Online Courses During COVID-19
I know we are all feeling anxious and concerned about the COVID-19 virus. As the epidemiology and reality of this outbreak is still developing, the best defense is to prevent exposure to the virus, so I will be offering online classes in the form of videos that you can practice to. Video classes will continue through the fall season.
Group Class is $20 a month per level. Each week (4 weeks total) you will receive one 15 minute technique video to practice with. You will need to select beginning, intermediate and/or advanced. I will then send a video link and password to you.
Private sessions are $50 using the same method as above, however, it will be custom choreography rather than technique.
Be safe everyone,
In Person Classes to Resume Next Year
Tuesday Afternoons, 4pm - 5pm: Begining Level 2, $20 per class
Technique for students at a beginning level who would like to increase their skill level using fundamental footwork patterns and body exercises. The goal is to move students into intermediate level classes when ready. Location; Joelle's Home Studio.
Wednesday Nights at Finely Center, 5:30-6:30: Basic Technique Level 1, $48/8 weeks
These 8 week workshops are for students new to flamenco. Very basic technique exercises and choreography are taught, accompanied by professional musicians. Register by calling the Finely Center at (707) 543-3737 or register online as a returning student HERE.
Thursday Mornings, 10:45 - 11:45: Intermediate Level 3, $20 per class
Students will work on various footwork combinations in different flamenco rhythms, incorporating upper body work, hands and palmas. Location is Joelle's Home Studio.
Friday Mornings, 11:30 - 12:30: Improv Skills Class Level 3, $20 per class
Students will learn to understand and respond to the complex musical language of flamenco. Listening frees the student up to be able to dance within the flamenco rhythm structure. Location is Joelle's Home Studio.
Joelle has been teaching in Santa Rosa since 2003. She has worked to build a local flamenco community where students can enjoy flamenco parties, performance opportunities, work with professional musicians, and learn together in a safe and fun environment.
Joelle's refreshing approach to teaching involves character building exercises, translating the understanding of complex flamenco rhythms, and helping to reveal each students unique strengths. She has received awards from the Sonoma Arts Council and in 2009 she received a personal letter from Cirque du Soleil talent scout, Guilio Scatola, requesting her audition (after seeing her perform at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts) for the production of Ka.
Joelle returns to Spain regularly to further her dance training. The classes she teaches in Santa Rosa are based on smaller portions of the choreography she learns there. "I bring Spain back with me so that I can share the joy that I am so fortunate to experience."