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Flamenco Chicago Classes & Events
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, and will typically remain at Basic 1 level for a few sessions before being promoted to Basic 2. 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.
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Dates for our next two sessions are:
- Fall I: September 4 through October 14
- Fall II: October 16 through November 25
Fall I Class Schedule
(These classes are currently in session. If you're interested in enrolling mid-session, please contact us.)
(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 Thursdays 6:15-7:15p starting September 7. 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 : ) .
Fundamentals 2 on Saturdays 12-1pm starting September 9. This is our second session of Fundamentals (students in this class have had just four hours of flamenco last session and are continuing) Even if you have serious previous training in another form of dance, the Fundamentals level is the right place for you. You will find that flamenco is completely different in terms of body placement and technique than any form of dance you have previously studied : )
Basic 1 on Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm starting September 7. Students in this class level have at least 3 months of previous flamenco study, and are working on a simple choreography for flamenco tangos.
Basic 3 on Saturdays 11am-12noon starting September 9. Students in this level have learned basic choreographies to the following palos: tangos, bulerias, sevillanas, and tientos. They have just started to learn a choreography por caracoles using the large, performance-sized flamenco fan. If you are a Basic 2 student who has just finished our sevillanas class, Basic 3 is now your new class level, so please join this group!
Intro to Castanets on Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm starting September 5. For students at Basic 2/3 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 3 or Pre-Intermediate level.
Pre-Intermediate Technique on Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm starting September 5. This is a second class of the week for our more serious Basic 3 and Intermediate students. It's technique only. No choreographies.
Intermediate on Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm starting September 6. 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.