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Children's Flamenco: Meet Your Teacher

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Michaelene De La Serna

Michaelene De La Serna studied flamenco dance intensively for many years with Flamenco Chicago Artistic Director Ms. Rosetta Magdalen. She has also studied with flamenco greats Carmela Greco and Marija Temo. In addition to teaching adults, Michaelene was the Director of the Flamenco Kids Program at Flamenco Chicago. 

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Michaelene Vrlec De La Serna

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Beginning & Intermediate Flamenco

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Michaelene De La Serna studied flamenco dance intensively for many years with Flamenco Chicago Artistic Director Ms. Rosetta Magdalen. She has also studied with flamenco greats Carmela Greco and Marija Temo. In addition to teaching adults, Michaelene was the Director of the Flamenco Kids Program at Flamenco Chicago and worked as an Artist-in Residence/Flamenco Teacher for Ensemble Español Center for Spanish Dance and Music’s “Bailamos” Arts Education Residency Programs.

Ms. De La Serna is also extensively trained in Ballet, graduating from Boitsov Classical Ballet School in Chicago as both a professional dancer and teacher of the Vaganova Ballet syllabus. She has danced solo roles in Le Spectre de La Rose, Fountain of Bakhchiserai, Les Sylphides, as well as many variations from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Raymonda and Sleeping Beauty.

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Michaelene served as Associate Artistic Director of Boitsov Classical Ballet School & Company in Chicago for three years before relocating to Seattle. She joined American Dance Institute’s staff in 2017.


 

Kid's Flamenco Class Notes

Girls: Wear leotard or shirt, full skirt and flamenco shoes;

Boys: Wear dance pants, shirt and flamenco shoes.

Attire is available at:

Centerstage Capezio 5261 University NE. (527-4697), 

www.flamencoexport.com: Has dresses, skirts , shoes, etc and very good prices .  

PetitCoat Junction: 14523 WA-99 #1, Lynnwood, WA 98087 for skirts also.  425-743-9513

Finding Quality Children's Flamenco Dance Classes

You're looking for children's flamenco dance classes for your 8-12-year-old but how do you find a good class? What questions do you ask?  Here is some advice. 

  • Insist on non-competitive kid's Flamenco dance classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always feel welcome.
  • Find a class where the Flamenco teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child. 
  • A must have are Flamenco dance studios with specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect your child's feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven to bid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
  • Look for accommodating school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason. Look for clean, bright sunlit studios.
  • Most importantly look for a school that has expert dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.

We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.

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