When you think of Spain, what’s the soundtrack? For us it’s the pulsing foot stamps and strumming guitars of flamenco.
If you’re looking to get in on the action there are a number of options for taking flamenco classes in Madrid. From traditional dance schools to modern studios, there are tons of great classes to try. Here are three flamenco schools where you’ll be able to get inside the soul of Spanish music. Each school allows you to take individual classes and in some, English is spoken.
Amor de Dios, Flamenco Arts and Spanish Dance Center
Perhaps the most well known Flamenco school, Amor de Dios, sits above the bustling Anton Martin market. It is the oldest flamenco school in central Madrid and many of the most famous international performers have passed through its halls. The school offers classes for all levels taught by Flamenco masters from around Spain. You’ll be instantly immersed in the passion and drama of flamenco. Drop-ins are welcome and there are classes scheduled throughout the day.
Address: Calle Santa Isabel 5 , 1st floor, 28012
This conservatory-style dancer and musician training program also offers excellent classes for beginners. Learn to stomp your feet and twirl your skirt with highly skilled teachers. While walking through the hallways to your class, hear the sounds of flamenco guitar, singing and castanets. Located in the fun and hip Malasaña neighborhood, the school is a great starting point for exploring the shops and cafes that line the narrow streets. Take a look at the schedule online and plan for your class.
Address: Calle Divino Pastor 7, 28004
El Patio dance and exercise studio offers everything from pilates to belly dancing. There are several evening beginner flamenco classes throughout the week. The studio is focused on bringing movement to dancers of all ages. It’s a great place to get your feet wet with flamenco and start to learn in a casual and supportive environment.
Address: Calle Apodaca 14, 28004
If you’re feeling inspired by the music and the passion, join us for a night on the town with our Evening Tapas and Flamenco Tour. You’ll experience a live flamenco performance, taste delicious tapas and learn all about this amazing art form. Let us immerse you in this enchanting world!
As the daughter of a barbecue master and a pseudo-vegetarian, Amy’s culinary obsessions run deep. She spent time in Galicia before settling down in Madrid, where you’ll usually find her browsing the bottles of a local bodega or ogling the produce at the weekend farmer’s market.