Welcome to Deva Flamenco.
Winners of the Performing Arts Award 2022, Cheshire Voluntary Arts.
Thanks to Mark Carline for the photos of the event.
We performed two dances and invited the audience to have a go at a couple of dances.
Since 1997 Deva Flamenco, a voluntary community group, has held weekly flamenco dance classes and occasional workshops in Chester
in flamenco, Sevillanas or Gypsy dancing.
We have given dance shows, including at Storyhouse, "have a go at flamenco" sessions, special workshops and Christine gives Story of Flamenco illustrated
We want to continue bringing an appreciation and love of flamenco to our local region - Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral.
Our regular weekly classes are 6.30 until 8.30pm on Mondays (not Bank Holidays) at New Scene, off Newton Lane, Chester satnav CH2 2HD.
6.30 to 7.10 is suitable for new beginners - warmup and beginner level dances.
7.10 to 7.30 is technique suitable for all.
7.30 to 8.30 for more challenging choreography - taught at a quicker pace
Minnamaria Lappaleinen is teaching during September until 17th October.
Nia is teaching 24th October until 28th November.
Then they will share teaching until a special Christmas class on 19th December.
Christmas / New year break until 10th January 2023.
Our guitarists are Mike Riley and Nick Cross.
Cost for the first beginners level hour is 7 pounds.
Cost from 7.10 - or for the full two hours - is 10 pounds.
If you are interested in contact Christine or Rachel
Deva Flamenco aims to encourage people to enjoy and appreciate flamenco music and dance.
We can give performances, visits to care homes, dances at festivals and "have a go" sessions.
Plus Christine gives presentations, illustrated with video clips, music and dancing, tracing the flamenco story in Andalucia to the modern day.
For more information contact Christine or Rachel
Our inspiring guest teacher is Maria DelMar "Chachi" from Malaga - a wonderful dancer and prize-winning choreographer
Grant funding allowed us to bring Maria from Spain to give free workshops for beginners in March 2022.
Maria has given us four new choreographies which we are now revising in our weekly classes.