Twerk for Dummies, Twerk Workshop for Beginners

On Saturday, the 11th of July, Flama will be all about the booty shaking! The teacher of the workshop is Meri Niemi.

What: Twerk Workshop for Beginners
Where: Dance Studio Flama (Linnankatu 84, Turku)
When: Saturday, the 11th of July 2020, at 12.00–13.30 (90 min)
Price: 21 €

Register for the workshop by purchasing it at our webshop.

Twerk for Beginners is a workshop filled with shaking, jiggle, thrusting and throwing the hip and bounce. The class concentrates on different techniques of booty shaking and easy choreography. Full speed from the beginning to the end, great sweat guaranteed!

You do not need any previous twerk experience to be able to participate!

Bring knee pads or for example leg warmers with you to protect your knees. The classes are meant for over 16-year-olds.

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Dance has taken Meri all over the place: it all started with Loimaan Naisvoimistelijat and their annual spring performances and through both national and international basketball leagues, she finally made her way to Twerk Finnish National Championships. Meri has dance experience in show dance, hip hop, Cuban dances as well as some ballet but in recent years the love of her life has been twerk that is also nowadays her primary dance style. In twerk Meri is fascinated by its physicality, roughness and challenging techniques. According to her, the best thing in twerk is that it allows one to do an extremely hard workout and simultaneously praise one’s own body. In addition to twerk, Meri’s heart is also taken by Dancehall Queenstyle and Latin dances. However, you can find Meri in any dance classes, since her training policy says that different dance styles let one develop into a versatile dancer, and each dance style can provide something new to one’s own style.

As a teacher, Meri is a relaxed type, but she urges and encourages her students always to do their best. Her classes are filled with laughter and humor – not forgetting hard training. Meri thinks that the best thing in her classes is absolutely to see how people go beyond themselves and do something they could not even believed to be possible. Everyone can come to the classes just the way they are, regardless of the size of the butt.

At Flama, Meri works as a twerk teacher and dancesand leads in the dance studio’s Bouncy Crew.

Attention! Twerk classes are meant for over 16-year-olds.