Class Levels

Enrolled students will go through a cohesive curriculum guided by a unique teaching philosophy and collaborative teaching methods, so their personal needs are being met. The syllabus-based curriculum is centered on the Flamenco arts with a clear and intentional through line to the next level of achievement. Students will graduate after completing the program with excellent Flamenco knowledge and skills. 

Studies include weekly classes with all three instructors with mandatory Flamenco technique classes, opportunities to study with visiting artists in residence in workshops and academy classes, as well as studies with local Flamenco music teachers.  There is a base of criteria for student level placement with some placement flexibility on an individual basis during the first year of operation. Exams for advancement, a student showcase and graduation/certification are also part of the 2024 academic program. Regular classes run from Jan-June with special summer and fall schedules and an opportunity to participate in our end-of year Student showcase. Open enrollment in technique classes is also available for drop-in students throughout the year. Students may join at any time with the exception of cutoff dates for Repertoire classes which is mid April.

Beginning 1

Absolute beginner level: 4 beat rhythm. Llamada por tangos. Palmas por four count. Footwork: basic sounds, remates, remates with body percussion. Posture: upper body posture, different braceos, body rotation to the side. Marcajes: various basic marcajes and paseo with recojida. Vueltas: front and back cross, pencil turn. Flamenco first position. Sevillanas dance.

Classes for this level:
Monday 6:30pm Technique 1
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1

Beginning 2

Advanced beginner level: 12 beat rhythm, Llamada por 12 beat compas. Palmas por 12 count. Remates, remates with body percussion for 12 beat compas. Subida in four and twelve counts basic and pattern. Posture: upper body tilt to the side. Vueltas: pase (for pirouette) foot on ankle, chaine turn, holding your frame while turning.

Classes for this level:
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1
Tuesday 1pm Bata Technique 1

Saturday 2:30pm Technique 2
Saturday 3:30pm Rumba repertoire

Any classes from levels below

Intermediate

Intermediate level: 4 beat, 12 beat, and introduce 5 beat rhythm (siguiriyas). Palmas and compas. More complex remates, contra tiempo. Subidas: building in tempo in 4, 12 counts and 5 counts. Posture work continues. Vueltas: advanced pirouettes, qebrada.

Classes for this level:
Monday 11am Alegrias con abanico repertoire
Monday 1pm Farruca con manton repertoire
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1
Tuesday 12pm Technique
Thursday 6:30pm Technique
Thursday 7:30pm Bata technique 2
Thursday 8:30pm Bata 2 Siguiriyas repertoire
Saturday 1:30pm Garrotin con sombrero repertoire
Any classes from levels below

Intermediate/Advanced

Intermediate/Advanced level: 4, 12, 5 beat compass, advanced palmas. Remates with more complex footwork and body percussion, contra tiempo. Subidas: building in tempo in 4, 12 and 5 counts. Posture work continues. Vueltas: double and triple turns.

Classes for this level:
Monday 12pm Technique
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1
Tuesday 11am Bata con Manton technique
Sunday 1pm Technique/tapao
Sunday 2pm Solea repertoire
Sunday 3pm Palmas / Theory 2
Any classes from levels below

Advanced

Advanced level4, 12, 5 beat compass, advanced palmas. Complexity for remates, contra tiempo. Subidas: building in tempo. Vueltas: double and triple turns, with combination of gebrada turn, airplane pirouette turns.

Classes for this level:
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1
Tuesday 11am Bata con Manton Technique
Wednesday 6:30pm Technique
Wednesday 7:30pm Tarantos repertoire
Sunday 3pm Palmas / Theory 2
Any classes from levels below

Props

Bata de cola (skirt with a long train), manton (big silk shawl), abanico (hand fan), baston (cane). Technique, strenght and skills to work each prop and incorporate it into a choreography, various movements significant to each prop.

Classes for this level:
Monday 11am Alegrias con abanico repertoire
Monday 12pm Farruca con manton repertoire
Tuesday 11am Bata con Manton technique
Tuesday 1pm Bata technique 1
Thursday 7:30pm Bata technique 2
Thursday 8:30pm Bata 2 Siguiriyas repertoire

Intermediate Castanets

Continuing with basic castanet fundamentals, utilizing more complex patterns and drills to build strength, dexterity and speed with clarity. Castanets will be incorporated into a full choreography and performed playing intricate rhythms along with their dance sequences.

Classes for this level:
Sunday 12pm Alegrias with castanets

Flamenco Theory

Unraveling the hidden mysteries of Flamenco by visiting the origins of the people, places and historical events that formed this profound art form. Along with class discussions, students will also watch videos and listen to music examples based on a variety of weekly topics.

Classes for this level:
Monday 8:30pm Flamenco Mystery with History

Palmas & Theory 1 (All Levels)

The basics of palmas, beginning with 4 and 12 beat rhythms, and the basics of the elements that form the musical language of Flamenco. 

Classes for this level:
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1

Palmas & Theory 2 (Intermediate & Up)

Developing palmas skills and fluency with 4 and 12 beat rhytmns, deepening the understanding of the elements that form the musical language of Flamenco.

Classes for this level:
Sunday 3pm Palmas / Theory 2
Monday 7:30pm Palmas / Theory 1

Children's Flamenco Dance, ages 5-7

These Children’s classes for both boys and girls will teach the basics of flamenco dance by showing how to correctly position the body, move the hands and arms, and do the Taconeos where the feet act as percussion and are a key feature of the dance. This will be achieved through games, movement activities as well as listening exercises where the aim is to learn some of the basic Flamenco rhythms. 

Classes for this level:
Saturday 10-10:45am

Children's Flamenco Dance, ages 8-10

These Children’s classes for both boys and girls will teach the basics of flamenco dance by showing how to correctly position the body, move the hands and arms, and do the Taconeos where the feet act as percussion and are a key feature of the dance. This will be achieved through games, movement activities as well as listening exercises where the aim is to learn some of the basic Flamenco rhythms. 

Classes for this level: 
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