Pasión y Arte Conservatory

Winter Class Schedule

Adult Basic Beginner Class
Saturdays 11am-12:30pm

 

The beginning student is introduced to simpler palos (rhythm families) through a series of specific studies:

  • Flamenco posture
  • Torso and shoulder exercises for the flamenco movement
  • Exercising the wrist, palm and fingers (hand movements)
  • Exercising the head and arms
  • Basic head and arm positions
  • Exercising the hips
  • Putting the exercises into sequence
  • Postures for footwork and basic blows
  • Sequences of footwork with body and skirt movement to the various flamenco rhythms
  • Exercises of palmas (hand clapping) to increase rhythmic understanding
  • Sequences of movements with application of all the above in the various flamenco palos and cante

Beginner
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm

The advanced beginner has some experience in Flamenco and understands concepts of the posture, arm and hand positions. Building on these concepts we will explore connecting all these components to larger phrases por alegrias, tangos and bulerias de Cadiz. We will study different palmas to the various palos and incorporate footwork technique with arms and body movements.

Intermediate/Advanced
Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm with live accompaniment

Further and more in depth study of the various flamenco palos (rhythm families), including Soleares, Alegrias, Seguiriyas, Guajiras.  Understanding the compas (rhythmic unit) of the various palos. Students use the arm and footwork techniques they have acquired in BEGINNING FLAMENCO and apply them to the more complex choreographic elements:

  • Strengthening the student’s familiarity with the compass using more difficult footwork techniques
  • Creating more complex arm movements and coordinating them with the footwork
  • Understanding the structure of a dance
  • Learning to comprehend the communication between singer, dancer, and guitarist that takes place in a dance and the structure of a dance
  • Beginning to understand the concept of improvisation by applying all of the above.
All adult classes taught by Pasión y Arte Artistic Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca. The cost per class is $15 or you can purchase a 6-class card for $78 (to be used within 3 months).  Student and professional scholarship and discounts available upon request. All classes are held at the 6411 Overbrook Garage Studio, Philadelphia, PA 19151.

*NEW CHILDREN’S CLASS with MONICA CRAUN Saturdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

In this Children’s Flamenco class we will be focusing 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 FlKidsamenco as we explore the different rhythms of Tangos and Bulerias. An understanding of the rhythms, music, palmas and a basic understanding of Flamenco technique will be a great introduction to this art form for children of all ages.

The cost per class is $12 or you can purchase a 6-class card for $60 (to be used within 3 months).  Student scholarships and discounts available upon request. All classes are held at the 6411 Overbrook Garage Studio, Philadelphia, PA 19151.

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