SUMMER 2014 SESSION
is a global art form that is gaining great popularity in Vancouver.
Originating with the gypsies in Andalucia, Flamenco has grown
beyond the boundaries of Spain and now belongs to the world.
Flamenco dance and music embodies universal and genuine human
emotion, which transcends culture to touch the souls of all
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy was founded by Oscar Nieto
and Kasandra "La China" in 2002. The word, Mozaico, refers to the mosaic
of students from different ethnic backgrounds, ages, fitness
levels and economic circumstances who are drawn to the world
of flamenco and come to study at the Academy. Over the years,
Oscar and Kasandra have brought countless devotees to the
art of Flamenco.
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy provides students with
the very best flamenco training by integrating music, dance,
and culture in its teaching methodology. Students learn to
express themselves with dramatic movements and skillful footwork
as they come to understand the exciting rhythms and soulful
songs of gypsy music. Flamenco offers a rich transformative
experience and a life long journey of discovery, challenge
Our students say…
“Flamenco offers a wonderful outlet for personal
“Classes are mentally & physically stimulating,
good exercise & great for posture.”
“Flamenco is a challenging art form which leaves
room for continuous learning.”
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy offers comprehensive technique
and choreography classes at all levels including Introduction,
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. These
classes are taught with the highest technical and artistic
standards so that students build a solid technical foundation
and also cultivate a great respect for the art form. The academy also offers classes and workshops in abanico (fan), manton (shawl), bata de cola (long train) and palillos (castanets).
However, the Academy is defined by its unique masterclasses
that inspire creativity, camaraderie and individual expression.
With strengths in cante, music, compas and rhythm, Oscar and
Kasandra demystify the art of improvisation in fiesta dances,
Bulerias and Tangos por Fiesta.
True Flamenco is a “cuadro”, an interplay between
dancer, singer, guitarist, palmistas and percussionists. In
the masterclasses, our students are joined by Vancouver’s
guitarists, cajon players, palmistas and singers for some
real Jerez ambience! This setting provides a fun, enjoyable,
non-competitive learning environment where students can explore,
improvise and create their own choreography. Differences are
celebrated, students encourage one another and teachers are
firm but supportive. With this kind of training, students
can realize their full potential and learn at their own pace.
Mozaico Flamenco has been a moving force in the world of
Spanish dance for over 40 years, continuously pushing the
outer edges of the artistic envelope. Al Mozaico Flamenco
Dance Academy ensures that the tradition of innovation will
be passed to future generations of flamenco students for years
to come. We welcome a new generation of instructors that embody dance expertise as well as knowledge of kinesiology, music theory and flamenco cuadro performance experience.