Mini Festival on 6th and 7th February 2021
I don’t know how you are all managing to cope with lockdown, but one of the things I really miss is the connection we have when we meet and learn or practice Flamenco together.
Zoom classes have been a lifeline for many, others have struggled to connect with it and I completely understand!
However, I have been working hard with a group of incredible performers in Madrid to bring a mini festival to brighten up the dark days of winter lockdown.
The world works better when we work together, and this event is organised and brought to you in collaboration with Flamen.Co Newcastle and Allie Herrmann Flamenco@No48!!!
Whether you have been learning and performing Flamenco for many years, or if you are new to it and want to take a step into learning more, or just want to watch a show full of drama and passion there is something for EVERYONE!!!!
I have a number of packages available, there is a lot of information but please take a look and see if you fancy getting involved.
Saturday 6th February 2021
11:30 am – All About Flamenco – a 90 minute presentation via Zoom OPEN TO ALL
1:15 pm – Palmas 1 hour – OPEN TO ALL
2:30 pm – Cante with Ulises – Fandango OPEN LEVEL
3:45 pm – Guitar with Alejandro Pais – Alegrias & Bulerias de Cadiz
Dance with Natalia – Alegrias & Bulerias de Cadiz
Sunday 7th February 2021
12:00 pm – Palmas for 1 hour OPEN TO ALL
1:15 pm – Cante with Ulises Diaz with guitar. OPEN LEVEL
2:30 pm – Guitar with Alejandro Pais
3:45pm – Dance with Natalia Garcia Huidobro with guitar and cante
7:30 pm – CONCERT via Live youtube link with Zoom chat and follow up directly after.
Prices and Offers
Concert – £15
All About Flamenco presentation = £12
Concert & Presentation Offer = £23
Dance/Guitar/Cante/Palmas 1 session = £12
Dance/Guitar/Cante/Palmas both days = £22
2 sessions both days = £40
(Dance/Guitar/Cante or Palmas)
3 sessions both days = £45
(Dance/Guitar/Cante or Palmas)
Weekend Pass = £55
Access to all events!! This is a BARGAIN!!!!!!!!!
All About Flamenco – A 90 minute presentation via Zoom by Natalia Garcia-Huidobro and Ulises Diaz looking at the history and structure of Flamenco with live demonstrations. Also explaining important family trees and how the language works within the structure of cante, and how it rose in popularity from cafe cantantes to tablaos. Suitable for everyone!
Palmas – a 1 hr Zoom class demonstrating the clapping rhythms in Flamenco. Have a go at keeping compas and creating contra patterns. Suitable for everyone!
Cante – a 1 hr Zoom singing class each day with Ulises Diaz learning a Fandangos song. Sunday session has guitar accompaniment. No previous experience needed – suitable for everyone!
Guitar – a 1 hr Zoom class each day with Alejandro Pais learning Alegrias and Bulerias de Cadiz
Dance – a 1 hr pre-recorded session each day with Natalia Garcia-Huidobro to keep, with a Zoom session to follow and discuss. 2nd session with guitar and cante accompaniment!
Also learning Alegrias and Bulerias de Cadiz.
I have attached all of the posters with information about the performers and each workshop, feel free to share!!!
For bookings please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what sessions you wish to attend. Payment is made ideally via bank transfer to Flamenco de Leeds, Sort code: 30-96-26, Account: 45097160.
If you can’t pay via bank transfer get in touch and we can find an alternative.
Any questions, please get in touch.
Looking forward to enjoying Flamenco with you one way or another!
Here are details of our current Flamenco Dance Classes running in Leeds.
Please note the social distancing measures for using the studios…..
If you have ANY symptoms of Covid-19 you must not attend the class. If you test positive after attending you must inform me so that I can take the necessary measures to inform the studio.You must not arrive more than 10 minutes before your class starts.Yorkshire Dance changing room has a limit of 8 people, please observe this at all times.Please wash your hands or sanitise on arrival.Please note you may have your temperature taken on arrival at either studio.Do not get closer than 1 metre to any reception desk, there will be markers in place to help you.Please do not congregate in reception of either studio.Mask are recommended but not mandatory.
Fridays – 5:50pm – 7:20pm with Allie Herrmann at Dance Studio Leeds. OPEN LEVEL
Wednesdays – 7:15pm – 8:45pm with Ariana Armenakas at Yorkshire Dance. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL
Our Friday evening class with Allie Herrmann is now currently fully subscribed pending payments, so if you wish to attend let me know so I can put you on the list.
We still have some spaces in the Wednesday advanced class with Ariana Armenakas, this class is for those students who have studied to an intermediate or advanced level, can differentiate between palos and want to be pushed to work at a higher level.
There will be a beginners class starting in January with Ariana, this will be limited to 11 spaces and there are already students interested. Do let me know if you wish to join us!!
Our Friday class starts on Friday 11th September and will run for 15 weeks until 18th December. This course will be £150 payable in advance to Flamenco de Leeds, sort code: 30-96-26, Account: 45097160 or contact me if you are unable to pay via bank transfer.
Our Wednesday class starts on Wednesday 23rd September and runs for 13 weeks until 16th December. This course will be £130 payable in advance to the same bank details.
I am so excited to see you again, and to meet our new students in January!! If I can be of any further help please let me know. I am happy to discuss any issues and support your participation in any way I can. Kind regards Vanessa
It has taken me a while to be able to sit down and write the mailshot since our time of isolation, for that I must firstly apologise.
I hope this email finds everybody coping with the current lockdown. These are extraordinary times and I have found it difficult to take in what is happening let alone adjust! But we must try, and I have been finding ways to continue to bring Flamenco in a positive way and keep a structured approach.
It has been with much sadness that all of the summer events have been cancelled.This Saturday would have been our weekend with Marcos Morales, Ramon Ruiz and Carlos Lobo, but I have provisionally rearranged their visit for 31st October all being well. We will have to wait and see when we are in a position to feel comfortable to gather again and flight restrictions are lifted.
I have arranged for this Saturday our friend Jose to play and sing live on the Flamenco de Leeds facebook page from 7:30pm. If you attended the Grand Pena on 25th January you will remember Jose!!
This is a pay as you feel situation, you can donate to artists in lockdown if you can afford it.
Jose will also be teaching some Cante classes in the coming weeks, come and learn how structure works and sing along!
Weekly classes are returning!!
I have looked at many options for running the classes but it seems that Zoom is the way to go.
As we are not paying for studio fees we are offering a £5 rate for classes just to ensure the teachers are paid for their choreography and continued support.
Allie will be keeping the friday sessions going as they have been, and Candy is continuing the Wednesday sessions.
Most people seem to want the times kept the same to keep the routine as it was, please let me know if you have any alternative ideas or preference about this.
I will also be offering a new Advanced level class with Antonio Villena Gonzalez for those who want to be pushed harder! Day and time to be confirmed…..
Antonio was going to be teaching for me here in Leeds but had to return to Spain before lockdown. With his return unlikely, we need regular teachers who are present to fully support and nurture once we are back in the studios.
Classes will start next week, get in touch if you want to dance with us again!
One of our dearest and loyal supporters Natalia Garcia-Huidobro has put together some workshops and classes and will be coming to us live from Chile to deliver a series of unmissable sessions!!
Natalia is an incredible teacher and will be teaching structure and theory, along with choreography for dancers.
The theory and structure will be useful for everyone!!
I will be setting up events for Natalia in the coming weeks to begin in May.
I hope to hear from you all very soon, I have missed everyone very much and seeing people via a screen is better than not at all.
Flamenco de Leeds