Flamenco Dance Workshops for Schools

Typical Flamenco Dance Workshop

There is no set formula because each organisation has their own timetable and their own idea about what would be the most appropriate content for their members.

Here are just a few examples of how previous flamenco dance workshops were delivered.

Here are some suggested guidelines that iI hope will be helpful to workshop organisers.

I typically deliver either one workshop of of 1 or 2 hours duration or several shorter workshops (30 or 45 minutes) for different groups.

These workshops can be repeated as many times as you like throughout the day and the fee will be calculated depending on how many hours you would like.

The content of a workshop will typically cover:

  • Position of the body
  • Footwork
  • Castanets
  • Arm and Hand Movements
  • Rhythm and Flamenco Clapping
  • Individual Focused Work
  • Pair Work
  • Group Work
  • At the end students often like to show what they have achieved.
  • Performance/Demonstration

 

Class members enjoy when I show examples of flamenco dances explaining the origins, moods and meanings of each dance.

I also demonstrate the castanets together with flamenco guitarist Tomas.

It is most important that my workshops are delivered together with Tomas as live flamenco guitarist as it gives me the freedom to vary workshop content and development in accordance with my observations of the student’s understanding and development of flamenco dance.

Spanish Language Work

Sometimes students bring questions in Spanish about Flamenco or about our background and experience and we are always very happy to reply in Spanish.