Virtual Flamenco Options

For students who accumulated class credits in Term 3.

These choices are all videos that you may view on a private YouTube link that you will have access to until January 1, 2021.

Low impact warm up and stretch. No flamenco shoes needed!

Recommended audience: Beginner or higher.  

Credits: 1

Full verse 1 choreography with and without music.  Great to dance along with!  Front view.

Recommended audience: Beginners who have been introduced to verse 1 in class time.

Credits: 2

This is a complete sevillanas (4 verses) for anyone who would like to practice their sevillanas. Originally this was recorded and constructed for the Junior Flamenco class, however, this has a good pace and a good structure for all levels of dancers. Advanced students can practice improvisation for their Sevillanas.

Recommended audience: Any dance student who has learned any part of the Sevillanas, levels beginners to advanced. Beginners can practice what they learned with Amity to 4 different sevillanas songs. Advanced dancers may practice improvised Sevillanas. Elementary to Advanced dancers can practice castanets while dancing.

Credits: 1

The full choreography for verse 2, taught slowly and then danced with music.  Front and back views.  This is what the Beginner classes would have been learning over the last few weeks. 

Recommended audience: Beginners who want to keep learning at home.  Pre-coaching, Coaching, Elementary students who need to learn or brush up on Sevillanas.

Credits: 3

How to put on your castanets, 5 basic sounds, and 3 short exercises.

Recommended audience: People who have never played castanets before!  Your own castanets are needed to follow along.

Credits: 1

Full Fandangos choreography from Monday castanet class and two bits of escobilla.  Front view.

Recommended audience: Members of the Monday 5:00 class.

Credits: 2

Gareth shows technique & chords for fandanguillo which is a fandangos de huelva in a different key than that given in guitar class. He is on capo 4. All right hand techniques given in class will work with this different chording. For a greater challenge, you can begin to learn the right hand techniques as demonstrated slowly in this video. Remember, you can also use class credit for online 15-minute help sessions over Zoom with Gareth.

Recommended audience: All guitar class students or anyone who would like to dust off their flamenco guitar playing.

Credits: 2

Denise dances the Bamberas Elementary/Intermediate choreography with live cante and seco palmas. Filmed from behind with a mirror. Sections covered:

1. Opening “break”
2. 1st letra
3. Connecting footwork & break
4. 2nd letra
5. “Shopping” transition into escobilla

For more in-depth coverage of the end escobilla, this is covered in “Bamberas Escobilla Review with Denise.”

Additional Materials:
mp3 file — dance with cante and palmas (1 file, see dropbox)

For additional mp3 to practice to see separate audio offering “Bombers with Cante and Guitar (no dance)”

Recommended audience: Elementary/Intermediate Bamberas students, especially those who did not get much time with the letra portions of the choreography.

Credits: 2

Denise dances the Bamberas escobilla at full “class” speed. Filmed from behind with a mirror. Then reviews portions of the escobilla in broken down portions with a close up of the feet from behind and slightly to the left (aka FootCam).

Additional Materials:
mp3 files of guitar with dancing & guitar only for practice. (2 files, see dropbox)

Recommended audience: Elementary/Intermediate dancers in the Bamberas choreography. Other dancers who want a broken down version of the footwork offered in “Solea for Bulerias Escobilla Sequence with Denise”

Credits: 2

Denise runs an escobilla sequence designed for a Solea por Bulerias in 4 speeds: Elementary/Intermediate, Medium, Fast, and Bulerias speed. Filmed from 2 perspectives; behind showing full body with a mirror and with a close up of the feet.

Additional Materials:
mp3 solo compas files of all 4 speeds (4 files, see dropbox)

Recommended audience:
Intermediate to Advanced dancers. Breakdown of the steps is included in “Bamberas Escobilla Review with Denise”

Credits: 2

Full choreography as of March 29, 2020 and review of some key remates.  Front view.

Recommended audience: Monday & Wednesday Intermediate classes.

Credits: 3

Denise & Gareth give a lesson in holding and accompanying with Al Golpe Bulerias rhythm.

1. al golpe bulerias rhythm is introduced
2. common pitfalls
3. how to remate with al golpe
4. how to escalate the energy of accompaniment (complimentary rhythm layer)
5. contra tiempo options (another complimentary rhythm layer?!)
6. practice holding a steady al golpe with the contra tiempo holding underneath as a guide.
Repeat the video as many times as you like to practice with us! 

Recommended audience: CAP class participants, elementary to advanced students who would like more experience with al golpe rhythm OR accompanying with al golpe rhythm.

Credits: 2

Denise & Gareth give a lesson in Bulerias de Jerez rhythm.

1. short warm up with inflection in the hands
2. foot rhythm in 3’s
3. foot rhythm in 2’s
4. practice switching between the 2 grooves (3’s and 2’s)
5. introduction of shadow rhythm (aka dark twin) with feet
6. Practice holding shadow rhythm over “regular” bulerias rhythm. Alternatively, practice switching between the “dark twin” & “light twin” rhythms at the end.

Recommended audience: CAP class participants, elementary to advanced students who would like more experience with inflecting bulerias rhythm with feet and/or just hands.

Credits: 2

Garrotin choreography for Tuesday 3:45 junior class. This video is a review of the letra with the focus on each step done slowly up to the escobilla. Run through of the letra including first part of escobilla starts at 5:27. See Part 2 video for Escobilla.

Note: Part 4 of the Garrotine is an audio file and can be selected separately.

Recommended audience:
current students 11-12 yrs.
Maybe suitable for: elementary level

Credits: 1

Garrotin choreography for Tuesday 3:45 junior class. This video is a review of the escobilla with the focus on the rhythm of the footwork, done at different speeds, up to the contra tiempo section.  See Part 3 video for contra tiempo ending footwork.

Note: Part 4 of the Garrotine is an audio file and can be selected separately.

Recommended audience:
current students 11-12 yrs. Maybe suitable for: elementary level

Credits: 1

Garrotin choreography for Tuesday 3:45 junior class. This video will focus on the full escobilla including the subida (contra tiempo) into the llamada (break) before the macho letra.

Note: Part 4 of the Garrotine is an audio file and can be selected separately.

Recommended audience:
current students 11-12 yrs.
Maybe suitable for: elementary level

Credits: 1

This video has a slow breakdown of the class routine (1 llamada and marking steps) as of April 5th.  Steps are show slowly with both front and back views and then danced along with a basic rhythm musical track.

Recommended audience: Tuesday Tangos class and anyone who would like to learn a few move in Tangos.  Elementary or Intermediate level.

Credits: 2

Learn this exciting group ending that is frequently included in Alma de España performances!  Steps are shown slowly with both front and back views.  
 
Recommended audience: Tangos, Pre-coaching, Intermediate, and Coaching students.
 
Credits: 2

A basic footwork technique is shown slowly with both front and back views.  Three different variations on the base step are demonstrated to create 3 possible escobillas for Tangos.

Recommended audience: Tangos class, Elementary and El./Int. Technique classes.  Pre-coaching or Coaching students may also enjoy this one.

Credits: 2

Learn a syncopated moderate-impact escobilla suitable for Tangos por-fiesta.  Taught slowly and then shown faster, this video includes both front and back views of a single piece of footwork (technique and remate option).

Recommended audience: Tangos class or El./Int. Technique class.  Coaching students or Intermediate students may also enjoy this one.

Credits: 1

This video shows a basic footwork drill that you can make more challenging by adding arms or improvising on.

Recommended audience: Elementary and El./Int technique classes.  Tangos class, Elementary and Intermediate students, and beginners who love a challenge may also enjoy this video.

Credits: 1 

Exercise patterns for Castanets – open level In this video, learn how each pattern is played, then practice each exercise at your own speed depending on your level of experience.

Recommended audience:
all students who have castanets.
Maybe suitable for: students wanting to try out castanets at a slow speed.

Included is a pdf document listing the exercises along with counts.

Credits: 3

This video is a warm-up using the various parts of the bulerias, including a break down of some of the steps.  

Recommended audience: Monday and Friday Bulerias classes 
Maybe suitable for: Junior Flamenco, Pre-coaching class

Credits: 2

 

Recommended audience: Monday and Friday Bulerias classes 
Maybe suitable for: Junior Flamenco, Pre-coaching class.

Credits: 2

This video includes a warm up for arms, hands, legs, hips while moving through a variety of body positions.

Recommended audience:
Intermediate/advanced level.
Maybe suitable for: elementary level.

Credits: 2

This video includes a review of the basic turn using 3 variations of arm positions.

Recommended audience: Intermediate/advanced level.
Maybe suitable for: elementary level.

Credits: 1

The focus in this video is for exercising the arms, hands, upper body, working through different types of movements and positions. The selected palo is a Malagueña which is performed “libre” meaning free. This video is meant for you to follow along. Make sure you have a clear space in your place to move around. 

Recommended audience: Advanced level students 
May be suitable for: Intermediate level

Credits: 1

Same as Bodywork 1 only with a different set of moves. Again the focus is for exercising the arms, hands, upper body, working through different types of movements and positions. The selected palo is a Malagueña which is performed “libre” meaning free. This video is meant for you to follow along. Make sure you have a clear space in your place to move around.

Recommended audience: Advanced level students
May be suitable for: Intermediate level

Credits: 1

NEW VIDEOS!

A breakdown of all the advanced bulerias choreography breaks, including the falseta. Veronica dances the slow version and explains the breaks in detail, Denise dances the breaks up tempo to palmas performed by Gareth.

Recommended audience: Advanced dance students

Credits: 3

A video for strengthening bata technique intended for at-home use. No bata required. A series of exercises with the bata de cola on, then exercises repeated without using the bata to show the various leg positions. 

Recommended audience: Bata de cola classes, Intermediate and Advanced dance students 

Credits: 3

This video contains 4 breaks from the Alegrias choreography danced by Denise. Footage is taken from behind with a mirror as well as with a close-up of the feet. All breaks are done slowly and then up tempo. Introduction and counts are done by Veronica, palmas by Gareth.

Intended Audience: Advanced dancers from the Alegrias choreography class. 

Credits: 2

These choices are live Zoom calls at a set date and time.

Meet with your teacher on a Zoom call for 15 minutes of personal help with whatever you are wanting to practice.  Your teacher will answer questions, give feedback and direction in this talking session.  Spots are limited and subject to availability.

Recommended audience: Anyone who has questions or wants some extra guidance and support with their Flamenco learning.

Credits: 2

Saturdays 11 am to 12 pm

Description: Class includes warm-ups with stretches and various exercises using marking steps, turns, dance combinations in 12 beats, footwork OPTIONAL – only if people are able to do it in their space.

Recommended audience: Intermediate and Advanced students

Use this link to join the class: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/585169613?pwd=S0FMaFBLbXRlOEROS252NFlka05wQT09

Credits: 1

As with all exercise programs, participating in these Zoom classes, you need to use common sense. To reduce and avoid injury, you will want to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Veronica Maguire, Amity Skala, Denise Yeo, Gareth Owen, and Alma de España will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of these Zoom classes, or information shared on our website. Thanks for your understanding.

These choices are audio files for you to enjoy and learn from!

These two audio tracks each include one letra, 8 bars of rhythm for escobilla, llamada, then coletilla for the exit.

Recommended audience: all students in coaching, pre-coaching, tangos class and advanced classes. 

Credits: 1 

Recording of the Garrotin choreography including salida, letra, escobilla, macho letra and cierre.

Recommended audience:
current students 11-12 yrs.
Maybe suitable for: elementary level

Credits: 2

This is a dance-able, music-only Bamberas containing an opening, 2 letras, escobilla into bulerias. Bulerias is indicated but is not complete. There is no dancing or footwork in this track, palmas only. This is the structure of Bamberas as given to the Elem/Int Bamberas class. It was created for the students to practice their choreography and hear their own feet.

Recommended audience: Elem/Intermediate students in the Bamberas choreography. Any past or present coaching class student (Intermediate to Advanced) who is interested in building their own Bamberas using a Solea por Bulerias structure.

Credits: 1

One audio track of four verses of Sevillanas for everyone to practice their Sevillanas. 

Recommended audience: all students in coaching, pre-coaching, tangos class and beginners up to advanced classes.

Credits: 1