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To join the regular weekly class, we advise you to call first on
07931 341754 to discuss which class will suit you best.

To attend the special courses, please complete the enrolment form for the specific course below.

 

Masterclasses with Alejandro Rodriguez
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras
     
 

Masterclasses with Alejandro Rodriguez
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

Date: Sun 21st February 2016.

1-2:30pm: Beginners/Improvers.
2:30-4pm: Intermeddiate/Advanced.

35 per level/ 30 early bird if booked by Sun 14th February.
Advanced booking required.
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden.

Bookings:
alexrodriguez@ilusionflamenca.co.uk

Alejandro Rodriguez will be performing at an intimate show on Sunday 21st February after the masterclasses at a Central London
Entry fee: 15

Intensive Flamenco Course with Chiqui de Jerez
     
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Intensive Flamenco Course with Chiqui de Jerez

Date: please note that the March course has been moved to 24-26th November 2017

Friday
General Technique
7-8.30pm: beginners/improvers
8.30-9.45pm: intermediate/advance
Venue: The Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4RP

Fee: £30 per level
Early bird: £25

Saturday & Sunday
Intensive Choreography Courses
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden

 

Saturday
2-3.30pm: Beginners/Improvers/Low intermediate
3.30-5pm: Intermediate/Advanced

Sunday
1.45pm--3.15pm: Beginners/Improvers/Low intermediate
3.15-4.45pm: Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: Full weekend 100
Early bird: 90 per level Fri, Sat & Sun

Sat & Sun only: £75 per level / £40 for one day
Early bird: £70 per level Sat & Sun /£35 for one day

Please note: walk-ins will be accepted subject to availability and will incur a 5 surcharge on all fees.

Saturday and Sunday
Bata de Cola Course
Sat 12pm-1.45pm / Sun 12.30-1.45pm
Venue: Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden
Fee: 70
Please note: early bird discount does not apply to Bata de Cola course - please book early to avoid disappointment.

To reserve/book a place please email:
chiquijerez@ilusionflamenca.co.uk

Workshops in 2015
     
 

INTENSIVE FLAMENCO WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAFAEL AMARGO

Date:  10th-11th October

Saturday 10th October
1.30-3pm: beginners/improvers
3-4.30pm: Intermediate/Advance

Sunday 11th October
1.30-3pm: beginners/improvers
3-4.30pm: Intermediate/Advance

Fee: full course 75 per level/ one day only 45 per level
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden

Saturday 10th October
6.30-8.30pm- General Technique
Fee: 40
Venue: Martin Herons Community Centre, Bracknell

To reserve/book a place please email:
amargo@ilusionflamenca.co.uk

 

Masterclasses with Laura Santamaria

Our special guest Laura Santamaria will be visiting London to perform at Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival with the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia. She will be teaching exclusive masterclasses and giving an intimate performance at the Prince of Wales in Drury Lane after the masterclasses. We are looking forwards to study with her and watch her both at the theatre's stage and at our special private show.

Date:  21st-22nd February 2015

Saturday 21st February
10am-12pm Bata de Cola Technique (train skirt
£35

Venue: Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall
Rosebery Avenue
London, EC1R 4RP

Sunday 22nd February - Martins Heron
10:30am-12:30pm General Technique
£40

Venue:
Martin Heron's & The Warren, Community Centre
Whitton Road, Martin’s Heron
Bracknell, RG12 9TZ

Sunday 22nd February- London

3:15pm-4:45pm Low Intermediate / Intermediate General Technique

£30

     
Workshops in 2014
     
 

Course with Francisco Hidalgo

Francisco Hidalgo, bailaor born in Cadiz returns to the UK to perform at Union Chapel with the show Zik'R. Francisco toured the UK with Flamenko Flamenka that was at Garrick Theatre in the West End. He has worked with Miguel Poveda amongts others. He currently teaches at Escuela Amor de Dios de Madrid where he is also a regular special guest at legendary Tablaos Casa Patas and Corral de la Moreria. He will be teaching us during his stay in London.

Date:  22nd-23rd November

Venue: Jubille Hall - Covent Garden

1-2.30pm Intermediate/advance
Bulerias de Utrera
2.30-4pm Improvers/Low Intermediate (beginners welcome) Tangos de Triana

Saturday or Sunday only: £30 per day per level
Saturday & Sunday: £50

Book your place by emailing us
ilusionflamenca2@hotmail.com

Francisco Hidalgo will perform at our Ilusion Flamenca Chirstmas Party on Sunday 23rd November. Clique here for more information

     
     
 

Masterclass with Eduardo Guerrero Saturday 18th October

Eduardo Guerrero will perform in London with Rocio Molina at Barbican Centre

Date:  16-18th October

Venue: Jubille Hall - Covent Garden

1-2.30pm Intermediate/advance
2.30-4pm Beginners/improvers

Fee: £35 per level

Book your place emailing
ilusionflamenca2@hotmail.com

     

Booking form

Places still available

 

MASTERCLASS WITH SPECIAL GUEST FARRUQUITO

-Farruquito will be performing at this year's Flamenco Festival al Sadler's Wells Theatre on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March
We are delighted to have him teaching at our school.

Date:  Sunday 16th March 2014

Time:
10-11.30pm Beginners/Improvers
11.30-1pm  Intermediate (no places left)
1-2.30pm Advance

Fee: 
£35 per level

Venue: The Urdang Academy
(directions to venue)

To register your interest in this course please email:
farruquito@ilusionflamenca.co.uk

 

 

     
     

Places still available.

Masterclasses with Antonio Canales
Sunday 15th February 2015

2.30-4pm: Beginners/Improvers
4-5.30pm: Intermediate
5.30-7pm: Advanced

35 per level

You are welcome to book as many levels as you would like.

Venue:
Urdang Academy, Old Finsbury Town Hall
Rosebery Avenue
London, EC1R 4RP


Please notice your place won't be confirmed until we receive payment from you. Once you email us to reserve your place you will receive further instructions on how to make payment.



  BIOGRAPHY:
-Antonio Canales was born in 1961 in the Triana neighborhood of Seville. He came from a family of artists, which steered his life toward dancing from an early age. He began his formal studies at the National Ballet of Spain, where he was able to work as a soloist, deciding later to make the leap to Paris. In that city, Canales joined the company of Maguy Marin, which opened the doors for him to the world of dance on an international level. 

At this point, Canales had become an international dance celebrity.
He has shared the stage with figures of the category of Nureyev, Peter Schaufuss, Sylvie Guillem and Julio Bocca. In 1992 he set up his own company, and appeared for the first time at the World Financial Center in New York to mark the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America. His show 'Torero' was nominated for an Emmy award in 1995. El Maestro Canales was awarded the National Dance Award in 1995.

Aside from his somewhat stormy personal life, Antonio Canales’ almost unlimited creativity and versatility has helped make him an emblematic figure in the history of Spanish dance and flamenco.

We are very proud an excited to learn with El Maestro.

     
     
     
 

MASTERCLASS WITH RAFAEL AMARGO

Date:  Sunday 21st April 2013

Time:
-11-12.30am Beg/Improvers
-12.30-2pm Intermediate
-2-3.30pm Advance

Fee: 
£35 one level/ £65 two levels

Venue:
The Urdang Academy 
The Old Finsbury Town Hall
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4RP
(directions to venue)

Reserve your place

amargo@ilusionflamenca.co.uk

     
     
Workshops in 2012
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MASTERCLASS WITH INTERNATIONAL START RAFAEL AMARGO

-Rafael Amargo special guest at this year’s flamenco festival at Sadler’s Wells Theatre brings his production “Poeta en Nueva York” (Poet in New York) based on a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca. Amargo, an international star and good friend of Ilusion Flamenca will taugh exclusive masterclasses in London.

Rafael Amargo at Sadler’s Wells Festival

 

Date:  Sunday 19th February 2012

Time:
Beginners/Improvers:
 1 - 2.30pm
Intermediate:   2.30 - 4pm

Fee: 
£30

Venue: The Place
(directions to venue)

-Booking form

 

 

     
    Eduardo's tv
     
 

EDUARDO GUERRERO AT THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE BY ITV1

-Wednesday 14th December on ITV1 London HD from 7:30pm to 10:10pm

Peter Kay hosts The Royal Variety Performance 2011 from The Lowry at Salford Quays in Manchester in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. The bill features the very best of British and international talent, including the legendary Tony Bennett, Cee Lo Green, Nicole Scherzinger, Barry Manilow, Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall, Penn & Teller, Il Divo, Leona Lewis and Pixie Lott. Plus Adam Cooper and the cast of the musical Singin' In The Rain give an exclusive performance ahead of the show's West End opening next year, and there are laughs from comedians Jason Manford, Greg Davies and Tim Minchin.

Eduardo will collaborate with the cast of Stomp, the awarded West End Musical. Directors of Stomp saw Eduardo dancing at this year’s flamenco festival at Sadler’s Wells when performing with Eva Yerbabuena and invited him to be part of this performance.

Flamenco has now conquest Bristih Tv…Thanks Eduardo!

Guerrero will be coming to London in March 2012 to teach Masterclasses and do private shows. We promise to keep you updated.

For those going to Festival de Jerez, he will be presenting his show “De Dolores” on Friday 2nd March at Sala Compania, 7pm.

-He Will be Teaching a Workshop Later in March-

 

     
     
Workshops in 2011
     
   


 

INTENSIVE FLAMENCO COURSE WITH
"CHIQUI DE JEREZ" IN ALMERIA SPAIN

Dates:

5th, 6th and 7th May 2012

Email us for details

 

     
     

Booking form

"Places still available"

 

 

EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASSES WITH EDUARDO GUERRERO

Date:  Sun 17th April 2011

Beginners/Improvers:  12.45 - 2.15pm

Intermediate:   2.15 - 3.45pm

Advanced:     3.45 - 4.45pm

 

Fee: 
£25 per level/£45 2 levels
£20 advance level
Interm+Advance £40

Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden
(directions to venue)

-Exclusive performance for the first time Eduardo Guerrero live in London.


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BATA DE COLA MASTERCLASS WITH TATIANA RUIZ

Date: 


  Masterclass Level one: 11.30-1pm

-Technique for beginners or those with a little experience.

  Masterclass level two: 1-2.30pm
-Choreography for those with previous experience.

Time:      11.30-2.30pm at The Place

Fee:        £25 per level


     
     


 

PALMAS COURSE WITH MANUEL SOTO 9th-10th OCTOBER

Date:  9th-10th October


Palmas Course with Manuel Soto
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October

-Saturday 12pm - 1.30pm
at The Dome Tuffnell Park

-Sunday 1pm - 2.30pm
at The Place, Euston Station

Fee: £22 per day / £40 both days


Booking not required, turn up on the day

     
   
 

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS WITH TOMAS ARROQUERO/ ALL LEVELS

THURSDAY 19TH FEB
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden
(
directions to venue)
7-9pm: Improvers/Low Intermediate
Technique & Bulerias 
Fee: £18


SATURDAY 21ST FEB
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden
(
directions to venue)
1-3pm: Intermediate
Technique & Bulerias - Fee: £18

3-4.10: Elemetary/Improvers - £13
Technique


SUNDAY 22ND FEB
Venue: The Gym in Covent Garden
(
directions to venue)
12.30-2pm: Beginners
Technique - Fee: £15


MONDAY 23RD FEB
Venue: The Place Euston/King's Cross (
directions to venue)
6.30-8pm: Elementary/Improvers
Technique - Fee £15
8-9.30pm: High Intermediate/Advanced
Technique & Bulerias - Fee £15

No advanced booking required. Just turn up on the day!!!

     
     
 
Previous Classes in 2008
     



EMAIL US TO BOOK

 

One day workshop with Special Guest Rafael Amargo
 
Sunday 30th of November 2008
The Gym in Covent Garden

Directions to venue
 
International Flamenco star Rafael Amargo is coming back to London. He currently lives in Paris and appears on French Television on Star Academy (French XFactor), as a dance teacher. He will be visiting us to visit us the weekend... Can you resist a Class with him!!

Beginners: 11.00 - 12.30pm
Intermediate: 12.30 - 2.00pm
 
Fees: £25 per level/£40 both levels
 
Advanced booking required
Please book early to avoid disappointment

     
     
   
  Intensive Flamenco
with Chiqui de Jerez
Fri 12th,13th,14th of December
2008

Beginners:
Friday 7-8.30pm
Saturday 1-2.30pm
Sunday 10-11.30am

Intermediate:
Friday 8.30-10pm
Saturday 2.30-4pm
Sunday 11.30-1pm

Advanced:
Saturday 4-6pm
Sunday 1-2:30pm
Fee: £65

Fees:
Beginners & Intermediate course £70

 
 
 

Rafael Amargo
Flamenco Workshop with
The New Flamenco Revelation

Saturday 14th June 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 15th June 12:00pm - 1:30pm


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ONLY!
BOTH DAYS: £50
Saturday Only
: £50

Sunday Only : £20

     
     
   


BOOKING FORM



SAULO GARRIDO WORKSHOPS

Saulo Garrido is currently touring with the new musical ' El Zorro' choreographed by Rafael Amargo as dance captain. The musical will be opening in London West End very soon.

He will be in town for a couple of weeks. This is our chance to catch him!

Book a place with Saulo, he will be running technique workshops in London Covent Garden for all levels. His courses are very  popular, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 1st of May 2008
7-8.15pm Beginners/Improvers
8.15-9.30pm Intermediate

£13 per level or £25 for both levels

Saturday 3rd of May 2008
1-2.30pm Beginners/Improvers
2.30-4pm Intermediate

£15 per level or £28 for both levels

 
     
     



 

MASTERCLASS WITH THE FARRUCO FAMILY

FIRST TIME TEACHING IN LONDON

ILUSION FLAMENCA IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE...

As many of you know they will be opening the Sadlers Wells Flamenco Festival this year. We are happy to announce that Faraona and Farruco will be teaching a Masterclass in Central London on Sunday 9th of March. Do not miss the chance of learning with this family of gypsies, we won't get many occasions in which gypsies actually teach.

BEGINNERS:
10-11.15am
taught by Faraona

INTERMEDIATE
11.15 - 12.30pm
taught by Farruco

ADVANCED
12.30-13.45pm
taught by Farruco

Price per level is £25

Venue:
The Gym, Jubilee Hall, 30 The Piazza, Covent Garden.

Directions and map

     
 
PRIZE DRAW TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE
THE FARRUCO FAMILY AT SADLER'S WELLS.

The Farruco Family has kindly offered a ticket to be
raffled amongst those attending their masterclass.


The Farruco family have kindly offered  a free ticket for the theatre to go to see them amongts those booking the course on Sunday the 9th.

Conceived and directed by flamenco legend Farruquito, Los Farruco sees four members of his family – his mother La Farruca, brother Farru, aunt La Faraona and cousin Barullo – join together in a celebration of traditional gypsy flamenco.

The Farruquito family are the Royals of the flamenco world - and can trace their flamenco roots back through more than six generations. In Spain, a performance by Los Farruco is always greeted with much excitement and standing ovations from the audience.

The four dancers demonstrate gypsy flamenco at its very best - bursting into a scuffle of toe tips, heels, long hair, acrobatic turns and take-offs. The younger generations follow in Farruquito’s footsteps, being renowned for their acrobatic turns and fast, furious footwork.

"A dazzling display of footwork and a breathtaking performance by La Farruca that brought cheering audiences to their feet every night" http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/Los-Farruco.htm

BOOK QUICKLY TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMET
We advice you to book for the course as soon as you can. Please notice CANCELATIONS ARE NOT POSSIBLE. Once you book your place you will be charge for it even if you don't turn up on the day. Please understand once you book your place we won't offer it to anyone else. Also we have to show some respect to the artists.

Thanks in advance for your collaboration.I AM SO SO SO HAPPY WE WILL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF LEARNING WITH THEM!!!

Not to be missed!
     
     
   
 

New Flamenco Course
With Angela Alonso

Low Intermediate Tientos
Starting on Sat 1st of March 2008

1-3:00pm
Fee: £15

Location:
The Gym
Jubilee Hall
30 The Piazza
Covent Garden
WC2E 8BE

map and directions

More Information

Call: 07931 34 17 54
Email: ilusionflamenca@hotmail.co.uk

     
     
   



 

FLAMENCO WORKSHOP WITH
SPECIAL GUESS RAFAEL AMARGO


Saturday 16th
2008
Jubilee Hall Covent Garden

Beginners: 1-2.30
Interemdiate:2.30-4pm
Advance:4-5.30pm

Price per level: £25
two levels: £45

Workshops on style and technique.
Advance booking required

Rafael Amargo is a young flamenco bailaor with a great trajectory behind him. He knows the purest essences of flamenco well, but at the same time he is a daring bailaor with the desire and ability to do new things, especially as a choreographer, the facet in which he claims that he is most comfortable.
Rafael meets the stereotype of the flamenco dancer. He is tall, muscly and very sexy. He dances like a dream in a way that brings flamenco firmly in to the 21st century while managing to preserve the traditional structure of the dance and, most importantly, its spirit.


He is considered a national treasure. The Spanish national daily newspaper 'El Mundo' described him as “having drunk from the fountains of the most pure flamenco...” He has assimilated a multitude of influences into his genre of flamenco to produce something that it totally traditional and yet thoroughly of today. At 25, he has arrived, according to another daily, 'El Pais,' at the point of being considered one of the most promising flamenco talents to have emerged in many years. This is praise indeed since rarely do 25 year olds figure as major talents in flamenco.

He appeared as dance coach at “Operacion Triunfo”

Rafael Amargo currently is in London directing a new West End Musical "El Zorro"

We are very happy to have the privileged of having Rafael teaching workshops for Ilusion Flamenca school.

   

Comments from previous special courses:

"I just wan
ted to say thanks for arranging Eduardo's workshop!! Yes, this was a great experience and after seeing his show at Sadler's Wells, it seemed even more precious of being taught by a wonderful dancer!! Please bring him back to London for another workshop, or I don't mind going over to Spain to take his classes!!" ES, 27 February 2007

"Just to let you know that I really really enjoyed the workshop with Eduardo! I saw the show on Sunday and it was amazing! It would be great if he could teach us again. Thank you for organising it!"
JB, 27 February 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for organizing the course with Eduardo. I went to see him performing at Sadler's Wells theatre with Eva Yerbabuena I think he is a great dancer and teacher. I love the way he teaches.
M.P. March 2009


I loved the intensive course with Eduardo I think it was great! I really enjoyed it. Hope he can teach us again.
S.S. March 2009

Thanks for organising Eduardo's workshop.
I truly enjoyed it and I really appreciate
the opportunity of having a class by a great dancer like Eduardo.
Please ask him to come back to London and also tell him
thanks for the great class and wonderful show.
M.B. March 2009

I enjoyed Eduardo's show last night at Sadler's Wells theatreEduardo was amazing!!!!!Thank you again so much for arranging a workshop with him!I hope you can invite him again to London, soon...
S.E. March 2009

 

 

 
         
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