Intensive Flamenco Training for Professional Canadian Male Dancers
Compañía Carmen Romero is a Spanish dance and music collective based out of Toronto, Canada. Originally founded in 1986 by Carmen Romero . The collective operates on project to project funding and have created full length productions as well as short works in film and theatre that have been showcased nationally and internationally. Artistic Director Carmen Romero has trained well over a thousand dancers and musician who are actively pursuing professional careers and have received awards for their work in Spanish Dance and music. For the first time in the history of Spanish dance and flamenco in Canada, Compañía Romero is excited to offer an intensive paid training program in Spanish Dance/Flamenco for professional Canadian male or identifying as male dancers.
This workshop is funded through the Ontario Arts Council and delivered by Carmen Romero.
This intensive workshop is for two professional dancers who do not have any training in Spanish Dance. Dancers must have professional training in any genre as well as including ballet and contemporary dance.
This is a 30 hour, 3 hours/day commitment, 3 days a week with a recording on the last day.
Dancers will be paid to train earning a total of $900 CAD. Dancers will need to invest in flamenco shoes and castanets. They can be purchased from Spain through Compania Carmen Romero for $200 for boots and $8 for castanets, but if the dancer already has flamenco shoes/boots and/or castanets they do not need to repurchase. Plus a $30 CAD registration fee.
As per OAC guidelines dancers are required to pay a registration fee into the training.
Carmen Romero (Flamenco/Toronto) Nicolas Hernandez (Flamenco Music/Toronto)
Dancers will receive training in dance technique, music and culture that relates to Spanish Dance.
In person audition:
Date: November 1, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm. Be prepared to stay for one hour. You may arrive half an hour in advance to register and warm up.
Location: Passion Moves Studios operated by Compañía Carmen Romero. 228 Merton Street. Toronto. 2nd floor
To register for the audition please fill out the form below. Notifications will be released within two days after the audition.
Attire: Workout/dance clothes. Shoes with leather or hard sole and some kind of low heel. Character type shoe/tap is acceptable.
November 21 - December 2, 2022
December 5 - December 9, 2022