Thursdays, Oct 6th to Dec 22nd

At Neruda Arts Centre, St. Jacobs (15 min drive from downtown Kitchener). Access from Albert St: See map.

Latecomers: price of full-term will be reduced after the first class.

  • Flamenco Kids – 5pm – 5:45pm (45 min)
    • Postponed due to lack of registration. We will make another attempt come January. Please let us know if you are interested in putting your child in this class.
  • Flamenco dance level 1 – 6pm – 7:15pm (1hr, 15 min)
  • Flamenco dance level 2 – 7:30pm – 8:45pm (1hr, 15 min)

In-person classes are accompanied by live music.

Mondays, Nov 7th to Dec 19th

  • Online technique, with short combos
    • Over Zoom, 7:30-8:30pm.

We are a micro business and rent studio space by the hour. Unfortunately this means we cannot offer free trial lessons. However, if you try a class and then decide to purchase a class package, the drop-in fee for your first class can be put towards that package.

Covid protocol: Neruda does not mandate masking, but we, Claudia & Julian, will still wear masks. We will also bring air filters to run during classes this fall/winter.

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).
  • Neruda Arts Centre, 8 Spring St, St. Jacobs, ON.

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
  • Scarborough, Ontario

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.