We all know that it takes dedication to learn flamenco. My dancers in my live group classes take up to four classes per week with me. Now THAT’S dedication.
But, the dedication of the participants in the first Online Flamenco Studio Dance Challenge blew.my.mind!
They had the month of June to learn one of three different Tangos choreographies featured inside the Online Flamenco Studio. Then they had to record themselves dancing it and post the video on YouTube. And the results were astounding.
There were 10 entries from 5 different countries! (What was so funny was that three of them were from Los Angeles! LOL.)
I’m in awe how these dancers rallied to learn the choreography and then were brave enough to post them. But I’m also super proud of the other members of the community who offered their unwavering support and plenty of jaleos to the participants inside our private Facebook group.
OLE y OLE to these AMAZING DANCERS!
Rose Gotseff, Colorado, USA
Steffie da Costa, China
Alisha Pa, Goa
Mercedes Zuñiga, Costa Rica
Susan Miller, Boston, USA
Yohairy Checo de Lama, BC, Canada
Annie Roach, Los Angeles, USA
Marcela Escobell Montano, Los Angeles, USA
Susan Broder, Los Angeles, USA
Eileen Barrientos Carvajal, BC, Canada
So, here are the winners of the Online Flamenco Studio Dance Challenge #1.
- No Naqueres Mas De Mi– Steffie Da Costa
- Rosa Maria– Alisha Pa
- Como el Agua– *tied* Marcela Escobell Montano AND Eileen Barrientos Carvajal
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The winners were chosen by how strong their compás was, their overall styling, and letting their personality shine through.
They all won a free year long membership to the Online Flamenco Studio. Well, Marcela and Eileen split their prize, so it’s 6 months free for each of them. 😉
You can view the other entries on YouTube. Just type “Online Flamenco Studio Dance Challenge #1” in the search box and you’ll find them.