Thursday, 29 October 2015

Flamenco workshop with Stephanie Pedraza - Dec 5/6 2015

Flamenco artist Stephanie Pedraza returns to Edmonton on December 4th to perform in our festival fundraiser Flamenco live at the Arts Barns, followed by a weekend workshop in flamenco dance and song on Dec 5th and 6th, 2015.

These workshops are open to the greater flamenco community. Some previous flamenco experience is required. Early bird registration deadline - November 13th.

Click here for more information.

Flamenco - live at the Arts Barns Dec 4, 2015

Flamenco at Art Barns web

As the days grow shorter and nights become colder, join us in the glow of the Arts Barns lobby for an evening of live flamenco featuring:

special guests
Stephanie Pedraza - singer/dancer - Vancouver
Tosh Hayashi - guitarist - Calgary

local performers
Jane Ogilvie - dancer
Irena Dumicz - singer/dancer
Nyles Varughese - guitarist

Read more about our performers here.

Proceeds from this fundraising event go towards supporting the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in its inaugural year.

Friday Dec 4th 2015
8pm (doors at 7:30)

Arts Barns lobby
10330 84 ave

$35 in advance
$40 at the door
General seating
cash bar

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival is committed to raising awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Flamenco for the greater Edmonton community through an annual festival. The highlight of our festival is a main stage event featuring international artists showcasing traditional Flamenco. Our goal is to build community through performance, workshops, and outreach programs.

Our first festival is planned for April 2016!

more about our festival at

 poster design - Jane Ogilvie - silhouette of Stephanie Pedraza from a photo by Andy Koo

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Flamenco Society of Edmonton News

Our Annual General Meeting took place today, October 18, 2015. 
Thank you to all members who participated in the meeting.
We are happy to announce the first Flamenco Society of Edmonton Board ( in alphabetical order): Irena Dumicz, Judith Garcia, Patricia Gariepy, Susan MacGregor, Jolene Yuen-Jung
Want to be an integral part in planning events?
Want to collaborate with other Flamenco enthusiasts?
Want to have a voice in Society events?
Join Flamenco Society, it's easy: email any of the Board Members at
Our mission is to promote and facilitate local Flamenco activities, to build and increase awareness of Flamenco art in Edmonton and Alberta and to be an umbrella organization for local Flamenco artists, schools, presenters, aficionados and community at large.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Paco Peña concert ticket raffle!

As part of our fundraising, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival Association is raffling off 4 pairs of tickets to see Paco Peña's "Flamencura" at the Winspear on Monday, October 26th.

Raffle tickets are $10 each for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show (valued at $94). All proceeds go towards our Association in support of our first Flamenco Festival in April 2016.

Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting Jane Ogilvie ( and will also be available at the Edmonton Flamenco Society Swap/Sell and AGM on Sunday, October 18 where the draw will be held.

Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

“Mr. Peña is a genuine virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience with technical abilities beyond the frets of mortal man.” -The New York Times

Friday, 9 October 2015

Classes with Irena Dumicz

Every Thursday Starting October 15, 2015 6 weeks Marr Mac Dance Studio 8627-109 St NW, Edmonton
SEVILLANAS from 6.30-7.30 PM
Bata de Cola Technique 7.30-8.30 PM
SEVILLANAS: we are learning and reviewing each of 4 coplas (parts) of this festive and traditional dance. In addition we will work on flamenco arms, body movement and style. This class is open to all students. You do not have to have previous flamenco training to dance Sevillanas.
BATA DE COLA Technique: This class is open to students who has been studying flamenco and are familiar with 12 copmas. You need to have ( or are in the process of acquiring) Bata de Cola, a special dress or skirt with a "tail". We are working on basic techniques as well as elements Por Solea.
For info: email
              call / text 587.594.1167
To register: email Irena for registration form and details
Sevillanas: 6 classes C$90 / drop in C$20
Bata de Cola: 6 classes C$ 100 / drop in C$20