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

#giftideas #holidays #flamenco #santa

Flamenco Classes are Underway in LA!

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Kicking off the Fall/Winter Flamenco class season in LA after being in Spain for 3 months. Excited to dance with you! 

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Sundays, 4 Week Session ~ Dec. 1-22

12-1pm: Soleá ~ Intermediate
1 – 2pm: Bata De Cola ~ Intermediate
2 – 3pm: Tientos ~ Intermediate

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

Price
Complete Session by Dec. 30 ~ $100
After Dec. 30 ~ $120
Drop in $30

Thursdays, 3 Week Session ~  Dec. 5-19

8:30pm-9:30pm: Beginners & Advanced Beginners.

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

Price
Complete Session by Dec. 1 ~ $75
After Dec. 1 ~ $80
Drop in $30

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Tues., 4 Week Session ~ Nov 25- Dec 17

8-9pm
Advanced Technique & Choreography. Palo tba.

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

Price
Complete Session by Nov. 24 ~ $100
After Nov. 24 ~ $120
Drop in $30

Pop Up Master Class at Naranjita Flamenco ~ SAT NOV 23, 2-3 PM

Naranjita Flamenco
301 E Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867

Price: Before Class Day ~ $25

Same Day ~ $30

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Multiple Class Packs  (Valid at all locations except Naranjita Flamenco)

1 month (4 consecutive weeks)
4 classes $100.
8 classes $175.
12 classes $200.

2 months (8 consecutive weeks)
8 classes:  $175.
16 classes: $300.
24 classes: $400.

How to sign up and purchase classes:

Please rsvp your attendance to briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com and send class fee electronically via any of these methods before taking class.

Venmo: @Briseyda-Zarate

Zelle: briseydazarate@gmail.com

Google Pay: briseydazarate@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE:
All class sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Classes are only valid for the dates and times listed.

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After a fantastic season in Andalusia Spain, I’m excited to come back to Los Angeles and share all my inspiration with you! Starting Sunday Nov. 10, I’ll be teaching an 8 Week Flamenco Workshop exploring a variety of rhythms, ranging from the Soleá (solitude) to Alegrias (joy). Every class will include thorough instruction in technique, including arm/ body positioning, corporal expression, footwork, turns, and of coarse compas/rhythm excercises and a powerful dose of inspiration!

Advanced Registration begins now and ends on Oct. 25. (This will secure your spot in class and ensure you get the best price!)

For all info please see below
or go to:
8 week Flamenco Workshop
with Briseyda Zàrate

And for those of you who prefer individualized instruction, a custom made choreography or performance coaching, I’m also offering these at a special rate for the fall/winter season.
Click link for details:
https://briseydazarateflamenco.wordpress.com/classes/private-instruction/
For another questions feel free to email me at briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com

Yours in Flamenco,
Briseyda Zárate

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BRISEYDA ZÁRATE FLAMENCO
FALL/WINTER CLASS SESSION
SUNDAY NOV 10 – DEC. 29
LOS ANGELES, CA.

TECHNIQUE & CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

12-1pm
Soleá
Int./Adv.

1:15-2:15pm
Bata De Cola & Manton
Alegrias
Beginning/Int.

2:30-3:30pm:
Tientos
Beginning/Int.

Location:
Point By Point
1315 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Class Fees:
Advanced Registration until Oct. 25

8 Week Session
8 classes: $175, after $200
16 classes: $300, after $350
24 classes: $400, after $450

4 Week Session
4 classes: $100, after $120
8 classes: $175, after $200
12 classes: $200, after $225

Payment:  
Please send via PayPal to: briseydaflamenca@hotmail.com  
Note: Send by choosing the Friends & Family option to avoid the service fee! This way I will also not be charged and will receive the full amount for my services. Thank You!

PLEASE NOTE:
All class sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Classes are only valid for the dates and times listed. 

 

Enjoying the Journey in Sevilla.

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*scroll down for flamenco and travel resources. 💃🏽✈️🎒🚴🏻‍♀️ 

Yesterday I rode a bike in the early morning all the way to my hot yoga class.  I’m so happy that there’s a hot yoga studio here in Sevilla, (after a week of Oruco’s hard core footwork technique class I really needed a good hot stretch!) I’m also really happy that they have a public bike system and a great bike path here. It’s cooled down quite a bit this week and the morning breeze felt good on my face as I whizzed down Maria Auxiliadora. One of my favorite parts about this ride is passing the Calle Guadalupe where they have a nice big blue azulejo with and image of the Virgen de Guadalupe. I say goodmorning and thank you. It makes me happy to see her.

When I ride by Puerta De La Carne I always think about Juana Amaya and her studio and my time there. I also enjoy riding past the Jardines de Murillo, and then through the Parque de Maria Luisa and it’s big trees. I see lots of horse drawn carriages along the way and that too makes me happy. I like the sound that their hoofs make on the cobble stones and the way these horse drawn carriages co-exist on the busy street with cars and buses. I cross the Puente de San Telmo and admire the Guadalquivir…that will always be a treat for me and will never get old! I park my bike near the studio and I make it to yoga class. I’ve enjoyed the ride thoroughly, maybe even more than the actual yoga class! The old adage holds true… Life is in the journey, not the destination…learn to enjoy the ride!

RESOURCES
Flamenco Class with El Oruco:
https://m.facebook.com/formarteflamenco/
Flamenco with Juana Amaya: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072174173
Bikes:
https://www.sevici.es/
Hot Yoga: https://www.bikramyogaspain.es/centros/sevilla/

Hello from Sevilla!

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Photo by Paco Tana at La Fiesta De La Buleria, Jerez De La Frontera, 2019.

Hello Everyone!

I’m currently in Sevilla, Spain, performing and studying until the fall/winter season.  A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of dancing  at La Fiesta de la Buleria, under the direction of Maria Bermudez. It was quite a milestone in my career to be a part of such a big festival! Nothing short of a dream come true. To my friends and students back home, I miss you all!  While I’m away, I’m teaching online classes! Just $25/month for a wealth of knowledge. You can learn at your own pace and have unlimited access to all the video lessons. For all the info go to: Online Classes .

Hasta pronto!

Yours in Flamenco,

Briseyda

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Falling in Love with Flamenco.

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(A photo of my very first performance)

Have you ever tried to learn something new, completely from scratch with absolutely no understanding of it other than when you saw it you felt your heart jump and before you knew it, you were in love?

This is exactly what happened to me the first time I saw Flamenco. Granted I had been a dancer before, but absolutely nothing like this! I was 19, a freshman at UCLA, wet behind the ears and an English Major ( I later majored in Chicana/o Studies and History). I was taking dance classes for fun and met my first flamenco dance teacher, Liliana De Leon. After my tap dance class, I saw her rehearsing and it kind of sounded like tap dancing but looked completely different. I approached her and asked what kind of dancing that was, she recognized me from tap class (I was the only one with white tap shoes) and invited me to one of her performances later that week. The next time I saw her it was on stage in a beautiful red dress performing a “Garrotin”, one of her signature dances I later found out.

Completely ignorant of what I was witnessing, I fell in love with FLAMENCO (It’s true what they say, love is blind). I felt everything you would feel for a lover…butterflies, shy, anticipation, excitement, curiosity, passion, devotion. Well needless to say it was more than a fling for me, from that day on I have always loved flamenco and I haven’t stopped loving it, not even for one day. As I remember all of this, I feel so very blessed to have had this experience and for all the magic it has uncovered in my life.

Now as a teacher, I’m on the other side of this story and have had the opportunity and privilege to inspire this love in others for the first time. The most beautiful thing is to see a room full of individuals expressing themselves creatively. I have the very special job of inspiring and co-creating flamenco dancers. I nurture and awaken in them the curiosity and love for the art…what my first teacher nurtured in me over 20 years ago. Many of my students have jumped into the fire and become professionals, surrendering to their passion for Flamenco and becoming the FIRE.

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Hello all. This weekend I’ll be teaching an impromptu mini-90 min Bulerias workshop in San Diego hosted by PALOMA CENTRO DE ARTE FLAMENCO. So looking forward to dancing with you and sharing all that I know about this exciting rhythm!

The class will take place this Saturday August 3rd from 12:30-2 pm. Class fee is $30. Please RSVP at rociolapaloma@gmail.com or call to reserve your spot 858-344-7014.

See you then!

Photo by Christopher Duggan
For the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival