Frequently Asked Questions

 


Who is flamenco for ?

It's for everyone, it doesn't matter what age or shape you are. You don't need to be a trained dancer to be able to enjoy flamenco.  It's not just for women either, the strong footwork and stance is for men too!

 

What do I wear?

Initially wear what feels comfortable.  For women, preferably a wide (circular) skirt. Please wear strong shoes or boots ideally with a small sturdy heel, (or boots for men.) Trainers are not suitable as we need to make lots of noise with our feet!  We can advise you when you start the classes so please do not rush out to buy anything before your first class.

 

Where can I buy flamenco shoes?

We recommend Sansha, 175 Drury Lane, WC2B 5QF. Tel 020 7242 2659 .  They sell reasonably priced shoes .  We recommend Capezio 33 Endwell St ( Covent Garden) for reasonably priced flamenco practice skirts. 

 

 Do I need to book in advance? 

We recommend that you book in advance for the Monday classes as the maximum class size is limited to just 8 students.  Our Tuesday class for Improvers is very popular and tends to get full up.  Booking in advance will guarantee you a place.

To book just email or phone us with your name and contact details .  We will then require a deposit in order to guarantee you a place.  If you need to cancel please give us at least two weeks notice so we can try and fill your place and return your deposit. 

We can only refund a deposit if we are able to fill your place before the course starts.  If you cancel within one week we will not be able to return your deposit.   If we cancel the course for any reason deposits will be returned immediatley. 

After the first class If you decide the class is not suitable for any reason we will happily refund your deposit minus the cost of the first class.

 

Do I need a partner?

No, flamenco is mostly a solo dance.  An exception is Sevillanas, and if this is taught, partners will be formed within the class.

 

Will I have an opportunity to perform

Yes, following the success of our previous school shows will plan to have the next one in the Spring of 2014!  You  will have an opportunity to perform alongside a professional singer and flamenco guitarists. Perferming is of course optional but it is encouraged as it's lots of fun and a great experience.

 

 What class should I attend?

Please read the class description and if you are not sure please contact us. You can of course try different classes to find the level most suitable for you.