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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)
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Zamani World Dance
in The Country Village
23718 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA

Private lessons

Location by arrangement.