Christmas Course 2016
Flamenco Christmas Course – 27th – 31st December 2016
Fill the days between Christmas and New Year with Flamenco!
Study Choreography, Sevillanas, Technique, Bulerías, Castanets & Rhythm with top teachers in this popular course.
This year we are delighted to bring Manual Liñán to teach the Intermediate and Advanced Choreography and Bulerías Level 2/3.
The Flamenco dance course includes classes at four levels: Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. All students will study flamenco dance technique as well as choreography. The Beginners will be taught by Nuria García, Elementary by Victoria Ramos and Intermediate and Advanced by Manuel Liñán.
The class is one and a half hours each day.
The beginners’ class is a great opportunity to learn the popular feria dance, Sevillanas. The class is taught by Nuria García for one hour each day.
This course teaches the famous flamenco dance of Jerez — the Bulerías. These short pieces of choreography, full of character, are traditionally featured at the end of flamenco shows. This course is taught at two levels: Level 1 is taught by Victoria Ramos and Level 2/3 by Manuel Liñán.
The class is one hour each day.
In this class you will improve your style by working on arms, footwork and turns. This class is taught at 2 levels: Level 1 and Level 2 are taught by Victoria Ramos. This class is an hour a day.
This class is taught by Victoria Ramos for one hour each day.
You will cover 3 different rhythms per day, learning Palmas & structure of each rhythm. Some songs will be added during the course for understanding & knowledge. This course is suitable for dancers, guitarists & singers and is taught by Jasmine Villalobos & Tito Heredia for two hours each day.
Manuel Liñán: Sprung from pure Flamenco, this artist exudes purity from himself and his dance. Manuel Liñán is life, freshness and passion. After many years researching new styles, the dancer and choreographer leans toward tradition, reaching a point of sheer geniality and simplicity, as he becomes a trend setter in Flamenco vanguard dancing.
His presentations are characterized by an absolute control of the stage due to his ability to create new paradigms to draw from. Manuel weaves a solid and traditional web where the Flamenco voice (cante), the guitar and the dance are hosts.
He has performed as a solo artist in various companies: Merche Esmeralda, Teresa Nieto and the New Spanish Ballet. He has also performed with artists like Belen Maya and Rafaela Carrasco. Together with Olga Pericet he directed Camara Negra and with Marco Flores, Dos en Compañia.
Manuel Liñán is not only a dancer, but a choreographer and director. He has been invited on many occasions to choreograph for the Spanish National Ballet, Rafaela Carrasco, Teresa Nieto and the Spanish New Ballet. Drawing from these experiences he appears in REW with Daniel Doña in a project which allows him to develop as a choreographer and co-director.
In 2008 he began his solo career in TAURO. Later he continued with MUNDO, APARTE and SINERGIA, where he had the opportunity to travel to numerous prestigious festivals like the Jerez Festival which bestowed on him the best newcomer dancer prize.
A year later he was awarded the MAX de las Artes Escenicas prize as the best male performer and the first critic’s prize from FLAMENCO HOY.
In 2014 he presented NOMADA in the Jerez Festival, an important festival for Flamenco, where he once again displayed his talent both as a choreographer and a dancer.
Victoria Ramos: Head of Centro de Baile Jerez; has performed and taught workshops all over the world. She began her first steps of flamenco at the age of six. She is a Spanish flamenco dancer and a Spanish classical by the “Sociedad Internacional de Baile Español” and is currently an examiner of the Spanish Society. She has worked professionally with several companies including the “Paco Peña Company” and the Guillermo de Perete Company with whom she traveled worldwide. 25 years ago she settled permanently in Jerez de la Frontera where she runs the prestigious school “Centro de Baile Jerez”. Over the last few years she is dedicated to teaching and choreography teaching classes and courses worldwide. Some choreography work has been for Onda Jerez TV at the Villamarta Theater, London Weekend TV and the Jerez Fair. Her students have danced on several occasions in Jerez, participated in tours in Europe and in the Flamenco Festival of Sadler Wells London.
Nuria García: Head Teacher and Artistic Director of the Escuela de Baile and primarily based in London, though she is a regular guest teacher at prestigious schools all over the world. Nuria has also taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The American School in London and at the annual summer course at LEDB’s twin school in Jerez. She holds the Instructora de Baile qualification from the Sociedad de Baile Español (Spanish Dance Society).
As a child, she attended a full time dance school and trained in Spain under some of the most revered teachers including Antonio Canales, La Tati, Adrian Galia, Marco Flores, Manuel Liñán, Javier Latorre, Angel Muñoz, Eva Yerbabuena, Rosario Toledo, Rafaela Carrasco, Mario Maya Belén Maya Rocío Molina, Joaquín Grilo and Israel Galvan.
Nuria has danced in many top flamenco companies, including Paco Peña’s, Juan Martín’s, Fiesta Flamenca and Grupo de Jerez, touring extensively worldwide. For five years, Nuria worked in the avant-garde flamenco and contemporary performance group Von Magnet, which led to several television appearances.
Miguel Jingle: Coming from Granada who will be teaching all aspects of technique and all the different flamenco rhythms, he will also cover playing for singers and dancers. Jingle has an amazing amount of experience teaching and playing for professional dancers.
Jasmine Villalobos & Tito Heredia: Professional Singer & Guitarist from Spain.
|Morning Session 1 – 09:00 – 10:00|
|Sevillanas||Nuria García||09:00 – 10:00|
|Castanets||Victoria Ramos||09:00 – 10:00|
|Morning Session 2 – 10:00 – 11:30|
|Elementary Choreography||Victoria Ramos||10:00 – 11.30|
|Intermediate Choreography||Manuel Liñán||10:00 – 11.30|
|Afternoon Session 1 – 11:45 – 12:45|
|Bulerías Level 2/3||Manuel Liñán||11.45 – 12.45|
|Technique Level 1||Victoria Ramos||11.45 – 12.45|
|Afternoon Session 2 – 13:00 – 14:30|
|Bulerías Level 1||Victoria Ramos||13.00 – 14.00|
|Intermediate/Advanced Choreography||Manuel Liñán||13.00 – 14.30|
|Afternoon Session 3 – 14:00 – 15:00|
|Technique Level 2||Victoria Ramos||14.00 – 15.00|
|Guitar||Miguel Jingle||14.30 – 16.00|
|Intensive Rhythm & Understanding||Jasmine Villalobos
& Tito Heredia
|15.00 – 17.00|
Sevillanas – £85
Choreography – Elementary – £165
Choreography – Intermediate – £175
Choreography – Advanced – £175
Bulerías Course – £85
Technique Course – £85
Castanets – £80
Guitar Course – £150
Intensive Rhythm & Understanding Course – £175
(£150 if booked with a Choreography Course)
Special Offer: Manuel Liñán Intermediate, Advanced and Bulerías 2/3 – £400
Special Offer: Choreography Course, Technique, Bulerías and Castanets – £390
Sadler’s Wells Theatre & The Lilian Baylis Studio
London EC1R 4TN
Nearest Tube: Angel on the Bank branch of the Northern Line.
By Bus: Numbers 19, 38 and 341 travel from the West End to the theatre’s own bus stop. Many buses travel from Waterloo, Liverpool Street, Euston and Kings Cross stations to the Angel.
Sadlers Wells location page gives more information.
Please return your form with course fees to Escuela de Baile, 35 Tintagel Drive, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4SR.
Please make cheques payable to Escuela de Baile.
You will receive email confirmation.
The course is extremely popular and only prompt booking can ensure the course of your choice. Please phone if you are unsure of your level.
The booking form is downloadable here.
The full leaflet including the timetable will be available soon.
For more information about Escuela de Baile please contact us.