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.

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. The instructor for this class is internationally known Flamenco dancer and teacher, Ana Montes (www.anamontes.com). One or more parents of students participating in the class will also be present to help with attendance.



Who May Participate? 

Flamenco is open to students at Puesta del Sol, with a maximum of 20 students per session. If the minimum enrollment of 5 students is not met, the class may be cancelled.


PTA Chaperone

At least one PTA-member Chaperone must always be present throughout the entire session. Their responsibilities include taking attendance when students arrive and monitoring the session to guarantee everything is going smoothly and being available to help with any emergencies during the session. 

The PTA Chaperone receives a 50% discounted registration fee for their child. Please register for the Parent Volunteer discount upon checkout. Only one discounted volunteer registrations are available per session. Volunteers must complete the Bellevue School District requirements and follow the Chaperone Checklist. 


Time and Location

Wednesdays: 8:00- 8:50am (ideally for beginners)

Please drop your student at the back of the Puesta building in the Gym


Wednesdays: 1:25-2:25 pm

Location: Gym

Please have your child meet the instructor and Parent Volunteer 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).


March 20, 27

April 3, 17, 24

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

No class: 4/10 (Spring Break)

Cost: $200 (10 sessions)


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

This is a PTA-sponsored program and is taught in Spanish.

Contact [email protected] with registration questions.