Cante Class Reminder and Festival tickets

News in this update:

  • Registraton deadline: February 15th –  Cante Classes with Irena Dumicz
  • Edmonton Flamenco Festival: Tierra Flamenca – April 12th – tickets now available!

Registration Deadline: February 15th – Cante Classes with Irena Dumicz

The Early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming Spring session of flamenco cante (singing) classes with Irena Dumicz is tonight Friday, February 15th. Classes start February 22nd!

These classes will be working on material por tangos and alegrias. No previous experience singing flamenco is needed.

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend Spring session cante classes, please make sure to get your registration and payment in by midnight tonight (Friday) for the Early-bird rate. A reminder that you are not registered until payment has been received.

hope to hear you sing this Spring!

EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – Tierra Flamenca – April 12th

Join us for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez Flamenco Company from Spain!

Tierra Flamenca – April 12th at the Winspear
Tickets now available!

Festival Workshops – April 13th and 14th, info coming soon

www.edmontonflamencofestival.com

hope to see you this Spring!
Jane

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NEW Cante classes and Flamenco Festival news

News in this update:

  • NEW Cante Classes with Irena Dumicz: February 22nd – April 5th
  • Edmonton Flamenco Festival – Tierra Flamenca – April 12th

NEW Cante Classes with Irena Dumicz – 6 classes

As part of this session’s classes, Irena Dumicz will be offering cante (singing) classes working on material por tangos and alegrias. No previous experience singing flamenco is needed.

Fridays 6:00 – 7:00pm at MarrMac
February 22nd – April 5th (no class on March 8th)
Early-bird registration deadline – February 15th

This 6 class session will focus on two styles (palos) of flamenco singing:

30 min – Tangos de Granada (4 count )
30 min – Alegrias de Cadiz (12 count )

Students will study verses – letras and colletillas for each palo, with palmas (clapping). Group and individual singing will be encouraged.

Click here for more information and class registration

EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – Tierra Flamenca – April 12th

Save the date for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez Flamenco Company from Spain!

Tierra Flamenca – April 12th at the Winspear (Tickets go on sale Feb. 14th!)
Workshops – April 13th and 14th

www.edmontonflamencofestival.com

hope to see you in 2019!
Jane

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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 REVIEW CLASSES – 2 weeks

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

SPRING SESSION CLASSES – 8 classes

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

EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – April 10th – 14th

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

www.edmontonflamencofestival.com

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.

www.flamencosocietyofedmonton.ca

hope to see you in 2019!
Jane

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Flamenco Updates

News in this update:

  • Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante returns!
  • Early-bird Registration Deadline – workshops with Stephanie Pedraza
  • Stephanie performs at Cafe Blackbird – tickets now available

Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante returns! (Oct 29th)

The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has their upcoming Cafe Cante this Monday at El Cortez. 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. More info at this link.

Early-bird Registration Deadline – workshops with Stephanie Pedraza (Nov 30 – Dec 2)

The Early-bird deadline for workshops with Stephanie Pedraza for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival fundraiser weekend is next Friday, November 2nd.

If you are registered in my beginner level class, you are already registered and paid for the 6:00 – 7:00 class with Stephanie on Nov. 30th. More advanced students can find workshop information on the festival website – www.edmontonflamencofestival.com.

Stephanie Pedraza at Cafe Blackbird (Dec 1)

Stephanie will also be performing an acoustic evening of non-flamenco song and guitar at Cafe Blackbird on Dec. 1st. More information and tickets at this link.

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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Flamenco Updates

News in this update:

  • Flamenco Festival workshops with Stephanie Pedraza
  • Stephanie performs at Cafe Blackbird
  • Fall session class information

Flamenco Festival fundraiser workshops with Stephanie Pedraza

Stephanie Pedraza is returning to give workshops with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival on the weekend of Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd. Beginner level students will have a masterclass with her included in my class session (see below). More advanced students can find workshop information on the festival website – www.edmontonflamencofestival.com.

Stephanie Pedraza at Cafe Blackbird

Stephanie will also be performing an acoustic evening of non-flamenco song and guitar at Cafe Blackbird on Dec. 1st. More information coming soon.

FALL SESSION CLASSES – 7 weeks

October 10th – November 30th (no classes on Oct. 31 or Nov. 9)
Early-bird registration deadline – October 5th

Level – Beginner Tangos
Fridays 6:00 – 7:00
includes a masterclass with Stephanie Pedraza on Nov. 30th

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

Click here for – class registration

hope to see you this Fall!
Jane

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Final Flamenco Classes and Flamenco Festival Workshops

News in this update:

  • Final week group classes – April 10th and 13th
  • Flamenco Festival Intro/Beginner level class – April 21st
  • Flamenco Festival registration deadline – April 6th

FINAL WEEK GROUP CLASSES – April 10th and 13th

We have one more week of regular class before our final week of group classes. A reminder that students from all levels are welcome to attend both Tuesday and Friday evening group classes in the final week. Please note the time change on those dates.

Final week group classes – ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Tuesday, April 10 – 7:00 – 8:00
Friday, April 13 – 6:30 – 8:00

These final classes are combined group classes for all levels. This will give each level a chance to perform their dance for the other students and to see what other classes have been learning. Students are welcome to attend one or both nights. There is no obligation to perform if you prefer to just observe

On Friday, April 13th we will finish with a few videos to watch and coffee at a local café afterwards. Please note that these group classes are for current students only. Guests are not allowed.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL INTRO/BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS – April 21st

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival has just added a festival baile (dance) class for Intro/Beginner students on Saturday April 21st. This class is aimed at students with up to 2 years experience. Participants should have a minimum of 4 classes of flamenco as a foundation.

Students in my beginner class, this is for your level! Don’t miss this chance to experience a class with top notch artists from Spain!

There’s a discount if you are taking the cante (singing) class that day as well. Cante classes are not just for singers! They are a great way to deepen your understanding of the dance. These por fiesta classes have students from all levels and we sing as a group.

Intro/Beginner level – Saturday, April 21st
2:15 – 3:15 – Intro/Beg – Baile – Tangos – Irene la Sentío – 1 hr
5:00 – 6:00 – All levels – Cante por tangos – José El Pechuguita – 1 hr

FEES
Single class – $42*/hour Early-bird  – $47/hour after April 6th
or
Package AA –  (Tangos class – Cante por tangos class)
2 hrs – $70* Early-bird / $75 after April 6th

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

The Early-Bird registration deadline for all festival workshops is April 6th.

Weekend cante (song) classes – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. These classes are designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, are 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. These are fun classes with a lot of students attending.

Weekend dance classes – for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

  • Are you in my level I – III classes?
    The Beg/Int tientos workshop with Irene la Sentio is aimed at your level.
  • In my level III – IV classes?
    The Int/Adv level with Jairo Barrull is aimed at your level.

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

Flamenco Society Cafe Cante! Flamenco Festival Workshops!

We have some exciting events coming up in our community.

Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante/Market – March 22

The Flamenco Society of Edmonton has their upcoming Cafe Cante this Thursday, March 22. 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.

This month includes a Flamenco Market – buy, sell, exchange flamenco items. More information – Cafe Cante and Flamenco Market

 

Edmonton Flamenco Festival – April Workshops

Information on the Edmonton Flamenco Festival weekend workshops in dance and song on April 21 – 22 has been posted. Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain.

Weekend cante (song) classes – for all levels.

I highly encourage everyone to attend. These classes are designed to practice singing as a group and even if you are not interested in singing beyond the class, are 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. These are fun classes with a lot of students attending.

Weekend dance classes – for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

  • Are you in my level I – III classes?
    The Beg/Int tientos workshop with Irene la Sentio is aimed at your level.
  • In my level III – IV classes?
    The Int/Adv level with Jairo Barrull is aimed at your level.
  • Wondering about the bata classes?
    We’ve asked Irene la Sentio for technique and movement combinations.

Stay tuned for dance classes for students with less than 2 years experience and options for more advanced cante classes.

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

Full information, artist bios, and registration can be found at this link.

Looking for private or semi-private classes? Guitar classes? Please contact the festival directly to arrange: info@edmontonflamencofestival.com

 

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