Tapestry of Dance Workshops
Geared toward all levels ages 16+, our workshops provide a unique opportunity for students to focus on learning the technique in a particular style of dance, learn from a professional instructor, meet new people and have fun.
Introduction to Flamenco
Sunday, July 22 | 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Instructor: Ana Maria Barcelo
In this master class, students will learn the main techniques of flamenco dance including braceo (movement of the hands and arms), marcajes (marking), zapateo (footwork) and palmas (rhythmic clapping). In addition, the students will learn a very short choreography using all these elements.
*No previous flamenco knowledge is required.
*Wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes)
*Women can bring a long skirt
*Flamenco shoes are preferable, but if you don’t have them, you can wear any type of closed shoes.
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door
About the Instructor
Ana María Barceló began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. She felt an immediate passion for dance and a few years later she decided to start taking flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. After a few months, she was chosen to compose his flamenco company "Mosaico Almudéjar," where she had the opportunity to perform in many theaters and tablaos around the island. To improve her flamenco skills, Ana María has been frequently travelling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools including Amor de Dios, Manuel Betanzos, Flamenco Ados, etc.
With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, María Juncal, Manolo Marín, “La Lupi”, Angel Antienza, El Farru among many others. Ana María has recently moved to Houston, where she is offering flamenco classes for students at different levels and ages. Her main goal is to promote and disseminate the art of flamenco dance in the city.
Try something new and check out our complete listing of dance classes for the summer which include Intro to Ballet, Intro to Tap and more advanced dance classes as well. For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.551.7217.