La Candela Company's K-12 programs include flamenco dance and music lecture demonstrations, residencies, and workshops. Our bi-lingual programs are fun, interactive, and engage students while teaching them about where flamenco comes from, about its rhythms, ways to mark flamenco rhythm, and how feelings are expressed in flamenco from Spain. Flamenco was declared the World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Focus on diversity & self-esteem
The shows help children understand how diverse arts and culture are in different countries and that diversity is positive and fun. When performing basic flamenco dance steps in a group and in front of other students they build self-esteem. Children can connect with flamenco, because it speaks to our human emotions and because it brings together elements of African, Latin American, Spanish and Jewish cultures.
Workshops & residencies
Students explore and learn the culture and history of flamenco as well as it's dance and music technique. They develop social skills and learn how to express themselves through arts.
Educational flamenco shows are great for school's International Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Cultural Nights, Spanish Day, History Day, International Night, School Festivals, Arts Day, Artist Day, Cultural Day, Passport Day.
La Candela Company brings the best of flamenco dance and music, conveying the exotic character of the dance, including flamboyant flamenco outfits straight from Spain and mastery of dancing with all the flamenco accessories, such as different fans, huge embroidered shawl and a skirt with a train. Our shows offer a full Spanish culture immersion. Flamenco dancer can mesmerize any audience with her use of accessories and energetic expressions, and get their heart beating faster as they watch and hear her perfect zapateado (percussive footwork). Flamenco is an ideal addition to your campus International Festival, or to include among the cultural campus activities.
Some of the universities we performed at:
Georgia State University
College of Coastal Georgia
Take a look at the report from our performance at the International Festival at the College of Coastal Georgia.
Learn more about our production "A dos guitarras". A full theater show produced by La Candela Company.