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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Class reminder. Flamenco Festival News!

CLASS REMINDER

Friday, February 14th there are no classes due to Family Day long weekend.


EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – March 12 – 15 – Show and Workshops!

Join us for the Edmonton Flamenco Festival featuring dancer El Oruco and guests from Spain!

I’m beyond thrilled to be bringing dancer El Oruco from Seville who has been my mentor since 2010. We now have the final line-up and are excited to host 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 is the final last minute addition.

El Oruco and guests – March 13th performance at the Winspear – Tickets now available!


Weekend workshops – March 14th – 15th

Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain. The Early-bird deadline is 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.

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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Carmen Ledesma registration

Direct from Spain, flamenco dancer Carmen Ledesma returns to Edmonton for workshops from November 22nd – 24th, 2019! A featured artist at the first Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017, she is a favourite of audiences and students alike.

With funding from the Alberta Dance Alliance – Community Workshop Series, I am collaborating with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival to bring this workshop about. Here on only her second visit to Canada, also stopping in Toronto – it is a thrill to present an opportunity to study with Carmen in Edmonton.

Workshops are open to the public. Some previous flamenco experience required.

Are you registered in my current Fall session classes? With the exception of Level IV, one Friday night class with Carmen was included in your session fees. A $40 discount applies when you register.

More information can be found at this link

 

Class reminders. Flamenco Festival in two weeks!

CLASS REMINDERS

Friday, March 29th flamenco dance classes cancelled.

A reminder that all dance classes are cancelled on Friday, March 29th. If you missed last Friday’s classes I will have your refund at the final class. Cante classes are still running with Irena Dumicz from 6 – 7.

Friday, April 5th final group class 6:30 – 8:00 (dancers) 7:00 – 8:00 (singers).

A reminder that the final group class for all students is Friday, April 5th. Students will all get a chance to review their material from 6:30 – 7:00 as below. We only have two rooms so please be there for your timeslot if you want to review.

    • 6:30 – 6:40 – Tangos letra and Solea
    • 6:40 – 6:50 – Alegrias and Bulerias
    • 6:50 – 7:00 – Tangos footwork and Cante
    • 7:00 – 8:00 – combined class for all levels

This is an informal opportunity for each class to perform their dance or song 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 the 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.

Flamenco Society of Edmonton – Community Show May 26

The deadline for the call for performers for the Community Show is April 19th. At the April 5th group class we will revisit who is interested in performing this year’s material. I will also send out an email to confirm who is interested. Classes will resume after the flamenco festival and will be for rehearsal for the community concert.


EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL April 10 – 14

Festival Mainstage – Tierra Flamenca – Winspear Centre April 12

Tickets here – edmontonflamencofestival.com/tickets/

Festival Workshops – Early-bird deadline April 2nd

Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain!

Weekend cante (song) classes with Ismael Fernández – 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 and song classes with Sonia Olla and Pol Vaquero – have a look at which level is appropriate for you below.

    • Are you in my Beginner level tangos classes?
      The Introductory/Beginner level Tangos with Pol Vaquero is aimed at your level.
      You can sign up for Package A if you want to take cante and dance, or if you prefer only dance you can choose Intro/Beg Choreo under Individual Classes.
    • In my level I bulerías or II/III soleá classes?
      The Beginner/Intermediate level Soleá with Sonia Olla is aimed at your level.
    • In my level III – IV classes?
      The Intermediate/Advanced level Siguirilla with Pol Vaquero is aimed at your level.
    • Wondering about the bata classes?
      Sonia Olla will be offering technique and movement combinations.

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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Important class updates. Flamenco Festival Workshops!

IMPORTANT CLASS UPDATES

Friday, March 29th flamenco dance classes cancelled.

Due to a family funeral out of town, I have cancelled all dance classes on March 29th.

    • Beginner Tangos (6 – 7) and Level I Bulerías (7 – 8) you will be refunded for that date.
    • Level II/III Soleá students, extra class time has been added on March 15th & 22nd.
    • Cante classes will still be running with Irena Dumicz from 6 – 7.
    • Missed a few classes or will be missing the next ones? Please make sure you have looked at the class calendar and understand when the remaining classes will run.

Friday, April 5th final group class 6:30 – 8:00 (dancers) 7:00 – 8:00 (singers).

A reminder that regardless of the regular weekly class day/time, all classes have their final week of class on Friday, April 5th. Dancers will warm up from 6:30 – 7:00 and then the class is a combined group class for all levels including cante from 7:00 – 8:00. This is an informal opportunity for each class to perform their dance or song 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 the 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.


EDMONTON FLAMENCO FESTIVAL – April Workshops!

Information on the Edmonton Flamenco Festival weekend workshops in dance and song on April 13th – 14th has been posted. Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of our incredible guest performers from Spain. The Early-bird deadline is April 2nd.

Weekend cante (song) classes with Ismael Fernández – 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 and song classes with Sonia Olla and Pol Vaquero – have a look at which level is appropriate for you below.

    • Are you in my Beginner level tangos classes?
      The Introductory/Beginner level Tangos with Pol Vaquero is aimed at your level.
      You can sign up for Package A if you want to take cante and dance, or if you prefer only dance you can choose Intro/Beg Choreo under Individual Classes.
    • In my level I – III bulerías or soleá classes?
      The Beginner/Intermediate level Soleá with Sonia Olla is aimed at your level.
    • In my level III – IV classes?
      The Intermediate/Advanced level Siguirilla with Pol Vaquero is aimed at your level.
    • Wondering about the bata classes?
      Sonia Olla will be offering technique and movement combinations.

Stay tuned for potential other optional classes, including advanced cante and more.

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. This is especially true for the bata class.

Full 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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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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