Classes

(Times subject to change.  Please check with instructor).

All classes end the first week of December for the holidays. Classes commence in March each year.
Wednesday (Held at Irving Recreation Center.)  

Class Type

Time

Private Space By Appt ($20 per hr) 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday

 

Class Type

Time

Private Space (by appointment) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kinder Tot Flamenco (ages 2-4) 4:00pm
Kinder Beginner Flamenco (ages 5-8) 5:00pm
Beginner Flamenco (ages 9-adult) 6:00pm
Intermediate Beginner Flamenco (ages 9 - adult) 7:00pm
Performer Ambassador Rehearsal 8:00pm

FEE SCHEDULES*  
Tuition is due in advance and discounts apply for students paying an entire semester (8 weeks). 
(Fees collected benefit the Norman Parks and Recreation Department’s Children Programming and the Ballet Flamenco Espanol Co.’s  – Disadvantaged Children’s Scholarship Program. Thank you for your support!)

Rates
Class Type
Drop In
Monthly Rate
Semester Rate
Spanish/Flamenco/Castanet
 $10
 $35
 $60*
Mother & Daughter Flamenco
 $15
 $45
 $90
Regional/Folkloric
 $10
 $35
 $60*
Kinder Tot & Kinder Flamenco
 $10
 $30
 $60*

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/BEGINNER FLAMENCO FOR YOUNG ADULTS & ADULTS

  • Class Objective: Introduction to Spanish/Flamenco Dance.  No experience necessary.  Instructor recommends students attend the Absolute Beginner Class first before moving into the Beginner-Intermediate class as the class incorporates castanets & a more advanced technique & choreography.   Intermediate students will need to be proficient at the Beginner level before entering the Beginner-intermediate class.
    Class will cover basic Spanish/Flamenco moves, footwork, hands, brazeo (arms), rhythms (compas) and palmas (clapping.)  Music recommendations will be given to students in class for those students wishing to pursue their own practice music.
  • Suggested dress: Comfortable clothing, fitted to the body, yoga wear, loose fitting practice or flamenco skirt, hard soled shoes (not flip flops or tennis shoes please).  A leather soled shoe or a boot such as a cowboy boot is fine.  Children may wear common tap shoes (can be purchased at Walmart, Payless or Target.)   Castanets are available for purchase from the instructor or students may bring their own.  Instructor has a limited amount of dance shoes available for purchase.   Students need to bring their own drinking water bottle and a hat prop.  For folkloric classes, students also need to bring a bandana, glass and a folkloric type practice skirt.
    Visit Menke.es Online Store For clothing, shoes and more. (Student Discounts)
    Visit Miguelito's Dancing Shoes & Supplies

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

PandoraPandora Tadefa-Everett, M.A. has been professionally performing and has received training in Spanish Classical, Flamenco and Regional/Folklorico Dance for over 30 years from some of the worlds most well known dancers and instructors. She is currently an active student of Maria Benitez of Santa Fe, NM International Flamenco Foundation and Daniel de Cordoba Bailes de España. She continues her professional education and training in dance by regularly attending workshops and symposiums throughout the country given by many world famous dancers and choreographers.

She was born in Banbury, England and is presently the founder, President and Director of the Ballet Flamenco Español Folclorico Co. and Los Niños De Espana Y Mexico, a 501C3 Not for Profit national and state touring group listed on the OK State Arts Council Touring Roster and with the Norman Arts Council. She has also founded two other companies and was instrumental in introducing Spanish Art to Oklahoma in 1969. Her mother Melyta, also a local artist and journalist founded the first Spanish Language Newspaper and Radio Broadcast in Oklahoma in 1969.

She has performed at the Dolores Flamenco Club with Dorita Velasco, the "Tops In Blue" U.S. Air Force Show, as well as being featured in many national venues. The dance group has been featured on Sesame Street, on the Ranger Roger Show and at Barnes and Noble Booksellers throughout Oklahoma. They recently appeared at the Poncan Theater, Hollywood Theater, Sooner Theater, and her company was the first company to be featured at the new 1.8 million dollar theater in Cheyenne, OK.  She and her company are the recipients of a number of national awards in Spanish dance and choreography and have appeared alongside the Ballet Folklorico of Colima, Mexico, the Ballet Folklorico Los Cabos from Mexico City and many others. The Ballet Flamenco Folclorico Co. Los Niños were showcased at the 2005 National Flamenco Folklorico Dance Competition in Austin Texas where they placed ‘Best In Show’. Pandora volunteers her time to the community and children of Norman via the Norman Parks and Recreation Dept.  She is the daughter of Melita Tadefa Rodriguez, Gaelic artist and opera singer/recording artist and the cousin of Kiko Iglesias, classical guitarist and Director of Chamber Music in Galicia, Spain. She and her family are originally from La Coruña, Spain and are US Citizens.