Learn the basics of flamenco dance with Laura, a recent arrival to Birmingham from Spain. No experience necessary.
***WE WILL HAVE ROOM FOR EXACTLY 10 (possibly 11) STUDENTS, DUE TO AVAILABLE STUDIO SIZE ***** PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!! ***
Here it is!!! We are excited to announce that long-time dancer, experienced teacher, new MosaicoFlamenco company dancer and recent arrival from, yes, Madrid Spain LAURA PELLECER will be teaching introduction to flamenco dance!!!
What: FLAMENCO DANCE FOR BEGINNERS (Yes, total beginners, too.)
When: THURSDAYS, 6 -7 pm ** 6-WEEK SESSION *
Introduction to Flamenco is an ongoing class for Absolute Beginners and an ideal way to start dancing flamenco. Laura will teach this one-hour classes to cover and practice all basic aspects for students with little or no prior dance experience. Classes will focus on strong footwork, upper body coordination, understanding flamenco music and compás (rhythmic/melodic patterns), and proper posture. We will begin to develop the muscle strength and dance skills necessary for flamenco dance.
The latter part of class will introduce the very popular Sevillanas.
Prepare for the Feria! This regional dance of Seville is performed in schools, parties, weddings, bars, and of course the annual Spring Fair, the Feria. Danced in four short sections called coplas, Sevillanas are known for their charismatic, lively gracefulness. Each copla ends with a sudden stop as dancers strike a pose, inspiring the audience to shout ¡Olé! Beginners will learn basic steps and arm movements to the First Copla and possibly the Second.
F A Q:
► What should I wear to class?
Something comfortable! Women can begin with any comfortable shoes with sturdy, wide heels that are 1 1/2 to 3 inches high and hard soles (no platforms). Character shoes are a good, inexpensive option. Comfortable pants (yoga pants, for example) are fine; if skirt, slightly full so you can move. Men can wear fairly close fitting shirts and pants, and sturdy shoes or low boots with 1 to 1 1/2 inch heels.
► Are classes open to men?
Yes, everyone is welcome, regardless of gender. In fact, we need men!
► Am I too old for flamenco?
Flamenco has something for everyone. No one is too old for dancing and it is never too late to start.
► Do I need a partner for the class?
No, flamenco is traditionally danced solo. If there is a paired choreography, one of your fellow students will be happy to partner with you.
VENUE: The Dance Foundation, Homewood, Studio #3 (ask at the receptionist desk).
For More Information, please contact
Julia Quijano, Director, MosaicoFlamenco