FALL 2019 Flamenco Tour to Jerez

October 26 - November 9, 2019 |  Jerez, Spain

Have you been itching to study flamenco in SPAIN? I know the feeling. The Flamenco Tour is a personalized flamenco vacation to Spain to study this art form in its country of origin. We spend two weeks in Jerez, the cradle of flamenco, away from the distractions of every day life, breathing in flamenco with every step. 

Trip Includes:

  • A small group workshop (daily classes) including some live accompaniment catered especially to you by Mercedes Ruíz. (She is wonderful and beautiful and fabulous – an incredibly talented dancer who takes extreme pride in teaching.)

  • An intimate private performance hosted by Mercedes Ruíz with her top dancers, guitarist Santiago Lara and a top-notch cantaor

  • Bulerías classes at Peña los Cernícalos with Ana María López & Estefania Aranda with live cante (and sometimes guitarra)

  • Palmas and rhythm classes

  • Support sessions with Laura to practice material studied in class

  • Spa! A relaxing visit to the Hammam Andalusí (Arabic baths) for a massage and to soak in the baths. Click here to learn more about what we do at the hammam.

  • A cute apartment in the historic Barrio San Miguel just minutes away from the dance studio and two of the most well-known flamenco peñas. Multiple occupancy apartments equipped with kitchen, washing machine, living and sleeping area. (Private rooms available at additional cost.)

  • A walking tour of Jerez (to the Catederal, the Alcázar, bodegas, flamenco barrios Santiago & San Miguel, las plazas…)

  • A sherry tasting and bodega tour

  • A flamenco shopping tour including a visit to the shop of one of Mercedes’s seamstresses.

  • A visit to the Centro Andalúz de Flamenco

  • Q & A time with Laura

  • Opening night tapas reception and informational meeting

  • Small group size and individual attention

  • Trip packet including a map of Jerez, recommended restaurants and stores, survival Spanish phrases, and tips from Laura and friends

  • Insider travel info for Spain will be supplied upon registration. (I’ve learned from past experience/my mistakes).

  • A bilingual guide (me!) with you in all of your classes and accompanying you on group excursions

  • Optional add-on visit to see the famous Andalusian Horse show at the Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre

  • A chance to do all of these things with a small, supportive group of people


$3025  ($2925 Cash/Check Discount)

  • Price includes everything described above. It does not include transportation or food and drink (with the exception of the opening night tapas reception.)

  • $1,000 deposit due upon registration to secure your spot


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