English Spanish

Experience the Passion of Mexico Y Espana

Artistic Director/Founder - Patricia Astorga-Casey

 


DanzArts Events for this Week

Sunday. 26 April, 2015 - Saturday. 02 May, 2015
Previous Week WEEK 18 Next Week
Monday. 27 April, 2015
7:30 pm

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. Rehearsals

California Ballet Company

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. Rehearsals - Audition Required

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

Spotlight Image
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.

Email Patricia   More About Patricia

Tuesday. 28 April, 2015
6:00 pm

Ballet Folklorico - Level 2

Roosevelt Middle School

Ballet Folklorico - Level 2 - Children (Ages 7yrs & Up - Audition Required)

Instructor: Kristina Cunningham

Spotlight Image
Kristina Cunningham

Danzarts Childrens Academy Director & Soloist

Mrs. Cunningham born and raised in San Diego with parents of Mexican descent and immersed herself at a very young age of 3 with Ballet Folklorico. She has training in ballet, hip hop, and West African Dance. Mrs. Cunningham grew a passion and pride in her culture and had the opportunity to dance with local groups, "Folklorico De Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe" and "Ballet folklorico en aztlan". She continued her training with attending workshops "Danzantes Unidos" Mrs. Cunningham currently is a soloist for Danzarts - Sabor Mexico Dance CO. and has danced at the Copley Symphony Hall, Lyceum Theater to name a few. and currently is the director of Danzarts Children's Dance Academy. Being the director brings her a sense of pride to be able to teach the children about their culture through the art of dance. And to be able to carry on those traditions to our future generations.

Wednesday. 29 April, 2015
6:00 pm

Adult Beginner Flamenco

Roosevelt Middle School

Adult Beginner Flamenco

Instructor: Mariann Sanchez

Spotlight Image
Mariann Sanchez

Vice President

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.

Email Mariann   More About Mariann

7:00 pm

Adult Intermediate Flamenco

Roosevelt Middle School

Adult Intermediate Flamenco

Instructor: Patricia Astorga-Casey

Spotlight Image
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.

Email Patricia   More About Patricia

8:30 pm

Adult Intermediate/Advance Flamenco

Roosevelt Middle School

Adult Intermediate/Advance Flamenco - Audition Required

Instructor: Oscar valeros

Click This Link For Pricing & Contact Info

*Please Note: This Class Is Not Free

Thursday. 30 April, 2015
6:00 pm

Childrens Flamenco

Roosevelt Middle School

Childrens Flamenco

Instructor: Catherine Kellaway

Spotlight Image
Catherine Kellaway

Childrens Flamenco Instructor & Esencia Flamenca Bailaora

Catherine Kellaway began dancing flamenco in 1999 in Albuquerque, NM at the University of New Mexico and the National Institute of Flamenco. She performed as a member of the pre-professional dance group Alma Flamenca and was an understudy with the professional dance group Yjastros.

After moving to San Diego, CA in 2005 she took many classes and workshops throughout southern California and traveled to Spain to study under various professional dancers. She began dancing as a member of DanzArts Esencia Flamenca in 2010 under the direction of Patricia Astorga-Casey. She has performed in a wide variety of venues throughout San Diego. In 2013 she began teaching the children’s flamenco class for DanzArts and loves sharing the art of flamenco and seeing her students grow and improve.

6:00 pm

Childrens Folklorico

Sherman Heights Community Center

Childrens Folklorico

Instructor: Kristina Cunningham

Spotlight Image
Kristina Cunningham

Danzarts Childrens Academy Director & Soloist

Mrs. Cunningham born and raised in San Diego with parents of Mexican descent and immersed herself at a very young age of 3 with Ballet Folklorico. She has training in ballet, hip hop, and West African Dance. Mrs. Cunningham grew a passion and pride in her culture and had the opportunity to dance with local groups, "Folklorico De Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe" and "Ballet folklorico en aztlan". She continued her training with attending workshops "Danzantes Unidos" Mrs. Cunningham currently is a soloist for Danzarts - Sabor Mexico Dance CO. and has danced at the Copley Symphony Hall, Lyceum Theater to name a few. and currently is the director of Danzarts Children's Dance Academy. Being the director brings her a sense of pride to be able to teach the children about their culture through the art of dance. And to be able to carry on those traditions to our future generations.

7:00 pm

Adult Beginner - Ballet Folklorico

Sherman Heights Community Center

Adult Beginner - Ballet Folklorico

Instructors: Patricia Astorga-Casey & Bianca Metoyer

Spotlight Image
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.

Email Patricia   More About Patricia

7:00 pm

Childrens Flamenco

Sherman Heights Community Center

Childrens Flamenco

Instructor: Stefania Gorski

Spotlight Image
Stefania Gorski

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. (Ballet Mistress) & Soloist

Stefania Gorski has been dancing since the young age of 8. Her dance background includes flamenco, jazz, belly dancing, Hip Hop and tap. In addition she as an extensive ballet training from the Houston Ballet.She has performed at various well known theaters, including Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hobby Center (Zinka Hall) and Houston Museums. Throughout her flamenco training she has taken many workshops and traveled to many cities across the U.S and Europe. Some flamenco teachers include Omayra Amaya, Juana Amaya, Manolete, Inmaculada and Domingo Ortega. In 2006 she began dancing with Patrica Astorga-Casey and joined her flamenco company "La Esancia Flamenca" and "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co." in Houston, Tx. She now resides in San Diego and dances for both companies which she is the ballet mistress/soloist for "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co."Stefania brings her professional training and her enthusiasm to the San Diego area. She is currently in school achieving her degree in Liberal Arts in dance.

Saturday. 02 May, 2015
10:30 am

Intermediate Adult Ballet Folklorico

San Diego Performing Arts Center

Intermediate Adult Ballet Folklorico - Invitation Only

Instructors: Patricia Astorga-Casey & Bianca Metoyer

Spotlight Image
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.

Email Patricia   More About Patricia

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.