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Al Moro Studio / Phoenix    [Updated 03/29/10]

Flamenco classes with Yumi La Rosa
The Al Moro dance studio offers Flamenco classes for both kids and adults:
Al Moro Studio
806 East Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85014

Yumi La Rosa (Flamenco Instructor) 602.692.1159 or
Ava Fleming (Studio Owner) 602.502.6909 or

www.almorostudio.com // http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-AZ/Al-Moro-Dance-Studio/51608674846?ref=ts

Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo with Mele and Jason Martinez / Tuscon    [Updated 09/01/07]

Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo, co-directed by Jason and Mele Martinez, offers flamenco classes and performances for the Tucson community and beyond.

For class schedules and more information see:

Flamenco Por La Vida / Phoenix    [Updated 07/26/11]

Flamenco Por La Vida offers a widespread flamenco curriculum taught by Flamenco artists Angelina Ramirez, Erica Ocegueda, Carlos Montufar and Lolita Zuniga. FPLV also extends its educational classes by holding auditions for it's preprofessional student company. Private instruction and perfromances also available.

Angelina Ramirez Director/ Founder of Flamenco Por La Vida.

For class schedule and performance booking please see:
www.flamencoporlavida.com or call 602-456-1422.

Flamenco! ...the Studio / Tempe    [Updated 02/12/12]

Flamenco! ...the Studio

Flamenco! ...the Studio is the only dance academy and cultural center in Central Arizona devoted exclusively to the Flamenco Arts. We are a 2,000 square foot facility with a huge floated dance floor and wall of mirrors conveniently located in the Valley. We provide instruction in authentic Flamenco dance and guitar, and present cultural events and theatrical programs.

We provide our students with a sound and traditionally-based vocabulary in Flamenco, enabling them to understand what they see and hear in Flamenco anywhere.

Our students gain knowledge of techniques and structures through choreographies and musical arrangements in such a way that they can soon transcend the limits of those choreographies and arrangements and create and participate in spontaneous Flamenco, all while having fun!

Our students have the option of two different paths of instruction: professional or non-professional. Even beginning students have opportunities to dance and perform with other artists, and even perform in company presentations, enabling them to experience the connection and communication of live Flamenco right from the beginning.

The Co-founders of Flamenco!...the Studio are Ricardo de Cristóbal and Linda Machado. Ricardo has over 46 years experience as a master Flamenco guitarist and Flamenco historian and Linda has over 20 years' experience as a Flamenco dancer and instructor. This husband and wife duo performs regularly throughout the state and are the only Flamenco artists in the State of Arizona approved by the Arizona Commission on the Arts to teach Flamenco in both educational and community environments.

For current teaching schedule and events, see:

2440 W. Medtronic Way, Ste. C
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Linda Machado / Phoenix, Tempe    [Updated 05/14/11]

Photo by Xcessive

Linda Machado is a professional Flamenco & Spanish dancer who performs regularly in concert halls, theatres, museums, restaurants and night clubs throughout Arizona and the Southwest. A former member of Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles dance company, Ms. Machado now performs with master Flamenco guitarist Ricardo de Cristóbal in the Flamenco dance company Un Corazón Flamenco.

Introduced to Spanish Dance by Daniel de Córdoba, Linda went on to study Flamenco with many well-known national and International Flamenco & Spanish Dance artists including Javier de la Torre, Omayra Amaya, Antonio Hidalgo, Yaelisa, Monica Bermudez, Lydia Torea and Joaquín Enciñas.

Linda gained experience as an artist-in-residence with Young Audiences of Greater Dallas, conducting numerous school programs and residencies throughout Texas, and was associated with the Northeast Tarrant County Arts Council as a Flamenco instructor. As a Roster Artist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Linda continues to provide Flamenco dance and cultural programs to schools, libraries and senior communities throughout Arizona.

With over 18 years experience in performing and teaching Flamenco, Linda offers students of all ages a strong foundation in Flamenco dance technique and the skills to dance authentic, improvisational Flamenco.

Linda Machado

Tempe, AZ

See also:

Ricardo de Cristobal / Tempe    [Updated 08/30/08]

Ricardo de Cristóbal

Ricardo de Cristóbal teaches Flamenco guitar at Flamenco!...the Studio in Tempe AZ, the only studio in the greater Phoenix area devoted exclusively to the Flamenco arts. His teaching style utilizes compositions and arrangements in a calculated method to go beyond choreographies, plans, and rehearsals to make Flamenco a spontaneous, living, breathing art. Accompaniment to baile and cante is taught alongside solo guitar, and guitar students are encouraged to accompany dance classes under Ricardos supervision, as well as sitting in with visiting bailaores y cantaores. Ricardo reads music, but prefers to learn, teach, and compose by ear and eye.

Ricardo is a full-time professional Flamenco guitarist and instructor. He has been playing Flamenco guitar since 1965. His studies in flamenco guitar began in San Francisco by sitting at the juerga table in the bar at La Bodega, trying to copy any guitarist who came by. Nino Bernardo was often there, accompanying every singer, dancer, or guitarist who happened to drop in, then playing solo beautifully. Bernardo's flexibility, creativity, and "in the moment" style was inspirational.

Several years later Ricardo met Cristóbal Dos Santos, a protégé of the renowned Diego del Gastor. Diego was the creator and central figure in the style of Moron de la Frontera, an improvisational way of creating continuing variations on evolving themes. Ricardo's experiences with Cristóbal shaped his approach to all music, especially Flamenco, in improvisational directions.

Ricardo also composes original music in a fusion of Flamenco, classical and jazz styles.

You will find Ricardo performing at a variety of venues throughout the greater Phoenix area, as well as for many private functions. Ricardo also performs with dancer Linda Machado in the flamenco dance company Un Corazón Flamenco and is co-founder of Flamenco! ...the Studio. With over 43 years of experience playing Flamenco guitar and immersion into Flamenco history and culture, Ricardo is Arizona's premier Flamenco historian.

Guitar lessons are private by appointment.
Ricardo de Cristóbal
Tempe, AZ

See also

Yumi La Rosa / Phoenix    [Updated 03/23/10]

Yumi La Rosa offers flamenco classes and performances throughout the Phoenix area and beyond.
For more info, visit
Contact: p:602.692.1159; e:


'La Sole' International Arts Academy / Covina    [Updated 04/16/05]

International Arts Academy located at:
20628 E. Arrow Highway #3
Covina, CA 91724 (626) 653-1111 visit:

The studio is home to "La Sole" & A Nuestro Aire Flamenco Dance Company and instructs all levels of Flamenco, Classical Spanish, Middle Eastern Bellydance, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Mexican Folklorico and other ethnic dances. Instructors include: Yvette "La Sole", Joel Gutierrez, Raqassa & Nika.

6:45-7:30 pm. Children's Castanets
7:30-8:30 pm. Children's Dance Ensemble [by audition only]
8:30-9:30 pm. Beginning I&II Adult Flamenco

7:00-8:00 pm. Intermediate Children's Flamenco
8:00-8:30 pm. Int/Adv. Flamenco Technique
8:30-10:00pm. Advanced III Adult Flamenco

Private classes

6:00-7:00 pm. Mixed Level Mexican Folklorico
7:00-8:00 pm. Beginning I Children's Flamenco
8:00-9:00 pm. Int. II Adult Flamenco

Private classes

9:00-11:00 am. Folklorico Rehearsal [group members only]
11:00-11:30 am. Int/Adv. Castanet Technique
11:30-12:00 pm. Classical Spanish / Castanets
12:00-1:00 pm. Flamenco Technique
1:00-2:00 pm. Int/Adv. Buleria (Flamenco)
2:00-3:45 pm. A Nuestro Aire Company Rehearsal
4:00-5:00 pm. Mixed level Belly Dance
5:00-6:00 pm. Troupe Melangees Rehearsal

10:00-11:00 am. Festero Group Rehearsals [Sevillanas]
11:00-12:00 pm. Beg/Int. Flamenco Technique
12:00-1:00 pm. Beg/Int Buleria (Flamenco)

**Class price information available on-line at: http://www.InternationalArtsAcademy.com
Studio Phone: (626)653-1111

Studio is available for rent.
Dancers & musicians available for special events, shows, lectures and more.

Adela / Santa Clara    [Updated 12/28/06]

Flamenco Dance Technique and Choreography with Adela

Classes start on
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Beginning students: 6:00 PM
Intermediate/advanced: 7:00 PM
Session is seven weeks long

Roundhill Studios
3428 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
(between Lawrence Exp. And Pomeroy Ave.)
(please note new address!)

$85 per session if payment received before January 5
$100 per session thereafter
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: BOTH sessions for only $155

The Flamenco Society of San Jose
P. O. Box 7173
San Jose, CA. 95150

For additional information, please call 510-673-6979

Alexandra Rozo / Santa Monica    [Updated 11/28/11]

Alexandra Rozo teaches and performs flamenco dance in Santa Monica

2621 Pico Blvd, Unit K,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Monday - Beginner - 7:30-8:30pm
Monday - Advanced - 8:30-10:00pm
Tuesday - Intermediate - 7:00- 8:30pm
Thursday - Intermediate - 8:00- 9:30pm

1 class- $23
4 classes- $80
8 classes- $ 148

Private lessons also available

Alicia Morena / Monterey    [Updated 04/03/11]

Alicia Morena:
Instructor of Dance, Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 625-2857

For information on registration, upcoming events, and more, please visit:

Alicia Morena is...

A descendant of classical ethnic dancers on both branches of her family tree and was trained by dance professionals in the Hawaii Public Schools and later in dance academies in California, New York and Madrid. She is the protégé of Rosa Durán of Jerez and Madrid and inherited her lineage choreographies in Jondo-Flamenco from the teachings of El Estampí­o, Angel Pericet, and El Marruro. She trained in the traditional art with Teresita Osta, Lupe del Rio, Maria Magdalena, Rosa Montoya, Tosa Niki (under Pilar Lopez), La Tati, Rafael de Córdova, Teo Morca, and Paco Romero. Alicia performed world-wide with guitarists Roberto Andrés and Niño de Napoli and choreographed and staged AIRE touring concerts: Deep Song, Ay, Córdova!, and Concierto Homenaje -- a Lorca. She is author of Tú y Yo, a Flamenco dance obra, and the Spanish Flamenco Dance Reference Guide, (Second Edition). An expanded third edition is pending. In addition to English it will also be published in French, Japanese and Spanish.

She currently collaborates and stages dance productions interfacing Flamenco with other ethnic dance forms: Hawaiian Hula in "Dances to Shiva and Laka; Pele and Kali" with E. Indian Dance as a cultural parent to both; and Chinese Opera and Regional Folk dances in "Yin-Yang, Duende!"

Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre & School / Alhambra    [Updated 02/24/06]

Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre & School 230 W Main St. Alhambra CA 91801, Artistic Director Clarita

Castanets & Classical Mon 8pm - Clarita
Flamenco Basic Mon 7pm - Tracy
Flamenco Basic Tues 7pm - Clarita
Flamenco Basic Sun 11:30a Clarita Starts 3/5/06
Flamenco Basic & I Thurs 7pm Clarita
Flamenco Level I Wed 7pm Tracy
Flamenco Level I & II Sat 12noon - Clarita
FLamenco Level II Wed 8P -
Flamenco Level II & III Thurs 8P - Clarita
Flamenco Level III Tues 8P - Clarita
Flamenco Company Sat 2p - Clarita
Sevillanas Thurs 7P - Tracy
Sevillanas Level I Tues 7P - Tracy

Flamenco Kids Wed 6P - Clarita

Also Available are:

Belly Dance (Styles in Tribal, Egyptian & Cabaret)
Mon & Wed Basic 7:30P Aubre
Tues Level II 7P - Aubre
Wed Level II - 8:30P Aubre

Wed Level I 8P - Elexa Williams

Thurs 8P - Maria Iskander

Sat Level III 11A - Kamala
Sat Basic - 12noon Kamala

Other dance forms
Afro-Caribbean - Brazilian
Hip Hop
Ballet & Tap

For more information call: 626.458.1234 Fax: 626.458.0113

Studio is located off the 10 freeway. at Garfield or Atlantic Blvds heading north towards Alhambra. At Main Street turn left from Garfield or right from Atlantic Blvd.

Free parking

Arte y Puerza / North Hollywood, Santa Monica, Anaheim    [Updated 02/16/12]

Arte y Puerza Flamenco Class Schedule 2012
Weekly Classes in Los Angeles

Ethan Margolis:
Cante y Palmas Classes every Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm
$25 / $75 per month

Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd
N Hollywood, CA 91601

Cihtli Ocampo:
Monday nights from 7-8 pm Beginning Technique $20 / $70 per month
Monday nights from 8-10 pm Intermediate Technique and Choreography $35 / $120 per month
Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30 pm Bata de Cola $35 / $120 per month
MKM Cultural Arts Center
11401 N Chandler Blvd
N Hollywood, CA 91601

Wednesday nights from 8-9:30 pm Int/Advanced Technique and Choreography $30 / $100 per month
Naranjita Flamenco
423 South Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA

Friday nights from 7:30-8:15 pm Beginning Technique $15
Friday nights from 8:15-10:15 pm Int/Advanced Technique and Choreography $35 / $120 per month
Born To Play Productions
2621 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Discounts available for multiple classes


Blanca Luz Academy of Performing Arts / Buena Park    [Updated 08/15/05]

Blanca Luz Academy of Performing Arts

Advanced/Intermediate: Tues 7:30-9:00 pm
Beginning: Wed 7:00-8:00 pm
Intermediate: Fri 7:30-9:00pm

7975 La Mesa Way
Buena Park, Ca. 90620


Carla Luna Dance Arts Academy / Los Angeles    [Updated 03/14/01]

Carla Luna Dance Arts Academy, 731 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Phone: 323-932-6230, fax: 323-932-8133.
Studio website:
http://www.danceartsacademy.com, E-mail: info@danceartsacademy.com
Personal website: http://www.carlaluna.com, E-mail: flamenco@carlaluna.com

Class schedule (as of 3/14/2001)

Monday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Intermediate Technique Level 1
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Flamenco (Basic Beginners)
Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate
Friday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Children ages 6-9
Saturday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Castanets/Choreography
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Children ages 10-14

Carlos Villatoro and Flamenco Sur / San Diego    [Updated 12/08/12]

Carlos Villatoro and Flamenco Sur in San Diego.

(619) 339-9716

Absolute beginner - is the ideal class to start dancing Flamenco.
Classes focus on understanding Flamenco music and compas, strong footwork, upper body coordination, palmas, proper posture and breathing.
We begin to develop the muscle strength and skills necessary for Flamenco dance.

Intermediate class - Focus on technique and prepare dancers for "cuadro" as we learn new choreography.

Bulerias Festeras- Teaches how to improvise and dance por Fiesta and have a strong presence as we learn new pataitas.

Absolute beginner saturday from 12:30 to 1:30
Intermediate saturday from 1:30 to 2:30

Dance Place Liberty Station
2650 Truxton road
San Diego , CA 92106

All classes are accompanied with Cante ( singing ) and Toque ( guitarist )

Carolina Lugo / Pleasant Hill, San Francisco, San Jose    [Updated 07/22/10]

Carolina Lugo teaches flamenco dance in Pleasant Hill, San Francisco and San Jose.

Summer Classes 2010
3 locations with Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña

Pleasant Hill Location:
"Brisas de España Dance Center"
2049 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill 94523

San Francisco Location:
DSG Studios, 564 Monterey Blvd, San Francisco 94527 (Sundays & Thursdays)

San Jose Location:
Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Ave, downtown Willow Glen (Saturdays)

For schedules and more information, see:

Carolyn Berger / Los Angeles    [Updated 08/03/11]

Flamenco Dance Class Schedule with Carolyn Berger (213) 382-6928

Beginning: Monday and Thursday evenings 8:30 - 9:30 PM in Hollywood at Poinsettia Park. Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles

Intermediate: Saturdays 10:30 AM - noon in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles near the County Art Museum

Repertory: Saturdays noon - 1:30 PM also in the Fairfax district as above

Private Sessions available by appointment

Celina Zambon / Santa Monica    [Updated 06/06/10]

Celina Zambon teaches in Santa Monica

Phone: 310-625-1715
Email: .

Clarita, Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre / Alhambra    [Updated 01/16/03]

Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Clarita
27 West Main Street, Suite B, Alhambra, CA 91801
Ph: 626-458-1234
Fx: 626-458-0113

Claudia de la Cruz / Santa Ana    [Updated 09/22/07]

Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Institute
Grand Central Art Center, lower level
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana
(714) 543-1370=20

Named Best Flamenco Dance Classes by OC Weekly, http://www.ocweekly.com

Evelyn Nacif / Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and Thousand Oaks    [Updated 01/21/10]

Evelyn Nacif teaches in Los Angeles, Orange County area, Long Beach and Thousand Oaks

Tuesday Nights and Saturdays 1503 E. Bailey Way, Long Beach, CA 90813
7 to 8 pm Footwork and upper body technique
8 to 9 pm Intermediate Choreography Bulerias/Alegrias/ Tangos de Malaga

12:30 to 1:30pm Footwork and upper body technique
1:30 to 2:30pm Beg/intermediate Choreography

Wednesdays at The Ballroom Workshop 5700 Corsa Ave, Westlake Village,91362
7 to 8pm Footwork and upper body technique
8 to 9pm Choreography - Sevillanas and Tangos de Malaga

Contact Evelyn

Flamenco Arana / San Diego    [Updated 09/21/09]

Flamenco Arana

Learn to dance Flamenco! Flamenco Arana teaches group lessons at The Dance Connection, 2710 Garnet Ave (in Pacific Beach), San Diego, CA:

Mondays: 7:30pm Intermediate, 8:30pm Advanced
Wednesdays: 7:00pm Beginner II, 8:00pm Beginner I

Flamenco group classes, taught by Kristina Cobarrubia, are $48 per month, paid on the first class of the month. Months with five class days are $60. New students are welcome to join at any time, and their first class is free.

New students may feel more comfortable taking a private or semi-private lesson to catch up on footwork. For students with previous dance experience this may not be necessary.

Kristina is available for private dance instruction in Rancho Peñasquitos. Private Flamenco classes are $40.

Please see our website:
www.flamencoarana.com or call 858-538-2481


Flamenco Guitar with Daniel Torres / San Jose    [Updated 01/13/08]

Flamenco Guitar Classes with Daniel Torres

Learn flamenco guitar accompaniment for cante (song) and baile (dance)

Every Saturday

Advanced Guitar:
11:00am-11:30am Technique
11:30-12:00pm Advanced Guitar

12:00 noon to 12:30pm Basic Acoompaniment
12:30pm to 1:00pm Toques Festeros Fandanguillos Seviallanas Rumba

$20 1 hour
$23 1.5 hours
$65 per month

Hoover Community Center
1677 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(Located at the corner of Park Ave and Naglee Ave, across the street from the Egyptian Museum)

For more information call:
The Flamenco Society of San Jose
510 792-8355


Flamenco Romántico- Marianna & Federico Mejia / Soquel, Santa Cruz county    [Updated 12/09/12]

Taught by Marianna Mejia.
All classes have live music, which includes guitar accompaniment.

Class focus:
. Putting the dance and palmas to the music of the guitar and to the singing (cante).
. Learning and understanding counter time ("contras").
. Compás – how to take your steps and palmas and understand the count and the accents
. Technique in dance and palmas
. Learning Bulerías for Fiesta that you can actually dance at a party!
. Soleá Choreography and Palmas, includes learning one of Concha Vargas’ Solea choreographies and putting the palmas to these steps.

Our classes build strong basics and technique and will prepare you for studying in Spain, if you so choose.
Wednesday evening 6:30 – 8:00 Soleá Intermediate and advanced
Thursday evening 6:30 - 8 PM - Bulerías por Fiesta - Beginning/intermediate levels
Saturday 11 AM - 12:30 PM - Bulerías por Fiesta - Beginning/intermediate levels

Price: $60 for a 4 week session (1 1/2 hr classes) (all classes must be taken within a 4-week time period)
$20/class drop-in price

Class size is limited so please register early.

Make up classes can be taken in either class.

Flamenco Romántico Academy of Gypsy Flamenco Arts Dance Poolside Studio
1007 Hidden Valley Road, Soquel, CA 95073
(Santa Cruz County)
For more information contact: Marianna Mejia

Flamenco Society of San Jose / San Jose, Santa Clara    [Updated 03/22/09]

The Flamenco Society of San Jose offers Flamenco Classes

Dance Technique and Choreography
Schedules and details at:

For more information contact the Flamenco Society of San Jose
Phone: 510 792-8355

Juan Talavera / Santa Ana, Palm Desert, Monterey Park    [Updated 01/31/03]

Juan Talavera, noted and critically acclaimed, Spanish - Flamenco Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Company Director, Actor - welcomes you! Talavera was awarded a Lester Horton Dance Award and an Equivalency Degree by Santa Ana College for his life's work in Spanish and Flamenco Dance and has appeared in many movies, TV shows, commercial and music videos.

Sr. Talavera and his dancers, singers and musicians are available for all Corporate, Private and Social events. Juan is available for group, private and semi private dance classes for all levels and for scene and audition preparation for actors.

Juan Talavera instructs an intermediate level Flamenco Dance Class for adults and children 13 up, at the
Academy of International Dance
220 E. Fourth Street, Ste. 202
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
7:30-8:30 PM

Motions Dance Studio
73221 HiWay 111
Palm Desert, Ca 92660

Beginners: 11:30 A.M.
Adv. Beginners: 12:30 P.M.
Intermediate: 1:30 P.M.

East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA

Beginning-Intermediate Flamenco Dance 1:45-3:15 PM
Spanish/Flamenco Rhythm Class 12:30-1:30 PM
(this is not a dance class)

Santa Ana College 2003 Classes
(Classes Begin 02/09/03)
17th and Bristol Streeets, Rm. G108

Dance 113A: Beginning Flamenco Dance 4:30-6:30 PM
Dance 113B: Intermediate/Adv. Flamenco Dance
Dance 298 Special Studies in Dance 5:30-7:30 PM

For further information regarding Classes, Performances, Lectures, Workshops, Master Classes, Flamenco Event Planning, please call Juan Talavera at 562-699-7595.


Juramento Flamenco / Montrose/Glendale, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara    [Updated 12/08/12]

Juramento Flamenco- 818-588-2377

Classes for adults and kids!
New classes in Montrose/Glendale, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, CA.

For more information visit
and please add us on facebook at www.facebook.com/juramento.flamenco

Katerina Tomás, Mojácar Flamenco / South Pasadena    [Updated 06/17/07]

Katerina Tomás
Mojácar Flamenco

Ongoing, year round flamenco classes are located at: Pointe by Pointe
Studio, 1315 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 104, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Cost; $15 per class. The 1 hour, Thursday and Saturday classes are
$12.50 per class. $3 for guitar accompaniment per class.
Cante (flamenco singing) accompaniment in every class.
If you are a new student, simply show up to class to enroll!

7:00-8:00pm Beginning Flamenco - Technique: braceo (arms) footwork,
palmas, body postures, turns, rhythms for 12 count songs and
Choreographies: Tangos Gitano; Soleares

8:00-9:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco - Technique: more advanced
rhythms, footwork, breaks (remates), turns, marcando (marking steps),
and braceo. Choreographies: Siguiriyas; Farruca

12:30-2:00pm Intermediate Flamenco - Technique; Choreography:
La Caña

2-3:30pm Advanced Flamenco - Advanced technique featuring turns,
remates, footwork, palmas and rhythms. Choreographies: Siguiriyas;
Farruca/Tangos de Málaga

3:30-4:30pm - Introduction to Flamenco - Starting with the basics, all
flamenco techniques will be introduced to new students -footwork, body
work, arms, hands, palmas, castanets, and rhythms. Choreographies:
Tangos Gitano and Sevillanas.

We teach private flamenco classes in dance, guitar and guitar
accompaniment, and cante flamenco. All private lessons are held at our
home studio in South Pasadena, California. For rates and scheduling,
contact us at , ,
or visit us on the web at

La Romera / Santa Cruz    [Updated 12/18/05]

741 Redwood Drive, Santa Cruz
Phone ~ 831-335-3329
Email ~

Class Schedule
11:00am -12:30pm - Intermediate level
Technique & Choreography for performance

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Beginners Levels 1 & 2
Learn to apply the fundamentals of Flamenco technique in fun, easy to learn dances.
Rhythm (compás) * Movement (marcaje) * Footwork (taconeo) * Hand-clapping (palmas)

Class prices: Please visit http://laromeraflamenco.com/ for detailed information

Lakshmi Basile 'La Chimi' / San Diego    [Updated 01/07/06]

General Flamenco Classes with Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi”

Location: Attire by Lea Dance Studio (Ciao Bella Espresso)
6787 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115

Contact: 619-460-5766 (general classes) 619-262-7041 (private classes)

Class Schedule:
Tuesday (Advanced): 8:45pm-9:45pm
Wednesday (Intermediate): 8:10pm-9:10pm
Friday (Beginning): 4:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $10.00 per class

*Class levels are subject to change
*Private classes available

Marisol "Sol" Apostol / San Diego    [Updated 08/21/07]

Flamenco Basics with Marisol "Sol" Apostol

Classes are energetic, earthy, and fun while working on the essence of Flamenco in order to develop clear footwork, and self expression. Emphasis is given to posture, braceo & floreo (arms & hands) marking steps, basic footwork, palmas, jaleos, rhythm, cante-guitar-dance relationship awareness, body movement isolation, and an earthy presence.

San Diego
Dance Place San Diego, 2650 Truxton Road, Studio 103, San Diego, CA 92106
Beginner Technique, Saturdays 11am -12pm $64 per month
Intermediate Technique, Sundays 11am -12pm $64 per month

Art/Dance Academy 1401 El Camino Real #105, Oceanside, CA 92154
Beginner Technique, Wednesdays 7-8:30pm $90 per month

Miguel Vasquez / Sacramento    [Updated 02/24/05]

Miguel Vasquez Flamenco Dance, Sacramento, California

Classes for Beginners & Intermediate are held at:

Shayla Pharoah's Dancer Studio
8529 Biruta Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
916 726-0239, 916 402-3616

Beginning(Strictly for Beginners)....Mondays....630pm
Intermedate ...Mondays....730pm

For Performances: 916 726-0239, 916 402-3616

Monica / San Francisco    [Updated 01/16/03]

Monica, San Francisco Dance Center
Winter Workshop 2003
Mondays, January 6 ~ March 31, 2003
(Excluding, President's Day, February 17, 2003)

12 week workshop

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ~ Introduction to Flamenco (Tangos)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ~ Beginning II (Bulerias)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ~ Intermediate/Advanced (Tientos)

* Live guitar accompaniment for all classes.
Singing accompaniment for the last class of session.

Fee for workshop (12 classes) ~
Pre-registration (Must be received by January 2) ~ $100
Registration after January 2 ~ $120
Drop-in fee ~ $12

Visa & MasterCard accepted!

* Missed classes may be made up in another level.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.

San Francisco Dance Center
26 7th Street at Market Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco

Bart Stop: (Civic Center) ~ Muni Stop: (Civic Center)

For more information ~ (415) 330-9075

Described as, "technically brilliant," by Dance Magazine, Monica is an experienced, professional Flamenco dancer and instructor who along with her touring schedule, teaches master classes and gives lecture-demonstrations. She has performed in many fiestas throughout Southern Spain, including La Bienal de Arte Flamenco and La Feria de Sevilla. Her choreographies and style are influenced by her studies with many renowned Flamenco artists such as Eva "La Yerbabuena", Ciro, Antonio Canales, Mario Maya, Juana Amaya, Farruquita, Belen Maya & others.

Flamenco Dance Performance & Instruction

(415) 330-9075
P.O. Box 460541
San Francisco, CA 94146-0541

Pacific Arts Ballet / Los Angeles    [Updated 12/07/08]

Pacific Arts Ballet Academy
is very proud and excited to offer
Classical Spanish Dance and Flamenco

Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm


Paco and Yolanda Arroyo / Los Angeles    [Updated 02/10/09]

Paco and Yolanda Arroyo teach flamenco guitar, dance and singing in Los Angeles.
phone: (818) 507-4426

Paloma Rios / Santa Barbara    [Updated 02/07/12]

Flamenco Classes with Paloma Rios School of Flamenco
in Santa Barbara, California.

At Montecito School of Ballet
529 E. Gutierrez St. SB CA 93103

Classes for ages 4 and up!

Preteen Flamenco Wednesdays at 4-5pm
Advanced Flamenco on Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm
Flamenco for 9-11 year olds Fridays at 3-4pm
Flamenco for children 4 and up Saturdays 9-9:45am

Classes range from 60-85 per month, depending on hours per week.


(805) 570-6064

Patricia Astorga / San Diego    [Updated 07/22/10]

Patricia Astorga teaches flamenco dance in the San Diego area.

Advance Beginner flamenco Class - 7-8pm - Technique/Choreography - also castanet technique
Intermediate Flamenco Class - 8-9:15pm - Technique/Choreography -"Cana" & castanet technique
Accompanied with Guitarist

The Wood Room
3800 30th Street
San Diego, Ca 92104

For more information, see:

Rebecca Feder / San Francisco    [Updated 05/15/08]

Rebecca Feder - Spanish Dance classes and performances in the San Francisco Bay area
(510) 243-0163

Rina Orellana / Torrance    [Updated 03/22/09]

Flamenco Dance Classes with Rina Orellana
For schedules and more info:

Robert Boyd 'Bertochico' / Santa Barbara    [Updated 01/10/05]

Santa Barbara's own premiere Flamenco guitarist/composer. He is one of the rare and few Americans who has dedicated his musical dreams and professional career to the art of Flamenco and is recognized as one of the top composers of Flamenco music in the United States. Private guitar classes. Classical, Flamenco, Brazilian Jazz, Music Theory, and Composition. By appointment only.

cell: 805-216-0406

Sara Maria / Petaluma    [Updated 02/12/12]

Flamenco Classes with Sara Maria
Dance technique and choreography

Beginning classes:
Saturday mornings 9:30-10:30am

Intermediate classes:
Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00pm

Footloose Dance Center
5320 Old Redwood Highway

For rates and session dates
or call: 707 486-8381

Yaelisa / San Francisco    [Updated 05/05/04]

Yaelisa, San Francisco Dance Center, New Address: 26 7th Street, San Francisco, CA (Market & 7th) (415) 863-3040

Saludos! There will be some changes to my current classes beginning immediately. We are consolidating and solidifying the levels of some classes, to offer the student a more effective and satisfying experience. We feel a workshop style class will be more fun and enriching as well as less expensive!

Wednesday evening classes at City Ballet Studio are discontinued effective immediately.

From April 13- May 3 there will be no Tuesday classes, as I am taking a break. (If you have classes left on your cards, you can apply them to the upcoming workshop.)

Tuesday night classes at the SF Dance Center will begin in a new format of workshop only, running in 8-week sessions. The next Workshop begins on Tuesday, May 11 - June 29. I will be offering some new classes at all levels and encourage my students to send me their thoughts or requests. These classes will also take place on the 5th Floor studio at SF Dance Center, not the 3rd Floor Studio.

The Saturday Ashkenaz Workshop remains unchanged and the current workshop runs to Saturday, April 24. The next session starts on May 1- June 19, for Level 1 Beginners and Level 11 Intermediate students.

Yaelisa, Artistic Director
Caminos Flamencos
New World Flamenco Festival
(510) 531-9986
Fax - (510) 482-6135

Yeshe Wingerd 'Yeshito' / San Francisco    [Updated 02/02/11]

Yeshe Wingerd "Yeshito"

Free trial lesson!
Flamenco guitar lessons for all ages and levels
Solo guitar, singing accompaniment and dance accompaniment
Flamenco palos broken down and explained in a clear way

For more information and to schedule a lesson visit:

Zambaleta / San Francisco    [Updated 06/30/10]

Zambaleta is a nonprofit community world music, yoga, and dance school based in San Francisco's Mission District. We offer music and dance classes, hullabaloos, hootenannies, and other musical encounters that lift the human spirit and create community.

Right now we are starting all new classes in Flamenco Guitar, Flamenco Rhythms, and Cante. We usually offer Flamenco dance classes, and hope to again very soon.

For more information, see:

Flamenco Guitar with Daniel Fries
Date: Mon 6/28/2010 - 8/16/2010
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Flamenco's dynamic guitar style is deeply emotional and heartfelt. Learn the farruca, sevillana, rumba, soleá and other exciting right-hand rhythms. Work your skills and eventually play along with the Flamenco dance classes. A guitar (nylon strings recommended) is required to attend this class. This 7 week series of 75 minute classes costs $132. The single class drop-in rate is $25.

Flamenco Rhythms with Daniel Fries
Date: Mon 6/28/2010 - 8/16/2010
Time: 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM
This class will introduce the basic flamenco rhythms including bulerias, allegrias, tangos, rumbas and soleares. This class is appropriate to new comers to Flamenco as rhythmic foundation to the study of Flamenco guitar, percussion, and dance. It is also appropriate for any student of flamenco who would like to feel more comfortable with compas (flamenco rhythms). No instrument is required for this class. This 7 week series of 75 minute classes costs $132. The single class drop-in rate is $25.

Introduction to Cante Flamenco with Clara Rodriguez
Date: Wed 6/30/2010 - 7/14/2010
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
This course offers the opportunity for singers and non-singers alike to begin a journey into flamenco singing. We will focus on collective styles or palos, where group participation is essential and everyone gets an opportunity to showcase their voice. Styles to be covered include bulerias and solea por bulerias. Students will learn how to personalize traditional lyrics or letras through simple variations of phrasing, inflection, and rhythm. This course will also include the explanation of basic handclaps or palmas so we can give each other rhythmic accompaniment. This 3 week series of 75 minute classes costs $56.30. The single class drop-in rate is $25.


Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater / Boulder, Denver    [Updated 12/09/12]


Artistic Director/dance teacher/choreagrapher/flamenco guitar teacher
"Learn the Real Flamenco" from Gypsy teacher/educator: René Heredia. Upper & lower torso, foot technique, hand clapping, finger snapping, castanettes, dress, arm, hand movements, history of the art and all the rhythms of Flamenco, acompanyment of guitar. (All levels) Also René teaches gypsy flamenco guitar.

For more information, call: (303) 722-0054
Classes - Boulder:
Mondays from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (beginning)
A Place to B Studio, 1750 30th St, Boulder CO 80301

Classes - Denver:
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (beginning)
Flamenco Center for Guitar & Dance 602 So. Emerson St., Denver CO 80209

Fridays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m (advanced)
Danz Artz Studio, 520 Cherokee St., Denver CO 80204

René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco.

René and his flamenco guitar have been together for so many years of his lifetime that there seems to be no separation of the two. He formed a bond with the guitar as a child. His life, his character, his loves and aspirations have all developed through the instrument.

René began his training with his father, a Gitano Puro (pure Gypsy). As a boy, René was taught the rudiments of Flamenco Guitar and Spanish Gypsy Dance. He brings a unique view of both sides of the art form to his audience.

As a little boy, René remembers always having the house full of flamencos such as Carlos Montoya, Vicente Escuderos, Mario Escudero, José Greco's Dance Company, Carmen Amaya, Sabicas, La Chunga and her Company. They were all close friends of José Heredia and his family. Sabicas would help and teach René the secrets of flamenco at his mother's kitchen table.

At thirteen he was performing with his sisters, Fátima, Sarita, Zoraida, Carmen and brother Enrique. "Los Heredia" were doing concerts, television shows and supper club performances. His international recognition came when he was seventeen and the incomparable Flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya (Spain's greatest dancer of this century) heard him play. She immediately took him to be her lead guitarist. He toured many years and concertized the major capitals of Europe and the United States with the famous Amaya Ballet. While he was in Spain, René was invited to perform with the singing and motion picture star Antoñita Moreno in "Los Reinos de España". He was then invited to perform in the Festival de Canta Grande with Fosforito, Jarrito, Juanito Varea, Chocolate and Gordito de Triana, some of Spain's most outstanding singers. As his reputation grew, the famous Spanish dancer Jose Greco invited him to be his lead guitarist for several seasons. René has played for such outstanding dancers as El Guito, Mario Maya, Los Pelaos, Manuela Vargas, Luisita Triana, María Rosa Lutys de Luz, María Benítez, Los Heredia and many more.

While living in Paris, René's distinguished LP album Alborada Flamenca was awarded the Gran Prix de Disque of France. In the United States, René was invited to perform the world premiere of his symphony composition and Flamenco suite for Guitar and Orchestra "Alborada Gitana" (a Farruca) which he performed with the Denver Symphony and Denver Chamber Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater.

René has performed live concerts and TV shows with his Flamenco Fusion Group and his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater. He performed solo concerts at such prestigious venuses as New York;s Carnegie Recital Hall four years in a row where he received standing ovations. The Champs Elysee Theater in Paris, Westminister Theater in London, Teatro Barcelona, Teatro La Zarzuela and Teatro Maravilla in Madrid, Spain, and the Dorthy Chandler Pavillion and Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

René has performed concerts with this Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater in Kansas Cyty where he was awarded the "Keys to the City" (sister city of Seville, Spain). He was recognized as one of Colorado's best-known composers in a special tribute to Colorado artists at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

René was invited to be the lead guitarist and guest artist with Stewart Copeland, founder of the "Police" in his national tour of the U.S.A. in "The Rythmatist", René was invited by Colorado Performing Arts Center to be the musical director for the play "Romeo and Juliet" (set in early colonial California).

René was awarded the prestigous Governor's Award of Colorado for excellence in Performance and Education. This October he was awarded "The Mayor's Award of Denver for excellence in the Arts". He has done command performances for such gignitaries as Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Armand Hammer, President Ford and Prince Bandar, Ambassador to the United States, and son of King Fahd of Saudia Arabia. This August he did a command performance for Queen Noor of Jordan, Widow of King Hussein. He also performed for President Jimmy Carter at the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Institute.

René has appeared on numerous national radio and television shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show with Duke Ellington, The Steve Allen Show with Sabicas and The Art Linkleter Show with Donald O'Connor and Abbie Laine. The George Gobel and Eddie Fisher Show with Carmen Amaya, and the Ann Southern Show with Cesar Romero. René appeared in the Spanish Movie "Balcón de Luna" with Paquita Rico, Carmen Sevilla, and Lola Flores. His N.E.T. concert specials and opening acts for such outstanding artists as Bill Cosby, Hal Lindon and Peter Nero have put René in the forefront as one of the leading Flamenco guitarists in the United States today.

"René Heredia is the most sensational young Flamenco guitarist in the United States."

"... brilliant ... phenomenal ... exciting virtuoso."

"The audience wouldn't let him quit."
Los Angeles Times

"René Heredia is a brilliant guitarist."
Walter Terry, New York Saturday Review

"René Heredia, "He played a Danza Mora that rivaled any I have ever heard."
Dean Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle

"The guitar playing of René Heredia is in the finest tradition of Flamenco, creating a flaming intensity that cannot fail to arouse."
Denver Post

Maria Vazquez / Denver    [Updated 01/06/07]

Maria Vazquez

A native of Sevilla Spain, Maria Vazquez has been dancing Flamenco her whole life. She has a degree in Spanish Dance from the Conservatory in Sevilla and completed her formal training in the school of Carmen Montiel. At the same time she studied with other professional dancers like Manolo Marin, Javier Latorre, and Aida Gomez. Maria has been teaching and performing traditional Spanish dances for the last 12 years. She danced with the company "Ciudad de Sevilla" for two years and toured France and Portugal with them. She conti nued performing with other independent Flamenco groups in Sevilla until 2002, when she moved to Denver. She continues to teach here in Colorado and has also formed a performing group, Grupo Maria Vazquez.

Maria offers on-going beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate-advanced, and children's classes. Beginner classes are appropriate for students with little or no Flamenco dance background while for advanced beginner classes it is helpful to have knowledge of basic Flamenco footwork technique and/or a strong background in other forms of dance. More advanced students may be invited to join her intermediate/advanced classes. Classes are $12 for a drop-in, or $40 for four classes in advance. Private lessons may be arranged on upon request.

Monday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Advanced beginner
Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, and Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 3:00PM

Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 PM

Location: Maria Vazquez's studio at 910Arts, 910 Sata Fe Blvd. (in Denver)

For more information, please e-mail

Natalia Pérez del Villar / Denver    [Updated 05/14/11]

Natalia teaches flamenco dance in Denver.

Beginners I: Introduction to Flamenco
A new session is starting on May!!! 8 classes/1hour
Saturdays starting on May 7th from 10 am to 11 am.
Not experience needed. In this class students will learn basic technique in arms, footwork, body placement and palmas using Tangos and Tientos Flamenco rhythms.
Choreography: Tangos or Tientos.

Location: DanzArtz Sudios. 520 Cherokee St., Denver, CO.
Price: $96 for the session
For more information send email or call 720-771-7223


Melinda Marquez / New Haven    [Updated 12/09/12]

Melinda Marquez teaches flamenco dance in New York and Connecticut

"I had the pleasure of seeing the Alegrias of the Ballet Hispanico School Dance Recital of 2008. I would like to extend my congratulations to Melinda Marquez on her excellent teaching."-Paco Peña.
(guitarist, composer, dramatist and director of the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company)

Melinda Marquez Flamenco
New Haven, CT
February 4, 2012- May 29, 2012

"The Flamenco Dance Center of NY and CT"
Schedule (subject to change)

Absolute Beginners:
Tuesdays 6-7pm

Beginner 1A:
Sundays 3-4:15pm

Beginner 1B:
Saturdays 3:30-5pm

Saturdays 2-3:30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Sundays 1-3pm

Company rehearsals:
Fridays 5:30-7:30 and additional TBA

Children and Teens (revised schedule/ subject to change/ classes forming now)
7-9 yrs old: Tuesdays 4-5pm
10-12 yrs old: Tuesdays 5-6pm

Teens: Saturdays 12:15-1:15pm

Dance studio at St. Paul and St. James, Corner of Olive and Chapel Sts.

For class and performance information:
Melinda also teaches at Ballet Hispanico, NYC

I am proud to provide a link to this lovely article by Lucile Bruce in The Arts Paper.


Alboreá Dances / Orlando    [Updated 01/29/11]

Flamenco Classes by Alboreá Dances

Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced; Instruction and Performances.
Contact: 407.739.7774

Angeles Gitanos Flamenco Dance Studio / Weston    [Updated 06/19/10]

Angeles Gitanos Flamenco Dance Studio
Instructors Monika Lange and Gloria Plaza
Flamenco Classes beginners through advanced levels from 4 years old to adults.
15880 W State Rd. 84
Weston, Fl. 33326

Baila Flamenco / Miami    [Updated 10/02/11]

Dance Studio Baila Flamenco
Esther Pardo & Edwin Suarez
Collective and Private class for kids and adults
2021 NE 163 St
North Miami Beach FL, 33162

Carolina La Candela / Tampa    [Updated 06/01/06]

Carolina performs and teaches in Tampa, Florida. See
www.carolinalacandela.com for current schedules and contact information.

Celia Clara and Paco Fonta / Miami    [Updated 02/04/05]


Celia Clara teaches at FIU and is available for private flamenco dance classes
Paco Fonta teaches flamenco guitar and is available for private lessons

Celia Clara 305-866-4387

Clarita Filgueiras, Flamenco Puro Dance Company / Coral Gables, Miami    [Updated 02/19/06]

Director Clarita Filgueiras offers Flamenco classes at all levels. Teaching intensive technique and cutting edge choreography. She was principal dancer and soloist for Carlota Santana-Flamenco Vivo Spanish Dance Company based in New York/Madrid and is forming her own dance company in Miami, Florida.

Ms. Filgueiras has her own method of teaching the movements of the arms, torso, and feet which reinforces the concepts of the elements in Flamenco dance. She also teaches choreography in the diverse flamenco palos, (seguirillas, soleá, soleá por bulería, alegrías, guajiras...).
Master and Private Classes available by appointment only. For an update of performances and class schedule, please visit:

Studio location:
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
Telephone: (305) 442-1291
Website: http://www.claritafilgueiras.com

Curra Alba, iloveflamenco.com / Tampa    [Updated 04/10/03]

Curra Alba teaches in Tampa. Visit
http://www.iloveflamenco.com for more information.

Dani 'La Cani' / Jacksonville    [Updated 02/03/09]

Reasonably Priced Private/Group Lessons offered by Daniela Mouw, (Dani "la Cani") in Jacksonville, FL.

Flamenco Classes and Demonstrations in Dance Technique, Solo Improvisation and understanding of Compas and Musician interaction:

*Daniela has produced a Thesis in Flamenco History and Performance aspects, manages and tours with her ensemble Flamenco Sonora, and has teaching experience with all ages and dance experience levels. Flamenco experience not required.

*If an advanced or intermediate dancer, Daniela offers sessions to check and drill techniques, enhance improvisational aspects of choreography, and improve sentido and other performance related aspects to Flamenco.

*Classes in compas or rhythm and understanding of palmas, jaleos, and special accessories like the use of a bata de cola, fan, shawl, hat or castanets to enhance a dance piece also offered. If you are a dancer wishing to learn how to interact with musicians bring them along for a session to work on flamenco's communication signals and different musical structures available to you during a performance.

*Please contact 334.803.9214 for more information or email to schedule a workshop or private lesson with a group or musicians.

www.FlamencoSonora.com for details on Daniela's schedule and activities with her ensemble, Flamenco Sonora.

El Paquirri / Orlando    [Updated 12/19/10]

El Paquirri performs and teaches flamenco dance in Orlando.

Phone: 407-538-0025 or 407-484-9459.

Esther Suarez-Moreno & Victor Moreno Academy of Dance & Music / Tampa    [Updated 02/19/05]

Esther Suarez-Moreno & Victor Moreno Academy of Dance & Music
Flamenco guitar & dance - for more info call (813)886-8414 in Tampa.

Estrella Morena / Miami    [Updated 09/16/09]

Estrella Morena teaches in Miami.


Flamenco Center for the Arts / Sarasota    [Updated 10/10/10]

Flamenco Center for the Arts
Irania Graterol, Director
5707 Antilles Dr
Sarasota, Fl 34231


We offer classes of mixed levels and Workshops dictated by Amanda Benitez

Flamenco de Perfil / Orlando    [Updated 12/08/12]

(Dance Instruction & Performance)

Flamenco Classes by "FLAMENCO DE PERFIL" offers tailored dance programs that cater to each individual level of discipline and training, providing technique and conditioning of the body required for flamenco.

The School welcomes beginner students that have no dance background to the more experienced ones, whether you are taking the class for your own self fulfillment, or would like to consider flamenco on a more professional level.

Flamenco de Perfil brings you a fun, and pleasant environment, a place where you can relate with others and share the desire and passion for dance.

Flamenco for Kids & Teens
Flamenco Kids I (ages 3 to 5 yrs. of age)
Flamenco Kids II (ages 6 to 10 yrs. of age)
Flamenco Teens (ages 11+)

Flamenco for Adults
Beginner I
The beginner class is intended for all students taking flamenco for the first time.

Beginner II
This class is for those students that have completed the Beginner Level I, but are not yet prepared for the Intermediate Level.

At this level, the student already dominate both Beginner Level classes, having a wider knowledge of the different rhythms within flamenco.
In this class the student must be able to maintain a higher level technique, resistance and speed.

(Adult Class)
A super fun class! It is a very sensual dance yet tasteful with both Flamenco and Bellydance combined. No experience required!

General Information & Registration:
Ph. (407) 221-9078 | (407) 780-8167
Email: |

Flamenco Expressions Academy / Orange Park    [Updated 04/28/08]

The Flamenco Expressions Academy, associated with the Spanish Cultural Society of North Florida, Inc., offers Beginners and intermediate Flamenco and Classic Spanish dances for children and adults.

L.Miranda Cantrell performs and teaches in Orange Park, Florida (next to Jacksonville, Fla.)

For more information e-mail at , or call at (904) 278-0173.

Our website:

Flamenco Expressions Academy
1700 Wells Rd. Suite 7
Orange Park, Fla. 32073

Furia Flamenca / Miami    [Updated 04/10/11]

Furia Flamenca Studio
632 South Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33131
TLF.: 305 298 4316

Furia Flamenca is the only professional flamenco preparatory school in Miami, offering a unique curriculum for children and adults, beginners through professionals.

Our goal is simple: We want you to Dance Flamenco, to love dancing it, to get hooked!

Baby Flamenco (3-7 years old)
Flamenco For kids (7 - 13 yearls old)
flamenco for Adults
Flamenco for Professionals


Ilisa Rosal / North Miami    [Updated 12/08/12]

Flamenco Classes
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa
Artistic Director
Ilisa Rosal

Teens & Adults

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

13146 West Dixie Hwy. North Miami, Florida 33161.
E-Mail: Website:
For more information call 305 899-7730

Jennie's Dance Studio / Weston    [Updated 09/20/11]

Jennie´s Dance Studio,Flamenco Dance located at:
"Shoppes on the Green"
145 Weston Rd, Weston Fl, 33326

954 284 9135
954 793 0186

Instructors Jennie Mendoza, Grisel García, Paola Escobar.
Offers Flamenco Classes at all levels, from 4 years old to adults.

Jennifer Porter/ Tampa    [Updated 09/12/10]

Dance Arts Center of Tampa offers a variety of dance forms for children and adults,for more information on classes please call:
Jennifer Porter at Dance Arts Center of Tampa (813)907-0990


Marga Soler / West Palm Beach, Lake Park    [Updated 10/17/06]

Flamenco Lessons with Marga Soler

Ages 7 and up
South Olive Community Park
Saturdays 12:00-2:00PM

Classes also offered at
The Palm Beach Ballet Center
736 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403

Private Lessons by appointment.

Marga Soler is known internationally as the "Queen of the Heels of Gold of Flamenco" (La Reina del Zapateo de Oro de Flamenco)", has trained under the legendary Carmen Amaya and has toured and performed internationally for over 30 years.

Omayra Amaya / Miami    [Updated 01/16/03]

Omayra Amaya. E-mail: Web:

Pulse Performance Studio / Orlando    [Updated 09/12/10]

Beginner and Intermediate Flamenco classes at Pulse Performance Studio!!
Intermediate classes: Saturdays 11 am -12 pm
Beginners: Saturdays 12 - 1 pm

422 South Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828-8984

For more information please contact us at:

Raquel Tacon / Orlando    [Updated 06/03/03]

Raquel Tacon offers flamenco classes in Orlando Florida. See
http://www.raqueltacon.com for more information.

Sandra Serrano, iloveflamenco.com / Tampa    [Updated 04/10/03]

Sandra Serrano teaches in Tampa. Visit
http://www.iloveflamenco.com for information.

Tahja / Sarasota    [Updated 09/20/11]

International Productions by Tahja
Flamenco Classes and Performances with live music
All levels welcome
contact Tahja (941)349-3494

The Flamenco Society of North Florida / Jacksonville    [Updated 03/18/12]

The Flamenco Society of North Florida
Home of: Fuego Flamenco
Classes available for children ages 7 though 12
Saturday at noon
Adults: Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Specializing in Lectures, demonstrations, and performances.
Located at:
10131 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225



Palos Flamencos with Gloriela / Atlanta    [Updated 08/29/05]

Photo by Leon Dale

Palos Flamencos with Gloriela
Private and group classes held at the Athletic Club Northeast in Atlanta, GA (
Beginner and intermediate levels
For information on schedules and fees, write to


Julianna 'La Patita' - Dance; Derren Davidavich - Guitar / Boise    [Updated 03/18/12]

District 19 Flamenco
Dance Instructor: Julianna 'La Patita'
Guitar: Derren Davidavich

Classes held Tuesdays and Fridays, please see our website for details.

Studio located on corner of Overland and Vista
"Dance Is Everything"
1524 Vista Avenue Suite #2

For more information contact:
Derren: 208.914.5156 or

Private dance and guitar lessons available

Julianna has been a student of flamenco since 2001 and has been performing and teaching flamenco for over 6 years. Her continued flamenco study has taken her to New York City where she studied with Andrea Del Conte, Barbara Martinez, Carmela Greco, and Jose Galvan, as well as to Granada, Spain to study under Marie Carmen Guerrero and to California with La Fibi. She just returned in March 2009 from Sevilla, Spain where she studied for 6 months with master teachers Concha Vargas, Juan Polvillo, and Paqui del Rio.

As a performer Julianna's dancing is explosive and sensual. As a teacher she provides students with a solid foundation in flamenco's rules and techniques, emphasizing posture, footwork, rhythmic patterns, and the relationship between music and dancer. Most importantly, she provides students with a safe space to express their uniqueness. Previous students of Julianna's have described her class as fun, inspiring, informative, energetic, and transformative.


Azucena Vega / Chicago    [Updated 09/21/11]

Azucena Vega offers flamenco classes in Chicago, Illinois.

Please check
http://soul-and-duende.com for information about Azucena's performing flamenco dance company Soul and Duende, an international company with a Spain/Chicago connection, workshop postings, and class lists.

To contact Azucena about classes, workshops, and audition opportunities for her company Soul and Duende email her at .

Soul and Duende is an artist-in-residence company at the Chicago Park District: Berger Cultural Center and the Broadway Armory Park. See the Soul and Duende website for complete details on class and performance schedule.

About Azucena Vega:
Dancer, Artistic Director, and Choreographer, Azucena Vega, began dance lessons at the age of six in her hometown of Gijon, Spain and her career at fifteen-years-old. Her education ranges in techniques from Spanish classical, flamenco, and classical ballet, to modern and jazz. As an experienced and highly accomplished dancer, choreographer, soloist and teacher, she earned acclaim for her worldwide performances.

In her 45 year dance career, Azucena also boasts performing with well-known talents such as Pilar Lopez, Jose Greco, the Ballet Español de Madrid, Antonio Ruiz Soler, and Charles Mingus just to name a few. She even highlighted the stage with Ed Sullivan and Frank Sinatra.

Founder and Director of Soul & Duende Spanish American Theater in 1991 Madrid, Spain, Azucena prides herself in creating productions convergin world cultures in flamenco, Spanish folklore, modern dance, and Latin American folklore. She believes the arts are a manifestation of life, reflecting the crux of the soul. She and her company interpret flamenco in the cuadro with passion, fervor and professional artistry to contribute in the preservation of the uniqueness of flamenco dance and song.

Carolina Xavier / Chicago    [Updated 02/10/08]

Easy Fun Fundamental Flamenco classes for first timers
and beginners...
With Carolina Xavier.
Flamenco Classes Every Saturday.
10:30am - 11:45am
At Flamenco Arts Center
Located at :3755 N. Western. Chicago IL.
Contact Carolina (773)7804993 or

*Carolina has moved from Brazil in 2002 and has been studying Flamenco since 1997, in Chicago studied with Wendy Clinard. Curently teaches flamenco with Patricia Alonso (flamenco singer) at Kelly High School and at Flamenco Arts Center Performs with the Guitars of Spain and collaborated with Alfonso Ponticelli and others artists.

*Go to
http://www.guitarsofspain.com for performances schedule and bookings.

To learn more about classes go to:
www.myspace.com/carolinaxavier or www.flamencoartscenter.com.

Class cost:
$15 drop in or $75 class card ( card expires after 6

Chiara Mangiameli / Chicago    [Updated 12/09/12]

Owned and operated by Chiara Mangiameli, Studio Mangiameli offers all levels of flamenco training beginner through advanced. Its mission is to present a wide perspective of flamenco and Spanish Dance offering classes in castañuelas, bata de cola, cante and palmas and more. The studio is located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
For complete schedule, info and videos, please visit
www.studiomangiameli.com or call 312.593.3865

Clinard Dance Theatre / Chicago    [Updated 09/08/09]

Clinard Dance Theatre
1747 S. Halsted, Rear Studio
Chicago, IL 60608


Ongoing classes:

Fundamentals Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm
Multi-level Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm
Multi-level Saturdays 10-11:15am
Fundamentals Saturdays 11:15am-12:30

Class fees: $20 drop-in or $75 for a 5 class card (expires 2 months from date of purchase)

Email or phone (312) 399-1984 to register

Dame Libby Komaiko / Chicago    [Updated 12/11/03]

Dame Libby and the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater.

Diego Alonso / Chicago    [Updated 12/09/12]

Flamenco Guitar and Applied Flamenco Theory Classes

Instructor: Diego Alonso
- 10 years professional teaching and performance experience.
- Studied closely with Pedro Sierra, Tino Van Der Sman, Javi Gomez, Eduardo Rebollar, Niño de Pura, Pepa Sanchez, & Fernando Moreno in Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

Course Description:
Flamenco guitar and applied flamenco theory classes are open to all students. No experience necessary! Whether your goal is to become a professional flamenco guitarist or just add in some flamenco licks and sounds to your current style, I can help you reach your musical goals. Lessons are individualized and mainly focus on solo flamenco guitar; however, "cante" (flamenco voice) and "baile" (flamenco dance) accompaniment classes are available. Please visit www.SpanishGuitar.org/lessons.html for detailed course information and sign-up form.

Fees and Requirements:
- Private classes are held at Diego Alonso's home-studio
- All levels welcome! No experience required!
- $20 DISCOUNT for 4 pre-paid, hour-long, lessons.
- Classes are taught in 20-lessons sessions

Regular Rate:
$50/hour - OR -$35/half-hour

Full-Time Students (proof required):
$45/hour -OR -$30/half-hour

Location: City of Chicago
Office: +1 312-379-8909

Flamenco classes with Michelle Nascimento 'La Caoba' / Chicago    [Updated 04/03/09]

Flamenco Dance classes with Michelle Nascimento "La Caoba" in Chicago

April 25 to May 18, 2009

For more information:
www.flamencotriana.com , or call Tel. (773) 704 5371

Karen Stelling / Chicago    [Updated 08/28/09]

Flamenco classes with Karen Stelling
Now at two locations in the Chicago area!

The Flamenco Arts Center
3755 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL


S.P.A.C.E Studios
3433 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL

Classes run in 4-week sessions at both locations!

At S.P.A.C.E
Monday Evenings Beginning September 14 - October 5
7 p.m. to 8 p.m Intermediate Level Technique
8 p.m.to 9 p.m. Intermediate Choreography

At Flamenco Arts Center
Thursday Evenings Beginning September 17 - October 8
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fundamentals of Flamenco/Beginning Level Class
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Intermediate Level Technique and Choreography
9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beginner's Castanets Class

Karen Stelling, a veteran of flamenco and Spanish Dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years is offering fundamental and intermediate levels of flamenco technique and choreography as well as castanet class.

Karen has over thirty years of Spanish Dance and flamenco performing and teaching experience and was the First Dancer of Chicago's Ensemble Espanol for ten years before working as a soloist and member of Los Tres, a flamenco trio. Karen has studied with many masters over the years and enjoys passing this knowledge and inspiration on to her students.

For information regarding class fees or other concerns, please contact Karen at or call 773 844 5649.

Melody Vasquez / Chicago    [Updated 12/08/12]

Melody Vasquez
Melody was formerly a principal dancer and soloist with the Los Preferidos Spanish Dance Company, and performs with her colleagues as "Las Compañeras". Her performing and teaching experience encompasses classical, folkloric and flamenco forms of Spanish Dance. Classes are continuous--students can start at anytime.**

All classes are held at
Flamenco Arts Center
3755 N. Western Avenue
Chicago IL

Wednesday evenings (last class for 2012 is 12/12/12; restarting 1/09/13)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco**

Saturday afternoons (last class for 2012 is 12/15/12; restarting 1/05/13)
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Flamenco Basics
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Inter/Advanced Baile Español**

Individual class $15, or $85.00 for a seven (7) session class card (no refunds or extensions on prepaid cards)

Students have up to three months from day of purchase to use their cards. Class cards can be used toward any class given by Melody. Students may choose to take once a week or combine classes as desired.

Basic level classes are currently offered on Saturday afternoons. Inter/Advance students are welcome to attend weekly or any combination of both levels and/or days.

**Please note that Intermediate/Advanced classes require a minimum of 2 years study or approval of instructor.

For more information, please call 773/583-9392 or e-mail .

Feel free to view previous performance photos

Rosetta Magdalen / Flamenco Chicago Productions    [Updated 03/09/08]

Flamenco Chicago Spring through Winter sessions for 2008:
14 April through 24 May
26 May through 5 July
7 July through 16 August
8 September through 18 October
20 October through 29 November
1 December through 10 January

New Flamenco Chicago studio is at 2147 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Flamenco Chicago offers the most comprehensive schedule of flamenco dance classes in Chicago, with 13 weekly classes, encompassing four levels of training in technique and choreography. Most sessions run for six weeks, but students with previous experience in flamenco are encouraged to join mid-session, if they wish. All students have the opportunity to participate in two student showcases each year, held in a beautiful professional theatrical setting. Flamenco Chicago artistic director Rosetta Magdalen teaches all flamenco classes. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Dance Teacher magazine, and other publications. For the complete class schedule and details, please visit


Flamenco Louisville    [Updated 12/09/12]

Flamenco Louisville

Contact Information:


The home for traditional flamenco instruction and professional performance in the Bluegrass State. Flamenco Louisville is an inclusive, participatory community of dancers, musicians, teachers and aficionados who wish to keep the Flamenco experience present in our lives though we live far from Spain. Through classes, performances and juergas (flamenco parties), we share our passion with our home community of Louisville, KY and communities throughout the region.

Classes held at 2210 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206

For information on classes, visit the website
or contact Diana Dinicola:


FlamencoTalk / Louisville    [Updated 02/12/12]

FlamencoTalk Studio
962 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

(Lots of good information on the rest of the site, too!)

Louisville Ballet / Louisville    [Updated 03/17/09]

Louisville Ballet offers flamenco classes.

Class location:
Louisville Ballet School
St. Matthews Pavilion location
4121 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Registration & information contact person:
Elena M. Fillmore
Administrator & Faculty, Louisville Ballet School
(502) 583-3150 x245

Studio Aire / Louisville    [Updated 09/14/10]

Studio Aíre offers a variety of flamenco dance classes.



Micaela Paule / New Orleans    [Updated 05/21/12]

Michelle "Micaela" Paule teaches in New Orleans
All classes are taught at the New Orleans Dance Academy
5956 Magazine Street [just off of State Street]

For more information, contact Micaela:
504/889-1200 Cell 504/214-0311

New Orleans Dance Academy:


Estela Velez / North Bethesda    [Updated 01/07/06]

Classes are held at The City Dance Center at the Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Saturdays: 3:00-4:00 PM Flamenco I/II (This class is for the complete beginner through the beginner II level)

4:00-5:15 PM Flamenco II (The level of this class will be intermediate)

For more information please visit Estela's website at www.furia-flamenca.com

Marija Temo    [Updated 10/01/03]

Marija Temo teaches master classes for flamenco guitar, cante and dance in Maryland.


Natalia Monteleon, 'Arte Flamenco' / Laurel    [Updated 07/11/09]

Natalia is a teacher and choreographer based in the DC/Baltimore area.

For more details and class schedules, see:

Tamara Sol Flys / Baltimore    [Updated 02/15/05]

Peabody Preparatory
21 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-8100 ext. 1130 or 1125
Level I: Mondays 6-7pm
Level II: Mondays 7-8pm

Experimental Movement Concepts (EMC)
3618 Falls Road Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21211
Intermediate (technique and choreography): Sundays 7-8:30pm

Contact Tamara at or 410-299-3926 for more info

Ziva's Institute of Spanish Dance / Potomac    [Updated 08/25/05]

Ziva's Institute of Spanish Dance
(Performing Group: Ziva's Spanish Dance Ensemble)

Teaching Location:
Cabin John Mall, Second Floor (above McDonalds)
11325 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
(Intersection of Seven Locks Rd. and Tuckerman Lane)

Instructor: Ziva and Others

Fall '05 Session: Sept. 13th thru Sat. Dec. 17th

Schedule of Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
6:30PM - 7:30PM Beginner I
7:30PM - 8:30PM Beginner II/ Intermediate
8:30PM - 9:30PM Performance Class

10:00AM - 11:00AM Children Ages 6-9 and 10-15
11:00AM - 12 Noon Beginner I
12:00 Noon - 1:00PM Beginner II/Intermediate

Tel: 301-424-6635
Web Site:

Fees: Flex Cards are: 13 classes: $195.00
Additional Classes: 5 for $80.00, Single Class Fee: $17.00

Also, Private, Professional Instruction, and AM classes available on request.


Eve Agush / Cambridge, Newton, Natick    [Updated 07/26/11]

2011-2012 Dance Classes with Eve Agush
; 617-216-1643

Classes begin the week of September 12-16, 2011
Mondays @ Sereda DanceWorks, 89H Washington Ave., Natick, MA.
Youth Tap Dance Level 1 3:30-4:30 (ages 7-10); Youth Tap Dance Level 2 4:30-5:30PM (ages 11+); Adult Beginner Tap Dance 6:00-7:00PM

Wednesdays @ The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
4:00-5:00PM Youth Flamenco Level One for ages 6-10
5:00-6:00PM Youth Tap Dance Level 2 (ages 10+): This is not a beginner level class; all students should have at least a year of tap dance and understand the basics of tap dance.

Thursday @ 258 Mt. Vernon Street, Newton, MA
5:00-6:00PM Youth Flamenco Level 2 for ages 8-15

Eve is also a gifted individual instructor for adults, teens and children. Contact Eve to schedule a private flamenco, tap or yoga session. Eve also presents flamenco and yoga birthday parties.

Ines Arrubla / Northampton, West Springfield    [Updated 10/22/06]

Ines Arrubla teaches in Western Massachusetts.


Jessica Sollee / Boston    [Updated 07/26/11]

Continuing Flamenco Dance Advanced Beginner Level/Intermediate

Instructor: Jessica Sollee

Springstep Dance Studios
98 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 781.395.0402
Fax: 781.395.0403

Fall Sessions (same level)
Wednesdays: Sept. 7 - Oct. 12
7:30-9 pm

Wednesdays: Oct. 26-Dec. 7
7:30-9 pm

Juanito Pascual / Cambridge    [Updated 06/30/06]

Juanito Pascual teaches flamenco guitar in Boston.


Lauren O'Donnell / Cambridge    [Updated 02/15/09]

Lauren O'Donnell teaches flamenco dance in Cambridge.

For more details, see:

Ramon de los Reyes / Cambridge    [Updated 09/12/10]

Ramón de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre / Cambridge
Flamenco Dance Classes with Maestro Ramon de los Reyes

Fall 2010 Schedule

Sundays 1:30-3 pm

Advanced Beginner
Tuesday 6:30-8 pm
Saturday 3-4:30 pm

Tuesday 8-9:30 pm
Saturday 1:30-3 pm

Dance Complex, Central Square
536 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139

For more info contact Spanish Dance Theatre
617-265-5324 0r 617-407-4685


Sabrina Aviles / Boston    [Updated 07/20/09]

Sabrina teaches flamenco dance in Boston. For schedules and more details, see:

Sabrina Avilés (dancer and choreographer) began her study of Spanish folkloric dance in 1978 in her mother's native Dominican Republic. She continued her training in flamenco dance with Ramón de los Reyes and Omayra Amaya in Boston and Spanish classical dance with Clara Ramona. She furthered her studies abroad with Manolo Vargas in Mexico, and in Spain with Manolo Marin, Maria Magdalena, Ciro, Juana Amaya, and La China, among others. She was a member of Omayra Amaya's Flamenco Sin Limites and the Spanish Dance Theatre in Boston, performing in many of the major stages and clubs in Boston and throughout the Northeast, including New York City. Sabrina also has extensive teaching experience. She has taught flamenco for over 18 years at most of the area's dance schools and studios including Dance Complex in Cambridge, Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Boston and the Festival Ballet in Providence, Rhode Island. She is currently teaching at Ballet New England in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Tony Williams Dance Center in Boston. She has conducted workshops at the Boston Conservatory, Boston Ballet, Wheaton College and the Concord Academy Dance Program (directed by Richard Colton).

Sabrina is available for private lessons and workshops as well. For more information, please contact her at 617-640-8919 or .


Valeria Montes / Birmingham, Ann Arbor, Detroit    [Updated 05/03/07]

Valeria Montes teaches Flamenco in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit.


(313) 595-1540 mobil


Anda Flamenco Company and School / Minneapolis    [Updated 02/26/10]

Anda Flamenco Company and School
Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Susana di Palma, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater / Minneapolis    [Updated 07/07/11]

Susana di Palma, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, 3012 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
phone: 218-353-1362


Los Flamencos / St Louis    [Updated 01/31/06]

Guitar and dance classes in Saint Louis


Manos Rojas-School of Flamenco Music and Dance / Kansas City    [Updated 01/02/11]

Manos Rojas-School of Flamenco Music and Dance

Phone: (816) 718-9217

Zhanna Saparova- Dance Instructor/Performer
Beau Bledsoe- Guitar Instructor/Performer

6101 Martway St.
Mission, KS 66202

11:10am-11:55am- Flamenco for Children "Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me"
12:00pm- 1:00pm- Flamenco for Adults (Absolute Beginner/Beginner Levels)

Tamara 'La Garbancito' / Kansas City    [Updated 04/24/08]

OLÉ Music and Dance of Spain

A centuries old dance genre is being celebrated and brought to Kansas City and the surrounding area by OLÉ Music and Dance of Spain.

Tamara "La Garbancito" is the founder and Artistic Director. She is also a professional dancer and educator. Tamara "La Garbancito" has brought together a diverse group of talented musicians and dancers who share her vision of bringing the passion and energy of Flamenco and Spanish Dance to all communities. She is a member of the Missouri Arts Council (the traveling artist roster) and also a member of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Alumni Board.

Tamara teaches flamenco at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level with scheduled classes in multiple locations, as well as private and group lessons in her studio.



Rocio Ponce / Los Vegas    [Updated 01/13/08]

Rocio Ponce teaches in Los Vegas
For current schedules and locations, see:

New Jersey

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre Student Classes    [Updated 10/10/10]

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre Student Classes / New Jersey Locations

Alborada Artistic Director Eva Lucena offers all levels of flamenco classes in studios in central and southern New Jersey. Performing opportunities for our students are available in community events, festivals and outreach programs. Please check the Alborada website at
www.alboradadance.org or contact Eva Lucena by email at or by phone at 848-203-3420 for the most current class schedules.

Toni Messina / Essex County    [Updated 05/29/11]

Toni Messina is a long-time dancer, teacher, performer in New Jersey.
Presently offering classes in Essex County with a live guitarist.

Summer 2011: Toni will feature workshops throughout the summer. Also privates are available all summer ($50/hr).

For class schedules, events and more information:

New Mexico

Brigida Luján / Albuquerque    [Updated 03/21/12]

Summer Flamenco Dance Workshop with Brigida Luján
Introductory Flamenco class for ages 9-11.

June 18-22, 2012, 9:00-12:00 pm, M-F

Bosque School
4000 Learning Road NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120

For more information and to register visit

Brigida Luján is a professional flamenco dancer with an MA in dance and twelve years teaching experience. She has performed on stages throughout the U.S. and in Spain. Brigida was on the dance faculty at the Santa Fe Community College for five years. She has also taught at the National Conservatory of Flamenco in Albuquerque, Institute for Spanish Arts in Santa Fe, University of New Mexico and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, in addition to workshops in various cities nationally. She is the artistic director of Dulce Flamenco Internacional and is the dance instructor and resident choreographer for St. Pius X High School. Brigida holds a NM teaching license in Dance.

For private lessons contact Brigida at or (505) 873-4845.

Jesus Muñoz / Albuquerque    [Updated 01/31/10]

Jesus Muñoz teaches flamenco dance in Albuquerque.

Classes @ Casa Flamenca
5pm: Technique
6pm: Level II
7pm: Bulerias & Palmas

5pm: Technique
6pm: Level I

5pm: Technique
6pm: Level II
7pm: Bulerias & Palmas

5pm: Technique
6pm: Level I

5pm Technique
6pm: Level II

$15 Drop-in
$80 Month for (2 classes/week)= 8 classes
$200 Month for (5 classes/week)= 20 classes
$220 Unlimited

*Don't let a dollar get in your way. Scholarships available to those who qualify and trades are also possible. Call or email for more info.

*Wear form fitting clothing to sweat in. Men: Flamenco boots and pants. Women: Flamenco shoes and Flamenco skirt.
Casa Flamenca Phone: 505.503.8737

Juan Siddi / Santa Fe    [Updated 10/29/08]

Ongoing Flamenco Dance Classes with Juan Siddi in Santa Fe, NM.
Come experience authentic flamenco for all levels with a professional Flamenco Dancer who has been invited to perform and teach in the United States.
All in a very friendly atmosphere.

For more information visit:


Julia Chacón / Santa Fe    [Updated 08/23/09]

Julia has performed in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and throughout the US. She has appeared with Inmaculada Ortega, Miguel Angel Rojas, the Greco Family, Lydia Torea, Antonio Granjero, Omayra Amaya, plus others and has been a soloist in the companies of María Benítez and Carlota Santana. She has performed and taught professionally for over 10 years and has a BFA in dance.

Class info:
Level 1: Tues/Thurs 6-7pm
Technique: Thurs 7-8pm
Level 2-3: Tues 7-8pm / Thurs 8-9pm

Please contact Julia for location and additional info!

Maria Benitez / Santa Fe    [Updated 01/16/01]

Maria Benitez, The Institute for Spanish Arts, Santa Fe.
Phone: 505-983-8477

Web: http://www.mariabenitez.com

National Institute of Flamenco – Conservatory of Flamenco Arts / Albuquerque    [Updated 09/20/11]

The Encinias Family (Eva, Joaquin & Marisol) and members of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company teach all levels of flamenco from beginning to professional at the National Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque.
Children from the ages 3 up and Adults are welcome!!!

National Conservatory of Flamenco Arts
214 Gold SW
Albuquerque, NM
phone: 505-242-7600
fax: 505-242-1367


Classes are offered year round in three sessions: Fall / Winter, Spring and Summer. Try our flamenco classes with our Introductory Special for New Students – 30 days for $30.00 (e.g. 30 consecutive days).

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque is held each June; 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of this event. This summer intensive program includes workshops and performances featuring Spain’s current Flamenco Stars.

For more information contact Marissa Zagone, NIF Conservatory Manager, at

Sara de Luz / Albuquerque    [Updated 02/10/08]

Sara de Luz



Bio: Sara de Luz began dancing at the age of seven and after years of training in jazz, tap, ballet and modern, she found in flamenco the true expression of her soul. Eva Encinias Sandoval and Pablo Rodarte burned awesome flamenco technique into her being, while guitarist Eric Patterson taught her the secrets of flamenco music. Sara went on to study flamenco in Spain, and stays current with the latest flamenco forms when Spain comes to Albuquerque every year in the form of Festival Flamenco. A founding member of Alma Flamenca, Dance España, and Airdance New Mexico, she has performed with Teo Morca as well as other flamenco masters in the U.S. Sara currently teaches at Farfesha Studios and Dance Theatre Southwest. She may be reached by email at

Classes: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for children through adults, beginning through advanced levels. For more information, please email Sara at , or see her website at www.saradeluz.com

Teo Morca / Taos    [Updated 07/07/08]

Teo Morca teaches at the Taos Academy of Dance Arts ("TADA") in Taos.

He will be offering classes and workshops in Flamenco on all levels, in both technique and repertoire and monthly "charlas" discussions on all facets of flamenco and Spanish Dance. Also, Castanet classes and workshops will be offered, gearing up to Classical Spanish choreographies.

For more details, see:

New York

Dance New Amsterdam / New York    [Updated 05/05/12]

Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers) | New York, NY 10007 | 212.625.8369

Flamenco Classes
DNA’s Absolute Beginner Flamenco classes provide an introduction to essential, basic flamenco dance technique. Students will become familiar with basic flamenco vocabulary and will develop clarity in heel work and develop their upper to lower body coordination.

Mon & Wed 6:30 -8pm

Dionisia García / New York    [Updated 12/19/10]

Flamenco NYC - Dionisia García

6:00 - 7:30pm Bata de Cola
7:30 - 8:30pm Beginners 1
8:30 - 9:30pm Beginners 3

6:00 - 7:30pm Advanced
7:30 - 9:00pm Intermediate

6:00 - 7:00pm Int. Beginners
7:00 - 8:00pm Beginners 2
8:30 - 9:30pm Abs. Beginners Workshop

5:30 - 6:30pm Children
6:30 - 7:30pm Beginners 1

11:00am - 12:00pm Children (1st Saturday of the Month)
12:00 - 1:00pm Adolescents
1:10 - 2:10pm Beginners 1&2
2:20 - 3:00pm Abs. Beginners Castanets
3:10 - 4:10pm Beginners 3
4:20 - 5:20pm Intermediate/Advanced
5:30 - 7:00pm Advanced

Born in Spain, Dionisia García studied classic ballet with Marichu and Emilia Bailo, and flamenco at the prestigious Madrid flamenco studio, Amor de Dios, with Maria Magdalena, Tomas de Madrid, Carmela Greco, La Tati, Belen Fernandez among others. Her professional studies were continued with Isabel Quintero, Merche Esmeralda, and in Sevilla with Milagros Mengibar and Rafael Campayo. In 1993, Ms. García performed with Julia Grecos at the Festival D'Estiu Tarragona and in 1995, she received the Spanish National Theater Award and represented Spain at the World Film Theater & Dance Festival held in Avignon, France. The French periodical, La Dauphine, acclaimed her performance of "the superb flamenco dance numbers of Soledad and Lupe Sino". In the last 15 years, Ms. García has, by invitation, performed in; Portugal, Argentina, Russia, Mexico, France, Sweden and the United States. Dionisia García currently resides in New York City where she continues to both perform and teach the art of flamenco.

Flamenco Dance with Magdalena / New York    [Updated 09/12/10]

Flamenco with La Magdalena

Fall Intensive starts Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 and Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Classcards must be purchased for this intensive.

Drop in $25 or Must purchase Class Card
5 class card = $110 ($22 per class value)
10 class card = $190 ($19 per class value)
Drop in class = $25 ($25 per class value)
All Classcards expire on Nov. 21! NO EXCEPTIONS

Advanced Beginner Flamenco 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Description: Students dive deeper into Flamenco, polishing their basic skills and coordinating footwork with upper body. Emphasis is on building endurance, stamina, and strength through an intense warm up routine. Technique in arm & hand movement (brazeo) and posture in addition to footwork. THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF THIS CLASS IS PALMAS and RHYTHM. Choreography will be in forms of Guajira, Buleria, and Caña.

Absolute Beginner 7:30 pm - 9 pm

Description: Technique, style, & choreography brought to you straight from the source- Sevilla! Train your ears along with your body by studying the rhythmic patterns of the compas. Play palmas (hand clapping), teach your feet to taconear, ... and your arms & hands to move fluidly with the music (marcaje). Whether you'd like to perform some day or just get a good workout, this class is a fun and interesting way to get started. New students & anyone needing a refresher welcome!

Absolute Beginner Flamenco 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate Flamenco 2:30 pm - 4 pm
Sevillanas 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Description: Perfect for brand new students, flamenco dancers who never learned... or those wanting to brush up on their moves. This class helps build a strong flamenco foundation since many of the steps are commonly used in flamenco. The intense workout in arms / upper body helps build technique for further study. Sevillanas are performed by people of all ages in schools, parties, weddings, bars, and of course the annual Spring Fair (Feria). Danced in four short sections, the steps are charismatic and project a lively gracefulness. No partner required! Men / Women welcome. Some castanet technique will be covered in this class

For more information or to contact the instructor please visit

Lotus Music & Dance
109 West 27th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6208


Flamenco Latino / New York    [Updated 02/12/12]

Winter/Spring 2012: Music and Dance Classes at Flamenco Latino

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.!
Winter/Spring term: January 7 - June 7, 2012.

Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm
Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm
Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm

Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm
Group Guitar Level 1, Tues. 7:30-8:30 pm

Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm
Group Guitar Level 3A with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm

Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm
Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm

Group Guitar Level 3B with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm
Group Guitar Level 2 with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm

Winter/Spring term prices:
--20 pack paid in advance- $320.00 ($16/class)
--20 pack paid in two installments of $163.00 by credit card
--20 pack paid in four installments of $85.00 by credit card ($17/class)
--4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class)
--Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 1/30)

http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/Group%20Class%20Rates%20and%20Terms%20Jan%202012.pdf for more details.

Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519

Lia Ochoa / New York    [Updated 01/27/10]

Ongoing Classes with Lia Ochoa at Lotus Music and Dance Studios

STARTING FEBRUARY 2 (every Tuesday)
Advanced Beginner Flamenco

The Advanced Beginner Flamenco Class is specifically tailored to reinforce what students already know and introduce them to new rhythmic, structural and stylistic concepts. This will solidify their flamenco dance base so they can confidently continue their studies in flamenco dance. There will be particular focus on rhythm (four and twelve beat), upper body, dance structure and expression as well as flamenco vocabulary.

STARTING JANUARY 7 (every Thursday)
Intermediate Flamenco

This ongoing Flamenco class will hone your flamenco knowledge and skills to a new level. Students will progress beyond the basic elements of flamenco dance, on their way to performance proficiency. Right now we are working on Solea por Bulerias, as well as technique (footwork, upper body, turns)

Lotus Music and Dance Studios
109 West 27th Street (between 7th and 6th ave.)
New York, NY 10001, (212) 627-1076

Single 1.5 hour class - $16 (Lotus Member Rate)
Single 1.5 hour class - $21

Class Cards are available exclusively to Lotus Members:
*All class cards expire 3 months after date of purchase.*

Class card: Five 1.5 hour classes - $75
Class card: Ten 1.5 hour classes - $150
($15 per class)

Lotus Membership: $15 (annual)

Lia Ochoa has worked with some of the top flamenco dance companies in the USA: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (dance captain and soloist), Andrea del Conte Danza Espana (soloist), Oscar Valero's Fuerza, and Pasion y Arte (soloist). With these companies she has performed in venues such as the Discovery Theatre (Anchorage, Alaska), The Egg (Albany, NY), The Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, Maryland), The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Joyce Theatre (NY, NY) and the Connelly Theater (NY, NY). Locally, Lia regularly dances as a soloist in tablaos in the tri-state area and has performed in community shows at the Brooklyn Arts Museum, the Battery Dance Festival and more. Before moving to New York, she developed, directed, and danced in Paragon Theatre Company's yearly fundraising show "The Soul of Flamenco" in Denver Colorado, as well as assistant directed the show "Don Juan Flamenco", presented in the 2004 Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, Spain. In February 2009, you will see Lia dancing in the movie Pink Panther 2 with Steve Martin. She teaches workshops around the USA and returns to Spain once a year to study with artists such as La China, Yolanda Heredia and Pilar Ortega. In January 2009 she formed her own company Lia Ochoa Teatro Flamenco.


Lotus Music & Dance / New York    [Updated 02/06/10]

Flamenco dance classes are available at Lotus Mucic & Dance.

Ongoing Children's Flamenco class taught by instructor Sol Koeraus on Mondays 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

Flamenco Advanced Beginner class on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Flamenco Intermediate class 6 to 7 PM

For more information or to sign up:
Lotus Music & Dance
109 W. 27th street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Melinda Marquez / New York    [Updated 12/09/12]

Dancer/Melinda Marquez Copyright/Lone Wolf Design.

Melinda Marquez teaches flamenco dance in New York and Connecticut

"I had the pleasure of seeing the Alegrias of the Ballet Hispanico School Dance Recital of 2008. I would like to extend my congratulations to Melinda Marquez on her excellent teaching." -Paco Peña.
(guitarist, composer, dramatist and director of the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company)

Melinda Marquez Flamenco @ Ballet Hispanico
Winter/Spring Session
February 6, 2011 - June 11, 2012

6:45-8:15pm Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco A fast-paced class beginning with technique and strengthening exercises, and moving on to choreography. This season will also highlight Seguiriyas and Zapateado.

8:15-9:15pm Beginner I This class takes those who have had absolute beginner workshops one step further in preparation for more challenging work. Basic skills will be reinforced, as well as more intricate marcajes and rhythms.

6:30-8:00pm Intermediate Flamenco This class begins with emphasis on clean, strong technique, clarity of line and movement and precise rhythm and finishes with choreography. This session we will work with shawls and por Solea.

8:00-9:00pm Absolute Beginner For those who have always wanted to jump in a learn the basics. This class will prepare you to enter a regularly scheduled Beginner class. Emphasis on technique, proper execution of footwork, hand and arm work and basic marcajes and palmas.

Bata de cola (private classes and small group classes by special arrangement only)
Study the bata de cola in the context of choreography or practice basic skills. You will need your own bata de cola.

E-mail Melinda for registration forms and fees
Private classes by appointment. Melinda also conducts a full schedule of classes in New Haven, CT.

I am proud to provide a link to this lovely article by Lucile Bruce in The Arts Paper.

Nacho Arimany / New York    [Updated 04/22/10]

Photo by Daniel Muñoz

Nacho Arimany will be teaching ongoing Flamenco compas and cajon classes starting June 5th!

Saturdays, 11am-12pm

Saturdays, 12-1pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Studios
4 West 43rd St, NYC

5-class card $95
10-class card $180

Space is limited, so hurry and reserve your spot now!

To register, call: 718-483-8726
or email:

Nelida Tirado / New York    [Updated 09/08/09]

Nelida Tirado teaches in New York City


Fall/ Winter Flamenco Class Schedule 2009

Next absolute flamenco session begins September 12th-October 31st (no class Oct.24th)
Saturdays 2-3:00pm
Bridge For Dance
2726 Broadway 3rd Flr. (bet.104&105th st.)
New York, NY 10025
212- 749-1165

Pre-Registration and Pre-payment of entire course


September 12th- September 28th
Beginner Level Flamenco

Mondays 6:30-7:30
Saturdays 1:00-2:00

Pre-Registration and Pre-payment of entire course


September 8th- December 12th
Intermediate Level Flamenco

7:30-8:30 Intermediate Technique

6:45- 7:45 Intermediate Technique
7:45-8:45 Intermediate Choreography

3-4:00 Intermediate Choreography

Choreography- Bamberas

Please email me directly at or visit www.NELIDATIRADO.com for more info

Mon. & Tues.
Location: Ballet Hispanico of NY
167 West 89th St. (bet. Col. & Amst.)
New York, NY 10024

Saturday Location:
Bridge For Dance
2726 Broadway 3rd floor (bet. 104th&105th st.)
New York, NY 10025

-Payment via secure online transaction thru Paypal to
-No drop-ins. No refunds on missed classes but makeup's are available.
-For more info, email

All classes culminate with a final peformance December 13th for those wishing to participate.

Level key-
Absolute Beginner- No previous experience with flamenco, introductory level class

Beginner- Students should have at least 6 months of flamenco experience/ Absolute beginner class

Intermediate- Students should have a strong foundation of flamenco technique including placement, footwork, armwork and an understanding of syncopation and flamenco compas.


New York Center For Flamenco Performing Arts/ArtsFlamenco / New York    [Updated 09/14/10]

The New York Center For Flamenco Performing Arts/ArtsFlamenco offers flamenco dance classes at several studios. For details, see

New York Classes and Events    [Updated 03/01/08]

A good reference for schedules and studios in New York:

Sol 'La Argentinita' / New York    [Updated 02/12/12]

Sol 'La Argentinita' - Flamenco Classes in New York City

Ongoing Classes With Sol "La Argentinita"

Beginners-Int. Level
Starts Monday, Jan. 9, 1012
Mondays 6:00 - 7:30

Location: Lotus
To sign-up, call 212-627-1076

Intermediate/ Advanced Level
Starts Tuesday, Starts Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30

Location: Lotus
To sign-up, call 212-627-1076

Lotus Class rates:
Drop in rate $16 for Members $21 for non-members
Lotus Membership ($15 annual)
Class card available:
Five 1 1/2 hour classes - $75
Ten 1 1/2 hour classes - $150 ($15 per class)
Class cards expire 3 month after date of purchase.

Absolute Beginner Class
Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00
Location: Eastern Athletic Club
Drop in rate $20
Special rate for the students who take the Lotus classes: $15

All classes culminate with a final performance for those wishing to participate.
Student recital will be on Sunday, JUNE 10th 2012 at 3pm at lotus.
Rehearsals will be scheduled the week prior to the performance.


"[T]he dancer Sol, La Argentinita, harnessed the art form’s power with her seductively aggressive 'Soleá,' in which her elegant carriage provided space for tension and relief." - Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (5/16/2010)

"'Soleá,' a solo danced by Sol 'La Argentinita,' explored the more sensual and elegant side of flamenco. She showed that she is also a master of her craft and brought the energy in the room to a fever pitch with her rhythm, speed and skill." - Lindsay Miller, TheaterOnline.com (5/15/10)

"Sol 'La Argentinita' attracted special attention in a 'Soleá,' notable for its dynamic variety; here, she showed herself to be in full control of pauses as well as movements and that she was not afraid of taking all the time in the world before moving on to the next emotionally charged sequence." - Jack Anderson, The New York Theatrewide (5/15/2010)

Victorio / New York    [Updated 06/24/06]

Victorio teaches in New York


North Carolina

Carlota Santana / Durham    [Updated 09/12/10]

Carlota Santana
Legacy Studios 600 North Duke Street Durham 27701

Mondays and Thursdays
Beginner 6:30-8:00
Advanced 8:00-9:30

Classes being taught by Ms. Santana's advanced students

Legacy studios 919-680-4363 or Carlota santana 919-479-9940

Dani / Ashville    [Updated 12/09/12]

Flamenco classes Saturday from 1:30- 3:00pm

All Levels are Welcome!

Private Classes are Available


Flamenco Carolina / Durham    [Updated 05/19/10]

Flamenco Carolina offers classes and workshops in Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Greensboro.


Jose de Guadalupe / Fletcher, Asheville    [Updated 10/19/08]

Jose de Guadalupe offers classes and workshops in Greenville, SC, (Upstate), Fletcher, NC; & Asheville, NC
Phone: 864-320-8991



Ballet Flamenco Espanol Folclorico / Norman    [Updated 10/10/10]

Ballet Flamenco Espanol Folclorico Co. - Club Galicia Oklahoma
Los Ninos De Espana & Mexico
Puente Valcarcel Conservatory for Spanish-Galician Arts
Pandora Tadefa-Everett, M.A.


Currently accepting auditions for new performing artists- (Come dance with

Repertoire includes all five provinces of Spain and 31 states of Mexico.
Scholarships available for potential members. Experience preferred but not
necessary - will train.

Classes and workshops for all ages, and teachers.
Please email me if interested:
(405) 326-2848
"The Dance Company That Makes Every Day A Fiesta!"

Reflejos Flamencos / Tulsa    [Updated 06/06/10]

Reflejos Flamencos - ¡FlamencoTULSA!

Classes for all ages and levels in flamenco dance, guitar and percussion.

The following flamenco dance classes are offered every Saturday: Flamenco Dance Technique, Flamenco Choreography, Flamenco por Fiesta, Intro to Flamenco Dance, and Children's Flamenco Dance. Private dance classes are also available. Guitar & Cajon classes and workshops are also offered. Visit
www.reflejosflamencos.com or www.flamencotulsa.com for more information.

Instructors: Lexi Allen (Dance), Johnny Beard (Guitar), Dylan Allen (Percussion)

www.reflejosflamencos.com - www.flamencotulsa.com
Phone: 918-650-5020


Brenna McDonald / Portland    [Updated 03/21/12]

Brenna McDonald teaches classes for beginning, technique, and improvisation in Portland. More details available at:

Laura Onizuka / Portland    [Updated 08/26/11]

Laura Onizuka.


Body technique, footwork, choreography, improvisation, and rhythm. Understand the many components of flamenco while getting a workout and having fun as well! Laura is known for her strong technical skills, attention to detail, and passion as both a performer and instructor. She has trained in Jerez, Sevilla, and Madrid, Spain.
Classes are ongoing; join at any time!

The New Day Center for the Arts: 5516 SE Foster Rd. Portland

Pasion Flamenco / Portland    [Updated 05/12/10]

Flamenco Dance Classes with Pasionflamenco. Discover the Passion and Power of Flamenco-Dance. "Strengthen your body", Explore flamenco dance technique with various music rhythms", increase your stamina and find a way to to keep fit", "Dance in group and meet new friends". Tamara's training began and continues in Spain under Imaculada Ortega, Pilar Beltran, as well as with other famous flamenco artists.

"Flamenco Dance is the Embodiment of Strength and Confidence"!

for more information e-mail

Solo Flamenco Arts Academy / Portland    [Updated 03/17/09]

Solo Flamenco Arts Academy
1235 SE Division #107
Portland, OR 97209

Oregon's only "all Flamenco" Learning Environment
Ongoing Classes in Baile, Cante y Guitarra


Viviana / Portland    [Updated 08/13/08]

Viviana teaches and performs in Portland. For schedules and more information, see:

Other (Non-US)

Carmen de Torres / Seville    [Updated 03/01/08]

Carmen de Torres, Sevilla

Classes from january untill end of june

Advanced: bulerias por solea, seguiryas with train dress and castanets
20:00-21:00 mondays and wednesdays

Medium: tangos, bulerias and technique
19:00-20:00 every day

20:00-21:00 tuesdays and thursdays

bulerias, tientos and tangos
18:00-19:00 tuesdays and thursdays

18:00-19:00 mondays and wednesdays

Calle Lepanto 7
Castilleja de la Cuesta (5 minutos en coche de Triana)

Teléfono 954164744

Carmen de Torres was born in Seville. She studied regional dances with Carmen Cano and flamenco with Jose Jurado, Juan Morilla, Manolo Marin, Jose Galvan, La Tona. She has worked with Tomas del Perrate, Curro Fernandez, Segundo Falcon, Aurora Vargas, La Macanita, Juana la del Revuelo, Jose de la Tomasa, Esperanza Fernandez, Concha Vargas, Eva La yerbabuena, Israel Galvan, Calixto Sánchez, Pansequito, etc.

She has performed in countries such as Canada, United States of America, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Russia and Spain.

Among her work, we would like to mention performances such as La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, Tour of Peñas Flamencas of Seville organized by the Federation of Peñas Flamencas de Sevilla and yearly tours in theatres of Germany and Switzerland.

During these last years, she has been busy touring Canada teaching intensive workshops and performing in the cities of Winnipeg and Vancouver. She has performed during the past four years at the Feria de la Mujer in Seville which takes place every March at El Casino de la Exposcion, Palacio de Congresos and Relaes Atarazanas. For the last six years, she has been performing and teaching intensive workshops all across Germany including the Hamburg Flamenco Festival where for two years she had to do a second show the same day because of the first show being sold out. Performances at the Feria de Abril de Sevilla at the Casetas del Ayuntamiento. Yearly festivities Duch as La Cruz de Mayo del Casco Antiguo de Sevilla, Flamenco Festivals in Seville such as the Festival de Lora del Río, Festival de Castilleja de la Cuesta, Festival Flamenco de Villanueva del Ariscal, performance at the Centro Cívico del Cerro del Águila Sevilla under the program Sevilla a Escena organizad by The Ayuntamiento de Sevilla Área de Cultura. She has practically dedicated all her life to teaching also. She has been teaching at her own studio in Seville for ten years, now moved to Castilleja de la Cuesta, resides that she has been teaching for the last tour years the annual course of Formación de Formadoras en Arte Flamenco for the Delegación de Igualdad del Ayuntamiento de Seville. She has also been in Moscowteaching master classes to more than 50 students in each course, and performing as guest artist at the Costa Del Flamenco Dance Company. She has worked Flamenco documental for the National MoscowTelevision. She also works in flamenco documental done by the National ChinaTelevision filmed in Seville.

Karla Guzman / Naucalpan, Mexico    [Updated 07/22/06]

Karla Guzman teaches in Naucalpan, Mexico



Alessandra Torres / Stroudsburg, Philadelphia    [Updated 09/22/07]

Alessandra Torres

Phone: 570 2362599

Flamenco classes and workshops all levels (Beginer, Internmediate, Advanced)
School of Visual and Performing Arts, Main St. Stroudsburg.
Pocono Dance Center, East Stroudsburg.
Pasion y Arte, Philadelphia (once a month technique workshop)

Anna and Tito Rubio / Philadelphia    [Updated 08/13/08]

Anna & Tito Rubio teach in the Philadelphia area.

See also:

Dance and Guitar with Monica and Cristian / Philadelphia    [Updated 09/22/07]

Flamenco Dance Class and Flamenco Guitar Instruction

Dance Classes with Monica every Friday from 6:30-8pm

Private Guitar instruction with Cristian

Flamenco Instruction / Philadelphia    [Updated 04/18/06]

A good site for finding flamenco instructors near Philadelphia:


South Carolina

Dori Chitayat / Charleston    [Updated 12/19/10]

Flamenco guitarist Dori Chitayat performs and offers private instruction in Charleston.



Dori Chitayat has been a musician and drummer/percussionist for over 25 years. He has performed in rock, jazz, and latin genres as a solo artist as well as bands/ensembles. In the past ten years he has dedicated all his musical focus to developing the techniques and compositions to perform advanced Flamenco compositions. With ancestry in Spain's Andalucia region dating back 500 years, Spanish music runs in Dori's soul. Dori performs regularly at local Charleston, SC venues and the South East.

Jose de Guadalupe / Greenville    [Updated 10/19/08]

Jose de Guadalupe offers classes and workshops in Greenville, SC, (Upstate), Fletcher, NC; & Asheville, NC
Phone: 864-320-8991


Susana Butler / Charleston, Mount Pleasant    [Updated 01/18/10]

Susana Butler and Flamenco Soltado offer classes and performances in the Charleston, SC area.



Flamenco Guitar Lessons / Memphis    [Updated 10/01/08]

Bartlett Music Academy serving the Memphis Metro area since 2002.
Please call (901) 213-4262 or visit
www.bartlettmusicacademy.com for more details.

Monte «Monti» - Professional Guitarist / Memphis    [Updated 03/05/08]

Flamenco Guitarist - Classical Guitarist

Monte is a professional guitarist who has performed for the following dance companies and venues: Antonio Vega, Madrid (ES); The Jose Greco & Nana Lorca Flamenco Dance Theatre, NYC. Ciro: Amor de Dios Studios, Madrid (ES); Timo Lozano, Antonia Rojas, Boston, MA; Community Music School of Boston, Boston, MA; Club Passim, Cambridge, MA; Francisco Spanish Ballet, NYC, Le Château Madrid, Montréal (Québec, CA); Luisita Sevilla, Miami, FL; Guitar influences: Sabicas, Paco de Lucía, Enrique Melchor, David Serva, Pepe Habichuela, Agustín Rios Amaya, Paco del Gastor, Diego del Gastor.

Explore the full potential of the guitar and the art of flamenco:
For additional information and availability for lessons, performance venues or accompaniment please provide your contact information by email:

Write to "Monte":

Noelia Garcia Carmona / Memphis    [Updated 02/04/05]

Memphis Flamenco Dance Classes

Noelia Garcia Carmona is a Flamenco & modern dancer, choreographer & teacher who currenly resides in Memphis, TN. She is available for performances & workshops globally. Please visit
http://www.ngc-dance.com for current classes information.

Noelia is Catalan & has lived & worked in Barcelona & Madrid (Spain), & performed throughout Europe, in China, Israel & the Phillippines. She trained intensively for 7 years at the Institut del Teatre de la Diputacio de Barcelona. Noelia is a founding member of Increpacion Danza & was asked by Cirque Du Soleil to become a cast member of Zumanity, which premiered in Las Vegas during late 2003.


Alexandra Simmons / Houston    [Updated 07/06/10]

Alexandra D. Simmons N.
Hierro Forjado / Taller Flamenco
Flamenco Instructor / Performer

For schedule and tuition information, please check out my FaceBook group (Hierro Forjado / Taller Flamenco / Houston) or email me at

Classes held at: Medical Center Area, Houston, TX

Phone number: 713.661.0077

Bianca Antonia / Houston    [Updated 04/14/16]

Bianca Antonia (Instructor/performer)


Conte de Loyo / Dallas    [Updated 09/18/06]

Conté de Loyo
Founder/Artistic Director
Conté de Loyo Flamenco Theatre
Sammons Centerfor the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75219
214-351-3200 o
972-897-3350 m


Daniel de Córdoba Bailes Españoles / Dallas    [Updated 08/23/04]

Daniel de Córdoba Dance Arts Center, strives to teach the traditional styles as well as the history of the flamenco. You will learn basic technique needed to dance and later, once learned, you will be taught basic dances from different regions of Spain. So come and contact us and schedule a visit to one of the classes. Make some new friends, It will be an experience you will not soon forget.
Classes Start August 30th, Classes Now Forming! Enroll Now!

(Some classes supported by live guitarists and or percussion)
Dance Class Schedule
6:30 Beginner Flamenco
7:30 Beginner / Advanced
8:30 Intermediate repertory
7:30 Advanced Classical / Flamenco
8:30 Advanced Flamenco
6:30 Beginner / Intermediate I
7:30 Beginner / Intermediate II
8:30 Intermediate Flamenco
THURSDAY (By invitation only)
6:30 Beginner
7:30 Advanced Classical / Flamenco
8:30 Advanced Flamenco
6:30 Dance Company Rehearsals
11:00 Children's Flamenco (6-9 yrs)
12:00 Children's Flamenco (10-13 yrs)
1:00 Teen (14) & Adult Beginner Flamenco I
2:00 Adult Beginner / Intermediate II
3:00 Escuela Bolera (Spanish Classical)

Registration Fee: $20
All classes are subject to change as class enrollment permits.
Privates Lessons by appointment / $40.00
Single class, $15
4 classes, $50; 1 lesson per week
8 classes, $85; 2 lessons per week
12 classes, $115; 3 lessons per week
16 classes, $150; 4 lessons per week

Daniel de Córdoba Dance Arts Center
Maplewood Shopping Center
2515 Inwood Rd., Ste. 215
Dallas, TX 78535
214.366.9557 or 214.528.3492

Flamencura Music and Dance / Austin    [Updated 05/17/10]

Flamencura Music and Dance is Austin's only dance studio dedicated to
the study of flamenco! Dance classes for adults and children are
taught by Olivia Chacon; music classes are taught by Isai Chacon. For
more info see:

All classes are at Flamencura Music and Dance Studio, located at 7113
Burnet Road, suite 111 (behind Dallas Nightclub!)

2010 Flamenco Class Schedules

Adult Classes
All adult classes are for men and women, ages 13 and up.

6:30-7:30pm Flamenco II Technique and Bulerias7:30-8:30 Castanets
Technique and Choreography
8:30-9:30 Flamenco III Technique and tarantos choreography

11:00am-12:00pm Daytime Flamenco I/II Technique and tangos choreography
6:00-7:00pm Flamenco for Kids
7:00-8:00pm Flamenco I Intro to Flamenco

11:00am-12:00pm Daytime Flamenco I/II Technique and tangos choreography
6:30-7:30 Flamenco I -Intro to Flamenco
7:30-8:30 Flamenco II Technique and Bulerias
8:30-9:30 Flamenco III Technique & Choreography

1:30-2:30 Flamenco I Intro to flamenco
2:30-3:00 Castanets (30-min. class, all levels. $7 or ½ class on the class card)
3:00-4:00 Flamenco III Technique and variations

Children's Classes
New! Flamenco for Kids ages 7-12! Girls and boys will get to know
flamenco music, rhythm, coordination and movement skills, and enjoy
making noise!
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm

See www.flamencura.org for more information.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Dance Academy / San Antonio    [Updated 04/29/06]

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Dance Academy Summer Schedule

Beginning Mexican Folklorico and Flamenco dance
Saturdays 10:00a - 12:00 noon
Age: 16 and up

Tuition: $40 per month with annual $40 registration fee
Location: GCAC Visual Arts Building at 723 S. Brazos Street
To register, call 210-271-3151 extension 24.

Summer Dance Camp 2006
Session I: June 5 - June 23; Session II: July 10 - July 28
Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For experienced dancers ages 9 - 18

Tuition: $300 each session. Registration deadline: Friday, May 26, 2006
Location: GCAC Visual Arts Building at 723 S. Brazos Street
To register, call 210-271-3151 extension 24.

Mexican Folkloric and Flamenco dance
Classes resume on Monday, August 7, 2006
Age: 6 - adult

Tuition: $40 per month per student and an annual registration fee of $40.
To register, call 210-271-3151 extension 24.

For more information please call Jeannette Chavez at 210-271-3151 ext 24 or send email to .

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
1300 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

La Tempestad / Houston    [Updated 09/04/06]

La Tempestad
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

Photo by Scott Corron

Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez / Houston    [Updated 04/22/05]

Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez

Flamenco dance classes for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Semi-Professional and Professional. Visit the website at

Maria del Espadin / Houston    [Updated 09/04/06]

Maria del Espadin offers Regional Spanish Dance, Classical Spanish Dance and Flamenco classes in Houston, Texas.

Maria Del Espadin
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057


Pilar Andújar / Austin    [Updated 02/25/11]

Pilar Andújar is a professional Flamenco Dancer,Choreographer and Instructor from Spain.She was working in all tablaos in Madrid and with the best companies of flamenco: Blanca del Rey, Antonio Gades, Riverdance...

She has performed as an invited artist with her own show at the Instituto Cervantes in Istanbul (Turkey), the International Festival of Baltic Ballet at the Latvian National Opera House in Riga (Latvia), the Spanish Embassy in Sarajevo (Bosnia), and the Spanish Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam) for the guitar festival of Nha Trang among others.

As a choreographer for the company of Carlota Santana Flamenco-Vivo she created: Palillos y pies; Aires flamencos; and Carmen, for the company of Yuriko Yoda in Japan, she completed the following choreographies: Carmen; Ama; Zerda; and Mrs. Macbeth.

She has also made the choreography and scenic movement for the following theatre plays:
'Sainetes' and 'La Comedia nueva o el Café' for the National Classical Theatre Company in Madrid (Spain).

More info see:

For more information please call Pilar Andújar at 210-863-5190 or send email to

Rolando Pacheco / McAllen    [Updated 11/09/09]

Flamenco Classes Beginning November 2009 with the renown Rolando Pacheco at Art Village 800 Nth Main St Suite 500, McAllen, TX.

All Levels Welcome!!
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
13+ M/F

Rolando Pacheco is a professional Flamenco Dancer,Choreographer, Instructor and Director.

For more information on Dancer:
Youtube Keyword: Rolando Pacheco
For prices, schedule and available packages, contact Susy at or call (956)330-4242.

Rosamaria Robles / Houston    [Updated 09/15/07]

Rosamaria Robles teaches in Houston

Allegro Academy of Dance
12680 Goar Road Houston, Texas, 77077.
Tel: 713 319 4001 & 713 278 0488


Carmen de Vicente / Arlington    [Updated 01/17/03]

Carmen de Vicente teaches in Arlington, Virginia. See
http://www.carmendevicente.com for more information.

Estela Velez / Fairfax    [Updated 01/07/06]

Classes are held at:The Center for Ballet Arts, Fairfax, VA

7:00-8:00 PM Flamenco I
8:00-9:00 PM Intermediate

8:00-9:00 PM Flamenco II(For those with at least 1-2 semesters of flamenco)

For more information please visit Estela's website at www.furia-flamenca.com


Ana Montes Flamenco Danzarte Studio / Seattle    [Updated 07/29/06]

Ana Montes teaches in Seattle

Flamenco Danzarte Studio:
2306 - 4th Ave. (between Bell and Battery) in Seattle, WA 98121

For current schedule, see

Ana Montes has been dancing since she was 9, training in classical ballet which she continues to this day. Her flamenco studies started in Sevilla where she has studied under Angelita Vargas and José Galván. In Madrid Ana studied with many of the most well known and respected flamenco teachers and artists including Ciro, La Tati, El Güito and Merce Esmeralda. She also studied the Spanish folkdance "jota" with the famous Pedro Azorín. Ana danced professionally at various clubs and theaters and with Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos. She left the United States to dance professionally in Spain, Europe and Mexico for 7 years. These years include dancing with the Ballet Español del Camborio, the Ballet Español de Fernando Romero in Madrid, and at El Burrero Peña Flamenca in Madrid. Ana has been performing and teaching in the Seattle area since 1991. Known as one of the West Coast's foremost female flamenco dancers Ana has been acclaimed as brilliant and charismatic, moving with grace and elegance, especially the upper torso, arms and hands which so defines the female flamenco dancer, yet at the same time containing that tension and passion which makes flamenco so exciting. Ana currently teaches and produces student shows out of her studio Flamenco Danzarte in downtown Seattle.

Maria Gitana / Seattle    [Updated 04/08/07]

Maria Gitana

Learn the exciting rhythms and footwork of flamenco, the dance that originates with the gypsies of southern Spain. The Spanish Dance Society, an international organization dedicated to excellence in Spanish dance, teaches flamenco through a structured syllabus and certificate program. Maria Gitana, a Maestra de Baile with S.D.S, offers technique for castanets, arms, turns and footwork and a complete choreography each 8 week session.

More details and class schedule available at:

Washington, DC

Alma Rodriguez and Paul Villmoare / Washington, DC, Baltimore    [Updated 05/08/08]

Alma Rodriguez and Paul Villmoare offer a variety of classes, including guitar and cante. They are based in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.

theflamencoworkshop.com for details.

Carmen De Vicente / Arlington, VA    [Updated 01/16/01]

Carmen de Vicente teaches in Arlington, Virginia. See
http://www.carmendevicente.com for more information.

Edwin Aparicio    [Updated 01/13/08]

Edwin Aparicio teaches in the Washington, DC area.

For class schedules and performance information, see:

Estela Velez    [Updated 01/07/06]

Estela teaches in two locations in Washington DC as well as in Virginia and Maryland.

The Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, DC

6:30-7:30 PM Basics
7:30-8:30 PM Beginner I
8:30-9:30 PM Int/Advanced

12:30-1:30 PM Basics
1:30-2:30 PM Beginner II
2:30-4:00 PM Performance Class

DC Dance Collective, Washington DC

Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30 PM Flamenco Technique-Multi Level (This is not a class for the absolute beginner. This class will focus strictly on technique. Short choreographic sequences will be taught as part of technique training, but no full choreography will be taught. The class will focus on all aspects of technique including arms, footwork, markings, turns, and muscle control)

For more information please visit Estela's website at www.furia-flamenca.com

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