Classes

AUGUST TECHNIQUE SESSIONS + FALL CHOREOGRAPHY SESSIONS

 No Classes in JULY >> Classes resume AUGUST 5

AUGUST TECHNIQUE SESSIONS

TUESDAYS ~ AUGUST 8 – 29 (4 weeks)  

6:30-7:30pm: Beginner/Intro – Sevillanas review coplas 1-4   In this session we will combine technique focusing on handwork (floreo) and armwork (braceo) and Sevillanas review, the popular folk dance style of Andalucia.  Great class for those who want to review their Sevillanas skills as well as those who are new to flamenco.   Price: $64 (4 classes)

7:30-9:15pm: Advanced Cante/Baile Combo class – Soleá por Bulerias  This class will split cante lesson and applied baile choreography and concepts in the palo of Soleá por Bulerias.  Students must have 5+ years of dance experience, no cante experience needed but an open mind encouraged!  Price: $80 (4 classes)

SATURDAYS ~ AUGUST 5 – 26 (4 weeks)

10:00-11:00am: Beginner 2 – Focus on footwork and basic turns.  Class will help give beginning students a base for footwork and turn techniques and dancers will learn short combinations in various palos or flamenco rhythms.   Price: $64 (4 classes) 

11:00am-12:45pm: Intermediate Cante/Baile Combo class: Tangos de Titi – This class will split cante lesson and applied baile choreography and concepts in the festive palo of Tangos de Titi.  Students must have 3+ years of training in flamenco dance, no cante experience necessary.  Price: $80 (4 classes)

FALL CHOREOGRAPHY SESSIONS

TUESDAYS ~ SEPT 5 – OCT 24 (8 weeks)

6:30-7:30pm: Beginner/Intro – Rumba & Tangos  In this choreography session beginning students will learn the party dance style Rumba along with the slower paced Tangos.   Price: $120 (8 classes)

7:30-9:15pm: Advanced Soleá/Soleá por Bulerias  Choreography for the Fall session will be Soleá/Soleá por Bulerias.  First 45 minutes are technique-focused with detail to the specific palo.  Students must have 5+ years of dance experience and be pre-approved by instructor.  Price: $160 (8 classes)

SATURDAYS ~ SEPT 9 – Oct 28 (7 weeks >>NO CLASS SEPT 30)

10:00-11:00am: Beginner 2 – Fandangos and Castanet technique – This session students will learn Fandangos choreography and basic castanet combinations and exercises.  Students can purchase castanets from instructor.   Price: $112 (7 classes) 

11:00am-12:45pm: Intermediate Guajira with fan – This session we will learn Guajira, a feminine and light-hearted palo that traces its roots to Cuba.   First 45 minutes are technique-oriented with focus on fanwork.  Students must have 3+ years of training in flamenco dance.  Price: $140 (7 classes)

 

DROP-IN POLICY: ALLOWED ON FIRST ATTENDED CLASS ONLY.  If on first day of class, student decides to enroll in a session/monthly payment, the drop-in fee will be waived and 1st class will be considered part of the session paid for.  First-time drop-in fee for Beginner (1 hour) classes is $20, for Interm/Adv (1 hr 45 min) is $25.  Approval for a drop-in for other circumstances may be granted with approval by instructor.

Max 8 dancers p/class.  Payments can be made via check, cash or Paypal.  For Paypal use email: clara@aguaclaraflamenco.com.  Checks made payable to: Clara Rodriguez. Register by email: clara@aguaclaraflamenco.com.

Location:
Studio Azul
3586 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94605

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“Clara’s classes are fun, well-organized, and engaging. My dancing quickly improved with the help of her precise yet compassionate feedback.” -Jenny

“Clara is very patient and attentive. The classes are well-paced and feel like one-on-one sessions.” -Mimi

“Clara is not just a beautiful dancer, she is also a wonderful teacher. Her choreographies are very challenging and fun to learn; she corrects and encourages her students with patience and good humor always.” -Kate

“Clara’s flamenco classes are everything you expect, and more, from a passionate dancer, creative choreographer, and excellent teacher. You get a glimpse of her talents right from the get-go during the warm-up, all the way through the technique section and then through to the choreography. Clara’s classes are both fun and challenging. She is keenly aware of her students’ proficiency levels, and is generous and specific in her guidance and help. I look forward with great anticipation to every one of my classes with Clara.” -Maha

“I just have to rave about Clara’s teaching. After being a flamenco teacher myself for 20 years it’s great to be able to TAKE class! She keeps me in shape, keeps me up on the latest moves, and her choreographies with details of how to pull em off really works.” -Andrea

“Clara is an inspiration to me from the moment I saw her dance. She glides her arms and body as though she is unhindered by the structure. She coaches her students with ease and grace flowing though the movements step by step, allowing the student to access the steps easily. Thank you Clare for your graceful energy as well as your artistic profound Flamenco teachings” -Sianna

“My greatest enjoyment in studying with Clara is the greater understanding I am provided of flamenco’s structure and nuances. In studying with this excellent teacher, I am assured the attention needed to enhance technique, absorb choreography and present it in a manner worthy of this beautiful dance form.” -Jade

“Having Clara as a dance teacher who also knows how to sing makes my learning experience easier and incredibly fun. Clara is not only a patient and noble teacher but she is highly knowledgeable about the physics and mechanics of the body. She doesn’t only know how the body moves and should move to avoid bad habits and/or injuries, but she also knows the verbal language to explain. This way, she is able to use different methodologies…She shares as much as she can with her classes, and she is positive, meticulous, sweet and super fun. Clara is an inspiration to me and I feel very lucky to learn so much from her. She is an excellent teacher and she is only getting better at it.” -Sandra

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PRIVATE CLASSES
Clara is available to teach privates, semi-privates and workshops. These lessons are tailored to meet the individual needs of the student and can include technique, choreography and coaching on an existing choreography.

$65 p/hr Technique and Coaching
$75 p/hr Choreography
Above prices are for lessons given at Studio Azul. Additional fees may apply to travel to studio of student’s choice.
**Discount given when purchasing 4 or more lessons – please inquire for rates:
clara@aguaclaraflamenco.com
(805) 453-5532

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