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The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center offers classes and workshops for learners of all ages in Dance, Theater Arts, Literature, Music and Visual Arts. Experienced instructors who share a passion for teaching and conserving essential components of the Latino experience manage each class.

Classes are offered in the Galería building located at 723 South Brazos, and feature several studio spaces dedicated for use by the Academy staff and students. Our students are given opportunities to participate in recitals, public performances and become part of the Guadalupe art community.

For more information and to sign up contact Belinda Menchaca at belindam@guadalupeculturalarts.org or call (210) 271-3151

Guadalupe Academy classes have played a significant role in the presentation, appreciation and development of Latino dance, music, theater, visual arts and literary arts for San Antonio’s youth. Scholarships are provided for under-served youth who attend JT Brackenridge Elementary school, Tafolla Middle School and Lanier High School. The Guadalupe Academy is one of the prominent educational programs for traditional and contemporary Latino art forms in San Antonio.

REGISTER TODAY FOR DANCE, MUSIC, ART AND THEATRE CLASSES AT THE GUADALUPE ACADEMY!

Fall Session: September 5 – December 16, 2017

Click here to download a PDF version of the Fall 2017 Guadalupe Academy Class Brochure

DANCE CLASSES (All classes subject to change.)

Tuition and Registration

Registration Fee: $25 per semester or $85 annual GCAC membership
Tuition: $45 per month for 2 hour classes & $25 per month for one hour classes

Location: Galería Guadalupe Dance Studio, 723 S. Brazos SA TX 78207

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.

Folkloritos: Ages 4 – 6
Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm

Instructor: Crystal Zuniga

 

Folklorico Basics: Ages 6 – 9

Mondays & Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm

Instructor: Crystal Zuniga

 

Folklorico I: Ages 9 – 13
Mondays & Thursdays 6 – 7 pm

Instructor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

 

Folklorico II: Teens
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm & Thursdays 5 – 6 pm

Instructor: Jeannette Chavez

 

Folklorico III: Teens and Adults
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Rodrigo Gonzalez

 

Beginning Folklorico: Teens and Adults
Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Instructor: TBD

 

Flamenco Dance Classes

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

Flamenco Basics: Ages 6 – 9
Mondays & Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm

Instructor: Connie Espinoza

 

Flamenco I: Ages 9 – 13
Mondays & Thursdays 5 – 6 pm

Instructor: Connie Espinoza

 

Flamenco II: Teens

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm & Thursdays: 6 – 7 pm

Instructor: Belinda Menchaca

 

Flamenco III: Teens & Adults

Saturdays: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Instructor:  Belinda Menchaca

 

Flamenco Workshop with Carlos Menchaca

September 25 – 28, 2017

Please call for details.

 

Flamenco Workshop with Miguel Vargas

November 6 – 9, 2017

Please call for details.

 

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.

Dance Stores for Folklorico and Flamenco:

Miguelitos | 210-349-9610

La Rosa Dance Supply | 210-921-9966

Mariachi Connection | 210-271-3655

 

Dance Stores for Leotards:

Dorothy’s Dance Supply | 866-587-3956

 

Guadalupe Dance Academy Rules

  1. No gum, food or drinks allowed in the studio.
  2. No parents or visitors allowed in the studio.
  3. Please 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.

 

 MUSIC CLASSES

 

Tuition and Registration

Registration Fee: $25 per semester or $85 annual GCAC membership
Tuition: $45 per month

Location: Galería Guadalupe Dance Studio, 723 S. Brazos SA TX 78207

 

Accordion Beginners (Teens & Adults)

Mondays 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Instructor: Eva Ybarra

 

Accordion Intermediate (Teens & Adults)

Mondays 6:45 – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Eva Ybarra

Mariachi Guitar Beginners (Ages 8+)

Mondays 5 – 6 pm

Instructor: Gino Rivera

Mariachi Guitar Intermediate (Teens & Adults)

Mondays 6 – 7 pm

Instructor: Gino Rivera

Mariachi Violin Beginners (Ages 8+)

Tuesdays 5 – 6 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

Mariachi Violin Intermediate (Teens & Adults)

Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

Mariachi Trumpet Beginners (Ages 8+)

Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

Mariachi Beginners Vocals (Teens & Adults)

Mondays 6 – 7 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

 

Mariachi Group (Teens & Adults)

Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

2 years’ musical experience required

 

Piano Beginners (Ages 8+)

Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm

Instructor: Gino Rivera

 

Piano Intermediate (Teens & Adults)

Wednesdays 6 – 7 pm
Instructor: Gino Rivera

THEATER AND VISUAL ARTS CLASSES

 Grupo Animo (Teens)

Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and Thursday, October 26

Instructor: TBD

TUITION:

Registration Fee: $25. Tuition: FREE FOR FALL SESSION!

 

VISUAL ARTS

Painting Basics

Tuesdays, 5 – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Jane Madrigal

TUITION:

Registration Fee: $25. Tuition: $45 per month

TUITION payments can be made in person at the Guadalupe Academy main office, 723 S. Brazos St., from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, online at www.guadalupeculturalarts.org or by phone with a credit card by calling the Guadalupe at (210) 271-3151.

 

CONTACT: GCAC Education Director Belinda Menchaca

belindam@guadalupeculturalarts.org

OR Education Assistant Connie Espinoza

conniee@guadalupeculturalarts.org

 

 

All classes are subject to change.

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