Flamenco is an important part of the Spanish tradition and cultural identity. It is not a Catalan-born style of music and dance, having originated in the regions of Murcia, Andalusia, and Extremadura, but it quickly spread across the country, becoming an internationally recognized symbol of Spain. If you are interested in learning the vigorous steps of this fiery dance style, here are some of the best schools for it in Barcelona.
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Institut Flamenco de Barcelona is a non-profit entity that offers a number of classes related to the world of flamenco. There, you can study how to play the flamenco guitar, flamenco bass, flute, singing, and dancing. The institute is truly dedicated to the spreading of the flamenco culture, which is why they also give classes via Skype, so that people everywhere can learn.
Flamenco dancing classes are given by Isaac Barbero, who will teach students how to dance the main styles of flamenco, which include fandangos and tangos. The full course costs 45€. It is 6-weeks long, with one hour class per week. The classes are taught on Monday, from 10:10 am to 11:30 am for beginners, and then there are two different classes for intermediate students, the first one from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, and the second one from 12:30 pm to 12:30 pm.
Location: Casal de barri Diagonal Mar at Carrer Selva de Mar, 22-32
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This flamenco school first opened its doors in Carrer Enric Granados, in the year of 1975. Five years later, it moved to its current home at Carrer d’Aribau. At Escuela de Flamenco José de la Vega, they offer a variety of flamenco classes every day of the week taught by experienced teachers such as Toni Moñiz, Laura Gallego, and Enrique Rojo.
Location: Carrer d’Aribau, 19
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Barcelona Flamenco is a performance company and part of a union whose aim is to take flamenco to everyone, sharing this music and dance style’s passion, rhythm, and emotion. They offer workshops, courses, and private lessons for people of various degrees of dancing experience. One thing that is very exciting about the classes taught by Barcelona Flamenco is that the intermediate and advanced levels will have live musicians performing during class. They teach not only dance but also how to play instruments, to sing and to perform the ferocious flamenco clapping.
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