Flamenco dance introduction

Flamenco Dance Introduction with Sarah Chambers, accompanied by Paul Gibson (guitar)

This is an introduction to flamenco dance, suitable for beginners and improvers. Come along if you have not tried flamenco dance before, or if it has been a while and you are a bit rusty! Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to the previous classes!  Dancers at a higher level are very welcome to come and brush up on footwork, palmas and structure.

I will be covering basic flamenco technique and the different percussive dance steps, compas (rhythm), palmas (clapping) and body work. The second class will incorporate these into a short choreography in the fandangos de Huelva palo (style), together with simple palmas to accompany the dance.

All Saturdays in September: 1-2pm Flamenco technique; 2-3pm Fandangos choreography. Cost is £10 per class, or £15 per day if paid in advance. Bookings: espiritu.flamenco@virginmedia.com

1, 8, 15, 29 Sep – La Suerte Dance School, 3rd floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester.  M1 7DF

22 Sep – Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester. M4 1PE

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Flamenco Dance Introduction

With Sarah Chambers

These two classes will provide an introduction to flamenco dance, suitable for beginners and improvers. Come along if you have not tried flamenco dance before, or if it has been a while and you are a bit rusty!
Dancers at a higher level are very welcome to come and brush up on footwork, palmas and structure.

I will be covering basic flamenco technique and the different percussive dance steps, compas (rhythm), palmas (clapping) and body work. The second class will incorporate these into a short choreography in the alegrias palo, together with simple palmas to accompany the dance.
Here is a clip that gives good examples of the alegrias song form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz1hfI7sneU

Saturday 30th June and 7th July
1-2pm Flamenco technique
2-3pm Alegrias
Bookings: sa.chambers3546@virginmedia.com
Follow up classes will be offered in the autumn.

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Flamenco dance workshops with Francesca Girone

IMG_0736Saturday 16th June, 1-2.30pm La Suerte Dance School.  Fin de fiesta por tangos – Beginner/improver flamenco dance workshop

This cheerful/up tempo class is suitable for complete beginners, or improvers who want to prepare some fin de fiesta tangos to join in at flamenco events. It will cover palmas (clapping), finding the base compas (rhythm) in the music, hand and arm coordination (plus exercises to continue at home), easy footwork and how to fit the dance with typical tangos songs.  For improvers this is an interesting variation to the more traditional flamenco tangos as it is designed to be danced at fiestas/juergas and is a popular alternative to fiesta por bulerias.

Cost is £18, places are confirmed on payment
For bookings, contact Sarah at sa.chambers3546@virginmedia.com

Saturday 16th June, 2.45 – 4.45pm La Suerte Dance School. Extend your choreography in 12 – Intermediate dance workshop

This class will cover various pieces of rhythmic footwork and contratiempos, showing how to adapt them for different palos in 12 and how to extend or vary your choreography. Students will learn blocks of footwork and some useful remates and then start to learn how to use these in different ways in order to amplify their existing repertoire. The sequences will be shown with accompaniment for Soléa por Buleria, Alegrias, and Solea.

Cost is £25, places are confirmed on payment
Cost if booked with the Fin de fiesta por tangos £40
For bookings, contact Sarah at sa.chambers3546@virginmedia.com

Location for both workshops:
La Suerte Dance School
3rd Floor,
60 Charles St,
Manchester
M1 7DF

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Dance workshops with Ana García

Ana Garcia

https://youtu.be/UtTmzV0N2Yg

Saturday 19th May
1-2.30 Technique & fandangos – Improver/lower intermediate
2.45 – 4.45 Technique & tientos – Intermediate
Sunday 20th May
1-2.30 Technique & fandangos – Improver/lower intermediate
2.45 – 4.45 Technique & tientos – Intermediate

Improver/lower intermediate course, 2 days £40
Intermediate course, 2 days £50
Both courses, 2 days £80

All classes at:
La Suerte Dance School
3rd Floor,
60 Charles St,
Manchester
M1 7DF
For bookings, contact Sarah at sa.chambers3546@virginmedia.com

Ana is a well-known flamenco dancer and choreographer, as well as being a flamenco dance teacher at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham. Her teaching is greatly valued, with students travelling significant distances to attend her classes.

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Flamenco Dance Workshop with Araceli Garcia

Dance Workshop Apr18

Saturday 28th April
1-2pm Tangos, Improver/lower intermediate – £12
2.15-3.15pm Technique, all levels – £12
3.15-4.15pm Fandangos, Intermediate – £20

Sunday 28th April
1-2.15pm Tangos, Improver/lower intermediate – £15
2.15-3.15pm Technique, all levels – £12
3.30 – 5pm Fandangos, Intermediate – £25

One full day – £40
Two full days – £70

All classes at:
La Suerte Dance School
3rd Floor,
60 Charles St,
Manchester
M1 7DF

For bookings, contact Sarah at sa.chambers3546@virginmedia.com

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Guitar Improvisation Workshop

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Guitar Improvisation Workshop
How to practice & develop confidence. With Glenn Sharp

This workshop for nylon and acoustic guitarists will cover:
1. Practical exercises 2. Listening & communication 3. Essential theory 4. Practice routines

Sunday 29th April, 11am til 3pm

Varna Street School
Barrass Street
Manchester
M11 1NP
Price: £35

To reserve a place, please email glenn@glennsharp.co.uk

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Palmas Flamencas

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Palmas Flamencas

A workshop to improve your technique and compás. With Glenn Sharp

  1. get the right sound and feel
  2. work simultaneously with your feet
  3. learn to accompany correctly
  4. discover new rhythms
  5. practice your contra-tiempos
  6. work together
  7. work with a guitarist & percussionist

Saturday 28th April, 4:30 til 5:30pm

La Suerte Dance School
3rd Floor,
60 Charles St,
Manchester
M1 7DF

Price: £20

To reserve a place, please email glenn@glennsharp.co.uk

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