FALL SESSION: September 10 - December 17

SCHEDULE / LOCATIONS

*No classes on October 15th*

THURSDAYS

5:30 - 6:30pm-  Beginner

6:30 - 7:30pm  -  Adv Beginner

Rod Rodgers Studios: 62 East 4th Street, NYC

SUNDAYS

10:00 - 11:00am -  Adv Beginner

11:00 - 12:00pm  -  Beginner

Center for Flamenco Arts: 4 West 43rd Street, 8th FL, NYC

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BEGINNER

THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30pm

Rod Rodgers Studios

SUNDAYS  11:00-12:00pm

Center for Flamenco Arts

The Beginner level is geared towards students who have previously taken flamenco classes 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

Rod Rodgers Studios

Sundays 10:00-11:00am

Center for Flamenco Arts

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. 


INTRO TO FLAMENCO

Returns January, 2018

Center for Flamenco Arts

For those who have never taken a flamenco class before or need a refresher before moving into the Beginner level, Intro to Flamenco is the class for you. This level is for those with little to no experience with flamenco dance to those who have some experience with flamenco and wish to start slowly. All are welcome! You will become acquainted with flamenco's basic elements by developing a solid foundation in its various 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.


KIDS FLAMENCO

Available for privates or semi-private lessons

This class is intended for girls and boys between the ages of 4 - 8 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. Call or email for rates.


INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

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.


PRICES

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

*Class cards expire December 10th


ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Students are advised to wear proper dance attire 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/BELOW for places to purchase. Alternatives include: closed toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes. Stiletto shoes and sneakers are NOT ideal. Call or email for assistance.

FLAMENCO 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

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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