Beginner Flamenco Classes

Register for Spring 2018 Beginner Session

Starting late March 2018

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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.

Beginner Flamenco Classes

Our Adult Beginner Flamenco session consists of 8 1-hour classes (once per week), Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm. The session fee is $108. Students learn all the basics of flamenco, including braceo and floreo (arm and hand movements), taconeo (percussive footwork), rhythm and musicality. We will learn a short choreography in order to understand musical structure.

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Flamenco at Flamencura

All classes take place at Flamencura Music and Dance Studio, which opened its doors in May, 2010 as Austin’s first dance studio dedicated to Flamenco. Our studio is located in North Central Austin at 7113 Burnet Rd., Suite 111. Flamencura has a lovely 750 square foot main studio, equipped with mirrors and sprung plywood floors specially designed for flamenco dancing. Beginner flamenco dance classes are taught by founder Olivia Chacon.  She has danced flamenco for nineteen 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.

Upcoming Classes

This spring we will be having a Monday 6:30pm and Sunday 11am beginner class. This 8-week class offers a complete introduction to flamenco, including basic posture, hand and arm movements, footwork, rhythms, and a short choreography. One make-up class will be offered at the end of the session. Register below!

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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. Dance teachers include founder Olivia Chacon, as well as Claire Spera and Guillermo Tabares, while flamenco music instruction is given by Isai Chacon.


Located in North Central Austin, at 7113 Burnet Rd. # 111 (behind the Local Post Pub, next to the Kolache Shop), Flamencura has a lovely 750 square foot studio equipped with mirrors and sprung plywood floors. The facility is available for hourly rental for dance classes, rehearsals, or workshops.


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Flamencura welcomes cantaora Stephanie Pedraza to Austin for a one day Cante Flamenco workshop this Sunday, March 4, 3:15-5:15. This is a rare chance to learn about flamenco singing in a group atmosphere, particularly from someone experienced in both cante and baile! Registration at…/
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Stephanie Pedraza is a unique combination of singer, songwriter, flamenco dancer and cantaora (traditional flamenco singing) based in Vancouver BC. Born into a latin american family and having moved to Colombia at a very early age, she has been constantly immersed in her Latin roots of song and dance.

At the age of 19 she fell in love with flamenco, and ever since, has dedicated her life to mastering the art. In 2003 she moved to Andalucia, Spain, after a 4 year intensive training period at Vancouver’s Centro Flamenco with Rosario Ancer. In Sevilla she trained intensively both in singing and dancing at the world reknown Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren. She has studied with some of the most prominent figures in flamenco such as: Milagros Menjibar, Fuensanta “La Moneta”, Sonia Miranda, Joaquin Grilo, El Farru, Olga Pericet, Isabel Bayon, Andres Peña, and David Hornillo to name a few. Over the past decade, Stephanie has toured extensively and taught workshops across Canada and internationally in countries such as Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Guatemala and USA. She released her first cd titled “Where I Rest” in November 2011 and since then, has been featured on CBC Radio and Roundhouse Radio.

As both a singer and accomplished dancer, Stephanie is uniquely positioned to explore the relationship between the cante and baile in flamenco. Flamencura is pleased to welcome Stephanie to Austin to teach cante to students of all levels!

One day workshop:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:15-5:15pm (2 hours)
Class fee: $45
Flamencura Music & Dance Studio
7113 Burnet Rd. Ste. 111
Austin, TX 78785

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