Beginner Flamenco Summer 2016

Starts June 6 2016

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What is Flamenco?

Flamenco is a unique musical form from Andalucia, the southern region of Spain. The roots of flamenco go back hundreds of year when Spanish, Muslim, Jewish and Gypsy (Roma) cultures all mixed, resulting in a musical form that was preserved and developed in later centuries. Although flamenco is danced by both men and women, female dancers called “bailaoras” have dominated in the popular imagination, since flamenco provides a unique opportunity for women to express strength, vulnerability, sensuality and an almost infinite range of emotions.

 

Interview by Raymond Thompson

video of Olivia being interviewed by Raymond Thompson

Flamenco at Flamencura

Flamencura Music and Dance Studio opened its doors in May, 2010 as Austin’s first dance studio dedicated to Flamenco. Flamencura has a lovely 750 square foot main studio, equipped with mirrors and sprung plywood floors specially designed for flamenco dancing. Flamenco dance classes are taught by founder Olivia Chacon.  She has danced flamenco for over sixteen years, including more than four years of study in Spain with the world’s greatest flamenco stars. She is an experienced performer, having danced in theaters and flamenco tablaos throughout Texas, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Cyprus.  In 2013 Olivia received an Austin Critic’s Table award for Best Dancer for A’lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble’s “The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale”. Olivia is also a seasoned instructor, and enjoys introducing new students of all ages to the joys of flamenco through her original choreographies.

video of student recital performing "Danza Ritual del Fuego"

video of student recital performing “Danza Ritual del Fuego”

Register now!

Please register for the next beginner session starting June 6, 2016 and meet every Monday at 6:30pm for 8 weeks. We have a limited number of spaces for this class so register early to secure your spot.

Class size is limited and it is recommended to reserve your space by paying online. New students registering online will have the $15 registration fee waived.Upper level classes are also available for students with experience.

Any questions?Just send us a message!

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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.

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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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Ole las Divas de Flamenco 1! AKA Las Flamenconas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Finale from Divas! 2016 (FLamenco 1 & 2 Classes + Guitar ensemble): youtu.be/76sF3B7YuHI (Thanks for the video, Erica Lanyon!) ... See MoreSee Less

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Lissi RiedelOlivia Chacon bellas!! Felicidades, nos vemos pronto!

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Felicidades to all of our Flamencura students who performed at our Student Showcase, Divas! yesterday! You all proved yourselves to be true flamenco divas, and impressed me and our audiences with your skill, passion and professionalism (not to mention beauty!) Please post more photos! Now we all deserve a week off--see you after Memorial Day:)

Felicidades to all of our Flamencura students who performed at our Student Showcase, "Divas!" yesterday! You all proved yourselves to be true flamenco divas, and impressed me and our audiences with your skill, passion and professionalism (not to mention beauty!) Please post more photos! Now we all deserve a week off--see you after Memorial Day:) ... See MoreSee Less

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Christine SullivanBravo!

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Erica LanyonGreat job everyone!!! For your viewing pleasure, here are the links to the videos: Flamenco II Moguer youtu.be/eyUc7FC1mx8 Castanets youtu.be/YXZD7J6TTP8 Flamenco I Garrotin youtu.be/esSIJx_4aoc Bata youtu.be/0fjlSicB9Wc Flamenco I Guajida youtu.be/z5N-X17rCxU Flamenco II Tarantos www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FXinUE0p6M Finale youtu.be/76sF3B7YuHI

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