Olé! Learn the art of flamenco

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Have you ever seen a flamenco dance and thought, “I’d love to move like that”? Now’s your chance to give it a whirl – without even leaving your home.

In a unique partnership, The Clayton Center is co-sponsoring a free, two-day flamenco workshop via Zoom. The workshop begins at 2 PM tomorrow, Saturday, August 8, and continues next Saturday, August 15.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana presents Flamenco Vivo with Laura – An Introduction to Flamenco Rhythm and Movement. The class introduces attendees (ages 12 and up) to the passion and excitement of flamenco dancing. (Find instructions below on how to join the Zoom workshops.)

One of America’s premier flamenco companies, Flamenco Vivo is based in New York and Durham. Instructor Laura Peralta currently performs and teaches workshops with the company.

The workshop is a collaboration between The Clayton Center, Flamenco Vivo, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.  

Space in the Zoom workshop is limited to 100 students. The class format is 30 minutes of movement followed by a 10-minute question and answer period. According to Flamenco Vivo, the workshops are sequential, with Day 2 building on Day 1. However, those who can only join the workshop on the second Saturday should feel comfortable participating.

Your instructor

Laura Peralta began her musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Manhattan School of Music and later the Johns Hopkins University. She began her dance studies at the age of 23 with Omayra Amaya in New York City. Laura has performed in the NYC area and toured throughout the U.S. She was a scholarship recipient for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and has had original work selected for festivals. Laura currently teaches, performs and continues her flamenco studies in New York City and Seville, Spain.

How to participate in the class

If you have never used Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/meetings to create a free account and download the app.

At the scheduled time, sign in to Zoom and enjoy the fun and excitement of Flamenco dance.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/2534206821?pwd=OG9hRk9rSW5naExvZzJkcVY2eTFudz09

Meeting ID: 253 420 6821
Passcode: fvclayton


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