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Flamencura Music and Dance Studio

Flamencura was opened on May 1, 2010 in Austin, Texas in order to share flamenco dance and music with the Austin community through classes and events. All dance classes are taught by founder Olivia Chacon, while flamenco music instruction is given by Isai Chacon.

Location

Located in North Central Austin, at 7113 Burnet Rd. # 111 (behind the popular Dallas Nightclub), Flamencura has a lovely 500 square foot main studio, as well as a small practice/music studio, both equipped with mirrors and sprung plywood floors.. The facility is available for hourly rental for dance classes, rehearsals, or workshops.

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Olivia

carolhe1Olivia Chacón

Olivia Chacón is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and instructor with a uniquely powerful dance style and dynamic approach to teaching students. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Olivia has danced flamenco for over seventeen years, and has spent five years studying flamenco and performing in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain with some of the world’s best flamenco artists. She spent two years touring internationally throughout Spain, Mexico, and Cyprus with the Cristóbal Reyes Compañia de Flamenco, and also performed as a soloist in flamenco clubs in Spain and Germany. Olivia aims to keep the dance form alive and well in this country by performing frequently throughout Texas and the region, and teaching flamenco to a new generation of dancers at her studio, Flamencura Music and Dance in Austin.

Olivia is also co-founder and Artistic Director of A’lante Flamenco. Born in Austin in 2011, the 11-member company has garnered rave reviews and awards for their innovative ‘flamenco theater’ productions, including the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Dancer (Olivia Chacon 2013); and Best Dance Ensemble (2014 and 2015). A’lante Flamenco presents original choreography and music with the goal of connecting with audiences via creative storytelling. Their productions include The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale (2012); Prophecies (2014), based on the writings of Khalil Gibran; and most recently Desplazados (2015), in which company members told their personal stories of immigration and displacement via music, dance, and video.

Olivia is also a dedicated flamenco dance teacher. She has taught flamenco dancers of all ages and levels since 2004, always with a special emphasis on understanding the pivotal role of music in flamenco dance. She has been an adjunct dance instructor at McCallum Fine Arts Academy since 2012, and loves exposing young dancers to the complexity, beauty, and tradition of flamenco. Flamencura students are also encouraged to show off their skills during performances several times per year in order to foment their artistic growth.

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Flamenco students, just wanted to let you know that I'm working on planning our Flamencura Summer Fiesta! I'm hoping to take it out of the studio this year and put us on a boat! Just so you know, I'm looking at August 13 or 14, or possibly the 23, depending on boat availability. It would be BYOB, with a charge of about $20-$25 depending on which company we end up going with (one company said we can't dance on their deck due to fears about the structural integrity of the boat!) So who would be in for this event? Any recommendations or suggestions? ... See MoreSee Less

Total Flamencura: Alante Flamenco at Esquina Tango

Flamencura Music and Dance Studio shared Olivia Chacon's event.

Excited for "Total Flamencura," in one of Austin's best venues for flamenco, Esquina Tango. BYOB!
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Total Flamencura: A'lante Flamenco at Esquina Tango

Total Flamencura: A'lante Flamenco at Esquina Tango

Jul 29, 8:00pm

Esquina Tango Austin

A'lante Flamenco's directors, Isai and Olivia Chacon, lead a troupe of inspired dancers and musicians in Total Flamencura, a show which highlights the melding of traditional and modern flamenco styles...

Flamenco Sundays!
2pm Castanets
3pm Flamenco technique-balance, braceo/upper body, and taconeo!
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Flamencura will be closed this Monday for Independence Day. Have fun and be safe! ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday stop eating burgers already and get to flamenco class!
2pm: Castanets--Exercises and technique to improve your playing and coordination, plus we'll practice Sevillanas with castanets and choreography.
3pm: Technique--A great class for any experienced flamenco dancer--we'll work on balance and arms, turns, and taconeo.

Nos vemos en Flamencura!
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