Since its inception, the Lucia Guarnido Flamenco and Dance School offers classes for all ages and levels in various disciplines. A team of professional teachers teaches the new generation every thing they know. Lucia, the founder of the school and its director, is currently preparing to launch the new course with her entire team. She believes that they have very talented people who are also skilled in art. She is enthusiastic about the project she started several years ago.
What year was it established?
The school was established in 2013. This will be our seventh year of teaching. After 14 years of professional dancing, I returned to Granada to start the school I had always wanted to attend. A school that is serious and disciplined with great teachers. A school that is more up-to-date and focuses on providing the best training possible. They should be dance apprentices that do not specialize in any one discipline. He wanted to start a school that would offer intensive training with well-respected artists who are current in the scene. I was looking for a school that would produce special things and I believe we are on the right path.
What has changed in the school since then?
Our disciplines are becoming more specific. Although it is still the same school as when we started, the years of experience make this school more special. Every day, I strive to make the teachers better. These teachers, in turn have more experience and are better acquainted with the students. While we have increased the number of students, the most important thing about our success is that we have earned a lot loyalty from those who already know us, and want to continue learning with us year after year.
What is the division of the Groups in the School?
Children as young as four years of age are accepted. After that, there is no age limit. The groups are divided by their ages and profile. They start pre-dance at the age of four or five, and can then diversify into contemporary, ballet, and flamenco. To give the right education, it is important to consider their ages and abilities. Flamenco and contemporary have classes for beginners, initiation, and then a class for more advanced initiation (a group 2). After you have established a base level, there are two intermediate levels and then an advanced class. Ballet has two levels of intermediate and five levels of advanced. The highest level already has a medium level. The others have different levels because they are young girls.
They also offer regular classes. How has that been received?
Camps are always well received. This initiative has been in existence for two years. The goal is to allow parents to continue their work while their children are away. We offer a dance camp with ballet, flamenco, and contemporary classes. In addition, audiovisuals are projected, as well as craft workshops. It works well because children learn and have fun.
When will the new course begin? Is it possible to still sign up?
We open our doors to enrollment and registration on September 2. Nearly all our students have already renewed their spots in June. However, we offer new classes and groups to anyone who wishes to learn with us. Classes will resume on September 18th and end at the end June.
What can they do to face the new course of events?
We have always tried to provide interesting and new content throughout our journey. We've had some great people from the current scene like Ruben Olmo and Marcos Flores. Patrcia Guerrero is another example. This year we want to offer interesting activities with the experts in the field. We want to bring flamenco, dance, and culture to Granada as well as to our students. As always, we approach the course with great enthusiasm and desire.
You can find out more about the Flamenco and Dance School's offer, classes, and teachers by visiting their website, calling 958 25 56 62 or visiting its facilities in Callejon de Antonino (no 4 Bajo Izqda) starting Tuesday, September 2.