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March 2, 2009
New Flamenco dance class for kids!

It's never too early to start preparing your children for the awkward dancing portions of their wedding receptions. Now, thanks to Drea Pacot, director and principal dancer of Flamenco del Oro, you can equip them for their honeymoon cruises, as well.

Beginning Wednesday, March 4, Pacot will offer an ongoing Kids' Flamenco Dance Class, in which children ages 7 to 11 will learn about the classic art of Spanish dance.

At first thought, "kids' Flamenco" may sound like of something of an oxymoron. Flamenco is a dance of seduction, right? Indeed, the mention of Flamenco might, for some, conjure images of romantic, over-the-top costumes and choreography wrought from the flames of passion. But there's a long and fascinating history to the southern Spanish art form, and the nature of the dance--characterized by its percussive style, hand clapping and rhythmic guitar--is exciting and upbeat.

That makes a lot more sense than ballet bars and pirouettes, right?

Flamenco Dance Class for Kids
Wednesday, March 4 (ongoing)
5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Ages 7-11
Deane Dance Studio
3385 Lanatt St., Sacramento

For more information or to register for class, email Drea Pacot at Click here to learn more about Sacramento Flamenco. Ole!

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