Today, Gypsy Rumor Tutor releases Buleria Por Fiesta Lesson 1 by flamenco dance teacher Kasandra “La China”. Before I tell you about the lesson, let me tell you a little bit about my experience in Kasandra’s dance classes.
I have taken classes with many teachers, both in Spain and in Canada. There is one single teacher that has taught me everything of note – the big flamenco aha! moments, the OMG! I finally get this, the now that I understand this it seems so simple whereas it was impossible before. That teacher is Kasandra “La China”. Her special teaching formula unlocked the secret and helped to unveil that which I could only grasp a glimpse of behind an opaque curtain. In Spain, I studied with brilliant flamenco performers, yet whenever I asked a question such as “how were you able to anticipate the remate in the music?” or “why did you place the llamada in this place and not some other place in the choreography?” I would never get a satisfying answer. Some would say “It just feels right, it goes with the music”. One teacher told me that it was something only a Spaniard could get. There was a time when I felt that no matter how hard I tried and how much effort I would expend, flamenco would remain beyond my reach. That feeling was demolished after I attended Bulerias Por Fiesta classes with Kasandra. Her unique teaching method helps people not born and raised with flamenco in their baby milk, access that which flamenco natives understand intuitively. My teachers in Spain grew up listening to flamenco since childhood and therefore could not explain that which came to them by instinct. Kasandra teaches basic fundamental building blocks which then are used as foundation for the next levels. She then gives you special exercises that, with time, will help you develop those flamenco instincts that until recently only a select few were privy to.
I can hardly contain my excitement today, to share this knowledge with everybody who loves flamenco dancing.
To start this lesson simply go to Gypsy Rumor Tutor and click on Buleria Por Fiesta 1