Online flamenco learning opportunities seem to be popping up all over the place.
I find this very exciting.
As you know, there are all kinds of flamenco instructional articles around here, but I'm talking about online video teaching too.
While I do not believe one can learn flamenco dance only by online studies from home (flamenco is after all a communal art form), these resources can be wonderful for:
- Supplemental instruction
- An introduction to flamenco
- Practicing from home
- Deepening one's understanding of particular aspects of flamenco
- Those who have difficulty making it to physical classes (many of the students who join me for workshops and trips come from what they often call, flamenco deserts, and online sources can be especially great in these instances.)
- Encouragement & inspiration
So, here are two of my favorite resources,
Both sites offer super cool video instruction and helpful articles:
Flamenco Bites is run by Renae Harvey and José Merino. After following each other online for a couple of years, Renae (originally from Australia) and I met in person in Madrid in 2014, and she is completely awesome.
While Rina and I only know each other virtually, she’s fabulous as well, and since she's close-by, perhaps we'll have the opportunity to meet someday in person.
So check out the above sites if you're looking for some online instruction or even just inspiration and encouragement. You'll find a lot of useful information and free stuff that you can access right away.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg,
There are many other online resources out there. Why not share some of your favorites below? And let me know what you think of the two sites I’ve mentioned in today's post. Then tell me how you utilize online flamenco instruction in your studies. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Preparation for Spain!
Online learning resources are also wonderful to prep oneself for a flamenco vacation in Spain. The next Flamenco Tour is coming up in June. Find out all about it here.
EDIT: By the way, Renae from Flamenco Bites interviewed me for her #myflamencostory series awhile ago; check it out here.