Registration information for the upcoming session of flamenco classes is now available. The deadline to register for all levels is September 28th.
Unfortunately the studio at La Girandole is not able to accommodate us this session so Wednesday class are back to Sundays.
Introductory/Beginner level students
I am offering a One Day Introduction to Flamenco on October 2nd to give you a taste of my classes before the full session which begins on Oct. 16th.
Levels I and above – Classes begin on the weekend of October 2nd.
Not sure about your level? Please read below and contact me with any questions. A reminder that students receive a 25% discount on the second level when registering for two levels.
Students that were in the Beginner level tangos class last spring, you are ready for Level I, but if you have not done a session of tangos working specifically on the letra, I recommend continuing to take the Beginner level instead or concurrently so that you are not missing vital information. Depending on your comfort level with tangos you may choose to take the full Beginner level or drop in for a few classes. Please contact me if you’re not sure what to do.
Beginner students that have worked with the tangos letra structure (either last fall with me or with Stephanie or Oscar), you are ready to join the Performance class on Sundays. More information below.
Level I students that have completed at least 2 sessions of bulerias, you are ready to move on to Level II. I recommend that students moving on to this level also continue to attend the Level I bulerias class, either the full session or as drop-in. You are also ready to join the Performance class on Sundays. More information below.
Students formerly in Level II (Alegrias last term), your new level is Level III and has moved to Sundays.
Advanced students (Siguiriyas last term), you are now Level IV.
*Performance Class* – Aimed at students level I and above. I encourage you to join this class early on in your flamenco journey so you can begin to get comfortable with dancing solo, improvising, and eventually creating your own choreographies.
This fall the performance class is offered in sets of 4 classes. We will work on a specific letra for all 4 classes in each palo. Steps are geared to each dancer’s level so that lower level students are not overwhelmed and higher level students are challenged.
Intermediate/Advanced students preferring to work with their own steps and not the set being taught should instead drop in for the final 30 minutes of improv at $5/class. Singers wanting to practice cante, please confirm with me first and aim to sing in this improv timeslot. I will not be allowing other singers from 11:00 – 12:00.
Performance Class structure is as follows:
11:00 – 11:30 – Tangos
11:30 – 12:00 – Bulerias
12:00 – 12:30 – Improv
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Hope to see you this Fall!
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