Castanets (Eastside Location) Saturdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm

(Please check the schedule below or the calendar as this class doesn't happen every Saturday.)

LOCATION: 226 SE Madison St. Portland

It's kind of like rubbing your belly while tapping the top of your head but better...and harder.  This class allows you to be completely present without even really trying to be.  There's just no other way with castanets.

We begin with exercises to strengthen & train the fingers, learning correct technique to play castañuelas while moving the arms through basic positions. We then put the sounds and upper body movements together with steps to form a choreography.

Combinations with castañuelas We'll learn some body and feet combinations to coordinate with castanet sounds.

Play time. We'll learn a choreography in the 12-count compás


Join me to work the brain and body in a way that feels beautifully chaotic.

CLICK HERE For a glossary of castanets sounds that we use in class.

When & Cost

THIS SUMMER: New 12-count choreography!

JULY SESSION | Saturdays July 14 & 28 | 1:00-2:00 pm 

  • $26 for both classes in July

DROP-IN - $16 or class card

AUGUST SESSION | Saturdays August 11 & 25 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

  • $26 for both classes in August

DROP-IN - $16 or class card

You can view the full summer schedule here.

How do I sign up? Contact us to register.

"I was just having the greatest time yesterday in class...especially castanets.  How can it feel so good to be so terrible and struggling?!  Sometimes flamenco just feels so right."  - Erica McCurnin

Read what others have to say here.