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November updates

In this update

  • Carmen Ledesma – November 20 – 24 – Early-bird deadline this Friday, November 8!
  • Classes with Farru – November 1st – photos

In less than two weeks! – workshops with Spanish flamenco dancer Carmen Ledesma. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to study with her in Edmonton this November. The early-bird registration deadline is Friday November 8th!

**NEW** There is now an additional beginner class on Wed Nov 20th – it is at 8:15.

Schedule

Wednesday, November 20
8:15 – 9:15 Beginner – NEW class available

Friday, November 22
6:00 – 7:00 Beginner CLASS IS FULL
7:00 – 8:00 por fiesta – Tangos CLASS IS FULL

Saturday, November 23
4:00 – 5:00 Beginner
5:15 – 6:45 Intermediate
7:00 – 8:30 Advanced

Sunday, November 24
10:00 – 11:30 Advanced
11:45 – 12:45 por fiesta – Bulerías
2:00 – 3:30 Intermediate

If you are registered in my classes this Fall, for most of you, one class with Carmen was included in your session fees. See below:

Wed. Beginners – your Wed. class with Carmen is already registered and paid for.
Fri. Beginners – your Fri. beginner class with Carmen is already registered and paid for.
Fri. Level I – your Fri. tangos por fiesta class with Carmen is already registered and paid for.
Fri. Level II/III – email me before registering if you are unsure of your status.

Beginners I highly recommend you take another beginner class with Carmen while she’s here. There is an option on Wednesday night from 8:15 – 9:15 or Saturday from 4:00 – 5:00. If you are a current beginner student or are registering for an Intermediate or Advanced workshop, it’s just $35 to add a beginner class to this session if you register by Friday at midnight.

More info and registration at this link – Carmen Ledesma workshops

Hope to see you there!


Classes with Farru

What a great night of classes with Farru on November 1st! It was an utter privilege to have him here in Edmonton. Thanks to Nyles Varughese for accompanying on guitar and a special thanks to the students that traveled in from Calgary and Saskatoon.

 

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Farru – Early-bird deadline ends tonight!

Master Classes with Farru – November 1st – Early-bird deadline October 18!

In just two weeks! – master classes with Spanish flamenco dancer Antonio Fernandez Montoya, Farru, of the legendary Farruco family. He will be on tour with The Paco de Lucia Project, (performing in St. Albert October 31st at the Arden Theatre). We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to study with him in Edmonton on November 1st.

Here’s a video of him jamming on the streets of NYC last week.

I have taken a fair amount of class with Farru and study with his family regularly. He’s a friendly and generous teacher. If you’ve ever studied tarantos or tangos with me, chances are you have learned some of his steps. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to study with him! He is rarely in Canada and we are lucky to have the chance to study with him in Edmonton on this tour.

More info and registration at this link – Master Classes with Farru

**The Beginner/Intermediate level is now full but I anticipate there may be some adjustment. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this level, the Early-bird rate will be honoured if you are on the list by tonight and a spot opens up before Nov. 1st. Click here to join – waiting list

Students registered in my Fall class session, you are already signed up!

Hope to see you there,

Jane

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Fall Flamenco Class update

The registrations are in and some classes are running this session, others are waiting to be confirmed until Sunday night. Classes begin October 4th.

Beginner and level I – classes are now full and drop-in is not possible. If you are interested in being on the waiting list should a spot open up, please sign up at the following link and I’ll inform you if a spot opens up. Class Waiting List

Level II/III – some classes with guest Spanish teachers are now full.
This level is still available but only on dates that Jane teaches ($105 to register, $22/hr drop-in)

Level IV and Cante with Irena – these classes are on the edge of being cancelled and are still not confirmed to run. If you are planning to attend, please register by Sunday night at 6pm so I know if the class is viable. So as not to be spamming everyone with more emails, I will be confirming or cancelling these classes directly with those that have registered. If you are planning to drop in, make sure you check the registration page first to see if class is running.

Masterclasses with Farru – **The Beginner/Intermediate level is now full but I anticipate there may be some adjustment. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this level with Farru, please click here – waiting list

Click here to go directly to the registration page.

Hope to see you in class!

Jane

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Flamenco registration reminder

Class Registration Reminder

The Early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming Fall session of flamenco classes is tonight Friday, September 27th! Classes begin on October 4th or 9th depending on the level.

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend this Fall session, please make sure to get your registration and payment in by midnight tonight. Classes that don’t have enough registered will be cancelled.

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. If you would no longer like to receive class updates, you can remove yourself anytime via the “unsubscribe now” link below  :)

Carmen Ledesma registration

Direct from Spain, flamenco dancer Carmen Ledesma returns to Edmonton for workshops from November 22nd – 24th, 2019! A featured artist at the first Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017, she is a favourite of audiences and students alike.

With funding from the Alberta Dance Alliance – Community Workshop Series, I am collaborating with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival to bring this workshop about. Here on only her second visit to Canada, also stopping in Toronto – it is a thrill to present an opportunity to study with Carmen in Edmonton.

Workshops are open to the public. Some previous flamenco experience required.

Are you registered in my current Fall session classes? With the exception of Level IV, one Friday night class with Carmen was included in your session fees. A $40 discount applies when you register.

More information can be found at this link

 

Flamenco Updates – Carmen Ledesma and Fall Registration

News in this update:

  • Carmen Ledesma returns!
  • Fall session class registration now available

Carmen Ledesma returns!

Carmen Ledesma
At long last, I can announce – Direct from Spain, flamenco dancer Carmen Ledesma returns to Edmonton for workshops from November 22nd – 24th, 2019! A featured artist at the first Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017, she is a favourite of audiences and students alike. Registration information is coming soon.

FALL SESSION CLASS REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

I’m excited to announce that both of our guest teachers from Spain are part of the dance class session this fall. Some of their classes are included in my class session and fees. Farru will be teaching instead of me on Friday, November 1st and Carmen Ledesma will on Friday, November 22nd.

If you have already registered for Farru’s class and are planning to attend my fall session, you may deduct the amount you paid from the total when you register for my classes. Please just make a note in the Additional Comments section so I remember why.

For the first time since 2010, my class fees have gone up slightly this fall, including the drop-in rate which is now $22/hr.

This session fee is also slightly higher to help accommodate our guest teachers. If you find you need to choose between my class session and a few classes with them, please do choose to take from our guests. It is an experience you would pay a fortune to get to have in Spain and we are incredibly lucky to have both of them here in Edmonton as even getting class with them in Spain is difficult.

Click here for – class registration

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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Flamenco Updates!

News in this update:

  • Master Classes with Farru – November 1st
  • Level IV class time change

Master Classes with Farru – November 1st

In the first of a few announcements this fall, I’m thrilled to announce master classes with Spanish flamenco dancer Antonio Fernandez Montoya, Farru, of the legendary Farruco family. He will be on tour with The Paco de Lucia Project, (performing in St. Albert October 31st at the Arden Theatre). Working in collaboration with Flamencos por el Mundo, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to study with him in Edmonton on November 1st.

I have taken a fair amount of class with Farru and study with his family regularly. He’s a friendly and generous teacher. If you’ve ever studied tarantos or tangos with me, chances are you have learned some of his steps. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to study with him! He is rarely in Canada and we are lucky to have the chance to study with him in Edmonton on this tour.

More info and registration at this link – Master Classes with Farru

FALL SESSION CLASSES – level IV time change

Level – IV 
Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30

more class info coming soon! If all works out as planned, we will have another incredible surprise guest teacher as part of our class session this fall.

Jane

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Upcoming classes – save the date!

My fall flamenco class session will be starting October 4th! Full information and registration will be coming out very soon. We have some exciting guest teachers this fall and are still finalizing details.

As students have been asking, I thought I’d give an update on class times so you can plan ahead. All classes are at MarrMac Dance. Registration will come out as soon as it’s available.

Class schedule beginning October 4th, will be as follows:

Baile (dance) with Jane Ogilvie
(see below for advice on level)

Wednesdays
8:00 – 9:00 Level IV – tientos

Fridays
6:00 – 7:00 Beginner – tangos
7:00 – 8:00 Level I – bulerias
8:00 – 9:00 Level II/III – solea por bulerias

Cante (song) with Irena Dumicz
(Previous experience is not required):
Fridays Oct 4, 18, and 25 only
6:00 – 7:00


Dance level

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/III. We do have bulerias review at the end of each class in this level.

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

Once we have our guest teacher info settled, I’ll know the complete schedule and will post the registration information. Hope to see you in class!

Jane

Community Show this Sunday!

Hope to see everyone this Sunday May 26th! Don’t miss out on the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s second annual Community Show, featuring local flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians!

Come and see what the broader flamenco community is up to and catch some of my students performing what we have worked on this year. My intermediate class will be performing por Soleá with guest singer Susan MacGregor. My advanced class will be performing por Alegrías with guest singer Irena Dumicz and Cat Moores on palmas. Calgary guitarist David Matyas is the invited guest for the show.

Community Show – Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 6:30 (doors at 6)
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar
8230 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
(kid friendly event)

Tickets: $10 in advance ($15 cash at the door – if seats still available)

Show info and tickets at this link


Guitar Classes – May 25 – 26, 2019

David Matyas is also offering guitar classes from May 25 – 26. A great guitarist and person if you’re looking to learn some flamenco guitar. David has wealth of experience to offer – playing flamenco solo pieces, accompanying flamenco dancers, singers and musicians for many years in flamenco communities.

Guitar class info at this link


A big shout out to the Flamenco Society of Edmonton for all their hard work in building community and bringing this event together.

Wishing everyone a great summer! Fall class session information will be posted at the end of the summer.

Jane

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