Little Big Minds Preschool
Little Big Minds Spanish Immersion Preschool offers flamenco classes for the littlest dancers! Flamenco lifts the spirits of children and builds confidence in their ability to express themselves. Students learn rhythm, posture, arm positions, and footwork as they explore spatial awareness, musicality, coordination, balance, listening skills, and perseverance in a fun, creative environment!
Monday: Scottsdale Campus 1:15-2:15pm
Wednesday: Uptown Campus 1:00-2:00pm
Friday: Biltmore Campus 1:15-2:15pm
Encanto Campus TBD
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5-8 Year-olds at Dance Fusion
Flamenco develops expression, coordination, poise, physical control, and endurance. With ages 5-8, we explore rhythms and technique including arm positions, hand movements, footwork, turns, and traveling patterns. Books, stories, and cultural elements of flamenco and Southern Spain are also incorporated.
Classes held at Dance Fusion Studio in the Scottsdale Airpark.
Monday: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Youth at Scottsdale School of Ballet
Dancers age twelve through eighteen study flamenco as part of their curriculum at the Scottsdale School of Ballet. Forming Julia’s youth company, the girls have performed with Flamenco Theatre at Arizona venues such as the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Mesa Arts Center and the Musical Instrument Museum.
Friday: 4:40 – 5:40pm Advanced
Tuesday 7:20-8:20 Intermediate
Dancers age 15 through 70+ attend flamenco classes of all levels. From beginners to advanced dancers, students have gone on to perform with Flamenco Theatre at Arizona venues such as the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Mesa Arts Center and the Musical Instrument Museum.. Classes held at the private studio of Lydia Torea.
Monday: 11am – 12:15pm Advanced
Monday: 6pm – 7:15pm Intermediate
Flamenco shoes, athletic pants or leggings, a shirt that allows full range of movement, and a long skirt for women (optional). Be prepared to sweat
“I will continue to dance with all my soul; and for myself, the biggest lesson you taught me.”
~ LUCY, PHOENIX, AZ
“The students loved the workshop and only had praises for your teaching syle.”
~ MARISELA F., TACOMA, WA
“Julia brings inspiration to every class through her graceful and powerful movements, love of flamenco, and positive energy. She continuously challenges her students to improve and takes the time to patiently explain technique and body movement throughout her upbeat classes.”
~ Claudia, Phoenix, AZ
“Julia is very dedicated to her work and her students. She has the patience and makes the time to make sure the students are learning, and improving.”
~ Sal Ruiz, director Moving People Española, Española, NM
“To take classes from Julia Chacon is not only a learning experience, it is also a joy. She is a wonderful dancer, teacher, and human being.”
~ Alma S., Phoenix, AZ
“As a teacher [Julia] was highly impressive, informative, inspiring, and generous with her time and expertise. She made it a challenging, but relaxing and enjoyable experience.”
~ Kristin Christy, St. Louis, MO
“Viewing [Julia’s] interactions with the other students during the workshop was truly inspiring as she explained the objectives… clearly detailing group exercises and choreography while taking time to provide individual attention. I sincerely feel that I gained so much insight from these classes as I continue to apply my studies from her in my own dance training, teaching, and on the stage.”
~ Lena J., Mesa, AZ
“As well as being an excellent teacher – making sure we had all the basic flamenco lines, clearly explaining all the techniques, and paying lots of attention to our progress – we had lots of fun; the whole experience was immensely rewarding.”
~ Rosie F., Boulder, CO
Workshops may be booked locally and nationally. Contact Julia for details