Announcing our Festival Weekend Dance and Song Workshops!

Information on our festival weekend workshops in dance and song has just been posted. Weekend cante classes are for all levels. The dance classes are for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

Weekend workshops take place with our International guest artists on  April 21st and 22nd. Wondering about the artists in this year’s festival?  Have a look at their bios at this link.

Dancers, we have had a lot of interest from dancers in Edmonton and other cities in Canada and anticipate high registration levels. Class sizes are limited and we encourage you to register early so you don’t miss out.

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

Stay tuned for dance classes for students with less than 2 years experience. Looking for private or semi-private classes? Please contact us directly to arrange:

Coming in from out of town? Festival partner the Chateau Lacombe offers Festival guests a special discounted room rate between April 20th and 23rd. Click here for information.

Chateau Lacombe logo


Family Day Flashmob!

Our first 2018 flashmob appearance!  The festival flashmob popped up twice downtown on Monday, February 19th as part of Family Day events. These pop-ups included guitar, song, rhythmic clapping, and dance. Participants took on various roles throughout the afternoon. (scroll down for more pictures of the day’s events)

A big thank you to:

  • Festival favourite Stephanie Pedraza for creating and teaching this years flashmob tientos-tangos choregraphy and cante
  • Flashmob Coordinator Jen Dunford for her brilliant and extensive organizing of classes, rehearsals, and pop-up appearances
  • Carmen Locke, Jen Dunford, Jim Findlay, Jolene Yuen-Jung, and Julie Trohimchuk for their work leading our flashmob classes and rehearsals for new participants
  • all the flashmobbers that came out to participate in our Family Day events
  • Charles Washburn and Brian Kobylko for their camera work
  • City Centre Mall, the EAC, the City of Edmonton, and Sugar Swing, for allowing us to pop by

Stay tuned!  More flashmob appearances are in the works. Want to get involved? Sign up here

Lower level of City Centre Mall East

Inside City Hall

during the Swing and Skate event with the C Jam Big Band and Sugar Swing

MarrMac dance students get a surprise class

We had so much fun giving a surprise flamenco class to students at MarrMac Dance for their sleepover at the studio this weekend.

Jen Dunford and Jane Ogilvie were there to introduce students to some flamenco basics. We worked on fundamentals of clapping and flamenco arm movement and then Jen taught them part 1 of our festival flashmob choreography, a dramatic tientos created by Stephanie Pedraza, while Jane provided palmas and cante.


Due to a change in activities at City Hall, our first flashmob apperance date during Swing and Skate has been moved from Sunday, February 18th to Family Day Monday, February 19th. Want to join in the fun? There’s still time to learn the flashmob as a singer, dancer or rhythmic clapper.  More info on upcoming flashmob classes and appearances at this link.

Hope to see you there!

Festival partner the Chateau Lacombe offers Festival guests a special discounted room rate between April 20th and 23rd. Click here for information.

Chateau Lacombe logo

Flashmob Appearance!

Our flamenco flashmob will pop up downtown on Monday, February 19th!

As part of Swing ‘n’ Skate inside City Hall our flashmobbers will be there to surprise the crowd and raise awareness about our April festival. Catch the flashmob performance and take in a swing lesson or go for a skate outside at this free event.

This year’s festival flashmob is a tientos-tangos created by Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza. You can catch pop-up performances of the flashmob in various locations leading up to our April festival.

Want to join in on the fun? We will have various opportunities to perform in the next few months.  Click here to sign up for our next round of flashmob classes – Feb 11 and Feb 16

Event Details

When: Monday, Feb. 19 (Family Day)
Where: City Hall
Event: Swing ‘n’ Skate

Jump and jive at City Hall!

Local bands bring the swing with live jazz and big band music every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm during January and February (Monday, for Family Day as well). The Sugar Swing dancers will be on hand to teach you a new step or two. This free event is fun for all ages!

The live music will be broadcast outdoors for your enjoyment while skating on the plaza. Free skate rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. The plaza rink is open during favourable weather conditions, please call 311 for updates.

The flashmob will pop up during the break. Sometime between 2:45-3:15pm

Flamenco Flashmob classes round two!

Festival Flashmob leaders performing in 2017 - at MacEwan and the Winspear lobby

We’ve had a great response to our recent flashmob classes with participants from all levels joining in. Missed out on the recent classes? Want to review what you learned? We’re offering a new round of choreography classes and a second cante/palmas class with Stephanie Pedraza to work on the tangos from part 2.

Sunday, Feb. 11
Friday, Feb. 16

more information and sign up:

Have you bought your tickets to our April 20th Winspear show El Llanto Se Mueve yet?  Here’s a video of Jairo Barrull to tempt you: (