Flamenco news

Exciting updates!

  1. Paco Pena concert ticket raffle
  2. Sunday classes moving to Wednesdays
  3. Flamenco Society event reminder

Paco Peña live in concert! Monday, October 26th at the Winspear.

As part of our fundraising, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival Association is raffling off 4 pairs of tickets to see Paco Peña’s “Flamencura” at the Winspear on Monday, October 26th. Raffle tickets are $10 each for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show (valued at $94). All proceeds go towards our Association in support of our first Flamenco Festival in April 2016.

Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting Jane Ogilvie (janeogilvie@mail.com) and will also be available at the Edmonton Flamenco Society Swap/Sell and AGM on Sunday, October 18 where the draw will be held.

Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

“Mr. Peña is a genuine virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience with technical abilities beyond the frets of mortal man.”
-The New York Times


Sunday classes moving to Wednesdays!
I’m excited to announce that la Girandole has opened up their studio for us on Wednesday nights and therefore as previously mentioned, our Sunday classes will be moving to Wednesday evenings. Por fiesta will run from 7 – 8:30 and advanced tangos from 8:30 – 9:30. If you are registered in either of these classes, please let me know immediately if there is a scheduling problem for you to have Wednesday classes start on the 21st (next week). We do have the option to begin the following week but it means we will have a class on Remembrance Day instead of the 21st.

por fiesta registered runs from 7 – 8
por fiesta drop-in 8 – 8:30 (registered students this is included in your class)
advanced tangos runs 8:30 – 9:30

Classes will run as usual this Sunday, October 18 and will plan to move to Wednesdays starting on October 21 pending everyone’s response. I will be announcing the date on Sunday evening. Please see the calendar on the webpage for a clear view of class dates.

A reminder that our Flamenco Society swap-sell and AGM is this Sunday.

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 
Location: Marr Mac Dance Studio lobby
Downstairs, 8627-109 Street Edmonton

5:30 PM – Flamenco SWAP-SELL 
Do you have flamenco shoes, clothes, accessories, CD’s and want to swap, sell, or buy them? Looking for new items for your collection? Want to update your flamenco wardrobe? Want to catch up with the local flamenco community? This is the event for you.

6:30 PM – Society First Annual General Meeting
Society membership ($5) is open to anybody involved and/or interested in the Art of Flamenco: performers, students, presenters, teachers, aficionados. Previous knowledge or experience with flamenco is not required.

Our mission is to promote and facilitate local Flamenco activities, to build and increase awareness of Flamenco art in Edmonton and Alberta and to be an umbrella organization for local Flamenco artists, schools, presenters, aficionados and community at large.

At the first Society General Meeting a Board will be voted in from members. Want to collaborate with other Flamenco enthusiasts? Want to have a voice in Society events? Want to be involved in organizing social events, performances, workshops and more? We hope you’ll consider a position on the Board.

You can acquire a Flamenco Society Membership in advance from Irena Dumicz or Jane Ogilvie, or at the event during our Flamenco SWAP-SELL, just before the AGM.

Questions? Email us: flamencosocietyofedmonton@gmail.com

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