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.
- 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 in NSW for 23 years. It operates across Australia, promoting Spanish culture through dance and music. There are regular classes offered in Mosman, CBD of Sydney City, South Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide. Also, FA is an agency representing 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.
Flamenco Australia requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Flamenco Australia to organise a refund or transfer
There are no refunds offered once the course has started however you may make any class missed within the same month. Please note make up classes do not follow into the next month. Please do not ask me 3 months after.