Beginner Flamenco Classes

Spring 2024

April 4-May 12, 2024

Choose your Beginner Class:

Thursday 6:30-7:30pm

6 classes, April 4, 2024 → May 2, 2024

Sunday 11:30am-12:30pm

6 classes, April 7, 2024 → May 12, 2024

Tuition

$96 Four week beginner course: one class/week

$176 INTENSIVE Six week beginner course: 2 classes/week (Thursday AND Sunday)

Performance

This session is going to be extra exciting, since we’re offering students the opportunity to perform what you learn in class during our Fiesta Flamenca on May 4! Performance is optional, and we’ll be giving more details ASAP, but please save the date!

About Classes:

In our Beginner Series, 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, focusing on a different rhythm or musical style (palo) of flamenco in each session. No prior experience is necessary to join!

Our Beginner Intensive Option is a great opportunity to advance faster by taking flamenco class twice per week, on both Sunday (11:30am) and Thursday (6:30pm). With this option your registration is discounted: only $176 for 12 classes!

  • Thursday classes start April 4
  • Sunday classes start April 7
  • Classes can be taken in-studio or online
  • A video of each class will be made available to all students.

Future Beginner courses

If you cant make this beginner session you can register for our future sessions here. Also send us a message if you have any questions.

                 


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
Olivia being interviewed by Raymond Thompson.

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 brand new studio is located in North Central Austin at 8910 Research Blvd unit D3. The new Flamencura Studio has two main studios (1000ft, 800 ft), equipped with mirrors and sprung plywood floors specially designed for flamenco dancing. Beginner flamenco dance classes are taught by founder Olivia Chacon. She is an experienced performer, having danced in theaters and flamenco tablaos throughout Texas, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Cyprus.  In 2013 Olivia received the Austin Critics’ Table award for “Best Dancer” . Her company A’lante Flamenco also received the Critics’ Table Award for Best Dance Ensemble in both 2013 and 2014, and was nominated for “Best Dance Concert” for the 2017/2018 season. Olivia is also a seasoned instructor, and enjoys introducing new students of all ages to the joys of flamenco through her original choreographies.

Any questions? Just send us a message! 

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