Beginning Baile (Lake Oswego Location) - Tuesdays [6:30 - 7:30pm]
A class for beginning and aspiring flamenco dancers in Lake Oswego, Oregon
LOCATION: 368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
How do I sign up? Email us here.
This is a beginning level class where you'll learn:
Upper body techniqueFootworkRhythm and palmasShort choreography
Upper body technique: Strengthen your core and arm muscles while learning primary body positions. We focus on correct posture and positioning to effectively and successfully execute body movements. Repetitive, slow movements to support your learning of flamenco.
Footwork: Learn the different footwork techniques and which muscles to engage when through a series of exercises (that are equally as good for the brain as for the body).
Rhythm & Palmas: Study palmas (rhythmic hand-clapping) which is an essential skill for any flamenco dancer.
Choreography: Put skills into practice by combining steps in succession to form short combinations that we'll turn into a choreography. Repetitive, slow movements support dancers as you as you learn to combine steps in succession. This summer we are learning fandangos.
Beginners, join us, and learn what you need to know to dance flamenco.
"To Laura, my special Flamenco Instructor & Mentor ...YOU have guided me with your expertise that is equal to any expert in the world including Spain, YOU have taught me with gentle patience and constant repetition and steered and supported me to levels of rebuilding my life with a passion for flamenco words can't describe....Olé with love" - Pat France/student
"Six months ago I started taking one beginners class a week with Laura, and I enjoyed her class so much that I now take three weekly classes, plus private lessons with her. She has supported and encouraged my new-found obsession with gentle nudges, and shares her knowledge and skill freely. Laura has a knack for communicating technique that is easy to understand, and her warmth and humor creates a non-intimidating atmosphere that makes the challenge of learning flamenco quite fun. Laura es una maestra phenomenal!" - Heather/student
"I absolutely loved my experience with Portland Flamenco Events! Laura has the special gift to elevate her students' Flamenco knowledge in an easily digestible way - probably because she fully embodies Flamenco and understands it backwards and forwards! I was visiting from North Carolina for a month and decided to purchase the month unlimited classes deal. I will say from my 5 years of studying Flamenco (off and on), I have learned more in this one month and feel better prepared to actually DANCE than I have in all the other years. I truly appreciate all of the teachers (Julie, Stefani – sorry if I missed anyone else!) and the dedication and camaraderie of the students involved with Portland Flamenco Events. It was really hard to leave my new Flamenco family behind, but I hope to keep in touch via Skype sessions and come back next year for more!!" - Teresa Ferlotti/student
Find out what others had to say here.
Read about Dance Wire's experience in our beginning flamenco class here.