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

 

Flamenco Festival Flashmob round two


There’s been a great response to the recent festival flashmob classes with participants from all levels joining in. Missed out on the recent classes? Want to review what you learned? Just want to brush up on some cante and palmas? The festival is offering a new round of choreography classes and a second cante/palmas class with Stephanie Pedraza to work on the tangos from part 2.

There is plenty of opportunity to be as little or as fully involved as you like with singing, dancing, and/or clapping. Flashmob performances are informal. All levels are welcome and the attire is street wear. There is no obligation to perform.

NEW CLASS DATES
Sunday, Feb. 11 at Sugar Swing
Friday, Feb. 16 at MarrMac (note that my classes are not running that evening)

more information and sign uphttp://bit.ly/2s5Y3cx

If you’ve got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography, you’ll be able to follow along. More advanced? There’s a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography. There’s no footwork involved and the attire is street wear.

Don’t have any flamenco experience yet? Join in for the cante and palmas class and participate as one of our rhythmic clappers.

Not dancing much flamenco anymore? Join us for a light-hearted event and reconnect with the community.

Been involved in flamenco for some time? We’d really love to have you there to share in the energy, serve as a guide for less experienced students, and represent the high quality of flamenco in our city.

First performance dates are coming up and will be announced soon.

Hope to see you there!

Jane

 

Flamenco Society Cafe Cante! Flamenco Festival Flashmob!

We have some exciting events coming up in our community.

Flamenco Society – Cafe Cante – Thursday, January 25

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

Head over to their website for more information – Flamenco Society of Edmonton

Flamenco Flashmob!

As some of you have heard, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival is bringing their 2018 flashmob to life in February. The plan is to get Edmonton flamencos together to perform the flashmob in various public places leading up to the festival April 18 – 22.

This year’s festival flashmob is a tientos-tangos created by Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza. A group of local flamencos spent the fall learning their parts and came together in November for formal performances of the choreography in the Winspear lobby before an ESO evening and on stage at our December fundraiser performance “Flamenco at MacEwan”.

Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography. Stephanie Pedraza is offering a 1 hour cante and palmas group class via Skype for anyone wanting to practice singing and/or clapping.

Upcoming Class dates:
Feb. 2 at MarrMac (after my current Intro class)
Feb. 4 at Sugar Swing

You can attend one or all three classes and you’ll have enough information to take part. There is no obligation to perform. Please note, if you’ve never taken any flamenco dance before, the choreography classes are not for you! Dancers will be sharing the choreography, not teaching anyone how to dance.

If you’ve got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography, you’ll be able to follow along. More advanced? There’s a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography. There’s no footwork involved and the attire is street wear.

Don’t have any flamenco experience yet? Join us for the cante and palmas class and participate as one of our rhythmic clappers.

Not dancing much flamenco anymore? Join us for a light-hearted event and reconnect with the community.

Been involved in flamenco for some time? We’d really love to have you there to share in the energy, serve as a guide for less experienced students, and represent the high quality of flamenco in our city.

More information and sign up (by Jan. 29th) at this link – Flashmob 2018

 

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