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Covid-19 Statement

Challenges beget creativity. While we are postponing our physical classes effective immediately through March 27, 2020, we are rapidly working to create virtual opportunities. 

We understand this is maybe a difficult time for you, and our priority continues to be the safety of our flamenco family. Click here to read the full statement.

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 (handclapping), 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.

SATURDAYS, January 11 – June 6, 2020

PALOMITAS children ages 5-7

9:30 a.m. (40-minutes) *New Time*

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a 21-week package!

    • $200.00 (Reg. $210) 21-Week Session

Pay as you go pricing:

$40.00 Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
$40.00 Segment 2 (4-Weeks): February 8 – 29, 2020 
$50.00 Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 7 – April 4, 2020
$40.00 Segment 4 (4-Weeks): April 18 – May 9, 2020
$40.00 Segment 5 (4-Weeks): May 16 – June 6, 2020

$10 Drop-in fee REGISTER

Instructor: Susana di Palma
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The Palomitas class is for students ages five to seven. No prior dance experience necessary. Children will have fun learning flamenco rhythms and movements while meeting new friends and experiencing the Spanish culture!


PALOMAS children ages 7-12

 10:15 a.m. (45-minutes) 

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a 21-week package!

    • $200.00 (Reg. $210) 21-Week Session

Pay as you go pricing:

$40.00 Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
$40.00 Segment 2 (4-Weeks): February 8 – 29, 2020 
$50.00 Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 7 – April 4, 2020
$40.00 Segment 4 (4-Weeks): April 18 – May 9, 2020
$40.00 Segment 5 (4-Weeks): May 16 – June 6, 2020

$10 Drop-in fee REGISTER

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.

Come Dance with Us with this amazing New Student Offer:

4-Weeks All Abilities & Beginners classes $49.00

SATURDAYS, January 11 – June 6, 2020

PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED FLAMENCO

2:00 p.m. (60-minutes)

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $258.00 (Reg. $304) 19-Week Session 
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 2 (4-Weeks): February 8 – 29, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 7 – April 4, 2020
    • $43.00 (Reg. $48) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): May 2 – 16, 2020
    • $43.00 (Reg. $48) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 23 – June 6, 2020

$16 Drop-in fee REGISTER

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.

Come Dance with Us with this amazing New Student Offer:

4-Weeks Beginners & All Abilities classes $49.00

WEDNESDAYS, January 8 – June 3, 2020

Flamenco Fun

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $272.00 (Reg. $320) 20-Week Session
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 8 – 29, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 2 (5-Weeks): February 5 – March 4, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 11 – April 8, 2020
    • $43.00 (Reg. $48) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): April 29 – May 13, 2020
    • $43.00 (Reg. $48) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 20 – June 3, 2020

$16 Drop-in fee REGISTER

Instructor A.J. Frenzel
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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. Guaranteed fun!


SATURDAYS, January 11 – June 6, 2020

BEGINNING FLAMENCO

11:00 a.m. (60-minutes)

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $286.00 (Reg. $336) 21-Week Session
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 2 (4-Weeks): February 8 – 29, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 7 – April 4, 2020
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 4 (4-Weeks): April 18 – May 9, 2020
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) Segment 5 (4-Weeks): May 16 – June 6, 202

$16 Drop-in fee REGISTER

Instructor Susana di Palma
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New students learn basic flamenco techniques – arms, turns, footwork and palmas (handclapping) – in the flamenco piece “palo,” por Tangos. This class is a fun immersion into the world of flamenco dance and music.

Come Dance with us with this amazing New Student Offer:

4-Weeks Intermediate / Advanced classes $49.00

TUESDAYS, January 7 – June 2, 2020

OPEN LEVEL INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $306.00 (Reg. $360) 18-Week Session
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 7 – 28, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 2 (3-Weeks): February 4 – 18, 2020
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 10 – April 7, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): April 28 – May 12, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 19 – June 2, 2020

$20 Drop-in fee REGISTER

$30.00 (Reg. $40) Combo Drop-in fee (Tuesday Technique & Choreography) REGISTER

Instructor Susana di Palma
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This class is challenging, where students will drill technique exercises and focus on arms, feet, turns, and “remates.” The class is fast-paced and will help the student to build stamina along with encouraging each student to discover their own expression. We will work on variations of various “palos.”

TUESDAYS, January 7 – June 2, 2020

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $306.00 (Reg. $360) 18-Week Session
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 7 – 28, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 2 (3-Weeks): February 4 – 18, 2020
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) Segment 3 (5-Weeks): March 10 – April 7, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): April 28 – May 12, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 19 – June 2, 2020

$20 Drop-in fee REGISTER

$30.00 (Reg. $40) Combo Drop-in fee (Tuesday Technique & Choreography) REGISTER

Instructor Susana di Palma
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Learn choreography from a master instructor.

SATURDAYS, January 11 – June 6, 2020

OPEN LEVEL INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

12:00 p.m. (60-minutes)

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $289.00 (Reg. $340) 17-Week Session
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 2 (3-Weeks): February 8 – 22, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 3 (4-Weeks): March 14 – April 4, 202
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): May 2 – 16, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 23 – June 6, 2020

$20 Drop-in fee REGISTER

$30.00 (Reg. $40) Combo Drop-in fee (Saturday Technique & Choreography) REGISTER

Instructor Susana di Palma
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This class is challenging, where students will drill technique exercises and focus on arms, feet, turns, and “remates.” The class is fast-paced and will help the student to build stamina along with encouraging each student to discover their own expression. We will work on variations of various “palos.”

SATURDAYS, January 11 – June 6, 2020

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY

1:00 p.m. (60-minutes)

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a package!

    • $289.00 (Reg. $340) 17-Week Session
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 1 (4-Weeks): January 11 – February 1, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 2 (3-Weeks): February 8 – 22, 2020
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) Segment 3 (4-Weeks): March 14 – April 4, 202
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 4 (3-Weeks): May 2 – 16, 2020
    • $54.00 (Reg. $60) Segment 5 (3-Weeks): May 23 – June 6, 2020

$20 Drop-in fee REGISTER

$30.00 (Reg. $40) Combo Drop-in fee (Saturday Technique & Choreography) REGISTER

Instructor Susana di Palma
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Learn choreography from a master instructor.

 

SPRING 2020

WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED 


Private & Duet Lessons

Recommended for those who want to work their technique and enhance their skills in a more personal atmosphere, and also for coaching or choreography of individual dances. One-on-one private instruction is available for all students. Have you missed classes or feel behind? Private lessons are a great way to catch up. For more information email Artistic Director Susana di Palma susanazorongo@gmail.com.


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 the 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 canceled 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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