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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 www.anamontes.com
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.
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