Flamenco dance is for people of all ages and no prior dance training needed. You don't need a partner for flamenco dance! We offer classes from complete beginners to professional level and are proud of the friendly, supportive and motivated community at our studio.
Our classes include live flamenco guitar accompaniment and we offer performance opportunities for dancers of all levels, including an annual end of year show open to all students. See our student performance photo gallery…Ole!
Classes are held in our fully equipped, air-conditioned, mirrored studio. We have plenty of parking and the studio is easy to get to by public transport (Bus stop #8 on Goodwood Road).
Every year we award a scholarship for one term of unlimited classes to two of our most improved students.
What to wear
Beginners don’t need to have flamenco shoes for their first class. Shoes or boots with a low, sturdy heel (such as as Cuban heel boots), character/chorus shoes, or tap shoes if you have them will be fine to start with.
We have some second-hand shoes available for purchase at the studio and can provide information about online stores for flamenco shoes.
Leotard or other top, comfortable pants/leggings and/or a flowing skirt.
Flamenco practice skirt (optional for beginners). Ask us about local dressmakers!
T-shirt and comfortable pants.
Online flamenco stores
There are many online flamenco stores and dance wear and shoes availbale on eBay. Here are some of our favourite online stores:
Please ask us if you have any questions.
Adult Beginner Flamenco (Levels 1 & 2)
Flamenco dance is suitable for people of all ages and no prior dance training is required. You don't need a partner for flamenco dance! Beginner classes cover the basics of flamenco technique as well as popular Spanish and flamenco dances. From Beginner 1 courses students progress to Beginner 2 classes building on techniques learned with more challenging steps and choreographies.
Elementary Flamenco (Level 3)
Elementary classes are designed for people with some flamenco dance training and build on technique and rhythms learned at beginner level. Classes include choreography and technique for footwork, use of the body, arms and hands and turns. Classes may include working flamenco props such as abanico (fan), manton (shawl) and baston (stick).
Intermediate & Advanced Flamenco (Levels 4 & 5)
Students at Intermediate and Advanced standard have significant training in flamenco dance and are challenged with complex rhythms, techniques and choreography. The classes encourage a deep understanding of flamenco and self-expression. Classes may include working flamenco props such as abanico (fan), manton (shawl) and baston (stick).
Studio Flamenco runs open level castanet classes. Some prior flamenco dance training is required. Exercises are tailored to the level of each student in the class.
Palmas - flamenco clapping (All levels)
Studio Flamenco runs open level palmas (flamenco clapping) and compas (rhythm) classes. Palmas is an integral part of flamenco and this class will benefit dance and music students alike. Exercises are tailored to the level of each student in the class.
Bata de Cola
Studio Flamenco runs courses in bata de cola (long train skirt) designed for students with some experience in flamenco dance.
Cajon (box drum) for beginners
The cajon is a popular flamenco percussion instrument. In this class you will learn be introduced to basic techniques and flamenco rhythms, learn warmups and technique-building exercises.
Students will need to bring their own cajon. Contact us for information about where to buy one and details of a local cajon-maker.
Contact us for information about private flamenco guitar lessons.