Flamenco Serenades, Beginners Coarse, In Person Classes and more!

“Flamenco Serenata” Now Playing!

6C86A675-081D-46DD-BB6D-BB88EEF6EC44This past weekend I performed in my first  “FLAMENCO SERENATA” social distancing show. The occasion was a surprise birthday!  The birthday girls cheered from their balcony and families looked out from their windows as I danced alone in the patio below. It was so cool and surreal. These are challenging times and it’s important to keep celebrating and connecting in creative ways always prioritizing safety. This was an amazing experience that I will always look back on as one of my most memorable shows and the joy it brought will stay with me forever! ​

For more info and to book your  “FLAMENCO SERENATA”
please send an email to: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com



Flamenco FunDamentals
Virtual Coarse.

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Let’s have some Fun learning the basics of Flamenco dance! Join me for 4 Sundays in which you’ll learn the main techniques of Flamenco dance including  Braceo & Flores (movement of the hands and arms), Zapateado (footwork), Marcajes (marking steps), and Palmas (rhythmic clapping). You’ll also learn a short combination using all of these elements.

Dates:  Sunday, May 24 & 31 & June 7 & 14.
Time: 11am-12pm via Zoom
There will be a play back video of the entire coarse.
Coarse Fee: $85

For further info email: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com
To reserve your spot please send coarse fee to:  
Venmo: @Briseyda-Zarate
PayPal “friend”: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com



One on One Lessons in Session!

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As of this past weekend I’m teaching one on one classes in addition to online virtual classes.  Here I am with my student Jaime! Social distancing and masks in place of coarse.

For more info click here

To schedule your lesson email me at briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com



Virtual Online Classes Via Zoom Continue.

For more info click here.

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We’re going on our second month of virtual classes and the response has been amazing. I want to appreciate everyone who’s come to classes.  Thanks for going on this virtual adventure with me. Most of the time when I’m teaching these days I feel like I’m just talking to a screen but then when I see that you’re really getting it, it makes me so happy! It’s been constant change and adaptation and developing new skills for all of us in a matter of weeks. I want to applaud all the artists who are rising to the occasion, creating community, instruction and inspiration in this new way and to the people who stand by us and keep showing up for us, I am eternally thankful!



To Stay in touch join my mailing list below!
Yours in Flamenco,

Briseyda Zárate 

The Secret of How Flamenco Dance Really Works.

29664FF0-6CB9-4AA5-8A01-B2C53BB7C209Have you ever wondered how Flamenco Dance really works? You can spend years in class learning many steps and not understanding how to put what you’re learning into practice. Why? Because this is not something that’s normally taught in class but is learned on the Job!  This Thursday in my 1 hour TABLAO FLAMENCO WORKSHOP,  I’ll explain to you how you can quickly structure your Baile, no matter what Palo, so that it has all the essential parts, is easy to understand and not overwhelming yet powerful, and best of all can be performed with musicians with no previous rehearsal! This has been my area of expertise for 20 years and I’m excited to share with you! 
TABLAO FLAMENCO WORKSHOP
By BRISEYDA ZÁRATE
This Thursday April 16,
7-8 pm PST, Via Zoom

Registration & Info:
https://briseydazarateflamenco.wordpress.com/classes/

Fabulous Flamenco Newsletter ~ April 2020

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Just last month we had an awe-inspiring performance  and an even more amazing show of audience support!  Now more than ever, I want to encourage you to support artists and keep dancing and making room for Flamenco in your life. For me and countless others, Flamenco is an uplifting and stress-relieving practice that is especially useful in these challenging times.  It goes way beyond learning steps and plays a central role in our emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being .

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This month due the COVID-19 Pandemic, all of my work was abruptly cancelled. This includes all performances and classes which is 100 percent of my livelihood . Millions of professional artists are in this terrifying predicament including many of my own close friends.  I’ve started teaching online and although I cannot hope to recover this month’s lost income entirely, it’s important for me to keep dancing, inspiring and sharing my creativity!  Here’s a Flamenco arm and upper body routine to get you started that you can do from home:
https://onlineflamenco.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/braceo-warm-up-arm-movements-all-levels/

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While there is nothing like the in-person connection we enjoy through the arts, I am so grateful for this opportunity to keep connecting with you on-line from your living rooms, kitchen, bathroom or wherever you can keep dancing!
If you’d like to subscribe to my Online Flamenco Studio, take a Virtual Class with me this weekend via zoom or make a small donation to my GoFundMe Campaign, here’s where you can get more info…
Virtual Classes:
Online Flamenco Studio:
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I’ve been a professional Flamenco Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer and an active member of the LA Flamenco Comunity for the past 25 years, producing my own work, teaching and mentoring students, providing work opportunities for dancers and musicians and performing for audiences locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. 
Flamenco is what I love most.  I greatly value our role as artists and I’ll continue  to do as much as I can to support you on your Flamenco Journies! 
Yours in Flamenco,
Briseyda Zárate 

VIRTUAL FLAMENCO CLASSES STARTING IN APRIL!

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VIRTUAL FLAMENCO CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEKEND VIA ZOOM!

Thank You to everyone who joined my virtual classes this weekend ! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 I hope you’ll join me for more next weekend!

CLASSES STARTING IN APRIL
Sign up by April 3rd midnight.
⚡️UPDATED Schedule!⚡️

SATURDAY April 4-25
11am-12pm: Palmas & Compas
12:15pm-1:15pm: Cante for Baile
1:30pm-2:30pm: Bata De Cola Technique
(No Bata Required)

SUNDAY April 5-26
11am-12pm: Beginning Technique
12:15pm-1:15pm: Int./Adv Technique
1:30pm-2:30pm: Int./Adv. Choreography

TUESDAY April 7-28
8-9pm: Int/Adv. Choreography

PLEASE MESSAGE OR EMAIL ME FOR FURTHER DETAILS: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com
OR GO TO:
https://briseydazarateflamenco.wordpress.com/classes/

While there is nothing like the in-person connection we enjoy through the arts, I am so grateful for this opportunity to continue teaching virtually online. I know these are challenging times for all and I thank you for continuing to make time for Flamenco in your lives. If you’ve ever taken a class before you know how uplifting Flamenco can be for the body, mind and our spirits. I so appreciate the support this community has shown me, and I will do as much as I can to continue to support you on your Flamenco journies!
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Here’s how to join a class….

  1. Download the ZOOM app on phone, tablet, or computer through your Google Playstore or Apple App Store. If you are using your computer, you can download here: https://zoom.us/signup.
  2. Sign up for a class (look at the class schedule below) by sending your class fee via Venmo or Zelle. After it’s received I’ll message you with the code to join our class “meeting”.
  3. Clear a space to move in your home. (garage, balcony, kitchen, bathroom backyard etc.) If you don’t have or can’t wear Flamenco shoes, wear regular shoes.  If you don’t have a wood floor, dance on whichever floor is available.

Thank you and see you in class!

Yours in Flamenco,

Briseyda Zárate

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Flamenco Nights L.A. is back on March 8!

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FLAMENCO NIGHTS L.A. ~ NOCHES DE TABLAO is back on SUNDAY, MARCH 8 for another heart felt performance at the Bootleg! I’ll be joined by the amazing team of Jose Cortéz, Andres Vadin and Gerardo Morales, and the extra special collaboration of LAS FLAMENCAS FEARLESS.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-de-tablao-flamenco-night-with-briseyda-zarate-co-tickets-94696883929

 

From School Teacher to Flamenco Dancer.

I get asked a lot if dancing Flamenco is my only job. And I answer proudly, yes, yes it is. It is not my side hustle, I’m no hustler…I’m an artist and I respect this art and this lifestyle completey, in the good and in the bad. It’s been this way since I was 25 and I left my job as a school teacher. It was scary to say the least, but it also felt like the only logical choice. I had a job with benefits, a cute apt. in Echo Park, a man I loved, and the support of family…until I didn’t. Funny how following your dreams and putting yourself first as a Women of Color can feel so threatening to some and trigger such a backlash?! That’s when I understood that following your heart is revolutionary. I remembered the 9 year old child in me who knew that dance would be her life and I just couldn’t let her down. I could not imagine doing something that I didn’t love, that wasn’t actually my life calling, my soul’s purpose. The commitment to my dreams is all I feel I really have, it’s what I know makes me more than a working machine trying to survive. Dreams for me are like oxygen. I keep them alive and they keep me alive. It takes courage and sacrifice but also remember that dreams have a life of their own and if you let them they will guide you and transform you!

FLAMENCO NIGHT With Briseyda Zárate & Co. this Sunday!

NOCHE DE TABLAO
FLAMENCO NIGHT WITH
BRISEYDA ZÁRATE & CO.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 6:30 PM

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Los Angeles based Bailaora, Briseyda Zárate in conjunction with the Bootleg Theater, present a  masterful rendition of Flamenco in it’s truest form – The Tablao. Pushing the limits of
self-expression and moving away from choreographed steps and towards exciting improvisation, Briseyda Zárate & Co. will take you on an exhilarating journey deep into the heart
and soul of Flamenco.

Feel the raw power Flamenco featuring  stirring vocals by Gypsy Singer: JOSÉ CORTÉS.
Virtuoso guitar by:
ANDRES VADIN
Soulful Percussion by:
GERARDO MORALES
And Passionate Baile by:
BRISEYDA ZÁRATE

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Ticket Info:
$30-$40
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-de-tablao-flamenco-night-with-briseyda-zarate-co-tickets-86
019192721

Venue info:

BOOTLEG THEATER
2220 BEVERLY BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90057

 

Flamenco Classes & Workshops with LA based Flamenco Dancer BRISEYDA ZÁRATE to begin Jan. 5 & 7 and culminate in performance March 2020.

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“Briseyda has a role to play in keeping the essential Flamenco alive.  She has earned the acclaim she now enjoys as a performer and as a teacher, and she is sincerely committed to transmitting her understanding of this extraordinary art form to the next generation of dancers.” Deborah Lawlor  — The Fountain Theatre, Producing Artistic Director, “Forever Flamenco”   

 

SCHEDULE  OF CLASSES

Sundays, January 5 – March 1 (No class Jan. 26.)

12-1pm: Intermediate Technique & Choreography.

1-2pm: Bata De Cola Technique. All Levels. Combinations in Alegria.

2-3pm: Advanced Technique &
Choreography.

Location:
Point by Point Dance
1315 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030

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Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Feb 25

8-9pm: Advanced Technique & Choreography

Location:
Gypsy Camp
3265 Motor Ave
LA, CA 90034 (Enter via back alley, behind building.)

IMG_6635TABLAO FLAMENCO WORKSHOP AT NARANJITA FLAMENCO IN ORANGE COUNTY WITH BRISEYDA ZÁRATE.

SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2-4PM.

In this tell all, no nonsense workshop you’ll learn the secrets of how Flamenco works at it’s core. You’ll strengthen your knowledge by understanding how to structure a dance, how to communicate effectively with musicians, what your role is as a Bailaora, what your relationship is to the cante & toque and how to dance from a place of instinct, spirit and improvisation.

Workshop Schedule:

2-3pm: Technical Warm up & short combinations useful for Tablao and based on the essential Flamenco codes of communication.

3-4pm: Group and Individual practice on how to effectively use what you learned in the first hour, and what you already know. How to simplify, connect,  clean and tighten up sections of a dance. Q&A session including guidance on how to prepare effectively, how to maximize your time on stage, how to stay in your energy and power as a woman performer in Flamenco, how to navigate being an American born Flamenca and much more!

Place:
Naranjita Flamenco
301 E Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867

Price:
$50 Pre-register by Jan. 6
$70 after Jan. 6

Please submit payment electronically via VENMO to: @Briseyda-Zarate

Rsvp required to: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com

 

 

Briseyda Zárate & Company Perform in NOCHE DE TABLAO, January 26 at the Bootleg Theater.

Save The Date! SUNDAY JANUARY 26, NOCHE DE TABLAO ~ FLAMENCO NIGHT AT THE BOOTLEG THEATER is back for its one year anniversary show! 

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Pre-Sale Tickets now available. GET $5 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION until Jan. 6 with the code TablaoFlamenco77.

Click on link to purchase:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-de-tablao-flamenco-night-with-briseyda-zarate-co-tickets-86019192721

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Briseyda Zárate & Company ignite the stage with a masterful rendition of Flamenco in it’s truest form – The Tablao. Pushing the limits of self-expression and moving away from choreographed steps and towards exciting improvisation, this breath-taking ensemble will take you on an exhilarating journey deep into the heart and soul of Flamenco.

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THE FLAMENCO TABLAO is the most intimate and authentic way to experience Flamenco. The word “tablao” refers to the wood that we so passionately dance on as well as the place where flamenco is performed in it’s most powerful manifestation, in this case, the Bootleg Theater, a hidden gem in the heart of Los Angeles.

 

Featuring:

Cante/Singer:
José Cortés

Toque/Guitarist:
Andres Vadin

Artistic Director/Co-Producer/Dancer: Briseyda Zárate

BOOTLEG THEATER
2220 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tickets on sale now:

Price: $30.00 – $40.00

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Flamenco Dance Holiday Gift Certificates are Here!

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It’s December and my Flamenco Holiday gift certificates are here! These never expire and there’s no limit to how many gift certificates you can purchase for yourself or your friends. They’ll be available through the Holidays until Dia De Los Reyes, Jan. 6.

All details below.
Happiest of Holidays to you!! ✨✨✨✨

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Group Classes

4 classes: $100 ($120 value) Buy Here
8 classes: $175 ($240 value). Buy Here
12 classes: $200 ($350 value) Buy Here
16 classes: $300 ($480 value) Buy Here
24 classes: $400 ($620 value) Buy Here

Private Lessons

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5 private lessons: $375 ($500 value)
Buy Here
10 private lessons: $550 ($1,000 value)
Buy Here

*Studio fee not included $25 (normally $30)

More info at: briseydaflamenc@hotmail.com

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