School

The learning experience with Zorongo is an adventure into the physically dynamic and emotionally expressive world of Spanish dance and music. Everyone is welcome!

The Zorongo school is dedicated to teaching students the art of flamenco dance that honors the Spanish traditional art form. It which includes live flamenco guitar, stresses the structure of dances with flamenco cante (song) and encourages each student to perform basic dance techniques – taconeo (footwork), braceo (arms and upper body alignment), vueltas (turns), palmas (hand clapping), and compas (rhythm structures). Each student is encouraged to share in the beauty and expressiveness of this powerful art form. Whether as a hobby, social outlet, or professional performer, our teachers are here to guide you on your flamenco journey.

PALOMITAS

Returns Fall 2019


SATURDAYS, JUNE 15 – JULY 27

PALOMAS children ages 7-12

9:30 a.m. (45-minutes)*NEW TIME*

$60 Session minimum three students registered before June 14

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Instructor Susana di palma
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 Palomas will work on a dance called bulerías, a 12-count dance at the core of flamenco culture. This class is for children who have taken some dance in the past. We’ll incorporate traditional footwork and movement in the choreography, while also trying improvisation. Classes will be taught in English and Spanish, and learn about the history of flamenco.

MONDAYS, JUNE 10 – JULY 22

FLAMENCO PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED

6:30 p.m. (60-minutes)

$80 Register before June 10 / $95 Session or $16 Drop-in fee

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Instructor Colette Illarde
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Structured for those with limited mobility, balance issues, or other disabilities. Classes are taken seated or standing (adaptations made) and designed for every student to have an authentic flamenco experience. Students are led through locomotor and non-locomotor movement combinations, and they connect to flamenco music, execute choreographies, enjoy improvisation, and organic expression. The rhythm and exercises are invigorating, while games and stories keep the class fun and challenging. Students appreciate engaging and promoting community, celebrating flamenco culture, and gaining greater health and well being.

WEDNESDAYS,  JUNE 12 – JULY 24

Flamenco Fun

6:30 p.m. (60-minutes)

$80 Register before June 10 / $95 Session or $16 Drop-in fee

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Instructor A.J. Frenzel, SUSANA DI PALMA
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Mixed level technique and variations exploring the foundations of flamenco. Every class offers something old, something new, something for fun, and something for YOU.  (Sweat and tears optional.)


SATURDAYS, JUNE 15 – JULY 27

BEGINNING FLAMENCO

10:30 a.m. (60-minutes)

$80 Register before June 10 / $95 Session or $16.00 Drop-in fee

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Instructor SUSANA DI PALMA
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Students will learn a Sevillanas, a lively, traditional folk dance from Sevilla that is danced at ferias and fiestas. This class is welcomes students brand new to Flamenco as well as folk dancers and more experienced beginners. Learning Sevillanas builds foundations in rhythm and upper body expression and can be danced and performed for years to come.

Don’t miss out on attending two or more Intermediate/Advanced classes with these special offers!

Combo Class Package: Intermediate/Advanced *NEW* Intensive Technique and the *NEW* Choreography classes. Choose Tuesdays or Saturdays. $200 (14-classes) before June 10

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Pick Two Classes: Choose from Tuesday or Saturday *NEW* Intensive Technique or the *NEW* Choreography classes. Four options available. $200 (14-classes) before June 10

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Four Class Package: Get all four Intermediate/Advanced classes in this package! Tuesdays and Saturdays *NEW* Intensive Technique and the *NEW* Choreography classes. $400 (28-classes) before June 10

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As always, you may choose a single session or drop into a class (see pricing below).


TUESDAYS, JUNE 11 –  JULY 23

*NEW* INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

6:30 p.m. (60-minutes)

$100 Register before June 10 / $120 Session

$20 Drop-in fee or $30.00 Combo Drop-in fee (Tuesday Technique & Choreography)

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Instructor SUSANA DI PALMA
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This class will focus on drilling technique skills in footwork, remates, turns, and arms. Students can attend this class without missing choreography sequences.


TUESDAYS, JUNE 11 –  JULY 23

*NEW* CHOREOGRAPHY

7:30 p.m. (60-minutes)

$100 Register before June 10 / $120 Session

$20 Drop-in fee or $30.00 Combo Drop-in fee (Tuesday Technique & Choreography)

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Instructor SUSANA DI PALMA
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Learn a new short choreography – La Caña with Mantón de Manila (Shawl).


SATURDAYS, JUNE 15 – JULY 27

*NEW* INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

11:30 a.m. (60-minutes)

$100 Register before June 10 / $120 Session

$20 Drop-in fee or $30.00 Combo Drop-in fee (Saturday Technique & Choreography)

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Instructor SUSANA DI PALMA
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This class will focus on drilling technique skills in footwork, remates, turns, and arms. Students can attend this class without missing choreography sequences.


SATURDAYS, JUNE 15 – JULY 27

*NEW* CHOREOGRAPHY

12:30 p.m. (60-minutes)

$100 Register before June 10 / $120 Session

$20 Drop-in fee or $30.00 Combo Drop-in fee (Saturday Technique & Choreography)

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Instructor SUSANA DI PALMA
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Learn a new short choreography – La Caña with Mantón de Manila (Shawl).

Currently, there are no workshops scheduled.


New Students

New students must complete a New Student Registration form. Bring the registration form to your first day of class. Registration forms are also available at the studio.

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Class Policies:

  • Once classes have begun, payment is non-refundable
  • With advanced permission, missed classes may be made up within the same session
  • Zorongo Flamenco is not responsible for injuries sustained during class sessions or rentals
  • Zorongo reserves the right to cancel any class with fewer than 5 students
  • Women’s Dress: full skirt, movement-friendly top, flamenco shoes or 1 1/2” character shoes and hair pulled back from face
  • Men’s Dress: Shirt, movement-friendly pants and flamenco boots or leather soled shoes/boots with heels
  • Beginners may start with your own shoes with sturdy 1.5”-2.5” heels (no sandals, platforms, wedges, or stillettos)
  • Severe Weather Policy: Class may be cancelled due to severe weather. Follow our Facebook page for information or call (612) 234-1653 during business hours

For character shoes (new students), Zorongo recommends Grand Jeté in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For flamenco shoes, Zorongo recommends Menkes in New York, New York. Brand new to Flamenco? For your first class, don’t let what to wear keep you off the dance floor. Come as you are. Everyone is welcome.


About the Teachers

  • Susana di Palma


    Master Teacher / Choreographer / Dancer / Artistic Director
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  • Colette Illarde


    Instructor / Dancer
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  • AJ Frenzel


    Instructor / Dancer

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  • Jenna Laffin


    Instructor / Dancer

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