This blog post was originally posted on May 16, 2016, and was updated on January 24, 2018.
When in Seville, seeing an authentic flamenco show is an absolute must. However, why merely experience the dance phenomenon as a spectator when you can learn the art of flamenco for yourself?
Seville is synonymous with the sights and sounds of authentic flamenco. While most visitors know to research a traditional show when they come to the city, not many people realize that Seville has a variety of workshops and classes available for tourists too!
Whether it’s a one-off flamenco class, a weekend course or a week-long immersive experience, there’s an option for everyone. These flamenco classes in Seville give you a base in the beautiful art of flamenco and send you home eager for more!
Photo Credit: John Georgiou
El Museo del Baile Flamenco
Aside from putting on exceptional flamenco shows, the Flamenco Dance Museum also offers flamenco classes for people of all levels. Based on the experience of renowned flamenco dancer, Cristina Hoyos, classes at this dance academy don’t just educate you in steps and movements, but in the passion required to produce true flamenco!
Students can sign up for one-day workshops or, if you’re in Seville for an extended period of time, week or month-long courses. Don’t consider yourself much of a dancer? You can also learn to play the cajón, a traditional flamenco instrument. Alternatively, you can learn the basics of flamenco song or the intricate clapping you’ll hear during every traditional flamenco performance. Overall, this is easily one of the most comprehensive flamenco classes in Seville.
Address: Calle de Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3
The Taller Flamenco, a specialized flamenco academy, provides students with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the culture of southern Spain. Located near the trendy Alameda neighborhood of Seville, the Taller Flamenco goes beyond providing just flamenco classes in Seville. They also have Spanish language classes for international people.
If you’re looking for a more complete flamenco experience in Seville, this is the academy for you! Courses are typically a minimum of a week long and accommodation can also be organized by the academy. This means all that’s left for you to do is to arrive eager and ready to soak up all the wonders of the art that is flamenco.
Address: Calle Peral, 49
Casa de la Memoria
For many people, the flamenco shows at Casa de la Memoria are among the best in all of Seville, so what better place to learn the basics of the dance than in the patio surroundings where the shows are performed. The performers that wow locals and visitors alike on a nightly basis become your teachers the following afternoon. Local celebrities, they are always eager to share their unwavering passion for traditional flamenco.
Classes at Casa de la Memoria are for people of all levels and act as the perfect introduction to the flamenco tradition. If you’re in Seville in the lead up to the April Fair, try out the Sevillanas classes and then impress your local friends at the fair with your knowledge of Seville’s traditional dance. Check out the website for more information and prepare yourself for one of the most authentic flamenco classes in Seville.
Address: Calle Cuna, 6
Escuela Flamenco Juan Polvillo
Run by local flamenco dancer, Juan Polvillo, this academy offers flamenco classes to dancers of all levels. Whereas other establishments combine the flamenco dance with classes in instruments and percussion, La Escuela Flamenco Juan Polvillo is purely about el baile! Typically, classes are offered on a monthly basis, run Monday and Wednesday evenings and cost €50 per month. However, students can come for as few or as many classes as they like.
Flamenco shoes can be expensive to buy, so shoes are provided to students at no extra cost! If you’re staying in Seville for a few weeks and looking to learn the basic technical footwork of flamenco at a reasonable price, this is definitely the choice for you.
Address: Calle Sol, 84
Flamenco class booked and looking to see one of the city’s most traditional shows? Sara, one of our local experts, has some great insight into how to find an authentic flamenco show.
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