Newsletter 10. 30. 2013

Hola New Orleans Flamencos!

Welcome! We are thrilled to announce the publication of the first edition of the new revived Flamenco ¡Si! Newsletter!

This newsletter is a bi weekly publication and will come out on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. (except for this special welcome back edition) Founded and managed for many years by Teresa Torkanowsky and Carrie Hood, editing has now been passed on to Ingrid Adrianza and Daniella Santoro.

For Artists: This newsletter is here for your promotional needs, information and contacts.

For Flamenco enthusiasts, students, and flamenco lovers of all types, this newsletter is here to inform, inspire, and educate about all things flamenco in New Orleans.

Within the coming weeks, we hope to add features and bios of all professionals in the area, history of Flamenco in New Orleans and connections with artists around the world, and hope to provide more opportunities for collaboration and commitment to sustaining and building our small but passionate community of flamenco dancers and musicians here in the New Orleans area.

In order to sign up for this blog , please click “follow” on the bottom right of the screen and enter your email address to receive posts. Or you can also register for the newsletter by writing to us with your preferred email to If you have any concerns, comments, or announcements to post, please email us anytime! We are looking forward to dancing, and blogging with you! There are many great things already going on already. Here are the current classes, events, and news of Flamenco in the Crescent City!

Upcoming Events!

Ven Pa’ca at Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Friday November 1,

8:00pm -10:30pm

Micaela y su Fiesta Flamenca at The Refrigerator Art Auction and Gala

Louisiana Children’s Museum

420 Julia Street

Saturday November 9th  

6:00-7:00 pm

 Classes In Session

Dance Quarter with Eliza Llewellyn

1719 Toledano St.


(Level 1) 

Wednesdays, Sept. 11 – Nov. 13, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Saturdays, thru Nov. 16, 3:15pm – 4:15pm **** NEW!!!!!!

Drop-in: $15

An introduction to the beautiful, passionate, and profound gitano-Andalusian art form known as Flamenco. Perfect for all level of beginners, even those trying it for the first time, the session will examine flamenco posture, arm, hand and body technique, stylization, footwork technique, flamenco rhythms, and the basic structure of flamenco dance. Students will learn short segments or variations in each class.

FLAMENCO BASICS on Saturdays will continue introducing the essential concepts of flamenco dance while reinforcing and deepening technique drills in footwork, armwork, and style. Students will be able to further explore “compas” (rhythms) and “palmas” (hand clapping). Wednesday’s choreography will be reviewed at the end of class, making this an excellent complement to that class while also ideal for new students.

Flamenco or character dance shoes are best for class, but other sturdy footwear will work (i.e. low, thick-heeled shoes or boots approx. 1.5 – 3in high) and comfy clothing to allow movement like stretch pants, a long, flared skirt and a form fitting top. 


Saturdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16, 2:00 – 3:00pm
At DanceQuarter, 1719 Toledano St.
Drop-in: $15

Ideal for the advanced beginner or intermediate level student, this technique and choreography driven class builds on core aspects such as zapateado (footwork), palmas (hand clapping) and braceo (arm movements), turns and marcajes (marking steps), as well as how to create an elegant balance of motion and energy to exude the type of passion that drives this art.

Students will explore a variety of rhythms this session and will learn short segments or variations in each class. This class moves at a faster pace than the Level 1

Private, semi-private and small group classes are available. Please contact Eliza at or (504) 421-3517.

Classes In Session

New Orleans Dance Academy With Micaela Paule

5956 Magazine Street

Thursdays (on going)  7:00-8:30

Beginners to Advanced Beginners

Drop in: $15

Tuesdays (on going) 7:00-9:00 

Intermediate Level with live guitarist  (contact instructor first)

Children’s flamenco classes : Children must be 8 years of age or older ( or have a background in flamenco )

ALL CLASSES will be taught a choreography that will be preformed at the Civic Theatre (Sunday, May 18, 2014)

Participation in performance is NOT MANDATORY, but a fun event that gives a focus to learning the choreography.

Private classes available 

For further information please contact Micaela 

Phone 504 214-0311


The company is also available for performances, private parties to full concerts


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