Dear Rina, I want to thank you very much for all the information that you send me about the flamenco world. I dance with the same teacher since 10 years now but I don't learning easily, I’m not a natural dancer. But I work very hard and practice a lot a lot at home. Last summer I went to Séville and had a class with Felipe Mato in taller flamenco school. I realize a dream. Very difficult, but so beneficial for me! We learned a buleria and much more about this world! Your studio online is so perfect for me because I need to practice much more then once a week. I love to dance and to learn, so your videos are just perfect. I also love your attitude and personality! Always nice 😉 My children laugh at me with my new imaginary friend RINA 🙂 I’m doing a lot of other sports, but flamenco is a passion. I’m 51 and I choose to spend the next decade to leave my dream (as much as possible! because I need to work and I have 3 children and a husband !!!) Well, thank you for giving me this opportunity 🙂 Claire xx
I am enjoying the online classes and your wonderful detailed descriptions of the nuance of the various palos. It is making me reflect a lot more on my approach to dance. Thank you very much.
Wow, Rina that was a great 1st lesson (New Beginners Module I). Very well done, excellent & clear explanations, and great camera angles so you could really see the movements.
Subscribing to your online studio has already helped me improve on my positions, hands and footwork. I enjoy your easy style and clear explanations. So glad I decided to do this.
I've danced on and off for years, but until now no-one has ever thoroughly broken down the structure of a choreography and explained it to me in English, and my Spanish was never advanced enough to understand the teachers when I studied in Spain.
Rina's web site is comprehensive and impressive. From exploring the different palos, to choosing the right shoes, to learning how to dance with confidence, you will find what you are looking for here. Rina's teaching is warm, encouraging and thorough, and you really feel that you are in a live class as you dance with her.
As a business person, I have found her to be an absolute professional, and so I wish her very well in this venture. For all of us who live in a "flamenco desert" this is a fantastic resource to find.
I am enjoying studying flamenco with your online studio very much. Everything is very helpful, technique, warm up, all the choreographers are amazing. The lectures are great. It is exactly what I was looking for. You teach all the lessons very clearly and I have learned so much from you already. I look forward to all the new videos. Gracias Rina! You are an amazing teacher!
Dear Rina, Thank you for the opportunity to share a valuable part of my life with you and other flamenco enthusiasts. Living in Taos, NM where generations of my family has lived for several centuries, has instilled great love & pride in me for my familia and the people in our community. My parents sacrificed to pay for my first dance classes at a local ballet studio when I was in 3rd grade. My teacher was an incredible elegant woman/dancer named Bette Winslow. I learned so much about "different music & how good it felt to move to the rhythm of incredible music." Due to the cost of dance classes, I was only able to attend till 5th grade. I returned in high school when I could pay (part time job) along with my moms support. The past 7 years I have found flamenco classes primarily out of town (i.e. driving 1.5 hours to Santa Fe) to take flamenco classes. I am a school social worker at a local high school & co-teach at a local ballet/flamenco studio. The main teacher asked me to take over the class while she is on maternity leave.
Rina, I am so grateful for "your on-line studio." I am referring to the Warm-up & the Tango (beginner choreography) to teach the 11 little girls who are such a delight in my life. The main teacher Cassandra started this class 2 yrs ago. Many of the children are from local Hispanic families who appreciate the gift of their cultural past. I am beyond words in expressing how your support is making this class an enriching experience for all the children involved....even for "the wild child in me who loves to dance!" I am especially grateful for sharing such a beautiful art form with the children. It is truly an honor. I purchased "Rosa Maria by Camaron de la Isla to accompany our learning Tangos. The generosity of sharing the music is "like gold" for me. I would love to meet you someday to thank you in person:) Until that day...my sincerest blessings of all that is good & kind is also sent to you.
I really love your teaching, because you don't just teach technique,and choreography, but you also show attitude and the true spirit of Flamenco in your dancing. This is so important and quite rare and very inspiring for your students. I am 87 years old and a caregiver to my ninety years old, sick husband so I don't get out much, so your online class is a lifesaver for me. Thank you so much, Rina
I am so grateful for the Online Flamenco Studio! Not only is it informational (On-line lectures regarding specific palos-with video), but I can refer to it for technique practice. My goal is to learn an entire choreography this year! Thanks Rina!
I cannot tell you how impressed and grateful I am for your online studio. It is so easy to navigate and has such a wide variety and I am soooo happy that we practice to compas! I especially enjoy your passionate singing of the steps and accents.
I was also really excited about your bulerias lecture... I have been watching videos, trying to pick out certain sections as I learn them.. It is so satisfying to be able to put it together and see where the desplante fits in to the whole picture in these lectures.
Great practice for improving and coordinating strong footwork and fluid arms. I so appreciate your instructional videos and your uplifting energy.
You don't know how happy I am to have found a site a site so easy to learn from for this rogue Andalusian in the Americas! Thank you so much for the beautiful work that you do and how incredibly well you explain it and express everything.
Thank you so much for offering this opportunity for Flamenco classes online. Your classes are informative, and the lessons are so clear. I took lessons many years ago, so I have started with your beginner program. I am enjoying the program very much, and it is so appreciated for those of us who live in areas where Flamenco dance lessons are not locally available.
It is wonderful also to see the new videos that you are adding, and to see this Online Studio grow with new students joining
the journey. Your blog with informative articles, as well as the support your provide us for questions and input is very appreciated.
I enjoyed learning and dancing the Alegrias choreography. Not to mention, the soft vs. strong marking step choreography! I loved that lesson. Thank you for providing excellent instructional videos and keep up the good work!
I love all of the footwork exercises! I am starting out slowly and adding a bit more each time in terms of arms and speed. It is encouraging to feel like I am making some progress.
I love the Online Flamenco Classes!! Clear, concise instruction for all levels, a virtual community and an oasis for Flamencos. ¡ÓLE!