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Flamenco Dance Classes

Anda Flamenco is dedicated to teaching not only flamenco dance, but the entire art of flamenco. With the intent of training professional dancers, or at the least well-informed and loyal fans who can enjoy dancing a bulerías at a "juerga" (a flamenco party). In addition to teaching all aspects of the dance, Anda Flamenco also explores dance structure, the compás (rhythm), the cante (song), the palmas (hand clapping), and the sentimiento (feeling) for any choreography we teach.

Learning proper technique is important for both performance ability and artistic beauty of line. At the same time, creativity and individual style are also encouraged and expertly guided. All classes are taught with guitar accompaniment (except the children's classes), and we also sponsor classes with guest teachers several times a year.

It is not necessary to attend the first class of a session. New students may join any class at any time of any session.

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SPRING SESSION 2, 2017: MAY 1 - JULY 1

TO REGISTER FOR ANY CLASS, SIMPLY SHOW UP FOR THE CLASS YOU WANT TO TAKE AT ANYTIME DURING THE SESSION. BRING YOUR CHECK BOOK AND WE'LL CHARGE YOU ACCORDING TO HOW MANY CLASSES ARE LEFT IN THAT SESSION.

PREPAID CLASS CARDS ARE ADVISED FOR ADULT LEVEL CLASSES

PREPAID SESSIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN'S TECHNIQUE AND CHILDREN'S CHOREOGRAPHY

Mondays and Tuesdays Spring Session 2: May 1 - June 27

Time Level/Curriculum Cost

Monday 5:00 -6:00

 

PRIVATE CLASSES OPEN

 

$50 per session/ $45 for Anda students

Monday 6:00 - 7:00

 

 

 

INTRO CLASS TECHNIQUE

You see it, you love it, you say "I can do this." And that is the beginning of a long long road to being able to dance flamenco. YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS! NO ONE comes to class and aces it! (2 years of hard study and you might be dancing...) In this intro class we will teach all the flamenco techniques necessary to master the footwork, arm work, and markings in a dance, so that you can go on to choreography classes and keep up with the other students. Though weekly attendance is strongly recommended, it is not required.

 

$20 drop-in, $111 per 6-class card

Monday 7:00 - 8:00

NEW WORKSHOP JUNE 26 - AUGUST 7 (NO CLASS JULY 3)

"SEVILLANAS FOR ALL LEVELS" MINI-WORKSHOP

$60 prepay/ $100 prepay couple

$13.50 drop-in/ $22.50 drop-in couple

 

 

Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00

 

PRIVATE CLASSES OPEN

 

$50 per session/ $45 for Anda students

 

 

Wednesdays Spring Session 2: MAY 3 - JUNE 28

Time
Level/Curriculum
Cost

10:30 - 11:30 AM

 

INTRO & BEGINNING 1*

*Email RSVP weekly

$20.00 (drop-in only)

5:30 - 6:30

 

 

 

 

BEGINNING 2

CHOREOGRAPHY FROM THE ZAPATISTA'S REPERTORY

$20 drop-in, $111 per 6-class card

 

 

 

6:30 - 7:30

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE 1

CHOREOGRAPHY: ZAPATEADO & FARRUCA

$20 drop-in, $111 per 6-class card

 

 

Saturdays Spring Session 2: May 6 - July 1

Time Level/Curriculum Cost

NEW CLASS!START TIME VARIES BETWEEN 9 AND 9:30 AM

CHECK YOUR EMAIL

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START TIME VARIES BETWEEN 9:30 AND 10 AM

ONGOING WEEKLY EMAIL TO CONFIRM CLASS TIME

CASTANET TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR ALL LEVELS TAUGHT BY K KARA

*Email RSVP weekly krcr01@msn.com

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FREE PALMAS CLASSES FOR DANCERS AND THEIR FRIENDS WITH GUITARIST K KARA - Learn the Flamenco Rhythms!

GO TO "ART OF FLAMENCO" ON THE SIDE LINK TO READ KIM'S 10 RULES FOR BETTER PALMAS

*Email RSVP weekly krcr01@msn.com

 

$5.00 per class

 

 

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NO CHARGE

11:00 - 12:00

 

 

 

 

BEGINNING 2 & INTERMEDIATE 1

CHOREOGRAPHY:REVIEW REPERTORY

$20 drop-in, $111 6-class card

 

12:00 - 1:00

 

 

INTERMEDIATE 2 & ADVANCED

CHOREOGRAPHY: ALEGRIAS

 

 

$20 drop-in, $111 6-class card

 

1:15 - 2:00

 

 

..............................2:00 - 2:30

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN 4: Choreography (No guitar)

Permission required

......................................CHILDREN 2: Beginning Technique (No guitar)

 

$90 prepaid session:

NO DROP-IN PRICING FOR CLASSES

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$72 prepaid session:

NO DROP-IN PRICING FOR CLASSES

 

2:30 - 3:00

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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3:00 - 3:30

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CHILDREN 3: Intro to Choreography (No guitar)

 

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CHILDREN 1: Learning to Learn Dance (No guitar)

$72 prepaid session:

NO DROP-IN PRICING FOR CLASSES

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$72 prepaid session:

NO DROP-IN PRICING FOR CLASSES

 

What Class Level Is Best For You?

SEVILLANAS ALL LEVELS classes are for dancers with no flamenco experience through dancers desiring to perfect their fan or castanet technique for Sevillanas. The mixed levels allow beginning students to be guided through this partner dance by experienced and supportive partners, while allowing those who have mastered the steps to polish their line, their castanets or their fan work. This class is great fun for all and their is a true sense of community that develops among the students.

CHILDREN 1 classes are for ages 3 - 5 and are all about having fun with dance while learning to concentrate, take instruction and work as an ensemble.

CHILDREN 2 classes are for ages 5 - 8 (with no little or no previous dance instruction), and are where we begin to explore flamenco technique and learn some basic choreograph, as well as take a little time for fun.

CHILDREN 3 classes are for ages 7 -11 and are for children who want to join the choreography class but who need to learn the choreograpic repertory first. Children don't need previous flamenco experience as we will work on technique as well as choreography in this class. However this class moves at a fast pace and the ability to concentrate and the desire to learn flamenco is expected at this level.

CHILDREN 4 classes are closed. When a child feels comfortable with the repertory learned in Children 3 and feels confident enough to join this class, the instructor will evaluate the feasibility of the promotion to this class.

INTRO classes are for people who have had NO flamenco training. We teach basic flamenco rhythms along with basic footwork patterns, arm work, and flamenco markings and turns, all within the context of challenging choreographies. You should expect to spend at least a year in Intro learning the complex flamenco vocabulary before going onto choreography classes where more basic knowledge is expected.

BEGINNING 1 classes are for students who have ideally taken at least 1 year of Intro classes, but if the time frame fits your schedule and you aren't a perfectionist, you are welcome to join at any level of experience.

BEGINNING 2 classes are for students with 2 - 3 years of flamenco experience. At this level, students should be very comfortable with basic footwork and marking patterns, and have a rudimentary understanding of the different palos and their rhythmic structures.

INTERMEDIATE 1 classes are for Beginning 2 students who want to move up, challenge themselves, and be the kid sisters of the Intermediate 2 class. The choreographies taught in these classes are VERY difficult.

INTERMEDIATE 2/ADVANCED classes are for our most advanced students, most of whom perform professionally. A thorough knowledge of flamenco on all levels - music, dance, singing, palmas, and the use of shawls, fans, and hats - is expected to be understood as the choreographies taught in these classes are the most challenging of all. In these classes, a pattern is demonstrated, but not taught, as the expectation is that the students already understand basis of the steps being shown for a new choreography.
 

What to Wear

For your first class, wear clothes as form-fitting as you are comfortable with (we all have our "weight issues"). Skirts are optional. Shoes with 1-2" sturdy heels are ideal, and make sure the shoes will stay on with activity (no sling-backs, for example) Shoes that tie or buckle are recommended. You should use shoes that are reserved for dance, not street shoes, since the little rocks embedded in street shoes are hard on our floors. Character shoes, if you have them, work for the first few classes. After that, you will have a better idea of what you want and need for classes. Many beginners find used flamenco shoes for sale from more experienced dancers either in class or online.

 

Private Instruction

Kristina de Sacramento also teaches private classes. Please contact her by email for additional information.

 

 

 
   
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