Wednesday 6 May 2015

Oscar Nieto workshops - Jun 19 - 21 2015

I’m over the moon excited to announce that master teacher Oscar Nieto will be returning to Edmonton for a weekend of workshops in flamenco dance and song on June 19th, 20th and 21st, 2015.

I can’t speak highly enough about Oscar. His ongoing influence has been fundamental in my flamenco journey since I took my first workshop with him as a total beginner back in 1997. To quote Portland’s Laura Onizuka:

“What Oscar teaches sticks. He has a secret magical talent for explaining things in ways that make so much sense. He helps you engage muscles in the body you didn’t know you had, allowing you to move with ease and power. The way a flamenco dancer moves. There are master dancers, but few can explain how to execute things as Oscar does.

Oscar is in constant demand as a guest artist and teacher across Canada, the USA and Asia. His broad experience and knowledge gives students a rich background in the history of flamenco and Spanish dance, cante (song), jaleo (shouts of encouragement) and compas (rhythm).”

These workshops are open to the greater flamenco community. Some previous flamenco experience is required and there is an Intro level class offered for students with at least 4 classes of flamenco experience (from any teacher).

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For those of you wanting to take classes with Deborah Ibach this summer, she is also really excited to have Oscar Nieto in town so the start of her classes will be delayed to ensure that everyone can take advantage of his workshop. Her classes will take place as usual throughout the summer. More information will be posted as it becomes available.