Youth Flamenco (Jovenes Flamencos)
- Ages 10-15
- Wednesdays 5:30-6:25pm
- September 4-December 11 (14 classes). **No class November 27. In-studio recital December 13, 5:30pm
- Tuition: $164 for the Fall Session
Girls and boys will learn basic flamenco technique and short flamenco choreographies. The focus will be on improving posture, coordination, rhythm and musicality, plus youth flamenco students will enjoy being active and learning musicality and performance skills in a bilingual environment. Students practice applying the basics of posture, arm movement (braceo) and footwork (taconeo), while learning more complex technique and rhythms. Dancers will learn choreography for several public performances throughout the year.
Requirements: Students must purchase the class flamenco skirt (+/- $65) and black flamenco shoes ($76.50), to be worn during practice and performances. Additional costume elements may be required for specific performances, including castanets. Students should also wear their own black sleeveless leotard for class.
We are now accepting registration for our Fall 2019 Session. Register below, or if you have a question send us a message or call us at 512-942-7892.
Flamenco at Flamencura
Flamencura Music and Dance Studio opened its doors in May, 2010 as Austin’s first dance studio dedicated to Flamenco. Flamenco dance classes for kids and youth are taught by founder Olivia Chacon. She has danced flamenco for over twenty 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”. She is Artistic Director and choreographer for A’lante Flamenco, which was named Austin’s “Best Dance Ensemble” in both 2014 and 2015.
Olivia is also a seasoned instructor, and enjoys introducing new students of all ages to the joys of flamenco through her original choreographies. She has been an adjunct flamenco dance instructor at McCallum Arts Academy since 2011.