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After making your own way to Sacromonte — an area famed for its gypsy heritage and thriving flamenco scene — you’ll head inside a renovated cave to begin your 45-minute or 1.5-hour flamenco lesson.
Under the guidance of an expert instructor, you’ll learn the basic techniques of fiery flamenco and hear of the cultural expression’s interesting history. Your dancing will be accompanied by hand clapping and the accelerated strumming of acoustic guitars.
Learn the moves of traditional flamenco sequences and build up to an authentic Andalusian performance fueled by heightened emotion and fiery passion. Regardless of your skill level or experience, your instructor will teach you at a pace that suits you best and you’ll enjoy drinks such as beer, sangria, soda or wine throughout your experience.
Complete novices. Felt we were encouraged with appropriate laughter when I rather than my wife kept going wrong. I wasn't allowed to give up and I managed the steps in the end. We weren't taught the hands but our teacher was very happy to show us a few movements. I can see it is years not 45 minutes to learn Flamenco. So much more interesting to see the dancing after this experience.
This activity is extremely overpriced, and we did not receive what we had paid for. Prior to booking, it said that the company provided transportation to and from the hotel - which in actuality, it did not. This ended up costing us an additional 60 euro for a taxi there and back. Also, I tried the day before to contact the company as it said to confirm 24 hours before the activity however, when I tried calling, there was never anyone there. When we finally did get to the establishment, we were late because our taxi was caught in traffic, and they still were not ready for us. When the Flamenco teacher and guitarist were ready, we went to a different location because there was a party booked where we were supposed to be. The teacher and guitarist were very nice and friendly, and taught us a bit about the history of flamenco. Our 90 minute private lesson though actually only lasted 30 minutes. So we paid over 400 US dollars when you factor in the taxi fair for a 30 minute flamenco lesson where we learned about a 2 minute step sequence...not even with the arm or hand movements. It was a fun little activity, but the price is absolutely ludicrous. I travel a lot, and will not be using this service again, and will not be recommending it to anyone either.
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