Advanced Beginner/Low Intermediate Flamenco
Location: DC / Friendship Heights
Estela Vélez de Paredez (She/Her)
About This Class
Join Estela Vélez de Paredez for a Flamenco class that will further develop the student’s technique and competencies with more complex Flamenco rhythms (palos), footwork (zapateado), additional arm work (braceo) and hand clapping (palmas). Technique and choreography will be taught and the choreography will be built on from week to week and taught at a faster pace than the Advanced Beginner level.
The MidWinter session consists of 9 weeks – Tuesday, January 23, 2024 through Tuesday, March 19, 2024.
MidWinter Session: $162 / 9 weeks
This is an in-person class at CityDance @ Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20015.
More About Flamenco & This Level
The dances of Spain are varied and rich in ethnic and regional traditions. Fluid arms and percussive footwork are hallmarks of Flamenco dance that are paralleled in the beautiful melodies and intricate rhythms of Flamenco music. Originating in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, the fire of Flamenco dance is reflective of its gypsy (Gitano) dancing roots and influences from Arabic traditions.
Mastery of the Beginner level and at least some experience at the Advanced Beginner level is needed in order to register for this class. Students should always discuss changing levels with the instructor. Repeating a level for more than one semester is common and often required for the development of proper technique and artistry. Progress is dependent on the student’s commitment to class participation and at-home practice.
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If a class has low attendance, it may be subject to cancellation. Cancellation decisions for morning classes will be made by 9pm the night before and for evening classes by 3pm that day. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 6, 2023: In the event you cannot attend your purchased/scheduled drop-in class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9pm the day before to receive a full credit and/or reschedule your drop-in class. Cancellation emails received after 9pm the night before will receive a 50% class credit. If a cancellation email has not been sent before the start of class, our No Show policy takes effect and you will forfeit the full class credit.