Flamenco Dance Master Class

Yolanda Heredia

May 4-7, 2019

Yolanda Heredia is a celebrated flamenco dancer from Seville with a gypsy descent, daughter of Flamenco singer Jesús Heredia, and wife to flamenco dancer Alejandro Granados. She started her solo dance career at the age of twelve dancing in the famous Sevilla tablao “Los Gallos”. She studied with Flamenco masters like Manolo Marin, Farruco, Mario Maya and Milagros Menjibar. She won the Premio Nacional de Córdoba and specialized in the use of Bata de Cola. She has performed in major flamenco festivals along side Camaron, the Farrucos, José Mercé, Aurora Vargas, Chano Lobato, Potito and Miguel Poveda amongst others. She has a long trajectory of teaching Flamenco dance in Spain and internationally (Japan, Argentina and Central America). She is also very recognized for her provocative picture in the official poster of the Bienal de Sevilla 15th edition, where her nude body was all painted in black and symbolized how flamenco women, when they dance or sing, expose their soul to the world, in all its nakedness.

Classes

Medio

Saturday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Sunday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Monday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

In this class, Yolanda will teach marking, body work, and footwork based on the palo of "Tangos". She will put an emphasis on transmitting how to dance to live singing "Cante". Yolanda's knowledge of "Cante" and ability to sing in the class is a big advantage and she will put that to a great use in her teaching.  Minimum 5 to 6 years of Flamenco dance experience. Limited class capacity.

Bata

Saturday: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

In this class, Yolanda will focus on bata technique ( dance technique of the flamenco dress or skirt with the long ruffled train). She will show techniques and different marking steps with the bata and integrate that in a letra (singing part) of the "Guajira" palo. Previous experience in maneuvering bata is helpful. Limited class capacity.

 

Basico

Saturday: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Monday: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

In this class, Yolanda will teach dance steps of the famous "Buleria" palo. This is the dance that is most popular on the streets and in parties and gatherings. This will be a fun class with a lot of dancing and in which Yolanda adds great value by singing in it. Minimum of 3 years of flamenco dance experience. Limited class capacity.

Prices

$190 for each of Medio, Bata and Basico classes.

$360 for 2 classes.

$510 for all 3.

$60 per hour for 2 hours or less.