SUMMER SESSION

JULY 12th - AUGUST 10th

SUNDAY, JULY 23 CLASS WILL BE 9-10AM!

BEGINNER

THURSDAYS 6-7PM

149 Christopher St

&

Sundays 12-1pm

4 W. 43rd St, 8th Fl

Beginner flamenco is geared toward the absolute beginner student with little to no experience with flamenco dance to those who have some experience with flamenco. You will become acquainted with flamenco's basic elements by developing a solid foundation in technique: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body.


ADVANCED Beginner

THURSDAYS 7-8PM

149 Christopher St

&

Sundays 11-12pm

4 W. 43rd St, 8th Fl

Advanced Beginner is geared toward the more experienced flamenco dance student who has studied for at least one or two years. You will need to have a basic understanding of its rhythms, vocabulary and technique. We dive deeper into each element and further develop your technique and musical ear while implementing its style and characteristics.


MANTÓN WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAYS

6:30-7:30 pm

4 W. 43RD ST, 8TH FL

This specialized mantón de manila workshop is designed for those who have prior experience to the complete novice. Students will come away with several techniques on how to handle and maneuver the mantón including a supplemental section on the history and wonderful stories of this beautiful accessory as taught by La Lupi. Mantónes will be available for rent if you do not have one of your own. for a $5 fee 


kids flamenco

EMAIL FOR CLASS TIMES

3427 Steinway St, #117 Astoria, Queens

This class is intended for girls and boys between the ages of 5 - 10 years old with little to no experience with flamenco dance. Experienced dancers in other genres are welcome to join. Children will obtain an in-depth experience of the Spanish art form and learn its history, culture, geography and vocabulary. Students will be exposed to flamenco’s basic dance concepts, learn choreography, be involved in the creative process. Children are required to have proper dance attire and shoes for the class.


INTERMEDIATE / Advanced

& private lessons

TBA

Available for private or semi-private lessons 

Intermediate/advanced classes are for students who been studying flamenco for at least three years and have a thorough understanding of flamenco technique, rhythms, structure and vocabulary. Technique is further developed through endurance drills, strengthening focus and memory and by pushing each students personal boundaries. Additionally, we delve into more complicated palos while exploring and developing your own dance style.

Call or email for rates.


LOCATIONS

KIDS FLAMENCO

SALSA IN QUEENS STUDIO

34-27 Steinway Street, # 117

Astoria, Queens

weekday adults

Creative cultural center

149 Christopher Street

Manhattan

mantón & weekend adults

Center for Flamenco Arts

4 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor

Manhattan


RATES for adults

$25/single - $120 / 5 pack - $230 / 10 pack

*Class cards expire August 10th

RATES for kids

$100/summer 5 pack - $25 / drop-in


ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Students are advised to wear appropriate dancewear which includes:

  • ATTIRE: form fitting clothes such as tank tops, leotards, tights, and track pants with a skirt or vest. Loose fitting clothes make proper body placement and form difficult to see
  • SHOES: Flamenco shoes are an investment for adults and children. Only purchase shoes if you're committed to classes. See right for places to purchase. Alternatives include: closed toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes

FLAMENCO ATTIRE SHOPS

Menkes* 250 W. 54th Street, Suit 804, Manhattan 

Sansha* 888 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

*Get a 10% discount when you mention you take class with Xianix

La Colora Flamenco Stuff

Sally Lesser Designs 


STUDENT GALLERY

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

I love your approach — starting slow, focusing on the bones of the design and then later the style and embellishment....You have a great and beautiful soul and a playful spirit. In Buddhism, there is the belief that when a person evolves through many lifetimes into a state of enlightenment — a bodhisattva- that soul returns to earth to teach others. You are my bodhisattva por bulerias.
— Constanza Baiocco
I find the classroom experience to be both insightful and challenging. As an instructor Xianix is very caring, positive, and encouraging. Xianix goes out of her way to make the class feel comfortable. She pushes you to do well and to genuinely believe that you can do anything. You’ll also find that she has a great sense of humor. At first, I thought I was dyslexic: flamenco is not necessarily a piece of cake, especially if you have no professional dance experience like me, but I soon realized that all I needed was practice and encouragement.
— Emmanuel Igancio