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Team Building Flamenco Workshops

Our outstanding dancers and musicians (mostly Spanish), have many years experience leading team building groups and they are one of the best flamenco artists in London.

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Main objectives:

An amazing cultural experience with real flamenco artists.

Learn how to dance flamenco and play the cajón (Spanish drum) and enjoy every minute.

Working as a team to have the best Flamenco performance

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Workshop Structure

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The multi-media presentation is varied, relevant and interesting and includes videos of flamenco being performed and is led by a dancer in traditional costume, a singer/cajon player and a guitarist.

Canela Fina Flamenco ensemble demonstration with 2 basic ‘palos’ (styles): Tangos and Rumba flamenca. Your team will focus on this performance and then go on to dance a short choreographed performance as a flamenco troupe.

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Practical session: Dancing, Clapping, Body Percussion and Playing cajón with live guitar music

The group is divided into smaller groups. Women are given flowers and accessories to wear and men have red/blue satin cummerbunds to put on.

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 1.- Dance session

Participants will learn how to clap and dance for Tangos/Rumba Flamenca led by the dancer. The session is accompanied by rhythmic guitar playing. “Flamenco posture” is introduced, as are musical concepts such as counting and feeling a pulse, clapping/stamping rhythmic patterns.

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2.- Body percussion session

Flamenco body percussion creates rhythmic sounds and music using hands, feet and the body, by clapping, foot stomping and much more. This activity keeps participants engaged and active throughout the session The whole group is energised and unified and all join together to dance and use body percussion at the end of the session.

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3.- Cajón session

The team is introduced to the cajón and encouraged to try out techniques to produce different sounds and the difference between open and closed hand clapping. The group plays the cajón individually, taking turns to play cajón solos while the other team members maintain the clapping patterns, developing their ensemble skills.

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4.- Working as a team to have the best Flamenco performance

Each member of the team will be chosen by the flamenco teachers as either a dancer, clapper, singer or percussionist to play a different role in a flamenco ensemble, creating the desire to achieve the best results.

This workshop is not just about playing flamenco music and dancing, but also about working together as a team. Every member’s contribution is really important and creates that “feeling of passion”, the best end result of working together as a team.

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All Workshops are bespoke depending on your needs, group size, age, available time, size of venue and budget.

You can give the participants a small memento of their day, as we sell small percussion instruments and different flamenco accessories that can be given out as a thank you for taking part. Ask us for further information.

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Testimonial

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Quería agradecerte toda la ayuda y el fantástico trabajo que hicísteis ayer. Tuvimos un workshop increíble, nos reímos muchísimo y todos salimos muy contentos después de una tarde llena de buena música, buen baile y mucho flamenquito. Carmen y Pablo son muy profesionales y saben muy bien como motivar a la gente para participar y unirse a bailar. Tocamos los cajones, aprendimos ritmos de palmas y taconeamos hasta no poder más. En definitiva, ¡una tarde fantastica!

Muchas gracias por todo y mucha suerte en el futuro. Me asegurare de recomendar Canela Fina! si se presenta la ocasión.

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I would like to thank you for all your help and the fantastic work yesterday. We had an incredible workshop, we laughed a lot and we all felt very happy after an afternoon, full of good music, good dancing and a lot of flamenco. Carmen and Pablo are very good professionals and they know very well how to motivate people, to participate and dance with them. We played Spanish drums, learned clapping rhythms and dancing a lot. We had such a fantastic evening! Thank you very much for everything and good luck in the future. I will make sure to recommend Canela Fina!

Jorge Cerrato – Spanish party at the office – The Aso.