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Absolute Beginner Flamenco Dance Course - Sevillanas

Learn to dance Sevillanas! No partner or experience required. In-person 4-week intro dance course for adults in Halifax

By Flamenco and Ballet Dance School Maria Osende

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Date and time

Wed, Sep 6, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM ADT


Happy Soul Dance Studio 3089 Oxford Street Halifax, NS B3L 2W8 Canada

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About this event

  • 1 hour
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Entry and Beginner Level Flamenco Dance Course

Learn to Dance Sevillanas

An essential must-know dance at any flamenco event, the Sevillanas are a lively and social flamenco-folk dance whose roots extend deeply into Andalusian Spanish culture. The Sevillanas are a great entry point for those interested in learning flamenco, but also a stand-alone dance many non-dancers enjoy learning due to their festive nature. In Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, and particularly in Seville, many people dance sevillanas every year at all types of events. the choreography is traditional and is roughly the same everywhere, meaning, if you learn sevillanas in halifax and go to Spain, you will be able to dance sevillanas with anyone in Spain as well. Dive into Spanish culture and experience the shared joy of this important cultural aspect of flamenco and Spanish culture.


Come as you are for clothing, but bring a pair of indoor shoes for the studio. No flamenco shoes or special attire required. Bring the closest you have to a dressed shoe but avoid thick soles with lots of grip, sandals and for women, avoid open toe, wedges, stilettos or very high heels.


  • low impact exercise, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness
  • learn about Spanish music and rhythm
  • yes, it is for men and women! Steps are exactly the same
  • classes are mentally and physically stimulating
  • most of all: fun!


  • sevillanas are danced in pairs, however dancers do not partner each other. During class students practise in rotation with different partners.

About Sevillanas

Although the Sevillanas have passed through various periods in the evolution of Spanish culture, it's important to know that these facets of Spanish culture are still alive today, and that Sevillanas is very much a part of each of them. Our student performance group, often performs sevillanas and students from the school are invited to join once they have learned the dance.

Check out my video Sevillanas Tutorial


This class will be taught by flamenco dancer Linda Palmer with the assistance of her husband Mike Butler. linda and Mike enjoy dancing sevillanas together and have been doing so for a long time. Up until 2020 they spent a few weeks a year in Seville, Spain immersing themselves in flamenco culture. Linda has extensive experience teaching and performing, whereas Mike just enjoys dancing sevillanas. They are super excited to be teaching this course together.

About the organizer

Classes at all levels online and in-person in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Students of all ages and all levels of fitness are welcome! Find out more at