Experience the power of rhythm & sensuality in this foot stomping, hand clapping expressive dance form from Southern Spain. You will learn the basics of rhythm while exploring foot patterns, classic arm & hand movements, and the fundamentals of feet and hand percussion. If you love rhythm and crave a potent, proud form of expression this class is for you.
Classes explore both traditional and contemporary Flamenco dance. Braceo (arms), florea (hands), torso, cadera (hips), turns (vueltas) and percussive elements (feet, palmas, body percussion, pitos). Musical interpretation, a diversity of palos (song styles) & tools (shawl, fan, hat, skirt) explored. Amp up the speed and complexity as you integrate the upper and lower body into a tornado of powerful rhythm and sensuality.
Learn how to design your own traditional flamenco solos. Will will look deeper into flamenco history, terminology, the role of the cuadro (live flamenco group), interacting with musicians and different palos (song styles) structures to explore the expressive roots of flamenco. Limited group size. Email Monique@rainodance.com for eligibility and level. There will be two in studio performance opportunities.
Class will explore footwork, braceo (arms), floreo (hands), compas (rhythmn), torso, hips, and vueltas (turns) for all levels of dancer. Release the yoke of choreographic goals and isolate the challenging and diverse techniques of flamenco to improve your dance.
Week at a glance
|Flamenco Techinque||12:00 - 1:00 pm||Monique Salez|
|Flamenco 2||5:00 - 6:15 pm||Monique Salez|
|Flamenco 1/2||6:15 - 7:30 pm||Monique Salez|
|Flamenco 1||7:30 - 8:30 pm||Monique Salez|
|Flamenco Tech 1 (start Sep 19)||5:00 - 6:00 pm||Monique Salez|
|starts Sept. 19th|
|Flamenco Technique 2||6:00 - 7:00 pm||Lia Crowe|
|Flamenco 2||5:00 - 6:15 pm||Lia Crowe|