Learn Flamenco Dance!

Flamenco is from Andalucia in southern Spain. It is a profound, mysterious, powerful and passionate art form, expressing all of life, and emerged from a mixture of eastern and western cultures over many centuries, including influence from the Arabs and Moors, the Gypsies from India, the Jews... and coming from the heart and spirit of each individual, expressing their joys, their sadness, a great range of emotions... and touching the heart and soul of each other and the audience. We will be learning beautiful dance movements, involving a lot of arm and hand movements, proud posture, lots of fun rhythmical foot stomping, percussion of different kinds of hand clapping to flamenco rhythms, shouts of encouragement as flamenco artists do, a fun singing number with clapping and choreography, and another more involved choreography.

This is a PTA-sponsored program that is taught in Spanish by internationally known dancer and teacher, Ana Montes.

 

 

What Will Be Taught? 

Flamenco dance, including lots of footwork (stomping!), percussion of hand clapping patterns to flamenco rhythms, arm and hand movements for both boys and girls, proud posture, finger snapping, moving to the rhythms of flamenco music, learning a singing number with clapping and choreography.

 

Who May Participate? 

Flamenco is open to boys and girls in grades 1-5, with a maximum of 25 students per session.  If the minimum enrollment of 8 students is not met, the class may be canceled.

 

How Can I Volunteer?

At least one PTA-member Parent must always be present to take attendance and help supervise. Parent Volunteer receives a 50% discounted registration fee for his/her child.  Please register for the Parent Volunteer discount upon checkout. Only one discounted volunteer registration is available. 

 

Time and Location:  Thursdays, 3:35-4:45pm in the Puesta del Sol Gymnasium

Please have your child meet the instructor and chaperone in the school gym right after school ends. Please supply your child with an after school nut-free snack (the gym has a drinking fountain).

 

Special Equipment:

Flamenco skirts for the girls can be ordered from Amazon here. Special shoes are not necessary but for the girls, "character shoes" or any type of Mary Jane shoe with a strap and small heel work great.  

Students will be learning to use the Spanish fan in Session 2.  Fans can be purchased from the instructor for $3.

 

Session Dates and Cost:

Session 1: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16 5 classes, $100 Register by Oct. 19
Session 2: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8 6 classes, $120 Register by Feb. 1
Session 3: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26 6 classes, $120 Register by Mar. 22
Session 4: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 6 classes, $120 Register by May. 10

50% discounted tuition for parent volunteer committed to attend full session. Select Parent Volunteer when registering, only one discounted position available. 10% discount for 2nd and subsequent sibling, select Additional Child when registering.

Payment Information:  NEW for 2017-18 **** Tiered Pricing - Self Selected****

We recognize that families have different abilities to pay and have developed this voluntary 4-tier fee structure to better meet everyone’s needs. Simply select the rate appropriate for your family’s budget. This is completely confidential and does not impact your child’s program experience in any way.

  • Tier 4 reflects the full cost of sending a student to the program selected. If you are able to pay this amount, please do. Thank you.
  • Tier 3 is 33% subsidized rate to help families who can't afford the full cost of the program. Choose this rate if your family needs a partial subsidy.
  • Tier 2 is a 66% subsidy for families who need assistance to send a child to the program. Choose this rate if your family needs it.
  • Tier 1 is a full subsidy for families with children who would not attend the program otherwise. Choose this rate if your family needs it, and please also submit the PTA Financial Aid form.

Financial aid may be available for families with financial needs. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please fill out the Financial Aid Form and submit it to the Principal for approval. The Principal will pass the form on to the Deposits treasurer. All requests are kept confidential. The last day to apply for financial aid for the fall session is December 22th.  

Our cancellation and refund policies: http://puestadelsolpta.org/Page/AboutPTA/FinancialPolicy

A check fee of $5 per order the will be automatically added to your online order when you opt to "pay by check."  Financial aid co-pays will not be assessed the $5 fee.

Please note: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.


Questions?

Please contact the instructor, Ana Montes, at flamenco@puestadelsolpta.org if you have additional questions.

Visit Ana Montes' website and Facebook page to learn more about her and about the art of Flamenco dancing: anamontes.com.

 

Contact registrar@puestadelsolpta.org with registration questions.

 

Registration Deadline - October 19th

 

Session 1 Registration Closed 

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