Flamenco Classes For Beginners and Experienced Dancers Alike
At Centro Flamenco La Fuente we pride ourselves on offering a relaxed and friendly environment which is never intimidating, in which all of your energy can be focussed on developing your skills.
We also keep our class sizes to a minimum, meaning that we can give one-to-one personal attention wherever possible.
We offer flamenco classes suitable for all levels of experience, spanning beginner, intermediate and advanced level experience. All flamenco classes take place in our own purpose-built Flamenco studio in the beautiful village of Capileira.
When you book your holiday with us we’ll contact you to discuss in more detail which classes will be most suitable for you, but the following is a guide to levels of tuition we provide:
This course is for those who have never danced flamenco before, or for those who have danced sevillanas or had a few flamenco lessons but have never managed to master the basic foot tapping technique (zapateado).
This course is for those who have been dancing flamenco for two or three years regularly, and have mastered the basic foot tapping technique. They may possibly already have danced tangos, alegrías or soleá, or only one of these various styles.
This course is only for those who have been dancing regularly for at least five or six years. Usually the participants have danced several of the palos, or styles and can catch on quickly to the new steps. They need to have experience dancing tangos, alegrías, soleá, and bulerías.
All classes are divided into two sections:
Technique: During this part of the class we deal with the coordination of different parts of the body, and the consolidation of fundamental flamenco concepts.
Choreography: This focuses on the staging of choreography for different flamenco styles, ie. seguiriyas, soleá, soleá por bulerías, alegrías, etc.
Timetable of flamenco lessons throughout the week
Our flamenco holidays run from Sunday to Saturday, with classes taking place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Depending on your level, you will be placed either in the morning or afternoon classes, giving you half the day free for any other activities you wish to take part in.
The schedule will adapt to the needs of the client
During the weeks where all students attending the school are at the same level, classes will take place in the morning.
On Friday evening we hold an informal get-together with all of our students, with wine and soft drinks provided, to review and enjoy what each student has learned in the week. We will be accompanied (subject to availability) by a flamenco guitarist and singer.
An optional excursion is also available to a local Flamenco club/bar (subject to availability), where dinner and a live performance of Flamenco can be enjoyed.
Again, please note that the cost of this excursion will be in addition to the basic price of your holiday.
What do I need to bring?
If you have a pair of dancing shoes, bring those with you. If you don't have any, don't worry as we can provide some for you. The price is 140 €; give us your size and colour preference when booking your holiday.