Omar and Johanna have long been building the Afro-Latin scene in Helsinki by teaching, bringing visiting artists to Finland and arranging festivals and parties in a weekly basis.

Johanna has danced several different dance styles. Johanna won Salsa European Championship in 2010, so she has a lot of knowledge about dance technique and that knowledge she wants to share with her students. As a teacher, she is known for her demanding but encouraging and clear teaching.

Omar’s dancing career has begun with ballroom dance, but it changed later to Afro-Latin dances. Omar’s strengths are musicality as well as his smooth and clear lead. He encourages and provides tools for each individual student’s progress and improvement.

For Omar and Johanna, it is important that everything learnt during the classes can be applied in a social dance setting. They emphasize the importance of leading and following as well as the learning of the basics, not forgetting musicality. Above all, dancing should be fun and feel good.

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.