Questions? 404-966-1347 calogitano@gmail.com

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Flamenco Classes

Click here for general course information

Download Registration Form

To register for classes in Alpharetta, click here

Beginner Courses

Click here to view course details

Description:

For students with no flamenco dancing experience (Beginner 101) to students with less than two years of flamenco dancing experience (Beginner 102-104).

Beginner 101 and 102 (Flamenco Class)
Our Beginner 101 (no experience required) and 102 classes will help you build a strong foundation in flamenco by focusing on footwork and proper technique for body and arm movements, and by teaching you a popular dance called Sevillanas. Las Sevillanas is a Spanish folk dance that is generally done with partners, but you do not need a partner to learn this festive and social dance! The dance consists of four distinct segments that have an almost choreographed look to them, and the dance is commonly seen at parties and festivals in Seville, Spain.

Beginner 103 and 104 (Flamenco Class)
After establishing a strong flamenco foundation, you will really be prepared to be introduced to the flamenco 12-count beat, and learn more challenging footwork and flamenco steps. In these classes, you will learn how to dance to a traditional flamenco 12-count beat by studying a dance called Fandangos de Huelva. El Fandango is a very old style of dance. There are many types of Fandangos, and the type that we will be teaching in this class is very popular in the Huelva region of Spain. The dance is somewhat flirtatious, with movements that can be associated with one person trying to attract another.

Footwork and Arm Work Técnica Class (Flamenco Class)
This is a one-hour supplemental class that meets weekly and that is appropriate for students of ALL LEVELS. The class can be taken in connection with any of our regular courses in order to continue to give students of all levels the continued technical training that they need to continually improve their flamenco dancing. During the first 30 minutes of the class, we will work on intensive footwork exercises. In order to make sure that students of all skill levels can execute these footwork exercises, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer. The final 30 minutes of the class will be devoted to doing arm work to increase shoulder strength, upper body technique to improve posture, and techniques that will help you project strength during your dance so that you will not only look stronger, but also BE stronger as a flamenco dancer.

Course Fees:

$240 Full Course.
When paying in two installments: Your first payment will be $120 (which is due at the time of registration). The remaining $120 will be paid via automatic bank deduction six weeks into the course.
 

 

Caló Dance Studio

Map & Directions
404-966-1347 Register Now

Summer 2015

 

Flamenco Beginner 101 Class (No experience required) - Progressive Class

Mondays 6:00pm- 7:30pm
April 27th - July 20th
No Class on Monday June 15th

Class Description
Our Beginner 101 (no experience required) and 102 classes will help you build a strong foundation in flamenco by focusing on footwork and proper technique for body and arm movements, and by teaching you a popular dance called Sevillanas. Las Sevillanas is a Spanish folk dance that is generally done with partners, but you do not need a partner to learn this festive and social dance! The dance consists of four distinct segments that have an almost choreographed look to them, and the dance is commonly seen at parties and festivals in Seville, Spain.

Summer Class Pass - Classes

Footwork/Arm Work Técnica Class (Just for Beginners 101-104 - i.e. anyone with less than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco dancing experience)

Wednesdays 10:00am 11:30am
April 29th - July 15th (No class on Wednesday June 16th)
and
Tuesdays 7:30pm -9:00pm (Only 8 Classes)
April 28th - May5th - May 12th - June 23rd - June 30th - July 7th - July 14th - July 21st

Class Description
During this class, we will focus on intensive footwork exercises, arm work, and upper body technique. In order to make sure that all students can execute the footwork exercises properly, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer. We will also be doing arm work exercises to increase shoulder strength; working on upper body technique to improve posture; and incorporating techniques that will help you project strength during your dance so that you will not only look stronger, but also BE stronger as a flamenco dancer.
 

Flamenco "Flavor" for Upper Body ( All Levels)

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 7:30pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th

Class Description
This is a great class for students of all levels. This class will work with simple steps and movements, but will focus on adding that essential element of flamenco body "flavor" that will make your steps truly look FLAMENCO when you are dancing them! We will work with the shoulders, arms, hips, your flamenco skirt, your torso, and more to make sure that every movement that you make projects the power and beauty of an elegant flamenco dance.
Come to class ready to push your body to learn and master new movements, and let's dance with SABOR (flavor)!!!


Training with Castañuelas and an Abanico (All Levels)

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 27th - July 20th
No Class on Monday June 15th

Class Description
This class is for designed to help ALL students who want to dance with castanets and with an abanico, which includes students who have taken one of our castanets and fan courses in the past AND those students who would be taking this class for the first time. No matter at what level you are currently playing castanets and using an abanico, this class is designed to give you the tools and the practice that you need to take your technique to the next level.
We will use the first 30 minutes of each class to focus on practice exercises and technique. Then, during the next hour we will put what you have learned in the first part of the class to the test by creating short sequences that incorporate what you have been practicing and connect it with your dancing.
The more that you train, the better you will do. So, the idea is for us to be able to offer this class to all of our students every summer so that every year our students will continue to get better and better at playing castanets and dancing with a fan. Let THIS summer and every summer be a time to keep growing in your flamenco dancing and technique! Let's learn how to play castanets and dance with a fan.


Footwork and Palmas Técnica Class (All Levels)

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
April 28th - July 21st
No Class on Tuesday June 16th

Class Description
During this class, we will focus on intensive footwork exercises and proper flamenco technique. In order to make sure that all students can execute the footwork exercises properly, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer.
We will also work with different flamenco rhythms and train our palmas (claps) to make them stronger. As a part of our training, we will learn how to use our palmas as an effective tool to support dancers and musicians, and we will incorporate contra rhythm claps and exercises to give students more confidence in mastering complex flamenco rhythms.

 

Flamenco Singing and Dancing por Fiesta (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
In this 12-week course, Caló Gitano instructors Kevin Wilson and Malita Belloso will team up to bring you a unique and interconnected flamenco experience that you won’t want to miss!
You will learn, not only how to sing some bulerías por fiesta, but also how complement your singing with exciting dance sequences. You can execute your dance while another person is singing or even after you have finished singing a letra (verse) yourself! This will be a class like no other, and one that will DEFINITELY get you ready to jump into any flamenco juerga (party)!
OLE!

 

Understanding Flamenco (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm)
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
This is the class that so many of you have been asking for, and we're proud to be bringing it to you this summer!
Each week we will focus on a different palo (flamenco dance), taking the time to hear the structure of the letras (verses); understand how the palo works; understand the rhythm and count to it; clap to the rhythm; dance to it; sing some of the letra; learn to recognize when the letra is closing; and learn to recognize good places to do remates, llamadas and cierres.
The idea of this course is to give you a broad understanding of different flamenco palos, how the palos divide into various groups, what groups the palos belong to, and how to recognize the palos.
By giving you a deeper understanding of how flamenco music works and how the dancing works in relation to the music, this class will SURELY make you a better dancer!!!



Currently in session

Flamenco Beginner 101 Sevillanas 1 and 2

Prerequisites: No experience required
Time and Day: Mondays at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course (1 1/2 hour class)
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Beginner 102 Sevillanas 3 and 4

Prerequisites: Must know how to dance Sevillanas 1- 2
Time and Day: Wednesdays at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 28th  - April 15th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Beginner 103 Fandangos de Huelva

Prerequisites: Must know how to dance Sevillanas
Time and Day: Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 29th  - April 16th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Beginner 104 Fandangos de Huelva

Prerequisites: Must have taken Beginner 103 (first part of this course)
Time and Day: Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 28th  - April 15th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration
 

Footwork/Armwork Flamenco Class (All Levels)

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 27th  - April 14th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Mondays at 10:00am-11:00am
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration

 

Intermediate Courses

Click here to view course details

Description:

Low Intermediate (Flamenco Class)
Dances taught for this level may vary, but, for this upcoming session, students will learn a dance called Guajiras. During these low intermediate courses, we introduce our students to full-length flamenco dances by working with terms like the salida, remate, llamada, escobilla, silencio, and  bulería. The focus for these classes is on creating a deeper understanding of flamenco music and dance, as well as teaching students how to become independent and strong flamenco dancers. Students will also learn how to use their dancing as as a tool to communicate effectively with a flamenco singer and guitarist during live, improvised flamenco performances.

High Intermediate (Flamenco Class)
Dances taught for this level may vary, but, for this upcoming session, students will learn a dance called Seguiriyas. During the high intermediate courses, students will be challenged to start incorporating steps and dance combinations that include contra rhythms. The steps will now be more complicated, and more time and effort will be put into making our footwork clean and strong. We will also place an intense focus on proper technique for upper body movements and projecting power and emotion through ones dance. Students who take our high intermediate classes must have at least 5 years of flamenco dancing experience.

Footwork and Arm Work Técnica Class (Flamenco Class)
This is a one-hour supplemental class that meets weekly and that is appropriate for students of ALL LEVELS. The class can be taken in connection with any of our regular courses in order to continue to give students of all levels the continued technical training that they need to continually improve their flamenco dancing. During the first 30 minutes of the class, we will work on intensive footwork exercises. In order to make sure that students of all skill levels can execute these footwork exercises, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer. The final 30 minutes of the class will be devoted to doing arm work to increase shoulder strength, upper body technique to improve posture, and techniques that will help you project strength during your dance so that you will not only look stronger, but also BE stronger as a flamenco dancer.

Bulerías Por Fiesta Class (Flamenco Class)
This class is appropriate for INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS. In the flamenco world, you may find yourself in the middle of a flamenco juerga (party) at any given moment! At these parties, someone may spontaneously start clapping, singing, and/or playing the guitar, and people may suddenly jump out of their seats and start showing a little flamenco flavor on the dance floor. When this happens, you need to be ready to show some flamenco flavor of your own! If not, you might start feeling intimidated and end up staying in your seat and watching the party instead of being a part of it. To make sure that you never end up in a situation where you feel like you can only watch a juerga instead of being a part of one, in this class, you will learn some patadas por bulerías y tangos (small short dance steps) that will give you the confidence to get on the dance floor at anytime or anywhere to share your love for flamenco with others.

Course Fees:

$240 Full Course.
When paying in two installments: Your first payment will be $120 (which is due at the time of registration). The remaining $120 will be paid via automatic bank decuction eight weeks into the course.
 


Caló Dance Studio

Map & Directions
404-966-1347 Register Now

 

Summer 2015

 

Footwork and Palmas Técnica Class (All Levels)

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
April 28th - July 21st
No Class on Tuesday June 16th

Class Description
During this class, we will focus on intensive footwork exercises and proper flamenco technique. In order to make sure that all students can execute the footwork exercises properly, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer.
We will also work with different flamenco rhythms and train our palmas (claps) to make them stronger. As a part of our training, we will learn how to use our palmas as an effective tool to support dancers and musicians, and we will incorporate contra rhythm claps and exercises to give students more confidence in mastering complex flamenco rhythms.
 

Training with Castañuelas and an Abanico (All Levels)

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 27th - July 20th
No Class on Monday June 15th

Class Description
This class is for designed to help ALL students who want to dance with castanets and with an abanico, which includes students who have taken one of our castanets and fan courses in the past AND those students who would be taking this class for the first time. No matter at what level you are currently playing castanets and using an abanico, this class is designed to give you the tools and the practice that you need to take your technique to the next level.
We will use the first 30 minutes of each class to focus on practice exercises and technique. Then, during the next hour we will put what you have learned in the first part of the class to the test by creating short sequences that incorporate what you have been practicing and connect it with your dancing.
The more that you train, the better you will do. So, the idea is for us to be able to offer this class to all of our students every summer so that every year our students will continue to get better and better at playing castanets and dancing with a fan. Let THIS summer and every summer be a time to keep growing in your flamenco dancing and technique! Let's learn how to play castanets and dance with a fan.
 

Flamenco Singing and Dancing por Fiesta (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
In this 12-week course, Caló Gitano instructors Kevin Wilson and Malita Belloso will team up to bring you a unique and interconnected flamenco experience that you won’t want to miss!
You will learn, not only how to sing some bulerías por fiesta, but also how complement your singing with exciting dance sequences. You can execute your dance while another person is singing or even after you have finished singing a letra (verse) yourself! This will be a class like no other, and one that will DEFINITELY get you ready to jump into any flamenco juerga (party)!
OLE!
 

Understanding Flamenco (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm)
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
This is the class that so many of you have been asking for, and we're proud to be bringing it to you this summer!
Each week we will focus on a different palo (flamenco dance), taking the time to hear the structure of the letras (verses); understand how the palo works; understand the rhythm and count to it; clap to the rhythm; dance to it; sing some of the letra; learn to recognize when the letra is closing; and learn to recognize good places to do remates, llamadas and cierres.
The idea of this course is to give you a broad understanding of different flamenco palos, how the palos divide into various groups, what groups the palos belong to, and how to recognize the palos.
By giving you a deeper understanding of how flamenco music works and how the dancing works in relation to the music, this class will SURELY make you a better dancer!!!
 

Contratiempo and Sincopado (High Intermediate/Advanced)

Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th

Class Description
This is a class for high intermediate and advanced dancers who have previous experience with contratiempo exercises and who have the ability to execute complex llamadas in 12 and 8 counts.
During this class, we will work with escobillanas, llamadas, remates, and clapping exercises that incorporate contratiempo and/or sincopados.
Sincopado refers to emphasizing and accenting the softer beats of the compás in order to create more textures and interesting feelings within the music and the dance.
Contratiempo or 'counter time'  refers to emphasizing the accent beat between two whole beats (i.e. one AND two AND three. . . .).


Flamenco "Flavor" for Upper Body (All Levels)

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 7:30pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th

Class Description
This is a great class for students of all levels. This class will work with simple steps and movements, but will focus on adding that essential element of flamenco body "flavor" that will make your steps truly look FLAMENCO when you are dancing them! We will work with the shoulders, arms, hips, your flamenco skirt, your torso, and more to make sure that every movement that you make projects the power and beauty of an elegant flamenco dance.
Come to class ready to push your body to learn and master new movements, and let's dance with SABOR (flavor)!!!


Currently in session

Flamenco Low Intermediate - Guajiras

Prerequisites: Must have at least 2 years of flamenco experience
Time and Day: Thursdays at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 29th  - April 16th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration


Flamenco High Intermediate - Seguiriya 
Continuation Course (with castanets)

Prerequisites: Must have at least 5 years of flamenco experience
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 27th  - April 14th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Footwork/Armwork Flamenco Class (All Levels)

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 27th  - April 14th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Mondays at 10:00am-11:00am
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration


Técnica y Fiesta Por Bulerías y Tangos (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Prerequisites: Must have taken at least 2 1/2 years of flamenco classes. Need to have 12-count compás knowledge.
Time and Day: Mondays 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
No class on October 23rd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Advanced Courses

Click here to view course details

Description:

Advanced (Flamenco Class)
These classes are designed for experienced flamenco dancers who are ready to take their dancing to the highest possible level. You must have at least 7 years of flamenco dancing experience to take these courses, as they are designed to cater to students who already know how to effectively improvise and dance to live flamenco music and singing. The footwork patterns, upper body movements, and dances taught for these courses will be much more complicated and challenging than those taught in our less advanced courses.

Footwork and Arm Work Técnica Class (Flamenco Class)
This is a one-hour supplemental class that meets weekly and that is appropriate for students of ALL LEVELS. The class can be taken in connection with any of our regular courses in order to continue to give students of all levels the continued technical training that they need to continually improve their flamenco dancing. During the first 30 minutes of the class, we will work on intensive footwork exercises. In order to make sure that students of all skill levels can execute these footwork exercises, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer. The final 30 minutes of the class will be devoted to doing arm work to increase shoulder strength, upper body technique to improve posture, and techniques that will help you project strength during your dance so that you will not only look stronger, but also BE stronger as a flamenco dancer.

Bulerías Por Fiesta Class (Flamenco Class)
This class is appropriate for INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS. In the flamenco world, you may find yourself in the middle of a flamenco juerga (party) at any given moment! At these parties, someone may spontaneously start clapping, singing, and/or playing the guitar, and people may suddenly jump out of their seats and start showing a little flamenco flavor on the dance floor. When this happens, you need to be ready to show some flamenco flavor of your own! If not, you might start feeling intimidated and end up staying in your seat and watching the party instead of being a part of it. To make sure that you never end up in a situation where you feel like you can only watch a juerga instead of being a part of one, in this class, you will learn some patadas por bulerías y tangos (small short dance steps) that will give you the confidence to get on the dance floor at anytime or anywhere to share your love for flamenco with others.

Course Fees:

$240 Full Course.
When paying in two Installments: Your first payment will be $120 (which is due at the time of registration). The remaining $120 will be paid via automatic bank decuction eight weeks into the course.
 


Caló Dance Studio

Map & Directions
404-966-1347
Register Now
 

Summer 2015

Footwork and Palmas Técnica Class (All Levels)

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
April 28th - July 21st
No Class on Tuesday June 16th

Class Description
During this class, we will focus on intensive footwork exercises and proper flamenco technique. In order to make sure that all students can execute the footwork exercises properly, the exercises themselves will not be too complicated. However, ALL students will be pushed to make these exercises intense by executing them cleanly and powerfully. That way, all of the students will continue to build their stamina and their leg muscles, which is exactly what every student needs to do in order to become a stronger flamenco dancer.
We will also work with different flamenco rhythms and train our palmas (claps) to make them stronger. As a part of our training, we will learn how to use our palmas as an effective tool to support dancers and musicians, and we will incorporate contra rhythm claps and exercises to give students more confidence in mastering complex flamenco rhythms.


Training with Castañuelas and an Abanico (All Levels)

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 27th - July 20th
No Class on Monday June 15th

Class Description
This class is for designed to help ALL students who want to dance with castanets and with an abanico, which includes students who have taken one of our castanets and fan courses in the past AND those students who would be taking this class for the first time. No matter at what level you are currently playing castanets and using an abanico, this class is designed to give you the tools and the practice that you need to take your technique to the next level.
We will use the first 30 minutes of each class to focus on practice exercises and technique. Then, during the next hour we will put what you have learned in the first part of the class to the test by creating short sequences that incorporate what you have been practicing and connect it with your dancing.
The more that you train, the better you will do. So, the idea is for us to be able to offer this class to all of our students every summer so that every year our students will continue to get better and better at playing castanets and dancing with a fan. Let THIS summer and every summer be a time to keep growing in your flamenco dancing and technique! Let's learn how to play castanets and dance with a fan.

 

Flamenco Singing and Dancing por Fiesta (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
In this 12-week course, Caló Gitano instructors Kevin Wilson and Malita Belloso will team up to bring you a unique and interconnected flamenco experience that you won’t want to miss!
You will learn, not only how to sing some bulerías por fiesta, but also how complement your singing with exciting dance sequences. You can execute your dance while another person is singing or even after you have finished singing a letra (verse) yourself! This will be a class like no other, and one that will DEFINITELY get you ready to jump into any flamenco juerga (party)!
OLE!

 

Understanding Flamenco (Beginner 104 and up - i.e. more than 1 and 1/2 years of flamenco experience)

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm)
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Thursday June 18th

Class Description
This is the class that so many of you have been asking for, and we're proud to be bringing it to you this summer!
Each week we will focus on a different palo (flamenco dance), taking the time to hear the structure of the letras (verses); understand how the palo works; understand the rhythm and count to it; clap to the rhythm; dance to it; sing some of the letra; learn to recognize when the letra is closing; and learn to recognize good places to do remates, llamadas and cierres.
The idea of this course is to give you a broad understanding of different flamenco palos, how the palos divide into various groups, what groups the palos belong to, and how to recognize the palos.
By giving you a deeper understanding of how flamenco music works and how the dancing works in relation to the music, this class will SURELY make you a better dancer!!!

 

Contratiempo and Sincopado (High Intermediate/Advanced)

Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th

Class Description
This is a class for high intermediate and advanced dancers who have previous experience with contratiempo exercises and who have the ability to execute complex llamadas in 12 and 8 counts.
During this class, we will work with escobillanas, llamadas, remates, and clapping exercises that incorporate contratiempo and/or sincopados.
Sincopado refers to emphasizing and accenting the softer beats of the compás in order to create more textures and interesting feelings within the music and the dance.
Contratiempo or 'counter time'  refers to emphasizing the accent beat between two whole beats (i.e. one AND two AND three. . . .).
 

Flamenco "Flavor" for Upper Body (All Levels)

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 7:30pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th

Class Description
This is a great class for students of all levels. This class will work with simple steps and movements, but will focus on adding that essential element of flamenco body "flavor" that will make your steps truly look FLAMENCO when you are dancing them! We will work with the shoulders, arms, hips, your flamenco skirt, your torso, and more to make sure that every movement that you make projects the power and beauty of an elegant flamenco dance.
Come to class ready to push your body to learn and master new movements, and let's dance with SABOR (flavor)!!!


Currently in session

Advanced Class - Alegrías

Prerequisites: Must have at least 7 years of flamenco experience
Time and Day: Saturdays at 11:00am to 12:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 31st  - April 18th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Técnica y Fiesta Por Bulerías y Tangos (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Prerequisites: Must have taken at least 2 1/2 years of flamenco classes. Need to have 12-count compás knowledge.
Time and Day: Mondays 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$240 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$225 when paying in full at time of registration

Footwork/Armwork Flamenco Class (All Levels)

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 27th  - April 14th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration

Prerequisites: Must have some flamenco knowledge
Time and Day: Monday at 10:00am-11:00am
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 26th  - April 13th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 if paying in two installments ($100 at time of registration, and $100 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$180 when paying in full at time of registration

Kids Courses

Click here to view course details

Description:


Spanish Classes:

Our classes for kids are designed to be fun and energetic. The classes include activities that give the students a well-rounded educational experience. In this regard, the classes introduce students to Spanish through fun activities that teach them dance, art, and cultural awareness. The goal is to help kids develop an appreciation for the arts while they have fun and develop their skills as Spanish speakers at the same time.


Flamenco Classes:
These classes are designed to be fun, energetic, and informative for kids. The classes include activities that give the students a well-rounded educational experience. In this regard, the classes introduce students to flamenco through fun activities that teach them not only how to dance, but also teach them about cultural awareness, Spanish language, and the region of the world where flamenco originated. The goal is to help kids develop an appreciation for the arts while they have fun and develop their skills as flamenco dancers at the same time.

Course Fees:

$210 Fall Courses. When taking two courses per week (total cost $320), you may pay in two intallments: Your first payment will be $160 (which is due at the time of registration). The remaining $160 will be paid via automatic bank decuction eight weeks into the course.
 


Caló Dance Studio

Map & Directions
404-966-1347 Register Now

Summer 2015


SUMMER KIDS CLASSES

Summer is coming, and we want to make sure that your child can begin or continue their flamenco training on a schedule that works best for YOU! So, we plan to give you and your child the most flexibility possible with a Caló Dance Studio 8-Class Summer Pass! Here's how it works:
We will be offering several flamenco classes for kids for all twelve weeks of the summer, but we realize that many families plan to take their family vacations during the summer months, which may make it difficult for their children to be able to take flamenco classes for all twelve consecutive weeks of the summer. So, instead of having you register your children for all twelve "weeks"of summer classes, the 8-Class Summer Pass for kids will allow your child to attend ANY eight summer kids classes at ANY time throughout the summer!
For example, your child could take two classes per week for four weeks, one class per week for eight weeks, or use their 8-Class Summer Pass in any other way that they chose. It's up to you! This will give families the flexibility to fit their children's flamenco classes into a schedule that naturally works around any scheduled vacation. Also, all of the summer kids classes will be NON-PROGRESSIVE (i.e. no choreographies will be taught), which will allow any child to drop into any class at any time without feeling lost. But each class will also introduce all of the students to something new to make sure that every student will continue to benefit regardless of how many other classes they have or have not taken. In this way, parents also will not have to worry about their child "missing" a class in any given week, because, whenever your child is back in town from any vacation, he or she will be able to pick up right where they left off with their flamenco dancing.
The summer classes for kids will focus on proper upper body movements, flamenco attitude and posture, footwork, and arm work.
 
OLE!

Flamenco "Flavor" Class for Kids (Level I)

Tuesdays 4:55pm-5:55pm
April 29th - July 22nd
No Class on Tuesday June 16th

Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am
May 2nd- July 25th
No class on Saturday June 6th or June 20th

Flamenco Teen Class and Level II Kids Class

Wednesdays 4:55pm-5:55pm
April 30th - July 23rd
No Class on Wednesday June 17th


Currently in session

Flamenco for Kids (Beginner- ages 4- 10)

1 Hour Class
Prerequisites: No experience required
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 4:55pm- 5:55pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 27th  - April 14th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost: $180 if taking one class per week or $160 (Each Class) when taking two classes per week (Tuesday and Saturday Class)
Two installment payment option available only to those who are taking two classes per week ($160 due at time of registration, and remaining $160 paid via automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the courses)


1 Hour Class
Prerequisites: No experience required
Time and Day: Saturdays at 9:55am- 10:55am
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: January 31st  - April 18th
Instructor: Cara Belloso
Cost: $180 if taking one class per week or $160 (Each Class) when taking two classes per week (Tuesday and Saturday Class)
Two installment payment option available only to those who are taking two classes per week ($160 due at time of registration, and remaining $160 paid via automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the courses)


 

Other Courses

Click here to view course details

Description:

These courses will vary each year. The custom courses are designed to help students dance flamenco with different props, practice footwork, refine technique, gain confidence, and/or develop a greater appreciation for flamenco in general. Anyone who has been dancing flamenco for at least one year can participate in these courses. Each course may have different requirements, depending on what will be taught in the particular course.


Caló Dance Studio

Map & Directions
404-966-1347
Register Now
 

January 2015

 

Salsa Classes

Prerequisites: No experience necessary
Time and Day: TBD
Dates:  TBD 6 weeks class
Instructor: Kevin Wilson
Cost: $90