Annual Flamenco Workshop Returns to TAMIU This Weekend

TAMIU Features Flamenco
Workshop June 16-17

Kick up your heels and learn to dance flamenco from a noted dance instructor and Laredoan, at Texas A&M International University's Rogelio Rodríguez Flamenco Workshop, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Sam Johnson Experimental Theatre.

Tuition is free for this workshop.

TAMIU and the City of Laredo are sponsoring the event.

Classes will be divided into beginning/intermediate and advanced sections.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 16
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.-Flamenco technique: castanets footwork
12 to 1:30 p.m.- lunch
1:30 to 5 p.m.-repertoire

Sunday, June 17
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.-repertoire

Contact Bede Leyendecker, assistant professor of dance, at 326.2625 or bleyendecker@tamiu.edu to register.

Rodríguez returns yearly to TAMIU to teach this workshop. He has danced and trained with such notables as José Greco Sr., Nana Lorca, Luisa Triana, Luís Montero, and Roberto Amaral. He is the owner and director of the Rodríguez Dance Academy in Houston, Texas.

For more information, please contact Leyendecker.

University summer office hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday.

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