Founded by Jesus Muñoz in 2010, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Casa Flamenca, strives every day to preserve the roots and soul of the art of Flamenco. Our first classes and our first concert rehearsals were held out of an 8 x 8′ foot space in a small adobe guest house, three dancers at a time, one instructor and free admission. Despite our lack of resources we had a vision: We wanted our Flamenco art to be personal, we wanted our art to reek of integrity, genius and creativity, we wanted our work to be amazing and amazing meant a lot of individual time and hard work. We wanted to share this passion, this gift and this beautiful art form with YOU. We had dreams of becoming world-class artists, sharing this work on stage, teaching our vision to others but first, we had to start, so in 2007 we started by addressing our own needs and supporting our own vision. We started at home. Three times a week, we converted one bedroom with wooden floors to a house of Flamenco, in Spanish Casa Flamenca, because dancing for us was like breathing, it mattered more for us to train than to sit and wait for a perfect space to open up. We worked for three hours a day or more after our regular classes and took notes, recorded ourselves and developed our training. It was exhausting and we had our struggles, but also many successes. Many of us have begun to reach our goals of performing and teaching around the world. The new Casa Flamenca, still a small home-based school in Albuquerque, NM, established itself as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in 2010 and has since produced original, world-class artists and concerts in Flamenco art. Casa Flamenca continues to develop students in a unique and personal way, staying true to the foundation of the organization, but we all recognize the sacrifice it takes and we always remember– that it all started at home first, in a Casa Flamenca.
We hope you take the time to hit the “donate” button at the top left corner of the screen. Casa Flamenca is dedicated to impacting the community around us. For as little as $60 your donation can pay for a full six week session to introduce a child to the art form of Flamenco. With a more substantial donation you can enrich the lives of over 2,000 men, women and children in the community around you. Your donation goes a long way to help us continue to move this humble vision forward as together we can share this gift of Flamenco art and education with our community, our children and you. I believe in the vision at Casa Flamenca and I hope you will too because it has enriched my life and I’ve seen one-by-one as it has enhanced the quality of life of the people around me.
Director at Casa Flamenca