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



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)


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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