Session 1 (10 classes)

Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Saturday March 12, 2016

Jan. 9,  16,  23,  30

Feb.  6,  13,  20,  27

Mar.  5,  12

(No classes on Mar.  19 and 26)

A non-refundable fee of $250 (check/cash) or $255 (credit card) is due on the first day of class.

Dance From the Heart Studio: 3321 Houston Ave., Houston 77009.

Beginner: Saturdays, from 12 to 1:30 PM

Intermediate: Saturdays from 1:30 to 3 PM.


Session 2 (8 classes)

Saturday, April 2, 2016 to Saturday May 21, 2016

Apr.  2,  9,  16,  23,  30

May  7,  14,  21

A non-refundable fee of $200 (check/cash) or $205 (credit card) is due on the first day of class.

Dance From the Heart Studio: 3321 Houston Ave., Houston 77009.

Beginner: Saturdays, from 12 to 1:30 PM

Intermediate: Saturdays from 1:30 to 3 PM


Choreography workshops

Sundays, from 2 to 4 PM

Houston MET Dance Center: 2808 Caroline, Houston 77004.

The fee for each workshop is $65 (check/cash) or $70 (credit card).  Fee must be paid one week before the workshop.

Jan. 10 –  Garrotin

Jan. 24 –  Guajiras/Alegrias with bata de cola (Intermediate)

Feb. 7 –  “Cante” and History

Feb. 21 –  Garrotin

Mar. 6 –  Sevillanas/Paso doble (castanets and choreography)

Apr. 10 –  Guajiras (Intermediate)

Apr. 24 – Alegrias, bata de cola, manton (Intermediate)

May 1 –  “Juerga” (sevillanas, tangos, garrotin, alegrias, guajiras)

May 15 – Farrucas

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Summer Classes 2015

Class for Beginners :12 to 1:30 pm

Intermediate: 1:30 to 3 PM.

****May 16, 23 and 30 classes will be at Dance From the Heart Studio, 3321 Houston Ave, Houston 77009.

***June 6, 13, 20, and 27 classes will be at Houston MET Dance Center, 2808 Caroline St, Houston 77004.


The non-refundable fee for the session is $175 (cash/check) or $180 (credit/debit card) as is payable at the first class.

There will be two workshops on June 14 and 28 from 2 to 4 pm.at the Houston Met Dance Center.  The fee per workshop is $60 (cash/check) or $65 (credit/debit card).  A 50% deposit is due two weeks before the workshops.

 Please make sure to have your castanets.  Beginners, please bring a notebook.

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Summer Classes 2014

Cuadro-12-(ZF-5057-84000-1-017)Summer classes for Beginner and Intermediate levels start on Saturday, July 19th and they will concentrate on techniques of movement, footwork, armwork and castanets. Choreography will be taught in workshops.

Beginner class is for students with little or no flamenco experience.  Intermediate class is for students who took any Intermediate level class last semester.

Non-refundable class fees must be paid in full on the first day of class.  Missed classes will not be carried over.  A minimum of 6 students will be required to keep a class open and a 50% deposit will be required when you sign up for Choreography workshops.  A minimum of 6 students is required in order for the workshop to go forward.

Session 1 – 8 classes:
Dates: Saturdays, July 19 to September 6
Tuition: $200 (cash/check),  $205 (credit card)

Beginners:  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Intermediate:  1:30 to 3 PM


Choreography Workshops:
Dates: Sundays, August 10 and September 7
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00 PM
Tuition: $50(cash/check) $55 (credit card) each

Classes are held at


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Fall 2013 Class Schedule


Children 1: (age 6 to 8 years old)
Tues. 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Children 2: (age 9 to 11 years old)
Thurs. 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Mommy & Me Flamenco:
Thurs. 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Adult Beginners: (age 12 years and up)
Wed. 7:45 – 9:15 PM

Sat. 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Intermediate lA:
Thurs. 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Intermediate 1B:
Sat. 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Intermediate 2A:
Thurs. 7:45 to 9:15 PM

Intermediate 2B:
Tues. 7:45 to 9:15 PM

Advanced Technique/ Choreography:
Mon. 7:45 – 9:15 PM

History & Theory of Flamenco Cante 1
Wed. 6:45 – 7:45 PM

History & Theory of Flamenco Cante 2
Sat. 12:30 – 1:30 PM

“Juerga” Class: (Open to all levels.)
Sat. 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Special Flamenco Techniques Class: (Open to Intermediate 1B and above):
Tues. 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Flamenco Choreography Classes:

(Open to students in Intermediate lA and above. Students must be already enrolled in a Technique class in order to take choreography classes.)

Tues. 6:45 – 7:45 PM

Guitar Class:
Beginner level Sat. 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Rehearsal Practice: Open only to registered students.
Thurs. 6:45 -7:45 PM


Beginner 1:
Wed. 6:00 -7:00 PM

Beginner 2:
Tues. 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Mon. 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Arabic Rhythms:
Mon. 7:00 – 8:00 PM

The studio is closed on Fridays. The class schedule is subject to change without notice. PLEASE CALL 713-705-8701 TO FIND OUT ABOUT ANY CHANGES.

For registration and class fees, please check www.flamencohouston.com and www.flamencospirit.com

All supplies needed for classes are available at LA ZAMBRA, the studio boutique.

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Cuadro La Tempestad at Solea


Join Cuadro La Tempestad at Solea Restaurant & Wine Bar this Friday July 19th, for a night of fiery flamenco dance and music.

Where: Solea Restaurant & Wine Bar
1500 Shepherd dr.
Houston, TX 77007

When: Friday July 19th, 2013 9:00pm – 12:00am


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Summer Classes 2013


6:30pm-7:30pm    Flamenco Beginner Technique with Maria del Espadin

6:30pm-7:30pm   Special Flamenco Technique with Tempestad (Intermediate 1 & up)

7:30pm-8:30pm  Fandango de Huelva with Maria Del Espadin (levels Intermediate 1 & up)

7:30pm-8:30pm  Belly Dance Technique & Combos with Soraya (ALL LEVELS – Beginner & up)

8:30pm-9:30pm  Paso doble/Castanets with Maria del Espadin

8:30pm-9:30pm  Belly Dance Choreography with Soraya (Beginner 2 & up)



5:30pm-6:30pm  Childrens’ Flamenco with Vinona Malaguilla

6:30pm-7:30pm   Bata de Cola Technique with Maria Del Espadin (a bata de cola (skirt w/ train) is required for this class)

6:30pm-7:30pm  Sevillanas Class with Vinona  Malaguilla

7:30pm-8:30pm  Rumba Choreography with Maria del Espadin (Intermediate 1 and up)

8:30pm-9:30pm  Flamenco “Juerga” with Maria del Espadin

Del Espadín & Soraya’s School of Belly Dance will only be open on Mondays and Tuesdays for classes only for the Summer Session 2013.  Private lessons and coaching will continue to  be taught.  Please contact your instructor directly to schedule.


Classes start Monday, July 8 and end on Tuesday August 27.


Class payments:

1.Students may pay for classes on a pay-as-you-go basis.  Classes are $20.00 per class for registered students;  $22.00 for non-registered students.

2. Students may pay a total, non-refundable amount at the beginning of the summer session as follows:

1 class per week - (8 classes) - $150.00 ($175.00)*

2 classes per week - (16 classes)   - $300.00 ($350.00)*

3 classes per week -  (24 classes) - $450.00 ($520.00)*

*Non-registered student rate.

All classes are an hour in length.


Students wishing to rent studio space for private practice may do so at the usual discounted fee for students.  Please ask an instructor for more information.


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Summer 2012 Classes begin on July 9th:

5:30pm-6:30pm Flamenco Guitar Ash Iraqui Beginner
6:30PM-7:30PM Flamenco Technique Maria Del Espadin Beginner
6:30pm-7:30pm Flamenco Technique Gabriella La Tempestad Intermediate 1 & Up
7:30pm-8:30pm Braceo & Castanet technique Maria Del Espadin Intermediate 1 & Up
7:30pm-8:30pm Belly Dance Soraya Beginner
8:30pm-9:30pm Flamenco Technique Maria Del Espadin Advanced
8:30pm-9:30pm Belly Dance Choreography Soraya


5:30pm-6:30pm Children’s Flamecno Vinona Malaguilla
6:30PM-7:30PM Flamenco Technique Maria Del Espadin Intermediate 1A
6:30pm-7:30pm Sevillanas Vinona Malaguilla Beginner & Up
7:30pm-8:30pm Flamenco Technique Maria Del Espadin Intermediate 1B
8:30pm-9:30pm Flamenco Juerga Maria Del Espadin Intermediate & Up
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The Original Houston Flamenco Festival 2012

The Flamenco Foundation of Houston, with the support of the Consulate General of Spain is pleased to announce the second installment of the original Houston Flamenco Festival, April 14th through April 22nd of 2012, with visiting artists Cihtli Ocampo and Ethan Margolis of Arte y Pureza and renowned singer Juan Bacan.

Decades long residents of Andalucia (Sevilla and Lebrija to be precise), guitarist Ethan and dancer Cihtli have trained and toured with some of the brightest names and clans of the flamenco world, including the Farruco family, Concha Vargas, “La Macanita”, Antonio Moya, Miguel “El Funi”, “La Tana”, “El Lebrijano”, Ines Bacan, the list goes on…Cihtli “La Gallardí” has also been featured in the film “Exils” by Tony Gatliff, and more recently (along with husband Ethan “Ezan Miguel”) on the documentary “Spanish Day” by Jeff Katz.

Born in Lebrija, Spain to perhaps the largest dynasty of Gypsy Flamenco singers that has ever existed, Juan Peña Peña (Juan Bacán) is the great-grandson of “El Pinini” and cousin of El Lebrijano and Pedro Peña.  His father was Bastian Bacán and his sister Inés Bacán and brother Pedro.  His family includes Dorantes, Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera, Miguel Funi, Pepa de Utrera, and the Perrates.  Juan’s singing is steeped in his family tradition.  Rooted and slow moving, his ‘cante’ is of the purest nature still found in Spain.  He excels at the ‘soleá’ and ‘siguiriyas’ as did his father Bastian, and prefers the concept of subtle nuances within the singing rhythms as opposed to the loud, screaming scales found in modern flamenco

For more information please visit the Festival website: www.houstonflamencofestival.com

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