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Experience the Passion of Mexico Y Espana

Artistic Director/Founder - Patricia Astorga-Casey

 


DanzArts Events for this Week

Sunday. 22 October, 2017 - Saturday. 28 October, 2017
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Monday. 23 October, 2017
5:30 pm

Childrens Flamenco

Get Fit on Adams

Childrens Flamenco

Instructor: Catherine Kellaway

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Catherine Kellaway

Children's 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.

First class is FREE for new students.

6:30 pm

Childrens Flamenco

Get Fit on Adams

Instructor: Alex Moreno

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Alex Moreno

Children's Flamenco Instructor & Esencia Flamenca Bailaora

Alejandra (Alex) Moreno, born in San Diego, has been a part of our Danzarts community for five years. She began dancing in Catherine Kellaway’s children's class and with hard work and dedication quickly advanced to be a member of Esencia Flamenca. She has expanded her knowledge by participating in workshops that have helped her evolve as a dancer. She has traveled to Toronto, Ontario to train with Maria Serrano and has taken workshops with Oscar Valero , Jesus Carmona and Emilio Ochando. She is now passing on her experience by teaching the beginning children’s flamenco class while continuing to pursue her passion and thrive as a student herself.

First class is FREE for new students.

7:00 pm

Sabor Mexico Dance Co. Rehearsal

California Ballet Company

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 emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dance Attire Mandatory

Wednesday. 25 October, 2017
7:00 pm

Esencia Flamencas Rehearsals

California Ballet Company

Esencia Flamencas Rehearsals

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 emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dance Attire Mandatory

8:00 pm

Adult Flamenco

California Ballet Company

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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.

Friday. 27 October, 2017
5:30 pm

Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 7 & Up) - Advance/Beginner Level

La Vie Dance & Culture

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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Class is for Children who have danced in Danzarts Academy 2yrs or more OR Audition Required. Contact Us. New class to be added for new students please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Must have Ballet folklorico shoes and practice skirt.

6:30 pm

Childrens Ballet Folklorico (Ages 7 & Up) - Intermediate Level

La Vie Dance & Culture

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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Class is for Children who have danced in Danzarts Academy 2yrs or more OR Audition Required. Contact Us. New class to be added for new students please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Must have Ballet folklorico shoes and practice skirt.

Saturday. 28 October, 2017
9:00 am

Adult Ballet Folklorico

La Vie Dance & Culture

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Patricia Astorga-Casey

Instructor: 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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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.