Grand River Flamenco Fest

Grand River Flamenco Fest

A community arts festival based in the Waterloo Region, focusing on the artform of flamenco. Connecting flamenco fans, music and dance lovers, alike.

Flamfest 2024 Events

  • June 6th, 7pm; FREE Dance Injuries Prevention Workshop by SOS Physiotherapy
    • Neruda Arts, 8 Spring Street, St. Jacobs (entrance through the parking lot off of Albert Street West)
  • June 8th; FREE EVENTS
    • Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North Kitchener
    • 2pm Kids’ Storytime with Flamenco dancing
      • A children’s story, read by KPL staff, followed by a Flamenco dance demo by local Flamenco duo, CalúJules. In the Library Theatre foyer.
    • 3pm Flamenco Songs: Two Voices
      • A performance and talk about Flamenco singing – the styles, history, song genres, and their cultural context. In the Library Theatre.
  • July 21st,  2pm In Concert with Maria Serrano
    • A theatrical dance show with acclaimed Flamenco dancer, Maria Serrano, accompanied by cajón player and Flamenco singer, Yiyi, and Fest founders, “Calú & Jules”
    • Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener.
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  • August 10th,  2pm-9pm; FREE
    • Waterloo Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo
    • 2pm – 4pm Juneyt & Günhan in Concert
      • Live Nuevo Flamenco and Turkish tunes featuring local guitar sensation and electric violin
    • 4pm & 6pm FabCollab presents Flamenco at the Square
      • An open air show with a 4 member flamenco troupe

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FREE Dance Injuries Prevention Workshop by SOS Physiotherapy

  • Neruda Arts, 8 Spring Street, St. Jacobs (entrance through the parking lot off of Albert Street West, see map)

Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North Kitchener

Presented by Little KW Flamenco Fest

Doors: 7pm

Show: 8pm

$25 advance, $30 at the door

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Come join us for a night of unforgettable music and dance at The Jazz Room in KW, presented as part of the Little KW Flamenco Fest.

Direct from France, Qairo will be hitting the stage to bring you a truly innovative take on the flamenco music and dance forms. With four musicians, two stunning dancers, and a completely original repertoire inspired by the intensity of flamenco music and dance and the infectious melodies of Mediterranean diaspora, Qairo is not to be missed! Their last performance in KW sold out, so get your tickets early.

Get ready to dance, learn and savour with CalúJules! 💃

Join us on Wednesday, July 10, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave S. in Elmira, for an unforgettable flamenco workshop with the dynamic duo Claudia and Julian!

Meet Claudia & Julian
Learn about flamenco’s history, rhythms and cultural importance. Claudia will also share her journey into flamenco dance, influenced by her Latin American roots.
Interactive Lesson
Participate in a hands-on session where you’ll learn basic moves, including rhythms, clapping and dance steps.
Taste of Spain
Enjoy traditional Spanish food after the workshop, experiencing the full flavour of Spanish culture.

Register here: https://bit.ly/Flamfest24

Free entry and open to everyone!

Please register by July 1st

July 21st,  2pm In Concert with Maria Serrano

  • A theatrical dance show with acclaimed Flamenco dancer, Maria Serrano, accompanied by cajón player and Flamenco singer, Yiyi, flautist Gabriel Coral, and Fest founders, “Calú & Jules”
  • Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener.

Waterloo Square, 75 King Street South, Waterloo

  • 12:30pm – 2pm Juneyt & Günhan in Concert
    • Live Nuevo Flamenco and Turkish tunes featuring local guitar sensation and electric violin
  • 4pm & 6pm FabCollab presents Flamenco at the Square
    • An open air flamenco show by KW’s resident flamenco duo, CalúJules, with the team members and resident artists of FabCollab: singer-dancer, Tamar Ilana, and dancer, Lia Grainger. FabCollab is a Toronto-based arts and flamenco presenter spotlighting under-represented BIPOC women and gender-diverse artists.

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