Wednesday 30 November 2016

Artists Announced! Edmonton Flamenco Festival - March 2017

We are thrilled to announce the line up of artists for our March festival.

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival presents

"Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear"

Direct from Seville, Spain, six internationally acclaimed performers bring the traditional style of flamenco puro to the stage. Tablao Sevilla features an exceptional cast of performers including flamenco legend Carmen Ledesma, one of the most iconic flamenco dancers of our time.

Carmen Ledesma - Dancer
Manuela Rios - Dancer
Mary Vizarraga - Singer
Juan Villar - Singer
Socrates - Guitarist
Raul Bernal - Flautist 

Powerful. Raw. Rooted in tradition.
Experience flamenco like never before!

Tickets available through the Winspear Box Office
Online click here
By Phone: 780-428-1414 Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081

Workshops with our guest artists are planned for March 11th and 12th. Information coming soon.

Friday 18 November 2016

Volunteer with the Edmonton Flamenco Festival

Do you enjoy music and dance? Would you like opportunities to engage with world class performers as well as the local community? Are you curious about Flamenco, or already passionate about it? Would you like to be an integral part of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival's support team?

We are looking for volunteers! Diverse interests and experiences welcome.

Join our volunteer list by filling out our Volunteer Registration Form at the link below. We will reach out to volunteers as opportunities arise.

Volunteer Registration Form

Monday 24 October 2016

REMINDER - Flamenco Society of Edmonton's Annual General Meeting

THE FLAMENCO SOCIETY'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is fast approaching! It will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2016, 7:30 PM at Marr Mac Dance Studio, 8627 – 109 Street, Edmonton, with the Flamenco Market after the meeting. Please note the following times:

7:30 to 7:45 PM – Flamenco Market Drop-Off: if you have any flamenco related items you’d like to sell (shoes, dresses, fans, polka-dot fabric, etc.), they can be dropped off before the meeting. Please provide hangars for any flamenco clothing and label all items with price tags (preferably pinned to the item, so the tags don’t fall off.) We expect more great things for sale than ever, so if you’re looking to buy that special skirt, dress, or pair of gently-used shoes, come check them out!

7:45 to 8:30 PM – The Annual General Meeting: an agenda will be e-mailed to all members prior to the meeting.

8:30 to 9:15 PM – Flamenco Market: please allow for cash transactions only. The Executive is not responsible for individual sales between members. These will be transacted between Society members only.

If you haven't yet renewed your membership, you can do so at the AGM. Come share your passion for flamenco with us! Get involved and find out what the Society is planning for the coming year. We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday 1 October 2016

Flamenco Festival Fundraiser - Nov 2016

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival is excited to announce the events for our fundraiser weekend Nov 25 – 27, 2016.

Live Performance – "Flamenco at the AGA" - Nov 26
Click here for tickets and more information.

Our 2016 fundraiser live performance "Flamenco at the AGA"
will take place at Art Gallery of Alberta’s lower level
Ledcor Theatre on November 26th - 8:00pm.

special guests
Francesca Canalizo – dancer – Calgary
Holly Blazina – guitarist – Calgary
Stephanie Pedraza – singer/dancer – Vancouver

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

Workshops in Flamenco dance, song, and guitar - Nov 25 - 27
Click here for more information and to register.

Flamenco dance & song – with Stephanie Pedraza – Nov 25 to 27
Vancouver based artist Stephanie Pedraza returns for 3 days of
multi-level classes in Flamenco song and dance. Some previous
Flamenco dance experience is required.

Introduction to Flamenco Guitar – with Holly Blazina – Nov 27
Calgary based Flamenco guitarist Holly Blazina will be offering a
Sunday class. Some previous guitar experience is required.

Proceeds from this fundraising weekend go towards supporting the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017.

Thursday 29 September 2016

Flamenco Flashmob

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival is creating a Flamenco Flashmob!

All levels welcome. Some previous flamenco dance experience is required.

We will be working por tangos with live guitar and cante accompaniment. If you have previous experience learning cante, there will be an opportunity to sing if desired.

Jane Ogilvie will be leading classes to teach and rehearse the choreography and structure on the following Fridays from 6:30 - 7:30

Oct. 14 - Oct. 21 - Oct. 28 - Nov. 4 - Nov. 18

Earlybird deadline - Oct. 7th

If you're interested in joining us, please register in advance!
Classes will be cancelled if not enough registered by Oct. 10th.

Click here for more information.

Monday 26 September 2016


Mark your Calendars! 

The Annual General Meeting for all the Flamenco Society of Edmonton membership will be held on Friday, November 4th, 2016, 7:30 PM at MarrMac Dance Studio, 
8627 - 109 Street, Edmonton. 

Memberships can be bought/renewed at the General Meeting or ahead of time. Please contact Patricia at  if you wish to renew your membership beforehand. 

As well, we will be holding a Flamenco Market following the meeting. If you have flamenco items you’d like to sell, purchase, or if you have queries about the meeting, please leave a message on the website’s contact address at: 

Sunday 11 September 2016

Flamenco Cante in Edmonton this September- 3 Master classes with singer Silvia Temis

Dear Flamencos in Edmonton,

This September I am offering 3 master flamenco singing classes starting this Thursday September the 15th at 6:30pm in downtown Edmonton.

In those three sessions you will get to learn a full piece that you can potentially sing at "Juergas" (flamenco parties) where some of you sing and some others dance. This will allow you to get a general overview of the "palo" to study, understand to clap and orchestrate palmas, choreograph it, sing it and dance it if you are already a flamenco dance student. 

Join me for this upcoming session of three classes of 1.5 hrs each with local guitar player Nyles Varughese. You dont have to be a singer, you just need to have some passion for flamenco and be eager to learn, some general understanding of flamenco styles or if you are musician and want to expand your range of talent. 

Potencial palos to study: 
1. Bulerias/ tangos
2. Rondenas
3. Solea por bulerias 

You can vote for the palo of your preference and we can decide what to do then. 
If you are interested please send me an email back with name and phone number. To reserve your spot you will have to make a deposit of $40.00 or if you are certain to take all classes you can send the full amount ($115.00 early bird) through interact payment at 

* Minimum of 4 people to run this class. 
* If more than 4 people location of classes might change to Whyte Ave studio Sugar Swing. 

Hope to see you there!
Thank you, 
Silvia Temis 

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie - New Session Fall 2016

The registration information for Jane's upcoming session of flamenco classes is now available. Classes begin October 4th.

The deadline to register is September 23rd

For more information please visit the website: Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie

There you will find information about my background, teaching philosophy, classes and the upcoming session.

Saturday 23 July 2016

Hello flamenco aficionados! today is our last day for early bird for the upcoming Flamenco Dance Workshop with Delphine Mantha... Thanks to all that were able to take advantages of those rates...
Contact me if you are thinking in taking it!
Muchas gracias!
Here a video from Delphine students:

Sunday 10 July 2016

Flamenco Dance Workshop in Edmonton Aug. 3 & 4

Photo Hervé Leblay

Flamenco Dance Workshop In Edmonton August 3rd and 4th
For more information:

Saturday 2 July 2016

Flamenco Dance Workshop by Delphine Mantha from Montreal


Dear Flamenco Aficionados!

I am super pumped about this upcoming project and I would like to invite you all.
My  friend and wonderful artist Delphine Mantha will be coming to Alberta to collaborate with Notas de 4 for our upcoming performance at EXPOLATINO 2016 in Calgary this August 7th @ 2:00pmexciting!
At the same time Delphine will be offering dance workshops for Edmonton and Calgary. She is a true artist from one of my favorites places in Canada, Montreal! I really enjoy their flamenco while I was there at the Montreal Flamenco Festival.
Delphine has been certainly promoting the growth of the art with her own academy and participating in multiple festivals and performances. 
The location will be Evergreen Studios for Calgary and Sugar Swing dance club for Edmonton, both very beautiful studios, well located.
Palos TBD although I already have some suggestions but I also open to your suggestions.  
Do not miss the opportunity to keep on growing your flamenco path with this fantastic artist from Montreal! She is powerful and wonderful soniquete!
Please let me know if you have questions, I will be happy to answer them all! Hope to see you there. 
EDMONTON: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd and THURSDAY 4TH 2016 (total of 6 hrs)
  • Beginner/ Intermediate 5:30pm to 7:00 pm (3.0 hrs) (FANDANGOS, TANGOS ?)
  • Intermediate/ Advanced 7:45pm to 9:15 pm (3.0 hrs) (SOLEA?)
Workshops location in Edmonton: Sugar Swing Dance Club, 8116 105 Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X7

$ 90 + GST per course early bird
$ 100+ GST per course after July 23rd
$ 50 + GST per drop in

To secure your space, please complete the registration form and mail with payment. Only interact, cheque, or cash are accepted. Please send payment to: 312,
10116 80 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6V7
To pay via e-mail transfer, please send your transfer to
Also to register for classes or to inquire about this workshop, please send an e-mail to Silvia Temis at the same email.
Limited capacity, please RSVP and send your payment as soon as possible to guarantee your space. Reservations are subject to cancellation until payment is received in full.
Note: Missed days cannot be credited nor can classes be changed without prior approval.
Workshop hosted by Silvia Temis
Special thanks to Fiona Malena Academy and the Edmonton Flamenco Society for the unvaluable support with this upcoming event.
For more information please contact me at:
*We need a minimum of people for this classes to run*

Friday 22 April 2016

Flamenco Singing Lessons with Silvia Temis

Flamencos in Edmonton, If you are interested in Cante flamenco. I am now based in Edmonton and offering flamenco ongoing singing lessons starting on May the 4th. Have you signed up? Please check my website for more info: 

Can you let us know what specific style (palo) of flamenco are you interested in learning to sing? I would like to get some feelers of the general interest! I am thinking Tientos.
smile emoticonI am thinking Tientos?
Follow my page! I post things related to Cante flamenco, any upcoming events and workshops! Thank you! 

To register email:
Call: 647.899.1034
or visit:

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie - New Session April - May 2016

The registration information for Jane's upcoming session of flamenco classes is now available. Classes begin April 13th and run for 6 weeks.

The deadline to register is April 8th

For more information please visit the website: Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie

There you will find information about my background, teaching philosophy, classes and the upcoming session.

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Tapas & Tunes at Studio 96 - Feb 6, 2016

Tapas and Tunes - Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser
with guests Flamenco con tres

Cystic Fibrosis Edmonton presents the second annual TAPAS &
TUNES event. Proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction and donations through Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Tapas and Tunes) will benefit ongoing Cystic Fibrosis research being undertaken in Canada.

An evening of tapas, flamenco dance, and live Latin music - a little escape from the ordinary. Tapas to be served throughout the evening.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Doors - 7:00pm
Silent auction - 7pm to 11pm
Live entertainment - 8pm to midnight

Studio 96, 10909 - 96 Street, Edmonton

$65 (advance ticket sales only)
Includes event admission and tapas by Knosh Catering
Licensed event. No minors.

This event sold out last year, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Information and tickets: at this link (

Saturday 9 January 2016

! Flamenco in February Juerga !

Flamenco Society of Edmonton
invites you to our
Flamenco in February JUERGA
Yiannis Tavern Kasbar 10444 82 Ave Edmonton
Saturday, February 27, 2016
doors open at 7 PM
Tickets: $5
Door  prizes
Full menu and cash bar provided by fantastic Yiannis Tavern

In the midst of Edmonton's winter join us for an evening of flamenco song, dance, music, palmas , stories, food and more.....
Talk to old friends, meet new ones, warm up your heart with the art of flamenco and the passionate Edmonton flamenco community.

Get your Sevillanas, Tangos and Bulerias por Fiesta ready!
Are you working on a flamenco dance, song, guitar piece, percussion? 
Join us and share your art of flamenco.
Stage opens at 8PM

Email: if you want to share the stage

Tickets available from Board members, via e-mail and at the door.

Note: This is a Flamenco Society fundraiser for future workshops, classes, sound system equipment. Thank you for your support

Friday 8 January 2016

Thursday Flamenco Classes with Irena Dumicz Start Jan. 21, 2016

with Irena Dumicz

Marr Mac Dance 
8627 - 109 St Edmonton, 
Thursdays: Jan. 21-March 10, 16

SEVILLANAS:     Choreography class 6:30 - 7:30 PM  
                             8 classes C$120 / drop in C$20
Learning and reviewing each copla of this festive and traditional  dance from Seville (this session we will start from 4th copla). In addition - work on flamenco arms, body movement and style. This class is open to students of all levels. You do not need to have flamenco training to dance Sevillanas.

BATA DE COLA: Technique class 7:30 - 8:30 PM 
                            8 classes C$120 / drop in C$20
Learning, reviewing and mastering the technique of Bata de Cola: the series of exercise that will have levels of complexities depending on your experience and familiarity dancing with Bata de Cola. We focus on technique and posture, using 12 count compas and elements of Por Solea with Bata De Cola. If you are in the process of acquiring Bata (a dress or skirt with a "tail") there are two batas to try / use in the class.

Call/ text 587.594.1167

Thursday 7 January 2016

Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie - New Session January 2016

The registration information for Jane's upcoming session of flamenco classes is now available. Classes begin January 27th.

The deadline to register is January 22nd

For more information please visit the website: Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie

There you will find information about my background, teaching philosophy, classes and the upcoming session.

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Discovering Flamenco Singing and Song with Silvia Temis - January 2016

Cantaora Silvia Temis now based in Edmonton AB is offering two Flamenco Singing Classes, Friday January 29th from 7:00 to 8:30pm and Saturday January 30th from 4:00 to 5:30pm, in the heart of Old Strathcona, Whyte AveThe Capoeira Academy (Edmonton) #103 10324 82 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z8

As you might all be aware understanding Flamenco singing and song is a crucial aspect to understand the art form in deep. This class is suitable for beginners with some knowledge in Flamenco in general or musicians/ singers looking to expand their range of talent. Flamenco dancers looking to understand the music structure.

Palos or styles are TBD until we determine the level of the whole group.  We will introduce flamenco clapping (flamenco palmas) as well as history of the lyrics (letras).
Classes are 1.5 hrs each.

Two classes early bird until January the 20th: $70.00 CAD
Two classes after January the 20th are $75.00 CAD
Drop in: $40.00 CAD

1. Notebook
2. pen or pencil
3. recording machine or phone to record

For more information or comments please message me directly:

*Note: We will need a minimum of 4 students each night to run this workshop