Various flamenco classes are taught by Tamara ‘La Garbancito’ and are available through the Kansas City Ballet School. For more information, please call 816-741-6171 or contact us for details.

Flamenco Technique Class

When & Where: Sundays at 12:00 noon, located at the Kansas City Ballet Johnson County studio at 94th and Nall.

Flamenco Technique Class is open to all levels from beginner to intermediate.  The focus is on placement of body & arms, basic movement across the floor which can include marking patterns.  Footwork patterns begin with the basics and move to more complicated patterns.   A small segment of choreography is added each week.  30 minutes of the 90 minute session is devoted to learning how to listen, communicate and support the guitarist with various flamenco patterns.

Payment Arrangements: Payment is due at the beginning of each class.

KCB Flamenco Class

When & Where: Mondays at 6:00 pm/Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, located at the Kansas City Ballet Johnson County studio at 94th and Nall.

KCB Flamenco Class is structured for the Level 4 students of the KCB school academy dancers. Admission of additional students to this class is upon request.

Flamenco Class for Adult Mixed Levels

When & Where: Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Kansas City Ballet Bolender Center.

Flamenco Class for Adult Mixed Levels is an Adult course which introduces the dancer to basic flamenco elements.  The emphasis is on body placement, use of arms and hands, the rhythmic clapping called ‘palmas’ and basic foot patterns.   Each new semester focuses on a new choreography but the emphasis is on learning basics and reviewing patterns, working the dancer’s coordination and memory skills.   Learning to play castanets is an option given to students who attend regularly.

Payment Arrangements: Payment is arranged through the Kansas City Ballet School.

Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco Class

When & Where: Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00, by invitation or audition only.

Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco Class requires that a dancer be familiar with basic castanet technique, and familiar with alegrias, solea, sevillanas, fandangos, tangos, siguirilla and bulerias.

Payment Arrangements: Payment is due at the beginning of each class.

Flamenco Boot Camp

When & Where: Saturdays from 12:00 to 1:00

The content of the class is focused on student requests  to review specific choreography and combinations from classes.

Private Lessons

Private instruction is available by appointment only. Call 816-741-6171 or contact us for details.

What to Wear

The dancer should wear active sportswear such as yoga type clothing and/or leotard tops with a flamenco (long/loose) skirt  and heeled shoes.  A character shoe with a 1 to 2 inch heel is recommended.  The shoes are for stomping and supporting the dancer’s weight.