CARMEN LEDESMA teaches in Santa Cruz

CARMEN LEDESMA teaches in Santa Cruz for the first time ever!

FOUR DAY WORKSHOP:  Monday, October 13 - Thursday, October 16
BULERIAS ROMANCE: "Dancing to the Cante" With special guest singer JOSE MENDEZ

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The Bay Area Flamenco Festival is proud to present workshops taught by Carmen Ledesma who is widely recognized as one of the best flamenco dance teachers in Andalucía today. José Méndez is one of the most sought-after singers for Gypsy flamenco dance in Spain. The Bay Area Flamenco Festival is proud to present these workshops in partnership with Flamenco Romántico, Santa Cruz. 


Carmen Ledesma represents Sevilla’s legacy of female dancers from Pastora Imperio and Matilde Coral to the grassroots pueblo-style dancers of Moron, Utrera and Lebrija. Ledesma's first teacher was Enrique el Cojo, one of the founders of Seville's unique style of flamenco dance. And her maestro Pepe Ríos (from Morón de la Frontera, nephew of Diego del Gastor) was a major influence. In the early years of her career, she worked with Antonio Gades at Spain's National Ballet. In 1983 she was awarded the prestigious Juana la Macarrona prize for dance at Cordoba's National Flamenco Arts Awards. She later went on to work with such greats as Mario Maya and El Farruco and toured both Spain and France with guitarist Pedro Bacán's legendary group "The Pinini Clan," where she danced alongside Concha Vargas.


José Méndez was born into the legendary Méndez clan of Gypsy flamenco singers from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. A direct descendant of La Paquera, he is the grandson of the festero “El Pili” and a cousin of Bay Area favorite, Kina Méndez. A member of Cristina Hoyo’s company for many years, José Méndez has specialized in singing for dancers. He is also an outstanding soloist with a voice that echoes La Paquera. 


Carmen Ledesma with José Méndez: "Dancing to the Cante" 

DATES:  Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs; October 13-16

TIME: 7pm-9pm

All 4 days (8 hrs) $185

Three days only (6 hours) $150

Two days only (4 hours) $110

Drop in (2hrs) $60 

* PRIVATE CLASSES: $90 hr. (call to arrange)

Flamenco Romantico Studio
1007 Hidden Valley Road 
Soquel, CA 95073

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