2019/20 Flamenco Class Schedule and Registration

Visit our workshop page for a full list of 2020 Summer classes

Due to COVID-19 we are updating private dance lesson fees.  These changes will take place July 6, 2020.

Private dance lessons will be conducted at the University Heights Studio and will be scheduled at a convenient time with the teacher of your choice.

1-hour private in-person dance lesson = $85.00
1-hour private on-line dance lesson (using Zoom) = $60.00

These prices include GST and the cost of the studio rent.

Contact the studio to arrange a lesson.

Introduction to Flamenco (for adult Beginners) with Amity Skala – NEW class!
This is a special introductory class (5-week short course) for those with no flamenco experience to sample some basic moves in a supportive class environment.
March 19 – April 16
Thursday at 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: $83.00
Location: University Heights studio.

Monday 7:15-8:15 pm (Amity)
Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm (Amity) – Class full.  Contact the studio to add your name to the waiting list.
Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm (Amity) – NEW class!

Monday 5:00-6:00 pm choreography with castanets (Amity)
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm technique (Amity)

Elementary/ Intermediate
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm technique (Amity)
Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm choreography (Denise)

Monday 6:00-7:00 pm choreography (Amity)
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm choreography (Amity)

Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm technique (Amity)
Wednesday ** 10:00-11:00 am bata de cola choreography (Veronica)

Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm choreography (Veronica)
Saturday 10:15-11:15 am choreography (Veronica)

Monday 11:15-12:45 pm (Veronica)
Wednesday* 11:30-1:00 pm (Veronica)
Saturday 11:30-1:00 pm (Veronica) – cancelled

Junior Flamenco & Kids’
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm Junior level 2 (Veronica) – Experience required, placement at teachers’ discretion
Wednesday 3:45-4:45 pm Kids’ level 1 (Amity) – 10-12 yr. with no flamenco experience – cancelled

Open level (bulerias)
Monday 10:00-11:00 am bulerais por fiesta (Veronica) – Class full.  Contact the studio to add your name to the waiting list.
Friday 5:00-6:00 pm bulerias por fiesta (Veronica)

Open level
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm tangos por fiesta (Amity)
Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm pre-coaching (Amity) – cancelled
Thursday* 5:30-6:30 pm pre-coaching (Veronica) – NEW class!
Thursday 8:00-9:00 pm Danza Española Clásico/ Castanets (Veronica) – cancelled 
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am bata de cola (Veronica)

Open level (non-dance)
Saturday 1:00-2:00 pm Guitar group class (Gareth)
Friday 6:00-7:00 pm CAP – compas, accompaniment, & palmas (Gareth & Denise)
Friday 7:00-8:00 pm cante (Veronica)

Studio locations: *Marked classes take place at 2568 Vancouver Street (park and enter off of Fifth Street)

**Marked class takes place at the Dance Victoria Studios (111-2750 Quadra St.) all other classes at University Heights Shopping Centre studio, 3980 Shelbourne St. (Upper level)

Beginner flamenco – Introduction to basic rhythms, dance styles, footwork, posture and movement. It is recommended to take two classes a week for fast progress.

Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced – Study of all forms, including footwork, upper body style, turns, palmas, and choreography

(no choreography in classes labelled “technique”)

Open level classes – Elementary to Advanced level students welcome.

Cante class – Flamenco songs and how they work with the dance.

CAP class – Music immersion with flamenco clapping rhythms for dance, cante & guitar accompaniment.

Castanets – Technique basics and choreography with castanets

Bata de cola – Dancing in a long skirt with a train. Skirts available for rent or sale.

Pre-coaching – Develop skills needed to dance all fiesta pieces as solos during class (tangos, bulerias, fandangos, & sevillanas)

Coaching class (Limited class size)

  • Intermediate and Advanced students only
  • Focus on preparing solo work for cuadro
  • Not available for making up classes
  • Due to the limited number of students allowed in each coaching class, the cost is calculated as two hours on the fee schedule
  • Pre-requisites: minimum three years flamenco experience, ability to dance all fiesta pieces as solos (tangos, bulerias, fandangos, & sevillanas)

Kids’ & Junior classes – Fun and dance basics. Level 1: 10-12 yr. with no flamenco experience Level 2: Experience required, placement at teachers’ discretion

Performance opportunities may include:

  • Festivals/Community events
  • In-studio shows
  • Year-End performance
  • Four post-dated cheques will secure your spot for the year – due upon registration.
  • Please post-date cheques for the first day of each term.
  • For credit card payments please request a Paypal invoice at the time of registration.
  • Beginners classes are not required to provide post-dated cheques and may pay term by term.

Term fee totals per 10-week term
Prices include tax:
$166 / term = 1 class/week
$300 / term = 2 classes/week
$410 / term = 3 classes/week
$499 / term = 4 classes/week
$565 / term = 5 classes/week
$608 / term = 6 classes/week

Kids’ and Junior classes: $159 / term = 1 class/week

Missed classes must be made up within the same term that they were missed in.

Drop-in fee 1-hour $20
Private lesson 1-hour $60
Semi-private 1-hour $35 each for 2 people
Semi-private 1-hour $30 each for 3 people

  • $25 fee charged for NSF cheques.
  • Please make all cheques payable to Alma de España.
  • Term fees are nonrefundable.  

Registration deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

Click here to fill out a Registration Form

1st term: Sept 2 – Nov 9

2nd term: Nov 11 – Jan 31

Holiday break Dec 22 – Jan 3, 2020

3rd term: Feb 1 – Apr 17

March break Feb 29 – March 6, 2020

4th term: Apr 18 – June 26

Student show rehearsal – June 14, 2020
Student Year-End show – June 27, 2020

Summer workshops – to be announced