Alegria Flamenco Malta is Malta’s only dance school that specialises in Flamenco Dance.
Teachers of Alegria have all lived and studied with great Flamenco Maestros in Jerez de la Frontera and Seville, Spain. Individual attention is given to each student.
Classes consist of Open Technique and Choreography classes covering a vast number of Palos (type of dance) with a thorough understanding of the cante (song) and compas (rhythm). Alegria also follows a syllabus system through Alianza Flamenco, giving beginners a solid foundation in all aspects of Flamenco, with an option to be assessed on an international level. Various levels are available for all classes. Dancers from Alegria Flamenco Malta may also benefit from Awards and Scholarships and may have the opportunity to join the Alegria Dance Company.
Classes are held on a weekly basis on Wednesdays at BS Buildings, Triq il-Mosta, Lija (next door to JYSK shop) and there is ample parking available. Specialised intensive 3 day courses in Bulerias de Jerez are held on a regular basis. These classes are accompanied by a guitarist.
The new Scholastic year for 2023 starts with the 1st Term from October 5th 2022. Classes from October till April 2023 will be in preparation for the Academy Performance in April 2023 (dates to be confirmed)
Alegria Dance Company will be performing in this year’s edition of Notte Bianca on October 1st at Auberge d’Aragon in Valletta. Performances will be held at 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
Alegria Dance Company will also be participating in the opera ‘Carmen’ being held on October 27th and 29th at the Teatru Astra in Gozo.
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Alegria Flamenco Malta is proud to present their Academy Performance entitled PROMESAS being held on Saturday November 23rd (8.00pm) and Sunday November 24th (7.30pm) 2019 at Salesian Theatre, Sliema and Saturday December 7th (8.00pm) 2019 at The Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Rabat, Gozo.
Promesas is a flamenco dance narration based on a short story novel written in 1932 by S.W.Agius. It tells the story of promises, love, disappointments and happiness and includes all members of the Academy and Alegria Flamenco Dance Company.
Alegria is happy to invite various guest artists including :
Sarah Spiteri on violin,
Alejandro de Chacon on the flamenco guitar, and
Flamenco singer Mara Delgado
On all nights of performances, there will be an exhibition and live painting by artist Josette Fenech
as well as sherry tasting ‘Tio Pepe’ kindly sponsored by Demajo Group.
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For the first time, Moveo and Alegria Dance Company, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, joined forces to fuse Flamenco and Contemporary Dance to narrate this doomed romance. What better way to portray the distinct characters of the fiery Carmen and the delicate nature of Micaela but through these two contrasting styles of dance?
Carmen was performed on the 3-4-5 February 2017 at Teatru Manoel at 8pm, all to live music and enjoyed 3 full houses.
A Flamenco Dance Performance with a slight difference ! A huge success in Malta and Gozo.
Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco and Alegria Dance Company presented it’s Academy Performance on November 26th at 8.00pm and 27th at 7.30pm at Salesian Theatre, Sliema, MALTA and December 10th at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria, GOZO !
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST – RENZO SPITERI on percussion !
GUEST APPEARANCE – JOE GRECH Maltese Folk Singer (Ghannej)
A contribution from each ticket sold was donated for Cancer Research through RIDT.
We wish to thank all our sponsors who believed in us and supported us !
Alegria Academia and Dance Company are keeping busy this summer with various charitable events and performances. Students at Alegria are given the opportunity to improve their performing skills on a continuous basis in line with it’s reputation to nurture and give as many chances and opportunities to the students to improve their dance techniques.
Events during Summer 2016
Ohloq Tbissima – Alegria Academia students
Connecting Through Cultures – Alegria Dance Company
Alegria Dance Company will be performing alongside 2 groups of guitarists and ‘ghannejja’ (traditional Maltese Folk music and song) in the 2015 edition of the Malta Mediterranean Folk Music Festival (popularly known as the Ghana Fest)
Alegria will be performing Flamenco dance to traditional Maltese music and song in an experimental work showing the amalgamation of both arts.
The Festival runs over 3 days from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June with guest artists from Africa, India and Sctoland. Alegria will be performing on Sunday 14th June 2015 at 7.55pm.
Going back to its roots, five members of Alegria Dance Company, with the support of Arts Council Malta have recently returned from a cultural tour to Guwahati, in the north-eastern state of Assam, India.
The company was invited to participate in an Arts and Cultural Festival called ‘Alcheringa ’15 – Magnum Opus’.
The Festival, organized entirely by the students of IIT (India Institute of Technology), was held between January 29th and February 1st and included a variety of artists, both local and international.
Alegria Dance Company presented ‘El Camino Flamenco’ showcasing a journey from India to Spain and how Flamenco is evolving in today’s world, fusing it with Maltese Folk Music.
The performance, held in the IIT Campus Theatre, was very well attended and appreciated by the enthusiastic audience, particularly when the Maltese dancers, to the surprise of those present, ended their number with a flamenco choreography to a popular Bollywood song, bringing the whole theatre to its feet in a spectacular jumping ovation.
Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco & Alegria Dance Company, Malta’s only dance school specialising in Flamenco dance, song and music will once again be putting up an evening of flamenco extravaganza entitled ‘Aire Flamenco’. Under the direction of Ingrid Sciberras, the performance will consist of Flamenco Dance by members of the Academy and Dance Company together with percussion by Jose Calderon from Seville, Spain and featuring Walter Vella on Saxaphone as a guest artist. The event will also include extracts from Bharat Natyam dance choreographed by Mavin Khoo for Alegria dancers.
The performance will also pay tribute to Sharon Sapienza and Paco de Lucia, who have both given their life to Flamenco and whose legend still lives. The event will also be making a contribution from its proceed towards cancer research at the University of Malta, through the Research Trust (RIDT).
Estelle Bonello Sant, Director of Choreography will be preparing most of the dances together with Ingrid Sciberras, Nicola Henson, Sara Bianchi, Ursula Farrugia, Ema Marie Attard and Claudia Karapanou. The evening promises to be passionate, emotional, vibrant and colourful.
‘Aire Flamenco’ will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 at Salesian Theatre, Don Bosco Street, Sliema. For information and sale of tickets contact Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email email@example.com