UNLEASH YOUR INNER FLAMENCA
Become the dancer you DREAM TO BE with the Online Flamenco Studio
Do you want to learn flamenco but don't know where to start?
Or you've taken flamenco for years, but still don't "get it"?
Then THIS is the place for you!
With the Online Flamenco Studio, you will dance with your entire MIND, BODY & SOUL, because we know that flamenco isn't just learning a bunch of steps!
Most dancers go to studios to learn flamenco and they learn a bunch of technique and choreographies. And that’s necessary just like learning to play an instrument, you need to be physically proficient. But it’s not the only thing!
If you don’t get the MIND, BODY & SOUL into it, you won’t be a self actualized dancer. One who dances with confidence-- that comes from true knowing and understanding of the dance form.
- The mind is learning the structure and language of flamenco.
- The body is the actual dancing technique.
- The soul is the personal expression.
But where do you start?
No matter if you're a new beginner or an advanced dancer, we start with the heartbeat of flamenco, the compás, the rhythm.
Then we move on to how do we want to FEEL while dancing, and that has to do with getting in touch with the aire or the attitude of the particular palo (rhythm) we're dancing.
And finally, and most importantly, we tap into our own personal courage so we can allow ourselves to STAND UP AND BE SEEN!
So, we start with those three elements AND we learn how to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE --- all inside the Online Flamenco Studio!
What's inside the Online Flamenco Studio?
30+ courses for new beginners through advanced levels
More classes always added!
This is the cornerstone of the Online Flamenco Studio. These courses provide a solid foundation in technique for all dance levels.
Clear explanations and drills for:
- Marking (marcaje)
- Turns (vueltas)
- Footwork (taconeo)
- Solea por Buleria, Alegrias, Tientos, Solea, Siguirilla
Learn complete choreographies to recorded music. Use them as-is or adapt them to use with live musicians.
- Beginner: Tangos, Sevillanas
- Intermediate: Guajiras with fan, Fandangos de Huelva
- Intermediate/Advanced: Solea por Bulerias, Farruca, Tientos
- Advanced: Alegrias, Solea
Learn the structure, components and compás (rhythm counts) of the various palos (rhythmical styles) and how to break down a dance number. Various lectures for:
The Elements of Flamenco, Tangos, Bulerias, Guajiras, Solea por Bulerias, Alegrias, Fandangos de Huelva, Farruca, Solea.
Extra workshops and lessons to enhance your flamenco skills:
- Upper Body Focus
- Bulerias Zone (techniques & how to improvise)
- How to Improve Letras Workshop
- Building "Aire" Workshop
- Jumpstart Your Practice in 10 Minutes a Day Workshop
- 21 Day Flamenco Meditation Practice
- 7 Day Flamenco Quick Start
- Beginning bata de cola
Stay motivated and accountable to make steady progress with the challenges. The challenges vary from working on a particular technique, learning a choreography and even creating your own work! The support from the group is AMAZING!
NEW BEGINNERS AREA
Learn flamenco from the absolute beginning with these three courses that introduce technique, rhythm, marking steps and footwork. Then we apply them to a simple choreography. Also get a strong overview of flamenco with the lectures.
- Intro to Flamenco- Tangos
- Intro to 12 Count- Solea por Bulerias
- Intro to Footwork
- Elements of Flamenco Lecture
Take a Tour Inside!
NO MORE BEING LOST IN CLASS
Learn at your own pace. Dance anywhere, anytime with 24/7 streaming of the pre recorded video lessons on mobile, tablet, computer and TV wherever you have internet access.
UNDERSTAND THE NUANCES OF FLAMENCO
Get the mysteries of flamenco clearly explained! You'll finally understand the structure, vocabulary and nuances of flamenco so that you can dance with confidence.
EASY TO FOLLOW LESSONS FOR YOUR LEVEL
Over 30 courses in technique, choreography and lectures for new beginners to advanced levels in various palos (rhythms.)
GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
The private Facebook group allows you to ask questions, get direct feedback, join dance challenges, & be a part of a growing vibrant community with Rina as your guide.
As an added BONUS
with your membership, you join a thriving community in our private Facebook group
BONUS #2 - WEEKLY FB LIVES
Weekly Facebook Lives with Rina to answer your questions and receive personal feedback to any videos you submit in the group.
BONUS #3 - CHALLENGES
Take part in the regular challenges to keep you focused, accountable and progressing steadily. Something for all levels!
Hola, I'm Rina Orellana!
Trained in Madrid and based in Los Angeles, California, I've been dancing flamenco for 25 years. I've also been training dancers for over 15 years- from new beginners through advanced, ready to dance in tablaos.
After all these years of teaching, I've really learned what budding and seasoned dancers struggle with. And I say NO more imitating a bunch of steps from a choreography with no knowledge of what you're actually dancing!
I believe that dancing flamenco is a personal journey and we all have something unique to offer. I am passionate about helping dancers unleash their inner flamenca by bravely stepping up to be seen.
My goal is clarify the secret language of the art form so that you can truly dance it with confidence and self expression.
¡Ole! Vámanos- let's do it.
And another BONUS!
When you join us, you can start your flamenco journey with as we go through the
7 DAY FLAMENCO QUICKSTART CHALLENGE starting on Monday, January 25.
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How does this work?
You sign up for a monthly or annual membership that renews automatically. Once you log in, you have complete access to over 30 courses, containing over 200 video lessons. There are follow along programs for new beginner, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to keep you on track and make steady progress. There are classes in various techniques and choreographies, as well as lectures that teach the structure of the various dances. There's also a private Facebook group so you can connect with the other members, share your practice plan, ask questions, get feedback and be with your tribe!
I'm not on Facebook, can I still join?
YES! All the video lessons are in the membership area of the website. The community and my weekly lives are on Facebook but you have access to all the videos on the site.
What equipment do I need?
You'll need a reliable internet connection for your computer, tablet, mobile or television. For dancing, you'll need a good pair of flamenco shoes and a dance floor. The dance floor can be something as simple as an inch think piece of plywood from the home improvement store covered with a coat of clear polyurethane.
What is the time commitment?
Of course, since these lessons are prerecorded and available online, you get to choose how much time you commit to learning. However, you get out of it as much as you put in.
You would benefit to log in at least once a week to take a class. You can expect to make steady progress if you logged in at least three times per week. In the end, it's a matter of priorities and what your goals are.
The lessons run 5-25 minutes long.
If you think of learning flamenco like learning a language or a musical instrument, that should put it into perspective and keep your expectations in check.
One thing to consider is what your ultimate goal with flamenco is. Do you want to perform? Then you'll need to take classes or use this site very, very regularly. Do you just want to get some exercise and feed your passion a little? Then logging in to take a class at least once a week would be fine.
Remember, though, that there is the private Facebook group that really supports the members through community, encouragement and accountability.
Can I *really* learn to dance flamenco online?
YES, YES and YES! I've taught HUNDREDS of dancers from all over the world. My specialty is focusing on teaching you HOW to learn flamenco. It's all about getting the compás (rhythm) in your muscle memory, taking one piece at a time, and truly understanding the structure of the dance. But more importantly, for you, the dancer, you must be consistent in your efforts to see any results. But that's ok because I've got your back!! PLUS you can get direct feedback from me. Just submit your video in the members only Facebook group and I will help you.
I'm a beginner, is this site for me?
Yes! There is a New Beginner Area with three separate courses that walk you through the very first fundamentals of flamenco. They cover flamenco rhythm, marking and footwork technique as well as learning two separate choreographies. Expect to take about 4 weeks (sometimes shorter, sometimes longer) for each course if you're logging in a few times per week.
I'm an advanced dancer, can I really learn anything new here?
There is material in the Online Flamenco Studio to challenge advanced dancers with choreography as well as building aire and truly understanding the nuances of the music in all aspects of technique. One of the most valuable lessons are the lectures where I completely break down the structure of different palos so that you can truly understand what you're dancing and why.
Can I download the videos?
The videos are available by streaming only. So you need an internet connection for your mobile, tablet, computer or television to access the Studio. Downloading the videos are not possible. You have complete access to all the videos as long as your subscription is current.
What if I don't understand something from the lessons or have other questions?
Easy! You can post your all your questions in the private Facebook group for the Online Flamenco Studio Community. Also, Rina hosts weekly live weekly Q&A's in the Facebook group as well as live feedback sessions. To get personal feedback, you must submit a video in the group.
Am I obligated with a contract? Are there refunds?
You may cancel your membership at anytime. There are no contract commitments. But be aware that you would have to wait until the next open enrollment period to join again.
You may receive a refund within 2 weeks of purchase. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join RISK-FREE! If you're not completely happy with the Online Flamenco Studio, you may cancel within 14 days of purchase and get a complete REFUND- no questions asked!