Flamenco Chicago

Discover your own power and beauty, and find your own expression.

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Flamenco Classes & Events

NEWS FLASH: ATTEND "ESENCIA," OUR SUMMER STUDIO SHOWCASE, 3-4PM THIS SATURDAY, JULY 30.  DETAILS IN THE BOX TO YOUR LEFT -- JUST CLICK THE IMAGE.

How our scheduling works:

Our regular weekly classes usually run in 6-week, 6-class sessions.  Students must enroll by the start date of each class, and, if you're on our elist, we'll be letting you know about special discounts and offers available only to persons on our list (such as our early-bird enrollment tuition discount, occasional opportunities to join a class in progress after the start date if we have room, and invitations to special events).

Students are required to enroll for each full 6-week session in advance.  There is no "pay as you go" option at our studio.  If you would like to try a class before enrolling, please do this in advance of a new session beginning.  Drop-in classes for the purpose of trying out a class level are $24 per hour, cash only.

Classes tend to rise up through proficiency levels at the same day and time, so, for example, the time slot that is currently Fundamentals 1 will become a Fundamentals 2 the next session, and a Basic 1 level the session after that.  If we required our students to change the day and time of their classes every time they moved up a level, we would lose most of our students due to schedule conflicts, so this is the reason we do things the way we do.  Our system also allows friendships and community to form as students are learning together, in the same group, for years at a time.

For students who are between levels, and would like to catch up with the skills taught in a class level slightly higher than their own, private lessons are always available, at a cost of $70-$90 per hour, depending on the teacher.  Students who are focused and have some natural ability for dance can learn the equivalent of 6 weeks of class material in just one private lesson hour.

Click any of the links below to be taken to a description of that class plus a link to enroll online.  All of our class enrollment is done online in advance.  

Have questions?  Just click here to ask, and we'll be right in touch!

Dates for our next two sessions are:

  • Summer 2: August 7 through September 2 (end-of-summer 4- week session)
  • Fall I: September 4 through October 14 (we resume our regular, 6-week session schedule)

Summer 2 Class Schedule (starting the week of August 7): 

(Children ages 8 and up are welcomed in our adult classes, with parental supervision. We are not offering dedicated children's classes at this time, and find that older children do better in our leveled adult program rather than in a multi-age kids' class.)

Fundamentals 1 on Wednesdays 7:15-8:15pm starting August 9.  This is our class for first-time beginners to flamenco, even if you have serious previous training in another form of dance.  You will find that flamenco is completely different in terms of body placement and technique than any form of dance you have previously studied : ) .  Click here for information and to enroll.

Fundamentals Fast Track on Saturdays 1-2pm starting August 12.  This is our class for first-time beginners to flamenco, with accelerated learning for those with serious previous training in another form of dance and/or those who have taken our Fundamentals level previously and want a refresher.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Fundamentals 2 on Mondays 6:30-7:30pm starting August 7.  This a continuing Fundamentals level for those who have completed Fundamentals 1.  If you were in Fundamentals 1 at this time last session, this is still your class.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Basic 1 on Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm starting August 10.  Students in this class level have at least 3 months of previous flamenco study, and are working on a simple choreography for flamenco tangos.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Basic 2 (Sevillanas) on Tuesdays 8:15-9:15pm starting August 8.  Students in this class level have at least 6 months of previous flamenco study, and are midway through learning the four coplas of sevillanas. Want a refresher on coplas 3 and 4 or need to learn those two coplas from scratch?  This is the right class for you.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Basic 3 on Saturdays 11am-12noon starting August 12.  Students in this level have learned basic choreographies to the following palos: tangos, bulerias, sevillanas, and tientos.  They'll be starting to learn a choreography por caracoles this session.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Intro to Castanets on Saturdays 12-1pm starting August 12.  For students at Basic 2 level and up.  Learn the basics of playing castanets, as well as a super simple introductory choreography using castanets.  You must also be concurrently enrolled in a group class other than castanets at the Basic 2, 3, or Pre-Intermediate level.  Click here for information and to enroll.

Pre-Intermediate Technique on Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm starting August 8.  This is a second class of the week for our more serious Basic 3 and Intermediate students -- as well as for many of our Basic 2 students.  It's technique only.  No choreographies. Click here for information and to enroll.

Intermediate on Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm starting August 9.  This is the most advanced class on our schedule at the moment. Students in this class level have between 3 and 8 years of previous flamenco study, usually with several years of just once-a-week classes before deciding to get a little more serious.  This group will also be learning the same caracoles choreography as the Saturday Basic 3 class, as well as continuing to improve on improvisation in bulerias and rumba por fiesta. Click here for information and to enroll.

 

Rosetta Magdalen is an amazing teacher. She is inspired and inspiring. The assistant instructors and more senior dancers are wonderful. I have been with Flamenco Chicago for about 3 years and I have performed in several showcases (recitals). The atmosphere is warm and welcoming; the music and other students are invigorating and encouraging. My only lament is that I should have started this years ago. Thank you Rosetta and Flamenco Chicago.
— Sydney Iglitzen

The calendar below lists only the start date for each class.  You can click any listing to be taken to a description and enrollment link: