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 (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, September 21 – December 14, 2019

PALOMITAS children ages 5-7

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a 13-week session package!

    • $120.00 (Reg. $130) 13-Week Session 

$40.00 / 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
$40.00 / 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
$50.00 / 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19

$10 Drop-in fee

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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) *NEW TIME* 

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a 13-week session package!

    • $120.00 (Reg. $130) 13-Week Session 

$40.00 / 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
$40.00 / 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
$50.00 / 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19

$10 Drop-in fee

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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.

Come Dance with Us with this amazing New Student Offer:

4-Weeks Beginners & All Abilities classes $49.00

*NEW DAY* SATURDAYS, September 21 – December 14, 2019 

PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED FLAMENCO

2:00 p.m. (60-minutes) *NEW TIME*

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $177.00 (Reg. $208) 13-Week Session 
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19 

$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, September 18 – December 11, 2019

Flamenco Fun

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $177.00 (Reg. $208) 13-Week Session 
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (1): 9/18 – 10/9/19
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (2): 10/16 – 11/6/19 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/13 – 12/11/19 

$16 Drop-in fee

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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, September 21 – December 14, 2019

BEGINNING FLAMENCO

11:00 a.m. (60-minutes) *NEW TIME*

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $177.00 (Reg. $208) 13-Week Session 
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19 

$16 Drop-in fee

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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.

TUESDAYS, September 17 – December 10, 2019

OPEN LEVEL INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $221.00 (Reg. $260) 13-Week Session 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (1): 9/17 – 10/8/19
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (2): 10/15 – 11/5/19 
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/12 – 12/10/19

$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 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, September 17 – December 10, 2019

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY

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

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $221.00 (Reg. $260) 13-Week Session 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (1): 9/17 – 10/8/19
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (2): 10/15 – 11/5/19 
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/12 – 12/10/1

$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 choreography from a master instructor.

WEDNESDAYS, September 18 – October 9, 2019

*NEW* RECORDED REPERTOIRE

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

Minimum of four students registered by Tuesday, September 18, 2019

    • $58.00 (Reg. $64) 4-Week Session (1): 9/18 – 10/9/19

No Drop-in

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Instructor A.J. Frenzel
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¡Olé maestros! Start to finish choreography. Learn and practice in class, plus access to audio and video recordings to review and integrate between sessions. Two years of dance experience recommended (flamenco or other).

SATURDAYS, September 21 – December 14, 2019

OPEN LEVEL INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE

12:00 p.m. (60-minutes) *NEW TIME*

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $221.00 (Reg. $260) 13-Week Session 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19

$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 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, September 21 – December 14, 2019

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY

1:00 p.m. (60-minutes) *NEW TIME*

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $221.00 (Reg. $260) 13-Week Session 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (1): 9/21 – 10/12/19
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (2): 10/19 – 11/9/19 
    • $90.00 (Reg. $100) 5-Week Session 3 (3): 11/16 – 12/14/19 

$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 choreography from a master instructor.

 

DECEMBER 7 – 8, 2019

FLAMENCO CUADRO WORKSHOPS

3:30 p.m. Saturday / NOON Sunday (90-minutes)

Save when you purchase both! $40.00 (Reg. $50) / $25 for one – Register Now

Instructor La Conja
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La Conja, a Dancer, Singer, and Choreographer, lived in Spain for ten years and performed in some of the most famous Tablao’s in Spain. Her knowledge of dancing and singing flamenco has given her a profound understanding of the structure of this art form not only as a dance form but as a musical form.

In these workshops, students will learn:

    • flamenco as a musical form,
    • the different styles of the Cante and the importance of the Compas, 
    • how to accompany another dancer with the Palmas and Compas,
    • how you work with a singer and a guitarist,
    • how to understand what are the different signals in the dance you should be watching out for when you are on stage working with another dancer, singer, and guitarist,
    • what to do on stage if you experience a problem, and 
    • how to recover at that moment to make it all come together.

These workshops are open to all levels, and you are highly encouraged to take both, although it is not necessary. Dancers, as well as musicians, are welcome to participate. La Conja is very excited to share her knowledge and experience that she has learned through the many years of working in Cuadro’s in Spain. 

Things to bring to the workshops:

    • pen & note pad,
    • dance shoes, and
    •  an open mind and wiliness to learn.


SUNDAYS, October 27 – December 15, 2019

HOW TO SPEAK MUSICIAN

11:00 a.m. (90-minutes)

Pay in advance and save when you purchase a session package!

    • $136.00 (Reg. $160) 8-Week Session 
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (1): 10/27 – 11/17/19
    • $72.00 (Reg. $80) 4-Week Session (2): 11/24 – 12/15/19  

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

Pay the day of your class in-studio.

Instructor Ben Abrahamson
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Learn the building blocks of rhythm, melody, and chords that will take your collaborations with live musicians to a new level.

This class is not flamenco-specific, and there’s no need to play an instrument—all dancers with any/no musical background are welcome. Ben is an experienced teacher, guitarist, and dance collaborator

 


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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