Flamenco workshop: Bastón

  • Saturdays
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Starting: Sep 25th
  • Length: 1 day
  • Price: 40 GBP inc VAT and all materials
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Flamenco workshop: Bastón

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Course Description

These monthly Special Flamenco workshops are taught from our studios in Battersea by experts in specific flamenco skills. They are designed for dancers of all levels, as an opportunity to expand their knowledge of different elements that are fundamental to enrich the flamenco learning journey.

In these 2-hour workshops, you will learn technique and choreography. They are designed for learners who are new to these skills or have experience and want to continue to build on it.

We highly recommend that you book a seat as soon as you can in order to avoid disappointment, as our courses fill up very fast!

This workshop is inspired by the famous Habanera song from Bizet’s CARMEN. Its elegant and hypnotic rhythm and melody will be the basis over which we practice the basics of posture, footwork and flamenco bastón. The initial exercises will develop into a Tangos flamencos choreography. The session also looks at themes of power and sensuality and how this dynamic from the opera is often expressed by flamenco characters. No previous experience with bastón is needed. We will provide bastones, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have one. Men and women welcome!

If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don’t forget to apply your member discount when booking.

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Juan Carlos Otero

I graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing painting, conceptual video, sound and performance. I continued developing conceptual work in design, and worked extensively in education but my main artistic output for the past two decades has been as a flamenco dancer and choreographer. Since 2013 I have also been devising multi disciplined experimental theatre. My practice has evolved around the dichotomies of my dual nationality/ cultural identity and the split between my background in traditional culture and my education in contemporary art. For years now I have been trying to create projects that unify my various creative strands. FLAMENCO LIFE DRAWING with BATTERSEA SPANISH is the latest venture, fusing my two main areas of expertise, Fine Art and Flamenco.


  • 263-265 Battersea Park Road
  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • 02 030 957 382

About Battersea Spanish School

Battersea Spanish is a Spanish language school and Spanish & Latin Cultural Centre in Southwest London where Londoners can learn the language and immerse themselves in the culture of Spain and Latin America. We offer Spanish Classes for Beginners and all other levels, Dance Classes, including Salsa, Flamenco and other Latin rhythms, as well as lessons for kids of all ages.We also provide tailored private Spanish lessons and Spanish courses for intermediate and more advanced speakers.  We were voted Best Spanish School in the UK by Latin UK Awards.

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