Easter Course 2020

Friday 10th April – Monday 13th April 2020

We have an amazing course on offer for Easter 2020, with classes for all levels – spanning four days, seven hours per day. For our grand finale, the guest artists will perform at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill in the evening of the final day of the course. This will also be an opportunity for those who complete a Bulerías course to perform their choreographies on stage!


Choreography CourseEaster Course 2020 - Escuela de Baile London

Each class will learn an original choreography suitable for its level. Beginners/Improvers by Nuria García, and Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced by Pilar Ogalla.

Bulerías Course

These short, fast dances are full of character and fun. All levels taught by Marta De Troya. Each class is 1 hour.

Technique Course

This class will improve your speed and style. Level II/III will be taught by Pilar Ogalla. Each class is 1 hour.

Improvers Castanet Course

Do you own a pair of castanets but haven’t had the chance to learn or improve? Take this course to strengthen your castanet technique. Taught by Nuria Garcia, each class is 1 hour.

Bata de Cola Course

Learn the beautiful style and technique of the distinctive long Bata de Cola skirt. Note: this class is for Intermediate Level and above and you must have your own bata. This class is taught by Marta De Troya for 1 hour each day.

Cajón Course

Learn the art of playing the cajón! This course is aimed at giving you a better understanding of flamenco rhythm and to learn the art of playing the flamenco drum.  1 hour each day with Demi García Sabat.

Flamenco Singing

Develop your understanding and appreciation of flamenco cante. Each class is 2 hours and is taught by Jasmine Villalobos.


The Teachers

Pilar Ogalla

Born in Cadiz, she began studying flamenco at the age of 10 with Concha Baras, and trained with flamenco masters including Manolete, Matilde Coral, Cristina Hoyos, Manuela Carrasco, Eva la Yerbabuena and Antonio Gades. Amongst countless remarkable performances that lead her to later tour in Austria, France, Miami and Japan are shows with Compañia Cristina Hoyos in Sevilla, Gira Sueca with “Al Aire” and “Por el flamenco”, Gira COPE 2000 and “Colores” with Rafael de Carmen at the XI Bienal de Sevilla to name a few. As a teacher, Pilar Ogalla has taught classes and workshops internationally.

Marta De Troya

Marta is from Jerez who has danced at prestigious tablaos including Casa Patas and Perla de Cadiz. She came in second place at the 2017 Concurso de Ubrique, teaches at Centro de Baile Jerez and dances in Joaquin Grilo’s dance company.

Nuria García
Head of Escuela de Baile, Nuria has danced with top flamenco companies and has taught all over the world. Her work with new students is astounding.

Demi Garcia Sabat 
Originally from Barcelona, Demi studied at the London College of Music. He now works as a freelance drummer and percussionist, specialising in Flamenco, Jazz, Arabic, Latin and Pop music.

Jasmine Villalobos
From La Linea, Andalucía. From an early age Jasmine discovered that she was able to follow different rhythms (compás) in Flamenco music and dance and also learnt various styles (palos) of the music. She has been singing professionally for many years in theatres, festivals and peñas through Europe.


Course Fees & Timetable

Easter Course 2020 - Escuela de Baile London - Timetable

Beginners/Improvers Choreography £150
Elementary Choreography £175
Intermediate Choreography £175 
Advanced Choreography £175
Bata de Cola £100
Bulerias II / III £100
Bulerias I £100
Technique II / III £100
Improvers Castanets £80
Singing £80
Cajón £80

Special Offer! Choreography + Technique + Buleria = £20 off

Location: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Road, London SW6 1LY

Booking Information:

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 an 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 or email us at info@ledb.co.uk.

More information about Escuela de Baile is available on this website or call 020 8905 4554.

If you are unable to attend the course please inform us immediately. If we cannot re-allocate your place we will be unable to refund your course fee. Escuela de Baile reserves the right to provide alternative teachers where strictly necessary.

The booking form can be downloaded here. (You might need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file. It can be obtained from the Adobe website.) For more information contact us.


Join us on stage after the course!

We have hired The Tabernacle, a Grade II listed building in Powis Square, Notting Hill, London, on the Easter Monday. Here we will host an amazing evening of flamenco with professionals from Spain and the UK.
 
The first half of the show, is a student show!!! All dance schools participating in the Easter Course are invited to produce a piece to showcase their school, giving their students the opportunity to perform on a London stage with the support of the professional artists and musicians. In addition to this, all students who complete a Bulerías choreography and/or a Bata de Cola choreography during the course will be able to perform it in the show. Please contact info@ledb.co.uk if you would like to participate.
 
We would also like to send a special invitation to the Spanish Dance Society teachers to come and join us on this course and showcase some of the work achieved by their students. Congratulations also to the USA Spanish dance society for winning the Fidelio Music Award for their contribution to the artistic life in Washington DC.