CONSERVATORY CLASSES

Flamenco Boot Camp!
June 25th-July 30th! No classes July 4th
At the Garage Overbrook studio
(6411 Overbrook Avenue, philly 19151)
All classes taught by Elba Hevia y Vaca, Artistic Director of Pasión y Arte.

This summer Pasión y Arte is pleased to offer a range of classes for both the beginner and the advanced dancers – no prior flamenco experience is required. Students will learn specific exercises to strengthen their feet, and increase stamina and musicality. Other exercises will focus on facilitating fluidity and expression in the arms and hands. Students will also practice “palmas” technique to various flamenco rhythms – a unique style of handclapping to flamenco music that is essential form of percussion used to punctuate and accentuate the song and dance. Lastly, students will learn specific exercises to help in their understanding and development of “flamenco colocacion” and body alignment.

Flamenco is expressive, physical, and engaging. We look forward to sharing this love of dance and movement with you this summer!

Basic Beginners/Palos 
Saturdays, 10-11:45 am
Introduction to the various flamenco “palos” (family rhythms) through,

▪ Colocacion: upper and lower body placement
▪ Braceo: basic arm movements
▪ Taconeo: footwork patterns
▪ Marcaje: marking patterns
▪ Palmas: hand-clapping
▪ Vueltas: turns
▪ Choreography- phrase work that will help you understand the structure of the various palo’s

Advanced Beginners/Sevillanas
Saturdays, 12pm-1:30pm
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Technique for increasing complexities and speed in footwork, upper body stylization, incorporating full body expression in choreography. Included in this level,

▪ Palmas,
▪ Musicality of palos
▪ More depth of understanding compás with various palos.

Additional study of Sevillanas.  Sevillanas are a type of folk music and dance of Seville and its region. They were derived from the Seguiriya, an old Castilian folk music and dance genre. In the nineteenth century they were influenced by Flamenco. They have a relatively limited musical pattern but are rich in lyrics based on country life, virgins, country towns, neighborhoods, pilgrimage, and lore.

Intermediate/Advanced
Mondays, 7-8:30pm

There is a $15 drop in fee, or purchase a 6 class card for $78.
Student and professional scholarship and discounts available upon request.

All classes are held at the 6411 Overbrook Garage Studio, Philadelphia, PA 19151.
For more information, contact info@pasionyarte.org.

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This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.