What is the course about?
This is a practical dance class in which you will learn, practice and perform a variety of movements to improve your style and grace. The course will culminate in a short dance sequence developed over the duration of the course.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Perform a variety of arm movements
Combining wrists, arms and feeet
Performing wrist circles
Identifying the fundamental pulse of ‘Seguirillas’
Adopting the archetypal Flamenco dance posture
Developing a short dance sequence.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Perform a variety of ‘braceo’ – arm movements
Dance combining wrists, arms & feet
Identify and tune into the fundamental pulse of ‘Seguirillas’
Discuss and describe the origins of Flamenco as a performance art
Demonstrate the archetypal Flamenco dance posture
Develop a short dance sequence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a general level course suitable for both beginners to those with more experience, perhaps wising to consolidate their fundamental Flamenco dance skills. Suitable for all ages.
We all have different learning techniques and paces. If your first class seems overwhelming and you can’t get it the first time, don’t worry: dance is heavily reliant on repetition so it will happen. We want you to learn and to have fun so just give it your best and keep coming back!
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within dance.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.
Please Note: We do not usually accept under 19 year olds except in special circumstances - please see Students under 19 for more information.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a practical and dynamic dance class you will be taught through demonstration, correction, copying, repetition and revision. We will work as a whole group in small groups and in pairs. To consolidate learning you will be encouraged to make notes and / or record tutor demonstration to support optional home practise. You will receive hand-outs and some written material.
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you
could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs however we recommend you bring a folder, notebook, pen and bottled water.
Women: Flamenco dance shoes (the tutor will provide information on shops / websites etc.) alternatively strong court shoes or boots with a strong but small heel - NO stilettos, sandals, platforms or trainers. Leotards / T-shirts
recommended - NO baggy sweatshirts etc. Comfortable trousers / leggings initially, Flamenco / flared skirts optional.
Men: Flamenco boots (the tutor will provide information on shops / websites etc.) alternatively boots with a
Cuban heel or leather-soled shoes with slight heel - NO trainers. Comfortable trousers and a waistcoat.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Flamenco: beginners, Flamenco: improvers or Flamenco: intermeidate. Full details on our website www.citylit.ac.uk.