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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


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