Study castanet technique with maestro José Merino
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**All of our classes with José have English subtitles.
The key to making progress with castanets is consistent practice with attention to good technique.
In this class you'll join José and Renae to learn the exercises that José teaches his students at his dance studio in Madrid.
The class starts with drills that focus on articulation of the fingers and then progresses to various rhythmic drills and finally to castanets with braceo and a marcaje on the compás of seguiriya.
For $47 you get:
HD video lesson
PDF workbook with all exercises explained
Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
Each of the 18 exercises taught in the class are explained and documented in a downloadable PDF.
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José Merino is an international dance artist, teacher and choreographer.
José made his professional debut with BALLET DE MADRID led by José Granero. A former dancer with the acclaimed BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPANA, where he performed the role of soloist and first-dancer for many productions and has toured extensively throughout the world. He has worked with and been a guest artist with the renowned company of Antonio Canales and the company of Karine Saporta - National Center of Normandy (France) among many others.
Frequently asked questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course is available indefinitely. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer refunds or guarantees?
You bet! If you try the classes and decide that this course what you were looking for we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked. Just email us within the first 30 days after your purchase for a full refund.
What level of flamenco dance do I need to do this course?
This class is aimed at dancers with basic flamenco dance and castanet experience. Complete beginners will find the class challenging.
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