Minimum age: 16
Sunday: Flamenco (starts 2nd October)
- Level: Beginners
- Time: 15:00 to 16:00
- Price: £12
Minimum age: 16
Maika is a flamenco and Spanish dance teacher with more than 16 years of experience, teaching adults and children in Spain, the United States of America, Mexico, Canada and UK. She also led flamenco classes at Rey Juan Carlos University from 2013 to 2018.
Born and raised in Madrid (Spain), she began studying ballet and Spanish dance from the tender age of nine.
Maika studied at Karen Taft Dance Academy and Flamenco Centre “Amor de Dios”, majoring in Spanish Dance at Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. In 2003, she was awarded a certificate in Teaching Methodology Applied to Spanish Dance and then focused her career on dance education. Maika has continued her professional training alongside teachers including Antonio Canales, Rojas and Rodriguez.
Maika co-founded the company Spanish Flamenco Tour, based in Miami (USA), a business dedicated to promoting flamenco and Spanish culture, to a local audience. Adding more strings to her bow, Maika embarked on a Master´s Degree in Leadership and Management of Cultural Projects at Institute of Dance “Alicia Alonso”, Rey Juan Carlos University. Her final master’s project was based on the promotion of Spanish dance, receiving a First-Class Degree.
Maika’s classes are designed to extract every student’s natural ability to dance and show them how wonderful and fun, this art form is. You will work on the placement of the body, the perception of the rhythm, clapping, footwork, movements of arms and head. Choreography styles : Sevillanas, Alegrías, Bulerías, Tangos, etc.
If you have dancing shoes and clothes, bring them. Otherwise, don’t worry, just feel comfortable to dance!