Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance LLC

341 State St Madison WI 53703

SUMMER INTENSIVE   July 29 - August 18, 2019

WITH GUEST ARTIST DANICA SENA

Classes will culminate in a student showcase on Sunday, August 18 at 3:30 pm.

Internationally-acclaimed master flamenco and Spanish dance teacher/choreographer/performer, Danica Sena, has created and performed over 200 original works for television, independent film and stage in Spain (where she resided for a decade), Japan, Mexico, Czech Republic, Hawaii and all states of the continental U.S.  Her intrinsic cultural understanding of the art she imparts combined with a unique methodology, musicality and passion for teaching has made her one of the most-solicited in her field.  In 2012 she received the great honor of guest teaching for one month in Madrid, Valencia and Castellon, Spain.  Ms. Sena has been a proud faculty member of ODC School in San Francisco since 2004 and acts regularly as adjunct faculty at OBT, Dominican University and USF.  Danica Sena was also recently awarded the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Dancers’ Choice Award.

Danica’s teaching philosophy: “Students of flamenco are basically ‘instruments’ in the form of bodies.  Typically when someone goes to a dance class they expect to move and learn/memorize sequences of steps.  In order to understand the ‘why’ of those particular sequences in flamenco, one has to understand the basic musical form of each palo.  It has been my lifelong goal to demystify this aspect and bridge the gap between ‘body’ and ‘song’ so that each student may connect in his/her own way to the source, and in that way be able to dance freely and fully and with less preoccupation.”  

LEVEL 1 

FANDANGOS DE HUELVA

Students will focus on the basic technique of the baile flamenco, which include compás (rhythm), footwork, arm & handwork and turns. Students will also learn choreography for the festive fandangos de Huelva.
2 classes/week
Tue 6:45 - 8:00 pm & Thu 6:45 - 8:00 pm, July 30 - August 15
Fee: $120 (6 sessions)

NEW! FLAMENCO COMPOSITION & TECHNIQUE  SERIES

This unique class has been designed to help dancers “demystify” the relationship between the various elements of flamenco as they pertain to building any choreography.  Starting with soleá, or, “la madre del cante”, students will learn how to seek out and recognize specific parts in the order they naturally occur in typical flamenco compositions, and to recognize how those parts appear in similar order in differing palos. This class is designed to help the advanced-beginning/intermediate level student become more secure with choreographies they learn in classes and workshops as well as choreographies they would like to develop on their own.  This is a participatory class and not a lecture and will also include technique drills and exercises.  

*Consent of instructor required.

2 classes/week

Sunday 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Monday 5:30 - 6:45 pm, July 29 - August 18

Fee: $120 (6 sessions) 

LEVEL 2 REPERTORY

ABANDOLAOS WITH MANTÓN

In this class, students will continue to build their knowledge of flamenco dance through more challenging choreography, focusing on abandolaos, a palo which is included in the fandangos family, and will be danced with the mantón (Spanish shawl) . 

*Consent of instructor required. A limited number of shawls will be available on loan for the class.

Sunday 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Monday 6:45 - 8:00 pm, July 29 - August 18

Fee: $120 (6 sessions)