This course is for all levels. We will cover basic castanet vocabulary, drills traditional techniques are learnt, becoming the principal learning in class. A traditional choreography will be mounted to complement the technical skills.
Please note*** Due to time constraints we have had to reduce this class to 30 minutes. Starting 5.30pm - 6pm. Apologies in advance.
Castanets (Made in Spain, Intermediate level) can be purchased through the instructor at retail price of $60 AUS.
"The challenges when constructing a new language are always present and dance dialogue is no easy feat. The time needed for learning this craft varies between individuals requiring a high level of self-patience and innate humility. I produce and nurture artists without time constraints and will nurture your learning from the onset. Flamenco changes the perspective of life, bringing your inner voice, the spirit, to the forefront. Flamenco is beyond physical development alone because it addresses the whole self. Enjoy the learning; enjoy the journey.
I look forward to sharing time discovering you, with you".
The Flamenco Australia™ agency manages some of the most recognized professionals in the industry across the Asia Pacific and Spain today. As well as bringing out guest teachers from Spain, we also promote developing students and provide opportunities in dance performance and teaching careers within the academy and our performance groups.
Founded in 1999 by our director, Marina Tamayo, Flamenco Australia™ runs classes in 3 studios across Sydney, with 3 teachers and has now grown to become one of the largest flamenco dance schools in Australia.
Flamenco is suitable for all ages, no partner required, with regular classes for the absolute beginner to the most advanced of students. We ensure you learn flamenco according to its authentic, styles, roots and culture. Both men and women are welcome.
IN FLAMENCO DANCE YOU GAIN; fitness, confidence, spiritual reflection, artistic outlet for expression, balance in life, improved posture, co-ordination and memory, immersed in the Spanish culture, attend social gatherings with like-minded women and men; meet new and interesting friends.
Duration: 60 Minutes per session June 10 to July 8, 5:30 PM - 6PM July 15 to August 12, 5:30 PM - 6PM August 19 to September 15, 5:30 PM - 6PM September 23 to October 21, 5:30 PM - 6PM October 28 to November 25, 5:30 PM - 6PM
- Balance in life, improved posture, co-ordination and memory
- Confidence, spiritual reflection and Artistic outlet for expression
- Traditional dance and structure; theory of castanet playing
- Improved memory, co-ordination and balance
- Spanish immersion - Culture exposure
- Intermediate level in Flamenco dance posture, arm and foot work
- Tradiational Flamenco dance routine
- Comfortable low heeled shoes (no high nor thin heels)
- Water bottle
- Long flowy skirt (female), long pants (male)
Appropriate dance wear and comfortable shoe
Absolute Beginners - No experience
Vendor since 2016
Flamenco Australia™ has been operating on the northern beaches of NSW (Avalon, Brookvale) for 18 years and has expanded its services to Allambie, Freshwater, Hobart, Moonah and the CBD of Sydney City . On offer are Dance and Music classes, private and group tuition. Also available are Professional Flamenco artists in Dance & Music for Theatre, Film, Festivals, Corporate & Special Events, Fashion Shows, and Television worldwide.
Flamenco Australia™ boasts Australia's premiere flamenco performance group. Under heavy demand, the troupe consists of professional flamenco artists and invited guests from Spain to perform as Flamenco del Mar and Hernandez Tamayo Spanish Dance theatre with Directors Aitor Sanzano and Marina Tamayo.