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Flamenco: (Level 2) Tangos Gitanos

from The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

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This class expands on the rhythms and movement of the Flamenco Level One course, adding more complex rhythms and longer choreographic sequences. Delve deeper into Spanish history and culture with a lecture from Susana di Palma and give students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned to create their own song to perform.

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00
By Request Premium: $200.00

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55 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Primary Disciplines

International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9:00-4:00 PM Central Time.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is the flagship center for dance in Downtown Minneapolis, dedicated to providing a performance, rehearsal and administrative home to more than 15 Minnesota arts organizations and educational resources statewide. Integral to the Center’s mission is providing high-quality arts education to students throughout the State of Minnesota.

Elyse Chambers

Program Details


1. Short lecture on Spain's history and culture
2. Explanation of the Flamenco guitar
3. Work with students on rhythm with them clapping (palmas) and breaking into groups to work on counter- point rhythm.
4. Begin some basic movement with students
5. Learn a traditional Spanish song from the flamenco tradition
6. Perform the song with the dance
7. Create their own song to express a social or cultural theme in their lives in groups.


1. Learn the background and history of Flamenco through demonstration.
2. Learn complex rhythms that will be built upon with song and dance.
3. Learn about Spain’s history and culture and how the Flamenco arts brought different groups together.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
Content Standard: 1: Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
- Students accurately identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns for dance from two different styles or traditions
- Students demonstrate accurate memorization and reproduction of movement sequences
- Students describe the action and movement elements observed in a dance, using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary
- Content Standard: 3: Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
- - Students observe and explain how different accompaniment (such as sound, music, spoken text) can affect the meaning of a dance
- Content Standard: 5: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
- - Students competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles