Flamenco Updates

Wondering about my next flamenco session? Interested in some online classes while you are stuck at home?
MarrMac students are keeping up with their technique at home while we wait for this all to pass!

Are you? How are your palmas coming along? This is a great time to work on arms, hands, and posture. If you have room in your home, marking steps and choreography. If you have enough privacy and space, why not work on your footwork technique?

Students, in the wake of the cancellation of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival, I have not had the chance to send out a message about upcoming classes. We won’t know when in-person classes are able to run again so I have not set up my post-festival class session. The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has also just announced they have cancelled their Community Show in May.

In the meantime, I am happy to set up some online classes to keep you occupied and engaged with the material we’ve been working on. They would not begin until April and would occur in real time as our regular classes do. Note that I am not offering free classes, nor am I offering to share or post recorded videos.

We are all facing a very uncertain future and a rather chaotic present. I completely understand if it is not in your best interest to sign up for classes at this time. There is no need to write me to explain. In fact I would prefer that you refrain from doing so as I am also overwhelmed with the situation.

For more information and to indicate your interest, please visit this link and we’ll see what might work for those interested.

https://forms.gle/FjnjbQQFCCR4nRZ56

Stay safe and well and hope to see you in online class or once this has all passed.

Jane

ps – in case you have missed the updates from the Edmonton Flamenco Festival, we’ve been posting photos of past performances and classes along with tidbits about guest artists online. You can read recent posts and catch new ones on our:

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Class reminders. Flamenco Festival workshop deadline tonight!

News in this update:

  • Class Reminders – final group class Friday, March 6th 6:30 – 8:00
  • Edmonton Flamenco Festival – Workshop early-bird registration deadline tonight!

CLASS REMINDERS

Friday, March 6th final group class 6:30 – 8:00

A reminder that the final group class for all students is Friday, March 6th. Students will all get a chance to review their material from 6:30 – 7:00

    • 6:30 – 7:00 – review class work with your classmates. We will use available studios
    • 7:00 – group warm up and presentation of pieces

This is an informal opportunity for each class to perform their dance for the other students and to see what other classes have been learning. We will finish with a few videos to watch and coffee at a local café afterwards. It’s a really fun night and a great way to end the semester. There is no obligation to perform.

*Please note that March 6th’s group class is for current students only. Guests are not allowed.

If you registered but have missed a lot of classes or had to withdraw from class this semester, please feel free to come to the final class as an observer to see what others have been doing, watch some videos with us and meet other members of the community. It’s a fun night.

Next session

Classes will resume after the flamenco festival and will include rehearsal for the community concert. Info coming out later this week.


EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL March 12 – 15

Festival Mainstage – Sevilla en Blanco y Negro – Winspear Centre March 13

Tickets here – edmontonflamencofestival.com/tickets/

Festival Workshops – Early-bird deadline midnight tonight! March 2nd

Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain!

Cante (song) class with José ‘El Pechuguita’  – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. This class is designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, it’s 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. This is a fun class with a lot of students attending. José ‘El Pechuguita’ was here as a guest of Jairo Barrull in 2018 and taught a fantastic class por tangos.

Compás (palmas) class with El Oruco  – for students that have experience with the 12 count.

El Oruco is a master at palmas and his compás classes are the best out there. This is the first class I look for when I go to study in Seville. If you are in my level I class or above, this class is for you.

Dance classes with El Oruco and Karolina González – have a look at which level is appropriate for you below.

    • Are you in my Beginner level tangos classes?
      The Introductory level Tangos with Karolina González is aimed at your level.
      You can sign up for Package A if you want to take both days of dance, and Package B if you want to add the cante class as well.
    • In my level I – III bulerías or soleá por bulerías classes?
      The Beginner/Intermediate level bulerías with Karolina González is aimed at your level. Level III’s, the Intermediate/Advanced level is also for you.
    • In my level III – IV classes?
      The Intermediate/Advanced level Alegrías with El Oruco is aimed at your level.

Full workshop information and registration can be found at this link.

Looking for private or semi-private classes? Guitar classes? Contact info at the link above.

hope to see you this Spring!
Jane

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Flamenco Festival workshop deadline

EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

Workshop early-bird registration deadline – March 2nd!

Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain. The Early-bird deadline for Festival workshops is this coming Monday, March 2nd. Classes are March 14th and 15th. See below for more information.

For this year’s festival, I’m beyond thrilled we are bringing dancer El Oruco from Seville who has been my mentor since 2010. His guests include his wife, dancer Karolina González, as well as 2 singers returning from past festivals. José ‘El Pechuguita’ was here as a guest of Jairo Barrull in 2018 and Jonathan Reyes was here as a guest of Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernández in 2019. Guitarist José Luis Medina rounds out the group.

El Oruco and guests – March 13th performance at the Winspear – Tickets now available!


Weekend workshops – March 14th – 15th

Early-bird deadline – March 2nd. Wondering what classes are for you?

Cante (song) class with José ‘El Pechuguita’  – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. This class is designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, it’s 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. This is a fun class with a lot of students attending. José ‘El Pechuguita’ was here as a guest of Jairo Barrull in 2018 and taught a fantastic class por tangos.

Compás (palmas) class with El Oruco  – for students that have experience with the 12 count.

El Oruco is a master at palmas and his compás classes are the best out there. This is the first class I look for when I go to study in Seville. If you are in my level I class or above, this class is for you.

Dance classes with El Oruco and Karolina González – have a look at which level is appropriate for you below.

    • Are you in my Beginner level tangos classes?
      The Introductory level Tangos with Karolina González is aimed at your level.
      You can sign up for Package A if you want to take both days of dance, and Package B if you want to add the cante class as well.
    • In my level I – III bulerías or soleá por bulerías classes?
      The Beginner/Intermediate level bulerías with Karolina González is aimed at your level. Level III’s, the Intermediate/Advanced level is also for you.
    • In my level III – IV classes?
      The Intermediate/Advanced level Alegrías with El Oruco is aimed at your level.

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

Tickets and workshop registration: www.edmontonflamencofestival.com

hope to see you at the festival!
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  :)

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