Fall classes update

  • Update on in-person classes: We have secured a space for in-studio classes!
    • November – December: Thursdays, at KW Musical Productions ( see below). Stay tuned for more days and locations in January!
      • Covid precausions: Classes require proof of vaccination, mask use, and screening. We will be ventilating the space, sanitizing high-touch areas, and capping class sizes to maintain physical distancing.

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.

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New addition by popular demand: Castanets and Sevillanas review.

  • Online group classes  Wednesdays from 6:45-8:00pm. Nov 3rd – Dec 22nd.
  • In-person classes at KW musical productions, 14 Shaftsbury Dr, Kitchener:
    • Thursdays Nov 4th – Dec 23rd.
      • Castanets and Sevillanas review: 7-7:30pm
        • This is a new class format, so for now we aren’t charging, but feel free to send us a tip! Any feedback you may have on the class is greatly appreciated.
      • Intermediates: 7:30 – 8:30pm
    • If you know you can’t make it to a class, you can come to an online class as a makeup (just give us a heads up).
  • All 8 weeks: $148 ($18.50/ class)
    • If you can’t make it to the first class, you will be able to sign up for the same package deal ($18.50/class) the following week.
    • Drop-in class: $22.50
    • Click the button above for full price breakdown.

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 – Will increase to $55 on January 1st.
  • 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, we aim to offer lessons at a modified rate to people who could not afford classes otherwise, i.e., post-secondary students living alone and 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 the arts, persons on disability or seniors with a low, fixed income. If you think you meet this criteria, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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.

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

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.
  • Scarborough, Ontario, near Warden Ave. & the 401

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.