Our residency programs focus on developing students' poise, social skills and perseverance through the teaching of the technique and skills of flamenco dance and music. Our program exposes students to the rich history and culture of this Hispanic art form aligning with standards in ELA, Literacy, History and Social Science. The program begins with a professional Company performance for all students and ends in a culminating activity where students demonstrate their learning with a performance in full flamenco costumes (provided by the company). Specific program content is decided by the school staff and company artists jointly to respond to the needs of the specific student group. Our TAs are also trained to work with students with disabilities and dual language populations. Residencies can serve up to 5 classrooms with four sessions each (a dancer and musicians in every session). Single workshops are also available and can accommodate up to 30 students each.
Founded in 1983, Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company (aka Flamenco Vivo) is America's most prominent flamenco dance group, serving more than 40,000 people nationwide each year through far reaching programs that entertain, educate and empower. Our mission is to promote flamenco as a living art form and a vital part of Hispanic heritage; produce and perform high quality dance works; and provide arts education programs that catalyze connections among young people. Project Olé, our Arts Education initiative, reaches thousands of K-12 students in our home bases of New York, North Carolina and throughout the country, including specialized programs for students with disabilities and dual language populations.