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Events for the rest of this year:

Winter Seminar 2016 - GREECE

Winter Workshop 2016 - LONDON

Winter Seminar 2016 - Malta 

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ADVANCE INFORMTION
Date: 21st – 25th July 2017

Further information will be posted around April 2017

 

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Winter Seminar 2016 - GREECE

  Download Spanish Dance Society Winter Seminar - Greece 2016 application form here



The SDS takes pleasure in announcing the faculty for our Winter Seminar 2015 in Greece to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Spanish Dance Society. We look forward to welcoming our members and friends to an exciting course. The SDS International seminars provide the ideal opportunity to capture the atmosphere of Spanish Dance in a friendly environment. Join us and experience an intensive study period with an expert team of teachers offering you the chance to develop your existing skills, increase your knowledge and create new opportunities.
FACULTY
INMACULADA ORTEGA (Flamenco Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Inmaculada Ortega began her dance studies at 7 years old, alongside her brother Domingo Ortega. Their first dance teacher, Cristóbal Fernández presented them professionally in his Children’s Dance Company on many Spanish stages. Later the youngsters formed part of the Ballet Albarizuela directed by Fernando Belmonte where they received their training in Classical Spanish Dance, Escuela Bolera and Classical Ballet, appearing as soloists in Spain. They performed on television in numerous countries. Inmaculada further advanced her dance studies with important teachers such as Manolo Marín, Carmen Ledesma, Matilde Coral, Rafael “El Negro” and José Galván.

In 1988 brother and sister were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes (respectively) in the Flamenco Dance Competition in Jerez de la Frontera. In 1990 Inmaculada relocated to Madrid to form a part of the dance company of Carmen Cortés where she shared the stage with the renowned artists Antonio Canales and Gerardo Núñez. From this moment on she began gracing the stages of well-known Madrid Tablaos such as Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Morería and Casa Patas.

Inma’s career has spanned many opportunities to dance with top artists: She returned to the Ballet Albarizuela, as invited guest artist for the World Exposition in Seville; joined the company of Antonio Alonso as first dancer together with Belén Maya; participated in the World Exposition in Korea, honoring the National Day of Spain; performed in “Carmen” in Japan directed and choreographed by Miguel Ángel Espino; collaborated with the dance company Flamenca Alhama performing at various theaters throughout Germany and Poland; performed in the  company María Benítez Teatro Flamenco in many cities in the United States where she was soloist and later a leading ‘bailarina’, (she was with María Benítez for seven subsequent seasons) alternating her tours of the United States with performances in various countries with artists such as Tomás de Madrid, Ángel Muñoz, Antonio Granjero and her brother Domingo; joined the dance company of Joaquín Ruiz, appearing as first dancer in Spain and Japan; collaborated with the distinguished flamenco guitar virtuoso Víctor Monje “Serranito” dancing in the Philippines and Spain and appeared with the dance company Noche Flamenca in the United States. 

In 2002 she made her debut with her own company Aroma Flamenco in Barcelona but still worked with other people: She collaborated with the guitarist Mario Cortés, touring Belgium and Holland; went to Russia and the Ukraine with Tomás de Madrid, Japan with Miguel Ángel Espino and worked with Antonio Grangero in Café de Chinitas. She additionally presented her company, Aroma Flamenco, in Madrid.

Inmaculada is currently combining her work as performer with teaching classes in Madrid and giving workshops and master classes in many countries throughout the world.  She has taught at numerous seminars for the SDS and was a guest artist at the SDS's 50th Anniversary performance in Valencia last year . Undoubtedly her wealth of experience and knowledge will be of great value to the participants at this year’s seminar. The SDS is delighted to welcome her to Greece! 
 
 

JAVIER PALACIOS
(Tecnnique / Danza Estilizada, Levels 1,2 & 3)
Javier has had an extensive training in all styles of Spanish dancing specialising inE Danza Española. His teachers have included amongst others Caracolillo, Antonio Ruiz Soler, Pedro Azorin, Juanjo Linares, El Güito, Lázaro Carreño and José Granero.

His has performed as a soloist in many top dance companies: Ballet Español de Maria Rosa; Merche Esmeralda; Ballet Español de Madrid; Ballet Teatro de Rafael Aguilar; Ballet Flamenco de José Porcel and Compania de and Antonio Marquez. Additionally he has directed many productions for well known companies.

Javier qualified as a teacher through the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid and also holds a qualification in education. Currently he teaches at the Comandante Fortea Conservatorio in Madrid. He has also been a guest teacher at various courses at many of Spain's conservatories. Javier has taught in London for the SDS and we are pleased to welcome him as part of the faculty in Greece! 

 

COURSE INFORMATION
Date:               Saturday 17th  – Sunday 18th December 2016
Time:               Please check schedule below
Venue:            En Roi Dance School
Arkadiou 10
Marousi .Athens
15124
www.enroi.gr
Email:enroidancing@gmail.com
Tel/fax: 0030- 2112158810

Faculty:   Javier Palacios (Danza Estilizada y Técnica) & Inmaculada Ortega (Flamenco)
Seminar Price:
Level 1 – € 45
Level 2 – € 60
Level 3 – € 80
SDS teachers course
An additional 10 euros  per class


Kindly Note:
In order to avoid over-crowded classes, participants are requested to choose and attend one class level throughout the course.

LEVEL 1 (SA – CA)  
Participants should have a basic knowledge of Spanish Dance technique.

LEVEL 2 (QA - PAE)
Participants should have a moderate technique, a sound knowledge of Spanish Dance, an understanding of the compás and be able to ‘pick up’ fairly easily. Ideal for those participants wishing to be challenged.

LEVEL 3 (SAE - TEACHERS):
Participants should have a solid technique and compás, sound knowledge of Spanish Dance and be able to learn at a good pace. Ideal for participants wishing to work at a high level.


 

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Winter Workshop 2016 - LONDON

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SPANISH DANCE SOCIETY
1 Blackett Close, Staines, Middlesex TW18 3NW, UK
The SDS takes pleasure in announcing that Víctor Fernández will be conducting a one day workshop in London.
The SDS workshop provides an ideal opportunity to capture the atmosphere of Spanish Dance in a friendly environment. Join us and experience a day of study with an expert teacher offering you the chance to develop your existing skills, increase your knowledge and create new opportunities. We look forward to welcoming our members and friends to an exciting workshop.
VÍCTOR FERNÁNDEZ

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Born in Granada in 1986, where he began to dance at 8 years old. Studied the elementary level and professional degree at Spanish Dance and Flamenco at Reina Sofia Professional Dance Conservatory. Obtained a Higher Degree in Dance at the Higher School of María de Avila, Madrid, with the Major of Pedagogy of Flamenco.

Victor has taught Spanish Dance and Flamenco in several schools of Madrid, and also at the Higher Grade of Dance at the European University of Madrid. His education was focused on Spanish Dance and Flamenco, taught by many great dance professionals such as Juanjo Linares, Javier Palacios, Lola Greco, Rafael Campallo, Antonio " El Pipa ", Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Africa Moreno or Daniel Abreu.

He has participated in productions with major choreographers of the stature of Rafaela Carrasco, Joaquin Ruiz and Javier Latorre. He works as an interpreter in different nationally and globally recognized dance companies recognized, such as Esdanza of Oscar Quero Dance Company.

He has formed part of the dancers cast in "Flamenco Flamenco", choreographed by José Barrios in Japan. He worked at the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid (Madrid and China) and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, with which he has travelled to Germany, China and Taiwan.

He has been a component of the dance groups for many different operas, such as "Carmen" based in the version of Georges Bizet and held in St. Margarethen Festival in Austria. He has participated as a dancer in major contests such as the Contest of Choreography of Madrid, Contest of Choreography of Spanish Dance and Flamenco of Madrid, Contest of Choreography of Burgos - New York, and Contest of Choreography of Tetuan District.

He is currently working on his own projects, along with the Denis Santacana Dance Company, focusing on finding a common language between Flamenco and Contemporary Dance, born in the Encuentros piece, with which he obtained the 1st Prize for best choreography of Spanish Dance and Flamenco in the 3rd edition of the Contest of Coreoghraphy of Tetuan District, directed by Daniel Doña and Teresa Nieto, and 2nd Prize at the prestigious choreographic contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Madrid in its 25th edition. This piece is also included in the program “Choreographers from North to South” of Carmen Roche Ballet. We are delighted to welcome him to the SDS workshop.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

DATE: Sunday 20th November 2016

VENUE: The Dance Attic, 368 North End Road, Fulham, London SW 16 1 LY (Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway – 5 minutes’ walk)/ Tel: 0207 610 20 55

FACULTY: Victor Fernández (Flamenco)

WORKSHOP FEE:
Non SDS members                            £20.00
SDS subscribed members                  £18.00
Students under 16 years                    £15.00
           
LEVEL 1 Improvers Course (10 years and over): Participants should have some basic knowledge of Spanish Dance technique. Ideal for those participants wishing to strengthen their technique and style and secure their compás (SDS Segundo Año - Cuarto Año or up to 3 years of solid training).   
LEVEL 2 Consolidation Course (Elementary/Lower Intermediate/Advanced): Participants should have a good technique, a fairly good knowledge of Spanish Dance, an understanding of the compás and be able to ‘pick up’ fairly easily.  Ideal for those participants wishing to be challenged (SDS Quinto Año - Tercer Año Estudiante or 4-6 years solid training).
SCHEDULE
Kindly note: The schedule is subject to alteration
Level 1: Please register between 1.00am – 1.20am
Level 2: Please register between 3.00pm – 3.10pm


LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

1.30 - 3.00

 

3.15 - 4.45

LUNCH
There is a small canteen at the studio. It is advisable to place your order before the classes commence. There are many shops, pubs and restaurants nearby.
ENROLMENT
To ensure enrolment and avoid disappointment it is advisable to book early, as space is limited. Kindly return the enclosed enrolment form together with a cheque made payable to the SPANISH DANCE SOCIETY by the 5th November 2016. No booking can be accepted without an enrolment form and cheque. Receipts will be given out on the first day. Should you require one beforehand or confirmation of the course, kindly send a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your enrolment form.
CANCELLATION 
Once a place has been booked on the workshop no refunds will be given if the place is cancelled for any reasons other than illness. In the case of illness 10 % of the fee will be refunded upon production of a doctor’s certificate no later than 7 days after the course. No refund is available if anyone does not attend the course due to transport problems; if anyone is dissatisfied with the course; if anyone falls ill or is injured during the course. Once a place has been booked it is not transferable to another person. 
ACCOMMODATION
Most accommodation will involve either a journey by train or tube. It is advisable to book early.

  • Hotel La Reserve (This hotel is very near the Dance Attic Studio)

Bed and continental breakfast
Please quote the Spanish Dance Society
reservations@la-reservehotel.co.uk
00 44 (0) 207 385 8561
GENERAL
The SDS accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss of personal property, damage to personal property or accidents before, during or after the course.
Kindly note: The recording or taking of videos of the course is strictly prohibited. A fee will be charged if anyone attempts to do so.
Participants are kindly asked to dress neatly in the correct attire and switch off their mobiles during the classes. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
Inquiries: shefiesta@gmail.com  
Tel: (00 44) (0) 1784 460 419
The SDS looks forward to welcoming you to its workshop.

Yours sincerely,
SHERRILL WEXLER (UK and European Executive Administrator)

  Download Spanish Dance Society Winter Workshop -London 2016-Fulham application

Winter Seminar 2016 - Malta 

  Download Spanish Dance Society Winter Seminar - Malta 2016 application  


The SDS takes pleasure in announcing the faculty for our Malta Flamenco Seminar 2016. We look forward to welcoming our members and friends to another exciting course. The SDS International workshops provide the ideal opportunity to capture the atmosphere of Spanish Dance in a friendly environment. Join us and experience an intensive study period with an expert team of teachers offering you the chance to develop your existing skills, increase your knowledge and create new opportunities.

FACULTY:
ÁNGEL MUÑOZ (LEVEL 1 ADULT, LEVEL 2 & 3 FLAMENCO)
Ángel commenced flamenco in the city of his birth Cordoba, Spain. He studied with Inmaculada Luque and his first job was with the company Ziryab Danza directed by Javier Latorre. In 1994 he won first prize at the National Dance contest in Cordoba. He has toured the world extensively as premier dancer with various companies namely: Maria Benitez, Antonio Márquez, Rafael Aguilar, Carmelilla Montoya, Maria Pagés and on many occasions in London to great acclaim with Paco Peña. He has appeared in performances with his wife Charo Espino, Belén Fernández, Alicia Márquez, Manuela Carrasco, Manolete, El Güito, Manolo Marin and Israel Galván. Additionally he runs his own company. He has also collaborated with guitar maestros Mario Cortes, Juan Manuel Canizares and Serranito. His work spans theatre, festivals, television, films and teaching in several countries. Ángel has taught for the SDS extensively in its centres worldwide and many SDS members have been fortunate to see him perform. He brings to this course a wealth of knowledge and experience. Participants will undoubtedly benefit from his excellent tuition. He has proved to be one of the most popular teachers and we are delighted to welcome him to Malta! 

CHARO ESPINO (LEVEL 1, 2, & 3 TECHNIQUE /DANZA ESTILIZADA)
Charo was born in Seville into a family of dancers. She commenced her training with Federico Casado ‘Caracolillo’ and later continued with maestros Manolo Marín, Ciro, Paco Romero and Paco Fernandez. At seventeen Luisillo engaged her as principle dancer for his company. Between 1987 and 2006 she travelled worldwide as ‘prima bailarina’ in the major flamenco companies in of Rafael Aguilar, Joaquin Ruiz, El Camborio y Lucía del Real, Miguel Ángel Espino (her brother), Ángel Muñoz (her husband) and more recently she appeared in London with Paco Peña. She participated in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla in 1988 and in 1989 she received the ‘Navicella’ prize in Italy. Another one of her triumphs was her performance in La Traviata with José Carreras. She has also worked as part of a duo with Cristóbal Reyes and participated in the Festival de Caracalla alongside Manolete, Cristóbal Reyes and Juana Amaya. She performed with Carlota Santana and Juan Andrés Maya in a production of Garcia Lorca’s ‘Federico’. Her work has also spanned famous tablaos in Madrid and Japan. She appeared in the film ‘Callas Forever’ directed by Franco Zeffirelli. This is Charo’s fifth teaching engagement for the SDS and undoubtedly participants will gain an enormous amount from her expertise. She is a beautiful dancer and the SDS welcomes her to Malta.

 


COURSE INFORMATION
            Date:             Friday 9th  – Sunday 11th December 2016
            Time:             Please check schedule below
            Venue:          Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire 
                                   113, Mill Street, Qormi
             
                        Seminar Price:

             Level 1 – € 60
             Level 2 – € 100
             Level 3 – € 120

SDS Teachers' Revision of DE 1 & 2 exercises (open to SDS teachers, trainee teachers): €10
            Teachers’ meeting (Sunday)

Kindly Note!
In order to avoid over-crowded classes, participants are requested to choose and attend one class level throughout the course.

LEVEL 1 Basic Foundation:
Participants should have some basic knowledge of Spanish Dance technique.

LEVEL 2 Consolidation Course (SDS Grades 3 – 5 or 2 - 3 years solid training):
Participants should have a moderate technique, a fair knowledge of Spanish Dance, an understanding of the compás and be able to ‘pick up’ fairly easily. Ideal for those participants wishing to be challenged.

LEVEL 3 Performance Course (SDS Vocational Grades PAE – TAE or over 4 year’s solid training):
Participants should have a solid technique and compás, sound knowledge of Spanish Dance and be able to learn at a good pace. Ideal for participants wishing to work at a high level.


FRIDAY


4.00 - 5.00

LEVEL 1 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

5.15 - 6.15

LEVEL 1 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.15 - 7.15

LEVEL 2 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

7.30 - 9.00

LEVEL 2 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.00 - 10.00

LEVEL 1 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

10.15 - 11.15

LEVEL 1 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.15 - 12.45

LEVEL 2 -TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

1.00 - 2.30

LEVEL 2 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.30 - 4.00

LEVEL 3 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

4.15 - 6.15

LEVEL 3 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.45 - 8.45

TEACHERS (DE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.00 - 10.30

LEVEL 2 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

10.45 - 12.15

LEVEL 2 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.15 -1.45

LEVEL 3 - TECHNIQUE / DANZA ESTILIZADA

 

CHARO ESPINO

 

2.15 - 4.15

LEVEL 3 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

4.30 - 5.45

LEVEL 3 - FLAMENCO

 

ANGEL MUÑOZ

 

6.00 - 7.00

TEACHERS MEETING

 

 

 


GRATEFUL THANKS TO:
Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire  for sponsoring the studio space!

ENROLMENT
To ensure enrolment and avoid disappointment it is advisable to book early, as space is limited. Kindly return the enclosed enrolment form together with a cheque made payable to Anne-Marie Bisazza or by cash by not later than 30th November 2016. No booking can be accepted without an enrolment form and cheque / cash. Receipts will be given out on the first day. Should you require one beforehand or confirmation of the course, kindly send a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your enrolment form.
CANCELLATION
Once a place has been booked on the course, no refunds will be given if the place is cancelled for any reasons other than illness. In the case of illness 10 % of the fee will be refunded upon production of a doctor’s certificate no later than 7 days after the seminar. No refund is available if anyone does not attend the course due to transport problems; if anyone is dissatisfied with the course; if anyone falls ill or is injured during the course. Once a place has been booked it is not transferable to another person. 
ACCOMMODATION
Intercontinental Hotel, St. Julian's Bay

GENERAL
The SDS accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss of personal property, damage to personal property or accidents before, during or after the course. 

Kindly note: The recording or filming the seminar is strictly prohibited. A fee will be charged if anyone attempts to do so. Participants are kindly asked to dress in the correct attire and switch off their mobiles during the classes.


FURTHER INFORMATION             

Inquires: shefiesta@gmail.com  

or

Debbie Caruana
+35699254669  mcnamaradance@gmail. com

Yours sincerely,
Sherrill Wexler (UK & European Executive Administrator)

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