In this class, experienced dancers will gain a more thorough understanding of flamenco dance technique by learning:
- More complex footwork (zapateo) to improve speed, agility, efficiency, and strength. The incorporation of select tap dance steps will expand students' vocabulary and ability to express sounds and rhythms.
- Larger variety of arm and hand work/port de bras (braceo)
- More intricate movement patterns that mark the beat (marcaje)
- Advanced turns (vueltas)
- Locomotor movements across the floor will combine skills of the upper and lower body.
- Longer combinations of movement allow dancers to expand their ability to memorize movement sequences and execute choreography.
Instructor Bio: A New Orleans native, Amy Schofield began dancing at the age of three. After graduating from high school as class valedictorian, and being named a semi-finalist for “Dance America Dancer of the Year”, Amy went on to study at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she began her flamenco education. During her years at UArts, Amy had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Kung-Yang Lin, Scott Jovovich, Anastasia Babayeva, Sara Procopio, and Helen Simoneau. She graduated with honors, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus in ballet performance. Since then, she has made annual trips to Spain to continue her flamenco studies in Sevilla, Madrid, and Jerez de la Frontera. Currently, Amy works as a teaching artist with both Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York City and Flamenco Del Encuentro in Philadelphia. Amy’s teaching credits include the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, community and private lessons throughout the Philadelphia area, and arts education residencies in public schools around New York City and North Carolina. In addition to teaching, Amy has had the honor of performing in such venues as the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has shared the stage with esteemed flamenco artists such as Antonio Hidalgo, Sonia Olla, Ismael Fernandez, Andres Heredia, and Pedro Sanz. Amy performs monthly tablao shows in Philadelphia with Flamenco Del Encuentro, and in NYC as a member of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II.
Monday, 24 April, 2017
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Cost:Drop-In: $18; Students/Dance Professionals: $13
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