Flamenco Updates

UPDATE – online classes will not be taking place at this time

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.

UPDATE – online classes will not be taking place at this time

Stay safe and well and hope to see you once this has all passed.


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:


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.


Community Show call for performers

COMMUNITY SHOW – May 26th – Flamenco Society of Edmonton

The deadline for the call for performers for the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s Community Show is tomorrow, April 19th. The show will be hosted at El Cortez 8230 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton on May 26, 2019.

I am asking students to re-indicate their interest in participating with class material learned this year. Preparation would take place at the rehearsal times below. I will not be teaching much new material but rather configuring what we have and who is participating to best fit in the show format. Not to worry if you are feeling like you’d just like to do a small part, we can work it out.

If you took classes this past year, you may join us in any level you attended. I will not be teaching material to students who were not in class to learn it so make sure you only sign up for class levels you participated in. Please see the dates below and indicate your interest in joining your classmates in performance at the registration link below by Friday evening at 10pm. Payment for rehearsals is not due until April 26th.

*NOTE* the mandatory dates are set by the Society and if you sign up to perform, I expect you to commit to them.

Proposed Rehearsal Dates with Jane (4 weeks):

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22
8:15 – 9:15 Alegrias

Fridays – April 26, May 3, 10, 17
6:00 – 7:00 Tangos (letra or escobilla)
7:00 – 8:00 Bulerias
8:00 – 9:00 Solea

Cost: $60 for one level / $110 for 2 levels (due April 26th)

Mandatory Dates for participants (these are set by the Society):
Saturday, May 25, 2019 -Technical rehearsal: Time and place TBA

Sunday, May 26, 2019 – El Cortez
Dress rehearsal 11 AM – 1 PM
Performance 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Register to join your classmates in performance here

hope to see you in or at the show!

Flamenco Updates

Happy New Year – Looking forward to an exciting 2019!

News in this update:

  • Rosanna Terracciano’s film project – A Quiet Flamenco
  • January Review Classes – 2 weeks: January 18th – 30th
  • Spring Session Classes – 8 classes: February 1st – April 5th
  • Edmonton Flamenco Festival – April 10th – 14th
  • Community Show – May 26th – Flamenco Society of Edmonton

Rosanna Terracciano’s film project – A Quiet Flamenco 

Two years ago Canadian dance artist Rosanna Terracciano invited me to participate in her film project A Quiet Flamenco – exposing the introverted, vulnerable and muted aspects of flamenco dance through film. one artist at a time. I am honoured to be one of six artists from across Canada invited for this initial round of films which was just completed in December and includes my work as a flamenco dancer and pianist.

Other artists in this initial series include:

Myriam Allard (Montréal)
Sarah Bronsard (Montréal)
Claire Marchand (Ottawa/Winnipeg)
Veronica Maguire (Victoria)
Oscar Nieto (Vancouver)

Rosanna received the Canada Council for the Arts’ Jacqueline Lemieux Prize in 2017 for this work and is planning to continue to expand the project with more artists in the future.

This month it was a featured article online in The Dance Current – www.thedancecurrent.com/video/quiet-flamenco.

You can check out all six of the films at the website aquietflamenco.com
and follow the project on facebook at www.facebook.com/aquietflamenco

Rosanna will be in Edmonton performing new work on January 11th and 12th at Mile Zero Dance as part of ReLoCate: Experiment #3.


January 18th – 30th
Early-bird registration deadline – January 11th

I’m offering 2 weeks of review classes in late January. These review class are only for students that attended class in Fall 2018. We will be working on polishing, style, palmas, and dancing solo or in small groups.

Click here for more information and class registration


February 1st – April 5th (with some holidays as indicated on the calendar)
Early-bird registration deadline – January 25th

Level – Beginner 1: Tangos letra
Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00

Level – Beginner 2: Tangos footwork
Fridays 6:00 – 7:00

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

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 on May 26th, there’s a place to indicate your interest on the registration form.

Click here for more information and class registration


Save the date for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring guest artists from Spain!
Mainstage show at the Winspear – April 12th
Workshops – April 13th and 14th


COMMUNITY SHOW – May 26th – Flamenco Society of Edmonton

Save the date for the Flamenco Society of Edmonton’s Community Show on May 26, 2019 hosted at El Cortez 8230 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton. Stay tuned for more info and their guest artist.


hope to see you in 2019!

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