Flamenco Updates!

News in this update:

  • Master Classes with Farru – November 1st
  • Level IV class time change

Master Classes with Farru – November 1st

In the first of a few announcements this fall, I’m thrilled to announce 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). Working in collaboration with Flamencos por el Mundo, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to study with him in Edmonton on November 1st.

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

FALL SESSION CLASSES – level IV time change

Level – IV 
Wednesdays 8:30 – 9:30

more class info coming soon! If all works out as planned, we will have another incredible surprise guest teacher as part of our class session this fall.

Jane

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Upcoming classes – save the date!

My fall flamenco class session will be starting October 4th! Full information and registration will be coming out very soon. We have some exciting guest teachers this fall and are still finalizing details.

As students have been asking, I thought I’d give an update on class times so you can plan ahead. All classes are at MarrMac Dance. Registration will come out as soon as it’s available.

Class schedule beginning October 4th, will be as follows:

Baile (dance) with Jane Ogilvie
(see below for advice on level)

Wednesdays
8:00 – 9:00 Level IV – tientos

Fridays
6:00 – 7:00 Beginner – tangos
7:00 – 8:00 Level I – bulerias
8:00 – 9:00 Level II/III – solea por bulerias

Cante (song) with Irena Dumicz
(Previous experience is not required):
Fridays Oct 4, 18, and 25 only
6:00 – 7:00


Dance level

If you have taken a few sessions of tangos, it’s time to move up to Level I.

If you have taken a few sessions of bulerias, it’s time to move up to Level II/III. We do have bulerias review at the end of each class in this level.

Some students prefer to take two levels of dance as they transition, there is a discount for taking two levels of dance in one semester. Not sure what level is best for you? Please send me an email.

Once we have our guest teacher info settled, I’ll know the complete schedule and will post the registration information. Hope to see you in class!

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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Spring Flamenco Classes confirmed

The registrations are in and all classes are running this session. Classes begin Feb 1st. If you are planning to attend class, please be sure to look at the calendar so you know when the holidays are.

Calendar – pdf

If you will be dropping in, please email me (janeogilvie at mail dot com) with the class you will be dropping in on so I am aware of it.

Haven’t registered but still want to join? The early-bird registration deadline has passed but you can still register for a slightly higher class fee. If you would like to join a class and you have not registered, you can do so at the link below.

Click here to go directly to the registration page.

Hope to see you in class!

Jane

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Flamenco reminder

Class Registration Reminder

The Early-bird registration deadline for the upcoming Spring session of flamenco classes is this Friday, January 25th. Spring Session starts Feb. 1st!

Class information and registration can be found here.

If you are planning to attend Spring session flamenco classes, please make sure to get your registration and payment in by midnight on Friday. A reminder that you are not registered until payment has been received.

*If you have sent me an eTransfer, please make sure you have also sent the security answer in response to my email about payment. I do not keep track of past eTransfer security answers.

hope to see you this Spring!
Jane

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Confirmed Flamenco Review Classes

The results are in and the following levels are confirmed to run review classes in January. All other levels will not be having class until the Spring session starts in February.

2 Fridays: Jan 18 and 25, 2019

LEVEL I – Bulerías
Fridays 7:00pm – 8:00pm

LEVEL II / III – Soleá
Fridays 8:00pm – 9:00pm

$15/class – due at class

These January 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.

Spring session starts in February. The early-bird registration deadline is January 25th

Click here to go directly to the registration page.

Hope to see you in class!

Jane

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Flamenco reminder

Dear Students,

Review Class Reminder

The deadline to indicate your interest in January Flamenco review classes, is tomorrow Friday, January 11th. If you intend to participate in these classes, please make sure you indicate which ones before the deadline. Classes will only run on dates/times with enough participants. Payment is due at class.

These January 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. This is a great opportunity to revisit what you’ve learned and get into gear for the upcoming session of new material beginning in February.

Class information and registration can be found here.

 hope to see you this Spring!
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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