About Flamenco Worcester

Flamenco Worcester is a group of flamenco aficionados, students and performers building a community of dancers in Central Massachusetts. Our goal is to showcase this powerful, classical Spanish art form to our region, promoting our love for a dance that is passionate, disciplined and elegant!

One can begin flamenco at any time – no partner or dance experience is necessary. Flamenco is for everyone…male and female, all ages and body types. It is a particularly powerful tool for women and girls, helping build self-esteem and a positive body image.

Flamenco Worcester is led by Edmy Ortiz who, two years before finalizing herArchitectural studies Edmy decided to join the Academy of Spaniard Dance "El PatioAndaluz" (2001), where she learned the basics of Flamenco "Sevillanas, Castanuelas y Tecnicas de Clasico Español" all under the training of Paquita Acosta (Spanish dancer, bailadora). In 2003 she moved to Massachusetts where she decided to continue perusing dance; now under the training of the admired Maestro Ramon De Los Reyes. Mrs. Ortiz has also integrated herself into worshops from Issac and Nino De Los Reyes,  Soledad Barrio, La Lupi, Pastora Galvan and Omayra Amaya. She is an experienced and talented instructor who has performed with the renowned Ramon De Los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre in Boston. Known for her patience, humor and passion, Edmy is an ideal teacher for both children and adults – from beginners to advanced.

We have a new studio in Worcester and are excited to share news about our new classes, performances and events, as well as flamenco news from around the state. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/flamencocaribe to receive regular updates and join our growing community!

We are available for performances, demonstrations, Spanish theme private parties, workshops, school residencies and more! 

For a private event reservation for your upcoming event, please contact us for a quote and availability then CLICK HERE to submit your deposit! 


 

DANCE CLASSES

Why Flamenco?

Burn some calories, reduce stress, create a hobby and meet fun people while exploring the fundamentals of the Flamenco Dance and learn about a new culture and way of life.

Also...

Build your confidence while increasing your overall muscle strength and brain health.

Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and improve your mind body coordination through integrated movements.

Improve your rhythm... and expand your knowledge of a different culture while learning to express yourself individually.

Challenge your brain by continually building new neurological connections.

  • Feel Happy! Exercise and repetitive movement have been found to increase serotonin in the brain. [There is a lot of repetitive movement in every class.]
  • Practice expressing your feelings. Learn to listen to and follow your instincts.
  • Being part of a positive learning community - perhaps one of my favorite benefits – We have fun doing this!

Besides is a perfect excuse to wear big elegant earrings, put a flower in your head and put on those bright red shoes and lipstick you were always afraid to wear in public.  If you’re thinking, I’m too old to start this now. Not so. Most of the students begin studying flamenco as adults and quickly become hooked on this art form which they might not have known a lot about before. 

Flamenco Dance Classes for Adults

Flamenco classes focuses on strong footwork, upper body coordination, understanding flamenco music and compás, castanets, proper posture and breathing. We will begin to develop the muscle strength and dance skills necessary for flamenco dance as we learn a new choreography. 

Mondays 

Beginners 6:30pm

Saturday

Beginners 12:45-1:45pm 

TUITION

$90 (6 Weeks Session).

$20 Drop-in

Pre-registration:

Go to: http://form.jotform.us/form/40444753949161

Pay online visiting

http://mkt.com/edmy-ortiz/flamenco-classes

 

 

 

FlamenKiddos!

Flamenco music and dancing is an important aspect of traditional Spanish culture. FlamenKiddos will introduce your children to the beautiful formal folk dance and music of Spain. Girls and boys will not only get to know flamenco music, rhythm, coordination and movement skills they will enjoy making noise in a bilingual environment! We incorporate a variety of flamenco dancer-themed craft projects into our lesson plan for an entertaining, educational outlet for our students.

 Mondays 6:00-6:30PM

 Saturday 12:00 - 12:30PM

 Pre-registration:

Go to: http://form.jotform.us/form/40444753949161

Pay online visiting

http://mkt.com/edmy-ortiz/flamenco-classes

 TUITION

$90 (6 Weeks Session, twice a week).

$10 Drop-in.

Cajon Lessons x Kids & Teens

Join the fun and learn how to play Cajon with professional percussionist Thomas Wilson! Our music instructor will work with cajon students as young as four years old to help them learn the basics of patterns, rhythm and song structure.

Our students will learn with proper technique, how to keep and maintain a beat and how to play with other people in a band. They will also get the opportunity to perform for small live audiences at the end of the session!

Tuition is $15 per class. 
We'll meet Mondays from 5:30-6pm
Reserve your spot by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Space is limited, RSVP today!

About the instructor:
Thomas grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts at Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Per­cus­sion Per­for­mance and Com­po­si­tion. While at UMass, Thomas pre­sented two full solo recitals and per­formed with numer­ous ensem­bles, earn­ing the role of sec­tion leader in the UMass Min­ute­man March­ing Band his senior year. His pas­sion for march­ing band led to his par­tic­i­pa­tion in Drum Corps Inter­na­tional for four years, cul­mi­nat­ing in his being named sec­tion leader of the Cadets Front Ensem­ble. Thomas is a pro­fes­sional per­cus­sion­ist and music edu­ca­tor, as well as an arranger and com­poser. He is cur­rently the Direc­tor of the Shep­herd Hill Win­ter Per­cus­sion and Shep­herd Hill Show Choir Pit Bands, Assis­tant Direc­tor of the Shep­herd Hill March­ing Band, and music arranger for numer­ous schools across the country.

 


 

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