Classes

JUNE SESSION -- (NO classes in July for summer break!)

TUESDAYS:  JUNE 5, 12, 19 & 26


6:30-7:30pm - Beginner Technique and Compás 

We will continue in the 12 count palo or song style of Alegrias.  This session we will focus more on footwork and llamadas (short rhythmic calling phrase) and arm & handwork (braceo and floreo).   

PRICE: $60 - 4 CLASSES


7:30-9:15pm - Advanced Technique - short combos and palmas

We will do drills and exercises for footwork, various turn styles, armwork and lines, improving palmas and learn short combinations in the palos of Tangos, Seguiriyas and Solea por Bulerias.  

PRICE: $80 - 4 CLASSES


SATURDAYS: JUNE 9, 16, 23, 30


10:00-11:00am - Beginner 2 

We will continue with Technique and short combos in 4 count palo styles of Tientos and Tangos.  Focus on lines, colocación (placement) and armwork. 

PRICE: $60 - 4 CLASSES


11:00am-12:45pm - Intermediate Technique w/ Cante component in Solea por Bulerias 

This class will combine technique drills for footwork, turns and arms with a focus on cante variations in the style of Solea por Bulerias.  30 minutes of class will focus on learning 1-2 letras and applying simple marking combinations and remates (finishing phrases). Great for building cuadro skills!  

PRICE: $80 - 4 CLASSES


AUGUST SESSION

TUESDAYS: AUGUST 7, 14, 21 (WILL HAVE SUB ON 21), 28


6:30-7:30pm - Beginner Bulerias 

An introduction to the popular and lively 12 count Bulerias style, focus on palmas, basic marking steps and llamadas. 

PRICE: $60 - 4 CLASSES


7:30-9:15pm - Advanced Seguiriyas with Cante component

We will be workshopping short choreographic sequences and concepts in the style of Seguiriya with attention to cante variations.  30 minutes of class will be learning to sing various letras and understanding stylistic differences.  No cante experience necessary!  

PRICE: $80 - 4 CLASSES


SATURDAYS: AUGUST 4, 11, 18 (WILL HAVE SUB ON 18), 25

10:00-11:00 - Beginner 2 Tangos

An exploration of this fun and lively 4 count rhythm, learning various styles with focus on marcaje steps, rhythmic groove and improving palmas (handclapping) skills.  

PRICE: $60 - 4 CLASSES


11:00am-12:45pm - Intermediate Solea por Bulerias

We will continue in the palo of Solea por Bulerias.  In addition to choreographic sequences we will also focus on cuadro skills, responding/listening to cante and improving palmas.  **Class will also involve 15 minutes of castanet technique**  See instructor for where to purchase.  

PRICE: $80 - 4 CLASSES

CLASS POLICIES & INFO

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.


Makeup classes for missed classes permitted only w/ instructor approval and dependent upon class capacity/level.  No carry-overs to future sessions or refunds.    


Max 8 dancers p/class.


Payments can be made via check, cash or Paypal.  

Checks made payable to Clara Rodriguez.


Location:

Studio Azul

3586 66th Ave

Oakland, CA 94605

PRIVATE LESSONS

Clara is available for privates and semi-privates in dance and cante (flamenco singing)

Rates: $75 p/hr 

Discounts available when purchasing 4 or more classes as a series

Inquire for semi-private rates

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’s flamenco classes are everything you expect, and more, from a passionate dancer, creative choreographer, and excellent teacher.  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 them off really works.” -Andrea


“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

FLAMENCO SHOES/ATTIRE

We recommend FlamencoWest based out of Los Angeles for purchasing shoes and other flamenco attire.  Folklorico or Character shoes can be worn for a beginner class, although flamenco shoes are ideal.  Long flamenco skirt is optional but recommended.