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W E D N E S D A Y S

STARTS FEBRUARY 7TH

CENTER FOR FLAMENCO ARTS

4 W 43RD ST, 8TH FLOOR

5:30-6:30pm - Intro to Flamenco

6:30 - 7:30pm - Beginner

T H U R S D A Y S

starts january 18TH

ROD RODGERS STUDIOS

62 EaST 4th StREET

lower level

6:30-7:30pm - Advanced Beginner

S U N D A Y S

starts january 14TH

Center for Flamenco ArtS

4 W. 43rd StREET, 8th FlOOR

10:00 - 11:00am -  Adv. Beginner

11:00 - 12:00pm  -  Beginner

12:00 - 1:00pm - Intro to Flamenco


PRICES

$25/drop-in                 $120 / 5 class pack                 $230 / 10 class pack               $440 / 20 class pack

*Class cards expire June 14th

*Gift certificates available


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

INTRO TO FLAMENCO

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm

Sundays 12:00-1:00pm

4 West 43rd Street, 8th floor

For those who have never taken a flamenco class before, need a refresher, or have little to no dance experience, Intro to Flamenco is the class for you. This class is an introduction to flamenco's basic elements by developing a solid foundation in its various techniques: 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.


BEGINNER

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30pm

SUNDAYS  11:00-12:00pm

4 West 43rd Street, 8th floor

The Beginner level is geared toward students who have studied flamenco for about a year OR those who are able to easily pickup material in class. We will review the elements and techniques that were covered in the Intro to Flamenco level but at a faster pace. Your foundation in flamenco technique will be reviewed and further developed/pushed for 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. If you're unsure as to which level you should be in, please call or email for assitance.


ADVANCED BEGINNER

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

62 East 4th Street, lower level

Sundays 10:00-11:00am

4 West 43rd Street, 8th floor

Advanced Beginner is geared toward the more experienced student who has studied for at least two years. You will need to have a basic understanding of its rhythms, vocabulary and techniques. We dive deeper into all elements and further develop your technique and musical ear while implementing its style and characteristics while staying true to your personality. More complicated rhythms, concepts and choreography are explored in this level. 


KIDS FLAMENCO

Available for private, semi-private and group lessons

Flamenco classes are available for children as young as 4 years old to teens 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. Call or email for rates.


PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Private and semi-private lessons are available for varying needs and occasions. Offering classes for a wedding dance, competition prep, special performances, birthdays and parties, corporate events and more! CALL OR EMAIL FOR RATES.


FAQs

  • ATTIRE FOR CLASS: form fitting clothes such as tank tops, leotards, tights, and track pants with a skirt or vest. Loose fitting clothes make proper body placement, lines 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 BELOW for places to purchase. For your first few classes you can wear closed-toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes. Stiletto shoes and sneakers are NO GOOD. Call or email for assistance.
  • LEVEL: There are class descriptions listed above for you to assess which level is best suited for you. If you're still unsure please call or email.
  • PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: I offer private and semi-private lessons in my home to cater to your particular needs, whether its to mount or work out kinks in a choreography, for a couples wedding dance, a competition, mommy-and-me, etc.
  • RECITAL: After each semester of classes (June and December) students are encouraged to participate in a student recital to showcase what they've been working on, dress up, and strut their stuff!

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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