Being a Flamenco Student in Spain

Flamenco Tour Poster Barcelona & Jerez 2015 pic

Get a sneak peek of what it’s like to study flamenco in Spain with A Day in the Life of a Flamenco Student in Spain. Whether you’re interested in going to Spain with me, with someone else, or by yourself, this series will give you an idea of what to expect once you get there.

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I’d gone to Spain to study several times. On my own. With family. With friends. At festivals. Each had its benefits, but none really fulfilled my flamenco learning desires.  It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I realized what I truly wanted from my flamenco study trips. It was the spring of 2011, and I was studying in Jerez. I was exposed to a lot of flamenco. I took many classes.  Perhaps too many. I saw shows. I learned. I was with a friend most of the time. I met new friends. And I had a good time indeed. I loved being in a place where relaxation was built into the day. I loved the sunshine. I loved meeting new people. I loved walking down the street and hearing flamenco. And I especially loved my classes with Mercedes. But it was also very hard.

So I found myself thinking a lot about how I might do things differently

Almost daily I wished to be taking a workshop rather than struggling through the established classes that had been going on all year. I wished to be with others like me who were only there temporarily. But not in the HUGE classes offered during the festivals. I wanted to be in a small group, with people who could relate to my experiences. Then I realized that if I wanted this, others must too.

It was time to organize a trip, my ideal flamenco trip

That trip, the first FlamencoTour, happened in the fall of 2012 when I took a group of students to Jerez for two weeks. I’ve since hosted a total of six trips to Jerez, and after spending time in Barcelona with David Romero I realized it was time to expand to other cities. So this fall I’m offering two Flamenco Tours, one to Jerez and one to Barcelona.

I invite you to join me in Spain,

To dance, to do palmas, to hear flamenco all around you, to learn from some of the best, to experience flamenco in Spain, in its birthplace. To do it with me, someone who’s been there before, who speaks the language, and who believes in having a great time. ¡Hay que pasarlo bien! 

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