[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Fall Flamenco Classes with Amy Schofield - La Eimi

Amy Schofield aschofield374 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 16:00:56 EDT 2017


Beginner Technique:  Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
Flamenco Para Niños:  Saturdays 12:00pm-1:00pm
Intermediate Technique:  Saturdays 1:00pm-2:30pm

WHERE: Sound Space
2511 W. Grirad Ave.  2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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For more info, visit www.LaEimi.com or email info at laeimi.com


Beginner Technique Class Description:  This class will center around
learning and improving students' understanding of the following core
flamenco dance principles:
Proper posture and body positioning (colocación)
Percussive footwork (zapateo); including the parts of the feet used to make
sound; the ball of the foot (planta), the heel (tacón), the whole foot
(golpe), and the point of the toe (punta)
Movement of the arms/port de bras (braceo) and the circular movement of the
hands (floreo)
Basic turns (vueltas)
Simple movement patterns that mark the beat (marcaje)
Two types of rhythmic hand-clapping (palmas sordas/palmas altas)
Basic understanding of select flamenco rhythms (palos)
Locomotor movements across the floor will combine skills of the upper and
lower body.

Flamenco Para Niños Class Description:  Children will learn basic flamenco
movements of the feet, arms, hands, and will begin to learn Sevillanas.
This class will also allow children to explore creative movement within a
flamenco framework and vocabulary. While students dance and create they
will simultaneously:
Develop kinesthetic awareness and intelligence by improving agility and
Develop a better understanding and respect for cultural dance.
Gain greater self-esteem through games that stretch their creativity and
problem solving skills.
Learn to work in groups to create and solve open-ended problems.

Intermediate Technique Class Description:  In this class, dancers will gain
a more thorough understanding of flamenco dance technique by learning:
More complex footwork (zapateo) to improve speed, agility, efficiency, and
strength.  The incorporation of select tap dance steps will expand
students' vocabulary and ability to express sounds and rhythms.
Larger variety of arm and hand work/port de bras (braceo)
More intricate movement patterns that mark the beat (marcaje)
Advanced turns (vueltas)
Locomotor movements across the floor will combine skills of the upper and
lower body.
Longer combinations of movement allow dancers to expand their ability to
memorize movement sequences and execute choreography.

Instructor Bio:  A New Orleans native, Amy Schofield began dancing at the
age of three.  After graduating from high school as class valedictorian,
and being named a semi-finalist for “Dance America Dancer of the Year”, Amy
went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she
began her flamenco education.  During her years at UArts, Amy had the
opportunity to work with choreographers such as Kun-Yang Lin, Scott
Jovovich, Anastasia Babayeva, Sara Procopio, and Helen Simoneau.  She
graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a
focus in ballet performance. Since then, she has made annual trips to Spain
to continue her flamenco studies in Sevilla, Madrid, and Jerez de la
Frontera.  Currently, Amy works as a teaching artist with both Flamenco
Vivo Carlota Santana in New York City and Flamenco Del Encuentro in
Philadelphia.  Amy’s teaching credits include the Philadelphia High School
for Creative and Performing Arts, community and private lessons throughout
the Philadelphia area, and arts education residencies in public schools
around New York City and North Carolina.  In addition to teaching, Amy has
had the honor of performing in such venues as the Merriam Theater in
Philadelphia, the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York
City, and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She has
shared the stage with esteemed flamenco artists such as Antonio Hidalgo,
Sonia Olla, Ismael Fernandez, Andres Heredia, and Pedro Sanz.  Amy performs
monthly tablao shows in Philadelphia with Flamenco Del Encuentro, and in
NYC as a member of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II.

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