Sevillanas

with Maika Jimenez Blanco

COURSE DETAILS

 

DAY: Sunday

DATES: 19th May- 23rd June 

LENGTH: 6 weeks

LEVEL: All levels welcomre

TIME: 13:00-14:00

TEACHER: Maika Jimenez Blanco

PRICE: £99

Course Description

Are you ready for the Feria de Sevilla, Feria de Jerez, and Feria de Londres?

Join this practical course aimed at anyone who wants to learn or review the four Sevillanas and enjoy the Spanish ferias!

Sevillanas are a very popular Spanish flamenco-type music and dance in the south of Spain. They consist of four different parts and can be heard and danced at parties and festivals all over Spain. They are danced by couples of all ages and sexes during celebrations often by whole families and towns. Sevillanas choreography is not difficult to learn and knowing it is very useful since it is a festival dance, and mostly, a lot of FUN!

Biography

Maika is a flamenco and Spanish dance teacher with more than 17 years of experience, teaching adults and children in Spain, the United States of America, MexicoCanada, and the 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 at the tender age of nine.

Maika studied at Karen Taft Dance Academy and Flamenco Centre “Amor de Dios”, majoring in Spanish Dance at the 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, La Lupi, Alfonso Losa, María Juncal, and Rojas y 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 the Institute of Dance “Alicia Alonso”, Rey Juan Carlos University. Her final master’s project was based on the promotion of Spanish dance, and receiving a First-Class Degree.