Beginner Flamenco Classes

Register for Fall 2022 Session

Starting November 3 (Thursday) and November 7 (Monday) 2022

Sunday class is full!

Beginner Flamenco Classes

Adult Beginner Flamenco Class Sessions: Our new Fall Beginner classes start November 3. Each session consists of 6 1-hour classes (once per week). We are offering students the option to attend in-person or online.

Students will 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.

  • Classes start the week of November 3.
  • Sunday, Monday and Thursday classes available (see dates and times below)
  • Classes can be taken in studio or online
  • A video of each class will be made available to all students.

Beginner Intensive

Beginner Intensive: Our Thursday 6:30pm class focuses on a different style (palo) of flamenco than our Sunday and Monday classes, so this is a great opportunity to advance faster by taking flamenco twice per week!

  • Take two classes per week: Sunday OR Monday + Thursday
  • We recommend that students take the Beginner course multiple times before moving on to the Advanced Beginner level. See class dates and times below.

Tuition

$86 Six week beginner course one class/week

$160 Six week beginner course 2 classes/week


Class dates and times:

Sunday 11:30am-12:30pm

6 classes: October 23-December 4, 2022 (no class November 27)

Monday 6:30-7:30pm

6 classes: November 7-December 12, 2022

Thursday 6:30-7:30pm

6 classes: November 3-December 15, 2022 (no class November 24)

Masks?

Starting March 13, masks will no longer be required in our classes. Of course, students may continue to use masks if desired at any time, but their use is now optional, not required. This decision falls in line with practices at Austin ISD, guidance from the CDC and Austin Public Health’s assessment of the Covid-19 threat level in Austin.


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

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.

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