Location: DC / Friendship Heights
Estela Vélez de Paredez (She/Her)
About This Class
Join Estela Vélez de Paredez for a Flamenco class that’s perfect for students with little or no prior flamenco dance experience. The class focuses on introducing and developing the technique of all aspects of flamenco dance – including the upper body (braceo), footwork (zapateado) and hand clapping (palmas) – as well as an explanation of its history and music theory, flamenco musical measure (compás), and its intricate patterns. The class will teach both technique and choreography and is available for session enrollment only.
The MidWinter session consists of 9 weeks – Sunday, January 28, 2024 through Sunday, March 24, 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
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.
Students should wear exercise or dance apparel or similar clothes that permit viewing of body movement. It is recommended that women wear long skirts and men, slacks. Flamenco shoes/boots (preferred), hard soled shoe with a heel acceptable. Consult instructor for specific information on where to buy or obtain Flamenco shoes (women), Flamenco boots (men), or other Flamenco attire.
For more information about where you can purchase shoes, click HERE.
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.