April/May Session

TUESDAYS (7 weeks)  April 10 – May 22 

6:30-7:30pm: Beginner Basics –  $105 – An introductory level class focused on understanding basic flamenco 12 count “compás”, basic palmas or handclapping, and short combinations of marking steps and footwork.  

7:30-9:15pm: Advanced Technique – $140 – Exercises and drills for precision and strength of footwork, turns, armwork and marcajes, and includes short combinations in palos of Seguiriya, Tangos and Buleria.  Students must have 5+ years of flamenco dance instruction and be pre-approved by instructor

SATURDAYS (6 weeks) April 14 – May 19

10:00-11:00am: Beginner 2 Technique – $90 – Focus on exercises for proper alignment, weight distribution, basic footwork and armwork, incorporating short marcaje (marking) combinations with emphasis on brazeo (armwork).  Students are recommended to have 1+ year of flamenco instruction.

11:00am-12:45pm: Intermediate Technique – $120 – Exercises and drills for footwork, marcajes, turns, armwork (brazeo) handwork (floreo) and incorporating short combinations in palos of Caña and Bulerias.  Students must have 3+ years of flamenco dance instruction.

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.  

Checks made payable to Clara Rodriguez.


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.