Workshops & Classes

Learning and Education

Omayra Amaya offers flamenco dance workshops and private coaching in Miami, New York City and Boston as well as across the United States and internationally. Her students in Miami and New York City regularly appear in student recitals, ferias and juergas. Omayra has also taught at the Boston Conservatory, the Boston Ballet, Harvard University Dance Department and Walnut Hill Performing Arts School.

Online Flamenco Workshops

Pre-registration is required – Limited capacity – No shoes required

Registered students will receive a zoom link for the class and access to the recorded class for 48 hours.

How to register for workshops (both online and in-studio)? 

Email omayra@omayraamaya.com, include your full name and email address, specify which workshop you are taking, then submit your payment using one of the payment options below:

Venmo payment to @Omayra-Amaya

Zelle payments are accepted to omayraamaya@aol.com

Paypal payment to omayraamaya@aol.com

For questions on workshops and registration, please email omayra@omayraamaya.com

Summer 2024 Online Flamenco Dance Workshops

June 23 to July 30, 2024

Three Online Workshops

Bulerias Structure Wolrkshop June 23 to July 28
Flamenco Dance Technique Workshop June 23 to July 30
New Dance Composition Workshop: Por Solea, with guitar and cante  July 2 to July 30

Bulerias Structure Workshop – All Levels
Structure, improvisation, and communication with musicians
Sundays 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Full workshop, 6 classes: $125 / $131 via PayPal
Single class: $25 / $27 via PayPal
Early bird (register by June 16): $120 / $125 via PayPal

Flamenco Dance Technique Workshop – All Levels
Body posture, position & line relationship, arm work, foot work, turns, short combinations
Sundays 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
Full workshop, 12 classes: $250 / $260 via PayPal
Single class: $25 / $27 via PayPal
Early bird (register by June 16): $240 / $250 via PayPal

New Dance Composition Workshop: Por Solea with Live Guitar by Roberto Castellon
Apply knowledge & understanding of structure to choreograph your own solo piece
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15 – 9:15 pm
No class on July 4th
Full workshop, 8 classes: $400 / $415 via PayPal
Single class: $60 / $63 via PayPal
Early bird (register by June 23): $380 / $395 via PayPal

Detailed description
This workshop is led by Omayra Amaya with guest flamenco guitarist Roberto Castellon. Roberto will accompany and demonstrate the difference between traditional Solea compositions and falsetas (personal music compositions), breaking down musical structures, patterns, and traditional sections of the dance.
In this workshop, you will explore individual sections of the dance structure and deepen your understanding of the flamenco palo (rhythm) of Solea. The emphasis will focus on:
1. Deepen your understanding of traditional dance and music compositions, structure, styles of cante in Soleares, choreography, and tools for communicating with musicians.
2. Learn the various traditional entrances and exits of the choreography, as well as the music, sequences, and patterns within the context of dance. guitar, and cante.
3. Compose an eloquent escobilla (footwork section) in the choreography, with remates and transition to Bulerias.
4. Build a proper dance structure with sections that allow improvisation for both the dancers and musicians.

Registered students will receive a zoom link for the class and access to the recorded class for 24 hours after the live class.