Broadening Cultural experiences through Flamenco
The increasing desire of schools to broaden pupils cultural experiences with workshops
which combine the arts, an understanding of other cultures and a form of exercise has made
Spanish days very popular.
I have taught in many schools and colleges and am a very experienced Flamenco, Spanish Classical
and Regional Dance teacher, dancer and lecturer and teach at locations throughout the South.
I can supply excellent references from Schools, Education Authorities, the BBC and Sadlers Wells
and have £10 million Public Liability Insurance via my Equity membership. I also have full CRB/DBS certificate and
hold Accredited Teacher status with the Council for Dance Education and Training.
I have spent many years learning and perfecting my art in the major Flamenco schools in Madrid,
Sevilla and other cities in Spain and in the UK. Among others, I have studied with such Flamenco luminaries as
Rocio Molina, Farruquito, La Tati, La Truco, Immaculada Ortega, Rafeala Carrasco, Hiniesta Cortes, Marco
Flores and Juan Polvillo.
I teach regularly in towns throughout Southern England and organise Flamenco workshop holidays
in Spain. I was formerly resident Flamenco teacher at Sadlers Wells during the prestigious London Flamenco
Festival, the UK’s major Flamenco event.
I have performed on stages all around the UK and Europe with my touring company, Cancion Gitana,
which has scored notable successes at major arts festivals such as Brighton and Edinburgh. I have performed and
taught many times on TV and radio, most recently on a BBC TV programme exploring the spirituality of
Flamenco. A huge diversity of previous Flamenco appearances have included quiz shows and children’s programmes
and I have taught the rudiments of Flamenco to a number of well known personalities for TV and films.
I often teach workshops at schools and colleges and have taught groups of all ages, abilities
and disabilities. These can take several forms but the most popular is a series of classes for the pupils followed
by a brief lecture and a brief performance of 20 minutes or so for the whole school.
I frequently lecture on Flamenco and its origins in Gypsy culture, via India and North Africa,
to various groups and own one of the largest collections of Flamenco resources in the UK comprising books, videos,
rare recordings and period costumes.
If I can help, please call me, Helena,
on mobile 07963 959262
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com