[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] 2 New Flamenco Classes!

Pasión y Arte info at pasionyarteflamenco.org
Mon Sep 4 22:54:25 EDT 2017

Pasion y Arte Flamenco is offering 2 new flamenco classes in addition to
our regular classes!

Classes begin September 6th at the Overbrook Garage Studio.

Visit www.pasionyarteflamenco.org for more info.

*Fall Children’s Flamenco Classes*
Ages 4-7
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm & Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm
Taught by Monica Craun

This class will focus on the basic technique of footwork, body alignment
and movement of the upper body, arms and hands. The children will also be
exposed to some of the cultural history of flamenco as the different
rhythms of Tangos and Bulerias are explored. An understanding of the
rhythms, music, palmas and a basic understanding of flamenco technique will
be a great introduction to this artform for children of all ages.

Cost: $12 or 6 classes for $60

Bio: Monica Craun is a performer and a choreographer with training in
classical and world dance forms. She received a Bachelors of Art in Dance
from the University of New Mexico and has experience in Flamenco, Ballet,
Jazz, Contemporary, various African diaspora dance styles, Tahitian, Belly
Dance and Latin dance styles. She has taught and performed in United States
and Brazil and traveled to Spain, Cuba, Brazil and Egypt to study various
folkloric dance styles. She has taught and choreographed at social projects
in Salvador Bahia Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Ouidah, Benin and Miami,

*Basic Beginner*
Thursday 7-8:30pm
Taught by Sara Candela

Cost: $15 or 6 classes for $78

Bio: Sara Candela began studying flamenco at age 17 in Washington, DC, with
Ana Martinez, master teacher from Sevilla, Spain. She has performed in many
theaters, universities, festivals, private parties, and choreographed for
the Discovery Theater at the Smithsonian Institution, Gala Hispanic
Theater, and local high school musical productions. Sara taught adult and
youth flamenco classes from 1997 - 2005.  In 2005 Sara moved to Santiago,
Chile  where she performed with the best Chilean flamenco artists
and taught regular classes. Sara is drawn to and teaches flamenco from the
gitano-andaluz tradition.  Her classes focus on musicality and compas in
addition to technique and choreography.


In 2008, PyA Artistic and Executive Director Elba Hevia y Vaca launched the
PyA Conservatory to provide a disciplined environment for preserving and
teaching the formal structures of flamenco in an emotionally supportive
environment. Hevia y Vaca is a senior adjunct at F&M and at Temple

*Beginner Level*
Saturdays 10:30am-12pm

*Beginning students are introduced to simpler palos (rhythm families)
through a series of specific studies.

*Intermediate Level*
Wednesdays 8-9:30pm & Saturdays 1-2:30pm

*Intermediate students should have a few years of experience in flamenco
and understand the concepts of posture, arm, hand positions and footwork

*Intermediate/Advanced Level*
Mondays 7-9:00pm

*This level involves more in depth study of the various flamenco palos
(rhythm families), including Soleares, Alegrias, Seguiriyas and Guajiras.
Must have a least 3-5 years of previous flamenco experience.

*Sevillanas-All Levels*
Wednesdays 7-8:00pm & Saturdays 12-1:00pm

Sevillanas are a type of folk music and dance of Seville and its
region. Sevillanas are danced by couples of all ages and sexes during
celebrations (fiestas or ferias), often by whole families and towns.
Sevillana choreography is very stable and knowing it is very useful, this
is why those intending to dance flamenco usually start by learning
sevillanas; they are easier to master and there are more occasions for
practice and training.

For more information visit: www.pasionyarteflamenco.org

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