We’ve now added group guitar, technique, and singing classes!

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TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Private & semi-private lessonsPrivate & semi-private lessons11:00am – Noon
Practice Spanish w/ José
2nd Sunday of every month
Starting in November
To be confirmed
3 – 4 pm
Palmas club
Last Sunday of every month
Starting in November
5:30 – 6:30pm
Flamenco singing (cante) class
6:30 – 7:30pm
Beginner Zoom group dance class
40mins + video recap
6 – 7pm
Karma Fridays
Open dance practices
Pay what you can
7:00 – 8:00pm
Evening technique
8 – 9pm
Group guitar class

Full calendar under construction.

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Online group dance classes for October 2020.

Description

  • 5-week course – $65
  • Dates: Thursdays October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, and 29th.
  • Location/medium: Zoom (link to be shared upon registration).
  • Time: 6:30-7:10pm (40-minute session), supplemented with a recap video sent out after each live session.
  • Content and level: flamenco fundamentals, NEW repertoire!

For a video example made for our current student body, click here

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

Dates and times

  • Wednesdays October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

    • 7 – 8pm
  • Location/medium: Zoom (link to be shared upon registration).

    • 4 classes: $52
    • Drop-in: $18 (1 class)

Beginner-friendly. Each class starts with a warm-up and basic vocal technique, then we look at the melody in a select flamenco form (palo). Content will be cumulative, focusing on different content every month. In September we will work on Tangos salidas. In October we will work on a Sevillanas melody.

  • Dates: Wednesdays October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
  • Location/medium: Zoom (link to be shared upon registration).
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • $52
  • 1 hr

The monthly pass includes all three classes above.

Take all group dance, dance technique, and singing classes at a discount!

  • Group dance class
  • Flamenco singing class
  • Both technique classes
  • $135

For the month of September, we will discuss the fundamentals of flamenco guitar technique and elements of flamenco sound. More specifically the focus will be on the right hand: pulgar (thumb) and the beginnings of arpeggio. Some experience playing guitar is needed (strumming and playing a few chords), but prior experience with flamenco guitar not necessary.

  • Thursdays, September 10th, 17th, 24th, and October 1st.
  • 7:45 – 8:45pm
  • Guitar with nylon strings (like a classical or flamenco guitar) required.
  • $52

Lessons are currently held online (via Zoom). Please email us for availability and/or details!

  • 1 hour – $50
  • Half-Hour – $30
  • 1 hour, student/senior discount – $40

Semi-private lessons (two people per class) are not compatible with the discount.

If you are interested in a recurring time-slot (such as weekly lessons), please shoot us an email!

If you are interested in learning more than one discipline during a single class, (e.g. a 1/2 hour vocal + a 1/2 hour dance) this is possible.

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 scheduled for the month of October.
  • 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.