Beginner Level: This class is an introduction to flamenco. The student will learn the basics needed to start to build a solid foundation in training. Learn how to coordinate the beautiful hand /arm movements, heelwork and hand clapping while working on musicality. You will also gain an appreciation for the various rhythms involved in this technique. Learn what the olé and arsa is all about.
About Yvonne Gutierrez
Yvonne Gutierrez, teacher/choreographer/mentor of Cuban descent brings her emerging dance curriculum and connections to many establishments. As a member of NAEYC, a core founding member of the Black Flamenco Network (BFN) as well as a Mental Health First Aider she continues learning/networking helping to inspire and create experiences for the future generations. A 2022 Dance Teacher Award Honoree. Recently a featured panelist for the feature length film, Gurumbé: Canciones de tu Memoria Negra /performer at the 1st AfroMundo Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her teaching history has also taken her to work at Henry Street Settlement, Martha Graham Teens, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Concepts Dance Academy, the Joffrey Ballet, the New School University, Purelements, Marymount Manhattan College, LaGuardia Performing Arts High School and Flamenco Latino. Ms. Gutierrez past experiences also includes numerous performances with Latin Brazilian Jazz Band called Stringbeans under the direction of Annette Aguilar, Flamenco Latino Dance Company, Luis Montero Dance Company, AllNations Dance Company and Ballet Hispanico. Her Herencia Dance Company based in the lower east side started from an emerging community need for joy, positivity and cultural enrichment. She is constantly learning about the new initiatives inside and outside of the dance community that she hopes will continue to inspire all ages, while molding future artists.