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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Continuing Beginners 7:00. Some experience required.
Continuing Beginners 12:45-2:15
$90 (6 Weeks Session).
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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.
Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:00PM
Saturday 12:00 - 12:30PM
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$90 (6 Weeks Session).$10 Drop-in.
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 Summer!
Tuition is $15 per class.
We'll meet Wednesdays from 5:15-5:45pm and Saturdays at 11:30am.
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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