Flamenco Dance Courses & Performances

International Flamenco Dance Course in Granada 2nd - 7th July 2012

Coinciding with the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance.



Course Content and Timetable

The course is a total of 15 hours of classes from 11.00 to 14.00 Monday to Friday. We will start the classes with warm-up exercises, rhythm, clapping, and technique, and continue with choreographies in Tangos de Granada and Bulerías al Golpe.

Students participating in the course must have at least one year’s experience. The course will be imparted by the Flamenco dancer and teacher Carmen Alvarez in her dance studio Cueva de la Luz or in the Sala la Chistera, just five minutes walk from the hotel.

Price and Booking

The Price of the course is 580 euros and includes the following:

- Flamenco course with Carmen Alvarez
- Hotel accommodation from Sunday 1st July to Sunday 8th July (vacating the hotel before 12.00 Sunday)
- Breakfast and lunch in the hotel from Monday to Saturday and breakfast on the final Sunday.
- Welcome dinner in the hotel on Sunday 1st, at 21.00.
- Flamenco Fiesta on Saturday 7th with a performance by a Flamenco group and many surprises.

To make your booking contact Carmen by email or telephone:

0034 652 508 730
carmen976@hotmail.com
cuevadelaluz@yahoo.es

General Information

The course will be for a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 12 students.

Accommodation will be in double rooms in the Rural Hotel “El Rio” (if you would like a single room there will be a surcharge of 15 euros per night). Both the hotel and the dance studio are in the pretty mountain village of Monachil in the Sierra Nevada, 10km from Granada city, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and unique, friendly atmosphere.

In the afternoons we will go out to Granada for sightseeing, shopping and flamenco concerts. I will send you all the necessary information when you contact me.


Learn to Dance Flamenco!

Dance is a natural expression of the human body and soul that unites all cultures of the world. If you have never learned to dance then you are missing out on something everyone needs to feel truly alive! Flamenco is more than mastery of technique, it is a way of connecting with and expressing the deepest feelings in our hearts, and it can have an almost magical power.

Flamenco Dance Holidays

Flamenco is probably the most important artistic expression of Spanish culture, and there is no better way to enter the spirit of Spain and Andalusia than to learn to dance flamenco. If you have had enough of beaches and bars and want to discover the real Spain then a flamenco holiday in a mountain village close to Granada - the most beautiful and magical city of Spain - may well be the answer! You can either book an intensive course or, alternatively, if you are in the area and would like to have a few lessons in flamenco dance, individually or with a group of friends, we can arrange something around your schedule. Please contact me for more information.

Intensive Flamence Dance Courses

These courses are aimed at individuals or groups of all levels who wish to learn to dance flamenco for a period of time – from a weekend to several weeks. In these classes we will work on technique, rhythm, and various choreographies. We can also introduce dancing with shawl, cane, fan, long gown, castanets and other accessories.

Flamenco Dance Day Courses

For individuals or groups visiting Granada or Monachil who would like a brief introduction to flamenco dance or rhythm, I would be delighted to share a few hours of dance and fun with you.

Regular Flamenco Dance Lessons

I teach regular classes of Flamenco dance and Sevillanas throughout the year. Two hours of classes per week in groups of between 4 and 10 students. Please contact me to confirm times.

Sevillanas: Tuesdays 17.00 – 19.00

Flamenco dance: Thursdays 17.00 – 19.00

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Flamenco Dances Performances for Private Parties and Fiestas

Carmen offers private flamenco dance performances at her studio and at parties and fiestas, accompanied by dance, guitar and song. Carrmen also performs regularly at festivals, café-theatres, art exhibitions and in videos. Carmen's performances range from traditional shows of flamenco dance accompanied by guitar and singer, to contemporary flamenco performances with musical fusions and projected images. Although the latter are not yet common in Andalusia, they are being well received because of Carmen's originality and because of the improvised nature of flamenco. If you would like to arrange a flamenco dance performance for a private party or fiesta please contact Carmen for more information.  


Flamenco Guitar, Singing & Percussion Lessons

As well as flamenco dance lessons, the studio offers classes of flamenco guitar, singing and percussion. The classes are taught by three young rising stars of flamenco in Granada, who work with the greatest flamenco artists of today. To get to know these three teachers, read the interview on page Flamenco Guitar, Percussion & Song