FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
BEGINNING FLAMENCO DANCE: TANGOS
Tuesdays, starting January 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
Start your flamenco journey!
This class will introduce flamenco fundamentals for dance: braceo - the movement of the upper body and arms; zapateado - footwork; palmas - rhythmic hand clapping; structure - the way to sequence movements to communicate with your live musicians. Live guitar and singing accompany your class as you learn this uniquely Spanish artform in a supportive environment. Ages teen and up, no previous dance experience necessary. Note: flamenco is a dance form of personal expression for women and men; it is NOT a partnered dance form.
FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
ADVANCED BEGINNERS' FLAMENCO DANCE: BULERIA
Tuesdays, starting January 9, 7:30-8:30 pm
Go further with your flamenco journey!
This class will build upon the communication skills learned while studying Tangos. New rhythmic patterns, llamadas, marcajes and zapateado will grow your flamenco movement vocabulary.
INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUE AND REPERTOIRE
Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:00 pm
Thursdays, February 8, 22, 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Build your skills and stamina with an initial 3-week mini session of 1.5 hours combined technique with repertoire review. Prepare for a full hour of technique and a full hour of choreography starting in February. Classes will continue on Thursdays based on feedback and evaluation of first 6 weeks.
Instructors: Paula and Grace
KIDS AGES 6-12
Saturdays, starting January 27, 10:30-11:30 am
Weekly classes will deepen mastery of flamenco movement including arm movements, turns, footwork, rhythmic clapping and self expression! Consistent attendance will build toward a choreography to be performed at the Student Showcase in May.
GUEST ARTIST: CHAYITO CHAMPION
Saturday, February 17, (Time TBA)
This is a great opportunity for dancers of all experience levels to try singing flamenco singing (cante) for the first time. Learn to sing a letra or two to deepen your dance or start on a new flamenco path. Chayo is a sensitive and nurturing teacher, perfect for beginners.
Chayito Champion was born into a family of Flamenco artists: Teresa and Curro Champion pioneers of Flamenco in Texas. Chayito began singing at a very early age carrying the legacy of her family all over the world. New York Times " Haunting Voice and mesmerizing presence."
Select Sunday Afternoons (Dates/Times TBA)
An opportunity for dancers of all levels to exercise skills in palmas, improvisation and choreography in collaboration with musicians. You can expect plenty of bulerias and tangos por fiesta, Sevillanas and other palos in a lively, fun-filled environment.