FAQ

1. WHY CENTRO FLAMENCO?
Since 1989, Centro Flamenco has introduced students to the art of flamenco, with a focus on an authentic style. Our classes progress from beginner to professional levels.

Experienced Teachers
Both Rosario and Victor – directors of the school – lived and performed in Spain before establishing Centro Flamenco in Vancouver. Our teachers have many years of experience and many regularly travel to Spain to take intensive workshops.

Year-end Student Recital
The student show is an opportunity for our dancers to take the stage! Students perform the class choreographies before an adoring audience, their family, and friends. The show remains a popular with Vancouver Flamenco fans and is held on 8th of July this year..

Workshops and Guest Artists
Throughout the year Centro Flamenco offer workshops and master classes with internationally renowned flamenco artists.
Check our next guest artist and our upcoming workshops.

Class Accompanists
Flamenco music is an essential component to flamenco dance. Our intermediate and advanced level classes are often joined by live musicians.

2. HOW DO I REGISTER?

Email us, register online or call us at 604.737.1273.
To complete your registration and guarantee enrolment, we must receive your payment before the class starts. We accept debit/credit cards, cheques, cash, e-transfer or PayPal payments. Fees are payable to Centro Flamenco and are due at time of registration.

3. DO YOU ALLOW REFUNDS FOR COURSE FEES?

Withdrawing from the class is only allowed for medical reasons once the semester has begun. There is a $50.00 charge to students who drop out within a semester. Generally, reimbursements or crediting of monies for missed classes are not allowed; however, students are welcome to join the monthly Sunday technique class to make up any missed classes. Make-up classes cannot be carried over into another semester.

4. GUITAR CLASSES

If you are interested in learning flamenco guitar, please contact the studio directly. Musical director Victor Kolstee offers private lessons.
For more info about Victor, visit his website www.victorkolstee.com

5. WHAT DO YOU TEACH?

All classes focus on flamenco technique in:

Compas (rhythms)

Zapateado (footwork)

Palmas (clapping)

Palillos (castanets)

Brazos (arms)

Vueltas (turns)

Pitos (snapping)

Each class, with the exception on technique classes, will work on different palos each year. For more information about individual classes please refer to our classes page.

6. WHEN ARE OUR CLASSES?

Fall – September – December

Winter – January – March

Spring – April – June

Summer – July and August

All classes run on a once-per-week schedule. Children’s classes are 45/60 minutes. Adult classes are 75 minutes.

Cancelled classes: No classes will be cancelled due to forecasted weather

Long weekends: Classes run on all holiday weekends except by special arrangement.

7. WHAT DO I NEED?

Women: Low-heeled shoes with hard soles and a wide skirt

Men: Hard-soled shoes, short-sleeved shirt

Although proper flamenco shoes are helpful in learning correct technique and protecting your feet, we recommend students try a few weeks of classes before investing in a quality pair or flamenco shoes.

8. ATTENDANCE & MISSED CLASSES
Reimbursements or crediting of monies for missed classes are not allowed; however, students are welcome to join the make-up classes. Make-up classes cannot be carried over into another semester. Please check with the teacher for make-up class dates or contact the office for more details.