In flamenco class, children learn to move with joy and confidence through dance-oriented games and repetition. Flamenco classes foster independence, coordination, cooperation, concentration, respect for other students and respect for the art of flamenco. The studio also provides a cooperative, non-competitive environment where children can discover the joy of dancing. Kids have so much fun they often forget how much they are learning!
The kids’ curriculum comprises of all the basic elements of flamenco: braceo (arms), torso movement, zapateado (footwork), floreo (finger movements), jaleo (shouts of encouragement), palmas (hand clapping) and understanding rhythmic patterns. Through dance, children learn to connect with their bodies, gain a sense of rhythm and feel confidence in movement and self-expression. Students are encouraged to perform in costume at the annual student recital, which adds extra excitement to the class.