March 19, 2017

Flamenco is one of those dance forms where your enjoyment increases, the more you know.  With more knowledge, understanding, skill and confidence, you find each class a more joyful and fulfilling experience. 

Learning is gradual in Flamenco.  You may feel as i...

March 14, 2017

Everyone should do something amazing at least once a year.  Something that challenges you, excites you and something that you'll remember for years to come.

It would be pretty amazing to travel to Spain and take a Flamenco dance course in the home of Flamenco during the...

March 9, 2017

There's a saying you probably know - "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail" and I've always found that to be true.  Anything that's worth doing well needs to be prepared for.  

Way before I set foot in the dance studio I've prepared my class.  It's not...

March 1, 2017

Dance steps.

Learning them, practising them, knowing them, understanding them. Anyone who attends dance classes, workshops or short courses  of any type (not just Flamenco dance) will know what a massive and important subject this is. And yet, so few people seem to talk...

February 28, 2017

From time to time we teachers are asked if we teach "those things you hold in your hands", "clackers", "clacky things"......"you know, maracas!"  There's two answers to these questions (not counting the rude answer which of course we'd never use!) which are "yes" and "...

December 28, 2016

In the last few years it's become more and more common for non-Spanish dance students to move to Spain to study Flamenco seriously.  Usually these are students who are already some of the best in their class in their own country and feel that they are capable of much m...

September 21, 2016

Do YOU speak Spanish?  If you do you’re probably be familiar with the word Jaleo. 

Actually that’s not true.  If you speak Spanish but have never had anything at all to do with the world of Flamenco there’s a very good chance that you won’t even have heard of the w...

September 14, 2016

 

For 10 years I ran Camino Holidays, our sister company.  Camino Holidays organised Flamenco holidays in Andalucia.  This story dates from about 9 years ago when we hadn't been in business very long and in order to raise our public profile and get more publicity in the...

September 11, 2016

I’m not going to start this blog by discussing why anyone goes to a dance class, that would take too long and be a whole blog to itself, but I do know that people love to dance do it for a variety of different reasons.

For some people it’s all about learning new dances...

September 6, 2016

In Spain it’s quite normal to be asked “are you a Flamenco?” and what they mean by that is “are you a Flamenco dancer or musician or someone who neither dances, plays or sings,  but loves Flamenco and go to as many shows as possible and surrounds yourself with Flamenco...

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