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Artistic Director/Founder - Patricia Astorga-Casey

 


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CLASSES RESUME FEBRUARY 2016. NEW CLASSES TO BE ADDED FOR ADULT FLAMENCO BEGINNER, CHILDRENS BALLET FOLKLORICO (NEW STUDENTS)

DanzArts Events for this Week

Sunday. 01 May, 2016 - Saturday. 07 May, 2016
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Wednesday. 04 May, 2016
7:00 pm

Adult Flamenco (Beginner Level)

California Ballet Company

Adult Beginner Flamenco

Instructor: Mariann Sanchez

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Mariann Sanchez

Flamenco Dance Instructor

Mariann Sanchez was born in México City and raised in San Diego. She has both a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego and is currently employed at the University of San Diego. In 2010, Mariann joined Danzarts and became a company dancer in both of La Esencia Flamenca and Sabor México Theatrical Company. To date, Mariann has been fortunate to have been able to study in Spain and San Diego with Flamenco masters such as Domingo Ortega, Farruquito, Oscar Valero, María Serrano, Emilio Ochando, and Jesús Carmona. Additionally, she has been able to collaborate and perform with tremendously talented local artists. As a dancer, her goal is to transmit the love and passion she feels for this art form, while educating the audiences about its history and culture. As the Vice President and company member of Danzarts, Mariann is constantly seeking out different opportunities for offering affordable classes, scholarships, community performances and creative collaborations. This year Mariann had the privilege of co-producing a show called “Drums & Strings of the World,” with Patricia Astorga Casey, collaboration of live Music and Dance from México, Spain and West Africa.

For beginners, Learn rhythms (Palos) of Flamenco Dance, Technique. First class is FREE

8:00 pm

Adult Flamenco (Intermediate Level)

California Ballet Company

Adult Intermediate Flamenco

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co. ",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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Class for Esencia flamenca dancers plus intermediate level dancers welcome. For further info email Info@DanzArts.org

Friday. 06 May, 2016
5:45 pm

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. Rehearsal I

Centro Cultural de la raza

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. Rehearsals - Audition Required

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co.",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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Rehearsal for new Sabor Dance Co. Dancers or understudies. Class mandatory. Audition Required emailInfo@DanzArts.org Dance Attire Mandatory

Saturday. 07 May, 2016
1:30 pm

Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 6 & Up) - Beginner Level

Centro Cultural de la raza

Instructors: Patricia Astorga-Casey

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Artistic Director/Founder/Choreographer

Throughout her artistic career, Ms. Astorga has undertaken various dance disciplines including classical ballet, tap, modern dance, Folklore Mexicano and Flamenco. She began her training at the early age of 7yrs old at the world renowned school of Amalia Hernandez (Ballet Folklorico de Mexico), for 5 consecutive summers . She was one of the founding members of Ballet Folklorico de Pacifico (currently under the direction of her sister (Adriana Astorga-Gainey). In 2005, she moved to Houston, Texas and formed "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co.",(Folklorico Mexicano). In Houston, she presented her work at the most respected theaters, including Hobby Center (Zilka Hall), Verizon Wireless Theater and Houston's Museums.

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Children with less that 2yrs of Ballet Folklorico Experience. Must have Ballet folklorico shoes and practice skirt.

DanzArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Mexico & Spain’s heritage by raising cultural awareness and giving back to the community through dance.