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Fall Flamenco Classes confirmed

The registrations are in and all classes are running this session. Classes begin this week.

The beginner class is now full but there may be a possibility for a new class this fall. If you are interested, please sign up at the following link and I’ll keep you informed.
Beginner Class Waiting List

All other levels, the early-bird registration deadline has passed but you can still register for a slightly higher class fee. If you would like to join a class and you have not
registered, you can do so at the link below. If  you will be dropping in,
please email me (janeogilvie at mail dot com) so I am aware of it.

Click here to go directly to the registration page.

Hope to see you in class!

Jane

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Flamenco reminder

Class Registration Reminder

The Early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming Fall session of flamenco classes is this Friday, October 5th.  Classes begin on October 10th or 12th depending on the level.

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend Fall session flamenco classes, please make sure to get your registration and payment in by midnight on Friday.

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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ps – Some of you have thanked me for keeping you on the mailing list even though you are no longer taking classes. Just a reminder that I don’t maintain this email list, it is automated. At some point you subscribed to this list yourself and if you would no longer like to receive class updates, you can also remove yourself anytime via the “unsubscribe now” link below  :)

Flamenco Updates

News in this update:

  • Flamenco Festival workshops with Stephanie Pedraza
  • Stephanie performs at Cafe Blackbird
  • Fall session class information

Flamenco Festival fundraiser workshops with Stephanie Pedraza

Stephanie Pedraza is returning to give workshops with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival on the weekend of Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd. Beginner level students will have a masterclass with her included in my class session (see below). More advanced students can find workshop information on the festival website – www.edmontonflamencofestival.com.

Stephanie Pedraza at Cafe Blackbird

Stephanie will also be performing an acoustic evening of non-flamenco song and guitar at Cafe Blackbird on Dec. 1st. More information coming soon.

FALL SESSION CLASSES – 7 weeks

October 10th – November 30th (no classes on Oct. 31 or Nov. 9)
Early-bird registration deadline – October 5th

Level – Beginner Tangos
Fridays 6:00 – 7:00
includes a masterclass with Stephanie Pedraza on Nov. 30th

Level – I Bulerías
Fridays 7:00 – 8:00

Level – II / III Soleá
Fridays 8:00 – 9:00

Level – IV Alegrías
Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:15

Click here for – class registration

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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Upcoming classes – save the date!

My fall flamenco class session will be starting the week after Thanksgiving and will include a workshop with Stephanie Pedraza on the weekend of Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd.

As students have been asking, I thought I’d give an update on classes so you can plan ahead. Level III/IV students, I really need feedback from you on the schedule before proceeding, please see below.

Class schedule for Fridays, beginning October 12th, will be as follows:

6:00 – 7:00 Beginner – tangos
7:00 – 8:00 Level I – bulerias
8:00 – 9:00 Level II – solea

If you have taken a few sessions of tangos, it’s time to move up to Level I.

If you have taken a few sessions of bulerias, it’s time to move up to Level II. We do have bulerias review at the end of each class in this level.

If you have taken a few session of Level II, it’s time to join Level III. Please see below.

Some students prefer to take two levels as they transition, there is a discount for taking two levels in one semester. Not sure what level is best for you? Please send me an email.

Full information and registration will be coming out soon. We are just in the process of finalizing details.

Levels III and IV – Available studio times have changed at MarrMac and I need some feedback from you before setting our class schedule. If you are hoping to take classes at these levels can you please fill out the following poll by Friday September 14th, so I can see what will work best? Class Schedule Poll

Once we have our workshop info settled, I’ll post the registration information. Hope to see you in class!

Jane

Review classes and community concert prep

The results are in and the only review classes I will be holding are for the Level I bulerias class in order to prepare for the community concert. If you were in the bulerias class this past semester, you are welcome to attend for review even if you are not performing. Classes will be held at MarrMac as follows:

Friday, May 11 – 7:00 – 8:00
Friday, May 18 – 7:00 – 8:00
Friday, May 25 – 7:00 – 8:00

Classes will be $15/hr as usual.

Hope to see everyone at the community concert on May 27th!  Come and see what the broader flamenco community is up to. Guest guitarist Holly Blazina is also offering a guitar workshop from May 24 – 26. More info about the concert and guitar workshops – at the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s website

Wishing everyone a great summer! I’ll be back in Spain studying for the month of July. Fall class session information will be posted at the end of the summer.

Jane

Review classes and community concert prep

This Spring has become a bit complicated for me due to some events in my personal life and it looks like I won’t be able to offer more regular classes before we break for summer. I would like to offer review and prep for those students who are participating in the community concert though and am available on the following dates.

Friday, May 11 – after 7:00 (after flashmob rehearsals)
Tuesday, May 15 – after 7:00
Friday, May 18 – after 7:00 (after flashmob rehearsals)
Friday, May 25 – after 7:00 (after flashmob rehearsals)

If you are participating in the concert and would like review classes to prepare, please let me know asap which days/times you can commit to and I will make sure we get classes organized. Classes will be $15/hr as usual and we will only hold them if at least 3 students will attend. Once we know the schedule, I will send out an update and anyone wanting review of this past semester will be welcome to attend whether they are performing or not.

I am also happy to accompany with cante or palmas for any students wanting backup at the concert. Please let me know if you would like my assistance in this regard.

More info soon, in the meantime for those interested, please reply as soon as you can.

thanks!
Jane

Final Flamenco Classes and Flamenco Festival Workshops

News in this update:

  • Final week group classes – April 10th and 13th
  • Flamenco Festival Intro/Beginner level class – April 21st
  • Flamenco Festival registration deadline – April 6th

FINAL WEEK GROUP CLASSES – April 10th and 13th

We have one more week of regular class before our final week of group classes. A reminder that students from all levels are welcome to attend both Tuesday and Friday evening group classes in the final week. Please note the time change on those dates.

Final week group classes – ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Tuesday, April 10 – 7:00 – 8:00
Friday, April 13 – 6:30 – 8:00

These final classes are combined group classes for all levels. This will give each level a chance to perform their dance for the other students and to see what other classes have been learning. Students are welcome to attend one or both nights. There is no obligation to perform if you prefer to just observe

On Friday, April 13th we will finish with a few videos to watch and coffee at a local café afterwards. Please note that these group classes are for current students only. Guests are not allowed.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL INTRO/BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS – April 21st

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival has just added a festival baile (dance) class for Intro/Beginner students on Saturday April 21st. This class is aimed at students with up to 2 years experience. Participants should have a minimum of 4 classes of flamenco as a foundation.

Students in my beginner class, this is for your level! Don’t miss this chance to experience a class with top notch artists from Spain!

There’s a discount if you are taking the cante (singing) class that day as well. Cante classes are not just for singers! They are a great way to deepen your understanding of the dance. These por fiesta classes have students from all levels and we sing as a group.

Intro/Beginner level – Saturday, April 21st
2:15 – 3:15 – Intro/Beg – Baile – Tangos – Irene la Sentío – 1 hr
5:00 – 6:00 – All levels – Cante por tangos – José El Pechuguita – 1 hr

FEES
Single class – $42*/hour Early-bird  – $47/hour after April 6th
or
Package AA –  (Tangos class – Cante por tangos class)
2 hrs – $70* Early-bird / $75 after April 6th

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

The Early-Bird registration deadline for all festival workshops is April 6th.

Weekend cante (song) classes – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. These classes are designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, are invaluable for deepening your understanding of the dance. Never been to a cante class before? Not to worry we tend to all help each other out. These are fun classes with a lot of students attending.

Weekend dance classes – for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

  • Are you in my level I – III classes?
    The Beg/Int tientos workshop with Irene la Sentio is aimed at your level.
  • In my level III – IV classes?
    The Int/Adv level with Jairo Barrull is aimed at your level.

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

Flamenco Society Cafe Cante! Flamenco Festival Workshops!

We have some exciting events coming up in our community.

Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante/Market – March 22

The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has their upcoming Cafe Cante this Thursday, March 22. A monthly social gathering of Flamencos to share, practice, exchange flamenco song and clapping (Cante y Palmas) in an intimate and friendly environment. Come out and get to know your fellow flamencos.

This month includes a Flamenco Market – buy, sell, exchange flamenco items. More information – Cafe Cante and Flamenco Market

 

Edmonton Flamenco Festival – April Workshops

Information on the Edmonton Flamenco Festival weekend workshops in dance and song on April 21 – 22 has been posted. Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain.

Weekend cante (song) classes – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. These classes are designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, are invaluable for deepening your understanding of the dance. Never been to a cante class before? Not to worry we tend to all help each other out. These are fun classes with a lot of students attending.

Weekend dance classes – for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

  • Are you in my level I – III classes?
    The Beg/Int tientos workshop with Irene la Sentio is aimed at your level.
  • In my level III – IV classes?
    The Int/Adv level with Jairo Barrull is aimed at your level.
  • Wondering about the bata classes?
    We’ve asked Irene la Sentio for technique and movement combinations.

Stay tuned for dance classes for students with less than 2 years experience and options for more advanced cante classes.

Dancers, there is a lot of interest from dancers in Edmonton and other cities in Canada and we anticipate high registration levels. Class sizes are limited and we encourage you to register early so you don’t miss out.

Full information, artist bios, and registration can be found at this link.

Looking for private or semi-private classes? Guitar classes? Please contact the festival directly to arrange: info@edmontonflamencofestival.com

 

Flamenco Festival Flashmob round two


There’s been a great response to the recent festival flashmob classes with participants from all levels joining in. Missed out on the recent classes? Want to review what you learned? Just want to brush up on some cante and palmas? The festival is offering a new round of choreography classes and a second cante/palmas class with Stephanie Pedraza to work on the tangos from part 2.

There is plenty of opportunity to be as little or as fully involved as you like with singing, dancing, and/or clapping. Flashmob performances are informal. All levels are welcome and the attire is street wear. There is no obligation to perform.

NEW CLASS DATES
Sunday, Feb. 11 at Sugar Swing
Friday, Feb. 16 at MarrMac (note that my classes are not running that evening)

more information and sign uphttp://bit.ly/2s5Y3cx

If you’ve got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography, you’ll be able to follow along. More advanced? There’s a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography. There’s no footwork involved and the attire is street wear.

Don’t have any flamenco experience yet? Join in for the cante and palmas class and participate as one of our rhythmic clappers.

Not dancing much flamenco anymore? Join us for a light-hearted event and reconnect with the community.

Been involved in flamenco for some time? We’d really love to have you there to share in the energy, serve as a guide for less experienced students, and represent the high quality of flamenco in our city.

First performance dates are coming up and will be announced soon.

Hope to see you there!

Jane

 

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