Introduction to Flamenco for absolute beginners. Beginner students will learn posture, arm, hand and body technique, footwork technique, how to listen for and respond to flamenco rhythms, and the basic structure of flamenco dance. Students will learn short segments or variations in each class. Students are encouraged to take this class more than once until they can easily perform all the basic techniques. 4-class session $54. Mondays 6:30-7:30, Sundays 12pm-11pm. For registration see https://flamencura.org/beginner-flamenco-austin/
For those who have attended at least two sessions of Beginner Flamenco, and have mastered the most basic concepts of flamenco technique and rhythm. Students in Advanced Beginner will practice both 8 and 12-count rhythms and more complex marking, footwork and turns, and will learn short combinations or techniques in a variety of styles. Students are encouraged to repeat Advanced Beginner until the instructor recommends they move on to the next level. 4-class session $54. Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm. For registration see https://flamencura.org/advanced-beginner-flamenco/
For students who have completed at least six months to a year of Advanced Beginner classes, and feel comfortable with all the material covered in that level. Dancers should be be able to dance fluidly with proper rhythm, posture and technique, and be prepared for the faster pace of a twice-per-week class. There are two class options for Intermediate Level students:
Intermediate Technique, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm: Students in this class work on increasing strength, speed and musicality in footwork, balance and control in turns and marcajes, and expression through the upper body. The whole hour is dedicated to technique and short combinations, with no complete choreography taught. Students may pay for one 4-class session (1 month of classes) using the 4-class card ($54), or may combine with other approved classes by using the 8-class card (scroll down for class card payment).
Intermediate Flamenco Choreography, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm: This is class is divided between technique and choreography for performance. Intermediate students will have multiple opportunities to perform complete choreographies throughout the year. Students should stay in this level, with good attendance twice per week, until the instructor determines that they may move on to the Advanced class, which could require several years.
Students at this level should already have a background of at least three years of flamenco dance instruction, and have solid knowledge of a wide range of flamenco technique. Classes will focus on improving musicality and speed of footwork, body coordination in more complex combinations, turns, and learning to identify and work with a range of musical palos (styles). In addition, Advanced dancers will study improvisation for Bulerias, listening and responding to live music, and will learn choreographies for performance opportunities throughout the year. Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:35-8:30pm.
Single adult drop-in class: $18
8-class card (Upper level, 30-day time limit temporarily waived): $108
4-class card (valid for 30 days)
Please consult with instructor to determine the proper classes for you to attend!