Why this Course is Different

Comprehensive Technique
Training

Unlike other dance classes, this class is deeply focused on fundamental dance technique that will support you when you go on to learn choreographies and perform.

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Why this Course is Different

Deep Focus on Flamenco Rhythm

When you feel confident in controlling the compás you can start to enjoy the experience of moving your body in connection with the music and cante. The whole course focuses on one rhythm (Fandango de Huelva) and each class builds on the previous with different exercises each time reinforcing your sense of rhythm.

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What you'll learn

The compás of Fandango de Huelva.

Typical palmas patterns and palmas improvisations for Fandango de Huelva

Correct technique for zapateado (footwork), braceo (arms), manos (hands) and quiebro (inclined torso postures).

Interpretation of the choreography with a guitarist and singer and how to adapt your dancing for different types of singers.

Typical mistakes in technique that can affect your ability to stay in compás when you dance.

How to layer movement to create full marcajes for Fandango de Huelva.

The use of your head and small gestures to add character to your dancing.

Typical mistakes in technique that can affect your ability to stay in compás when you dance.

How to layer movement to create full marcajes for Fandango de Huelva.

The use of your head and small gestures to add character to your dancing.

 

Your Instructor

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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.

Through his dance studio in Madrid and many international workshops José has inspired hundreds of flamenco dance students to discover their unique flamenco style through hard work and learning to dance with their heart.

 

Class Curriculum

 

Class 1 - Flamenco technique

Palmas por Fandango de huelva

Técnica de pies 

Juego de pies 

Colocación de brazos 

Técnica de manos

Paso combinado

 

CLASS 3 - FLAMENCO TECHNIQUE

Calentamiento de pies

Introducción al cambio de variaciones

Variación con Laura

Variación con Rocío

Variación con Renae

Marcaje por Fandango de Huelva

 

 

CLASS 5 - baile por fandango(with guitar accompaniment)

Calentamiento

Segunda letra

Remate de la letra

Segundo estribillo / Final

BAILE DE FANDANGO DE HUELVA

CLASS 2 - FLAMENCO TECHNIQUE

Palmas por Fandango de Huelva

Marcaje con brazos abajo

Varaciones de marcajes

Marcaje con pies

Marcaje con contratiempo

Remate por Fandango de Huelva

 

CLASS 4 - baile por fandango(with guitar accompaniment)

Calentamiento

Inicio de Fandango de Huelva

Primer estribillo

Remate del estribillo

Primera letra

Remate de la letra

Escobilla

Special Bonus Class -

Introducción al cante por Fandango de Huelva

In this class José talks about each piece of the choreography in relation to the cante and guitar while giving his insights into the performance and interpretation of the choreography.

 
Dear Renae,
Hats off to you, José and all those who worked on this project. I do a little online training at my work and I have to say that this is an excellent format and the content is outstanding. You included all of components that I need at this time. I have never worked with Fandango before so your course was educational for me in more ways than just dance.
— Ann, Fundamentals of Flamenco Dance Student