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Azucena Vega / Chicago [Updated 09/21/11]Azucena Vega offers flamenco classes in Chicago, Illinois.
Please check http://soul-and-duende.com for information about Azucena's performing flamenco dance company Soul and Duende, an international company with a Spain/Chicago connection, workshop postings, and class lists.
To contact Azucena about classes, workshops, and audition opportunities for her company Soul and Duende email her at .
Soul and Duende is an artist-in-residence company at the Chicago Park District: Berger Cultural Center and the Broadway Armory Park. See the Soul and Duende website for complete details on class and performance schedule.
About Azucena Vega:
Dancer, Artistic Director, and Choreographer, Azucena Vega, began dance lessons at the age of six in her hometown of Gijon, Spain and her career at fifteen-years-old. Her education ranges in techniques from Spanish classical, flamenco, and classical ballet, to modern and jazz. As an experienced and highly accomplished dancer, choreographer, soloist and teacher, she earned acclaim for her worldwide performances.
In her 45 year dance career, Azucena also boasts performing with well-known talents such as Pilar Lopez, Jose Greco, the Ballet Espaņol de Madrid, Antonio Ruiz Soler, and Charles Mingus just to name a few. She even highlighted the stage with Ed Sullivan and Frank Sinatra.
Founder and Director of Soul & Duende Spanish American Theater in 1991 Madrid, Spain, Azucena prides herself in creating productions convergin world cultures in flamenco, Spanish folklore, modern dance, and Latin American folklore. She believes the arts are a manifestation of life, reflecting the crux of the soul. She and her company interpret flamenco in the cuadro with passion, fervor and professional artistry to contribute in the preservation of the uniqueness of flamenco dance and song.
Carolina Xavier / Chicago [Updated 02/10/08]
Easy Fun Fundamental Flamenco classes for first timers
With Carolina Xavier.
Flamenco Classes Every Saturday.
10:30am - 11:45am
At Flamenco Arts Center
Located at :3755 N. Western. Chicago IL.
Contact Carolina (773)7804993 or
*Carolina has moved from Brazil in 2002 and has been studying Flamenco since 1997, in Chicago studied with Wendy Clinard. Curently teaches flamenco with Patricia Alonso (flamenco singer) at Kelly High School and at Flamenco Arts Center Performs with the Guitars of Spain and collaborated with Alfonso Ponticelli and others artists.
*Go to http://www.guitarsofspain.com for performances schedule and bookings.
To learn more about classes go to:
www.myspace.com/carolinaxavier or www.flamencoartscenter.com.
$15 drop in or $75 class card ( card expires after 6
Chiara Mangiameli / Chicago [Updated 12/09/12]
Owned and operated by Chiara Mangiameli, Studio Mangiameli offers all levels of flamenco training beginner through advanced. Its mission is to present a wide perspective of flamenco and Spanish Dance offering classes in castaņuelas, bata de cola, cante and palmas and more. The studio is located in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
For complete schedule, info and videos, please visit www.studiomangiameli.com or call 312.593.3865
Clinard Dance Theatre / Chicago [Updated 09/08/09]Clinard Dance Theatre
1747 S. Halsted, Rear Studio
Chicago, IL 60608
Fundamentals Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm
Multi-level Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm
Multi-level Saturdays 10-11:15am
Fundamentals Saturdays 11:15am-12:30
Class fees: $20 drop-in or $75 for a 5 class card (expires 2 months from date of purchase)
Email or phone (312) 399-1984 to register
Dame Libby Komaiko / Chicago [Updated 12/11/03]Dame Libby and the Ensemble Espaņol Spanish Dance Theater.
Diego Alonso / Chicago [Updated 12/09/12]Flamenco Guitar and Applied Flamenco Theory Classes
Instructor: Diego Alonso
- 10 years professional teaching and performance experience.
- Studied closely with Pedro Sierra, Tino Van Der Sman, Javi Gomez, Eduardo Rebollar, Niņo de Pura, Pepa Sanchez, & Fernando Moreno in Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Flamenco guitar and applied flamenco theory classes are open to all students. No experience necessary! Whether your goal is to become a professional flamenco guitarist or just add in some flamenco licks and sounds to your current style, I can help you reach your musical goals. Lessons are individualized and mainly focus on solo flamenco guitar; however, "cante" (flamenco voice) and "baile" (flamenco dance) accompaniment classes are available. Please visit www.SpanishGuitar.org/lessons.html for detailed course information and sign-up form.
Fees and Requirements:
- Private classes are held at Diego Alonso's home-studio
- All levels welcome! No experience required!
- $20 DISCOUNT for 4 pre-paid, hour-long, lessons.
- Classes are taught in 20-lessons sessions
$50/hour - OR -$35/half-hour
Full-Time Students (proof required):
$45/hour -OR -$30/half-hour
Location: City of Chicago
Office: +1 312-379-8909
Flamenco classes with Michelle Nascimento 'La Caoba' / Chicago [Updated 04/03/09]
Flamenco Dance classes with Michelle Nascimento "La Caoba" in Chicago
April 25 to May 18, 2009
For more information: www.flamencotriana.com , or call Tel. (773) 704 5371
Karen Stelling / Chicago [Updated 08/28/09]
Flamenco classes with Karen Stelling
Now at two locations in the Chicago area!
The Flamenco Arts Center
3755 N. Western Avenue
3433 W. Peterson Avenue
Classes run in 4-week sessions at both locations!
Monday Evenings Beginning September 14 - October 5
7 p.m. to 8 p.m Intermediate Level Technique
8 p.m.to 9 p.m. Intermediate Choreography
At Flamenco Arts Center
Thursday Evenings Beginning September 17 - October 8
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fundamentals of Flamenco/Beginning Level Class
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Intermediate Level Technique and Choreography
9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beginner's Castanets Class
Karen Stelling, a veteran of flamenco and Spanish Dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years is offering fundamental and intermediate levels of flamenco technique and choreography as well as castanet class.
Karen has over thirty years of Spanish Dance and flamenco performing and teaching experience and was the First Dancer of Chicago's Ensemble Espanol for ten years before working as a soloist and member of Los Tres, a flamenco trio. Karen has studied with many masters over the years and enjoys passing this knowledge and inspiration on to her students.
For information regarding class fees or other concerns, please contact Karen at or call 773 844 5649.
Melody Vasquez / Chicago [Updated 12/08/12]
Melody was formerly a principal dancer and soloist with the Los Preferidos Spanish Dance Company, and performs with her colleagues as "Las Compaņeras". Her performing and teaching experience encompasses classical, folkloric and flamenco forms of Spanish Dance. Classes are continuous--students can start at anytime.**
All classes are held at
Flamenco Arts Center
3755 N. Western Avenue
Wednesday evenings (last class for 2012 is 12/12/12; restarting 1/09/13)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco**
Saturday afternoons (last class for 2012 is 12/15/12; restarting 1/05/13)
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Flamenco Basics
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Inter/Advanced Baile Espaņol**
Individual class $15, or $85.00 for a seven (7) session class card (no refunds or extensions on prepaid cards)
Students have up to three months from day of purchase to use their cards. Class cards can be used toward any class given by Melody. Students may choose to take once a week or combine classes as desired.
Basic level classes are currently offered on Saturday afternoons. Inter/Advance students are welcome to attend weekly or any combination of both levels and/or days.
**Please note that Intermediate/Advanced classes require a minimum of 2 years study or approval of instructor.
For more information, please call 773/583-9392 or e-mail .
Feel free to view previous performance photos
Rosetta Magdalen / Flamenco Chicago Productions [Updated 03/09/08]
Flamenco Chicago Spring through Winter sessions for 2008:
14 April through 24 May
26 May through 5 July
7 July through 16 August
8 September through 18 October
20 October through 29 November
1 December through 10 January
New Flamenco Chicago studio is at 2147 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Flamenco Chicago offers the most comprehensive schedule of flamenco dance classes in Chicago, with 13 weekly classes, encompassing four levels of training in technique and choreography. Most sessions run for six weeks, but students with previous experience in flamenco are encouraged to join mid-session, if they wish. All students have the opportunity to participate in two student showcases each year, held in a beautiful professional theatrical setting. Flamenco Chicago artistic director Rosetta Magdalen teaches all flamenco classes. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Dance Teacher magazine, and other publications. For the complete class schedule and details, please visit www.flamencochicago.com.