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  • Mondays, to
    06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
$15 per class
Maria Otero

This beginner flamenco (community run) class will focus on engaging in the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of the dance.

Students will be introduced to the foundations of flamenco through fun games such as Flamenco palmas - where the aim of the game is to distinguish the different flamenco beats using feet and arms.

Different flamenco styles will also be explored in each class, and will also incorporate accessories such as the fan, shawl, and castanets.

To enrol, please contact +64 22 3852345 for registration. 

Teaching artist

Maria Otero

Maria Otero

Teaching Artist

Maria is  a professional dancer and a teacher of Spanish dance and flamenco dance, graduating from the professional dance conservatory of Córdoba, Spain and has recently relocated to New Zealand. 

.Maria has had the opportunity to learn from the greatest in the world of flamenco such as Olga Pericet, Eva Yerbabuena, Amador Rojas, Rubén Molina, Miguel Ángel Berna and many more. Her first steps in flamenco were lead by the dancer Yolanda Osuna (a professional dancer from Cordoba)

Maria aims to introduce flamenco to Aotearoa in a dynamic and beginner friendly way, so that all feel welcome and confident to delve into the wonderful world of flamenco.

Her teaching style focuses on the energy and emotional connection to flamenco - to encourage students to feel the passion of flamenco.  Her choreography of different flamenco styles, allows students to discover that each style feels something different.