Review classes and registration reminder

News in this update:

  • January Review Class update
  • Winter Session Classes registration reminder

JANUARY REVIEW CLASSES

Wednesday classes are confirmed –  2 weeks of general technique and compas for Intermediate levels and above. We will focus on arms, movement, footwork technique, and compas. There is still room to join.

Friday, January 17th classes are not running.

Intermediate – Technique and compas
(pre-requisite: 2 sessions of Level I)
Wednesdays, Jan 15th and 22nd only
8:15 – 9:15

Click here for more information and class registration

WINTER SESSION CLASSES – registration reminder

January 24th – March 6th (no classes on February 14th)
Early-bird registration deadline – January 17th

A reminder that you are not considered registered until you have both filled out the form and sent payment.The beginner level is filling up quickly, if you have filled out the form but haven’t paid yet you may lose your spot.

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hope to see you in 2020!
Jane

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Flamenco Updates

Happy New Year! – 2019 was a fantastic year for flamenco in Edmonton. We had Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández here with their guests for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in April, the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s Community Show in May, Farru was performing and teaching in late October and we finished off the year with Carmen Ledesma teaching at the end of November.

Looking forward to an exciting 2020!

News in this update:

  • January Review Classes
  • Winter Session Classes
  • Edmonton Flamenco Festival – March 12th – 15th

JANUARY REVIEW CLASSES

January 15th – 22nd
Registration deadline – January 10th

I’m offering 2 Wednesdays of Intermediate classes in general technique and compas in January. We will focus on arms, movement, footwork technique, and compas.

On Friday the 17th, all levels will have a chance to review last semester’s material.

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WINTER SESSION CLASSES

January 24th – March 6th (no classes on February 14th)
Early-bird registration deadline – January 17th

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

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

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

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

NEW* – If you’d like to join your classmates in performing our class material as a group at the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s Community show at the end of May, there’s a place to indicate your interest on the registration form.

Beginners – if you’re ready to get actual flamenco shoes, please see my RESOURCES page for a list of websites you can get them from. Those that carry shoes have an * after their name. Well known shoe maker Menkes has 2 new styles of very reasonably priced beginner shoes for women – http://menkesflamenco.com/americas/en/19-mks-shoes

Level IVs – if you’re hoping to have a class this semester, please register by the early-bird deadline. If not enough have committed to class, I will be opening up that time slot to a new beginner class.

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EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – March 12th – 15th

Save the date for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring guest artists from Spain! I’m beyond thrilled to be bringing dancer El Oruco from Seville who has been my mentor since 2010.

He has such an incredible sense of rhythm and is a generous teacher known among his students for his warm and generous persona. His technique classes are deadly, compas classes are the best out there, and the steps he teaches leave you inspired. His wife Karolina, is an excellent dancer and a wonderful teacher as well. She has an incredible ability to break things down in a way that makes everything click (and stick).

It’s going to be a great festival this year.

Mainstage show at the Winspear – March 13th – tickets now available!
Workshops – March 14th and 15th – Info coming soon

www.edmontonflamencofestival.com

hope to see you in 2020!
Jane

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Final Class, photos and next session

News in this update:

  • November 29th – Final Group Class
  • Classes with Carmen Ledesma – November 20 – 24 – photos
  • Next session begins in January

Final Group Class this Friday:

A reminder that our final group class for all levels is tomorrow Friday, November 29th 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 and then head off for a coffee at a local cafe for food/beverage/conversation

Classes with Carmen Ledesma

What a great week of classes with Carmen Ledesma last week! It was an utter privilege to have her back in Edmonton. Thanks to Nyles Varughese for accompanying on guitar and a special thanks to the students that traveled in from Calgary and Regina. I am grateful for funding from the Alberta Dance Alliance Community Workshop series and collaboration from the Edmonton Flamenco Festival and Maria Serrano in Toronto (sorry for my blurry camera shots).

 

Next Session of Classes

My next session of classes will begin near the end of January. Review classes may be offered earlier in the month. Information will be posted in mid December.

thanks for a great Fall session!
Jane

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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  :)

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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