INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO DANCE CLASS (ages 7 to adult)

Many of us have seen flamenco dancers but not many have had the opportunity to actually try it out. Participants will be introduced to the fascinating history and various aspects of the flamenco art form. Ms. Colette Illarde will demonstrate and discuss:

  • flamenco guitar
  • flamenco singing
  • flamenco percussion (interactive activity with group clapping)
  • flamenco dance

Participants will learn dance movements involving specific flamenco posture, arms and hands, and percussive footwork. After learning a short choreography, the group will perform it with live music. The session culminates with a question and answer session. Time allotment is 60-90 minutes.