Flamenco Winter Intensive

January 12 to February 9, 2019Mondays & Saturdays

Peña la Pepa 
3301 State Street Dr.
Corner of Tonti St. in Uptown Nola
(Note: Enter from Tonti St. )

MondaysAbsolute Beginner Session

January 14, 21, 28 & February 4

Start flamenco dance from scratch! This is the perfect opportunity for those who were always curious to learn about this mesmerizing and beautiful gitano-Andalusian art form but haven’t had the opportunity to try it. Learn the basic elements of the art form while improving your balance, flexibility and strength in a comfortable setting- all while having fun! Note for Beginners: Flamenco or character dance shoes are best for class, but other sturdy, close-toed footwear will work (i.e. low, thick-heeled shoes or boots approx. 1.5 – 3in high) and comfy clothing to allow movement like stretch pants. Skirt is not required.

 

 

Intro to Flamenco for Absolute Beginners 6:30 to 7:45pm

SaturdaysFlamenco Technique & Choreography

January 12, 26. February 2, 9 (Note: No class on Jan. 19)

All classes include a rigorous warm-up focused on building strength, balance and stylization followed by upper body and footwork drills, turns, and combined exercises to improve fluidity of movement and coordination. The goal of our technique work is to improve execution while integrating a deeper understanding of flamenco compas (rhythms). The choreography portion of the classes will continue building on choreographic material introduced in the Fall Session while also introducing new material all with the goal of exploring flamenco dance structures, and deepening an understanding of compas and cante. 

Beginners 10:30am to 11:45am
Intermediate 11:45am to 1:00pm

Tuition

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SESSION: Pre-Registration required for full AB session. Must have a minimum of 3 people enrolled by Friday, Jan. 11 in order to hold session. DROP-INS not permitted.
To preregister please call (504) 421-3517 or email (elizaflamenkita@gmail.com)
Tuition: $100 for full session if paid by Friday, Jan. 11 / $120 after Jan. 11
FLAMENCO TECHNIQUE & CHOREOGRAPHY SATURDAY Classes are $25 / drop-in. Space is limited so please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Preregistration not required.
Cash only please

FLAMENCO FALL SESSION

October 29 to December 17, 2018Mondays & Saturdays

All classes @ Peña la Pepa
3301 State Street Dr.
Corner of Tonti Street in Uptown N.O.
Note: Enter from Tonti St.

MondaysFlamenco Technique Mondays

October 29. November 5, 19, 26. December 3, 10, 17

All classes include a rigorous warm-up focused on building strength, balance and stylization followed by upper body and footwork drills, turns, and combined exercises to improve fluidity of movement and coordination. The goal of our technique work is to improve execution while integrating a deeper understanding of flamenco compas (rhythms).

Beginners 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Intermediate 7:30 to 8:30 pm

SaturdaysIntro to Flamenco for Absolute Beginners

November 3, 10, 17, 24. December 1, 8, 15.
Intro to Flamenco for Absolute Beginners 10:30 to 11:30 am
Start flamenco dance from scratch! This is the perfect opportunity for those who were always curious to learn about this mesmerizing and beautiful gitano-Andalusian art form but haven't had the opportunity to try it. Learn the basic elements of the art form while improving your balance, flexibility and strength in a comfortable setting- all while having fun! Note for Beginners: Flamenco or character dance shoes are best for class, but other sturdy, close-toed footwear will work (i.e. low, thick-heeled shoes or boots approx. 1.5 – 3in high) and comfy clothing to allow movement like stretch pants. Skirt is not required.

SaturdaysFlamenco Choreography

November 3, 10, 17, 24. December 1, 8, 15.
Beginners 11:30am to 12:30pm
This class introduces students to flamenco dance structures, compas and cante. Choreography developed throughout the duration of the intensive. It is highly recommended to attend all classes.
Intermediate 12:30 to 1:45pm
We have a very special treat this session for this class: it will be led by both Eliza and guitarist Gaspar Rodriguez, our visiting artist from Spain! Students will delve deeper into their study of flamenco dance structures, compas and cante. In this special extended 75min class, students will have the rare experience of working directly with this acclaimed artist to further their understanding of the true language of Flamenco. We will explore concepts of communication between dancer and musicians, interpretation of the cante and choreographic sequences, and aspects of accompaniment. Choreography developed throughout the duration of the intensive. It is highly recommended to attend all classes.

Tuition

$20 drop-in per class
except the 75 min. Intermediate Choreography class on Saturdays which is $25.

Cash only please

Flamenco Cante y Compas with Gaspar Rodriguez

November 20 and December 12Tuesday & Wednesday

RSVP required to attend. Contact elizaflamenkita@gmail.com for location, price details and to reserve your space!

This workshop is open-level for both musicians and dancers and is led by Gaspar Rodriguez, master flamenco guitarist with over 30 years of experience in the art form, accompanying some of Spain’s most acclaimed dancers and singers, offering us authentic knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of the art form. He will teach us proper palmas technique (rhythmic hand-clapping), leading us through various patterns and helping us understand accompaniment both for music and for dance. In order to play or dance properly in Flamenco it is essential to understand the basic structure of the cante and familiarize yourself with the letras (lyrics). We will learn a few different letras- not with the aim of being singers but rather with the goal of understanding how we can best accompany and interpret these letras as both dancers and musicians. A special focus will be on the rhythmic structures we are currently studying in our Fall Session, but we are also here to answer your questions so come with an open-mind, a notebook, and, of course, get ready to have fun! 

Heat in December: A Flamenco Mini-Workshop with Eliza Gonzalez & Gaspar Rodriguez

December 11 and 13Tuesday & Thursday

The workshop is mandatory for Live Oak’s pre-professional dancers.
Spaces for this event are extremely limited! Please email jarina@liveoakdance.com to register. Ages 11 and up only, please.

Tuition

Two-day workshop is $35.00 for both days or included with unlimited monthly class fee.

PAST CLASSES

2018 Fall Artist-In-Residence with Georgia’s A Través Arts

Two-week Artist Residency in Nov/Dec 2018 with A Través Arts teaching adults and youth in the Atlanta area. The youth education initiative includes imparting cante and baile classes to youth at Glenwood Elementary. A Través is a not-for profit organization dedicated to the art of Flamenco in Georgia. Their mission is to unite national and internationally renowned Flamenco artists with Georgia residents in the hopes that cultural exchanges anchored in creativity will hatch new perspectives for all involved.

To read a review of my artist residency visithttp://www.atravesarts.com/2018decemberflamencoresidency/

October Flamenco Intensive

Tuesdays & Saturdays, October 2 – 20, 2018. Classes in Beginner & Intermediate Flamenco Technique and Choreography and a new Saturday class for Absolute Beginners.

May 2017 Workshop: Flamenco Guitar & Dance

April Flamenco Mini-Series

Barefoot Flamenco

Flamenco Intermediate Intensive

Flamenco Mini-Series

Basics Breakdown