Flamenco is fun for kids and adults! Maria teaches classes for both on Seattle’s Eastside. 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”
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.
Winter Class Schedule 2016/2017
Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm Flamenco for Adults: Cantiñas
Wednesday 3:30-4:40 Flamenco for Kids: Bulerias
Friday 4:30-5:30 Flamenco/Spanish Dance for Youths: Sevillanas
Saturdays 12:00-1:00pm Flamenco for Adults: Tangos/Rumbas
Private lessons available (by appointment)
Contact for more info.
Zamani World Dance
in The Country Village
23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA
Location by arrangement.