Does any of this sound familiar?
I can't hear the rhythm
You understand that flamenco is a rhythmic dance and that if you don't have control of the compás you aren't dancing 'flamenco'. Even though you try to listen you just don't feel connected to the rhythm.
I have trouble remembering steps
It takes you time to learn the movements and when you leave class (or your practice session) you can't remember what you did an hour later. You try to practice at home but you're never sure what to do.
I'm not confident
You’ve watched tutorials, followed all of the directions perfectly, but your dancing just doesn’t look like the flamenco that you see being performed. You’ve invested a lot of time to get it right, but it just isn’t working.
Use the technique we teach you in the course to guide your practice sessions. We make it easy for you to jump straight to what you want to practice with each class divided into bite-size sections.
If you were ever unsure of where to begin or in which order you should practice steps, watch our full classes to see the movements develop from the basic rhythm to a full body expression.
When learning a new palo (flamenco style) it's important to focus and allow yourself to become immersed. We focus on one rhythm, Fandango de Huelva, and reinforce it in every class.
No? No problem! All of the classes are taught by maestro José Merino in Spanish and we've tranlated every class with English subtitles.
If you've ever found it difficult to learn a whole dance (or even a part of one) you can keep coming back to our classes as often as you need.
Flamenco dancers are more than just dancers. We need to understand flamenco music and song as well. José shares his insights into the artistic interpretation of the choreography and the communication between the flamenco dancer (that's you) and the flamenco musicians.
Unlike other dance classes, this class is deeply focused on fundamental dance technique that will support you when you go on to learn choreographies and perform.
When you feel confident in controlling the compás you can start to enjoy the experience of moving your body in connection with the music and cante. The whole course focuses on one rhythm (Fandango de Huelva) and each class builds on the previous with different exercises each time reinforcing your sense of rhythm.
José Merino is an international dance artist, teacher and choreographer.
José made his professional debut with BALLET DE MADRID led by José Granero. A former dancer with the acclaimed BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPANA, where he performed the role of soloist and first-dancer for many productions and has toured extensively throughout the world. He has worked with and been a guest artist with the renowned company of Antonio Canales and the company of Karine Saporta - National Center of Normandy (France) among many others.
Through his dance studio in Madrid and many international workshops José has inspired hundreds of flamenco dance students to discover their unique flamenco style through hard work and learning to dance with their heart.
Each class is fully documented in our PDF workbooks. Each step, each exercise along with extra hints and advice about how to get the most out of the course. $100 value
Our facebook group is a place where you can find help and support from both José and Renae from Flamenco Bites and meet dancers from all over the work. Ask your questions, share your experiences, join our community of dancers! $100 value
We've recorded some music for you that you can use for your practice at home. We have tracks that are compás only as well as a track that matches the choreography from José.
As you learn the choreography the structure of the dance is explained as it relates to the cante. We have everything documented for you so you can keep referring back as your work your way through the dance. $50 value
So you you can gain an understanding of the theme of the cante we have translated the lyrics sung by La Charo into English for you.
One of the reasons we love teaching fandango de huelva to beginner dancers is because the lyrics of the song match the compás in a clear structured way. To help you understand this connection we've mapped the lyrics over the compás to make it easier for you to follow along.
Study technique with maestro José Merino, imerse yourself in the rhythm and the deep dive into an incredible choreography for Fandango de Huelva. Finally, study the art of interpretation with José, La Charo and Manuel 'El Marmol'.
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