Learn the basics of Flamenco Dance in a fun and easy-going way.
No partner required or previous dance experience required. Discover why Halifax has become one of Canada’s main flamenco destinations.
What to expect from flamenco dance
A low impact exercise, suitable for all levels of fitness.
Classes are mentally and physically stimulating.
Great for coordination, balance and posture.
Flamenco is a challenging art form which leaves room for continuous learning.
Flamenco offers an outlet for personal expression. You’ll also meet a great group of fellow students with similar interests as yourself.
You do not need to be a trained dancer, nor do you have to be young and streamlined – no matter your age or shape, flamenco has something for you! Not quite sure what to expect? Read Maria's article "Dare to Dance" to find out. Class content and instructors Classes on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday evenings will be taught be Rachel James, Tuesdays by Audrey Barber and Thursday afternoons by Linda Palmer.
Other Absolute Beginner Courses you can attend
Sundays, 4.30-5.30pm $110 (until June 2); @ Maritime Dance Academy
Tuesdays, 7-8pm Clap clap clap, rhythm class! $75 (April only) @ ScotiaBank Stage/Neptune Theatre
Thursdays, 12.05-12.55pm $130 (until May 30) @ Halifax Dance
Thursdays, 7.30-8.30pm $145 (until May 30)@ Chocolate Lake Community Centre
To register for other courses please click here
No classes on Sunday, April 21No Classes on Victoria Day Weekend: May 19-20, Sunday-Monday
What to bring to your first class
Comfortable pants or skirt of your choice. We will discuss footwear on the first day of the course, you can also check out my Flamenco Shoe Guide for Beginners. If possible, bring a pair of sturdy shoes with a low heel and closed toe. Please check out our website for more information on the school and other classes at FlamencoSchool.ca. There is lots of information and videos for you to get an idea of what to expect!
Here are all the courses we are offering this term:
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About Flamenco Dance
Fluid arms and percussive footwork are hallmarks of Flamenco dance that are paralleled in the beautiful melodies and intricate rhythms of Flamenco music. Originating in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, the fire of Flamenco dance is reflective of its Roma (Gitano) dancing roots and influences from Arabic traditions. Learn traditional as well as original dances that are steeped in folklore and melding cultures dating back to the 1500’s in then Moorish Spain.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Maritime Dance Academy has a large parking lot right in front and there is public transit nearby. The school is located right off Kearny Lake Road on tha ground level and there are visible signs.
The Chocoloate Lake Community Centre also has a large parking lot, the dance classes are on the second floor inthe dance studio.
Halifax Dance is on Barrington and Spring Garden (inside the Maritime Centre) at the main level (end of the fallway with the elevators and the Scotiabank stage is part of Neptune Theatre's complex on Argyle St. Both locations are downtown Halifax and a couple of blocks away from each other. There are several parking lots nearby and lots of public transit as well. Allow extra time if you are driving and would prefer to park on the street.
How will I find the studio my classes are in?At Maritime Dance Academy, your class will be in studio 4 or 5 at the end of the hallway.
At Halifax Dance, please ask at the front desk which studio your classes will be in.
What should I bring to my first class?
To start out, you do not need any special clothing or shoes, just make sure you can lift your arms up comfortably. Female students will eventually need a flamenco practice skirt or other full long skirt and proper flamenco dance schoes, but it’s not necessary for your first term. Shoes should be as similar as possibe to flamenco dance shoes: any shoes or short boots with an approximately 2-inch-high or less, closed toe and a sturdy heel will work. Try to avoid sandals, sport shoes (rubber soled shoes ,you want to be able to hear the sounds your shoes make) and ) and wedges. If you are looking for flamenco shoes, the best is to order them online, unless you are travelling to Toronto, Montreal or any other city that has a dance store in or outside Canada. Our Facebook Flamenco Buy and Sell Group occasionally has second hand shoes for sale, but they go quickly.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email the school to the attention of Maria Osende at [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Can I buy it as a gift Certificate?
Yes. Please contact for details [email protected]
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