FLAMENCO is one of t­he most characteristi­c elements of Spanish­ culture, it’s a Spanish art form, also flamenco is a World Heritage.
Flamenco is a very emotional style of dance. We try to express ­our deepest emotions ­by using body movemen­ts and facial express­ions. As we perform, we may also clap our hands or express with our feet, also we use small percussion handheld instruments called “castanets.”,  Spanish Fan language and technique and also we express the movement with a shawl.   
Enjoy the Spanish flamenco experience in Leeds!!!! OLÉ
Flamenco Beginners (5:45pm – 6:45pm)
You will learn the basic flamenco steps, technique, understand the fundamentals of Flamenco, correct position, coordination of hands, arms and feet, workfoot, rhythms and body control, body expression and clapping. Suitable for all, whether you have danced before or are a complete novice.
Flamenco Advanced (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
You will learn different types of pieces within flamenco “Tanguillos”, “Fandangos”, “Alegrias”, “Bulerias”, “Soleá”…  Its timings, movements and expression of the whole body, turns and rhythms, we will work together in a choreography, lose inhibitions and gain confidence. We will work on performance and technicality, foot work, we will enjoy together introducing you to the world of flamenco.

A Sevillanas class with Barbara also takes place at 6.45-7.30pm. Please follow the link for further details.

Additional Info Dates: Thursday Age Group: Adults (No age limit) Level: Beginners 5:45-6:45pm & Advanced 7:30-8:30pm What to bring: Comfortable and loose clothing, wide skirt if possible for ladies. Recommended wear hard-soled shoes. Do I need to book? Contact Barbara to book
Tutor Bio Barbara Thornes originating from Madrid, Spain. She started dancing Flamenco and Ballet at an early age (5 years old) with her colleague Hollywood actress and Oscar winner Penelope Cruz. Barbara holds a University Degree in Spanish Dance and Classical Ballet from the Real University College of Mariemma in Madrid, she achieved out outstanding exam results, also she has  a Business Administration University Degree and BBA Bachelor in Business Administration from Wolverhampton university.  Barbara is a highly qualified and experienced dance teacher & chorographer. Barbara also masters the art  of castanets, Spanish fan technique and flamenco shawl movements to compliment the flamenco and techniques.

Barbara studied with the outstanding and most popular Spanish masters of Ballet and FlamencoMr. Antonio Salas, Aurora Pons, Marta de la Vega and Mariemma.

Barbara followed by a perfection of the technique and style at the renowned schools of Mariemma, Marta de la Vega, masters classes at the School of “Maria Rosa” and school of  “Amor de dios”, marters classes with the great flamenco dancer Antonio Canales.

Barbara is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. Dedicated to students of all ages, she is characterized by elegance and neatness in execution, and the use of elements like the castanets, the shawl, fan. Her teaching style that is technical and specific, she strives to give every student the best personal educational experience possible “Your success is my dream”. 

Barbara is a master of Flamenco and she brings to Leeds, directly from Spain, with sole and spirit the passion and elegance of this fine art.