Flamenco workshops 4/5 Feb

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We are delighted to announce that the team from Granada will be returning to give dance, guitar and palmas workshops on Saturday 4th February and Sunday 5th February, after great feedback from their previous workshops.

The dance and palmas courses are with one of Granada’s leading artists, Paco Fernández. Paco works at world class level and brings a wealth of experience with him. He is a regular performer in the Granada tablaos (flamenco venues), including the leading tablao ‘El Templo de Flamenco’ and has toured Europe and Russia. He is also a patient and highly enthusiastic teacher who instils confidence in his students. We received excellent feedback from participants on his previous courses. There will be an opportunity to join with Alejandro and Manuel and learn how the baile fits with the cante and guitar.

Alongside these courses, we will be offering a guitar course, delivered by Manuel Cortes Heredia – a lifelong musician and expert accompanist, who is a regular in ‘El Templo de Flamenco’. Manuel has years of professional experience working with singers and dancers at the highest level and his teaching is patient and clear. We received excellent feedback from participants on his previous course. The focus of this February’s course is on how to accompany cante and baile – how to follow both the singer and the dancer and the interaction beween the two of them. There will be an opportunity to accompany Paco and Alejandro to put the class into practice.

Francesca and Eduardo Girone will again be translating for the classes. Francesca dances with the artists in Spain and they are both very knowledgeable about flamenco.

Course levels
Improvers dance, Tangos – minimum of 2 years’ experience and some knowledge of tangos needed
Intermediate dance, Jaleos – minimum of 4 years’ experience and some knowledge of bulerias needed
Improvers palmas – knowledge of flamenco compas needed, suitable for dancers or guitarists
Intermediate palmas – good knowledge of flamenco compas needed, this class will cover contratiempos, suitable for dancers or guitarists
Guitar, Jaleos – intermediate level with some knowledge of bulerias needed

Jaleos are a palo whose musical elements originate from the bulerias and solea. The dances for jaleos were very popular in the middle of the 19th century in the cafes cantantes and theatres. In many ways a jaleo is like a slow bulerias and it is thought that some originate from the Extremadura region. Here is a YouTube clip of Farruquito and Farru performing jaleos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQA3KT4S3s&feature=share

Course times
Saturday 4th Feb
Improvers palmas 12-1pm
Improvers dance, tangos 1-2pm
Intermediate palmas 2.30-3.30pm
Intermediate dance, jaleo 3.30-5.30pm
Sunday 5th Feb
Guitar, jaleo 10.30am -1.30pm
Improvers dance, tangos 2-3pm
Intermediate dance 3-5pm

Costs
Improvers Dance (2 hours over 2 days, singer and guitarist joining at end) £30
Intermediate Dance (4 hours over 2 days, singer and guitarist joining at end) £60
Guitar (3 hours, singer and dancer joining at end) £45
Palmas (rhythm and clapping) for dancers and guitarists £15

Locations
The dance and palmas workshops will be held at:
La Suerte Dance School, 3rd Floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DF

The guitar workshop will be held at:
Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2WH

We are sorry that we cannot issue any refunds for this course, except in the instance of cancellation by the artists. Please contact Sarah Chambers at sa.chambers@virgin.net for payment details, to confirm your place.

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