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  • Feria De Abril (May 6-2014-May 11, 2014): For one week life in Seville revolves around this fiesta. The music, food, dancing and general joy create a very special atmosphere The April Fair is one of the most international and popular of Seville’s fiestas. It was created in 1847 as a cattle fair, and over time the festive atmosphere ...
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Class Announcements

  • Ole Namaste: Cutting edge blend of Flamenco and Yoga ¡Ole Namaste! which is on the cutting edge of the global yoga and dance trend infuses the movements, breath-work and meditation of yoga with the music and dance of ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2014, 3:35 PM by Eve Costarelli
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Up and coming performances

  • Upcoming performance schedule: May-June 2014 #1 CONFIRMED/REQUIRED A special showcase for youth students at the Dance ComplexSunday May 11th4:30/5:00-6PMThe Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge#2. UNCONFIRMED ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2014, 2:54 PM by Eve Costarelli
  • Valentine's Day and Tango! Dear Friends, Sending warm wishes on this frosty day and an even warmer invitation to a concert of tango music on February 15th in Cambridge. International tango dancer Lucas De ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM by Eve Costarelli
  • WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts PRESENTS from Spain FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014 WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts PRESENTS From SpainFLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014 STARS OF FLAMENCOfeaturing ANTONIO CANALES, CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ, KARIME AMAYA, JESÚS CARMONASaturday, March 8, 8pm l Sunday, March 9, 3pm ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 1:32 PM by Eve Costarelli
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November /December’s 2013 Events Calendar

posted Oct 28, 2013, 9:19 AM by Eve Costarelli   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 7:42 AM ]

        November /Decembers 201Events Calendar

                                                     for

                                   Eve Costarelli and her

         Always BDancing Youth Flamencstudents:


A Flamenco Sevillanas Workshop with Eve Costarelli

  • Sunday, November 3rd

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • $20 online registration

Sevillanas is a timeless folk-dance from southern Spain that has become virtually synonymous with flamenco. The Sevillanas was adopted by the residents of Sevilla (both gypsies and non-gypsies) and merged with their strong flamenco culture to become the most recognizable symbol of the region. Sevillanas are danced by children, teenagers and adults at nightclubs, parties, and most famously at the annual Feria de Abril in Sevilla. Sevillanas is a fun and exciting dance that enlivens any party and is essential in the repertoire of any flamenco dancer and for all who just love the art of flamenco. This class will start with a review of Sevillanas #1 and then continue with the learning of Sevillanas #2. Class will also cover the basic flamenco style, posture, hand, arm, foot placement and rhythm. 

Suggested attire: hard bottomed shoes (no tap shoes please) and a skirt for women. 

iDance Boston 11 Cypress Drive, Burlington MA

781.362.4037; iDanceBoston@gmail.com; www.iDanceBoston.com


Sevillanas Presentation and Holiday Party

  • Sunday, December 1st

  • 3:00-4:30PM

  • $10 adult/ $5 children 

Come and enjoy a Spanish Fiesta and the Sevillanas by the Always Be Dancing Youth Flamenco dancers. Eve Costarelli's students will each perform Sevillanas in this fun travel story that takes a family to Moorish Granada and then to Sevilla, the heart of flamenco Spain. They arrive in Seville in time for the Seville Fair. On the way they visit the the grand old city of Granada, a gypsy famy in the caves of Sacramonte and then arrive in Seville, the heart of flamenco Spain, and enjoy in the festivities surrounding Feria week . The fun adventure culminates with an all out Sevillanas fest, where members of the audience are welcomed to join the performers in an all age presentation of the Sevillanas. Great fun for the whole family!

Open Spirit, on the grounds of Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA. For more information, contact Eve Costarelli, 617-216-1643 or AdamAnt_Eve@hotmail.com; www.AlwaysBeDancing.com


Flamenco & Yoga Workshops

  • Saturday, December 14th

  • 1:00-2:15 Adult Flamenco (plus Tweens and Teens)

  • 2:45-4:00 Yoga with Your Tween and Teen

  • Single person: 1 workshop $20./ 2 workshops $35.

  • Couple: 1 workshop $35./ 2 workshops $65.

Flamenco originated in southern Spain, the region known as Andalusia, and is reflective of the varied cultures that made up the population in the 16th century. See the influences of the Gypsies (a nomadic group that originated in Northern India), the Moors, the Sephardic Jews and the Spaniards. These introductory workshops will introduce beginners of all ages to the joys of flamenco dancing: the rhythms (compás), correct posture (postura) , arm and hand movements (braceo y floreo), footwork (taconeo) and the flamenco heart (duende).
No previous dance experience is necessary. Flamenco : wear hard bottomed shoes; women and girls should also wear skirts. Yoga: wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats available. Bring water.

Open Spirit, on the grounds of Edwards Church, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA. For more information, contact Eve Costarelli, 617-216-1643 or AdamAnt_Eve@hotmail.com; www.AlwaysBeDancing.com

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND SCHOOL EVENTS FOR EVE COSTARELLI OCTOBER 2013

posted Oct 21, 2013, 7:41 AM by Eve Costarelli   [ updated Oct 25, 2013, 7:03 AM ]

CLASSES:

Veteran’s Yoga (Mondays 6:15-7:15) Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

  • This yoga class is free for all veterans, family members and providers. This class focuses on the specific needs of veterans. Experience the benefits of yoga to relieve stress, recover from trauma, focus the mind and heal the body. All veterans welcome regardless of age or physical ability. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Mats and props are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid eating at least one hour before class. (Classes are co-taught with Michael Thomas and Lynn Stoller)

Yogafor Tweens and Teens (Mondays 4:30-5:30; no classes on Monday holidays) Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

  • Yoga is the perfect complement to all activities as it promotes flexibility, strength, friendliness and calmness. Students will learn yoga postures to work the body, breathing techniques to increase the flow of oxygen to the body’s tissues and meditation to calm the mind


    Youth Yoga (Tuesdays 3:00-3:45 (ages 6-10); 3:30-4:15 (ages 11-14) Down Under Yoga, 1052 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

      * Eve feels yoga is the perfect complement to a busy academic and extracurricular life as it nurtures calmness, focus and balance. Eve's classes are fun, upbeat, and non-competitive while exploring yoga poses, philosophy, breath work and meditation as well as journaling. Her classes promote self-esteem, confidence, body awareness, concentration, relaxation, and friendliness. Class focus is on learning to not only practice yoga on the mat but also how to bring these skills off the mat and into the world.

Youth Flamenco (ages 4-16) (Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 (ages 4-9) & 5:00-6:00 (ages 10-16)

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

  • Youth I (Level 1/2), ages 4-10

This class includes basic technique and technique to improve flamenco dance to include correct posture, hand, arm, and foot placement. The student will become familiar with basic flamenco vocabulary. The course will include exercises that will develop and improve the clarity of the students’ footwork, develop their upper-body to lower-body coordination as well as stamina and endurance are included. Basic castanet playing exercises are practiced. Basic to medium level footwork and choreographic variations are taught. Repertoire will be taught. Required attire: leotard or fitted top, castanets, flamenco shoes and skirt for girls. Castanets and flamenco boots for boys.

  • Youth II (Level 2/3+), ages 10-16

This class offers Flamenco technique to improve posture, hand, arm, and foot placement. Exercises that will improve clarity of the students’ footwork, upper-body to lower-body coordination as well as stamina and endurance are included. Medium to complex footwork and choreographic variations are taught. Repertoire will be taught.

Required Attire: Flamenco shoes, flamenco skirt, leotard or fitted top, castanets. Castanets and flamenco boots for boys. Other dance accessories may be required such as Spanish hat, mantón and fan, when necessary. 

WORKSHOPS:

Sevillanas Workshop @ iDance Boston, Burlington, MA Sunday November 3rd, 2013; 2:00-3:30PM

     Sevillanas is a timeless folk-dance from southern Spain that has become virtually synonymous with flamenco. The Sevillanas  was adopted by the residents of Sevilla (both gypsies and non-gypsies) and merged with their strong flamenco culture to become the most recognizable symbol of the region. Sevillanas are danced by children, teenagers and adults at nightclubs, parties, and most famously at the annual Feria de Abril in Sevilla. Sevillanas is a fun and exciting dance that enlivens any party and is essential in the repertoire of any flamenco dancer and for all who just love the art of flamenco.

This class will start with a review of Sevillanas #1 and then continue with the learning of Sevillanas #2. Class will also cover the basic flamenco style, posture, hand, arm, foot placement and rhythm

Suggested attire:

hard bottomed shoes (no tap shoes please) and a skirt for women

PERFORMANCES:

Birth of Flamenco

Schedule Eve's Young Audience of Massachusetts program, The Birth of Flamenco,to come to your school! Check out the Young Audiences of Massachusetts home page http://yamass.org/ 

Discover the fiery art of Flamenco, a creation of the Roma (or Gypsies) who fused dance from Spaniards, music from the Moors and song from Sephardic Jews. Through movement, music and words, Eve Costarelli traces the origins of this emotive form from India to Andalusia. In addition to Flamenco’s rich history, students will learn about compás (rhythm) tacaneo (footwork) and the communication between dancer and guitarist. They’ll join in the performance using palmas (clapping rhythms) and jaleo (calls) and volunteers will be called upon to learn a few moves! (Grades K-12)

Workshops

Workshops introduce students to the physical language of flamenco. They learn its dramatic postures; its hand,arm and footwork and its intense rhythms. They will stomp their feet, clap their hands and snap their fingers as they encounter an art form from a culture in which dancing is a way of life. (Grades 3-12)

How to Plan and Schedule a Program

The YAMA staff is prepared to assist you with the selection of the most appropriate artists and programs to meet your school’s specific curricular needs. Start your planning process early because YAMA programs are subject to each artist's availability.

Scheduling 

To schedule a program, please contact Jason Rabin, Program Coordinator, at scheduling@yamass.org or (617) 629-9262 x 303.

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