Lucia's Dance Classes 2013 - please scroll down
Boost your spirit, feed your soul! Dance! Good exercise, great stress relief and fun! On-going dance classes by the Month, for Ages 12 years and up, teens, young adults, mature adults ... all welcome! Schedule below.
Please contact me before dropping in on a class and confirm class and exact time is a go. Phone: 832.721.0357 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Gulfgate Mall/Hobby area) At: 7016 Culmore Dr.,Houston, Texas, 77087 - Convenient location for So. East Houston, U of H University Park, Pasadena, Pearland, Clear Lake, HCC Southeast
Dance classes in December - 1st three weeks in Dec. --Studio closed for the holidays - December 22 through January 5, 2014. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 6
6:30 - 7:30pm Beginners, no experience -dance steps; basic tech using tango/sevillanas
7:30 - 8:45pm - Beginners II - some dance experience; patterns technique; teaching patadas por tangos & complete sevillanas
6:30 - 7:45PM - Beg. II/Intermediate - learning Caracoles; buleria rhythm; warm-up with sevillanas and/or tangos, fandangos, alegrias and/or rumba
7:45 - 9:00pm - Intermediate/Adv. - Solea por buleria with shawls
WEDNESDAYS - L & V rehearsals
6:30 - 7:45 - Folk Dances (Spanish Celtic, music of northern Spain) - good workout for most levels (Beg II & up) Castanets; stretching; turns, leg lifts. Bring jazz shoes or flat shoes, castanets, tambourines, face towel. Fun class!
**7:45 - 9:00 - Inter/Advanced 'Cuadro Flamenco' - with Lucia & Valdemar, jam with dances you may know; when & how to start dance, how to listen to others, playing palmas; what you need to know in a cuadro; for dancers, guitarists and singers. **Once a month jam, on a Thursday; check calendar
SATURDAY REHEARSALS - 2013
Two (2) Saturday rehearsals a month from 11:30am- 1pm Free to our present dance students taking classes on a regular basis; can also be a make-up class. Rehearsals will help us prepare for student gatherings and presentations. Others/outside students can come and observe quietly and/or join the rehearsal for a $15.00 drop in fee. Dates are announced in our newsletter and also on Events listing on our website. Check periodically for updates, changes or additions.
MONTHLY group tuition:
1 flamenco dance class per week - $45.00 month
2 flamenco dance classes per week - $85.00 month
Spanish Folk dance -$40.00 month
Cante class - $30.00 per class --Cuadro Class $20.00 per class
Private and semi-private Classes by appointment; Lucia (dance)832.721.0357; Valdemar Phoenix (guitar) 713.428.1491 -Also Coaching; Workshops and Residencies
Let's stay on schedule, please be on time. Tuition is due at the beginning of the month on the first day of your dance class. Pay before class by cash, checks payable to Lucia Rodriguez. Pay by credit card through Pay Pal. Many thanks.
What to Wear
You should wear (prefer black) leotard, flamenco practice skirt or a regular black circular skirt, dance shoes or regular medium heeled closed toe shoe (for beginners who don't have flamenco dance shoes). I do have a few Quo Vadis and Triana brand flamenco dance shoes available. You should acquire dance shoes as soon as possible. No big jewelry please, this can cause accidents to you or to others. Wear your hair away from your face in a bun or pony tail. Men can wear jogging pants or dance pants and tee-shirt; comfortable clothes that do not impede movement and that I may see your body placement. All students should wear support girdles, dance trunks, or a tummy support, especially when doing heavy footwork (inter. & advanced). More info: 832.721.0357 or email: Lucia@flamencoinc.org
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."
"My foundation, structure, and compas in Flamenco is Lucia Rodriguez. Lots of dancers teach choreography, Lucia guides you to understand and create your own! I learned to be inspired by others but to always express my own Duende! Lucia is my Maestra and my rock!"........ Sianey Montesdeoca (former student), New York, NY
"It was truly a wonderful experience. The more I see of those little dance gatherings, the more I am inspired as a student. I have surprised myself especially when I think about how much older I am than the others." ........Elizabeth Schuman (present student)
Why Dance? Learn traditional flamenco from an experienced teacher. It's Fun. Release stress. Find inner peace. Good exercise. Move to the rhythm of flamenco!
"Lucia loves sharing her vast knowledge of Spanish dance and music. With her personal instruction, I quickly learned about the many regions and their dances. I look forward to completing each class accompanied by live guitar and cante! Lucia offers the opportunity to learn the art of true Flamenco." ..... Marie Laplante (present student)