Christmas Flamenco Dance and Rhythm Workshops with Araceli García

Studio 25, 25 Church Street, M4 1PE Manchester

14 and 15 December

12:00 – 13:00 Technique (All levels)

13:00 – 14:30 Tango Choreography (Improvers)

14:30 – 16:00 Jaleos Choreography (Intermediate)

16:00 – 17:00 Rhythm (All flamenco lovers)

Book soon as places are limited to each course and it will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Flamenco and Guitar workshops, 29th and 31st October 2019

On 29th October, from 6pm to 8pm, Instituto Cervantes Manchester will present a ‘Flamenco Interactivo’ workshop, where David Morales, Salvador Andradres and Esperanza León will explain how the sequences, rhythms and structures are measured in dance, guitar and singing. An interactive workshop where students are encouraged to participate. The price of this workshop is £25. 

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On 31st October, from 4pm to 6pm, Instituto Cervantes Manchester will have a ‘Guitarra Española’ workshop, where Salvador Andrades, a disciple from the school of Paco de Lucía, will explain the rhythm and sequences through different techniques, which can be applied to any type of instrument. The price of this workshop is £25.

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Flamenco Workshops with Jairo Amaya and Cristo Heredia

Flamenco dance, guitar and palmas (clapping/rhythm) workshops with Jairo Amaya and Cristo Heredia

Saturday 9th March
11.30-12.30 Beginner/improver dance (bulerias de Jerez)
11am-12 Guitar accompaniment for cante (bulerias de Jerez)
1-2pm Palmas
2-4pm Intermediate dance with cante (alegrias)

Sunday 10th March
11.30-12.30 Beginner/improver dance with cante (bulerias de Jerez)
11am-12 Cante (bulerias de Jerez)
1-2pm Palmas
2-4pm Intermediate dance with cante (alegrias)
Contact Sarah at for booking and further details.
Jairo Amaya is an internationally acclaimed dancer and teacher based in Jerez. Starting his professional dance career at the age of 16, he initially toured as part of the dance company of Maria del Mar Moreno and then as a soloist and teacher across Europe, Israel and the USA. When in his native Jerez, Jairo works in all of the most popular tablaos and penas (flamenco venues) as well as teaching in his own studios.His style is distinctively Jerezano, combining strength and force with the ‘sonequette’ and musical quality that is famous in this ‘cradle of flamenco’.
Cristo Heredia is from a flamenco family in Almeria, both his grandfather and father also being singers. A cantaor (flamenco singer) for dance from the age of 13, he formally debuted at the annual festival of Fondón de Almería with Tomatito at the age of 14 years. He has performed all over Spain and joined other world famous artists on tour, including Niño Josele, La Lupi and Juan de Juan. At the age of 19, Paco de Lucia requested his presence on the ‘Good Things’ tour. His recordings include ‘Almeraya’.


Manchester Workshop with Irene Alonso “La Pasionaria”

A wonderful opportunity to learn from an international Spanish Flamenco dancer who grew up in a gypsy community. Irene has worked with renowned artists Farruquito and Antonio Gades Company amongst others.
The workshop is aimed at Intermediate dancers with technique and choreography. There is a final Masterclass open to dancers and guitarists and Flamenco lovers of all levels. Guitarists are invited to attend the workshop where they can hone their observation skills and experience a new Flamenco performer and teacher.

Booking Contact
Whatsapp: +447971 455827

Flamenco Workshop
Saturday 1st December : 11am -12pm Technique
12pm – 2pm Choreography
Sunday 2nd December: 11am – 12pm Technique
12pm – 2pm Choreogaphy

Flamenco Masterclass
Sunday 2nd December: 3pm – 4.30pm

For Dancers:
Masterclass only £40
Workshop only £90
Workshop+Masterclass £110

For Guitarists:
Masterclass only £40
Workshop only £40
Workshop+Masterclass £60

For all levels:
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Introduction to Flamenco Guitar

This short practical course will study flamenco guitar for beginners and will introduce the rhythms of flamenco and common techniques.
Basic knowledge of guitar playing required.

This popular course has been previously held at Instituto Cervantes, LIPA and Salford University.  £100 per student (for all 4 classes)

For more information, Please email

Flamenco cante and workshops, from Granada

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October

Antonio Heredia Heredia and Francesca Girone will be giving cante (flamenco song), dance and palmas (flamenco clapping) workshops in Manchester city centre.  They will also be joining Sarah Chambers to host an informal flamenco show in Didsbury on Saturday 20th October at 8pm.  This weekend is a rare chance to learn and enjoy flamenco song at its highest level, from a professional gitano singer.

Antonio has been singing professionally since he was 14 years old.  He has sung for world class dancers including Belén López, Antonio Canales, El Carpeta, El Torombo and El Choro, featuring in some of Spain’s leading flamenco festivals.  He works in the popular tablaos and peñas in his native Granada between these events.  Francesca is a dancer and events organiser based in Mojacar – Almeria.  She has worked with Sarah and other Manchester flamenco enthusiasts to bring two of her professional shows to Manchester, performing as well as coordinating.  Both Antonio and Francesca are bringing the traditional flamenco ‘puro’, Antonio having been born into a respected gypsy flamenco family and Francesca having studied and performed with gitanos for many years in Andalucia.

Provisional bookings for workshops and the show will be held until 30 September.  Bookings are confirmed on payment and an ‘early bird’ discount is available until 30 September.  Bookings are via Sarah,

Saturday 20 Oct
12-1.30 Beginner dance, tangos  – Francesca
12.30-2pm Cante (flamenco song), tientos – Antonio
2-3pm Palmas (flamenco clapping) – Antonio
3-5pm Intermediate dance, tientos – Francesca and Antonio
8pm Informal show / peña  – hosted by Sarah, Antonio and Francesca

Sunday 21 Oct
12-1.30 Beginner dance, tangos  – Francesca
12.30-2pm Cante (flamenco song), tientos – Antonio
2-3pm Palmas (flamenco clapping) – Antonio
3-5pm Intermediate dance, tientos – Francesca and Antonio

Classes accompanied by Paul Gibson

La Suerte Dance Studios, 3rd Floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester.  M1 7DFFacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

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:

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 1PEFacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter