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Flamenco Palos
August 2023 – May 2024


Four Sessions  |  Virtual (Zoom)

August 2023 – May 2024

Sundays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST via Zoom

This four-part series offers a complete study of the flamenco palos; the traditional musical forms characteristic of flamenco with specific verses, moods, tones, and rhythmic structures. Each session in the series will focus on melodic and rhythmic analysis as well as an exploration of the evolution of each palo from its origin to today. Students will learn to distinguish between each rhythm and identify a palo’s unique characteristics and sub-styles. Dancers, musicians, and aficionados alike are welcome; a general knowledge of flamenco music is recommended.

*This is a virtual class given in Spanish with English translation.
**A recording will be available for 7 days after each live class.


Four Sessions / 29 Classes



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Juan Parilla

Juan, a native of Jerez, is a composer, performer and educator hailing from a family of renowned flamenco dancers, singers and musicians.  He began studying flute at the Conservatorio de Música in Jerez and later moved to Madrid to study under Andrés Carreres, a soloist with the National Orchestra of Spain.  His career has taken him to the world stages with artists such as Antonio Canales, María Juncal, Lola Greco, Manuela Carrasco, and Farruquito.  You can hear his original compositions in his album “Taxdirt” and on the albums of Ketama, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlucar and Jose Mercé.  He teaches at the Escuela Nueva Músicas, Centro de Flamenco y Danza El Lucero, coordinates the music department at the Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco and is the author of the educational book Método Flamenco Para Instrumentos Melódicos (The Flamenco Method for Melodic Instruments).  Juan most recently led a Flamenco Seminar for Melodic Instruments at the renowned International Festival, Cante de las Minas.

Dr. M. Gabriela Estrada (Translator)

Dr. Estrada is a multicultural dance artist, educator, choreographer, journalist, and filmmaker.  She holds a B.A. and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Flamenco Interdisciplinary Studies from the Department of Sociocultural Anthropology and Philology at the University of Seville, Spain. Dr. Estrada’s MFA and Ph.D. research, publications, and creative work analyze reciprocal influences between ballet and flamenco derived from interdisciplinary collaborations as exemplified in Ballets Russes’ Tricorne. Examples of her work include choreographic advocacy initiatives such as Not a Single Carmen More!, the documentary film ENI9MA: The Legend of Félix, the feature-length screenplay False Premises, and the book titled The Choreographic Development of The Three-Cornered Hat Through the 20th Century. Dr. Estrada is invested in collaborating with cultural institutions such as the Instituto Sonorense de Cultura in Mexico, and Ballet Hispánico and Flamenco Vivo in NYC. In Mexico, she was the founding director of Dance Collage School of Dance, and the first cohort of faculty at the Universidad de Sonora.  Dr. Estrada has also served as an instructor and faculty at colleges and universities, including East Carolina University, where she was Co-Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Action Committee. Dr. Estrada serves NDEO as Advisory Board Director of Research, Sundance Collab as Community Leader, and is an active member of the Dance Studies Association, and women’s film associations such as NYWIFT and MCYTV.  This year Dr. Estrada will join the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor of Dance.


August 6, 13, 20, 17Tonás
September 17, 24, October 1, 8Tangos y Variantes


October 22, 29 & November 5Cantes de Ida y Vuelta y Folklorico
November 12, 19 & December 3, 5Fandangos


January 7, 14, 21, 28Cantes de Levante y Mineros
Februrary 4, 11, 18Cantiñas


April 7, 14, 21, 28Soleares y Variantes
May 5, 12, 19Seguirya y Variantes

Dance Workshop
Dec 12-14

Workshop with Yoel Vargas

December 12, 13, 14  |  In-Person (Flamenco Vivo Studios | NYC)

Don’t miss the opportunity to study in person with this artist who has taken the flamenco world by storm!

6:00–7:30 PM
Intermediate/Advance (Seguiriya)
7:30–9:00 PM Advance Beginner (Tangos)


$40 Drop In

$105 Three Days, One Level

$180 Three Days, Both Levels


*Pre-registration and purchase is required in advance for all classes.


A vibrant young dancer and choreographer from Tarragona, Yoel has taken the flamenco world by storm. At only 19 years of age, his choreographic works have won highly coveted awards, he has performed in some of Spain’s most revered tablaos, and he currently tours the world in ¡Viva! with Compañía Manuel Liñan. Yoel’s early influences include Antonio Canales, Belén López, Rubén Olmo, Maria Juncal, Alfonso Losa, La Lupi, Inés Rubio and José ”El Indio”, among others. In 2021, he graduated from the Professional Conservatory of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona with honors. 2023 has proven to be a year of significance for Yoel as he choreographed and directed Flamenco, Tablao for the festival Sona Flamenc, took several prizes at the Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco for his work ÓBITO, including the Premio Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, and received the “Desplante” at the 2023 Festival Internacional Cante de las Minas.

Navidad Flamenca
December 15-16

Navidad Flamenca

December 15-16 |  Chelsea Factory (NYC)

Create new holiday traditions and memories with the whole family! Join us for a vibrant program bringing the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world to life.

Directed by Emilio Ochando with an international cast of artists, this hour-long performance incorporates live music, dance and villancicos (carols)—an essential part of Spanish heritage. The show highlights the many traditions united by a single language, reflecting the influence of Hispanic culture across the Americas!


Friday, December 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16 @ 1pm, 4pm and 7:30pm


Free for NYC Flamenco Pass Holders

Passholders must redeem their tickets prior to the performance:

Friday, Dec 15 @ 7:30pm Saturday, Dec 16 @ 1pm Saturday, Dec 16 @ 4pm Saturday, Dec 16 @ 7:30pm


NYC Flamenco Pass members help support events like these, receive priority seating, and enjoy access to monthly experiences. Cancel anytime after 3-month minimum.