For the safety and consideration of all students, Flamenco Vivo is now offering all educations programs online.
Since 1983, Flamenco Vivo has provided life-changing educational experiences to students of all ages & abilities, forging hands-on relationships with Hispanic culture, unlocking creativity, and inspiring diverse populations.
Our programs have been widely recognized by arts education leaders, including the Center for Arts Education, Arts for All Abilities Consortium, and the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable.
NEW YORK: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is a New York City Department of Education approved vendor. We are listed under our Legal Name: Spanish Dance Arts Company, Inc.
NORTH CAROLINA: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (Carlota Santana Spanish Dance) is funded in part by grants from the North Carolina Arts Council for work in NC schools and communities.
Born from marginalized people, flamenco’s history explores themes of immigrant life, oppression, pride, and injustice.
The art form comprises music, dance, and song – presenting multiple entry points for young learners – while offering opportunities to improve literacy and communication, deepen cultural awareness, and give students a voice (and the confidence) to articulate a full range of emotions.
“I see such a different side of them… you really see certain kids just surprise you. They’re just so totally focused…. It’s just another world.”
This is a great time to inject excitement, movement, and new experiences into your online classroom. Our teaching artists are trained in helping deliver both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded) learning opportunities and specialize in working in collaboration with classroom teachers to design a program that fits your needs (and can adapt to your school’s preferred online platform).
These residencies pair our teaching artists with a group of students over an extended period, beginning with a performance by the Flamenco Vivo company for the entire school to enjoy and followed by a series of in-depth classes that culminate with a student performance!
Students are immersed in the rich history and culture of this Hispanic art form, and learn the skills and technique of flamenco dance and music to develop their poise, social skills, and perseverance.
This program aligns with BluePrint and Common Core Standards in Dance, ELA, Literacy, History, and Social Science.
Lecture Demonstrations are a wonderful blend of entertainment and education, exploring the art of flamenco and its rich cultural history. Students will learn about the varied instruments involved in the art form: castañuelas (castanets), guitarra (guitar), cante (song), and zapateado (footwork), while enjoying an expressive and interactive performance.
Four artists: two dancers, a singer, and a guitarist present this program in colorful, traditional costumes. Intro to Flamenco classes can be added to all performances and lecture demonstrations.
Flamenco’s multicultural influences and rich history provide various entry points for learners and infinite possibilities for inter-curricular connections. Our Master Teaching Artists support educators in exploring the arts as a powerful tool to engage students, while helping them understand abstract concepts as well as concrete subjects. Educators will feel more comfortable incorporating the arts in their classrooms and empowered to create their own arts-based lesson plans.
Flamenco Vivo has 35 years of experience providing culturally-specific arts education services to 20,000+ K-12 students, annually. Engaging with 30-35 public schools each year, Flamenco Vivo offers in-depth residency programs, lecture demonstrations, and professional development for educators.