Flamenco de Leeds

Flamenco for All

Aitana Grueso to Perform at Seven Arts!

We are delighted to present the UK debut of Madrid’s fresh young talent Aitana Grueso!

She’ll be performing at Seven on Thursday 21st July 2022, and tickets are already on sale…… don’t miss out – get yours today!

Callejondo come to Leeds

We are really excited to announce that on 7th December 2019 the wonderful Callejondo come to Leeds to perform a gig at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton!

Dancer Rebeca Ortega, guitarist Martin Revuelo Jnr and singer Alvaro Romero will bring Seville to Leeds with a show to open your eyes to professional flamenco.

Tickets are available via Seven Arts – don’t delay, book them before they are gone…..

Seven Arts poster Callejondo

Live Authentic Flamenco 14th September 2019!!

We are so happy to be welcoming back Natalia Garcia-Huidobro for an evening of wonderful flamenco plus a pre-concert workshop!!!Seven Arts poster bw

Flamenco Dance Classes – Autumn Term


It is that time again when we start missing our weekly classes and think about starting again in the autumn.
Having said a very sad farewell to the wonderful Luisa Galan, I am happy to confirm we have 2 new teachers starting in September and for the time being the classes will continue to be run by Flamenco de Leeds.

There are a few changes this term, but nothing too major other than our new teachers. I am happy to announce that Wednesday classes will be taught by Candy Kaiser and Friday classes will be taught by Allie Herrmann.

The term runs from Wednesday 4th September to Wednesday 11th December or Friday 6th September to Friday 13th December depending on your class. This makes it a 15 week term.

Friday classes at Mabgate Mills will change slightly as they will now be 2 hours instead of 1.5 hours. The first hour will be OPEN TECHNIQUE – OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS with Flamenco de Leeds FOR £7 PER CLASS.
Students attending other classes are welcome to attend for £10 per class.
We have been missing pure technique sessions and students of all level will find these valuable! I am waiting for confirmation from Dance Studio Leeds as to whether the technique sessions will be 5:30 to 6:30 or 6:00 to 7:00pm.
Choreography for regukar Friday students will follow as normal.

Payment as always is to be made to Flamenco de Leeds
Sort Code: 30-96-26
Account: 45097160

Teacher – Candy Kaiser
Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm at Yorkshire Dance Centre
15 week term = £120.00
Beginners can drop in at £10 per class if they want to try it out for the first time.

Teacher – Candy Kaiser
Wednesdays 8pm – 9:30pm at Yorkshire Dance Centre
15 week term = £150

Teacher – Allie Herrmann
Fridays 5:30 – 7:30pm OR 6 – 8pm (TBC)
Or students who just want to continue with the 1.5 hours 6 – 7:30 or 6:30 – 8pm (TBC)
15 week term 1.5 hour class = £150
15 week term 2 hour class = £190

Any students wanting to do the friday classes, let me know and I will explain in further detail how it will work once I have the times confirmed by the studio!
Anyone wanting to only drop into the occasional class or unable to attend more than 7 classes of the full term, please let me know.
If you wish to discuss the level you want to attend let me know and I am happy to find the right class for you.

I look forward to seeing you in September and continuing your Flamenco learning experience with you!

Any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch!

Juan Martin Dance Trio

Our friend Juan Martin returns to Leeds on 30th October 2019 with his Dance Trio. Join Juan at City Varieties for a wonderful event!
A truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and musician returns with a programme with artists direct from Andalucia, Spain.  This show is at the vanguard of modern flamenco and brings the elegant dance of Luisa Chichano and the prize winning singer Amparo Heredia ‘La Repompilla’ together with the intensity and emotion of one of the world’s finest guitarists.  

The cream of Spain’s dancers The Times. 

He has an absolute dominance of the guitar El Mundo.

Presented by Flamencovision

Tickets from £25.10

*Prices include a £1 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.


Leeds Flamenco Festival 2019!

Our Community Day performances have always been a really important part of the Festival and this year is no exception!

We have dance students, guitarists and guitar students and local performers coming along with some travelling from further afield too. This is all about inclusivity, performers will range from beginners to advanced and there is no hierarchy and no egos!! Just coming together to showcase what we have learned and what we love!

Tickets are available from Seven Arts at £6.50 each.

Community Day Seven ArtsPosterWow! The time is nearly upon us to welcome the wonderful Juan Martin to Leeds and open the Festival!

Juan is playing an intimate concert at Mill Hill Chapel on Friday 24th May, then  he will be delivering a Masterclass workshop for any enthusiast at any level on Saturday 25th May 2019.

Tickets are available via Jumbo records.

Juan poster


Hola everyone!

I have been finalised details for the Spring term and I can now give you the information you will need to book on. Unfortunately I have not been able to return classes to their previous times so they will remain as they are until I can get the studio space back.

This will be a 12 week term and wednesday classes will run from 9th January to 27th March. Friday classes will run from 11th January to 29th March.

Beginners: Wednesdays 7-8pm at Yorkshire Dance – £95.00
Intermediate: Fridays 6:00 – 7:30pm at Dance Studio Leeds – £115.00
Advanced: Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30pm at Yorkshire Dance – £115.00

Payment is preferred by bank transfer to:
Flamenco de Leeds
Account number – 45097160
Sort code: 30-96-26

Drop in sessions are available for beginners at £10 per session, however intermediate and advanced students will need to book a term unless arranged in advance. Please let me know if you wish to discuss this further, I will always try and accommodate any requests.

Also, any feedback you would like to pass on is always welcome. I want to make these classes work for you!

I look forward to seeing you all very soon, and wish you well on your Flamenco journey.

Kind regards

Vanessa Matthews
Flamenco de Leeds


Do you fancy coming to enjoy Flamenco with other enthusiasts? We are holding a Pena at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton on Saturday 19th January 2019 from 7pm in honour of our dear friend Ruth Tejado visiting from Madrid.

The evening is like a Flamenco open mic night, with performers of all ability and experience getting up and showing what they have been working on.

Ruth will also be leading a FREE workshop on Palmas and Cante at the beginning of the evening and we hope we will have lots of friendly faces to welcome Ruth back to Leeds for the weekend.

Tickets are just £5 on the door and all are welcome!

ruth seven artsposter


Hola and welcome to our first newsletter!
Firstly we’d just like to welcome all of our new friends and followers from the Leeds Flamenco Festival 2018. We are immensely proud that all of our hard work paid off and the Community Day ran smoothly. Trinity Arts and their team are just fantastic and we are really sad to see them close their doors. Also a big thank you to all of our wonderful community performers. We have received some brilliant feedback and the line up was memorable from start to finish.
Juan Martin and his ensemble as ever put on a spectacular show and we hope to facilitate his continued presence in Leeds and his support for the festival. Next year will see alternative venues and a possible alternative format but we will keep the spirit and ethos of the festival as much as possible.
Now to our up and coming exciting events! We have a few things in the pipeline which we will announce once all details are finalised, but we are thrilled to be able to announce the return of Natalia Garcia-Huidobro on the 7th July!!
We have a concert at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton with Natalia, guitarist Ramon Ruiz, and singer Julio Lopez at 8pm, with a pre-show workshop starting at 6:30pm. This workshop is presented by Natalia, and is suitable for complete beginners as well as enthusiasts alike. Tickets are available through Seven Arts and can be purchased through this link.
During the day we are also hosting workshops at Meanwood Community Centre. Natalia will be teaching a dance workshop from 12:00 – 14:00, this is aimed at intermediate/advanced level and the palos will be Cana. This workshop is £35 but we are offering an earlybird discount price of £30 if booked before 20th June 2018.
There is also a Cante (singing) workshop with Julio Lopez from 14:30 – 16:00 which is £20 or £15 under the earlybird offer.
Please email us if you are interested in the workshops and we will happily book you a space.
We really hope to see you at one of our events or workshops in the future, and look forward to bringing exciting Flamenco to you here in Leeds.
Until next time,
Vanessa and Emily
Flamenco de Leeds

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