Methodology for flamenco

Methodology for flamenco dance

DANCE CLASSES

Our school offers four different levels of dance classes: introduction, beginner, intermediate and advanced, each an hour and a half long. The maximum number of students per class is twelve and in the case of overflow, we create another class and set it at a different time.

The introduction level lasts for two weeks. There is no specific duration for the rest of the levels, it depends on the development of the student. Students move at their own pace and only change levels when they are ready or when their professor advises a change. In most cases, however, students remain at the beginning level between four and six weeks before moving up to the intermediate level and depending on the amount of classes taken and their improvement. Students spend about eight to twelve weeks at the intermediate level before moving up to the advanced level. At the advanced level there is no limit to the weeks of instruction.

The dance instructors are themselves professional dancers with years of experience teaching the different levels of flamenco. Many of them perform on stage at the various tablaos and local theatres in Granada giving their students an opportunity to see them “in action” as artists outside of the School. Students at our school have the opportunity to study under many different professors in order to develop their own style.

At Carmen de las Cuevas, it’s possible to combine the Intensive Technique program with the Intensive Choreography program by alternating between the two or by taking them both. We recommend for our students a combination of these two programs with the understanding that a strong foundation in technique will lead to the creation of more precise and successful choreographies.

 

GUITAR CLASSES

METHODOLOGY CHANGES 2015

Our school offers two different levels of guitar classes: beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced with students needing to possess a basic knowledge of how to play the guitar of any style. The maximum number of students in each class is limited to eight to ensure quality interaction with the instructor.

Students move at their own pace and only move up in level when they are ready or when their professor advises a change. In most cases, however, students remain at the beginning/intermediate level between four and six weeks before moving up to the intermediate/advanced level.

The guitar instructors are themselves flamenco professionals with years of teaching experience. Many of them perform on stage at the various tablaos or local theatres in Granada giving their students an opportunity to see them “in action” as artists outside of the School.

Methodology for flamenco compás

COMPÁS (RHYTHM) CLASSES

The compás or rhythm of flamenco is the key musical element that unites the three fundamental forms of expression that make up flamenco: guitar, voice, and dance and is essential in understanding, learning, and creating this art form. Flamenco consists of diverse styles called palos such as fandangos, tangos, alegrías, bulerías and more. The difference between them lies predominantly in the rhythm and melody of each.

Our school offers three different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with twelve students maximum per group. The beginner and intermediate courses last for one week and the advanced level for two.

Our teachers are professional dancers, guitarists, and singers with a deep knowledge of the flamenco compás and have had years of experience teaching the different levels.

Methodology for flamenco guitar