January 20, 2018

History and Objectives

HISTORY

Casa Flamenca founded in 2010 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Casa Flamenca, strives every day
to preserve the roots and soul of the art of Flamenco.

Casa Flamenca, still a small home-based Center for Flamenco
Art in Albuquerque, NM, established itself as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in 2010 and has since produced
original, world-class artists in Flamenco art.

Casa Flamenca.  The mural is painted by New Mexican muralist Jake Fragua.

OBJECTIVES

Class information and location for Casa Flamenca are listed in the tabs above and are on-going
weekly. Workshops and private lessons are offered throughout the year. During the weekdays, the
program includes classes for the absolute beginner all the way through professional development. There is
a child-specific class on Saturday which trains children in the fundamentals of Flamenco rhythm, palmas
(hand-percussion) and dance techniques.

Staying true to Flamenco’s foundation as a solo art form, each individual at Casa Flamenca is trained
independently so no two dancers look exactly alike. Smaller class sizes at Casa Flamenca help the
instructor tend to the needs of each student. Often, classes will have a range of levels from beginning to intermediate students through concert professionals. The professional students in class give beginning
students an audio visual reference of where discipline and hard work can take them as a future Flamenco
artist.

Casa Flamenca focuses on preserving Flamenco as a language. It is important to be able to understand the
heritage and oral traditions of Flamenco as a cultural art. Using a structured method and codified
terminology it becomes easier for the student to master the language of dynamic calls and signals which aid in the creation of both Flamenco choreography and original music. Passing on this language of Flamenco, we help educate a community that can later educate others.