Flamenco Beginners - Dance City

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Newcastle Sunderland

Flamenco Beginners

Rhythm, Expression, Technique
Adult Class
Fri 19 Apr 2024 6:00pm
Fri 26 Apr 2024 6:00pm
Fri 10 May 2024 6:00pm
Fri 17 May 2024 6:00pm
Fri 24 May 2024 6:00pm
Fri 31 May 2024 6:00pm
Fri 07 Jun 2024 6:00pm
Fri 14 Jun 2024 6:00pm
Fri 21 Jun 2024 6:00pm
Fri 28 Jun 2024 6:00pm
Fri 05 Jul 2024 6:00pm
Fri 12 Jul 2024 6:00pm
Fri 19 Jul 2024 6:00pm
Class times: Every Friday 6-7pm
Class description: A welcoming and supportive class where We learn about different styles of flamenco dance and their different rhythmic patterns and cycles. We spend time working on developing footwork, arm and hand movements, palmas (clapping) and body co-ordination, including learning short choreographies. Our primary focus is on dance (baile) however we also learn about the other core flamenco elements - singing (cante) and guitar (toque), and the history and culture of this distinctive art form.

What is flamenco? Flamenco is a fiery and rhythmic style of music and dance from Andalucia in southern Spain, with lots of stamping and clapping. It is now danced around the world and has achieved the status of UNESCO “intangible world heritage”.

What do I need to wear? You can wear jeans and trainers. However, ladies may prefer to wear shoes with a small block heel and a long skirt, men can wear trousers and shoes or boots with a small heel if you have them. If you have flamenco shoes or boots, that is great too!

Who is it for? This is an open class - no experience of Flamenco required

Teacher: Susan Moir

About the teacher Susan began her flamenco studies in 2015 in the UK with Marta Ruiz and Gemma De La Cruz. Since then, she has gone on to study in Spain with flamenco dancers of international reputation including Natalia Garcia-Huidobro, Alfonso Losa, Adela Campallo, Jose Maya, Marco Flores, Rafaela Carrasco, Belen Lopez, Maria Juncal, Rafael Estevez and Valeriano Paños. Susan loves to share her passion for flamenco and enjoys helping newcomers to have fun and express themselves even in their first ever dance class.

Please let the ticket office know if you have any additional needs, if you feel comfortable in doing so. If you are pregnant, have an injury or an existing medical condition we would recommend that you seek professional advice before attending a class.
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