Workshops: In hands-on classes with a dancer and musicians, students learn flamenco choreography and a song in Spanish. Two 45-minute workshops can be held simultaneously for up to 30 students each. Residencies: A 5-day residency develops students' poise, team work, and commitment through the technique and creative expression of flamenco. The residency includes a lecture demonstration (assembly style) for the entire school, four hands-on classes daily with a dancer, and musicians for up to 5 classrooms, and a culminating performance in full flamenco costumes for parents and peers. "The students grew as individuals. I am proud of the respect, willingness to learn and dedication to the process."ť Jennifer Marlow, Clarkton School of Discovery. "Not only does this build a connection between the cultures, but this goes across the curriculum, it reaches social studies, arts, music and P.E., so the children are just having a blast."ť Jawanda Waters, Eastern Elementary School, Washington, NC.
Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company is the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance company celebrating our 30th Anniversary. We believe that the universal spirit of flamenco, a multicultural art form, has the power to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds. Project Olé, our Arts Education initiative, reaches thousands of students in our home bases of New York, North Carolina and throughout the country. This year we led residencies at Avery Middle School, Forest Hills Elementary, Eastern Elementary and Clarkton School of Discovery. Each residency includes a Lecture Demonstration, 4 class sessions daily, and culminates in a final student showing with full costume and live musical accompaniment.