Cante+Baile Class

Center for Flamenco Arts, 4 W 43rd Street, 8th Floor., New York, NY 10036

In this fun and interactive class co-taught by singer Alfonso Cid and dancer Xianix Barrera you will learn the letras (lyrics) of traditional cante (flamenco song) for various palos (styles) while also learning how to do palmas, the rhythmic hand-clapping in flamenco.

No singing experience is necessary. You will learn about flamenco scales, terminology and how to properly accompany the cante, dance and toque (guitar playing) with your palmas.

Hand outs will be distributed in each class with the lyrics in Spanish and their English translation. Students are advised to bring a recording device to record the material given by the teacher.

Classes will be given in English.

Flamenco Singing Class with Alfonso Cid

John Jay College, 899 10th Avenue. Room 325., New York, NY 10019

In his classes, Alfonso Cid, a professional flamenco singer, performer and teacher, will introduce students to cante flamenco (flamenco song), the passionate art form born in Andalusia from the crossbreeding of many cultures present in Spain all through out history.

Students will learn about the history of flamenco and its development. They will be able to distinguish the differences among the styles in this genre and will learn how to communicate with musicians using the traditional flamenco lingo. We will analyze and pull apart various traditional flamenco styles or palos.

We will also learn proper vocals technique, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostación", so we can achieve an authentic flamenco sound.

No previous flamenco experience is needed, nor any knowledge of the Spanish language, although it is helpful.

Hand outs will be distributed in each class with the lyrics in Spanish and their English translation. Students are advised to bring a recording device to record the material given by the teacher.

Classes will be given in English.

Cante+Baile Class

Center for Flamenco Arts, 4 W 43rd Street, 8th Floor., New York, NY 10036

In this fun and interactive class co-taught by singer Alfonso Cid and dancer Xianix Barrera you will learn the letras (lyrics) of traditional cante (flamenco song) for various palos (styles) while also learning how to do palmas, the rhythmic hand-clapping in flamenco.

No singing experience is necessary. You will learn about flamenco scales, terminology and how to properly accompany the cante, dance and toque (guitar playing) with your palmas.

Hand outs will be distributed in each class with the lyrics in Spanish and their English translation. Students are advised to bring a recording device to record the material given by the teacher.

Classes will be given in English.

Flamenco Singing Class with Alfonso Cid

John Jay College, 899 10th Avenue. Room 325., New York, NY 10019

In his classes, Alfonso Cid, a professional flamenco singer, performer and teacher, will introduce students to cante flamenco (flamenco song), the passionate art form born in Andalusia from the crossbreeding of many cultures present in Spain all through out history.

Students will learn about the history of flamenco and its development. They will be able to distinguish the differences among the styles in this genre and will learn how to communicate with musicians using the traditional flamenco lingo. We will analyze and pull apart various traditional flamenco styles or palos.

We will also learn proper vocals technique, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostación", so we can achieve an authentic flamenco sound.

No previous flamenco experience is needed, nor any knowledge of the Spanish language, although it is helpful.

Hand outs will be distributed in each class with the lyrics in Spanish and their English translation. Students are advised to bring a recording device to record the material given by the teacher.

Classes will be given in English.

Cante+Baile Class

Center for Flamenco Arts, 4 W 43rd Street, 8th Floor., New York, NY 10036

In this fun and interactive class co-taught by singer Alfonso Cid and dancer Xianix Barrera you will learn the letras (lyrics) of traditional cante (flamenco song) for various palos (styles) while also learning how to do palmas, the rhythmic hand-clapping in flamenco.

No singing experience is necessary. You will learn about flamenco scales, terminology and how to properly accompany the cante, dance and toque (guitar playing) with your palmas.

Hand outs will be distributed in each class with the lyrics in Spanish and their English translation. Students are advised to bring a recording device to record the material given by the teacher.

Classes will be given in English.