School of Flamenco Dance Arts

Flamenco is an art form that embodies three main disciplines: song, dance and music. Carmen Romero teaches the art of flamenco as an interdisciplinary language. Her main focus is teaching you the language and helping you develop your own aesthetic. 

 

From beginner to professional, children to adults, students learn to develop rhythm, movement, song and music. As you become more proficient, Carmen will lead you on a path of exploration in choreographic and musical creation. Flamenco is about life and it is a lifelong practice. One where you never stop learning and one that lets you discover you passion.

Annual parties, guest artist workshops, Flamenco markets, recitals and public presentations offer students an opportunity to share their love for flamenco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Come Discover your Passion !

Class Attire:  Dance Wear: stretchy/yoga type pants, A-line skirt, form fitting shirt.  No mid-riff shirts.  FLAMENCO SHOES/BOOTS ARE Essential.  Please contact Carmen to get shoes. Hair must be pulled back and away from face.  It is unsafe to do turns with hair in your eyes.

 

TO REGISTER:  Email Carmen Romero: carmen@carmenromero.ca and state which class you are registering for. 

Refer to Class Course to see what classes compliment each other.  If you have questions please call or  email Carmen Romero.

Video audio recording of class:  Video recording of class material must be done after class and cannot contain any class students in the shot.  You may audio record at any time.

Class Attire:  Dance Wear: stretchy/yoga type pants, A-line skirt, form fitting shirt.  No mid-riff shirts.  FLAMENCO SHOES/BOOTS ARE Essential.  Please contact Carmen to get shoes. Hair must be pulled back and away from face.  It is unsafe to do turns with hair in your eyes.

 

TO REGISTER:  Email Carmen Romero: carmen@carmenromero.ca and state which class you are registering for. 

Refer to Class Course to see what classes compliment each other.  If you have questions please call or  email Carmen Romero.

Video audio recording of class:  Video recording of class material must be done after class and cannot contain any class students in the shot.  You may audio record at any time.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Flamenco Escobillias: For advance dancers looking to improve their footwork, timing and speed.

Teen Flamenco: For dancers that have experience yet, also, if you have strong ballet, tap etc. dance skills you can join the Wednesday class, however, you would have to come in at 4:30 to get rudimentary training and then continue with the 5-6pm class. Email Carmen for further explanation. carmen@carmenromero.ca

 

GROUPON Beginner Flamenco Dance (Adults/Children): 4 classes: This class is for absolute beginner dancers with no prior experience.  Students will learn rudimentary technique in arms, footwork, rhythm and also have live guitarist in class.  This is a great class to see if you think you would like to pursue flamenco and will prepare you to enter the Beginner flamenco dance class at 6:30.

 

Beginner Adult Flamenco Dance: Tuesday 6:30-7:30.  Dancers with limited experience will  as well as develop rudimentary movement, Compas /rhythm as well as be introduced to how Song/Cante relates to the dance. Class is accompanied by live guitar.

Elementary: Students will have already skill in basic footwork patterns and be able to co-ordinate upper and lower body.  The focus of this class is to build skills and increase movement vocabulary.  A Bulerias choreography will be developed to teach the role of song in the dance.

 

Bata de Cola: in both beginner and experienced levels technique is a large part of the class, working on developing core strength, mobilization of the hips and upper body stability. In the advanced class more complex patterns with the Bata are taught and employed.  A choreography that encapsulates the technical training is created and presented at the end of year recital.

 

Castanets:  This is strictly to learn how to play castanets as an instrument.  For those dancers taking the Classical Spanish dance it is necessary to take the castanet class as they are also used in the Classical class.

 

Flamenco Drills & Groove:  This is a special series of classes that focus on certain elements in Flamenco with emphasis on the execution and musical feel of body movement or foot work/rhythm.  It’s a great way to bump up you level. All drills are put into meaningful sequences or short choreographies. Such as escobillias or remates etc. Each time the class is presented in a schedule it will be different.

 

Flamenco props: Learn to use the props in flamenco an integrate in your movement.

FLAMENCO DANCE and MUSIC COURSE OF STUDY AND TRAINING

 

BEGINNER-PERFORMER

Three main stages: Beginner/Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced/Professional.

 

For singers: There are two classes that you would mostly learn in.  You would start with simple projects first and then through out time and development work with more complex material.  Singers will be invited into dance classes to sing and learn about dance accompaniment.

  • Palmas / compas

  • Cuadro Flamenco

 

Musicians: Guitarists play for classes once they know enough material and have developed enough skill to be able to start learning dance accompaniment.

Other Musicians are welcomed and placed into classes after they have gone through the Flamenco Theory Class and are then moved onto the Cuadro Flamenco Class.

 

Dancers:

 Dancers with previous dance experience in flamenco will be placed according to teachers’ discretion.

 

Beginner/Elementary:

  • Introductory Flamenco Dance (at least one year.  Half a year if you take two classes/week) 

  • Augment training and learning by adding: Flamenco Theory Class and or Castanets.

 

Elementary:

  • Drill Class Elementary level .

  •  Augment training and learning by adding: Sevillanas and or Classical Spanish Dance and or Castanets and or Flamenco Theory.

  • Pataitas.

 

Intermediate:

  • Drill Class Intermediate/Advanced.

  • Int/Adv Flamenco Dance Props.

  • Flamenco Theory:  dancers should be working on dancing alone, or singing alone.

  • Baile por Cante.

  • Classical Spanish Dance and Castanets.

 

Advanced/Professional:

  • Advance Flamenco Dance

  • Int/Adv Flamenco Dance Props.

  • Technical Drill Class

  • Cuadro Flamenco