CaloGitano Flamenco Academy
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Beginner Courses

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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.
 

 

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Fall 2015

Beginner 101 Sevillanas

Prerequisites: No experience Needed
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course (1 1/2 hour class)
Dates: September 15th  - December 1st
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 when paying in full at time of registration

Beginner 102 Sevilanas 3 and 4

Prerequisites: Must know how to dance Sevillanas 1- 2
Time and Day: Mondays at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course (1 1/2 hour class)
Dates: September 14th  - November 30th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Beginner 103 Fandangos De Huelva

Prerequisites: Must know how to dance Sevillanas
Time and Day: Wednesdays at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 16th  - December 2nd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Beginner 104 Fandangos de Huelva II

Prerequisites: Must have taken Beginner 103 (first part of this course)
Time and Day: Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 17th  - December 3rd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($120 at time of registration, and $120 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 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: September 15th  - December 1st
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 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: September 14th  - November 30th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 when paying in full at time of registration

Intermediate Courses

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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.
 


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Fall 2015

Flamenco Low Intermediate - Solea Por Bulerías

Prerequisites: Must have at least 2 years of flamenco experience
Time and Day: Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 16th  - December 2nd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 when paying in full at time of registration

Flamenco Low Intermediate - Guajiras II

Prerequisites: Must have taken the first part of this course (Guajiras I)
Time and Day: Thursdays at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 17th  - December 3rd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 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: September 15th  - December 1st
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 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: September 14th  - November 30th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 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: September 14th  - November 30th
No class on October 23rd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 when paying in full at time of registration

Advanced Courses

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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.
 


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Fall 2015

Advanced Class - Alegrías

Prerequisites: Must have taken Alegrías Part I and have at least 7 years of flamenco dance experience
Time and Day: Saturdays at 11:00am to 12:30pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 19th  - December 4th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 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: September 14th  - November 30th
No class on October 23rd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$260 if paying in two installments ($130 at time of registration, and $130 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$240 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: September 15th  - December 1st
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 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: September 14th  - November 30th
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
4TH OF JULY DISCOUNT $180
$220 if paying in two installments ($110 at time of registration, and $110 automatic bank deduction 6 weeks into the course)
$200 when paying in full at time of registration

Kids Courses

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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.
 


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Fall 2015

Flamenco For Kids Level I

50 Min. Class
Prerequisites: No experience required
Time and Day: Tuesdays at 5:00pm- 5:50pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 15th  - December 1st
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)


Prerequisites: No experience required
Time and Day: Saturdays at 10:00am- 10:50am
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 19th  - December 5th
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)

Flamenco Performance Team Level II (By audition only)

60 Min. Class
Prerequisites: Have at least 2 years of flamenco dance experience. (By audition only) students need to be at least 8 year old
Time and Day: Wednesdays 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Duration: 12-Week Course
Dates: September 16th  - December 2nd
Instructor: Malita Belloso
Cost:
$200 Needs to be paid in full at time of registration

Other Courses

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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.


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Fall 2015

 

Salsa Classes

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