Flamenco is fun for kids and adults! Maria now teaches classes in Kirkland and Bothell. Mixed-age performances give all age groups the chance to dance together, a unique learning experience. All classes focus on creating essential Flamenco foundations: Strong footwork, Elegant posture, Expressive hands and arms, plus an understanding of the rhythms. Each class level focuses on one of the Flamenco forms called “palos.”
Winter Class Schedule 2017/2018
Tuesdays 12:30-2pm: Flamenco for Adults at Kirkland Dance Center
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Flamenco for Kids/youths at Zamani World Dance
Saturdays 11:30-1:00pm Flamenco for Adults at Zamani World Dance
Private lessons available by appointment. Contact: (425) 442-6084 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirkland Dance Center
835 7th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033 Phone: 425-828-6362 Website: www.kirklanddance.org
Zamani World Dance (in Bothell Country Village)
23718 Bothell Everett Highway,
Bothell, WA 98021 Phone:(650) 898-7699 Website: www.zamanidance.com
Some of the Palos classes will be covering:
Sevillanas: This traditional dance is the most popular dance through out all of Spain. It is four little dances put together called “copla” and is FUN to dance in partners, as a solo or in a group – on stage or at a party.
Fandango: The Fandango is also a Flamenco dance form with several little segments called “coplas”. It is often danced in a group, each taking a turn with a solo or duo and ending with the whole group joining in.
Tientos/Tangos: This Flamenco form is in a four count rhythm and preserves the Moorish influence on Flamenco dance. It features swirling skirts, graceful turns and sensuous hand and body movements.
Cantiñas/Alegrias: Cantiñas is one of the forms called ida y vuelta, that which went to the colonies and came back to Spain with a different flavor. It has a 10+2 rhythmic pattern or compas (related to the Alegrias.) Dancers alternately start on either the 1st count or a 12th count. Fans and batas de cola are often a feature in this dance form.