NEW CLASSES STARTING IN APRIL 2020 - REGISTRATION OPEN!
PRIVATE ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION
Private classes are available and highly recommended. Privates are a great way to receive individual attention and progress at your own pace.
Contact to request a private
MONDAYS at The Dance Centre
Intermediate Level - Tarantos/Tangos
Experience necessary. Classes will focus on technique, personal expression, dynamic movement and connection to cante. Strengthening individual performance will be a priority. To register email me a request.
January 6th - March 30th, 2020 (no class Feb 17th)
Discover your passion. Classes will focus on the fundamentals of flamenco dancing. Techniques explored include basic steps, arm work, floreo (hand work), zapateado (footwork), palmas (clapping) and musicality. To register contact Douglas Park Community Centre.
Experience necessary. Classes will focus heavily on improvising, learning to respond to the music and finding your authentic movement vocabulary. Classes will explore grooving, musicality, further developing strong technique and working with the cante. Dancers will build confidence to dance on their own, as time for individual performance will be a priority. To register contact Douglas Park Community Centre.
Work out clothes are great. No skirt is needed. This way I can correct leg lines.
If you don't have flamenco shoes we recommend a low thick stable heal with a strap. You should feel secure and the shoe should cover the whole foot. Ankle boots can also work.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register for classes at Douglas Park Community Centre please contact them directly.
To register for all other classes please email us a request stating which class you would like to join, as well as you chosen payment option. To complete your registration and guarantee enrolment, we must receive your payment before the class starts.
For payment you can either;
-send an e-transfer to
(Take note a service free will be charged. Around $1.50)
-bring a cheque made out to Maria Avila to the first class
-bring cash to the first class
Reimbursements for missed classes are not allowed.
Make-up classes cannot be carried over to another term.
Note- for any class to run there needs to be a minimum enrolment of 6 students enrolled. If for any reason the class does not meet this requirement you will be refunded for classes not taken.
The first class of any course will always run so that we can see how many students will be enrolled.
Class rate will be pro rated if you are interested in joining halfway through the term.
It is highly recommended that students retake the same level until they are confident in the given technique.
"Maria is a phenomenal teacher. She's been able to deconstruct the structure of a Buleria so that it doesn't feel so intimidating. Thanks to her warm yet informative approach, I am well on my way to finally understanding how to put together a Buleria." A.K. - Flamenco Student
"Maria always knows the exact feedback to give to improve my dancing. She is the flamenco whisperer!" A.K. - Flamenco Student
"Maria creates a safe and warm environment so it is comfortable to try new things and see what works. I am not scared to "look bad" or make mistakes in her class because she turns those moments into opportunities for learning and growth." A.K. - Flamenco Student
"Hi Maria, I am at the studio right now practicing. I am working on my solo and I am trying to incorporate everything you are teaching me and my dancing is improving. Thank you for being such an attentive and giving teacher." L.L. - Flamenco Student
"I truly enjoy teaching others this art form. Flamenco is the perfect outlet to challenge and express yourself, to feel empowered, and to just have a good time. I focus my classes around giving my students the confidence to become independent dancers. I stress technique, knowledge of cante (song), rhythm, and grooving. See you in the studio!"- Maria Avila