Q: Will there be a Flamenco Certamen Competition this year?
A: Yes, the Flamenco Certamen will take place in October 2021. The event includes a week-long residency as well as the Final Show and Judging. For more information about the 2021 Flamenco Certamen USA CLICK HERE
Q: If I complete the Artist Development Series, am I guaranteed to compete in the Flamenco Certamen Competition in 2022?
A: The Artist Development Series will fully prepare you to apply for and successfully compete in the Flamenco Certamen USA Competition, however it is not a guarantee that you will be selected as a Finalist. Finalists are chosen each year via an application and video submission. Applications receive thorough review by a panel of flamenco professionals who determine the artists that will compete in the Final Competition.
Q: What can I expect from the Residency Intensive?
A: The residency intensive will include daily technique classes, cuadro class as well as individual sessions with musicians, one-on-one mentorship sessions, and free time in the studio to work, among other concentrations. Please note that participation in the residency requires additional fees.
Q: Do I need to live in New York City to take advantage of the potential in-person aspects of the Artist Development Series?
A: You may be from anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to participate in the program. However, if you wish to take part in any of the optional in-person events, you will be responsible for traveling to NYC and any associated expenses.
Q: What level of dancer do I need to be to participate in the Artist Development Series:
A: Dancers from advanced beginner to pre-professional levels will benefit from participation, as the Artist Development Series is designed to supplement/complement the education you are already receiving from teachers in your respective communities. It is imperative to continue your ongoing studies as you engage with this program.
Q: I want to participate in the Artist Development Series, but am unable to pay the full fee. What are my options?
A: You may apply for a scholarship to support participant fees. Please complete the Artist Development Series Application and fill out the Request a Scholarship section. All applicants are eligible to apply and scholarships will be awarded on a sliding scale based on financial need. Scholarships awarded will apply to program fees as well as Residency fees.