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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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.

Click here for more information and class registration

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.

Click here for more information and class registration

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.

Click here for more information and class registration

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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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.

Jane

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!
Jane

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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