Fall classes update

  • Online group classes starting Oct 6th, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm. TBC
    • Signup will be available tonight.
  • Outdoor rhythm and arm-work workshops: Oct 2nd and 9th, 11am – 12:30pm at 404 Wing Club.
    • Signup will be available tonight.
  • Please stand by for information on in-person classes as we work on securing a space.

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In August we are offering In Person as well as Zoom classes!

Wednesday, August 4th & 11th:

  • Technique and bulerias, mult-level class
  • Zoom
  • $13/hr
  • 7-8pm

Learning remates, llamadas (percussive bits), and marcajes (marking steps) por bulerias.

Saturday, August 7th & 14th:

  • Bulerias 101
  • Rhythm and clapping for bulerias with basic steps, in street shoes
  • $20/90 mins
  • 11am-12:30pm
  • In Person!
    • Messiah Lutheran Church parking lot lawn
    • 700 Glen Forrest Blvd, Waterloo, ON N2L 4K6

Learning how to clap bulerias, where to accent, and how to do a basic movement combination to live music.

See group classes above for the month of August.

Beginner posture, arms & hands (braceo and floreo):

The fundamentals of correct alignment, armwork in the flamenco aesthetic and the how-to’s of flamenco hands

Beginner footwork technique & drills:

Review of the strokes of the feet, exercises of beginners and repetition basic drills with emphasis on fundamental technique and rhythm

This class is for students with previous flamenco experience.

  • Intermediate
    • Minimum 1 year of experience.
  • every other Friday

Please email us to inquire about this class.

Lessons are currently held online (via Zoom), and for the summer, at agreed-upon outdoor locations, i.e., in a private or rent-able yard or patio. Please email us for availability and/or details. Please note, outdoor lessons require some degree of flexibility for re-scheduling, due to changing weather conditions.

  • 1 hour – $50
  • Half-Hour – $30
  • The above pricing assumes that the student comes to us, to one of our locations in KW or Scarborough. For outbound classes, e.g., at a studio or student’s home, gas and commute time will be added to the above base rate (with the commute time at the same rate as that above). If you would like classes to be held at another studio location, the studio rental fee will also be added. Please note, for outbound private lessons, the overall set-up of the space (i.e., the suitability of the flooring, spacing, acoustics, etc.) must be approved in advance by CaluJules.
  • In an effort to try and make the arts accessible, CaluJules offers private lessons at $40/hour (or potentially at a price-to-income model) to students who could not afford classes otherwise, i.e., college/university students who no longer live at home and are paying their own way through school, parents on a modest income trying to provide their children with enriching extra-curricular art classes, fellow low-income arts workers who make their living off of the arts, persons on disability or seniors with a low and fixed income. If you think you meet this criteria, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Join Claudia for her personal weekly practice. This is a not a class, but rather an open practice wherein Claudia will explain what exercises she’ll be doing and what goals she’s trying to meet. This is modelled after Yoga studios that offer “Karma Fridays,” meaning that attendance is drop-in, without a fixed fee, but are donations are accepted.

  • Not currently scheduled. Please check again in the new year.
  • Time: 6-6:45pm
  • Pay what you can! You can e-transfer to billing@calujules.com or use a credit card.
  • Location/medium: Zoom (link to be shared upon registration).

Sign up using this form.

Please make sure you sign up one hour before at the latest, so we have time to send you the Zoom link. No need to sign up again for consequent sessions once you have the Zoom info.

    Claudia is a great teacher who is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She is patient with beginners and guides you through each step. The Buleria 101 ( for Fin De Fiesta) online classes are a must do for novice flamenco dancers. After each class I received audio/video and pdf support material. The goal of this class is to get you dancing at flamenco parties. I am not as intimated by this palo since starting the class.Thanks, Claudia. Ole

    If you’re looking for a real flamenco experience, you don’t have to go any further than Claudia and Julian. Their studio is intimate and Claudia and Julian are very warm and inviting. The lessons are fun and invigorating while you learn the flamenco way. Julian’s incredible guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment and Claudia’s knowledge of flamenco is authentic and she will be your biggest cheerleader.
    I am so blessed to be able to continue my flamenco journey with the help of this wonderful couple and I’m certain you will too.
    OLÉ

    Julian is patience personified. My spirited 6 year old daughter is just starting and he caters his lessons to her attention span and interests, without losing sight of the goal, namely getting her interested in learning to play guitar. Introducing the rudiments of technique is complemented quickly with some sing-a-long melodies; which 6 year old wouldn’t find delight in her strumming cords and singing “What shall we do with the drunken sailor?” Julian’s combination of melodies with technique is testament to knowing his student’s development stage. Highly recommended.

    A maestro of the flamenco music, Julian has refined the techniques of my 10 year old daughter, who already had 4 years of classical guitar lessons. As she put it: “I learned more in a few lessons, than I had learned before.”
    While introducing flamenco techniques, he has allowed my daughter to contribute songs of her interest, which makes for great student-master relationship.

    A new challenge for me at 66 years old is to learn to play the guitar. In a few short months Julian has taught me theory, form and technique, to the point where I’m now ready to begin learning my first full piece. All this with on-line lessons. Julian is patient and encouraging. He adjusts his lessons exactly to my abilities and then gently pushes me to stretch those abilities. If you want to learn to play classical, flamenco or jazz guitar, you won’t find a better teacher than Julian.

    Class locations:

    We teach group flamenco dance classes at these locations:

    • Online (via Skype / Zoom).
    • Star Performance Academy, 455 Dutton Dr, Waterloo, ON N2L 4C7
    • Bayview School of Ballet, 148 Willowdale Ave, North York, ON M2N 4Y4

    In addition to group classes, we teach private and semi-private classes at the following locations, scheduled by appointment:

    • Online (via Skype / Zoom).
    • Waterloo, Ontario, near Weber St. North and Albert St.: Sundays-Thursdays.
    • Scarborough, Ontario, near Warden Ave. & the 401: Fridays-Sunday mornings.

    In-person lessons are available at both locations. Online (Skype/Zoom) lessons are available from our Waterloo location only.

    Policies

    Payments must be made in advance, either by Interac E-Transfer or credit card.

    For private and semi-private lessons, your class time will be confirmed when we have received your payment.

    Be sure to include the order number.

    Group classes and passes are not refundable.

    If you cannot make it to a private lesson, you must notify us at least 36 hours in advance, or you forfeit the cost of the class. A rescheduled private lesson must fall within a two week period of the original class time.

    Semi-private scheduling policy: If you would like to take classes with a friend, both parties must agree to the same dates and times. Rescheduling is possible with the above policies applied. If one person decides not to attend class, they forfeit the class.

    Class Decorum

    Please refrain from taking audio and video recordings or photos during class without checking with the instructor and fellow participants. Recordings taken during class and on class premises are for the purpose of the student’s personal study and are not to be shared unless approved by CaluJules.