Learn to sing flamenco! Previous experience is not required.
FALL SESSION CANTE CLASSES 2019
October 4th – October 25th (no class October 11)
Registration Deadline: Sept 27th
Calendar at a glance: Fridays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Oct 4 – regular class
Oct 11 – NO CLASS THANKSGIVING
Oct 18 – regular class
Oct 25 – regular class
GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION
This 3 class session will focus on two styles (palos) of flamenco singing:
30 min – Tangos de Granada (4 count )
30 min – Alegrias de Cadiz (12 count )
Students will study verses – letras and colletillas for each palo, with palmas (clapping). Group and individual singing will be encouraged.
Please bring a recorder, pen and note book to each class.
$45* Early Bird / $60 after September 27th
Please fill out the registration form first, payment instructions will follow via email – link here
About Irena Dumicz – flamenco dancer/singer
Irena has been studying flamenco dance and song with local and international artists across Canada as well as prominent flamenco teachers in Jerez de la Frontera and Seville, Spain for many years. Irena regularly returns to Spain to study flamenco dance, song, and to deepen her understanding of the flamenco art form. She has been an active member of flamenco communities in Kelowna (BC), Halifax (NS) and Edmonton (AB).
Flamenco cante (singing) has always been at the centre of Irena’s flamenco dance passion, however it became a journey of it’s own in her flamenco pursuit. Encouraged by flamenco singer David Vazquez “El Budita” with whom Irena studied flamenco cante in 2008 edition of Atlantic Flamenco Festival, she started to pursue flamenco singing in Spain. Irena has studied extensively with Esperanza Fernandez, Segundo Falcon and Jose Anillo. In 2010, supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she spent over 5 months studying dance and cante in Spain. She returned to continue her study of cante for another 2 months in 2013. In Canada Irena has had the privilege to study flamenco cante with Vancouver based flamenco singer Stephanie Pedraza, as well as guest artists from Spain. Irena has been performing flamenco dance and singing collaborating with flamenco artists in Edmonton, Calgary (AB) and Halifax (NS).