Go Spanish at Sonata! Choose your workshop!

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  • Sep 15, 2019
Spanish Season of Dance

Enjoy a range of dance workshops for kids, adults and dance lovers! Go Spanish at Sonata, with Spanish Dance Singapore this Oct – Dec, at the new Sonata Community Studio at Funan Mall. Discover the vibrant dances of Spain – from classical Spanish dance to flamenco. Learn to use the Spanish fan, work on a Nutcracker choreography, or join our Masterclass appreciation on the styles of ballet & Classical Spanish.

A programme of the Spanish Season of Dance 2019

Organised by: Spanish Dance Singapore / Director: Tania Goh

In collaboration with Sonata Community Studio

 


Flamenco Kids Class Singapore

Flamenco Kids Play!

Sat 26 Oct: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (1h)

Sun 17 Nov: 11.00am – 12.00pm (1h)

Click here to buy ticket ($20)

Kids, it’s time for play!   Tap on your creativity, imagine your movements and express your story! Learn rhythms and claps, let out your energy and join fellow dance mates having fun!

Notes

  • Suitable for pure beginner kids between 7 – 12 years old.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for movement. 
  • Spanish dress for kids – if you would like to purchase a Spanish dress  ($50) for this session, head to Sonata Dancewear Funan, before the workshop starts.

 

Spanish Dance Flamenco Singapore

Flamenco Exploration (Adults)

Sat 26 Oct: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (1.5h)

Sun 17 Nov: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (1.5h)

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Join this workshop for an introduction to flamenco. Here, you’ll have fun exploring basic rhythms with claps, feet. You’ll also work on the posture and strength in body, arms movements. Have a feel of the Spanish style and express yourself, while embarking on simple dance extracts. Above all, be uplifted by some spontaneous alegria (joie de vivre) on this day!

Notes

  • Suitable for adult pure beginners.
  • Please come in comfortable wear and round-toe sturdy shoes. Ladies can wear a flare skirt. 
  • Flamenco is a popular Spanish dance style, a UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Its distinctive features include the captivating rhythms of footwork and handclaps, body carriage and arms. The dance is “earthly”, highly expressive and drawn from the individual’s response to flamenco song and music, as well as from one’s life experiences. It is no wonder that flamenco has such a diverse range of styles to channel the intensity of human emotions, be it joy, anger, sadness and solitude, sensuality and love. 

Spanish Dance class - Fan

Spanish Fan Workshop

Sun 27 Oct & Sun 1 Dec

 2.00pm – 3.30pm (1.5h)

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Learn how to dance with the Spanish fan! The fan, or abanico as we call it in Spanish, is one typical accessory we use in Spanish Dance. Feel it as an extension of your arm, embellish your dance movements with it. How to give life to your fan and make it dance. Elegant, flirty, coquettish, feminine or grand – explore your range of expression and the subtle nuances these have on your movement.

Suitable for:

  • Ballet dancers who would like to learn the techniques of using the Spanish fan.
  • Dance lovers – youths & adults –  who have basic experience of any dance or movement form, with body-arm coordination.

Want a Spanish Fan?

  • You can bring your own fans. These can be simple souvenir fans you see around Singapore.
  • However, if you would like to buy a Spanish fan ($25), head to Sonata Dancewear studio at Funan Mall to purchase one.

Spanish Dance Singapore Nutcracker

Spanish Dance for Nutcracker 

Sun 27 Oct & Sun 1 Dec

4.00pm – 5.30pm (1.5h)

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Learn a delightful choreography which you can dance for the Spanish dance section of the well-known ballet Nutcracker. Heroine Clara journeys to the Land of Sweets and is serenaded by ‘Chocolate’ (Spanish Dance) amongst other sweets! Dancers will learn this in the Classical Spanish Dance style (not balletic style) and learn to work it visually with the abanico (Spanish Fan). Please wear character shoes or comfortable equivalent, and bring a fan.

Newly choreographed in 2019 by Paloma Gómez, former Principal Dancer of Spain’s Ballet Nacional de España, this dance will be taught by répétiteur, Tania Goh, Director of Spanish Dance Singapore.

Suitable for:

  • Ballet dancers who would like to learn this Nutcracker choreography in the style of Classical Spanish Dance.
  • Dance lovers – youths & adults –  who have basic experience of any dance or movement form, with body-arm coordination.

Recommended session:

Spanish Fan for Dance (Sun 27 Dec or Sun 1 Dec: 2.00 – 3.30pm), to acquire the basic techniques of using the fan. This will then enable you to focus on the choreography of the Nutcracker Spanish Dance. 

Want a Spanish Fan?

  • You can bring your own fans. These can be simple souvenir fans you see around Singapore.
  • However, if you would like to buy a Spanish fan ($25), head to Sonata Dancewear studio at Funan Mall to purchase one.

 


Spanish Dance Masterclass Paloma Gomez

Spanish Dance –  Style & Technique for Dancers

Masterclass by Paloma Gómez (Spain) 

Sat 2 Nov: 12.00 – 1.30pm (1.5h)

Click here to buy ticket ($50)

A masterclass to appreciate the finer points of similarities and differences between the balletic and Classical Spanish dance styles. Conducted by maestra Paloma Gómez (Spain), former dancer of Spain’s Ballet Nacional, where dancers train to be all-rounded in ballet, Classical Spanish Dance, flamenco and folk.

Click here for a video recorded when we were in Madrid this September, Paloma gave a sneak preview about the use of the arms, the posture, and position of the head for that added Spanish look!

Level

  • Suitable for ballet dancers wanting to know the Spanish dance style and technique, the posture, use of the arms and head. Paloma will explain with references to ballet and Classical Spanish.
  • Suitable for all dancers with basic experience of any dance form
  • Come in comfortable dance attire, comfortable shoes, ballet or character shoes.

SPANISH DANCE – OPEN STUDIO SHOWCASE! 

Sun 3 Nov, 4pm – 5pm (Free!)

A glimpse of our recent showcase on Sun 3 Nov 2019. A celebration and culmination of learning by participants of our annual master workshops by guest artist, Paloma Gómez (Spain).

A cosy open studio setting where the audience enjoyed extracts of what we have worked on. These included extracts of two choreographies set to Spanish classical music by great composers: the Goyescas (by Granados) and Córdoba (by Albeñiz). With Paloma’s interactive talk, audiences can gain an insight into the range of Spanish dance genres too.

 


More Spanish Dance Events

Spanish Dance Master Workshops by Paloma Gomez (Spain): 30 Oct – 3 Nov 2019

 

More videos:

Flamenco classes by Tania

 

‘A Little Bit of Difference makes THE Difference’. Paloma talks about the balletic & Classical Spanish styles

 

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