Special Flamenco workshops- Bastón

Price range 25.00 - 40.00

Special Flamenco workshops- 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.

  • Level 1 & 2 (beginners and improvers) workshops have a duration of 1 hour.
    This hour-long workshop employs the palo of Siguiriya to learn its rhythm as well as basic bastón techniques. Although the focus is mainly on technique for using bastón, students will also learn particular rhythm patterns that are common in a Seguiriya and practice the resulting sequence.
  • Level 3, 4 and 5 (intermediate to advanced) workshops have a duration of 1.5 hours, and are comprised of technique and choreography.
    This 1.5hr workshop will include some basic technique exercises for both sitting and standing positions. We will practice a number of compás exercises in the rhythm of Jaleos and weave them into a short choreography representing the typical sections of most Flamenco dances (entrada, llamada, marcaje & escobilla).

You can choose to book one of the upcoming workshops per level, or both dates. They are independent, meaning you can book only one of them, but of course being able to book both will allow you to get a deeper understanding of the special skill taught.

Please note that you must bring your own bastón to these workshops. You can find a variety in this link if you need to purchase 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!

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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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