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季度課程/Regular Dance Courses

2016春夏季 ( 4-6月) 佛蘭明高舞蹈課程 現已開始接受報名
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Flamenco Dance Courses: Spring-Summer 2016 (18 Apr - 25 Jun 2016)
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTER
Register/Enrolment, please email: felahmengus@yahoo.com.hk
Further enqueries: 2983-1692


星期一/Mondays:
Class A
日期/Date: 18 Apr - 20 Jun 2016 (no class on 2 May)
時間/Time: 7:00 - 8:15pm
舞種/Dance: Tangos Flamenco (technique & choreography)
級別/Level: Beginner II / 入門進階班
費用/Fees: $1800/9 classes
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點: 香港灣仔軒尼詩道19號金鐘商業大廈4樓
Class Venue: 4/floor, Kam Chung Commercial Bldg., 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK. (MTR Wanchai A2 exit, near Empire Hotel).

Class B
日期/Date: 18 Apr - 20 Jun 2016 (no class on 2 May)
時間/Time: 8:30 - 9:45pm
舞種/Dance: Romeras (Technique & Choreography)
級別/Level: Elementary level/初級班
費用/Fees: $1800/9 classes
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點: 香港灣仔軒尼詩道19號金鐘商業大廈4樓
Class Venue: 4/floor, Kam Chung Commercial Bldg., 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK. (MTR Wanchai A2 exit, near Empire Hotel).


星期二/Tuesdays:
Class A
日期/Date: 19 Apr - 21 Jun 2016
時間/Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm
舞種/Dance: Seguiriyas con Bata de Cola 長尾裙技巧班
級別/Level: advance/高級班
費用/Fees: $2500/10 classes (Drop-in NOT applicable)
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點/class venue: Wanchai CNT Tower/北海中心


星期三/Wednesdays:
日期/Date: 20 Apr - 22 Jun 2016
時間/Time: 8:30 - 10:00pm
舞種/Dance: Alegrias con Bata de Cola/ 長尾裙技巧班
級別/Level: Intermediate levle/中級班
費用/Fees: $2500/10 classes (Drop-in NOT applicable)
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點/class venue: Wanchai CNT Tower/北海中心


星期四/Thursdays:
Class A
日期/Date: 21 Apr - 23 Jun 2016 (no class on 9 Jun)
時間/Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
舞種/Dance: Rumba. Sevillanas. "Carmen" (technique & choreography)
級別/Level: Elementary-Intermediate level/初中級班
費用/Fees: $1890/9 classes
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點: 香港灣仔軒尼詩道19號金鐘商業大廈4樓
Class Venue: 4/floor, Kam Chung Commercial Bldg., 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK. (MTR Wanchai A2 exit, near Empire Hotel).


星期五/Fridays:
ONE-ON-ONE PRIVATE CLASS (upon request/appointment)
HK$600 for One-on-One private class available (upon request/appointment)
HK$800 for Bata de Cola One-on-One private class (by appointment)
上課地點: 香港灣仔軒尼詩道19號金鐘商業大廈4樓全層(灣仔地鐵A2出口,沿軒尼詩道往金鐘方向,皇悅酒店旁,上海商業銀行側門).
Class Venue: 4/floor, Kam Chung Commercial Bldg., 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK. (MTR Wanchai A2 exit, near Empire Hotel).


星期六/Saturdays:
Class A
日期/Date: 23 Apr - 25 Jun 2016 (no class on 14 May)
時間/Time: 4:30-6:00pm
舞種/Dance: Garrotin con Sombrero (choreography & Technique)
級別/Level: Intermediate level/中級班
費用/Fees: $1890/9 classes
導師/Tutor: Rico Cheung "FlaMenRico"
上課地點: 香港灣仔軒尼詩道19號金鐘商業大廈4
Class Venue: 4/floor, Kam Chung Commercial Bldg., 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK. (MTR Wanchai A2 exit, near Empire Hotel).
*pls prepare a flamenco hat for choreography or you can purchase at FMFW studio.


Course Requirements:
- Beginners I required NO dance experience.
- Beginners II required 6 months flamenco dance training.
- Elementary courses required 1-2 year of flamenco dance training.
- Intermediate courses required 2-4 years of flamenco dance training.
- Please prepare flamenco shoes/character dance shoes for classes.
- Female students, please wear skirt for classes.
- Please wear NO jeans or street shoes/sneakers for classes.
- All classes conducted in Cantonese & English.
*Flamenco skirt is available at our studio for purchase, please visit our website "SHOP" for models and details.

Course Discount:
- 5% off PAY on or Before 25 Mar 2016 (early bird).
- 10% off enroll for 2 courses.
- 15% off enroll for 3 courses.
- 20% off enroll for 4 or more courses.
*The offers above cannot be used in conjunction.

Drop-in/Single Class, Private class Arrangement:
- HK$230 for a Regular class Drop-in/Trial class
- HK$600 for One-on-One private class available (upon request/appointment)
- HK$800 for Bata de Cola One-on-One private class (by appointment)

Registration and Payment Procedures:
- Registration will be handled on a first-come-first served basis.
- Please send us email at: felahmengus@yahoo.com.hk
- Enclosing details of: name, contact number & the course(s) you would like to enroll.
- Upon email confirmation from us, please send payment by cheque crossed & payable to :
星展/DBS 512059112 (Felah-Mengus Flamenco Workshop)
- Please mail cheque to : 4/Floor, Kam Chung Commercial Building, 19 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
OR by
- 銀行轉賬/CASH TRANSFER:
滙豐/HSBC 110-856820-833 (CHEUNG K C Rico)
- Pls email the bank receipt to felahmengus@yahoo.com.hk upon settlement.

Course Cancellations, Changes of Course Specifications:
- We reserve the right to cancel a course 3 days before the course commences if the number of applicants is below the requisite minimum, in which case, course fees will be refunded in full.

Courses Refunds:
- No transfer or refunds will be made for unattended classes.

Typhoon, Rainstorm & Bad Weather Arrangement:
- Classes will be cancelled if black rainstorm or typhoon signal no.8 is hoisted or about to be raised.

Feel free to contact us for further information & queries:
Felah-Mengus Flamenco Workshop
Telephone: 2983-1692


Tarantos (Tarantas)

This dance is melancholic and sentimental rather than dramatic. Its rhythm comes from the zambra, that is, from tangos. Although it was known as zambra por rondeñas. As a choreographed style, it features elements of stylised flamenco dancing, that is, alternate rhythms in the marcaje (marking) of the lyrics and the escobillas (the section of the dance that includes the zapateado, a rhytmic combination of sounds made by stepping with the toe, sole and heel of the foot), signalled by the llamadas (calls or signal for the cantaor to sing, involving movements including emphatic, forceful stepping sounds) and desplantes (series of hard stepping movements that end, or climax, a series of steps, or section, of the dance).
The meter of the tarantas is ternary, while in the taranto the movements are based on a binary meter:

1234/1234/1234/1234............


Farruca

(Song and dance form) A dramatic male dance in 4/4 time. Originally a song from the northern region of Galicia. Andalucian gypsies adopted it and changed it to suit their own tastes. Although the rhythm is strong and strictly defined, some passages begin slowly and gradually build up speed, especially in the final stages. Although this form is considered a man's dance, women have also performed it to great effect (dressed in a man's costume of course).


Tientos (cante Jondo)

Tientos are a style of flamenco song with the same measure as the tango, but with a very slow rhythm. It has a character which is jondo(deep), majestic and sensual and sober dance, with a great dramatic charge, and an accentuated ritualistic character.


Tangos Flamenco

(Song and dance form) A lively, infectious dance in 4/4. Although it is generally performed in a light style, it has an inherent, yet subtle tone of seriousness about it. While some believe it has connections to the Argentinean Tango, others emphatically insist it is of purely gypsy origin, having distinct similarities to the Tientos.

Tangos is one of the most impressive and dynamic dance forms and like Buleria, is nurtured and developed as a show piece to be performed near the end of a performance.

Different dance choreographys to different levels.


Colombianas/Rumba Flamenca

It is usually classified within the cantes of ida y vuelta which styles that were created in Spain, travelled to the Americas with Spanish migrants, where they were influenced by Hispanic American folk music, before returning to Spain and being influenced. in turn, by flamenco music.
They are lively, sensual character, festive dance in 4/4 beat which is humoured and tastefuly seductive in nature.

Course designed for Beginners


Alegrias

It is a cante festero (lit. festive style, a category of songs which tend to be loud and happy) that is suitable for dancing. It is characterised by its dynamism, grace and fluency. Both sexes can dance it. The alegrías of Cádiz and Córdoba are the ones which stand out.

The difference from other styles is that, apart from the steps that are typical of flamenco dancing, it also introduces the silencio, which is the part that is reserved for melodic guitar-playing in a minor key, made up of paseillos (ceremonial entrance or a series of steps, somewhat like a stroll) and marcajes (marking of lyrics), and which ends with a llamada (call).

Both the singing and dancing have an identical meter to the soleá, although it is slightly lighter, with its guitar-playing giving it a livelier character:

123 456 78 910 11 12

and then start again.
The normal thing to do is to hand-clap, slightly off-beat, but always marking the accents.


Tango de Malaga

Flamenco Tango from the city of Malaga, coastal city of the Andalucia. Slow and moody, will burst into unexpected Zapteados(footwork) from time to time, some passages begin slowly and gradually build up speed, especially in the final stages. end up with cheerful and festive Tango.

Suitable for those who have finished Elementary level.


Solea por bulerias

This is a hybird form combining elements of both Solea(soledad,which means loneliness or solitude) and Bulerias(a dance form filled with fun and jest). Solea por bulerias has a dynamic character with dramatic changes in mood. Rhythmic footworks are concentrate in the course.


Guajiras (fan technique and choreography)

(From guajiro, white Cuban farmer, and a popular song that is common among them). It is therefore a cante de ida y vuelta (conjunction of styles that were created in Spain, travelled to the Americas with Spanish migrants, where they were influenced by Hispanic American folk music, before returning to Spain and being influenced, in turn, by flamenco music) whose origins lie in Cuban folk tradition. It is a very happy and rhythmic style, and it adopts the rhythm of the punto cubano, where it blended with indigenous elements.

* Abanico/Flamenco Fan will be use for the dance choreography


Martinete/Siguiriyas (cante jondo)

(SONG AND DANCE FORM. CANTE JONDO) Siguiriyas is dark, mournful and desolate in character. It is considered the greatest test of a singer's ability. the basic accent sequence of n1 n2 n3 123456(BinBanBinBanBinBanDinDinDanDinDinDan).
Since the traditional playing key is the same as Buleria, this allows the guitarist the option of modifying a falseta from one and adapting it to fit the other.

Suitable for those who have finished Elementary level.


Sevillanas

Traditional folk song proceeding from the seguidilla manchega (from La Mancha), which has taken on some features of flamenco.

It was born to accompany the dance that is performed in pairs, in series of four sevillanas.

On the last beat of the singing, the music and dancing cease simultaneously and the performers finish off in an elegant and provocative desplante, characteristic of courtship dancing.

It is characterised by its gracefulness, liveliness, nimble dynamism and its flexibility.

It is a dance for pairs formed by either a man and a woman or two women.

At a popular level they are executed in series of four coplas (poetic compositions, in verse, used as lyrics), each of which has a different choreography, with a brief interval between them. In earlier times, they were comprised of seven coplas, as they had a further three bolero sevillanas which are currently only performed by professionals, as they are considerably more difficult to dance to.


Soleá

(SONG AND DANCE FORM. CANTE JONDO) Soleá is often referred to as the mother of flamenco because other important forms such as Alegrías and Bulerías are derived from it. The name is derived from the word soledad, which means lonliness or solitude and reflects the general mood of this song form.


Garrotín

Dance not originating from Andalucia but practised above all in Sevilla,the song arising afterwards. It is believed that is came from Asturias or the old kingdom of Leon, where they perform the "garrotiadas" and afterwards passed through Cataluna, where it was absorbed by the gypsies of the area. Garrotin has a marked, even rhythm like that of a farruca and falls in the compas of four or eight counts. The song which accompanies the dance is light in mood, joyful,and easy going.......


Romeras

(Song and dance form) One of the group of songs known as Cantiñas. Almost identical to Alegrías. Like the Mirabrás, Romeras was probably artificially conceived and created to add variety to the repertoire of songs sung in the Café Cantante of the late 19th century.


Fandango

From the Portuguese fado, which means traditional dance and singing. it is a muscial form that is characteristic of Spanish folklore. The varieties of fandangos exist in different regions of Andalucia. the ones from Huelva have certain special characteristics. It is a popular character and old style of dancing, which has been progressively acquiring the peculiar traits of flamenco.
The meter is in three beats. or we always counted in 12 beats (3/4 beat)