Maria Fernanda is a student from New York City

When you get to study with the master Esther Ponce you won’t be the same anymore!

In this ocasión is a student from New York. María Fernanda studied already flamenco for three years with local teachers and she never misses any flamenco workshops from Spanish teachers who travel to NY. She definitely had in Valencia one of her best experiences!.

Our student from New York studied an intensive technique flamenco stylized workshop and she is coming back to NY totally renovated.

We’ve been working on Solea por bulerías compás and his scents on tiempo y contratiempo.
The famous “ contratiempo what is so difficult for students! And one more time I realize about the importance of flamenco musical ear.

Maria Fernanda plays the piano and still has a hard time understanding the setback.
But now after the intensive workshop her ear is beginning to tune and learning to separate the begging and the end of each other musical compás. This is very important if the student wants to work on a flamenco choreography.

 

One more time, I find a flamenco student who does dirty footwork because she drags her feet on the floor; which prevents a clean and musical sound.

Now she is aware of and will use it for her flamenco lessons.

We studied the sincopa sound coming from double footwork. She had no problem with that.

She learned how to coordinate wrist and hands for a better and personal flamenco arms (braceo). How to grab the skirt correctly to be ready for warm up feet.

María Fernanda already knows how to make the mother of flamenco turn “Passé flamenco”.

She now and for the first time has learned the correct body position that comes from ballet. We will continue working on that hopefully in NY City.

Dear students, from NY City M. Fernanda enjoying our flamenco toast at “ Mi Torito”.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra is a student from Tenerife

The student on this occasion is called Sandra and comes from Tenerife and Esther Ponce has completely changed the concept of flamenco to this Valencian from Catarroja.

– With students like Sandra it’s nice to teach them. Receptive and without losing detail, with a spirit of improvement and receiving with gratitude the totally new technique for her. But Sandra is young and it’s never too late! – Esther Ponce

Fantastic group of students from Geneve

From Switzerland they have visited Esther Ponce’s Estilized Flamenco Art Center a fantastic group of students from Geneve.

7 students with 7 different nationalities. In just one hour and a half of class, they have been able to assess and verify the discipline that Esther Ponce instills in her students even in a first contact with the technique of flamenco.

Karine and her 6 friends learned and enjoyed the experience a lot. Karine, in this video explains how she has felt with the experimental flamenco experience of Esther Ponce.

In this picture you could see the group of students from Geneve in our traditional toast with Esther Ponce in the room «Mi Torito».

students from Geneve

Traditional toast with Esther Ponce

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video shows the group of students with a solea por bulerías compás , wine and lots of laughs too!!


Karine signs in the book of dedications of Esther Ponce

Belén is a student from Roma

We are getting better!

Belen perfectly followed the stretching at the ballet bar and was fascinated to discover how the positions of the ballet made her feel and stretch every muscle in her body. He understood and verified how having an exact position of the bone line his quality of life will improve! She learned how to use the skirt and the technique of «vuelta de pecho». In just one hour I could see that Belén arm’s are temperamental and with many conditions for Flamenco dancing. Next time we’ll looking for «zapateado»!


Liana is a student from Latvia

We are getting better!

Liana In just 5 private lessons was able to understand perfectly the compás in Solea por Bulerías with clapping and feet’s accents marking “contratiempo” which normally it takes 10 months in a general class.
Definitely Liana has a espectacular musical hear for flamenco.
She has learned «el marcaje» coordinating on perfect beat feet, skirt, head and hips. Using for the first time the flamenco shoes she bought at our Flamenco Art Center and she went back to Riga performed a perfect foot work “ tiempo y doble tiempo”.

She came to Valencia to learn Spanish and she returned to Latvia full of wisdom about flamenco. She won’t never forget this experimental flamenco!! She is just thinking about coming back and keep learning with best teacher Esther Ponce.


Now, after class we go to «Mi Torito» space to the real experimental flamenco, where we will taste the Iberian ham and good local cheese and have a toast with the best Rioja reserva. And she learnt to say wine and cheese taste like kiss!

 

   

 

Listen what Liana says about her experience

 

Maya is a flamenco student from Moscow

Dear students, Maya is a flamenco student from Moscow. She brought me this amazing present ANNA PAULOVA’S biography. We had a very special Experimental Flamenco at “ Mi Torito” following with a nice walk in a typical Valencia’s boat at the Albufera, where the rice we use for this paella is grown. Thank you Maya and see you soon!


Queridos alumnos, desde MOSCÚ, mi querida alumna Maya, me hizo feliz con su regalo, la biografía de la gran ANNA PAULOVA . Tuvimos un Flamenco experimental muy especial en “Mi Torito “ seguido de un paseo en barca por la Albufera de valencia donde crece el arroz de esta paella. Gracias y hasta pronto Maya!!!

 

Maya is a flamenco student from Moscow

Experimental Flamenco – Centro de arte flamenco estilizado de Esther Ponce

Nadja is a student from Brazil

Nadja is a student from Brazil and in just one month her progress has been amazing

 

Dear students, in just 8 private lessons Nadja i was able to well coordinate feet, arms, skirt, head, balance and the compás in Solea por Bulerías. She understood perfectly the correct position of her body to obtain the necessary technique in order to progress.

Nadja, en tan solo 8 clases particulares, ya coordina los pies con brazos, falda , cabeza y a compás de escobilla en Solea por Bulerías. Ha entendido perfectamente la correcta colocación del cuerpo y sus pesos y así poder realizar una buena técnica que le permitirá avanzar.

Sandra is a student from Los Angeles

Sandra is a very special experimental flamenco student. She is a friend who visits us from Los Angeles to enjoy a wonderful experience in Spain of flamenco dancing, tasting typical Spanish food and the company of the choreographer and friend Esther Ponce.

Traditional toast in the «Mi Torito» room