Flamenco Para Niños (for kids!):

A flamenco class for kids!

TWO LOCATION OPTIONS: SE Portland or Lake Oswego (see below)

While actively moving and developing coordination skills and playing around with rhythms, students will study flamenco dance technique and flamenco rhythm. Students will learn dance steps as well as how to support each other as dancers using palmas (flamenco hand clapping) and jaleos (calls of encouragement) and cante (flamenco singing). [Parents, you are welcome to join your child in class if you'd like.]

"I want to move to Portland so I can take classes from Laura everyday, " said a little girl who came into town from Seattle for our summer workshop. What fun we had! 

Schedule, Location & Pricing

Kids’ classes offered Tuesdays & Wednesdays:

Tuesdays: 4:30-5:20 (September 24th-October 22nd)
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

$50 (for the 5-class series)
(or $15 drop-in)

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:20 (September 25th-October 16th)
New Day Center for the Arts
5516 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

$40 (for the 4-class series)
(or $15 drop-in)

How do I sign up?
Contact us here if your child is interested in joining.

For who?
Appropriate for children ages 6 and above. If you are concerned about your child's age or your child is younger, please contact us. (If you have a younger child who would like to participate, please contact us.) Parents, you are welcome to sign up for this class as well.

What experience is necessary?
No experience is necessary, but if your child has done some flamenco, that's great too! 

As a former elementary school teacher with a Masters of Art in Education teaching children is something I love to do. I teach flamenco residencies at general education schools in the Portland area, workshops for local dance schools/programs, and sometimes even in after-school arts programs. Currently I am teaching at Oregon Ballet Theatre, Steps PDX, and June Taylor's School of Dance Summer Dance Intensives. I look forward to working with your child (and perhaps you as well).