Flamenquitas (Kids Flamenco)

In our Flamenco for Kids class, girls and boys will get to know the basics of flamenco dance and music, improve their coordination and movement skills, and enjoy making music and learning about Spanish culture in a bilingual (English/Spanish) environment! All the elements of flamenco dance are studied, including posture, braceo and floreo (arm and hand movements), taconeo (percussive footwork) and compas (rhythm). Students will learn a short choreography for performance in our Spring Student Showcase Recital on Saturday, May 16, 4:30pm, at the Dougherty Arts Center. No prior flamenco or dance experience is necessary!

  • Ages 6-9
  • Wednesdays 4:35-5:25 (one 50-minute class per week)
  • Class Dates: January 8- May 13 (**no class March 18).
  • Recital Date: Saturday, May 16, 4:30pm, Dougherty Arts Center
  • Tuition: $228 for the Fall Session
  • Attire: students must wear the Flamenquitas uniform, consisting of low-heeled black flamenco or folklorico shoes (available at our studio for $45), a flamenco skirt available for purchase through the studio ($45), and a sleeveless black leotard (available at many retailers. Here’s an example of an acceptable leotard.) Long hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

Register below or if you have a question send us a message or call us at 512-942-7892.

Kids Flamenco Registration

Instructor: Olivia Chacon

Olivia has danced flamenco for over twenty years, including five years studying flamenco and performing in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain with some of the world’s best flamenco artists. After performing internationally throughout Spain, Mexico, and Cyprus with the Cristóbal Reyes Compañia de Flamenco, and as a soloist in flamenco clubs in Spain and Germany, Olivia returned home to Austin in 2010 to open Flamencura Music & Dance, Austin’s first dance studio dedicated to the flamenco art form.

Olivia is also co-founder and Artistic Director of A’lante Flamenco. Founded in 2011, the 10-member company has garnered rave reviews and awards for their innovative ‘flamenco theater’ productions, including the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Dancer (Olivia Chacon 2013); and Best Dance Ensemble (2014 and 2015).

She has been an adjunct dance instructor at McCallum Fine Arts Academy since 2012, and loves exposing young dancers to the complexity, beauty, and tradition of flamenco. Flamencura students are also encouraged to show off their skills during performances several times per year in order to foment their artistic growth.

Watch a documentary by Arts in Context about Olivia, Flamencura and A’lante Flamenco!

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