Dance Classes - All Levels
Basic Flamenco Technique
Finely Center, Santa Rosa
February 13 - March 27
Joelle will be fresh back from her recent trip to Spain! Come and experience a class with all new material and techniques. In addition, each class includes palmas technique (rhythmic hand clapping), basic exercises and choreography. Classes also offer character building exercises and will challenge students of all levels. This class will be accompanied by professional flamenco guitarist, Mark Taylor. Register by calling the Finely Center (707) 543-3737 or register online HERE
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Joelle's Home Studio
Get some groove in your Sevillanas and learn new material for each copla y entre copla. Technique in the use of castanets and fan will be a part of this class. $20 drop in.
Level ll Technique:
Joelle's Home Studio
7pm - 8pm
Students will work in different flamenco rhythms to develop technique in footwork, body line, arms and turns. $20 drop in.
Marin School of the Arts
Marin School of the Arts has invited guest instructor, Joelle, to teach dance classes from beginning to professional levels this semester. The Spring Dance Concert will be held at the end of March and Joelle will be choreographing the finale piece.
About the Instructor: As a professional dancer, teacher, and director of SolFlamenco, Joelle has performed throughout the West Coast and continues to teach in Santa Rosa, CA. Her 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 and continues to study with such notable flamenco artists as Pilar Ortega, Paky del Rio, and most recently, Leonor Leal. The classes that Joelle 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."
"You are a gifted and amazing teacher/mentor. As I approach almost one year, a joyful year, studying with you I'm amazed at how far along I've come. It's not so obvious for me to gauge my progress from week-to-week. But, knowing where I started last February and where I am now, I never imagined I'd ever get passed my struggles of even beginning to understand the many many complexities of the beautiful art of flamenco." (New Student, D.G.)
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