**NOTE: All classes are currently building choreography for our student showcase (participation optional) in early Spring (Feb/March, date TBD). All classes include 25-45 minutes of technique depending on length of class. Exceptions are Thurs Cuadro Class and Thurs Beginner class which are NOT choreography classes.
6:30-7:30pm - Beginner - Bulerias Choreography **CLASS FULL - PLEASE CONTACT IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE WAITLISTED**
We will begin choreography in this popular and lively 12 count Bulerias style.
SEPT: (9/4 - 9/25) $60 - 4 CLASSES
OCT: (10/2 - 10/30) $75 - 5 CLASSES
NOV: (11/6, 11/3, 11/27 (NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK) $45 - 3 CLASSES
DEC: (12/4 - 12/18) $45 - 3 CLASSES
7:30-9:15pm - Advanced - Seguiriyas Choreography
Recommended 5+ years of flamenco classes.
SEPT: (9/4 - 9/25) $80 - 4 CLASSES
OCT: (10/2 - 10/30) $100 - 5 CLASSES
NOV: (11/6, 11/3, 11/27 (NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK) $60 - 3 CLASSES
DEC: (12/4 - 12/18) $60 - 3 CLASSES
7:00-8:00pm - Intro Level Beginner - Tangos
Introduction to this fun and feminine 4-count rhythm. Basic technique and simple combinations, different each month. Please contact instructor as class will only be held if enough students pre-enroll.
OCT: (10/4 - 10/25) $60 - 4 CLASSES
NOV: (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK) $60 - 4 CLASSES
DEC: (12/6 - 12/20) $45 - 3 CLASSES
8:00-9:30pm - INTERMEDIATE CUADRO
This class will cover various palos (Bulerias, Tangos, Solea por Bulerias, Alegrias, Solea, Tientos) and include palmas technique, support & soloist skills. Occasional homework will be assigned including listening/viewing examples for review and choreography assignments.
Performance opportunity in December (at Instructor's discretion)
OCT: (10/4 - 10/25) $80 - 4 CLASSES
NOV: (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK) $80 - 4 CLASSES
DEC: (12/6 - 12/20) $60 - 3 CLASSES
Contact for drop-in, only w/ instructor consent and IF space allows.
10:00-11:00 - Beginner 2 - Tangos Choreography
Recommended 1+ year of flamenco classes
SEPT: (9/8 - 9/29) $60 - 4 CLASSES
OCT: (10/6 - 10/27) $60 - 4 CLASSES
NOV: (11/3 - 11/17 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND) $45 - 3 CLASSES
DEC: (12/1 - 12/15) $45 - 3 CLASSES
11:00am-12:45pm - Intermediate - Solea por Bulerias Choreography **CLASS FULL - CONTACT IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE WAITLISTED**
Choreography in the palo of Solea por Bulerias. **Class will also include 20 minutes of castanet technique + Sevillanas with castanets** See instructor for where to purchase.
Recommended 3+ years of flamenco classes
SEPT: (9/8 - 9/29) $80 - 4 CLASSES
OCT: (10/6 - 10/27) $80 - 4 CLASSES
NOV: (11/3 - 11/17 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND) $60 - 3 CLASSES
DEC: (12/1 - 12/15) $60 - 3 CLASSES
Clara is now teaching a Beginner Flamenco Class in the Physical Education department at UC Berkeley. Thursdays 2-4pm at Hearst Gym
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
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, Paypal or Venmo
Checks made payable to Clara Rodriguez.
3586 66th Ave
Oakland, CA 94605
“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
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.