Fiery footwork, undulating arms, and spiraling hands are the trademarks of FLAMENCO, a passionate dance from Andalusia, the southern part of Spain. Many Spanish settlers to New Mexico were from Andalusia, and their influence is still felt in Santa Fe. New Mexico is home to many world famous flamenco dancers and musicians, and the greatest flamenco artists in the world continue to travel here to teach and perform.
Julia Chacon trained and danced in Spain and performs across the USA and Latin America. Her choreography has been performed in China, Mexico, and throughout the States. She was featured on the Travel Channel teaching celebrity Samantha Brown in 2008 and has also been featured in Local Flavor Magazine and the Collector’s Guide. Don’t miss this opportunity to study flamenco with a seasoned professional and catalyze your expressive energy with this passionate dance!!
Private and Semi-Private classes are tailored to your dance level and no previous dance experience is necessary. Ongoing group classes are also offered. In class you will learn flamenco rhythms, zapateado (footwork), brazeo (arm movment), and stylization. Flamenco shoes are best for class, but other sturdy footwear will work (i.e. boots). Men should wear pants and women a long full skirt. Pants are fine for women if a skirt is not available. Wear something that allows you to strike the floor with your feet and gives you FULL range of movement in your arms and legs. Dance class will use your whole body so be sure your clothes allow for that.
Treat yourself to something special and experience the sensation of Spanish dance in the Land of Enchantment!