Flamenco Dance Classes – New Term starting 2nd October 2017

Dear All

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Summer and you all got the rest you deserve. It was lovely to have remained in touch with some of you during the Summer, especially those who braved the heatwave and participated in Cikka and Andrej’s course, the Gozitans who performed in Riflessi Sajfien and Alegria Dance Company who performed at University and for a Wine Tasting event. Thank you for your support and dedication – it gives me so much pride not to hear one single grumble ! I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our scholarship and award winners Elena Marie Grixti, Lucienne Camilleri, Marelaine Mercieca, Louisa Dalli and Jes Sciberras.

The new term at Alegria will be starting from Monday 2nd October 2017. For all those who would like to start Flamenco Dance or know of anyone who is interested in starting Flamenco dance classes, there will be various FREE TRIAL CLASSES on Monday 25th September as follows: Trial Class for kids at 5.30pm, Trial Class for Estilizada dance at 6.30pm and Trial Class for Flamenco Adults at 7.30pm. Kindly pass on this information to whoever you think might want to attend and urge them to send me an email to register their place.

At the end of this letter is a timetable which may be subject to change for the new Scholastic Year of 2018.  REGISTRATION for the new term is now open – kindly send an email so that bank details and other relevant information may be provided. Registration must be sent by email stating which classes you will be doing or would like to do. When effecting the bank transfer, kindly write your name in the details. Alternatively you may come in person to register on Monday 25th September between 4.00pm and 9.00pm. It is really appreciated and highly recommended that you register and confirm your class, settle fees and possibly come up with any queries prior to the beginning of the term. This will avoid delays in classes once the term starts. Once the term will start not many changes can be done. Fees are to be settled at your earliest convenience.

The term in Gozo will be starting from Saturday 30th September 2017.  A FREE TRIAL CLASS for kids and adults will be held on Wednesday 27th September from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

We are aiming for another very exciting Scholastic year and we are starting with a 3 day workshop with MARIA DEL MAR MORENO. This workshop is being held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2017.  Email jerezpuromalta@gmail.com for more information.

XVIV Flamenco Festival de Jerez

The Festival next year will be held between 23rd February and 10th March 2018. Applications will be accepted as from 5th September 2017. I urge all those intending to go to let me know as soon as possible so that I can guide you with booking of courses, flights and accommodation. Information on courses available are out and should you wish to receive them please let me know.

Alegria is proud to be Malta’s only dance school specialising in Flamenco Dance.   Throught the hard work shown by students and company members, this genre has increased its popularity in Malta and Gozo. The director, Ingrid Sciberras, prides herself to making sure that all beginners get a sound foundation to flamenco and that all Alegria students are given an insight to the way of life, traditions and culture of Andalucia – the hub of Flamenco dance. The director as well as choreographer of the school and company, Estelle Bonello Sant have trained for a number of years in Spain working with top Maestros. The Teachers at the Academy have all been intesively trained in Spain and have a vast experience in the dance and history of Flamenco. Apart from Flamenco Technique and Choreography, the Academy also follows Alianza Flamenca Syllabus to give its beginner student a sound foundation of the rhythm, mood and technique of the dance, with an option to sit for assessments at the end of the scholastic year. It offers personal and individual attention and works with all members on stage presence in preparation for its Academy Performances. Alegria regularly attends the Festival de Jerez, Spain and the Bienal de Sevilla and prepares students to attend courses for these 2 events. The school offers a number of scholarships, two of which are courses in Spain with an aim to give as many opportunities as possible to further improve standards. The Academy also invites various Artists to give workshops in Malta. Realising your passion is what Alegria Academia sets out to do. Our intention is to inspire, educate, prepare and shape dancers of all ages, all physiques and abilities, and to add joy to our members through dance.

Alegria is not only an Academy but also has a group of dancers who form part of   Alegria Dance Company. All senior students who show dedication, loyalty and the willingness for intense training may be given the opportunity to form part of this group. The Company are frequently asked to dance for private functions, corporate events, weddings, launches and festivals, theatre, Gala performances, Television and Film. Most members of the Company have also been invited to dance abroad, amongst which Spain, India, South Africa, Italy and France.

Alegria Academia and Alegria Dance Company share the vision of how dance can make a difference… For more information on enrollment for regular classes and flamenco performances for private functions please email alegriamalta@gmail.com   (www.alegriamalta.com) (facebook : Alegria Flamenco Malta)

Much Love

Ingrid Sciberras

Director

ALEGRIA ACADEMIA & DANCE COMPANY

Term 1 2018
Duende Studio (larger studio)
4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm
Monday Intermediate/ Advanced Choreography (Estelle) Advanced Choreography (Estelle) Alianza Tres     (Estelle)
Tuesday Alianza   Prelim junior (7/9yrs) Alianza Cinco Open Alianza Intermedio Tres Alianza Curso Uno
Wednesday COMPANY COMPANY Alianza Curso Cuatro or Curso Ocho
Thursday Alianza Curso de Niños beginners 5/7 yrs) Alianza Curso Prelim Beginners (8/13 yrs) Alianza Curso Uno Alianza Preliminario – Adult Beginners Alianza Curso Dos
Friday Rehearsal Time

 

Maya Studio (smaller studio)
4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm
Monday Alianza Preliminario – Adult Beginner Alianza Curso Seis Estilizada Choreography (Sara)
Tuesday Intermediate/Advanced Choreography (Ema) Beginner/Intermediate Choreography (Ema)
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

 

Alegria Gozo (Central Academy Rabat)
11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm
Saturday Alianza Preliminario Beginners Alianza Dos Open Alianza Adult beginners Intermediate Open Flamenco Intermediate/Advanced

 

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Free Flamenco Dance Trial Class

                        

                           

ATTENTION ALL FLAMENCO LOVERS 

Monday 25th September – 7.30pm

A Free trial class in Flamenco dance is being held for all those who have wanted to try it out and curious to know more. All participants will be given a feel of flamenco dance and an opportunity to experience a dance class.

All participants are to wear something comfortable and to bring some love and passion !

The new term will commence from Monday 2nd October. Registration for classes may be done from now or after the Trial Class on the 25th September.  Should you wish to register for the term from now, kindly send an email to alegriamalta@gmail.com for details.

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco is Malta’s only dance school that specialises in Flamenco Dance. It gives it’s students a sound foundation to Flamenco dance and follows a syllabus (Alianza Flamenca) that concentrates on every technical aspect of Flamenco dance. Yearly assessments are held at the end of each scholastic year (without obligation). Classes are offered in Alianza syllabus for absolute beginners, technique and choreography for various levels and Estilizada (stylised flamenco). Students are also trained in stage presence and prepared for bi annual academy performances and charity events. Students are also prepared to be able to participate in workshops in Flamenco Festivals in Jerez de la Frontera and Seville, Spain. The school is proud to give as many opportunities and awards to its students for their hard work.

For more details and for registration to the Free Trial class, kindly email alegriamalta@gmail.com

Free Estilizada Trial Class

                       

ATTENTION ALL CLASSICALLY TRAINED DANCERS or SPANISH DANCE STUDENTS

Monday 25th September – 6.30pm

A Free trial class in Estilizada is being held for classically trained dancers or Spanish Dance students. All participants will be given an insight to this modern interpretation and an opportunity to discover a classical feel with a difference. Participants must have done at least 1 year of flamenco dance.

All participants are to wear comfortable clothing or flamenco wear together with their flamenco shoes and are to bring small fans and castanets if you have them.

The new term will start from Monday 2nd October. Registration for classes may be done from now or after the Trial Class on the 25th September.

Estilizada is Stylised Flamenco. It consists of composed steps and choreographies based on the movement of classical Spanish dance. Danza estilizada is highly theatrical and artistic in interpretation, and utilizes the music of many of Spain’s great composers of the 18th & 19th centuries. Danza estilizada builds upon knowledge of classical dance (ballet), escuela bolero, flamenco, Spanish folk dance, and castanets. Training in castanets is vital for the dancer of this genre. Students are given a solid technique in the use of castanets and fans and are prepared for stage performances for charity events and our bi-annual academy performance.

For more details and for registration to the Free Trial Class, kindly email alegriamalta@gmail.com

Free Flamenco for Kids Trial Class

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ATTENTION ALL PARENTS – Monday 25th September 2017 – 5.30pm

A Free trial class in Flamenco Dance is being held for kids (Boys and Girls) from the ages of 4 years. All kids will be given an insight to flamenco dance and an opportunity to experience a dance class.

All kids are to wear something comfortable and to bring their enthusiasm and imagination!

The new term will commence from Monday 2nd October. Registration for classes may be done from now or after the Trial Class on the 25th September.

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco is Malta’s only dance school that specialises in Flamenco Dance. It gives it’s students a sound foundation to Flamenco dance and follows a syllabus (Alianza Flamenca) that concentrates on every technical aspect of Flamenco dance. Yearly assessments are held at the end of each scholastic year (without obligation). Students are also trained in stage presence and prepared for bi annual academy performances. The school is proud to give as many opportunities and awards to its students for their hard work.

For more details and for registration to the Free Trial class, kindly email alegriamalta@gmail.com

Flamenco Dance Master Class with Luis de Utrera

MASTER FLAMENCO CLASS WITH  LUIS DE UTRERA

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AT ALEGRIA ACADEMIA (90 Triq il-Wied ta’ L-Imsida, Valley, B’Kara)

SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY 2017

Alegria Academia has the pleasure to welcome a great flamenco artist Luis de Utrera, to give a master class to all Flamenco dancers and teachers.  

Luis de Utrera, (Luis Casado Rodriguez) was born in Seville in 1985 and started his dancing career at the Dancing Academy of Matilde Coral. He furthered his career by attending classes with great Flamenco maestros amongst which Antonio Canales, El Pipa, Manuel Betanzos, Manuela Rios, Andrés Peña, Juana Amaya.

He joined various dance companies as guest artists including “Albero” (2008), “Flamenka Nueva” (2008) in Paris and London, Compañia Manuel Betanzos (2009) in Japan, Feria Mundial del Flamenco with Rocio Coral, Compañia de Javier Marin, “A Dos” with Isabel Bayón and Angel Atienza amongst many more.

Luis has also performed in various tablaos and penas in Seville and has won various Flamenco competitions throughout Andalucia.

COURSE INFORMATION

DATE: Sunday 8th January 2017

VENUE: ALEGRIA ACADEMIA, No.90 Triq il-Wied ta’ L-Imsida,Birkirkara

LEVEL AND PRICE:

High Beginners – 10.30am – till 12.00pm – 30 euros

Intermediate/Advanced – 12.00pm till 1.30pm – 30 euros

It is advisable to book early as studio space will be limited. Attached please find an application form which would need to be filled up and sent to ALEGRIA with the payment. Please note that no places can be reserved without the application form and payment.

 

CANCELLATION

Once a booking for the course is made, no refunds will be given if the place is cancelled for any reasons other than illness. In the case of illness 25 % of the fee will be refunded upon production of a doctor’s certificate no later than 1 week after the course. No refund is available if anyone falls ill or is injured during the course.

 

For any further details or queries, please call Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email alegriamalta@gmail.com

 

Website: www.alegriamalta.com

 

We hope that you will take this opportunity to make the most of this chance to work with this flamenco artist.

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