Flamenco Arts Center
Weekly Class Schedule

To inquire about a class or taking a class, call the individual instructors. Their numbers and e-mail addresses are listed below their class times. To inquire about giving a class or schedule private rehearsal time at the Flamenco Arts Center, e-mail Kathi at kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com or call 773-868-4130. Note: Unless session dates are noted, classes run continuously.

Class Levels
Fundamentals: No experience necessary
Basic: One to three years of experience required, or consent of instructor
Intermediate: At least three years experience required, or consent of instructor
All levels welcome. SEE EVENTS PAGE for more information and guest artist classes.

Come on in and GET YOUR GROOVE ON!!!
'60s-style GO-GO DANCING Class
with Krista Ortgiesen

7:30-8:30 p.m.
$60 per Six (6) Class Card (No expiration)
$12 per Single Class Drop In
We believe that EVERYONE can dance! You have an inner Laugh In-era Goldie Hawn,
or a beach-blanketing Candy Johnson, maybe you just haven't found her yet!

If you've ever watched Hullabaloo, Hollywood-a-Go-Go, Shindig, and Shivaree, and wanted to move like those dancers, then this class is for YOU!
Pony, Frug, Hullu Gully to the awesome music of (and inspried by) the 1960s:
British Invasion, MoTown, Surf, Psychadelic, and more! Dance and laugh with gals who love the '60s as much as you do.

Don't know a lot about the 60s, but curious? We love to share our knowledge about the flower power generation.
Have fun while you exercise
! Make new friends—Join us in Go-Go! The same choreography is taught on Mondays and Tuesdays.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. No previous dance experience necessary!
Class attire: Dress for sweat and wear supportive athletic shoes.
Save your boots for the stage or cage!

Instructor: Krista Ortgiesen

For more information on these classes, contact Krista at gogokrista@gmail.com

MORE! GO GO DANCING with Krista Ortgiesen
Classes run continously—Join in anytime!!
All levels: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
$60 per session/Single class $12

For more informatio contact Krista @ gogokrista@gmail.com,
or see Monday listing above for class description.


Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco
with Melody Vasquez

Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced Choreography and Technique based in Tientos.
Students will work on intermediate/advanced technique (footwork, arm and turn exercises).

$15.00 drop in rate • $85.00 for class card (7 classes)
(Class cards can be used within 3 months from purchase and are non-refundable)

For info call 773-583-9392 or
email melodance@yahoo.com

Open for rental

Open for rental

Saturday Flamenco Class  with Melody Vasquez


Flamenco Fundamentals
11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Learn the basics of flamenco compas, structure, and balance for dancing.
Dance technique includes footwork, arm and turn exercises.

Class will Class will include introduction to Sevillanas and Farruca
$15.00 drop in rate • $85.00 for class card (7 classes)
(Class cards can be used within 3 months from purchase and are non-refundable)

Basic Flamenco with Sevillanas
12:15–1:45 p.m.
Students work on basic technique (footwork, arm and turn exercises) applied to Alegrias (with fan).
$15.00 drop in rate • $85.00 for class card (7 classes)
(Class cards can be used within 3 months from purchase and are non-refundable)

Castanet exercises/technique (will apply to Sevillanas)
1:45–2:00 p.m.


Intermediate/Advanced Baile Español
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Taught by Melody Vasquez

Students will work on dance and castanet technique (incorporating footwork, arm and turn exercises).
Class will concentrate on perfecting dance with castanets through exercises and combinations leading to choreography.
$15.00 drop in rate • $85.00 for class card (7 classes)
(Class cards can be used within 3 months from purchase, and are non-refundable)

$15 per class, or
Prepay for a 3-month class card: $85 for 7 classes (no refunds)
For info call 773-583-9392 or
email melodance@yahoo.com

Photos taken by Elvia Carreon, a student from Chicago's High School of the Performing Arts.

Taught by Rick Neuhaus in the FAC studio all year long, weather permitting!
This drum circle class meets Sundays in the FAC studio. If there is inclement weather outside.
IF weather cooperates, we move outdoors (location to be posted on studio window,
usually close by at Welles Park, near Old Town School).

2:00–4:00 p.m. @ FAC
For information call Rick at 773-583-5297.


For more information, e-mail kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com

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