Saturday (BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE)

Flamenco Fundamentals for Beginners & Choreography, 9-10:30 a.m.

Class will cover posture, basic arm and hands, simple turns, footwork and palmas, and is geared for the dancer transitioning into Flamenco and students with no prior dance experience. Simple choreography will be created to apply basic technique learned in class.

Intermediate Technique, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

This 60 minute class will continue to build on skills learned in the previous class.  Attention to arms, turns and footwork will be the primary focus of this class.  Students will get an opportunity to apply technique in various Flamenco palos. A basic understanding of the various rhythmic structures in Flamenco will be introduced.

Beginner Castanets, 12-1 p.m.

Students are required to have student castanets for this class. Beginner finger strengthening exercises will be given during class.  Practice during week is critical in order to attain a “roll”.  Class will consist of arm and castanet drills, castanets with simple turns, and simple coordination exercises to get you moving and playing at same time.  For more information on castanet classes, please contact Gabi Galvez at (630)901-2002.