JCCC Cultural and Heritage Programming is generously sponsored in part by the Toyota Foundation

Introduction to Flamenco

This introductory class is designed for people who do not have previous dance experience or who have little dance experience. In this introductory class, we primarily focus on the joy of dancing, listening to music, and moving our body.

Japan is the second largest flamenco community in the world next to Spain and has more flamenco schools than Spain. Flamenco attracts a lot of Japanese people not only through its beautiful music but also through its passionate dance form.

This introductory class will give each student a chance to learn the basic steps of tangos as well as fundamental dance techniques. We will try to build and strengthen our inner/core muscles and build stamina as well! Let's have fun together!


$75 (plus HST) for total of 10 classes


Rie Ishizuka has been dancing flamenco since 2003. She studied under Myriam Allard and Katherine Oliveri in Montreal, and has travelled numerous times to Spain. She further advanced her skills under the instructions of Manuel Betanzos, Javier Latorre, Concha Jareño, and La Lupi, among others. She has danced at flamenco festivals in Canada and Spain, and regularly dances at restaurants in Toronto. She enjoys collaborating with artists from different genres.


Exercise outfits (such as yoga pants and T-shirts) with comfortable shoes such as running shoes ((No need to buy flamenco shoes for this introductory class.)


No class in Spring/Summer 2019
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Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
(416) 441-2345