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Intro to Flamenco- A Spanish Dance Program (Age 7-12)
In this on going class, students will learn basic rhythmic clapping patterns and are introduced to castanets, and traditional percussion instruments found in flamenco.
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Together we will learn the art of Flamenco: Week 1 >Intro to Flamenco- students learn the history of flamenco and the basics of flamenco dance (baile) Week 2>Fancy feet- students will learn the break down of footwork known as zapatéo and marking steps (marcaje) Week 3> Rhythm, Castanets and Palmas- students will learn about flamenco rhythms (palos), learn to clap in rhythm to the various tempos and learn the castanets Week of 4> Flamenco Finale- students will be taught a short choreography
Studies show that music, art, theater and dance are crucial to the development of our children’s critical thinking and communication skills. Through flamenco, children will acquire the tools for exploring self-expression, while simultaneously opening the door to Spanish culture and language. Classes are designed to cover and practice all basic aspects of dance and movement for students without prior dance experience. Focus will be on how to produce different sounds with their heels, balls of the feet and stomping to produce rhythmic patterns. Classes will focus on safe and strong footwork, proper posture, and compass (rhythm) with palmas (clapping). Students will learn to produce footwork combinations set to four, six and 12 count rhythms. They will learn how to recognize the different rhythms and create graceful body movement. They will learn how to count to 12 in Spanish as well as learn the names of Flamenco rhythms.
I have performed throughout the New England area with El Arte Flamenco, Faustino Rios Spanish Dance Company at the Columbia Restaurant, Ramon delos Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre, Omayra Amaya-Flamenco Sin Limites, The Revels of Cambridge, MA and the Ballet Espanol de Clara Ramona to name a few. I have appeared on broadcast shows such as Revista Hispana WHDH TV, Boston, MA; Gypsy Heart with Omayra Amaya; El Show de Fernandito and in theatre for Blood Wedding by Double Edge Theatre, Boston, MA. My teaching experience is with the Gilford Public Library, Gilford, NH; Flamenco Summer Session 2018 at the Studio at Meredith Bay; Sevillanas Concurso de Rosa, Gilford, NH; Faustino Rios Spanish Dance Academy, Maynard, MA; Concord Academy, Concord, MA; The Middlesex School, Concord, MA. My training in classical dance and Flamenco began at the age of five. I have been fortunate to study Flamenco with Farruquito (Montoya), Ramon de los Reyes, Clara Ramona, Omayra Amaya, Rogelio Rodriguez, Maria Magdalena (Madrid), Nino de los Reyes, Isaac de los Reyes, Luisa Triana, Jesus Carmona and Lucia Campillo.
Students should practice steps and movements at least three times a week for optimal dance experience.
If available, a hard wood surface would help in the production of sound. Character shoes or shoes with a small heel would also help with sound production. Girls should wear a leotard or form fitting top, have a long skirt that is light and can move freely. Boys should have a form fitted t-shirt and exercise pants for easy movement.
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40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners should have an open workout space, wear a leotard or fitted top, proper footwear and a water bottle. If your child has long hair, it should be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. Students are responsible for listening to their bodies and should discontinue a movement if it feels uncomfortable to prevent injuries.
IsabelProfessional Flamenco Dancer and Teacher
16 total reviews
35 completed classes
Hello! I offer classes in traditional Flamenco dance movements and footwork. I also offer classes on how to play the castanets and other improvisations to enhance a Flamenco dance choreography. I have been dancing Flamenco since the age of 5 and...