Discover the Joy of Salsa in Hämeenlinna: A Fun and Exciting Course


Are you curious about the lively and dynamic world of salsa dancing? Would you like to explore this popular activity that has taken Finland by storm? If you’re a foreign student in Hämeenlinna, then taking a salsa course might just be the perfect way to immerse yourself in this exciting culture and enjoy your leisure time. An effective way to expand your social local network in Finland is to participate in extracurricular events and activities.

As a salsa lover, I was thrilled to discover that there are many opportunities to learn salsa in Hämeenlinna. Despite being a dance style that originated in Latin American countries, salsa has become a beloved activity in Finland, with many people eagerly embracing this energetic and expressive dance form.

The course offers different levels of difficulty, so whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced dancer, you will find a class that is right for you. The teacher leading the course is a true professional and is committed to helping all students improve their skills and get the most out of their salsa dancing experience. The other students in the class were also incredibly welcoming and supportive, creating a fantastic atmosphere that made learning even more enjoyable.

Salsa is not just a fun and social activity – it also offers many health benefits as a full-body workout that engages your muscles and gets your heart pumping. You’ll also learn how to move your body in new and exciting ways, which can boost your self-confidence and body awareness.

While salsa may not be a traditional Finnish activity, it offers a unique opportunity to connect with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and learn more about the rich history and traditions of Latin American countries. You’ll also have the chance to make new friends and form lasting connections with others who share your love of salsa. And let’s not forget the fact that salsa is a social dance, which means that you’ll never feel alone on the dance floor.

As mentioned in other blog posts such as the HPK visit, the core of this project was to experience ourselves the different leisure time activities that foreign people could do in Hämeenlinna to make the adaptation process easier as Finnish culture might be something new for many.

In conclusion, taking a salsa course in Hämeenlinna is a fantastic way to experience the vibrant and dynamic world of salsa culture. So why not try something new and exciting today? You never know, you might just discover a new passion that will stay with you for life!

Dear HAMK International students/alumni, if you are interested in sharing your living and leisure time activity experience, please contact Talent Boost mentor at

Anoush Salazar, alumni of International Business at HAMK (2018-2022), specialized in digital marketing & business analyst, intern at HAMK Talent Boost from March 20 to April 14, 2023.
Qingyang Li, Talent Boost mentor from HAMK

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