From 5 to 6 years old
Classes are held at Pinecrest Community Center.
This class introduces the students to the Flamenco dance. Thought creative tempo and rhythm games, the students will learn the proper techniques. Also, the students will learn proper postures and alignments.
Purple leotard with a red stripe, black flamenco skirt, and flamenco shoes. Uniforms are available for purchase before and after the class.
Students must have hair up and away from your neck and face to create an elegant line. A bun is always our preferred hairstyle.
No Jewelry (except small stud earrings). Dangling earrings and hoops are strictly forbidden due to safety reasons.
Students’ progress through these flamenco levels similar to grades in an academic school; however, all students move at different rates. Some spend more than two years in one level while the mind and the body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the flamenco technique appropriate for each level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then the student is moved to the next level after passing the end of year test. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way, the student begins to assimilate the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of flamenco.
There is a recommended number of hours per week for each level to keep up with the class. The more hours devoted to practice each week will generally increase advancement through the levels more rapidly than those devoting less time to study.