December workshops

We have some great workshops coming up in December. John Walsh will be here for the weekend 10th/11th December he will be giving the following two workshops. We will also have Yinka Esi Graves here in December who will also be doing loads of amazing classes.

Saturday 10 December, Guitar Workshop with John Walsh
2:00 to 5:30pm
A close look at technique and composition with Paco de Lucia’s Rio de Miel
Buleria in A Minor
Limited places. please email to reserve a place

Sunday 11 December, Guitar Workshop with John Walsh
10:30 – 5:00pm
Siguriyas for dance
With special guest Yinka Esi Graves
Limited places, Please book using this link.

Sunday 11th December, Dance Workshop with Yinka Esi Graves
2:00 – 5:00pm

‘Relationship between guitar and dancer’

The idea is to join forces with John’s guitar students and work together around dance structure, palmas and accompanying as a dancer. This is really focussed on a cuadro flamenco set up for more advanced students. We will continue with Siguiryas.

These workshops to take place at; Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2WH

Yinka will also be doing the following workshops in Manchester.

Wednesdays: 7th, 14th, 21st of December
Beginners 6:30- 7:30: Tangos
Technique foot work/ body work: 7:30-8:30
Intermediate/ Advanced 8:30- 9:30: Siguirya

Classes will take place at:
The Dance House
10 Oxford Road

The pricing is as follows:

– 1 class: £10 per class (£30 for 3 weeks)
– 2 classes: £9 per class (£54 for 3 weeks)
– 3 classes: £25 (£75 for 3 weeks)
– drop in: £12

To book your place and pay the reduced full course price please contact Yinka at



Live Flamenco – Direct from Granada


Saturday 1st October, 8pm

This is pure, raw, passionate gypsy flamenco from the heart of the Sacromonte District of Granada.  These are some of Granada’s leading artists and regular performers in the Granada tablaos, particularly the famous ‘El Templo de Flamenco’.

Dancer – Paco Fernández, Singer – Alejandro ‘ El Gambibas’, Guitar – Manuel Cortes Heredia
Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane, Didsbury  M20 6SX  (opposite the Didsbury Village metro station)
Please contact for tickets.

El baile y el cante – bulerias workshop with Natalia Garcia-Huidobro

El cante y el baile

We are excited to announce a dance workshop with Natalia Garcia-Huidobro and Ulises Diaz. Natalia García-Huidobro will help dancers at intermediate level to explore and understand the relationship between the dance (el baile) and the song (el cante), with a focus on bulerias. You will review and then build on the choreography taught in the class and then learn how to listen and adapt the dance to fit into the song. Natalia will be joined by Ulises Díaz singer and percussionist!

The workshop is on Sunday 19th June, 1pm to 4pm at La Suerte Dance School, 3rd Floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DF.

We have an early bird price of £40 for those who book and pay before Sunday 5th June. After this the price will be £45.

Please contact for payment details and to reserve your place.

 Terms & conditions

Please note your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Flamenco Manchester is a voluntary, non-profit group. In order to make events like this sustainable and to ensure we are able to cover our costs, we sadly cannot offer refunds for places no longer wanted. Should you be unable to attend the event, we will endeavour to help find someone to purchase your place from you, however this should not be relied upon. Thank you for your support.



David Morales In Concert on 23/03/2016

This should be great !

Born in La Línea de la Concepción (Cadiz, Spain), dancer and coreographer David Morales started his artistic career at the early age of 6 years old. He has taken part in most of the main Flamenco festivals of the late 70´s, sharing the stage with big flamenco artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Fosforito, Paco Cepero and Chiquetete.

Although that early starting career, his artistic path was planned for a long term. This way, he has gained a very respectable career through three decades, including several stages of Flamenco and with the advantage that he’s still a thirty something talented man.

Instituto Cervantes in Manchester is very proud to introduce this incredible young artist with a company of a female dancer (bailaora), a guitarist and a singer (cantaor).

Tickets: £10 (general) / £8 (with concessions)

Bookings: / 0161 661 42

Instituto Cervantes
326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade
M3 4FN Mánchester Lancashire

More information:


Alegrias workshop with Jaime Burgos and Ana Real

Here is a video from a video from back in 2013. I kept it as a private link for ages, but now that Brenda who dances here is sadly not with us anymore it seems appropriate to share the clip for everyone to enjoy. I remember at the time  she had a bus pass around her neck which she was later really embarrassed about. She was a really inspiring dancer, teacher and passionate about developing a vibrant scene for Flamenco in Manchester.