Professional flamenco dancer Ángel Atienza opened an academy to share the art and traditions of flamenco dance. Flamenco's turns, rhythms and footwork are taught via classes, workshops and private lessons, including courses with teachers like La Lupi, Adela Campallo and Leonor Leal.
The Escuela de Flamenco Ángel Atienza (formerly known as "Ados") was founded in 2006 as a place to share a professional dancer's experience and lifelong passion for flamenco through teaching.
Students, teachers and performers from around the world visit the Escuela's studios in the famous flamenco district of Triana to deepen their knowledge of flamenco and refine their skills. Many students return year after year, either for short stays or extended training as full-time students of the Escuela.
At the Basic level and above, students of any age have the an opportunity to train as if preparing, at some point, to perform individually for an audience. Once you enter the classroom, you will be encouraged to develop a flamenco dancer's confident energy and presence. Although exercises or choreography may be practiced as a group, each individual prepares to do them independently to the best of his or her current ability. Classes are taught in Spanish, but seasoned flamenco instructors are skilled communicators who help international students fill in language gaps by observing and imitating.