Free Flamenco Dance Workshop at A&M International This Weekend

Texas A&M International University will hold a free a two-day Flamenco Workshop this weekend for teens and adults who have intermediate or advanced skills in flamenco dance.

It will be held at the University's Kinesiology/Convocation Building, on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 - 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

The workshop will include instruction on choreography and proper technique for footwork, arms, castanets, rhythms and palms.

Instructor will be Rogelio Rodriguez, a renowned dancer who has performed with Charo, Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop, Dom De Louise, Jim Nabors, and other legendary celebrities.

A&M International, the City of Laredo, and the Texas Commission on the Arts are sponsoring the event.

Persons who wish to participate in the workshop must pre-register by calling Bede Leyendecker, assistant professor of dance at A&M International, at 326-2640. Class size is limited.

For more information on the Flamenco Workshop June 17 - 18, please contact Leyendecker at 326-2640. University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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