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.
Omayra Amaya brings Flamenco Intensive to New York City this fall, for dancers with levels of advance beginner, intermediate, or advanced. The Tecnique class will focus on building upper and lower body strength, fluidity of movement, flamenco turns, footwork rhythms, strength and musicality, through across the floor escobillas, marcajes, and dance combinations. Choreography palo changes weekly.
La Caña is an age-old flamenco cante that is sung with the guitar in Solea. At one time it was considered the origin of the other flamenco rhythms. While there are circulating theories about its origin, it is widely accepted that its name came from the arabic word gannia, which meant singing. Its musical structure was set by flamenco singer Antonio Chacon, and the first adaptation to dance was created in 1930 by Carmen Amaya, based on the style sung by Chacon.
(Paraphrased and translated from Rito y Geografia del Cante by Antonio Parra Pujante)
Solea de Triana
September 30-October 3
Alegrias con Manton
Mondays – Fridays
7:00-8:00 pm – Technique
8:00-9:00 pm – Choreography
2:00-3:00 pm – Castanets and avanico technique
3:00-4:00 pm – Technique
4:00-5:00 pm – Choreography
St. Veronica Creative Culture Center
149 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
For registration and more information, please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Single Class $30
5 Class Card $140
10 Class Card $250
20 Class Card $480
Zelle payments are accepted to email@example.com
When classes are accompanied by musicians, an additional $2 will be collected. Learning Flamenco with live music is a valuable opportunity and an essential tool.