"I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the Saturday’s workshops – I came to the middle (Tanguillo) one, and found it hugely enjoyable and inspiring. I wasn’t sure if that would be the right level for me (I’ve been dancing flamenco almost exactly 4 years – attending Rosi Reed’s weekly class in High Wycombe; which were taken over by Anita La Maltesa last September), but I could just about keep up and learnt a lot. What also struck me was what a nice person Rafael seemed to be – full of enthusiasm, passion and humour, and not at all arrogant and full of himself like some of the prominent dancers can be. "
"Just wanted to say thanks so much for organizing the workshop with Rafael. He is such an amazing dancer and just to watch him for the few minutes he danced was incredible and very inspirational. I think everyone left feeling very motivated."
- Iona McGlashan
"Solo queria darte las gracias por la oportunidad que nos diste de conocer a Rafael Amargo y por traerlo a ensenarnos lo que se siente el flamenco. La clase estuvo barbara y seria maravilloso poder tenerlo de nuevo con nosotras. Tiene un carisma espectacular!"
- Jimena Lozada
"Rafael is a true star and a nice guy too. I really enjoyed the workshop and look forward to another one. Please!"
"The workshop was fantastic. Rafael has charisma and his technique is fenomenal. I am glad I came from Guildford to attend his masterclass. Idid not even feel like a beginner. It was worthy. He just has it."
- Michele Price
"Thanks, Angela, for organising that workshop. Rafael was a fab teacher and so charasmatic and with a great sense of humour! I t was a great experience."
- Eily Messent
"Thank you for organising a workshop with Rafael Amargo. It was such a great experience!"
- Ritz Ozaki
"I loved Rafael's class! The 90 minutes flew by. I've been thinking a lot
about what he said about being an actor as well as a dancer. I think
that's why I get frustrated sometimes when I dance--I look in the mirror
and see a midwestern American woman rather than a Spanish seniorita! But
that's because I'm just dancing and not acting! I hope he comes back to
teach another class."
"La clase en general estuvo bastante bien, es imposible intentar preparar un tanguillo para 25 personas en 1h30 - pero el casi lo consiguio!
creo que hizo hincapie en la tecnica apropiada (i.e. los pasos que forman una base util para cualquier otro baile), y paso por alto quizas los menos relevantes por esto, bravo
como estuve la ultima media hora fuera pude mirar un poco mas de la cuenta, y creo que la gente lo vio muy bien y salio muy contenta hizo mucho hincapie tambien en el ritmo y las diferentes maneras de trabajar los compases, y eso ayuda bastante a la hora de entender y reproducir mentalmente el baile luego."
"The workshop was brilliant and inspiring. I was overwhelmed at seeing such a dancing icon teaching us, it was a real priveledge - he was very clear with the technique, rhythm and steps. Thanks so much. "
- Melanie Cumming
"Rafael's work shop was great. He really helps you how 'feel' flamenco throughout your body. Just fantastic!"
"Joking, it was great, he was a really nice guy, very attentive and patient, good instructional method and made everyone feel part of the class. He seemed very genuine and not like a celebrity dancer, just like all your guests and you too. He was a really friendly person. I have checked out quite a bit of stuff on youtube and he really is incredible as a dancer."
"Mis comentarios para Rafael:
Es un profesor excepcional. El workshop fue muy dinamico, iba preparandolo a medida que adivinaba el nivel de la gente y sobre todo me encanto su naturalidad y capacidad de improvisar constantemente. Ademas de todo esto, percibi una gran personalidad, es una persona encantadora y el hecho de hablar ingles (aunque chungo), esforzarse y hablar otros idiomas (como lo poco que iba soltando en japones) le dio una nota muy especial al curso, humorosa, graciosa y coqueta. Uno de los mejores cursos que he hecho hasta ahora. Rafael me inspiro muchisimo. Y ademas canta fenomenal."
- Cris Fuste