Classes

ACTIVITIES AND LESSONS

The dancing style that neta teach emphasizes expression and mobility of the upper body part. In her opinion, a dance is a personal story in which each movement results from the preceding step. she aspire to cause her dancers to dance from their most direct internal intuition, without masks and with full expressive transparency.

She teach group lessons as well as individual lessons. Furthermore there are summer workshops and lectures about Flamenco. There is an end of year party of the studio when the dancers perform. 

GROUP LESSONS

FOR CHILDREN

Children like the  rich rhythms, the music and the objects. One should not be astonished by this because like in Flamenco the rhythms, the music and the objects are direct and true.

By playing and experiencing the children become aware of  correct posture; develop theiconsciousness and confidence. They also improve their sense of rhythm and coordination.

The children learn how to express themselves by the upper part of their body, tap their feet and play the complex flamenco rhythms on castanets. Each year they perform in end of year parties of the studio.

The lessons are given in three levels:

Nannes -for ages 6 - 8

Ciques - for  ages 8 - 13

Muciaces - for ages 13 - 18 

FOR ADULTS

There are lessons in three levels - beginners' level, intermediate level and advanced level.

Adults focus on three main topics: Braseo (the technique of working with the hands(, Zapateado (foot tapping) and choreography.

Every year each group performs two dances - an exercise of Zapateado, Braseo or Castanuelas and a full dance of certain Palos (rhythm of Flamenco), such as Alegrias, Soleares, Tarantos etc'.

In the end we will teach how to use various accessories, such as:

Abanico (a fan)

Manton (a robe)

Baston (a Spanish stick)

Sombrero (a Spanish brimmed hat)

And Bata De Cola (a dress with a train) 

Professional Lessons and the Arrangement of Reserves for the Group

The reserves lessons enrich the technical level. The group's repertoire is taught in those lessons. There is also an opportunity to perform in the professional show of the group. 

Lessons given in dresses with a train- Bata de cola

In these lessons we teach the technique of dancing in a dress with a  train and Palos (rhythms of flamenco) which suit this accessory. 

In each lesson it is taught how to "make Flamenco" - Some lessons are accompanied by a guitar player. Thus we learn about the parts of the dance, for instance:

Entrada - the dancer's entrance.

Marcaje - Steps which mark the rhythm

Remate - An ornamental end of mucisians' melodic parts etc. 

The Flamenco dance is a one time occurrence when the dancer leads his musicians and professional Palmeros (those who clap their hands) as if he is a chef d'orchestra. Therefore it is necessary to be familiar with the rhythms and melodies and be able to lead the occurrence. Our dancers and guitar player experience this leading 

Individual Lessons

In the individual lessons the dancer's technique improves. Furthermore I compose a personal dance for the dancer. The dancer and I try to find his characteristic style and expression regarding his character and personality.

The lessons are given to professional dancers who prepare for the performance or intend to join the group. The other purpose of the lessons is enjoyment and personal development because in those lessons the dancer goes through a process of awareness/consciousness and self empowerment. 

Lectures

In the lectures which are accompanied by rare video clips I talk about the various dancing styles in Spain. I also introduce the history of the Flamenco development. The students watch and analyze video clips. Simultaneously they learn how the dancer leads the one time occurrence which is actually a triple negotiation between the dancer, the guitar player and the singer. 

Summer Workshops

In the summer courses of all the levels I  introduce foreign artists, such as Mario Maya, Belen Maya and I also teach myself. In the workshops there are various choreographies.  There is a workshop for experiencing improvisations of Flamenco .Furthermore the dancers are introduced to ways of leading the Flamenco scene which traditionally occurs in live music without rehearsals