Welcome to Flamenco Romantico! Santa Cruz
- Written by Marianna
Welcome to Flamenco in Santa Cruz
The Flamenco Romántico Academy of Gypsy Flamenco Arts, is the brain (and heart) child of two artists in love with each other and in love with Flamenco. A Guitarist and a Dancer, together we regularly both visit and study Flamenco in Spain. Our dream is now to bring a bit of the Spain we love to our home and to share it with the Flamenco aficionados here in the United States. We offer concerts, classes and workshops given by top artists from Spain here at our home, Paraíso. We celebrate Flamenco in Santa Cruz county.
Our Academy's major emphasis focuses on the older more traditional style of Flamenco, the pure rhythmic Flamenco that Gypsies dance in the pueblos of Southern Spain. We are both drawn to this Gypsy style of Flamenco as contrasted to the more formal concert and classical styles and we want to help preserve and pass on this special art form. You can also find us on Facebook.
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My Flamenco Dance class Performance and rehearsal for a 3-minute show - March 2013
- Written by Marianna
The top video is of our actual show at the Mello Theater. The bottom video is of a rehearsal the week before the show.
We performed this for the Watsonville Dance Club scholarship fundraiser on March 22, 2013. At this rehearsal below: Marianna Mejia (instructor), Federico Mejia on cajon, James MacColl guitar, Kiel Siler (James' student on guitar), and my dance students: Tracy, Nick, Michelle, Leia. Missing from this rehearsal are the other palmeras: Nini, Patty, and Ananda, whom you see in the top video of the actual show.
I am excited about this show. Two of the dancers have been dancing less than 1 year, and the other has been dancing just over a year!!!!! Ole. The palmas pattern in the beginning was originally taught to me by Concha Vargas. Many of the steps were taught in 2012 by Juan del Gastor when he gave a workshop here at Flamenco Romántico.
Here is the video of a rehearsal the week before the above show. © 2013
Flamenco Dance Class Santa Cruz Schedule 2013
- Written by Marianna
FLAMENCO DANCE CLASSES
in Santa Cruz, California
With Marianna Mejia
Ongoing Schedule 2013
FLAMENCO ROMANTICO STUDIOS
Flamenco Classes for beginner/intermediate
Saturday 11AM-12:30PM Bulerias por Fiesta
and Thursday 6:30PM - 8:00PM Emphasis on Footwork technique, palmas + Bulerias por Fiesta
Flamenco Classes for intermediate/advanced - WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8PM- Soleá
Live music in all our group classes
Hope to see you at our next class!
Technique, Bulerías Dance & Palmas
Class Multi-level – includes beginners
Saturdays 11:00AM-12:30 PM
Thursday evenings 6:30-8 PM - Focus on Footwork technique
Technique, Soleá, Bulerías, & Palmas
Class Multi-level – Intermediate-Advanced
Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 PM - Soleá and technique
All hour-and-a-half group classes:
$ 60 for a 4 classes taken within a 4-week period
or $20 drop-in fee.
Private lessons available on request.
Classes with Marianna Mejia
presented by Flamenco Romántico
in the Flamenco Romántico Dance Studio
Hidden Valley Road, Soquel, (Santa Cruz county) CA 95073
For more info and to enroll: 831-216-6072
Live music in all group classes
Paypal payments must be received before you arrive for class!
Comments from our Flamenco students
"Marianna: Thank you sooo much for a wonderful class. You have inspired me! Counting down the days til the next class" Tracy F.
"Thank you Marianna for the flamenco class on Saturday, I enjoyed it so much " Gabriella L.
" The little one ... was also really very sad that we didnt go (to class last night). She wasn't
all that much into Flamenco and after she saw you do the Solea, she told me: "Me gusta
mucho NUESTRA clase de Flamenco, Mami....mi maestra es muy bonita y me gusta
mucho la musica!" I couldnt be happier!!!" Aymeth R.
"I LOVE taking flamenco classes with you, Marianna! The live music and your joyful presence make me thrilled to learn this most passionate dance with you. Thank you!" Serina T.
"Maestra ... I can't tell you enough what an amazing teacher you are and love, love, love (did I say love?) you style and teaching methods!" Aymeth S.
"Dear Marianna, I am so enjoying your Bulerias class! I appreciate your willingness to review previously-taught steps and to answer all our questions. It is a good for us to hear your encouragement, as it inspires us to practice, learn and express more through dance." Laura S.
"Thanks for such a fabulous class - I truly enjoyed it. Looking forward to Thursday!" Cathy N.
"Thank you so much again for the beautiful gifts from Spain. You are a wonderful teacher and a beautiful soul! Tonight was great - Óle!! XOXOXO." 9/09 Daniella S.
"Flamenco class truly feeds my soul.” Marcie W. “I’m loving your classes – there is so much to work on, and it’s a good (safe) place to grow. Everyone – you, Freddie, James, Aaron – you all know so much and are so supportive. I am looking forward to joining the Wednesday group.” Daniella S.
“Marianna, Hi! Thank you soooo much for yesterday's class! It was PERFECT!!!” Amanda S.
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