Members Q&A with Guest Artist - Manuel Reyes

Live members Q&A with guest artist Manuel Reyes

This Thursday the 17th of January we are going to have a wonderful guest artist with us in the studio for our regular member’s Q&A.

Manuel Reyes, a gifted flamenco dancer and masterful teacher will join us to answer questions sent in by member’s of our online dance studio danza estudio Flamenco Bites.

Current member’s can send in questions for Manuel via email or they can be posted in the member’s facebook group anytime before Thursday.

The live stream will begin at 12:30pm CET.

This will be a great session for dance students of all levels.

Click here for information about danza estudio Flamenco Bites

How to use your gaze to add weight to your salida

How to use your gaze to add weight to your salida

Today we want to share with you an excerpt from a masterclass that Jose taught for our members last year.

The class was for the palo of Soleá por Bulerías and to begin the short combination that José created he set 3 compás of palmas as the salida or entrance before the first llamada.

Before we get started here is a question for you.

How often have you had to do palmas before the first official ‘step’ of a dance or combination and just spent the whole time you were doing the palmas thinking about that first step?

Q&A with Aliesha Bryan

Q&A with Aliesha Bryan

Twice a month for our members, José and I do a live Q&A session where we answer any questions that have come up during the previous two weeks.

For our last session, José was away but luckily I had received an email from one of our members Aliesha who was in Madrid studying for the summer.

I invited her to the studio to join me for the members Q&A and we had a great conversation which you can see in the video below.

How to keep practicing basic technique interesting

How to keep practicing basic technique interesting

This past Friday in the Flamenco Bites Community I posted a question asking everyone what they had practiced the day before.

One of the dancers that replied said they were working on footwork drills until their teacher returned from a trip to Spain but that they found it difficult because they get bored from doing repetitive drills.

This is normal, repetition can be boring but it is so valuable that we must make time for it.

To help with this type of practice I thought I would share a few of the ways that I keep things interesting when I practice fundamentals.