In-person classes are back!

  • Thursday nights at Emmanuel United Church, in Uptown Waterloo; Saturday days at KW Musical Productions
  • There are still a few more classes left this term. If you are interested in classes, you are welcome to drop-in for the rest of the term, or come to our sampler-workshop during the Fest.
  • The next term for group classes will start in September. Private and semi-private lessons will continue throughout the summer.

Covid protocol: For our regular indoor group classes, we, Claudia & Julian, are still wearing masks, and ask participants if they could do the same, as we have high-risk contacts in our network.

Click any class below for more information.

Note: price of each package will be reduced after the first week for late sign-ups.

Beginners: Sign up for full term before May 7th and get one class for free!

  • Drop-in class: $22.50
    • Drop-in rate for all group classes.
    • Please let us know if you intend to drop in, in case the class is full. You may let us know on the day of the class.
  • 4-week bundle: $74
    • Try any one class for 4 consecutive weeks, no strings attached.
      Upgrade to the full term afterwards if you wish, by paying the difference.
      Please reach out if you plan on taking an online class and need the Zoom info.

Wednesdays online classes, 6:45-8:00pm:

This online class is ideal for the flamenco dancer who already has some experience and wants to pick up more material for bulerias. We will be learning short combinations to assorted letras and estribillos,  then working on how we might mix and match steps and make different choreographic and improvisational choices along the way. A good class for anyone wanting to prepare for fin de fiesta opportunities and juergas.

  • Wednesdays, May 4th – July 13th.
  • No class Jun 30th
  • $185
  • Emmanuel United Church in Uptown Waterloo.
    • Thursdays, May 5th – July 21st.
      • Intermediates: 7:15pm
      • Beginners: 8:15pm.
    • $222

Intermediate dance: Bulerias

  • 7:15pm – 8:15pm

This class is ideal for the flamenco dancer who already has some experience and wants to pick up more material for bulerias. We will be learning short combinations to assorted letras and estribillos,  then working on how we might mix and match steps and make different choreographic and improvisational choices along the way. A good class for anyone wanting to prepare for fin de fiesta opportunities and juergas.

Beginner dance

  • 8:15pm – 9:15pm

In this class we will review the fundamentals of flamenco: the footwork strokes: golpe, planta, tacón; the basic arm and hand movements of the arms (braceo) and hands (floreo): fuera and dentro; body alignment, and basic rhythmic patterns. Movements will be put together in simple 4/4 or 6/8 time signatures, with singing accompaniment by Claudia and guitar by Julian. This class is ideal for someone starting flamenco, and for those who have taken beginner flamenco in the past and are just getting back in to it.

Minimum 3 registrants needed to run the class

  • Saturdays, May 7th – 21st; June 4th & 25th; July 2nd & 16th.
    • No classes May 28th, June 11th, 18th & July 9th Come to our free workshops/demos on those days instead!
  • At KW Musical Productions ,14 Shaftsbury Dr, Kitchener.
    • You may still drop-in to the remaining classes. Paying for each class individually.
    • $148 beginner for the dates above.
    • $87.50 for palmas circle for the dates above.
    • $129.50 for Castanets and Sevillanas for the dates above.

Beginner dance

  • 11:00am – noon

In this class we will review the fundamentals of flamenco: the footwork strokes: golpe, planta, tacón; the basic arm and hand movements of the arms (braceo) and hands (floreo): fuera and dentro; body alignment, and basic rhythmic patterns. Movements will be put together in simple 4/4 or 6/8 time signatures, with singing accompaniment by Claudia and guitar by Julian. This class is ideal for someone starting flamenco, and for those who have taken beginner flamenco in the past and are just getting back in to it.

Minimum 3 registrants needed to run the class

Palmas Circle

  • 12:15-12:45pm

In this mixed level class, students of various levels will come together to work on the rhythm and clapping skills. The content will vary. Some sessions will focus on how to accompany dance, singing, or guitar; others will revolve on a particular rhythm or style; and during some sessions, participants will practice their tiempo (on the beat) and contra (off the beat) skills.

Minimum 3 registrants needed to run the class

Castanets and Sevillanas

  • 1pm – 2pm

Intermediate. First part of the class will be dedicated to castanet practice: dexterity, refining sound, and rhythmic patterns. Afterwards, we will work on Sevillanas choreography. This class is well-suited to those who have studied Sevillanas in the past and need a thorough review. Intermediate dancers can attempt to include the castanets in the Sevillanas. Those newer to castanets or Sevillanas choreography can focus on one or the other.

Minimum 3 registrants needed to run the class

Lessons are currently held in KW and Scarborough, as well as over Zoom. Please email us for availability and/or details.

  • 1 hour – $55
  • Half-Hour – $30

For when classes are in-person:

  • Studio rental fees and travel expenses may be added. For outbound private lessons, the overall set-up of the space (flooring, spacing, acoustics, etc.) must be approved in advance by CalúJules.
  • To try and make the arts accessible, we offer modified rates to those who could not afford classes otherwise, i.e., self-funded and independent post-secondary students; families with a modest income; fellow full-time arts workers; persons on disability or seniors with a low, fixed income. If you think you meet these criteria, feel free to reach out!

On a tight budget? We know what it’s like! Hence, we aim to make the arts accessible. If the prices in our shop are not accessible to you, please feel free to ask, via email, about modified rates.

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).
  • KW Musical Productions, 14 Shaftsbury Dr, Kitchener
  • Emmanuel United Church, 22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo

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.