Flamenco Fundamentals (Eastisde Location)  

An Introduction to flamenco dance: This class is for the brand new student or the beginning student who wants to review. We focus on the fundamentals of flamenco studying primary dance steps, body positions, and palmas. 

LOCATION: 226 SE Madison St. Portland

FEBRUARY SESSION | Saturdays February 10, 17 & 24  | 3:30 - 4:30 pm 

  • $39 for all 3 Saturdays in February (*Monthly session discount, no make-ups/non-transferable.)

$16 DROP IN or Class Flex Card  

MARCH SESSION | Saturdays March 3, 10, 17 & 24  | 3:30 - 4:30 pm 

  • $52* for all 4 Saturdays in March

$16 DROP IN or Class Flex Card (more economical than drop-in) 

How do I sign up? Email us here.

Class Description:

  • Upper body technique
  • Footwork
  • Rhythm and palmas
  • Short 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.

Beginners, join us, and learn what you need to know to dance flamenco.

"You have such a wonderful gift!" "I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE taking your class! Thanks for encouraging me and making me feel good about my "beginner" status. :) You're such a wonderful and patient teacher!" - Brittany/student

"You are a great teacher! You find 1 or 2 things to focus on so we do not think too much then with practice and patience I found that my thoughts and movement changed, the timing clicked. Thanks for the wonderful upper body and workout dance class, they all connect to the form and the rhythm that we use for Flamenco. It is wonderful to have your calm teaching style. I'm excited to be learning to move in a new way. I really enjoy the class and appreciate your patience. You are an excellent teacher...you add a breath of grace and professionalism." - Gail Bruner/student

"I am having so much fun in Flamenco class... and I am learning soooo much! It seems as though each time I learn something... it enables me to learn yet another layer of understanding! And I think your new addition of the white board to palmas is great... that way all types of learners are addressed: visual (board), audio (counting), tactile (clapping)...Your classes are Fabulous!...I LOVED class today! I had soooooo much fun :) The choreography is so much fun - and it was so fun to wave a pretty fan around. And the classroom was so enjoyable this morning. At one point when the music was playing and we were dancing the opening section I felt a cool breeze come across the room thru the window. And it made me so happy that this was how I was spending my Saturday morning :) It was heavenly! At first I was thinking of just taking 1 day... but after class I changed my mind and would like to take the rest of the days." - Alexandra Ness/student

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