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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

 

Flamenco reminders

Flashmob Reminder

Thinking of attending the Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s Flashmob classes this Friday and/or Sunday? Sign up by today so they have an idea of how many to expect at each class. More information here (sign up link at the bottom of the page)

Class Registration Reminder

The Early-Bird registration deadline for the upcoming Spring session of flamenco classes is this Friday, February 2nd.  Classes begin on February 6th or 9th depending on the level.

Class information and registration can be found here.

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

NEW STUDENTS – If you plan to register via interac eTransfer and have not done so before, please email me for details well before the deadline if you intend to pay the Early-Bird rate. I’m not usually available at midnight to reply to last minute emails :)

hope to see you this Spring!
Jane

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Flamenco Society Cafe Cante! Flamenco Festival Flashmob!

We have some exciting events coming up in our community.

Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante – Thursday, January 25

The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has their upcoming Cafe Cante this Thursday. 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.

Head over to their website for more information – Flamenco Society of Edmonton

Flamenco Flashmob!

As some of you have heard, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival is bringing their 2018 flashmob to life in February. The plan is to get Edmonton flamencos together to perform the flashmob in various public places leading up to the festival April 18 – 22.

This year’s festival flashmob is a tientos-tangos created by Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza. A group of local flamencos spent the fall learning their parts and came together in November for formal performances of the choreography in the Winspear lobby before an ESO evening and on stage at our December fundraiser performance “Flamenco at MacEwan”.

Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography. Stephanie Pedraza is offering a 1 hour cante and palmas group class via Skype for anyone wanting to practice singing and/or clapping.

Upcoming Class dates:
Feb. 2 at MarrMac (after my current Intro class)
Feb. 4 at Sugar Swing

You can attend one or all three classes and you’ll have enough information to take part. There is no obligation to perform. Please note, if you’ve never taken any flamenco dance before, the choreography classes are not for you! Dancers will be sharing the choreography, not teaching anyone how to dance.

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 us 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.

More information and sign up (by Jan. 29th) at this link – Flashmob 2018

 

Flamenco class reminder

Registration Reminder

The registration deadline for the upcoming 4 week Introduction to Flamenco session is Friday, January 5th.  Classes for this mini session begin on January 12th.

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend the 4 week Introductory session, please make sure to get your registration in by midnight on Friday.

If you plan to register via interac eTransfer and have not done so before, please email me for details well before the deadline.

hope to see you this Spring!
Jane

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Flamenco Classes in 2018

News in this update:

  • Introduction to Flamenco – 4 weeks – Jan 12 to Feb 2, 2018
  • Spring session classes – All levels – Feb 6 to Apr 13, 2018

INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO – 4 weeks

January 12th – February 2nd, 2018
Early-Bird Registration Deadline – January 5th

If you have ever wanted to sign up for flamenco dance classes and aren’t sure what it’s all about, or are wondering what my teaching style is, this is a great opportunity to try it out. We will have a preview of the basic elements of flamenco dance: arms, hands, footwork, movement and clapping. We will also learn a short simple choreography. This mini class session is a great preparation for the 8 week class session starting February 6th or to join up with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s 2018 flashmob.

SPRING SESSION CLASSES – 8 classes over 10 weeks – all levels

February 6th – April 13th, 2018
Early-Bird Registration Deadline – February 2nd
Class size is limited! Note that the Beginner and Level I classes do tend to fill up quickly.

Level – Beginner Tangos footwork
Friday 6:00 – 7:00

Level – I Bulerías por fiesta
Friday 7:00 – 8:00

Level – II Alegrías
Friday 8:00 – 9:00

Level – III Soleá por Bulerías
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00

Level – IV Bulerías
Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00

All levels will cover new material.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Click here to go directly to the Class Information page

 

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season.
Hope to see you in 2018!
Jane

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Final Class and Upcoming Events

News in this update:

  • November 24th – Final Group Class
  • December 2nd – Workshops with Tracy Cumberbatch – all levels
  • December 1st – Performance – Flamenco at MacEwan

Final Group Class this Friday:

A reminder that our final group class for all levels is tomorrow Friday, November 24th from 6:30 – 8:00 for all levels. This class is only open to current students and those that have dropped in at some time in this session.

Observers/guests/family/friends are not able to sit in on this class.

There is no obligation to perform! If you are a current student but have missed a lot of classes this session or are uncomfortable performing, please do join us as an audience member to get a taste of what other students have learned, see some inspirational video, and meet other flamencos in our community. If you’re not performing, you should plan to arrive just before 7pm.

Schedule: The evening’s events are as follows

6:30 – review of pieces learned
depending on how much studio is available, we will split up by level or will take turns in the studio for a quick review
7:00 – group warm up and presentation of pieces
7:30 – we will watch some flamenco video clips (get a glimpse of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s feature 2018 artists from Spain) and then head off for a coffee at a local cafe for food/beverage/conversation

Workshops with Tracy Cumberbatch:

There is still time to register for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s fundraiser weekend multi-level workshops with Tracy Cumberbatch. Don’t miss this chance to experience classes with our amazing guest dancer from Calgary! All classes are in the afternoon of December 2nd. Early – bird registration deadline – Friday, November 24th.

Info and registration here

Saturday, December 2nd – 3:00 – 4:00 – Intro level
Subject – Tangos
pre-requisite – at least one session of flamenco with any teacher. This level is not open to advanced dancers.

Saturday, December 2nd – 4:00 – 5:00 – Beg/Int level
Subject – Technique and movement with manton.
Please let us know if you do not have a manton and we’ll arrange accordingly.
pre-requisite – at least 2 years of flamenco with any teacher

Saturday, December 2nd – 5:30 – 7:30 – Int/Adv level
Subject – TBD
As there is not enough interest in bata at this time, we are re-determining what material will be offered. The site will be updated soon.
pre-requisite – 3 or more years of flamenco with any teacher

Performance – Flamenco at MacEwan:

Friday, December 1st – Flamenco at MacEwan – Betty Andrews Recital Hall – Allard Hall, MacEwan University at 8pm. As part of the fundraiser weekend for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival, I am performing with: Edmonton flamencos Irena Dumicz and Marni Benavides; and Calgary guests Tracy Cumberbatch and David Matyas. Local Intermediate and Advanced dancers will present a piece by Stephanie Pedraza taught at her workshops this past September.  Tickets and information here.

My next session of classes will begin near the end of January. Information will be posted in late December.

hope to see you this fall!
Jane

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Flamenco reminder

Registration Reminder

The Early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming session of Flamenco classes, the cante/baile workshop with Stephanie Pedraza, and the guitar workshop with Tosh Hayashi is today Friday, September 15th.  Class fees are higher after midnight tonight.

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend the workshops with our guest artists or Jane’s classes this session, please be sure to get your registration in by midnight.

A reminder to send in your payment if you have registered for the early-bird rates but haven’t paid yet.

Workshops take place on the last weekend of September.
Confirmed classes will begin the week of October 10th.

 hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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Introduction to Flamenco Class confirmed

The registrations are in and the mini Introduction to Flamenco class is set to run. This set of classes runs for 4 Fridays beginning on September 8th.

The earlybird deadline was September 1st but it is still possible to register for this class. It includes a preview of the basic elements of flamenco dance: arms, hands, footwork, movement and clapping. We will also learn a short simple choreography.  The final class is a masterclass with guest artist Stephanie Pedraza.

Click here to go directly to the registration page.

Hope to see you this fall!

Jane

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Upcoming Classes and Events

News in this update:

  • Introduction to Flamenco – 4 weeks in September
  • Dance/Song Workshop with Stephanie Pedraza – Sept 29 – Oct 1
  • Guitar Workshop with Tosh Hayashi – Sept 30 – Oct 1
  • Performance – Sunday Evening Flamenco at the Yardbird – Oct 1
  • Fall session classes – Oct 10 – Nov 24
  • links for more information and registration

INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO – 4 weeks

September 8th – 29th, 2017
Early-Bird Registration Deadline – September 1st

If you have ever wanted to sign up for flamenco dance classes and aren’t sure what it’s all about, or are wondering what my teaching style is, this is a great opportunity to try it out. We will have a preview of the basic elements of flamenco dance: arms, hands, footwork, movement and clapping. We will also learn a short simple choreography. This mini class session gives a preview of material covered in the 7 week session starting October 10th.

DANCE/SONG WORKSHOP – STEPHANIE PEDRAZA 

September 29th – October 1st, 2017
Earlybird deadline – September 15th

Intro level masterclass*
Friday 6:00 – 7:00

Beg/Int workshop 
Friday 7:00 – 8:30 baile
Saturday 3:00 – 4:30 baile
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 cante

Int/Adv workshop 
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 cante
Saturday 5:30 – 7:00 baile
Sunday 10:30 – 12:00 baile

GUITAR WORKSHOP – TOSH HAYASHI

September 30th – October 1st, 2017
Earlybird deadline – September 15th

Learn to accompany a tientos/tangos choreography with dance and song.

Saturday 3:00 – 4:00
Sunday 10:30 – 12:00
the last 30 min will work with  Stephanie’s int/adv dance class

Tosh is also available for private classes on Friday evening, Sept. 29

SUNDAY EVENING FLAMENCO AT THE YARDBIRD

An intimate evening of flamenco dance, guitar, piano, and song.

Featuring
Irena Dumicz – singer/dancer – Edmonton
Jane Ogilvie – dancer/pianist – Edmonton
Stephanie Pedraza – singer/dancer – Vancouver
Tosh Hayashi – guitarist – Calgary

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Yardbird Suite
7pm (doors at 6:30)

FALL SESSION CLASSES – 7 weeks

October 10th – November 24th (no classes on Oct. 31 – Halloween)
Earlybird deadline – September 15th

Level – Intro Tangos por fiesta
Friday 6:00 – 7:00

Level – I Bulerías por fiesta
Friday 7:00 – 8:00

Level – II Friday 8:00 – 9:00
Alegrias

Level – III Solea por Bulerias
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00

Level – IV Bulerias
Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRAION

Click here for – workshop and class registration
Click here for – Sunday Evening Flamenco at the Yardbird

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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