Dance Flamenco DC
Dance Flamenco DC is the home of Flamenco con Magdalena, originally founded in NYC circa 1995.
An educational and performance based program, Dance Flamenco DC brings the authentic sights, sounds and movements of Andalucía to the DMV.
Magdalena is best known for her traditional style which focuses on the musicality, grace, power and rhythm of Flamenco. She has been inspiring audience members and students alike for over 25 years and has been awarded grants by The Field, Fractured Atlas and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for her work as an individual performing and teaching artist.
Dancers of all ages welcome! Dance Flamenco DC offers intensive training, cross-cultural immersion, recreational education and ear-training with live music.
Come immerse yourself in the mysterious and energizing art form of Flamenco in Dance Flamenco DC's new Tenleytown studio. Classes, social events, workshops and more in the heart of Northwest D.C.!
What is Flamenco?
Flamenco is a performance art, a culture, and a way of life which originated in the South of Spain, or Andalucia.
There are three main artistic elements in Flamenco: singing (cante), dance (baile) and guitar (guitarra). In addition, members of the group play "palmas" or hand-clapping to support each other rhythmically.
The relationship between the artists is similar to that of Jazz - there is a basic structure everyone must follow, a language everyone must share.
On an emotional level Flamenco can feel like an eruption of passion, pathos, joy and rebellion. Each performer carries her own expressive charge and specific style, yet the group communicates together to create a unified explosion of artistry.
Today, Flamenco is nothing short of an international phenomenon.
Meet LA Magdalena
La Magdalena is a flamenco dancer, teaching artist and choreographer based in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
She has been practicing the art of flamenco for over 30 years in studios, on stages and in classrooms throughout the U.S. and Spain.
Trained in New York City and Seville, Spain since 1994, Magdalena moved to DC in 2013. Inspired by her little dancing daughter, she created Flamenco 4 Kids!™ -- a children's program serving over a dozen local schools which since its inception has trained hundreds of kids in the art of Flamenco dance and rhythm.
THANK YOU for everything you give all of your students, including (and especially!) your little beginner birds! What a joy to be a part of this community – so supportive, inspiring, and bold! This really feels like the beginning of a long and addictive journey . . .
New York, NY
She brings the true essence of flamenco from Andalucía to the eyes and ears of each student, taking each one way beyond … a multi-faceted, highly-polished flamenco gem!
Kristina de Sacramento
Director, Anda Flamenco
Gracias a ti por entender nuestra cultura flamenca. Nos encanta y nos hace mucha ilusión ver las nuevas generaciones como les gusta España y sus costumbres el flamenco, el idioma etc. . . .
Dance Flamenco DC Studio
Dance Flamenco DC is located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
4027 Brandywine St NW
Washington, DC 20016