Study Cante and Palmas

with Basilio or Aurora

  • Group Class 2019
  • Online Cante Class
  • Aurora Reyes Singing
SCHEDULE
NOW ENROLLING GROUP GUITAR CLASSES

NEXT CYCLE 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
NEED MIN. 3 STUDENTS. ENROLL NOW!
WED, 6-7 pm
AMDA Studios
250 W 54th St, 11th Fl
Rm 1105

Please communicate with Basilio in advance of class

(Rooms are locked. You must Text Basilio to get in from Hallway)

5/1, 5/8, 5/15
Recital 5/19 The Secret Theatre
38-01 61st St
Woodside Queens 11377

Please communicate with Basilio before purchase. Minimum of 3 students committed to 4 classes per month. Class will be scheduled month to month.

Use PayPal Group Class Buttons below, or send by Zelle. Cash payments at class MUST be exact change.

PRIVATE CLASSES IN STUDIO AND ONLINE ONLY

2nd Story Pilate+Yoga
81-10 37th Ave, Jackson Hts, NY 11372

By appointment only. Weekday evenings or Sat. 3-7 pm. Studios need to be reserved in advance due to limited availability.

Private Classes
$75 for one hour Single class, in studio or online
Prepaid 4-pack 60 min. Classes, $270, in studio or online

Availability:
Mon-Fri, afternoon and evenings
Sat, afternoon
Please inquire by email basilio@flamencolatino.com, or call 347-771-2440

Use PayPal Buttons, or Zelle to basilio@flamencolatino.com

“I am a dancer who went to FlamLat to learn cante so that I could get a better understanding of how the dance fits into the singing. I ended up staying for palmas class to help me learn more about the compas...”

-Carol B.

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Why Study Cante and Palmas with a Guitarist?

Right now in the NYC flamenco scene you could opt to study with a couple of cantaores who are from Spain, or you could study with 1-2 female dancers who are currently working more often as flamenco singers. Why can I, El Guapo del Milwaukee, help you understand the most mysterious form of el arte flamenco?

  • I have been involved with flamenco accompaniment 44 years.
  • I understand how to accompany all the dance and cante forms, and as a musician, I know how everything fits together.
  • I sing most of the cante forms, and can learn new requests quickly.
  • I am bilingual. Puedo defenderme bien en Español
Sometimes, as foreigners living outside Spain, it takes a long time to immerse yourself in flamenco and understand how the 4 elements, dance, cante, guitar and palmas are important for every flamenco performer to understand and to be good at.

Dancers get caught up in choreography and don't understand enough about the structure, or how to dance to a cante form that might work with alegrías, tangos, bulerías or soleá which is different or "obscure" in comparison to what was mounted with their dance. Dance students often do not understand how to follow the guitar phrases for start and end, or do not understand how to feel and follow various falsetas.

Guitar students often come to flamenco looking for how to interpret solos. Yet, all the material used in a guitar solo needs to be understood component by component so that it can be used as simpler building blocks in accompaniment of dance or cante. Learning to accompany is also somewhat simpler musically, in that it involves strong delivery of rasqueados or rhythms more than playing a huge repertoire of falsetas. You also have to develop your ear for recognizing the variations of cantes that exist.

I can help inexperienced dancers and guitarists digest this knowledge with clear explanation, and my ability to present in an organized manner, with valuable analytical insights. While I did not grow up in Spain, I have acquired authenticity by experience, and I can help you get there.

We do need a commitment to get a group class up and running - at least 3 students per month. Get involved now and participate in the upcoming Recital scheduled for Sun May 19 in Woodside Queens at The Secret Theatre!
When paying for classes by PayPal, you will NOT receive a printable class card after making payment, only a receipt. Notice of your payment will go directly to Flamenco Latino, and confirmation with details about the class you signed up for will be emailed back to you.

Please be careful to input your email WITHOUT TYPOS when you do the transaction with PayPal, or it will create problems for the confirmation of funds and delivery of services in our PayPal account.

All sales final on prepaid discount packages. Please be sure you can commit to a prepaid 4-pack. There are no refunds for missed classes. You may apply pre-paid Cante and Palmas class credits to Dance classes. 4-packs expire 60 days after purchase date. Single classes expire 14 days after purchase date.

Group Cante/Palmas Single Class Button ($30)

Group Cante/Palmas Class 4-Pack Button ($112)

Private Cante/Palmas Single Class Button ($75)

Private Cante/Palmas 4-Pack Class Button ($270)

Private Cante/Palmas Single Class Button at 2nd Story Yoga & Pilates Jackson Hts ONLY ($50)

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