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Unsurprisingly flamenco lessons have become very popular in Madrid. They are a perfect way to connect with the dancing culture of a city famous for being the origin of flamenco.
An afternoon spent at a flamenco class will be a memorable experience that will enhance your visit to the cradle of flamenco. Without a doubt it will inspire you to show off to impress your friends when you’re back at home.
If a couple of hours are is not enough, you can choose to book a whole day or even longer periods… The possibilities are endless depending on your availability and how long you are in Madrid!
These flamenco lessons have been selected after months researching and contacting dozens of schools here in Madrid. The classes include many options – from private lessons to group classes at the school.
But don’t be afraid to suggest other interests you may have, or ask any question before taking the leap.
“A wonderful lesson with a fantastic teacher, Rocio, who was full of passion and a great dancer. We had lots of fun learning a few steps and then dancing the evening away. We all had a great time, she spoke English and encouraged us a lot. I would definitely go back again!” — Jana (Frankfurt, Germany)
It’s amazing to see the before and after effect this flamenco lessons will have on you.
More than learning how to dance flamenco, during this class you will start feeling what flamenco is. And all these emotions will arise as you learn the basic movements essential to the dance – you body posture, how to position feet, the arms and hands movements, your facial gestures…
Are you a newbie? You don’t have any sense of rhythm? It doesn’t matter. This flamenco class is about finding and creating your own bond with the rhythm.
You don’t need any previous knowledge of flamenco.
“A visit to Madrid just isn’t complete without a flamenco lesson. My teacher, Antonio, was so terrific I went ahead and treated myself to a second private class. A great workout for body and mind alike and a wonderful way to gain a greater appreciation for the culture.” — Cecile (London, UK)
This course is suitable for every one: absolute beginners, those who have taken some beginners’ flamenco lessons or those who have a lot of flamenco experience. Either way, the teacher will support you and tailor the class to your needs.
Your teacher will guide you step by step to practice a routine while improving your performance and technique. And, of course, you will receive friendly feedback throughout so that you don’t miss anything.
You will be instantly immersed in the passion and drama of flamenco!
“Andrea made the whole ‘have a go at flamenco’ experience for my wife’s 50th birthday fun and memorable. She was very warm and friendly, clearly an expert in flamenco and easily transferred her enthusiasm to the group. I would definitely recommend this experience. You don’t need any previous dance experience necessary for maximum fun.” — Scott (Toronto, Canada)
The school you will go to is made up of teachers who are artists and all of them are authentic masters. So the quality of the education you will receive is absolutely outstanding.
Another great thing is that you can try different classes at different levels. This way you can choose the one you feel most comfortable with.
Whether you want to specialize in a palo (flamenco styles), or if your goal is to get started in the different disciplines of flamenco, you can do it.
In fact, you can choose what is that you want to specifically learn. Is it flamenco dance? Flamenco technique? How to play castanets while dancing?
It’s really up to you!
“Carmen was a great teacher, very encouraging and showed us a range of flamenco dance moves. We were a group of 8 with mixed abilities and this was well accommodated. We booked for 1 hour but would have happily done longer. Thanks Carmen!” — Rachida (Amman, Jordan)
All you need is a pair of shoes that hold your feet properly, so as to avoid possible injuries when doing the zapateao. A pair of sneakers should be enough. Please, don’t wear sandals because your feet would not be held tightly and you might get hurt.
During the lesson you are going to be moving about and you are likely to sweat (especially in the summer). So it’s best if you bring comfortable clothes to enjoy this activity to the max.
During this lesson you will get basic notions of flamenco. More precisely, you will learn how to make a basic zapateao, basic palmas (hand clapping) and some arm movements.
It takes many (many) years to learn and master flamenco. Professional flamenco dancers have typically received 10+ years of continuous training… And, even so, they keep learning and training all the time.
“I had an excellent experience taking a class with Andrea. She was professional, knowledgeable, passionate, and kind. This is a must do for anyone visiting Madrid who has an interest in dance.” — Dawn (Philadelphia, USA)