Flamenco is an art that evolves from within and this is essential to my method of teaching. Having gone through the experience of accessing a traditional form in a critical fashion, I identify key elements that are characteristic of the form like the compás (rhythm), but also share elements that resonate most in, and of me.
I teach choreographic structures, methods of technique, and stylistic approaches, giving emphasis to the practice of moving in measured sequences in partnership to musical accompaniment.
Flamenco is a transnational form and can contain a wide variation of both professional and nonprofessional dancers’ backgrounds, skills and ages. I encourage the space for each individual to experience the dance in their own way.
Since 1999, I have taught elementary through to advanced levels and maintained steady partnerships with a number of dance studios in Australia. As a guest teacher I have conducted workshops internationally in China, Taiwan, Canada, Germany, France and New Zealand, and continue to have a presence in Hong Kong and the UK.
More recent affiliations include: The Australian Ballet School – Summer School Vocational Program (Since 2012), and the original cast members of Strictly Ballroom ‘The Musical’ for the Australian production in 2014/15. I currently teach in Melbourne.
GENERAL CLASSES 2020
Please be advised all classes have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes all classes on Saturday at Next Level Studios in Brunswick together with Thursday evening at Dynamite Dance in Caulfield. Due to these challenging times I feel the current situation demands we all try to maintain less social contact in order to slow down the potential for this fast, growing pandemic. I thank you for your support and ask you to stay well over the course of this unprecedented event.
Next Level Studios
325 Victoria Street, Brunswick, 3056
760 Glen Huntly Road, South Caulfield, 3162
January 11, 18 & 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, March 7 & 14 (10-weeks)
Beginners – Improvers
Saturday: 1.00 – 2.15pm
Saturday: 2.15 – 3.30pm
Saturday: 3.30 – 4.45
January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, March 5 & 12
Thursday: 7.30 – 8.45pm
Available on request
$25 per lesson ($20 per hour) – complete payment upfront
Casual rate: $30 per lesson
Lessons are 1hr & 15 min in length
Fees can be paid online or in cash. For online banking:
Name: T. ARROQUERO
BSB no: 063 119
Account no: 10367360
Classes at the casual rate must be paid on the day if not arranged electronically.
It is preferable students wear a hard, closed shoe with a solid heel (no trainers). Women can wear a ¾ length skirt and or leggings with a comfortable top and men, a loose slim trouser or sweat pant with a t-shirt.
It is strongly recommended students attend class regularly. The technique offered will support the choreographic content of each level.