Flamenco Dance Holidays

Flamenco Dance Holidays in Andalusia

Every year Carmen organises courses during holiday periods, with the intention of bringing students of flamenco from all over the world to Andalusia. The experience over the past few years has been very good. Besides the flamenco classes, the group spends time together on the beach, sees authentic flamenco shows, and strolls around  typical barrios steeped in flamenco, the scent of  flamenco in every corner, breathing in the spirit of Andalusia, the land that gave birth to flamenco. 

These courses are open to all students of flamenco dance, and the classes are held in Flamenco Peñas, traditional dance schools of Andalusia, and in other atmospheric venues in which dancing flamenco becomes an unforgettable experience. 

Flamenco Dance Workshops June-July 2009

First workshop: 29th June to 4th July
Second workshop: 6th July to 11th July

The workshops coincide with the Granada Festival of Music and Dance, giving you the opportunity to receive flamenco classes every day in one of the typical caves of the region and see flamenco shows in Granada every night. For more information on the Festival of Music and Dance, see www.granadafestival.org and www.turgranada.com  

The price of each workshop is 180 euros per student, or 300 euros if you wish to attend both workshops.
Places will be limited to a maximum of six students per workshop.

Classes will be from 10.30am until 2.00pm every day from Monday to Saturday. During the first hour and a half we will work on flamenco rhythms, clapping , footwork and bodily technique. After a 30 minute break we will continue with another hour an a half, learning flamenco choreography and dance expression.

On the workshops we will make a journey through all the major flamenco styles or “palos” – Fandangos, Bulerias, Tangos, Soleares, Alegrias, Seguiriyas and Peteneras – introducing us to the different flamenco rhythms and learning to dance complete or partial choreographies.

To reserve your place, please contact Carmen on +0034 652 508 730 or carmen976@hotmail.com . For information on getting to Monachil and accommodation options, click here.

Flamenco Holiday Dance Courses in France

Carmen regularly gives dance workshops in the south of France, organised by Maria Luisa Sotoca, director of Alma Flamenca in Toulouse and of the Flamenco Festival of Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees.

Maria Luisa Sotoca, as well as being a close friend of Carmen and having worked together over the last four years, is a very enterprising woman with a great talent for flamenco. At the moment she has her own production company “World Music Colors Production” and for the last five years has directed the  Festival Flamenco de Toulouse et Midi-Pyrénées”, which was started with minimal resources but a strong wish to bring good flamenco to the South of France. If you wish to know more about the festival and the work of Maria Luisa, don’t hesitate to contact her or visit her website:


Carmen and Maria Luisa work together with the same intention: to bring the soul of flamenco to the world in an honest way. Together they have developed flamenco courses of all levels in various cities and regions of the South of France, which have received good reviews in the press and have been a great success among the students. At the moment both are preparing the way to take flamenco to the rest of Europe and other continents.

For more information contact carmen976@hotmail.com  or Maria Luisa almaflamenca@wanadoo.fr