Creative Movement is the natural way to introduce children to Spanish dance. Our youngest students will learn about themselves and make connections to the world around them through dance and play exercises that explore spatial & body awareness, creativity & imagination and rhythmic patterns while engaging in the culture and music of Spain.
Our Children’s Community Classes offer students the opportunity to explore the three main styles of Spanish dance; Folklore, Classical and Flamenco. Dancers will learn the fundamental elements of Spanish dance terminology and movement such as Braceo (arm positions), Palmas (clapping) and Zapateo (heelwork) as well as choreography unique to Ensemble Espanol’s rich repertoire. Classes support self-confidence, self-expression and appreciation for cultural diversity.
Our Adult Community Classes (Ages 13-Adult) range from absolute beginners to seasoned artists of all ages. Whether dancers are looking to begin learning dance for physical fitness, or are continuously training in the artform, students will be empowered by the passion and cultural depth of Flamenco & Spanish Dance through technique, stylization, rhythm, choreography and presentation opportunities.
Our Supplemental Community Classes offer students the opportunity to participate in programs that focus on specific elements of Spanish Dance & Music to deepen their connection to the art form and enrich their appreciation for the diverse Spanish culture. Offerings include Cante (Flamenco singing), Feria Dances (Sevillanas, etc.), Flamenco Flow & Yoga, Bata de Cola and more!
The Paso a Paso Arts Education Programs provides multi-formatted instruction in the three styles of Spanish dance, including Flamenco, Folkloric, and Classical, to young students and dancers, stressing the historical, cultural, and creative contributions of Spanish dance to the arts.
Separated into three programs, Paso a Paso allows parents, students and teachers to select those programs that are most suitable for certain age groups and skill levels, and provides flexibility in tailoring these programs to the time, space, and availability needs of schools and organizations.
“The first time I started dancing I was nervous to get in front of the camera and start dancing in front of people. But I told myself, It’s OK. I can do it. I’m just going to go for it...and I dived right in.” Claudio, Student