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SUMMER MASTER CLASSES IN DANCE

Summer Session: June 12 – 30 & July 17 – August 4, 2016 (two weeks off July 3 – 15) All classes subject to change.

Mexican Folklórico Dance Classes

Beginning students develop coordination, balance and weight shifting while learning body awareness.  Intermediate and Advanced students build strength, stamina, balance, posture, grace and discipline.  All students are introduced to different regions, costuming and music in traditional Mexican Folklorico dance; while more advanced students learn more intricate technique and choreography.

 

Boy’s Folklorico: Ages 7 +
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

 

Beginning Folklorico: Ages 15 +
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Jeannette Chavez

 

Folkloritos: Ages 4-6
Mondays 4 – 5pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Crystal Zuniga

 

Folklorico Basics: Ages 6 – 9
Mondays 5 – 6pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Crystal Zuniga

 

Adult Folklorico: Teens & Adults
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $80
Instructor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

 

Folklorico Technique I: 9 – 12
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Jeannette Chavez

 

Folklorico Technique II: 13 +
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Jeannette Chavez

 

Flamenco Dance Classes

Students learn basics of flamenco dance including rhythms, footwork, and armwork. Intermediate level classes progress to more challenging technique and choreography.

 

Sevillanas: Ages 6 – 9
Mondays 4 – 5pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Connie Espinoza

 

Spanish Castanet & Flamenco Guajira work: Ages 9-12
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Connie Espinoza

 

Beginning Adult Flamenco: Teens and Adults
Saturdays: 9:30 – 11:30am
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $80
Instructor:  Belinda Menchaca

 

Other Dance Classes
Summer students will have the opportunity to learn how to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, two-step, tejano and line dancing!

 

Latin Jazz Technique: Ages 8 – 10
Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor:  Leonard Lopez

 

Latin Jazz Technique: Ages 11- 14
Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor:  Leonard Lopez

 

Latin Jazz Technique: Teens & Adults (Dance Experience Required)
Wednesdays 6 – 7pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor:  Leonard Lopez

 

Stilt walking: Teens & Adults
Mondays 6 – 7pm
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50 Stilts: $100 (Order by May 19) Stilts rental: $25
Instructor: Jeannette Chavez
*You will need to bring an old pair of non canvas tennis shoes that can be screwed onto the stilts.

 

Salsa: Teens & Adults (No experience necessary)
Saturdays 10 – 11am
Registration fee: $25 Tuition: $50
Instructor: Marlene Pita

 

Other Important Information

Class Attire:

Folklorico and Flamenco: Boys must have a black or white fitted t-shirt, workout pants or shorts and black Folklorico boots. Girls must have a black leotard, tights, Folklorico skirt (any color except black) and or black Flamenco skirt and black shoes. Hair MUST be in a bun.

Latin Jazz Technique: Boys must have a black or white fitted t-shirt, workout pants or shorts and ballet or jazz shoes. Girls must have a black leotard, tights/workout pants and ballet or jazz shoes. Hair MUST be in a bun.

Stilt walking: Comfortable work out clothes (pants are recommended). You will need to bring an old pair of non canvas tennis shoes that you no longer use. They will be screwed onto the stilts. High tops tennis shoes or boots are recommended for extra support. You will also need a good pair of knee pads with a plastic knee cap. Look for sturdy knee pads used for roller derby not volley ball. Please have hair pulled back away from the face. A small towel is also recommended.

 

Salsa dance: Comfortable work out clothes and comfortable shoes. Please have hair pulled back away from the face. A small towel is also recommended.

Dance Stores for Folklorico and Flamenco:

La Rosa Dance Supply | 921-9966
Mariachi Connection | 210-271-3655
Miguelitos | 210-349-9610

 

Dance Stores for Leotards:
Leapin Leotards | 210-342-1464
Dorothy’s Dance Supply | 866-587-3956

 

GDA Rules
  1. No gum, food or drinks allowed in the studio.
  2. No parents or visitors allowed in the studio.
  3. Dancers are expected to arrive 10 minutes before their class time to prepare.
  4. When possible, please inform the instructor of any absences or tardiness that may occur.
  5. Dancers must be dressed in their proper dance attire for class or will they be asked to sit out.
  6. Each dancer is responsible for keeping the dance studio clean.
  7. Dancers are not allowed in the studio unless their instructor is present.

 

Tuition and Registration

Annual Registration Fee: $25
Tuition: $80 for the summer (6 weeks) for 2 hour classes & $50 for the summer (6weeks) for one hour classes.

Location: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Gallery723 S. Brazos

 

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