Flamenco Classes with La Morenita Flamenca

Autumn/Winter 2017 Timetable:

Flamenco Classes based in South London in flamenco technique and choreography, including with bata de cola.  Various levels offered.  Both women and men welcome, start any time.  Women please wear a wide, full volume, mid-length to long skirt.  Please wear a shoe with a low, sturdy heel.  No stilletto shoes or shoes with black soles that mark the floor.  Bata de Cola students required to have their own bata de cola skirt.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes begin from 27th September 2017.

Absolute Beginners/Beginners

(Little or no experience to 1-2 years)
Thursday: 7.15 - 8.45 pm
Cost: £13 per session

Elementary/Intermediate

(Those who have danced at least 2-3 years in regular classes)
Saturday: 11.15 am - 12.45 pm
Cost: £13 per session

Flamenco Open Level Technique

Open to those who have danced at least 2 years or more in regular classes (not suitable for absolute beginners)
Saturday: 1.00 - 2.30 pm
Cost: £13 per session
Class for technique consisting of arm and body technique exercises, turns, footwork exercises to increase stamina, strength and understanding of different palos timing and contratiempo.  Footwork exercises will be adapted to cater for different levels with easier versions or more difficult versions depending on the students level.

BATA DE COLA CLASSES

Students must have their own bata de cola skirt.  Please note warm up and explanation of technique is done without the bata on so you may wish to bring trousers/track suit pants for first part of class.

Bata De Cola Technique and Choreography

Students must have their own bata de cola and have danced regularly with bata for more than one year
Friday 
Technique: 7.00 - 8.00 pm;
Choreography: 8.00 - 9.00 pm; 
Cost: £15 per session, 
£25 for both taken together

Venue

Small World Dance and Wellness Centre
Unit 11, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Rd, Brixton SW2 1BZ (Ring Doorbell 011 to be let in.)

BATA DE COLA TECHNIQUE COURSE WITH LA MORENITA FLAMENCA

BATA DE COLA INTRODUCTORY TECHNIQUE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

Five week course covering bata de cola technique to build strength and improve control.  

Course will teach students how to move and control the bata de cola correctly and to avoid pitfalls such as standing on or flipping the skirt. The sessions will include technique exercises and choreography.

Recommended for those who have not attended bata de cola classes previously or regularly, or those wanting to join the Friday bata de cola classes on a regular basis.

Dates: Sundays 2.00 - 3.30 pm from 24th January to 21st February
Cost: £15 per session 
Choreography: Alegrias and Siguirias

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

"*The* place to learn bata!"

"I thoroughly enjoy Michelle’s classes even though I’m dog-tired on a Friday evening after the work week. It picks me up. Michelle is a great teacher. I do bata de cola classes with her and she really takes the time with technique, which makes all the difference. Plus, we learn lovely choreographies. And the bonus is that the class feels like a mini-family. Newcomers are welcomed into the fold."

"Michelle is a wonderfully patient, generous and committed teacher. She's blessed with not only being a technically brilliant and expressive dancer, but also the ability to break down difficult concepts, spot what you're doing wrong and takes the time to correct you. I was lucky to start my journey in flamenco with her, and under her careful eye, have developed not only as a dancer but also as a person. Flamenco speaks to me, and I'm grateful that Michelle has been here to help me learn how to answer."

Flamenco Classes Brixton: Autumn/Winter 2015 Timetable

Autumn/Winter 2015 Timetable:

Flamenco Classes based in South London in flamenco technique and choreography, including with bata de cola and baston.  Various levels offered.  Both women and men welcome, start any time.  Women please wear a wide, full volume, mid-length to long skirt.  Please wear a shoe with a low, sturdy heel.  No stilletto shoes or shoes with black soles that mark the floor.  Bata de Cola students required to have their own bata de cola skirt.

PLEASE NOTE: No classes from 25th December 2015 - 13th January 2016.

Absolute Beginners/Beginners

(Little or no experience to 1-2 years)
Thursday: 7.15 - 8.45 pm
Cost: £10 per session
Choreography: Bulerias

Elementary/Intermediate

(Those who have danced at least 2-3 years in regular classes)
Saturday: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Choreography: Siguirias with Baston
Cost: £10 per session
Students required to have their own baston

NEW: Flamenco Open Level Technique

Open to those who have danced at least 2 years or more in regular classes (not suitable for absolute beginners)
Saturday: 12.45 - 2.15 pm
Cost: £10 per session
New class for technique consisting of arm and body technique exercises, turns, footwork exercises to increase stamina, strength and understanding of different palos timing and contratiempo.  Footwork exercises will be adapted to cater for different levels with easier versions or more difficult versions depending on the students level.

BATA DE COLA CLASSES

Students must have their own bata de cola skirt.  Please note warm up and explanation of technique is done without the bata on so you may wish to bring trousers/track suit pants for first part of class.

Bata De Cola Advanced Technique and Choreography

Students must have their own bata de cola and have danced regularly with bata for more than one year
Friday Technique: 7.00 - 8.00pm;
Cost: £13 per session, 
Friday Choreography: 8.00 - 9.00pm; 
Cost: £15 per session, 
Choreography: Caña
£20 for both taken together

Venue

Small World Dance and Wellness Centre
Unit 11, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Rd, Brixton SW2 1BZ (Ring Doorbell 011 to be let in.)

MANTON & MANTON WITH BATA DE COLA WORKSHOPS WITH ESTÉR TAL OF MI FLAMENCO

Learn the art of dancing with the Manton (flamenco shawl) with the lead dancer of international flamenco company Mi Flamenco

Date: Saturday 26th July

Workshop 1: Manton Technique
All levels welcome including beginners
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm

Workshop 2: Manton and Bata de Cola
Participants must have experience dancing with the bata de cola and their own bata de cola skirt.
Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm

Prices:
£28 on the day to attend an individual class or £25 booked and paid in advance
£54 on the day to attend both classes or £48 booked and paid in advance

If you do not have a manton and would like to do either or both courses we have some mantons available to lend out on the day.  Please get in contact beforehand to check availability.

To book in advance email Michelle at info@lamorenitaflamenca.co.uk or call 07944 337 904

Places will be limited to allow students sufficient space to dance with the manton and the bata de cola so book early to avoid disappointment.

Venue:
Upstairs Dance Studio
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SW
Nearest Tube: Oval (turn left on exiting the tube)

Ester Tal

Ester Tal has studied with some of the most renowned teachers and artists ever seen in Spain: in the capital itself in the famous "Amor de Dios" flamenco school and in Jerez de la Frontera, in Andalusia. Dancers and teachers such as Ciro, Maria Magdalena, Maria Bermudez, Belen Fernandez, Carmela Greco, Manuela Carpio among many others. She has performed in various theatres both in and outside Spain including "El teatro de Burgos", Madrid and Zaragoza and theatres throughout the UK and in major US cities.

She's toured in Spain with Maria Gracia and the Spanish classical singers in "Esas Cosas del Querer", where she performed solo and in duets as support to this very popular Spanish show. Apart from large theatres, she has also danced on the prestigious circuit of more intimate flamenco venues called "peñas" and "tablaos" alongside other well-known flamenco artists; venues highly respected among the flamenco community.

In Jerez, she's danced in "Parilla" tablao, "La Taberna Flamenca" and "La Damajuana" with up and coming artists from Andalusia. In 2005, she was invited to perform with other Jerez artists, (Luis El Mono, Ali de la Tota, Juanilloro etc) in the esteemed annual festival event, "Las Noches de la Plazuela", which takes place in one of the oldest and most prestigious peñas in Andalusia, "Los Cernícalos".

Apart from being an experienced performer, Ester is also a very experienced teacher with students of all abilities and ages. In her flamenco academy, Ester teaches a wide range of ages and levels. Besides her regular flamenco classes, she also teaches specialised workshops for students from first-time beginners to advanced and gives private lessons.



La Morenita Flamenca Performing with Aaron Monteverde at the Epsom Playhouse


Performance at Epsom Playhouse with Aaron Monteverde

Date: Saturday 31st May
Price: from £12
Address: Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL

Spain's Finest and Youngest Flamenco concert Pianist Aaron Monteverde will be performing an eclectic mix of classical piano arrangements, original compositions and Flamenco numbers accompanied by a Spanish guitarist and dancer La Morenita Flamenca (Michelle Carrier).

A student of Maestro Felipe Campuzano, Aaron Monteverde has been a composer for the Gypsy Kings, has performed for La Duquesa De Alba Spanish Royal Family and has shared the stage with the son of Camaron de la Isla.

To book tickets visit www.epsomplayhouse.co.uk
Box Office: +44 (01372) 742555 / 742227


Flamenco Classes in Brixton: Winter Timetable

Spring Timetable:

Spring Breaks: Please Note!

No classes on 18th and 19th April during Easter, and no classes between 30th April to 18th May and classes resume Thursday 22nd May

Both women and men welcome, start any time.  Women please wear a wide, full volume, mid-length to long skirt.  Please wear a shoe with a low, sturdy heel.  No stilletto shoes or shoes with black soles that mark the floor.

Bata de Cola students required to have their own bata de cola skirt.

Absolute Beginners/Beginners

(Little or no experience)
Thursday: 7.15 - 8.45 pm

Cost: £10 per session

Elementary/Intermediate

(Those who have studied for at least 2-3 years in regular classes)
Saturday: 11.00 - 12.30 pm

Cost: £10 per session

Beginners/Improvers

(Little experience to 1 year)
Saturday: 12.45 - 2.15 pm

Cost: £10 per session

Bata De Cola

Thursday Open level technique: 8.45pm - 9.45pm
Cost: £10 per session
Friday choreography: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost: £20 per session

Venue

Small World Dance and Wellness Centre
Unit 11, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Rd, Brixton SW2 1BZ (Ring Doorbell 011 to be let in.)