Please note that all packages expire after 6 weeks.
Read all class descriptions carefully before registering.
Add up the number of classes you will be taking every week and pick your package accordingly.
All packages are non-refundable and non-transferable.
5 classes $90
(1 hour per week)
10 classes $150
(2 or more hours per week)
20 classes $250
(4 or more hours per week)
Drop-in rate, $20 per class
Email Chiara Mangiameli
Saturday - starting July 19th
Classes taught by Jose Torres*
11am Jota - all levels
12pm Intermediate Flamenco / Alegrías
- No classes on August 9th -
- August 16th, Classes will begin at 10am and end at 12pm -
Tuesday - starting July 22nd
Classes taught by Julia Hinojosa**
7pm Beginner Flamenco
8pm Clásico Español - levels 1 & 2
- No classes on August 12th -
Thursday - starting June 26th
Class taught by Maria Meder***
7pm Por Fiesta! Learn to improvise with the building blocks of bulerias.
*José Torres of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Principal Dancer, Manager of Special Bookings, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, began his formal dance training with Dame Libby Komaiko as a member of the “All-City Jr. Ensemble Español” at the age of sixteen in 1995. In 1997 he was promoted to the professional company and in 2002 was promoted to Principal Dancer.
**Julia Hinojosa of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, is of Mexican-Puerto Rican descent and a native of Chicago. She began her Spanish dance studies with Dame Libby Komaiko in the fall of 2000. In May 2011, Julia graduated from Colombia College, Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Arts Management. In addition to her work as a dancer, Julia is currently working with the Ensemble Español as their Arts Education Program Coordinator and Associate Artistic Director of the Ensemble Español Youth Company.
***Maria Meder Plasterer formerly with National Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque, New Mexico began her Flamenco studios in Chicago before moving on to Albuquerque for 4 years of intensive study with the Encinias family, as well as a variety of world class visiting artists from Spain. She spent her time in Albuquerque studying Flamenco at NIF's Conservatory of Flamenco Arts, attending Albuquerque's Festival Flamenco, performing with the pre-professional group Alma Flamenca, as well as instructing and setting curriculum for the youngest Flamenco dancers at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts.
Studio director Chiara Mangiameli will be on hiatus this summer due to professional commitments including a trip to Spain and performing opposite celebrity chef Rick Bayless in "Cascabel" at the Goodman theater. She will return to her teaching schedule in September.
In the meantime, take advantage of classes with some remarkable guest teachers and learn something new!
Learn upper and lower body technique within the context of a choreography.
For those with a solid knowledge of flamenco technique and the palo of alegrías.
Clásico Español Level 1 & 2
Focus is on "Clásico Español" style, some basic knowledge of castanets is helpful for this class.
This high energy folkloric dance is a great summer workout!
Learn everything you need to know to improvise your own "patada por bulerias:"
the basic structure of letras, basic marking steps and transitions.