Strictly Flamenco!

Workshops for children in schools

Bored with ballet and tap? Want to learn something new and exciting to impress your friends and family? Or do you want an opportunity to wear that lovely frilly Spanish dress you got on holiday?

 

Flamenco dance will keep you fit and healthy, improve your posture and give you self-confidence. And it is FUN!

Debbie has taught many flamenco workshops in schools, at all levels, primary, secondary and 6th form. Debbie teaches workshops in schools, as part of a Spanish project, European week, or to complement language learning. Debbie has also presented workshops in schools for children with special needs.

Debbie's school workshops are fun, exciting and entertaining as well as educational. They are designed to give children an authentic flavour of Flamenco, the music, the rhythm and the dance. Accompanied by her flamenco guitarist, Stuart Reynolds, she begins the workshops by teaching "palmas", i.e. clapping various flamenco rhythms, from simple 4-beat tangos to the more complicated 12-beat rhythm, and the syncopated contra palmas. Then she teaches basics of flamenco dance techniques, including wrist and arm movements, and simple footwork. Finally she combines these elements with simple steps to form a complete short choreography that the children can perform in front of their peers.

 

The Plays by Lorca, "Yerma" and "Blood Wedding", are often on the GCE/GCSE curriculum. If schools are planning to study or perform these plays, Debbie can teach suitable flamenco choreography. She has taught choreography to drama and English students at Gt.Yarmouth College and Wymondham College, and she has also choreographed dances for a play set in 1935 Spain.

 

Contact Debbie for prices and availability.

Calling all schools!

Debbie also teaches workshops for Brownies, Guides, Cubscouts etc. Contact Debbie for prices.

Brownies, Guides, Cubscouts...

We are based in Norwich, Norfolk and are happy to travel anywhere within Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. There may be a travel charge for further distances. If you are based further afield and are interested please contact us in case we can accommodate you. If not, we may be able to recommend someone closer to you.  

Private classes are available for individual children or very small groups.

Please contact Debbie for details

"It's been a great pleasure to have you and your guitarist in our school. The children loved your workshops and by Friday were able to perform a small dance in front of some parents. It was an unforgetable week!"

                            Watton Junior School

"We would like to say a big thank you to you and Stuart. The Spanish co-ordinator was very impressed with your workshop and we will definitely be seeing you again next year for our Spanish week. Again thankyou for a splendid day."

St.Nicholas School, Letchworth

Some of the schools where Debbie has taught:

 

Bignold Primary School, Norwich

Aylsham High School

Eaton Junior School, Norwich

Wymondham College

Gt.Yarmouth College

St.Nicholas School, Letchworth

St.Mary's School, Dereham

Cringleford First School

Duke of Bedford Primary School, Thorney

Pulham CE Primary School, Pulham Market

Toftwood Junior School, Dereham

Watton Junior School, Norfolk

Harford Manor Special School, Norwich

Parkside Special School, Norwich

Avenues First School, Norwich

Firside Junior School, Norwich

Kinsale Middle School, Norwich

Kensworth Lower School, Dunstable

Denver Primary School, Norfolk

Meridian Junior School, Comberton

Blofield Junior School