Announcements


FIRST FLAMENCO FESTIVAL IN HOUSTON!


Cihtli Ocampo of Arte y Pureza Cihtli of Arte y Pureza
Del Espadin Flamenco is proud to sponsor the first Flamenco Festival in Houston, Texas! We have many events scheduled to celebrate Flamenco for the last weekend in October (October 28th - October 31st). Here's the schedule by date & events. Please scroll down for the details on each event & how to register or purchase tickets. For any questions or more information, please send emails to la.tempestad.baila@gmail.com or call 713 899 3771.

Thursday, October 28th

Houston Flamenco Festival Kick-off Party
Meet & Greet the Artists!
Tintos Tapas Restaurant
2015 W.Gray @ Shephard
Houston, Texas 77019
6pm-8pm
$20.00 pre-sale
$25.00 at door
Light tapas & sangria served

Friday, October 29th

Arte y Pureza Workshop
7pm-10pm
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

Saturday, October 30th

Cante & Toque Master Class in Seguiriya with Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez & Valdemar Phoenix
11am-1pm
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

Arte y Pureza Tiento/Tango Workshop
1:30pm-4:30pm
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

Performance by Arte y Pureza & Juan Bacan
Prelude performance by Cuadro La Tempestad
Andalucia Tapas Restaurant
1201 San Jacinto #161
@ the corner of Polk & Caroline
Houston, Texas 77002
8pm-11pm
Details TBA

Sunday, October 31st

Arte y Pureza Tiento/Tango Workshop
1:30pm-4:30pm
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

Q&A Forum with Artists
5pm-7pm
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057
$10.00 at door
Light refreshments served

WORKSHOPS

Oct 29th-Oct 31st Tiento/Tango Workshop with Ethan Margolis & Cihtli Ocampo of Arte y Pureza & Juan Bacan
Oct 30th - Master Cante/Toque Class in Seguiriya with Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez & Valdemar Phoenix

TO REGISTER ONLINE, TO PURCHASE TICKETS, & FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Registration available online via PayPal or download & mail in a registration form below. For more information, please send an email to la.tempestad.baila@gmail.com.

SUHAILA SALIMPOUR IN HOUSTON!


Suhaila Salimpour

Soraya's School of Belly Dance is extending the pre-registration deadline for this year's workshop with SUHAILA SALIMPOUR until Monday, September 27th!

To register online, please click the image!

Would you like to mail in payment instead? Payment may be mailed in to:
Soraya's School of Belly Dance
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057
(please make checks payable to Del Espadin Inc.)
To take advantage of the pre-registration discount, please have postmarked by Monday, September 27th.

ABOUT SUHAILA - Suhaila Salimpour is a highly acclaimed performer, teacher, and choreographer of belly dance. Schooled from an early age in jazz, tap and ballet, Suhaila began integrating her extensive classical training with the Middle Eastern dance passed on by her mother, Jamila Salimpour. The result was a true artistic breakthrough: a revolutionary foundational technique that has brought the art of Belly Dance to a new level.
In the U.S., Suhaila appeared on television series such as Fame and Max Headroom and choreographed various music videos. For six years, she was the featured dancer at Byblos, a prestigious Arabic nightclub in Los Angeles, where she shared the stage with the most renowned singers of the Middle East. Miles Copeland, owner of IRS records, prominently featured Suhaila in his 2005 documentary, American Bellydancer. Comedian Margaret Cho is currently producing and directing a documentary about Suhaila, and producing Suhaila's one-woman show. Suhaila is the artistic director and producer of Sheherezade, an acclaimed performing arts spectacle that mixes belly dance with the synchronization of Riverdance, the pounding rhythms of Stomp and the aerial artistry of Cirque du Soleil. For Sheherezade, Suhaila was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award ("Izzie")-making her the first performer in the belly dance genre to receive this prestigious nomination.
Today, Suhaila creates instructional and performance videos for all dance levels, as well as fully-orchestrated Middle Eastern dance musicals and CD recordings of the latest percussion artists. In addition to touring across the globe, Suhaila maintains her second-generation family business, the Suhaila Salimpour School of Belly Dance, in Berkeley, California. Suhaila has developed and implemented the first-available certification program in Middle Eastern dance. Suhaila looks forward to expanding the audience for and appreciation of traditional Middle Eastern dance in a distinctly contemporary style.

SUHAILA IN HOUSTON!
OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2010
WELCOME BACK TO HOUSTON, SUHAILA!!!

OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2010
SORAYA'S SCHOOL OF BELLY DANCE
3939 HILLCROFT, SUITE 160
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77057
(713) 899-3771
**(look for the FLAMENCO HOUSTON sign)**

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: Saturday, Oct. 9th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration Fees (on or before EXTENDED Sept 27, 2010 pre-reg deadline):

Saturday workshop: $110.00
Sunday workshop: $110.00
3 days SPECIAL: $200.00

"At Door" Registration Fees (after EXTENDED Sept 27, 2010 pre-reg deadline):
Saturday workshop: $125.00
Sunday workshop: $125.00
3 days SPECIAL: $230.00

REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
SPECTATORS AND VIDEO CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO.

NEW FALL SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FLAMENCO (for full class schedule, please click here):

ADULT BEGINNER:
Wednesday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm
Thursday afternoons 1pm-2:30pm (Beg/Int 1)
Saturday afternoons 3pm-4:30pm

INTERMEDIATE 1:
Tuesday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm
Thursday afternoons 1pm-2:30pm (Beg/Int 1)
Saturday mornings 11am-12:30pm

INTERMEDIATE 2:
Wednesday mornings 11:30am-1pm (Int 2/Adv)
Thursday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm
Saturday afternoons 3pm-4:30pm

ADVANCED:
Wednesday mornings 11:30am-1pm (Int 2/Adv)
Monday evenings 7.45pm-9.15pm

KIDS':
Tuesday evenings 5pm-6pm
Thursday evenings 5pm-6pm (for Mommies & Kids)

CANTE 1:
Saturday afternoons 12:30pm-1:30pm

CANTE 2:
Monday evenings 6:45pm-7:45pm

BELLY DANCE (for full class schedule, please click here):

BEGINNER 1:
Monday evenings 6.45pm-7:45pm
Thursday evenings 7.45pm-8.45pm
Saturday mornings 11am-12pm

BEGINNER 2:
Tuesday evenings 7pm-8pm

INTERMEDIATE:
Thursday evenings 6:45pm-7:45pm
Saturday afternoons 12pm-1pm

ADVANCED:
Monday evenings 7:45pm-9:15pm

MEXICAN FOLKLORIC *NEW THIS FALL!!!*:

KIDS':
Tuesday evenings 5pm-6pm

TEENS & ADULTS:
Class time coming soon! Check back for updates!

To register online, please click here.

For tuition schedule, please click here.

STUDIO MIXER - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH!


Sevillanas Night! Photo by Scott Corron

Interested in learning more about Del Espadin Flamenco & Soraya's School of Belly Dance? Come to our Studio Mixer on Friday, September 24th, welcoming our new & returning students to classes. Come meet new people & reunite with old friends interested in dance! Light refreshments will be served. BYOB. $5.00 per person

Studio Mixer
Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057
7-9pm
$5.00 per person
BYOB. Light refreshments provided.

Photos by Scott Corron
Upcoming Performance Dates
Cuadro La Tempestad - Photo by Bhavin

September & October performance dates:



Friday, September 17th - Andalucia Restaurant
Soraya & La Zambra Belly Dance 7pm-10pm

Saturday, September 18th - Family Day at Discovery Green
Cuadro La Tempestad 5pm
Soraya & La Zambra Belly Dance 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 22nd - Andalucia Restaurant
Cuadro La Tempestad 8pm-10pm

Saturday, September 25th - Andalucia Restaurant
Cuadro La Tempestad 7:30pm-10:30pm

Wednesday, September 29th - Andaluica Restaurant
Friend of Cuadro - Amin Safari 8pm-10pm

Saturday, October 2nd - Andalucia Restaurant
Guillermo Serpas 7:30pm-10:30pm

Wednesday, October 6th - Andaluica Restaurant
Friend of Cuadro - Amin Safari 8pm-10pm
Friday, October 8th - Young Audiences Event
Del Espadin Baile Espanol

Saturday, October 9th - Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown
Cuadro La Tempestad 4pm

Saturday, October 9th - Andalucia Restaurant
Cuadro La Tempestad 7:30pm-10:30pm

Wednesday, October 13th - Andalucia Restaurant
Guillermo Serpas 8pm-10pm

Saturday, October 16th - Paso Fino Horse Exhibition, Lake Conroe
Cuadro La Tempestad 7pm-9pm

Saturday, October 16th - Andaluica Restaurant
Friend of Cuadro - Amin Safari 7:30pm-10:30pm

Sunday, October 17th - JUNTA HISPANA!
Cuadro La Tempestad

Wednesday, October 20th - Andalucia Restaurant
Cuadro La Tempestad 8pm-10pm

Saturday, October 23rd - Andalucia Restaurant
Cuadro La Tempestad 7:30pm-10:30pm

Wednesday, October 27th - Andalucia Restaurant
Guillermo Serpas 8pm-10pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH - ANDALUCIA RESTAURANT
ARTE Y PUREZA WITH JUAN BACAN
CUADRO LA TEMPESTAD - DETAILS TBA

Cuadro La Tempestad
Andalucia Tapas y Taverna
1201 San Jacinto at the corner of Polk & Caroline
Houston, Texas 77002
To make a reservation, please call 832-319-6673

SALE AT ZAMBRA BOUTIQUE
All summer ladies' apparel ON SALE NOW! Save 20% off original prices & no original price over $50.00!!! We have maxi dresses ($50.00 orig.), cotton mini-dresses ($40.00 orig.), one-shoulder dresses ($40.00 orig.), denim leggings ($16.00 orig.), tunics ($30.00) & more. All the latest in fashion trends!

Come by to check out our ladies' apparel & don't forget that La Zambra carries plenty of dancewear & supplies for Middle Eastern Dance & flamenco.

Store open during class times (Monday - Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, open Fridays during studio events, closed Sundays).

Want to know what we have in stock before stopping by? Give us a call first! 713 899 3771

La Zambra Boutique
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR OUR PERFORMING COMPANIES?:

DEL ESPADIN BAILE ESPANOL (Classical & Regional Spanish Dance)
SOLO SEVILLANAS (Regional Spanish Dance)
CUADRO LA TEMPESTAD (Flamenco)
LA ZAMBRA BELLY DANCE TROUPE

PLEASE CONTACT MARIA DEL ESPADIN AT MARIA@FLAMENCOHOUSTON.COM. INDIVIDUAL AUDITION DATES GIVEN.


Mama & Hija Flamenca - Photo by Bhavin Special Thanks to Marbella Banquet Hall

Carrying on a generations-old family tradition, Maria Del Espadín and her daughter, Tempestad, bring decades of teaching & performing experience to their students.

Regardless of the constant commercialization and modernization of Flamenco, Mama Flamenca and La Hija Flamenca (as affectionately called by their many students) strive to preserve the authenticity of Flamenco and to present Flamenco to the public as the gypsies of Andalucia intended Flamenco to be. To learn true Flamenco...not only as the music & dance that it is, but also as a way of life...this Flamenco family invites you to come observe a class or try one out at no expense upon registering with the Academy. We invite you to experience first-hand what it is that sets Del Espadín Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy apart from all others!

All new registrants can try out their first Flamenco class for free. Please visit www.flamencohouston.com & print the coupon from the home page to present at time the class is taken. Coupon applies to only first Flamenco or Belly Dance class. All other classes and/or workshops are excluded from this promotion.

Thank you for your time & support promoting education of Flamenco Puro & Belly Dance in the Houston community!

Sincerely,

Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy, Inc. & Soraya's School of Belly Dance

 

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ARTE Y PUREZA FROM SEVILLA, SPAIN, COMES TO HOUSTON, TEXAS

!Saludos!

Arte y Pureza Flamenco Performing Company from Sevilla, Spain will be in town this August for a performance & workshop series.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience an authentic Flamenco performance & to learn TECHNIQUE, CANTE, PATAITAS DE BULERIA, IMPROVISATION & CUADRO COMMUNICATION with performing artists of Spain!

Artists of Arte y Pureza, based in Sevilla, Spain, have studied & toured with internationally-renowned Flamenco touring companies & artists such as Los Farrucos, El Lebrijano, Manuela Carrasco, El Extremeno, Jose Merce, Arcangel, Montse Cortes, & Miguel "El Funi" of the Pinini.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:

Arte y Pureza Flamenco Performance
Sponsored by Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy, Inc.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
8pm

Performance to be held at:
Cafe Byblos Restaurant
6134 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas 77057
www.cafebybloshouston.com
Tickets $30.00 (includes dinner & show)
To reserve seats, please call 832-488-5788 or 713-899-3771

A LITTLE PIECE OF SPAIN - INTENSIVE BULERIAS WORKSHOP SERIES - To register online or to download a registration form, please click image.

Pre-registration for the Arte y Pureza Workshop in Houston, Texas has been extended! This is your opportunity to take advantage of the special discount until WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH.

WHEN: August 14-16, 2009

WHAT: 3 Days of Intensive Bulerias Classes & a Private Fiesta
12 hours of total class time and Fiesta.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Friday, August 14th - 5:30 p.m.-9:30p.m

Saturday, August 15th - 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Sunday, August 16th -1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16th - Private Fiesta - beginning at 8:00p.m. Location TBA

Technique & Footwork - with Cihtli Ocampo 1.5 hours per day

Baile Casero: Pataitas & Marcajes with Javier Heredia 1 hour per day

Fiesta: Compas, Verses and Improvisation with Ethan Margolis 1.5 hours per day**

**FIN DE FIESTA
The fin de fiesta is a special moment at the end of the performance where singers, guitarists, and dancers come together and let it all hang out. Anything seems to go, but there is still structure. The lack of knowledge of what to do in a juerga is often what keeps people from taking part in the fun. Margolis will explain the different aspects of a juerga, how to sing it, dance it, and play it. He will explain the loose structure of the juerga: When can I get up to dance? What do I do first once I'm dancing? When do I do the llamada or the pataita? What kind of palmas should I play? What is appropriate to dance and what is not? Should I do footwork? (from www.cafebybloshouston.com)

WHERE: Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy studios
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057
(corner of Westpark & Hillcroft. Look for the Flamenco Houston sign)

COST: Pre-Registration (by AUGUST 7TH 2009)**extended from July 15th: $350.00

Registration (after AUGUST 7TH 2009 ): $400.00

Auditing fee (guitarists & singers included): $150.00

Each participant or auditor is entitled to bring one guest to the private Fiesta at the end of the workshop.

REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
SPECTATORS AND VIDEO CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO.

For more information please contact: la.tempestad.baila@gmail.com or visit www.flamencospirit.com · www.arteypureza.com · 713.899.3771.

!Bienvendos a Houston, Arte y Pureza!

Maria Del Espadin & Tempestad Come learn the beauty and art of Flamenco from the experts. Not only do Maria Del Espadín and her daughter, La Tempestad, have decades of teaching experience, but they have vast professional performance experience as well. Both have studied under great masters of the art and are recognized performing artists and experts in the Flamenco community today.

Regardless of the constant commercialization and modernization of Flamenco, Mama Flamenca and La Hija Flamenca (as affectionately called by their many students) strive to preserve the authenticity of Flamenco and to present Flamenco to the public as the gypsies of Andalucia intended Flamenco to be. Because of this dedication to keeping Flamenco in its truest form, Del Espadin has invited Arte y Pureza to Houston to further educate the Flamenco community.

For more information on Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy, its performing companies, class schedules & descriptions, Maria Del Espadin & Tempestad, please visit www.flamencohouston.com & www.flamencospirit.com.

LA ZAMBRA DANCEWEAR & SUPPLIES BOUTIQUE
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057

SALE! on gypsy/broomstick skirts - 1 for $15.00 or 2 for $24.00

New shipment from Spain of FLAMENCO, REGIONAL & CLASSICAL DANCE supplies for Ladies, Men & Children!

Cabaret & Fusion Belly Dance Costumes & Supplies available including canes for Raks Assaya!

Interested in having a costume made? Please call 713 705 8701 to discuss options & schedule fittings.

Boutique open during class hours or by appointment. Please call 713 705 8701 to schedule.

Lay-away available for registered students of DEF&SDA.
Call for details.

No returns on sale, custom or special order items. Exchanges & store credits ONLY on regularly-priced, in stock items.

Class & Boutique Gift Certificates also available for purchase online or in boutique.

Del Espadín Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy, Inc.
3939 Hillcroft, Suite 160
Houston, Texas 77057
713-977-3900
713-705-8701
713-899-3771
www.flamencohouston.com
www.flamencospirit.com
www.bellydanceintexas.com


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