Summer of Tablao at Karen Flamenco!

Get ready for a term filled with the passion of flamenco tablao dancing!

Calling all dancers and aspiring dancers! It’s going to be a fun summer at the studio filled with the heat and passion of dancers running drills, preparing festive dances for tablao stages and rehearsal for the upcoming fall show. If you’ve ever seen a tablao show, now is your chance to learn how you can get up on the stage with confidence and ease! And if you haven’t, that’s no reason you can’t be a part of the show!

Tonight our Sevillanas workshop begins and there are still spaces available! Contact the studio to join in the fun and learn the most popular festive dances of Spain!

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Workshop: Learn to Play the Cajón!

This Sunday, learn to play the cajón with renowned flamenco musician, Mario Sota!

Have you ever wondered about that magical box some of the flamenco musicians sit on? Yes, that box is more than just a seat on the stage! That box is called a cajón and it’s a percussion instrument that adds a unique rhythm and exotic flair to the sounds of flamenco!

This Sunday, come to the Karen Flamenco studio to learn how you too can create the music for the passion and flair of flamenco!

Mario is a talented musician that recently starred in a leading role in Karen Flamenco’s fall production of Snow Queen! You can also catch him adding rhythm and life regularly in the intimate setting of Kino Cafe.

Come and meet Mario; learn to create the passionate pulse of flamenco, and discover a new and exciting hobby!

See you on Sunday! (Click image to enlarge)

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Summer Tablao Workshops & Technique Classes!

It’s summertime and we got fun ways for you to keep in shape!

Keep your flamenco going or try something new this summer!

¡Hola todos! We’re almost two weeks into the summer term at the studio but it’s not too late to join a class. Keep your flamenco toes moving with one of the available technique classes or join us for a Tablao Intensives!

In the Tablao Intensives, you will have the chance to learn the art of flamenco performance. Have you ever seen a small, intimate flamenco show in a dusky, candle-lit bar where the dancers and musicians move and play on a small wooden stage? That is a tablao and participating in one of Karen’s intensive workshops can be your first step to becoming the romantic and passionate flamenco dancer on that stage!

In these workshops you will learn the festive dances of Spain: sevillanas (with castanets and personal flare), Fandangos de huelva, bulerias and tangos. With Karen’s help you can discover your own, personal flamenco style and how to accompany other dancers with palmas and jaleos! Tablao classes are limited to eight students in order for each one to receive individual attention and coaching from Karen, bettering your chances to excel in your flamenco endeavors.

Want to know more about these workshops and summer technique classes? Visit the Schedule page for class times and descriptions.

Until next time!

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Image source: Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

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Workshop Alert: Maria Juncal!

Next week at the Karen Flamenco Studio: Maria Juncal!

Hey Vancouver flamenco lovers! Don’t miss your chance to learn from the amazing bailaora, Maria Juncal!

Starting next week, Karen Flamenco will be playing host to world renowned bailaora, Maria Juncal! From July 9th to July 15th, you will have the chance to attend this exclusive and intensive workshop to learn from a flamenco great and expand your dancing horizons.

There are still a few spaces available to dancers of varying levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional). Call, email or drop by the studio today to reserve your spot!

Now let us inspire you! Enjoy this video of the beautiful and talented, Maria Juncal

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