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 !
The school is adapting to the changing times. We have restructured the school to include three different and exciting ways of continuing your flamenco journey.
Carmen Romero Live!
You will have access to a video recording of the Choreography. During the Live Zoom class Carmen will break down the material and answer questions. You will also receive access to the music composed by our musicians. These classes can be attended online and / or in-class. This could change to strictly online without much notice.
Carmen Romero School of Flamenco Dance
Online Community Collaborations
Building an online community is more important now than ever before. These are classes that are taught by international and local artists. You will have live access to these artists and the opportunity to make new flamenco friends. Compania Carmen Romero School of Flamenco Dance Arts is really excited to collaborate with other schools to further create a community and to diversify your training in flamenco.
Flamenco Singing with Stephanie Pedrazza
Stephanie Pedraza is a unique combination of singer, songwriter, guitarist, flamenco dancer and cantaora. Her original musical compositions are a reflection of her Latin American background, of her experience growing up in Colombia and a fusion of traditional.
Latin rhythms, roots, rock, pop as well as English and Spanish lyrics. Over the past 15 years, Stephanie has toured extensively and taught workshops across Canada and internationally.
Between 2003-2008 she lived between Vancouver, BC and Sevilla studying intensively at the world renown Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren as well as with some of the most prominent figures in flamenco.
Stephanie regularly collaborates with Toronto based dancer Carmen Romero (Uno Dos y Tres as part of Dusk Dances 2018, Y Entonces 2015 and Jacinto which premiered in Toronto in March 2017).
And last but not least here is a recent video from a show I did with Israel Heredia de Granada, Felix de Lola from Sevilla and some flamenco peeps from Spokane, WA and Seattle, WA:
Pre-recorded episodes that Carmen Romero has specifically created to help you in complementing your training in Spanish Dance and Flamenco. The episodes focus on specific skills or topics. These are short segments and available 24/7. You train on your time. Coming Soon! Including training with national and international artists.
Our Creative Rooms
As we are not working in our physical studio together, we need to make sure that we are safe at all times.
Dress for class is comfortable clothes. Bring your water. Make sure your space is safe to move in. Raise your arms up high and wide to make sure you don't hit anything. Make sure your floor is secure and you are able to move roughly in a space that is 4 x 6 feet.
Creative Coaching / Private Training
Creative Coaching/Private training is for people who would like to work on their own skills or create their own dance or take a dance and further develop it. Carmen Romero can offer critique/suggestions. These creations can be developed into more profound live/ film or virtual performance.
Carmen can advise you on funding or put you in touch with musicians, designers etc to bring your piece to realization.
Carmen Romero is known for coaching artists and helping them develop creations skills as well as their own signature work.
All sessions can be completely recorded.
Location: Sessions can take place in studio or via ZOOM or both.
Creative Coaching fees:
Fees include Studio time during coaching sessions. This also applies to Zoom clients as although you may not be in the physical studio, there are technical costs that essentially create the online environment.
1hour of studio rental for your own you use. Zoom clients will get and extra 15 minutes attached to their session.
1 hour $80.
4 hours $70/hrs = $280. Must be used in 6 weeks.
Must give 24 hours notice from the time of the scheduled session to cancel or reschedule.
Extra rehearsal studio time can be purchased at a discounted rate of 10hrs for $150.00 Small studio.
FLAMENCO DANCE and MUSIC COURSE OF STUDY AND TRAINING
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
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 with previous dance experience in flamenco will be placed according to teachers’ discretion.
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.
Drill Class Elementary level .
Augment training and learning by adding: Sevillanas and or Classical Spanish Dance and or Castanets and or Flamenco Theory.
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.
Advance Flamenco Dance
Int/Adv Flamenco Dance Props.
Technical Drill Class