Dance Classes & Workshops

    Greenwich Dance Agency
Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RE
Flamenco – Beginners
Wednesdays 6.30PM – 8.00PM
This class introduces and develops all elements of Flamenco. It’s improvised quality of song, guitar and dance, all united by common rhythmic structures. Flamenco is humanity! Classes consist of footwork, arms and marking. Essentially an enjoyable class structured through rhythm.
Flamenco – Intermediate
Wednesdays 8.00PM – 9.30PM
This class introduces and develops the more advanced elements of Flamenco. It’s improvised quality of song, guitar and dance, all united by common rhythmic structures. Flamenco is humanity! Classes consist of footwork, arms and marking. Essentially an enjoyable class structured through rhythm.
Contact GDA: 0208 293 9741
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GDA

Regular Flamenco Classes in London

Greenwich Dance The Borough Halls, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE
tel: 0207 732 8493 / 358 1140

Intermediate Class
From  March 2nd – April 6th. 8 – 9.30pm. £10 drop-in. £42 / course.

This practical class is designed to give the intermediate student a thorough grounding in flamenco stagecraft, and how to work with musicians in performance. Putting choreography on stage.Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work with professional flamenco artists at the monthly open-stage session at Bread and Roses.
www.greenwichdance.org.uk

Beginners Class
Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.00pm

La Joaquina and Chris Clavo of Flamenco Express have been teaching this popular class for over a decade. It introduces and develops all elements of Flamenco through rhythm. Live guitar throughout.
Cost: £6 / Greenwich Card £5.50 / Concession £4.40
Transport. Cutty Sark DLR. Greenwich rail. 177. 188 buses.

Schools Workshops

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Flamenco Express schools workshops use a variety of dance, live music, imagery and rhythm games to explore flamenco art, culture and history in a way which is exiting, useful and good fun.
We have worked with groups from primary and secondary education, performing arts groups in further and higher education, and special needs groups through our work with Nine Acres Special School, in Plumstead and Harlow College Community Arts Group, Essex.

9 Acres School Plumstead

Please contact us for more information about schools workshops.
rob@flamencoexpress.co.uk

Outreach Workshops

Our flamenco dance outreach workshops are usually 120 minutes long with guitar accompaniment. The level is beginners/intermediate, and therefore is suitable for both novices and dancers trained in other styles who would like to learn flamenco.The content of the workshop varies but can be described as an introduction to contemporary flamenco allowing participants to experience the power for themselves, and to be more aware of the complexities of a flamenco performance.

Please contact us for more information about workshops.

Recent Workshops

Sadler’s Wells Sampled
The Place International Summer School
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Legat International Summer School
Suffolk Dance Agency
Brooksby Melton College
Greenwich Dance Agency Summer School
The Wilde Theatre
The Point Arts & Dance Centre
Essex Dance Agency
University of Limerick, World Music Dept
Dance Base, Edinburgh
Alban Arena, St Albans
Hornimania at the Horniman Museum
Sidmouth International Folk Festival
Towersey Village Folk Festival
Corn Exchange, Newbury
Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
The Roses, Tewkesbury
Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells
Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
The Y Theatre, Leicester
Arts Worldwide
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Arc Theatre, Dublin
City Arts Centre, Dublin
Swan Theatre, Worcester
The Little Theatre, Sheringham

References

We have recently had the pleasure of a visit from Flamenco Express who held a workshop for the students of our special needs college.
Jackie and her partner worked intuitively and enthusiastically with the students who thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the experience.
She encouraged student involvement showing sensivity to their physical limitations and ability and they greatly benefited from their visit.
We have no hesitation in recommending Flamenco Express, who we hope will visit us again.

Vice Principal
Nash College, Bromley, Kent

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Jackie Wilford came in to Saint Ursula’s Convent School for an Enrichment Day in May of this year and delivered an extremely successful Flamenco Express Workshop to 120 or our Year 8 pupils, divided into 3 groups of 40. Each session lasted one hour.
I and all of the staff present were impressed by the way in which she organised and taught these fairly large groups of pupils who had never encountered the art form before. She has a natural and pleasant manner with the girls and is also authoritative without ever being loud. She coped well with an elongated and not ideal space, and made sure all participants had their turn and were encouraged. In a short time, she gave our pupils the flavour of the dance and the music.
Her guitarist was a great asset and the effect of the live music is dramatic and effective.
At the end of the day, many of the pupils said that this enrichment day – A celebration of Hispanic Culture – was the best day yet, and this was due to the kind of action and participation achieved in the Flamenco Workshop (as well as in other events). We are looking forward to inviting Jackie back to work in our school.
Enrichment Coordinator
St Ursula’s Convent School
Humanities College, London

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Student Comments (International School Seychelles)

“Learning Flamenco was definitively something worth remembering…”
Zarine Udwadia

“As a lover of dance, flamenco was a chance to learn a new style of dance and I relished the possibility. I would not pass up the opportunity to do it again, I am always up for a challenge and Flamenco is challenging but achievable.”
Linda Essandoh

“The dance is very expressive and sensual. The music itself is very beautiful and essential to the dancing. However, it is not an easy dance to learn and requires a lot of energy. Watching our teacher, Jacqui perform was truly incredible. I would definitively take part in the workshop again if I had the opportunity to do so.”
Alison Ah-Yu

“I started off confused but literally sixty minutes later, I was dancing Flamenco. It is a very tough art and involves careful control of the whole body as well as keeping time to the music and remembering to use the right foot!”
Stephen Ernesta

“It was the second time that I had taken part. I enjoyed the workshop immensely as I am very interested in dancing.”
Rosabelle Mederick

“I still remember the rhythm: Clap, 1, 2, clap, 4, 5, clap, 7, clap, 9, clap, 11…”
Marie-Michelle Lai Lam

“The Flamenco dancing workshop was a great experience. I’ve taken part in it twice so far and both times I’ve really enjoyed myself. Jacqui, the teacher, is a very talented dancer and her guitarist is amazing. During the first couple of sessions, we had to learn a dance and Jacqui made it look so much easier than it actually was! Overall, the Flamenco dancing was fun and I can’t wait for the next workshop.”
Lynn Prea

Incidental Comments

“I will never forget looking out of my office window and seeing a student showing dance steps to someone who had to come to pick them up. And to top that three others joined in!”
Mr. Kennedy.

“It was great to see your students on the beach and they were all trying out their Flamenco steps, they were so good, my daughter has only just arrived on the island and she’s already involved!”
A parent.

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4 comments on “Dance Classes & Workshops

  1. Dear Sir, Madam,

    I am very interested in your flamenco classes taking place on wednesdays. This would actually be for my daughter who will turn 6 next month. Would you please kindly advise whether you take children in your beginners classes.

    I am looking forwards hearing from you soon.

    Thank you, Best regards

    Veronica

  2. Diseño y confección de Trajes de Baile Flamenco y prendas de ensayo. Especialidad en BATA DE COLA. También diseño exclusivo en ropa de escenario.

  3. Would you be prepared to run an afternoon workshop for a group of year 6 pupils at my school in Orpington, near Bromley. We have just introduced the children to the Spanish language and are planning a Spanish Day in May 2012 to celebrate the language, food and culture of Spain. A lively musical activity would be most welcome. If so could you please give details of your charges.

    Thank you

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