November 14 - 17, 2019 - Emilio Ochando

Flamenco Dance: Technique, Mantón, Castanets

Spain Comes to You!

Award winning flamenco dancer and choreographer Emilio Ochando will be back in Portland (by popular demand) offering workshops November 14-17th.

Are you ready for an intensive flamenco experience where you’ll learn fresh and super cool moves? Where you’ll be inspired and energized to understand details of flamenco you’ve only wondered about and have fun along the way?

If so, save your spot now to study flamenco with Emilio Ochando.


Beginning Technique & Choreography (Fandangos Abandolaos)
Thursday November 14 | 6:15-7:15pm
Friday November 15 | 6:15-7:15pm
Saturday November 16 | 12:30-2:00pm
Sunday November 17 | 12:30-2:00pm

Thursday November 14 | 7:20-8:05pm
Friday November 15 | 7:20-8:05pm
Saturday November 16 | 2:10-3:10pm
Sunday November 17 | 2:10-3:10pm

Mantón (Caña)
Thursday November 14 | 8:15-9:30pm
Friday November 15 | 8:15-9:30pm
Saturday November 16 | 3:15-4:30pm
Sunday November 17 | 3:15-4:30pm


Beginning (Full 4-day Workshop) $145
Castanets (Full 4-day Workshop) $100
Mantón (Full 4-day Workshop) $145
[Drop-in $35/hr]


Beginning + Castanets $230
Mantón + Castanets  $230
Beginning + Mantón $275
All three workshops (Beginning, Castanets, Mantón) = $350

$75 initial deposit saves your spot. ($75 to be applied toward workshop.)

*Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Cash Payment Preferred



New Day Center for the Arts
5516 SE Foster Rd. Portland

Why Study With Emilio?

  • He is a fabulous dancer (and I mean fabulous. It is such a treat to watch him.) This means instant inspiration along with lots of instances to put pictures of him in your mind.

  • He is a skilled, patient, and organized teacher. He'll show us cool moves and break them down to make it possible for you to really get them.

  • He has been loved by students during past workshops.

  • He is a gifted choreographer and so creative. (He was recently awarded first place in the Certamen de Danza Española in Madrid and first place in the 2016 Talent Madrid Contest - That's BIG.) This means fresh and super-cool moves.

  • He has tons of energy to give to us.

  • And, of course, he brings the essence of España and flamenco, that special energía that we just can't get every day (most days) here in Portland.

  • He's fun and so, so sweet and giving.

More About Emilio

Emilio Ochando was born in Valencia in 1984 and began his dance studies at nine years of age. By age twelve he was dancing with the Ballet Nacional de España, and at age sixteen he moved to Madrid to continue his professional dance studies at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. He began dancing with some of the most prestigious flamenco companies in Spain such as: Domingo Ortega, Inma Ortega, Nuevo Ballet Español (Rojas y Rodríguez), Aida Gómez as both a company member and soloist as well as dancing in various Madrid tablaos and touring both internationally and nationally. 

Emilio is not only a professional dancer but choreographer as well. Three years ago he formed his own company with shows such as: Ida y Vuelta Escuela Bolera, 3DEUNO, and his third and current work, SIROCO. His company recently performed in the esteemed Jerez Festival. Emilio also choreographs for elite and renown companies the likes of Rafael Aguilar. At the same time he teaches workshops and masterclasses across the globe in places such as the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and throughout Spain. 

Emilio has won numerous awards such as:

  • 1st place award for TALENTMADRID2016 teatro del canal y Premio in the category of dance in the contest TALENTMADRID 2016 teatro del canal.

  • 1st place award for group choreography in the Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco at the national level (Madrid) and in the same Certamen awards to travel to create choreographies for Carlota Santana Nueva York and the Conservatorio Superior Maria de Avila.

  • Candidatura for Best Male Dancer & Best New Show from a New Artist & in the prestigious Premios Max 2018

  • 1st place award in the Concurso Internacional de Danza Española y Flamenco Ciudad de Almeria.

  • 2nd place award for solo choreography for the Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco at the national level (Madrid).

  • 2nd place award for new artist from the city of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

  • 4th place award for classical dance in the Concurso Nacional de Danza celebrated in Valencia.

Emilio currently resides in Madrid and is involved as a solo artist in projects for both national and international companies while also showing his third project, Siroco, from his own company, EmiliOchandoYCia. 

Flamenco Dancer Emilio Ochando

Flamenco Dancer Emilio Ochando


No refunds will be issued to students who cancel or fail to attend class.  Students who cancel within 14 days of a workshop start date will be given a credit.  Portland Flamenco Events reserves the right to cancel or change the date of any workshop due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances.  We will do our best to notify registrants in a timely manner should this occur, and full refunds will be issued.  View our cancellation policy here.