Flamenco 101

Years ago when I was a student at Stage Door Studio in Bakersfield, California, I had the opportunity to learn a small bit of Flamenco.  My teacher, an amazing tap dancer, had a knack for teaching just about every form of dance you can think of - even the infamous "tap on toe!"

To this day I remember the footwork she taught us.  It was exciting and challenging and lots of fun.  Even though I never mastered the castanets, Flamenco holds a special place in my heart.  Maybe it's also because as a young girl, my family traveled to Mexico City where we saw the beautiful Ballet Folklorico perform with their swirling skirts, passionate footwork, and thrilling music!

All this is to say that I have a wonderful opportunity to tell you about.  On Saturday, September 23rd (12:30 - 2:30pm), our own Madaya Eakins will teach a FLAMENCO 101 class not only for CBS students, but also for our Classical Ballet School friends that would like to experience this wonderful art form.

Madaya is an accomplished Flamenco dancer and a super fun teacher.  She's definitely way more cool than I am!  Be sure to read more about Madaya on our FACULTY page and watch this video of her performing.

I hope you will join us this Saturday and BRING A FRIEND!

As always...HAPPY DANCING!

Ms. Julie



Saturday, 23 September

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Open to ages 11yrs - Adult.

Classical Ballet School adults may use one punch of their Dance Card for the class.  There is no additional charge for the class to school-age CBS students.  The guest drop-in fee for the 2-hour class is $25 (cash or check made out to the school).  EARLY BIRD GUEST DISCOUNT: Click the button below for a $5 discount.  Type the code FLAMENCO in the subject line of the contact form before midnight Thursday, September 21st to reserve your space in the class at the discounted rate of $20!

The class will begin with a 30 minute ballet barre warm-up.  If you have character shoes and a character skirt you will definitely want to wear them.  If not, you may wear jazz or ballet shoes.

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