Portland >Solo Flamenco Arts Academy
Best Flamenco studio in Portland!. Mitsue, the instructor of class is wonderful. She is passionate, energetic,graceful,and funny. I really enjoy all the time. She is always nice and kind to all student no matter how much experience you have. Also, all students are great! They are very friendly and supportive even if I don't speak good English. I'm so glad I'm a student of Solo Flamenco, whit out that my life is not shinning enough.
how do you say hott in spanish?.
i started taking beginner's classes at solo flamenco in october, 2008. i wasn't very good. but i was also really excited about finally finding an outlet for a long time interest and really didn't want to let myself quit, either. the people at solo flamenco made it easy to stick it out. mitsue's classes are rigorous and challenging, but she and her other students have also fostered a warm and welcoming community that really makes you want to try as hard as possible to get over that next hurdle. so, i guess i agree with glennross' comment about a non-diva atmosphere, but i'd add that it hasn't stopped solo flamenco from attracting the hottest (and coolest) flamencas and flamencos in portland.
what's more, mitsue's connections within the greater flamenco community (including across both the atlantic AND the pacific) mean that students are exposed to a wide range of world class talent, whether that be in the form of musical accompaniment during class or workshops taught by visiting instructors. students also get regular information on flamenco events around the city and region which let us get together under less sober (meaning more wine) circumstances than the classroom.
i'm now taking three classes a week and get excited for every one of them.
oh, and i'll include this because it was big for me: if you speak japanese and are looking for more opportunities to use it, there's a japan-flamenco connection that i haven't quite figured out yet and solo flamenco is its portland nexus.
My Saturday Workouts are all Flamenco!.
I have been in many of the worlds top notch flamenco classes over the last thirty years taught by those who are considered the best. Upon moving to Portland I was happy and surprised to find a gem that ranks with these! Solo Flamenco is now my home away from home,and I feel lucky to have discovered this place. Mitsue is both talented and knowledegable on the subject. Come to think of it, I believe her heart even beats to the compas! The sign of a true artist. She is a dedicated and inspired teacher that doesn't seem to tire and is fueled by the fun we all have doing this work. For anyone remotely interested, I must say this is the best place to start
in a kind of non-diva atmosphere. So stop by and see for yourself; don't let fear stop you. This experience is well worth it!
Mitsue Johnson, my teacher is wonderful
She has great patience and kindness to all students
I can't wait to go to the class every week
Flamenco in Portland, OR.
I have been a student at Solo Flamenco for many years and love it. Mitsue is a caring, thoughtful, non-competitive teacher who strives to deliver quality Flamenco here in Portland. We often have live guitar and cante(singing) accompaniment during class, allowing us to experience all dimensions of Flamenco.
Ole to Mitsue, "La Pura", for her commitment to bringing heart and soul to Flamenco right here in Portland.
Like My Second Home.
Solo Flamenco not only just teaches you the steps but teaches you to incorporate your heart and soul into the movements in synchronization with the music. The casual classroom, loving teacher, and passionate students makes the classes fly by!
Solo Flamenco welcomes all students with a warm and loving welcome, it's like my second home (:
Editorial Review. All-flamenco dance studio holds ongoing, gypsy-style classes for all ages and all skill levels.
Inspiring and Uplifting. I have been a student of Larurena Marrone for five years. She has been an incredibly supportive mentor and friend for me. She keeps her class sizes small and manegable. Laurena is an enthusiastic and loving teacher, she cares for her students whether you are advanced or a beginner.
Loads of Fun!. Just to mix things up, my wife and I decided to learn a new form of dance and Flamenco just seemed to be a fun option. Laurena made us feel very comfortable, being our first time. I also loved their new location (even if we had never been by their old place) Thanks for getting us hooked, we will definately come back.
Gem in SE Portland. As an experienced student of Flamenco, I have to say, Solo Flamenco offers the finest instruction in Portland, with dynamic classes and workshops for all levels, a full ongoing class schedule and a fun group of artists... if you're into Flamenco, this is THE place!
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