Upcoming and past events for CaluJules.

Dear flamenco friends,

As many of you know, we’ve organized a small community flamenco festival in the Waterloo region for the past few years. In our first post-pandemic fest back, we’re lucky enough to be able to invite special guests, Julian’s former instructors, Irene Alvarez & Alexander Gavilan, and Alfonso Cid.

We’re taking some of the fest to Toronto, with performances at the Toronto Tablao (Aug 6th, matinee), Cueva (Aug 7th), and workshops (Aug 7th) with Irene at Esmeralda Enrique Academy of Spanish Dance.

Workshop details and sign-up

Please stay tuned for details and the other event pages!

We’ve got quite a busy month of June!

Please contact the organisers directly if you require more details.

Below are the addresses of the venues and the contact info of the organisers.

  • Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
    • Guelph Museums Tent, Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich St., Guelph ON
    • https://gdmf.ca/

Hope to see you there!

Hello CalúJulers!

We hope you’re all keeping well and staying safe during this third wave. We’d like to help you all pass the time and beat the boredom with some fun flamenco activities, so we are hosting some online events over the next couple of weeks.

Register for the events below.

Event 1:  Pandemic Palmas for Idle Hands

Join our palmas club! No previous experience necessary. Family members and housemates are welcome to attend with you, even if they aren’t already into flamenco. Learning to clap “and beats” is good for anyone’s musicianship.

In this 3-part series, the goal will be to work towards improving off-beat clapping skills. We’re also hoping that by sessions 2 and 3, attendees feel comfortable enough to “take the mic” (so to speak) and give contra clapping a try on their own, either with a metronome or with their buddy. Rest assured, we’ll be cheering you on and giving you pointers.

Dates, time, cost:
April 27, May 2, and May 4. All 3 sessions will run from 8-8:45pm. FREE!

Event 2: Braceo with Angela Deiseach

As part of our Karma Fridays series, we have invited flamenco dancer, Angela Deiseach, to lead an arm-work class. Angela’s arm-work is distinctly beautiful, with well-defined lines that create a quintessential flamenco “look.” As an instructor, Angela has an astute way of breaking down placement of the arms. In this class, Angela will break down flamenco hand and arm movements to help develop fluid movement. It will be suitable for all levels and abilities. Have a towel or TheraBand available to use for specific exercises. Attendees are welcome to adapt the arm exercises to being seated, if they so choose.

In keeping with the Karma Fridays ethos, this event will be pay-what-you-can. If you’re not able to join classes regularly, please take the opportunity to attend this exclusive event. If you’re in a position where you can enjoy at-home classes, paid live steam concerts, and the like, please know that payments will go to our gracious guest instructor.

Pay-what-you-can here.

Date, time, cost: April 30th, 7:30-8:30pm, pay-what-you-can

Signup forms

Pandemic Palmas

    Braceo with Angela Deiseach

      We’ve decided to offer a virtual taste of the fest in order to adhere to physical distancing measures, and keep the art of flamenco alive in our community while staying safe!

      Please check out the flamenco fest page for more information.

      Where: Star Performance Academy 455 Dutton Drive, Waterloo
      When: Sunday, 30 June 2019 from 16:00-18:00

      The 2nd Annual Little KW Flamenco Fest is fast approaching and we’re doing a CalúJules student showcase to raise funds, with special performances by Claudia & Julian, Kristin Werner, and our friend Juneyt!

      • Performances by flamencos aged 6-56!
      • Sport your best Spanish-themed outfit (You can still attend without one!)
      • Light refreshments c/o ‘Farida la Formidable’

      Suggested minimum fee: $15, or festival donation in the form of generous merchandise and raffle tickets purchases, or ‘Amigo-level’ sponsorship sign-up.

      See more on Facebook.

      For those not on Facebook, Updates from the Facebook event below:

      Check out our latest updates. We’ll now have a Mini Flamenco Market where you can purchase Flamenco skirts by Rita Benz, shawls, bracelets, and water-colour prints; and a special performance by Miss Kristin M Werner from Star Performance Academy!

      Please note that we welcome you to sport your best Flamenco-ey outfit, if you so desire, but it is certainly not a requirement. In fact, you’ll be able to shop for Flamenco accessories and skirts while you’re there! Also, we will be asking you to remove your street-shoes in the mud-room before entering the studio (so be sure to Dr. Scholl’s those tootsies! ☺️)

      The Danceshoppe – The Pointe Shoe Specialists sells all sorts of specialty dance-wear, including Flamenco hair accessories, shawls, and castanets. Come on out to the Little KW Flamenco Fest fundraiser & student show and enter the raffle for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for their shoppe!

      Light refreshments, raffle prizes, and lots of fun to be had!

      December 29th, at 3pm.

      The Guanaquita restaurant,
      273 King St W
      (2nd floor)

      Come and enjoy an afternoon of bossa nova, Latin jazz, flamenco, and more!
      A family-friendly, pay-what-you-can event, Claudia will be singing some bossa novas, and traditional Latin songs. We have invited flamenco guitarist Bahram Aghakhan and flamenco dancer Angela Deiseach to jam with us!
      Come on out, bring your kids, enjoy a live performance, and the great food at The Guanaquita Restaurant!
      See this event on Facebook.

      Registration for group dance classes in Waterloo for the winter term is open!

      Flexible partial term option now available!

      Adults classes: Tuesdays, Jan 8 – March 19th. No class on March 12th. Click here for more information & registration.
      Want to register your child or teen? Follow this link to sign-up via Star Performance Academy.

      Join us on June 10th for the monthly Toronto tablao! We’ll have a blast!

      Sunday, June 10th
      Doors open at 3:00pm, Show starts at 3:30pm
      At Supermarket / 268 Augusta Ave.
      Tickets – https://tablaoflamencotorontojune2018.eventbrite.ca
      $18 (adults) $10 (< 14 yrs old) in advance
      $23 (adults) $15 (< 14 yrs old) at door
      General Admission